Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Baptist Peru 2002 Morlan, A. R. "Fast Glaciers " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 295-296. "Or her husband, the ones the Bible-thumpers dubbed Inocencio. He's older than she is, at least fifty-something. The few teeth he has left are deeply stained by coca-leaves. Despite his having given them up, as most of the villagers have done, urged to do so by those well-meaning Bible-belters. I think the Methodists, or the Baptists, were responsible for that alteration in the Whistlers' lifestyle. God, why didn't they just stay home? "
Baptist South Carolina 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 215. "She thought of the Christmas morning church services she had attended with her father for so many years at the Baptist church three blocks from home. She had resolved not to accompany him this Christmas, not to be hypocritical about it all. She had know [sic] that her refusal would hurt him, anger him, but she had been prepared to insist on her point of view. Natalie felt the emptiness in her seem to grow in a lurch of sorrow that was physically painful. She would give anything at this moment to lose the argument and attend church tomorrow morning with her father. "
Baptist Tennessee 1967 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 95. "They were married at the First Baptist Church in Rockwood, Tennessee in June 1968, the week after Jeff received his M.B.A. "
Baptist Texas 1916 Anthony, Patricia. Flanders. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. 41. Pg. 41: "The company priest, O'Shaughnessy, was with them. He was sitting on a cot, holding a man's hand. Not talking. Not preaching... His voice was quiet, not like Pastor Lon's who seems to be always working on his Sunday delivery. " [Pastor Lon is a Baptist preacher the narrator knows from back home in Texas.];

Pg. 43: "'...We must talk again sometime.' He had a nice handshake--not the Baptist preacher pump I'm used to. "

Baptist Texas 1916 Anthony, Patricia. Flanders. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. 183. "If Heaven lies beyond the graveyard, a priest of all people should go. Oh, I could see God leaving Pastor Lon wandering. If war's taught me one thing, it's that the Church we grew up in [Baptist] is shallow, all fellowship and 'Shall We Gather at the River's and vaudeville shows. They'd never recognize an ancient, murky dark like the one that's hiding in LeBlanc. When LeBlanc was a boy, that Catholic priest must have recognized it. I figure that's why he beat him with a hot ruler. Baptists are sunshiny folks. They don't know how to exorcise a demon. Hell, they're too inconsequential to even bury somebody right. "
Baptist Texas 1916 Anthony, Patricia. Flanders. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. 186. "...I'd have everyone speaking Latin, too; so nobody'd have to listen to Pastor Lon droning on and on about folks being called home too soon and all the God-works-in-mysterious-ways excuses. But you and Ma do what you have to. Y'all the ones has to sit through it, not me. "
Baptist Texas 1916 Anthony, Patricia. Flanders. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. 266. "I'm sorry for that next-to-last postcard. Didn't mean to make light. Tell Ma I'm glad he had a nice funeral. Tell her it doesn't matter that not a lot of people showed up.

Leastways I know them old church ladies were in attendance, the biddies who go to weddings and funerals just so they can be stepping out. And whether or not Pa's conversion took, it's good to have them Baptist hymns for planting. 'Shall We Gather' and 'I Walk Through the Garden Alone.' They're good solid songs you can lean on. "

Baptist Texas 2019 Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 112. "'Dalton Wesley Yarbrough, New Orleans Provincial of the Society of Jesus, from Waco, Texas, Vatican City of the Southern Baptists.' he announced... "; Pg. 119: "'From Waco, Texas, ma'am,' D. W. Yarbrough began.

'Yes, I know, Vatican City of the Southern Baptists,' Anne said. "

Baptist Texas 2051 Rucker, Rudy. Freeware. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 116. "'The customers caught their limit of rockfish, but they were cheap bastards. They were Baptist Heritagists from Texas; Dad's group invited them here and gave them a reduced rate...'... Ike dug in his other pocket and produced a gospel DIM that displayed a little hollow film loop about moldies being the Best predicted by the Book of Revelations.

'Moldies are Satan,' chirped the little DIM as it played its images.

'How bogus,' said Terri. 'How valley. And I notice they don't hate moldies too much to use a DIM for their gospel tract. Likely they don't realize that DIMs are small pieces of a moldie?'

