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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paganism world 1347 C.E. Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty. New York: Doubleday (1991); pg. 324. "...remembering Mama. I saw her last on Samhain Eve, so long ago, when Thomas the Rhymer got loose form Faery. "
paganism world 1887 Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 65-66 . "The Sacred Sower: Being a Collection of Hymns and Devout Songs Adapted to the Use of Missionary Societies ", 1887: "...Cover the naked limb
Shoe ye the unshod foot,
Silence the pagan hymn
Conquer the godless brute

Tell them the news of Love
Preach them the Prince of Peace,
Tear down their pagan grove,
Give them divine release. "

paganism world 1977 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 284. "...legends of the Grail... Perhaps this famous chalice was originally a female symbol used in pagan fertility rites, a counterpart to the phallic Maypole. "
paganism world 1992 Card, Orson Scott. Enchantment. New York: Ballantine Publishing Group (1999); pg. 231. "The time of battles was over, though, long since. Even that arrogant sex fiend Zeus had retired from public life, though he still had a sort of fame that kept wakening him from his lazy philandering and henpecked domesticity--but to no purpose. It was just the sound of his name being murmured in a thousand classrooms; it had no strength in it. Mikola looked at Zeus these days and saw his own future, when his people had at last forgotten him. but until then, he was still guardian. And now a great danger had come into the land, and he could hardly remember how to aim lighting. If only, if only I had written it down. "
paganism world 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 201. "'The social event of the season,' mumbled Neil. Lord, it was glorious being a pagan. The choices were so simple. Vodka, rum, or beer? Oral, anal, or vaginal?... Their revels, clearly, had ended, though whether this was because even pagans grow wearly of pleasure or because the party had run out of fuel (no more beer in the kegs, soup in the kettles, bread in the baskets, jism in the testes)... "
paganism world 1995 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 3. [Dream] "She is being taken to see something, she is to be shown something, made to understand something. And she knows, without ever having seen it, that it will be a pagan, obscene ritual, the hideous mockery of a normal, natural act. Putting, if true, the lie to everything she believes, all she holds sacred. "
paganism world 1996 Morrow, James. "The Covenant " in Bible Stories for Adults. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1996); pg. 127. " 'No gods except me'--right? " says the Son of Rust as we stride down South Street.

"Right, " I reply.

"You don't see the rub? "

"No. "

My companion grins. "Such a prescription implies there is but one true faith. Let it stand, Domine, and you will be setting Christian agains Jew, Buddhist against Hindu, Muslim against pagan. . . "

"An overstatement, " I insist.

paganism world 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 19. "Helena shook her head... 'The early Christians accepted the existence of the gods their faith supplanted,' she said, lapsing for a moment into the tone of voice Cassie thought of as her mother's 'lecture mode.' As the chief curator of the Gateway City Museum of Cultural Antiquities, Helena had an unfortunate habit--in the eyes of her teenaged daughter--of turning everything into some reference to her work. 'They accepted the existence of the Greco-Roman gods,' Helena said. 'They simply chose not to worship them. Eventually, they even turned some of them into the prototypes for their images of demons and goblins. Pan in particular seemed to hold a special fear and fascination for them. He became the blueprint for less sophisticated pictures of the Devil, and even gave us the word panic.' "
paganism world 1997 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 185. "'That's paganism, Julie. You're talking Attis, Dionysus, Osirus--the sacrificial god whose suffering redeems his followers. Every town had one in those days...' "
paganism world 1998 Wilson, Robert Charles. Mysterium. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 215. "She undressed in the dim light with a combination of modesty and glee that was half Puritan, half pagan. "
paganism world 2000 Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. -15. [Acknowledgments] "Marion Zimmer Bradley and I began this work together, as we have worked together before, but it was left to me to complete it. At the end of her life Marion attended a Christian church, and yet she was my first high priestess in the ancient mysteries. In telling the story of Helena, who also walked between the Christian and Pagan worlds, I have tried to remain faithful to Marion's teachings.

In the creation of this book, Marion's was the inspiration and origin. The historical legwork was mine.

Among the many sources which were useful I should list... Robin Lane Fox's fascinating Pagans and Christians; and The Aquarian Guide to Legendary London... "

paganism world 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 125. "Burnell was teasing the priest, who claimed that God was mighty and grieved to see the divisions among humans. Burnell asked how God got on with Allah and Baal and Mithras and the Homeric gods. "
paganism world 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 221. "'This is my circle, Norman McCay,' the Spectre told me. 'The Quintessence... These are Highfather... and the Phantom Stranger... This is Ganthet, survivor of the Guardians of the Universe... and Zeus, of whom yo have no doubt heard.'

'The real Zeus?' I asked. 'Lightning bolts and Mount Olympus Zeus?' So far, this trip was only a confirmation of the dearest of my beliefs. Was I now to go through some sort of painstaking reevaluation? Was there something to paganism?

'Well, of course there was something to paganism,' the thunderer thundered, certainly hearing my thoughts as clearly as my outward wonder. 'Why would that involve reevaluating your beliefs? You mortals still have such narrow intellectual passageways. Do you still feel the need to dismiss an old notion every time you consider a new one?' "

paganism world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 192. "'...speaking in tongues?'...'glossolalia'...Pagan Greeks did it--Plato called it theomania. The Oriental cults of the Roman Empire did it...' "
paganism world 2038 Brin, David. Earth. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 113. "[radical Gaians] saw a return of the old goddess of prehistory, at least ready to end her banishment by brutal male deities--by Zeus and Shiva and Jehovah... "; Pg. 253: "In giving ammunition to... Zeus-Jehovah-Shiva worshippers--she betrays Our Mother... "
paganism world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 30. "'Is it true that the Clems used to worship a pagan deity on this little hill?'

'Apparently so,' he said. 'Called Yah.'

'Hallalujah,' Rybys said.

'What?' she said, startled.

'It means 'Praise ye Yah.' The Hebrew is Halleluyah.'

'Yahweh, then.' "

paganism world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 31. "Herb Asher said, 'Yah has been communicating with me.'

'No, no; that's a mistake. Originally the Hebrews believed that the pagan gods existed but were evil; later they realized that the pagan gods didn't exist.' "

paganism world 2250 Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 186. "'Your many names, Lady Ayradyss... The charm came to me in the dreaming channels as I rehearsed the charm taught to us by the Lady of the Gallery and fretted as to whether a Christian charm would be efficacious against a pagan creature.' "
Paiute California: Orange County 2065 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 174. "'Yes, son, but they help hide us from the Injuns. Those Paiutes find us and it would be blubberhawk from space time.' "
Paiute California: Orange County 2065 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 97-98. "The land at the university had been donated partly by the city of Los Angeles, partly by the Bishop reservation of the Paiute and Shoshone Indians... Before some low wooden offices Oscar stopped them and pointed to a woman sitting in the sun, eyes closed. 'That's Sally Tallhawk.'

She was in fact tall, but no particularly hawkish--she had the broad face of the Paiutes, with thick black eyebrows. She wore a long-sleeved shirt (sleeves rolled up onto big biceps), jeans, and running shoes. " [More with this character pg. 98-119.]

Paiute USA 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 366. Epigraph: A quote from a Southern Paiute poem
Paiute Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 27. Pg. 27: "'Seriously, Brig, where are you staying?'

'In a tepee. Seriously. The Piute Village-Villa. I don't know the number.' ";

Pg. 30: "Beginning in the Paunsaugunt Plateau, a terracework of cliffs slopes southward across Utah over the deep canyons and shallow streams of old Piute lands... " [also pg. 86.]