'They [the Baptists] don't know sh--,' said Ike. 'When I mentioned that we're Catholic, they said that the Virgin Mary is a false idol. Whatevray... [i.e., whatever]' "

Baptist Texas: Dallas 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 111. "In conspiratorial tones, Barclay outlined his committee's plan. Under the cover of night, a small subset of the [Englightenment] League, a kind of atheist commando unit, would crawl across the luxurious lawn of the First Baptist Church of Dallas--'the Pentagon of Christianity,' as Barclay put it--and jimmy open a basement window. They would sneak into the church. Infiltrate the nave. Secure the pews. And then, unholstering their Swingline staples, they would take up each Bible in turn and, before replacing it, neatly affix a thirty-page precis of On the Origin of Species between the table of contents and Genesis.

Equal time for Darwin.

... Sylvia Endicott: skepticism's oldest living warrior... 'You know my views on scientific creationism... You know where I stand on Dallas Baptists. But come on, people. This so-called 'counterattack' is really just a prank. We're the children of... Voltaire... We aren't the... Marx Brothers.' "

Baptist United Kingdom 1997 Bradbury, Ray. "Virgin Resusitas " in Driving Blind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 219. [A British Baptist character describes how he has come to join the Catholic Church.] Pg. 218-219: "'Reilly, Father. Where did you meet him?'

...'I--well, hell. I made an appointment.'

'A fallen-away-long-time-ago Cork-energized Baptist maid?'

'Don't get in an uproar.'

'This is not an uproar. It's a former lover trying to comprehend.' ";

Pg. 222: "'Let's say an hour and a half, split the difference, and he had the time and you went over. A glad hand for the Baptist. Jesus, Mary, and Moses. Give me that.' "

Baptist United Kingdom: England 1773 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 19. "They found the hillside overrun with people and carriages. A company of Shakers had arrived from Shrewsbury and was singing and whirling about like dervishes, and a congregation of Baptists had waded into the floodwaters. "
Baptist United Kingdom: London 2075 Ryman, Geoff. The Child Garden; or A Low Comedy. New York: St. Martin's Press (1989); pg. 218. "'I'd be your Christian Soldier, too, Milena.'

Ficken again.

'I know you're not a Postmillenarian Baptist and are therefore damned, but I pray for your soul, Milena, for the good that I know is in you.'

Milena paused for thought, she pressed shut her pouch of cooling egg. 'I've got to go use the head,' she said, and escaped. She floated upwards to he john. "

Baptist United Kingdom: London 2075 Ryman, Geoff. The Child Garden; or A Low Comedy. New York: St. Martin's Press (1989); pg. 168-169. "'In five minutes, we'll be over Mount Ararat. From up here, the outlines of Noah's Ark are clearly visible.'

'Mmmmmmm!' said Milena, trying to sound impressed.

'Of course, Ararat would have been underwater for most of the Flood. We know how deep the Flood was: two-thirds of the highest mountain. Now. Mount Everest is 8,840 metres high, which means the Flood was 5,893.32 metres deep. Which is very nearly the height of Mount Ararat. Do you believe in reincarnation, Mr. Shibush?'

'Mmmm mmm,' said Milena, shaking her head.

'Neither do I,' he said... 'Post-millenarian Baptists such as myself do not. But I have a thought I'd like to share with you. If only Noah survived, then he is the ancestor of us all. And we would have his memories stored in our racial subconscious. Many is the time that I've sat in this spacecraft, Ms Shibush, and felt that I was Noah. If there was a Flood, I could repopulate the Earth, grown by Chris from memory.' "

Baptist USA 1872 Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 227. "'But Rufus, he's a primitive soul. He wants something to cling to--which is what immortals never can have, right? He's gone through a dozen Christian faiths. Last time he got converted was at a Baptist revival, and a lot of it still clings to him. Both before and after the war he took seriously what he kept hearing about the white race's right and duty to lord it over the colored.' "
Baptist USA 1932 Wilson, Robert Charles. A Hidden Place. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1986); pg. 15. "'Relax,' she said. She put her elbows on the counter. I'm Nancy. Nancy Wilcox. My mom knows your Aunt Liza through the Baptist Women.' She rolled her tyes to demonstrate her attitude toward the Baptist Women. 'I guess just about everybody knew you were coming in today.'