Palestinian France 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 42. "Nearby a Palestinian NCO was giving hell to a Libyan corporal. "
Palestinian galaxy 2732 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 133. "Fedmahn Kassad had grown up in a culture of poverty and sudden death. As a member of the minority who still called themselves Palestinians, he and his family had lived in the slums of Tharsis, human testimony to the bitter legacy of the terminally dispossessed. Every Palestinian in the Worldweb and beyond carried the cultural memory of a century of struggle capped by a month of nationalist triumph before the Nuclear Jihad of 2038 wiped it all away. Then came their second Diaspora, this one lasting five centuries and leading to dead-end desert worlds like Mars, their dream buried with the death of Old Earth. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Palestinian Gaza Strip 2015 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 46. " 'hostage populations' of potentially dissident civilians--the Basques of Spain, Jews in Russia, the Irish in England, and so on. It was in these countries that explosives began to replace toxins and where, too, systems of decimation and mass reprisal were developed, whereby a central broadcasting system could transmit coded signals that could put to death any implanted individual, any group or a given proportion of that group, or, conceivably, an entire population. The largest achieved kill-ratio was the decimation of Palestinians living in the Gasa Strip, and this was not the consequence of a human decision but of computer error. "
Palestinian Israel 1997 Rowder, Louise. "The Symmetry of Duty " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 160. "'These actions make the massacre of Palestinians at Deir Yasin look tame! Hundreds of villages destroyed, thousands killed...' "
Palestinian Israel 2026 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 100. "Mt. Scopus... was something of a choice spot, however. This was where the Romans had camped in 70 A.D., shortly before they moved to crush Jewish rebellion. The Crusaders had been here, too, for similar reasons. The view of the Old City was spectacular but dismaying. The evacuation, especially of the Palestinian zones, hadn't gone easily. " [More]
Palestinian Israel: Jerusalem 1986 Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 185. "The open city of Jerusalem, they call it. An international metropolis, jointly governed by commissioners from Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and Great Britain under a United Nations mandate, sacred to three of the world's great religions... We stopped briefly at what remains of the Wailing Wall (largely destroyed in 1967 by Palestinian terrorists in reprisal for the assassination of al-Haziz by Israeli terrorists the year before)... " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Palestinian Mars 2057 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 380. "Here among the foreigners they were all cousins. Syrians and Iraqis, Egyptians and Saudis, Gulf Staters and Palestinians, Libyans and Bedouins. All cousins here. "
Palestinian Mars 2100 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 133. "...Palestinians... a century of struggle capped by a month of nationalist triumph before the Nuclear Jihad of 2038 wiped it all away. Then came their second Diaspora, this one lasting five centuries and leading to dead-end desert worlds like Mars... "
Palestinian Mars 2130 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 284. "Often the emigrants [to Mars] were members of ethnic or religious minorities who were dissatified with their lack of autonomy in their home countries, and so were happy to leave... There were Zulus from South Africa. Palestinians from Israel... "
Palestinian Mars 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 146. Pg. 146: "For centuries after the death of Old Earth, Mars had been such a backwater planet that the WorldWeb had not established farcaster portals there--a desert planet of interest only to the orphans of New Palestine (the legendary Colonel Fedmahn Kassad had been born in the Palestinian relocation camps there, Mustafa was surprised to learn)... "; Pg. 147: "Oddly, it was the downtrodden and much-abused Palestinians on the frozen Tharsis Plateau whose society had survived and thrived. The orphans of the ancient Nuclear Diaspora of A.D. 2038 had adapted to Mars's rough ways and extended their Islamic cultures to many of the planet's surviving nomad tribes. and free city-states by the time the Pax missionaries arrived. Refusing to submit to the ruthless Martian War Machine for more than a century, the New Palestinians showed no interest now in surrendering autonomy to the Church. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Palestinian Middle East 2015 Willis, Connie. "Even the Queen " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1992); pg. 67. "'What's Karen doing in Iraq?' Mother asked.