...'Mom and Liza Burack aren't exactly close, but they move in all the same circles. High-minded, you know: church committees, temperance league. Translation: busybodies.' "

Baptist USA 1932 Wilson, Robert Charles. A Hidden Place. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1986); pg. 22. "He chewed tobacco and he used what the Baptist Women called 'gutter language.' Precisely the kind of date her mother would disapprove of . . . which was maybe why Nancy had agreed to go with him in the first place. His crudity was kind of fascinating. "
Baptist USA 1932 Wilson, Robert Charles. A Hidden Place. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1986); pg. 30. "After the movie they went for Cokes. " [More.]
Baptist USA 1932 Wilson, Robert Charles. A Hidden Place. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1986); pg. 31. "Three Sundays after Travis arrived in Haute Montagne, Liza Burack made up her special millefeuilles for the Baptist Women's bake sale.

The day was dusty and hot, as all the days had been that parched summer, and the baked goods were set up on the lawn of the First Baptis, in the shadow of the high quatrefoil stained-glass windows which were the building's only adornment. Reverend Shaffer had bought out the big sprucewood tables and Mrs. Clawson had provided drop cloths... " [Many other refs., not in DB. Many of the characters are Baptists. Baptists mentioned by name, usually as a part of the 'Baptist Women' organization, pg. 33-34, 53, 62, 92, 102, 115.]

Baptist USA 1932 Wilson, Robert Charles. A Hidden Place. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1986); pg. 115. "The church meeting hall was crowded, though not uncommonly so for Speech Day. Liza had been given a chair on the platorm behind the podium and she was able to see the faces of the members. There were twenty-five or thirty women altogether . . . not a startling number; significant, she thought, only when you assigned them names. Haute Montagne was (she had heard Creath use the phrase) a Good Plain Town, and it was ruled by Good Plain People. The Baptist Church was a Good Plain Church, too, and friendly with the Methodists and the Episcopalians, though it was generally acknowledged that the Baptists were a little--well, Plainer. "
Baptist USA 1932 Wilson, Robert Charles. A Hidden Place. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1986); pg. 116. "And there were the Baptist Women. That significant congregation of wives: Phil McDonnel's wife, Bob Clawson's wife, Tim Norbloom's wife: every important wife, in fact, who had not been sequestered by the Methodists or the Episcopalians, all here today, all staring up at the podium. It would be difficult, Liza thought, but here was an important nexus of power; if she and Creath were to climb back to respectability they would have to begin here. "
Baptist USA 1945 Bourne, Mark. "Boss " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 19. "He gets up on the wooden crate he totes the scope in and said, 'Listen here, everybody!' They all hush up. He thanks them for coming and says, 'It sure looks like the good Lord give us some fine seeing weather.' Someone yells 'Amen!' Probably someone from the First Baptist Church. He gives the night time to go dark by telling them about the glory of the heavens. 'Which,' he decrees, 'you can see if you got the God-given sense to just look up.' He feels like Moses himself. "
Baptist USA 1957 Bourne, Mark. "Boss " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 24. "A bunch of us was setting up our campaign headquarters at the First Baptist Church down on Main Street. We had posters and balloons and signs all ready to put up all over the place. That day, the Arkansas Gazette said Dewey might just pull ahead of Al [Capone], even though Al was all over the radio and the newspapers and going everywhere with Robert and his brothers Ralph and a bunch of his rich friends and supporters. Why'd I go with Dewey? I was younger then, but that's no excuse. I don't rightly know. But when the biggest fire this town ever did see burned down the church while he was inside it, well, that almost stopped our work right there for good. " [In this story, gangster Al Capone, with the help of Baptist supporters, is elected President of the United States.]
Baptist USA 1960 Farrell, James T. "A Benefactor of Humanity " in Laughing Space (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. (1982); pg. 494. "Young Ignatius Bulganov went to a little red country schoolhouse hard by a Baptist church in a land where the tall corn grows the tallest. He was not a promising pupil. He couldn't read; he did not know how to write; and every time he added up a sum, his addition was different from that of his teacher...

But just as he loved books, he hated authors. Every time he saw an author, he remembered how as a boy in a little red country schoolhouse hard by a Baptist church in the land where the tall corn is tallest, he used to be switched, birched, and in plain language, whipped, because of his inability to read books. Some author had written those sentences that he had been lambasted for because he couldn't read them. "

Baptist USA 1970 Niven, Larry. Ringworld. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston (1970); pg. 216. "Louis laughed... 'You're a Kdaptist,' he said. 'Admit it.'

'I was raised so, but the teachings did not take.'

'Sure they didn't...' " [A 'Kdaptist' is a member of the heretical kzinti religious sect started by the 'Mad Kdapt-Preacher'. It is possible that the name of the group (Kdaptist) is derived from 'Baptist.']

Baptist USA 1978 King, Stephen. The Stand. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1978); pg. 229. "'Used to be part of the communion set at the Grace Baptist Church in Woodsville,' Bateman said. 'I liberated it. I don't think the Baptists will miss it. They've all gone home to Jesus. At least all the woodsville Baptists have...' "
Baptist USA 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 279. "...and beside him the Epicopalian sky pilot Joshua Marlin.

Sighting the bishop calms the major. Marlin isn't a Catholic, of course, but he's closer to it than Easson, the Baptist physicist and chaplain... "

Baptist USA 1982 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 217. Pg. 216: "'Did you see in the paper that there's another expedition to Ararat to find the Ark?'

...'Maybe so, but I think the reason for this expedition is interesting. It's a little fundamentalist group in Florida--they say they have to find the Ark in order to measure it, so they can find out how long a cubit is.' "; Pg. 217: "'What do you mean by that? What way are they wrong?' Cliff Guthrie asked. 'I'm a Baptist myself,' he added.

'Well, Cliff, no offense to your religion, but they're wrong because they claim to know what the answers are. They say the Bible is literally true because it's the word of God, but that can't be, because the Bible is full of contradictions. There are two accounts of the Creation in Genesis...' " [More]; Pg. 227: "'If I had a choice between you and the Baptist Church, I'd follow you.' "

Baptist USA 1985 Drake, David. The Tank Lords. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 373. Pg. 372: "The Church of the Lord's Universe was officially launched in 1895 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by the merger of 230 existing protestant congregations--Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Lutheran. " Pg. 373: "The Doctrine of Salvation through the Stars--it was never labeled so bluntly in Universalist writings, but the peevish epithet bestowed by a Baptist theologian was not inaccurate--gave the Church of the Lord's Universe a dynamism unknown to the Christian center since the days of Archbishop Laud. "
Baptist USA 1987 Bryant, Edward. "The Second Coming of Buddy Holly " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 203. [Buddy Holley tells his story.] "'You keep searching,' said Cordelia.

'I do that,' said Holley. 'I learn... As for what I'm learning' [spiritual practices from various shamanistic/primal-indigenous traditions], it ain't easy to work with a hardshell Baptist growin' up, but that's what I've tried to do.' "

Baptist USA 1991 McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 58. "You might thing, as Reverend Blessett at the Freedom Baptist Church did, that it was pagan and of the devil and should be outlawed by the mayor and town council... " [More.]
Baptist USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 171. "...she'd been married once, probably Catholic Church wedding and all that, when she was still in her teens. It hadn't worked, and while she was overall about as good a practicing Catholic as I was a Baptist... " [The novel's narrator/main character is apparently a non-practicing Baptist.]
Baptist USA 1996 King, Stephen (written as Richard Bachman). The Regulators. New York: Penguin Books (1996); pg. 221-222. "Herb came in waving a religious tract he found sticking out of the mailbox... & yelling 'Hallelujah! Yes, Jesus!'... Anyway, the tract was typical Baptist bullshirt. Had a picture on the front of a man in agony, with his tongue sticking out and sweat running down his face and his eyes rolled up. IMAGINE A MILLION YEARS WITHOUT ONE DRINIK OF WATER! it says over the face. And under it, WELCOME TO HELL! I checked on the back and sure enough, Zion's Covenant Baptist Church. That bunch from Elder. 'Look,' Herb says, 'it's my dad before he combs his hair in the morning.' "; pg. 224: "Herb said he knew that, then turned over the stupid Baptist tract and wrote on the back of it 'what are we going to do?' "
Baptist USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 82. "Wooded hills, seen from above, the trees a sickly yellow. I wish she'd fix the color. The Appalachian Highlands, says the voiceover, where the Angels of the Apocalypse, Fourth Division, are smoking out a pocket of Baptist guerillas, with air support from the Twenty-first Battalion of the Angels of Light. We are shown two helicopters, black ones with silver wings painted on the sides. Below them, a clump of trees explodes.

Now a close shot of a prisoner, with a stubbled and dirty face, flanked by two angels in their neat black uniforms. The prisoner accepts a cigarette from one of the Angels, puts it awkwardly to his lips with his bound hands. He gives a lopsided little grin. The announcer is saying something, but I don't hear it: I look into this man's eyes, trying to decide what he's thinking. He knows the camera is on him: is the grin a show of defiance, or is it submission? Is he embarrassed, at having been caught?

...Possibly he's an actor. "

Baptist USA 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 125. "'...Salman Rushdie?'

Dwight hooted with laughter. 'Aw, Kate, come on, he was an Islamic! I'm not!'

'Actually I think he was sort of lapsed at the time,' I said.

'Well, he came from an Islamic family or whatever! I mean, he was from India or something, wasn't he? The point is I've got nothing to do with their religion. Hell, I'm not sure what I am -- lapsed Baptist or something. Yeah, Uncle Jeb?'

'Your mother was a Baptist, I think.' Dessous nodded. 'I have no idea what your father thought he was.'

'See?' Dwight said to me, as though this explained everything. "

Baptist USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 78. "Sandy was twelve. He was sitting in the Beulah Land Baptist Church with his mother. She was a pretty woman with blonde hair, putting on a little weight. His father didn't go to church. Lately his mother had been going more often and reading the Bible after supper.

Some of his classmates, including Carrie Ford and Sue Harvey, were being baptized that Sunday. The two girls rode the bus with him... The choir sang a hymn while Reverend Foster took the girls into the side room, and when the song was done the curtains in front of the baptismal font opened and there stood the Reverend and Carrie, waist deep in the water. Carrie was wearing a blue robe, trying nervously not to smile. Behind them was a painting of the lush green valley of the Promised Land, and the shining City on the Hill. The strong light from the spot above them made Carrie's golden hair shine, too. " [More, pg. 78-79.]

Baptist USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 247. "They were Italians, Germans, Poles, Blacks, Cubans, Vietnamese and Anglos,... Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians... Baptists, Jews, Catholics... "
Baptist USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Inn " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 72. "'Do you know where the secretary keeps the key to the kitchen? It's locked, and I can't get in.'

'No,' Sharon said, her heart still pounding.

'I need a spoon to stir the Kool-Aid,' Miriam said, opening and shutting the side drawers of the desk. 'She must have taken them home with her. I don't blame her. First Baptist had their stolen last month. They had to change all the locks.' "

Baptist USA 2003 Knight, Damon. The Observers. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 69. "The Steering Committee of the Evanston chapter of the Faith Ministry of Evangelical Churches consisted of the Reverend Arthur Hembert of the Church of the Word, the Reverend Lionel Winning of the Apostolic Healing Church, the Reverend Paul Goodhew of the Eastern Baptists, and two laymen, R. T. Fawson and Dick LeDoux. "
Baptist USA 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 315. "'You're a Muslim, you say. Have you read the Christian gospels?'

'I'm a convert, raised as a Baptist.' " [These characters are working in Benin at the time of this conversation, but are from the U.S.]

Baptist USA 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 358. "'Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do?'

'Your being raised Baptist saves me explaining a lot of things to you, doesn't it?...' " [This American character was raised Baptist, but is now Muslim.]

Baptist USA 2010 Willis, Connie. "Samaritan " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1979); pg. 229. "'Have you thought, as my archbishop would say, who cannot forget his Baptist upbringing, about what our dear Lord would do?' "
Baptist USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 29. "'Just tell me if it's true that Baptists don't believe in evolution.'

'Some do, some don't,' said Pam. 'I do. I'm not a strict Fundamentalist, I know Adam and Eve and the Flood and all that are myths. But I believe in Jesus, and I do believe in being born again. Are you sorry you asked me to dinner?'

'No, no, I guess I'm just a little taken aback.' Liam grinned apologetically. 'I don't think I ever knew a Baptist before, and you have to admit that the idea of a born-again math prodigy working for the Hefn is a little mind-boggling, in the light of Gus Griner and types like that. You've got a serious public relations problem in that guy, by the way.'

'You're telling me.' "

Baptist USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 32. "I do remember that train ride... And I remember thinking 'Uh-oh,' when you told me you were a Baptist. Did we actually say all those things to each other, or do you just reinvent the dialogue from whole cloth? "
Baptist USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 40. "' 'And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand,' ' Pam quoted. 'Mark 3:25. The passage Lincoln used about the Secession.' She looked down and blushed furiously.

Liam's face lit up with wicked glee. 'I forgot to tell you guys: Pam's a Baptist. They memorize the Bible a lot, so she says. That college in Indiana she comes from is a Baptist college.'

For a moment every adult in the room sat looking at Pam as if he or she were thinking My God! How is this possible? Pam felt like a specimen in a laboratory tray, a fetal pig or something. She blushed harder. "

Baptist USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 100. "The college choir director, Rodney Benson, who was also Youth and Music Director for Scofield Baptist Church, used great sweeps of his arms to conduct both the choir and the congregation at once. "
Baptist USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 106. "'...Believe me, as far as I know, Otie Bemis is unique. Are we going to talk about him all afternoon? I thought you wanted to hear about my conversion experience--or did Brother Otie put you off that subject for good?'

'No, no, no. I do want to hear about it. All right, I agree to suspend judgment on Baptists for now, but I'm calling Humphrey tonight all the same.' "

Baptist USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 232. "'Quoting some passage from Exodus about whosoever lieth with a beat--pardon me, Humphrey. It makes me so mad I could just die! Tonight he'll be somewhere in Kentucky--Carrollton, I think--and tomorrow right at the First Baptist Church in Bethlehem, and then Saturday at that little church above Milton... I suppose he'll be spreading that kind of dirt every time he preaches.' " [More.]
Baptist USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 324. "Not plotting lines on maps of Scotland either. But still, I'm glad you gave the Baptists up, once all that was taken care of. "
Baptist USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. "Coda " in Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; book c. 1953; 'Coda' c. 1979); pg. 177. "The point is obvious. There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist / Unitarian, Irish / Italian / Octogenarian / Zen Buddhist, Zionist / Seventh-day Adventist, Women'sLib / Republican, Mattachine / FourSquareGospel feels it has the will, the right, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the fire. " [Bradbury's first reference here, to 'Baptist / Unitarian' describes himself: He was raised as a Baptist and later become a Unitarian. The next reference: Irish / Italian / Octogenarian / Zen Buddhist is also apparently to himself.]
Baptist USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Simon and Schuster (1967); pg. 64. "'...Bigger the population, the more minorities. Don't step on the toes of the... doctors, lawyers, merchants, chiefs, Mormons, Baptists, Unitarians...' " [Ballantine edition (1991): pg. 57.]
Baptist USA 2032 Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Talents. New York: Seven Stories Press (1998); pg. 24. "Jarret condemns the burnings, but does so in such mild language that his people are free to hear what they want to hear. As for the beatings, the tarring and feathering, and the destruction of 'heathen houses of devil-worship.'... His opponent Vice President Edward Jay Smith calls him a demagogue, a rabble-rouser, and a hypocrite. Smith is right, of course... I'm sorry to say, Jarret was once a Baptist minister like my father. But he left the Baptists behind years ago to begin his own 'Christian America' denomination. "
Baptist USA 2032 Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Talents. New York: Seven Stories Press (1998); pg. 15-16. "SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2032

...Humboldt County... Church service is already going on, and, of course, my father is preaching. He looks as he always has in his church robes... The congregation of our neighbors sits before him in the large, not-quite-open area by our living room, dining room, and family room. this is a broad L-shaped space into which even more than the usual 30 or 40 people have crammed themselves for Sunday services. These people are too quiet to be a Baptist congregation--or at least, they're too quiet to be the Baptist congregation I grew up in. They're here, but somehow not here. They're shadow people. Ghosts. " [Other refs. not in DB.]

Baptist USA 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 334. "'It's an invasion of academic freedom!' Jinny snarled.

'Sure it is,' he agreed amiably. 'But what can I do about it? The Jews don't like The Merchant of Venice, the Africans don't like Othello. The Baptists say Hamlet is smutty and the feminists complain about Macbeth for lord's sake! What can I do?' "

Baptist USA - south 1980 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 39. "...the first few columns were solidly rooted in the census figures of 1970, while the following columns on the following pages were his projections going forward to 2050...

Marriages and trial marriages: with subsequent divorces and annulments forecast on an annual basis after 1980, first full year of trial marriage decree (trial marriage not appreciably contributing to the birth rate except in Alabama and Mississippi, but tending to increase the murder and suicide rate, and contributing to the slow decline of long-term marriage). "

Baptist Utah 1881 Turtledove, Harry. How Few Remain. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 55. "'...Presbyterians like me, Catholics, Baptists, Jews, what have you--in Utah Territory, we're all outsiders looking in...' "
Baptist Utah 1991 Young, Margaret Blair. "Outsiders " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1991); pg. 302. "'I was raised Baptist,' said Adam. 'A P.K. Preacher's Kid, you know? So every morning my daddy sang God's praises in the shower.'

'Hallelujah,' said Giselle and then again, making it bluesy. 'Halle-looo-jeh.' She moved her fingers beside her face. I could imagine them tinkling. 'Praise the Lo'd and shake yo' body,' she said, fingers moving, rings shimmering.

Adam laughed. 'My old man. Loved God. Loved people. Loved dogs 'n cats.' "

Baptist Virginia 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 62. "Lisa Yarborough had launched her professional career as a physics teacher in a private school near Alexandria, Virginia. But she had been (and still was) an inordinately striking woman who just flat-out enjoyed sex. While she discussed energy and resistance by daylight, she demonstrated after dark a great deal of the former and hardly any of the latter.

Lisa discovered early that there was profit to be made from her hobby. Not that she ever stooped to imposing tariffs, but men insisted on showing her a substantial degree of generosity. Furthermore, indirect advantages could accrue to a bright, well-endowed young woman who had never been shackled by either inhibition or an undue sense of fair play... the time she'd first retired into the backseat of her father's Buick with Jimmy Proctor... she'd found the experience so exhilarating that she'd wanted to tell someone. But her girlfriends at the Chester Arthur Middle School weren't up to it. And her parents were Baptists. "

Baptist Virginia 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 63. "...she'd found the experience so exhilarating that she'd wanted to tell someone. But her girlfriends at the Chester Arthur Middle School weren't up to it. And her parents were Baptists.

Lisa should have been a Baptist, too. She had been exposed to the full range of ecclesiastical activities. She'd gone to youth group meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, services on Wednesdays and Sundays. But by senior year she'd slept with half the choir.

While she was at the think tank helping demolish Dukakis's bid for the Whit House, she'd decided to use her diaries to write an autobiography. " [More about this character.]

Baptist world 1800 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 200. "...Protestant groups, and the latter into multiple splits. The Lutherans, the Calvinists, Episcopals, Presbyterians, Puritans, Baptists, Congregationalists, Quakers, Methodists... "
Baptist world 1941 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Tilting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1995); pg. 280. "'Lord, I wonder what happens to 'em come Judgment Day?' he said, very much as if he were asking the Deity. He'd been raised a hardshell Baptist, and never bothered to question his childhood faith after he grew to manhood. But if God had made the Lizards at some time or other during the Creation (and on which day would that have been?), would He resurrect them in the body come the Last Day? Mutt figured preaches somewhere were getting hot and bothered about that. "
Baptist world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 148. "'You're giving the peace sign, only with your fingers together,' George said, confused.

'That's what comes from being an ignorant Baptist.' Joe laughed. 'As a son of the True Church, I can tell you, George, that Hagbard is giving a Catholic blessing.' "

Baptist world 1984 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 57. "...Christianity... It no longer burns Geordano Bruno for saying the earth moves past the sun, or Michael Servetus for saying blood moves through the lungs. The slaughter of the Aztecs is a mute memory... From pole to pole, Christians are feeding the hungry and clothing the naked. Just last week, Wyvern heard a Baptist minister say it was wrong to kill. "
Baptist world 1987 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 19. "Take the case of Tawana Brawley, a black teenager who claimed, late in 1987, to have been attacked and sexually abused for four days by a gang of white cops... She and her mother, who had colluded in her fabrications, became proteges of the black demagogue Rev. Al Sharpton, who took them out of state and beyond the summons of the grand jury... Yet to this day, nine years later, despite a grand jury report that presents the great mass of evidence that shows Tawana was lying, the Rev. Al Sharpton equivocates about her probity... "
Baptist world 1993 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. Of Tangible Ghosts. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 122-251. "Leaders of virtually all major religious orders, but particularly those of the Anglican-Baptists, the Roman Catholic Church, the Spirit of God, the Unified Congregation of the Holy Spirit, and the Latter Day Saints, have taken positions firmly opposing such research... "

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