'Negotiating a Palestinian homeland.' "

Palestinian Middle East 2015 Willis, Connie. "Even the Queen " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1992); pg. 76. "'How are negotiations going, Grandma Karen?' Viola asked.

'They were going extremely well. The Israelis have given the Palestinians half of Jerusalem, and they've agreed to time-share the Golan Heights.'

...And yet she talked... and would probably get the Palestinians to observe Yom Kippur. " [More.]

Palestinian New York 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 40. "'Greetings from Fat'ah,' the hood nodded slightly, 'to all of the victims of Jewish oppression wherever they may be.' Everett, glaring at the screen, found himself clenching and spreading his big hands, surprised at his own first reaction. It was the same cold sick breathlessness he felt whenever he saw a small animal beneath the wheels of a truck. Then the blood began to sing in Everett's veins as Hakim Arif, gesturing with languid ease, proceeded to promise aid to the foes of the Israeli conspiracy. 'All over the world, victims of Zionism are rising to demonstrate a single will. The will to live in a free Quebec, a free South Molucca, a free Ireland,' he paused expertly... '--a free Palestine.' The hood jerked up. 'The Jew is the very symbol of oppression. he wants only his own land--and all of the land adjoining it. Ah, and the Coming of his Messiah, always the Coming.' " [More.]
Palestinian New York: New York City 2015 Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 43. "What they talked about was whose protest it was--the Puerto Rican Nationalists? some Black Power revolutionaries? the Palestinians, the Irish, the Croats? It could have been almost anyone, for there did not seem to be a cause so quixotic or a hope so forlorn that some band of assasins was not prepared to set off a bomb for it. "
Palestinian New York: New York City 2015 Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 98. "'She's got a right,' Gloria flashed, interrupted her argument with Haisal to start one with her husband. Haisal was of Arab stock, from the Palestinian neighborhoods along Atlantic Avenue; Gloria was Vietnamese... "
Palestinian New York: New York City 2050 Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 309. "The nurse--short, dark Palestinian from Omaha--had the situation under control... "
Palestinian Ohio 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 172. [At American re-education camp in Ohio.] "On six simple beds lay six comatose people, all of them, if skin color and physiognomy meant anything, Middle Easterners, probably Arabs...

'These are newcomers, Grace. Palestinians. They're getting an introductory lesson in Arabic about the sanctity of each person... It's not that foreign to them...' "

Palestinian South Carolina 1981 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 650. Pg. 659. Some other refs., mostly to PLO.
Palestinian United Kingdom: London 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 98. "...the Queen [Gloriana] received the rest of her guests:... the Palestinian scholar Micah of Jerusalem; the explorer Murdoch... "
Palestinian United Kingdom: Scotland: Muir Isle 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 44: "Runaway! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Oct. 1986); pg. 12. Danielle: "David's a mutant--a psi like his old man--but as David, he can't access any of those powers. A Palestinian--about our age, Sam--named Jemail Karami wields the telepathic talent. He's an okay fella, David's strongest defender. "
Palestinian world 1987 Milan, Victor W. "Puppets " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 363. "'The terms of his release are these: release of the Palestinian freedom fighter al-Muezzin...' " [More]
Palestinian world 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 63. "Father Donald Morris shook his head, eating his scrambled eggs and reading the papers. People are so gullible, so eager to believe the most outlandish stories.. And, despite himself, his mind-set, his overwhelming sense of gloom and futility made him add a thought that would have been utterly alien to him only a year ago. In the way those foolish Palestinians believed all those outlandish stories of a man called Jesus? Believed them? Cherished them? Compiled them? "
Palestinian world 1998 Ing, Dean. The Skins of Dead Men. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1998); pg. 181. "The...Kurds... didn't even have a country. But they might, like the Palestinians, get one in time. "
Palestinian world 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 143. "'The Allies are infidels... The Syrians are thieves; the Palestinians are stupid; the Kuwaitis lazy. Why do we hate so much, do you think?' "
Palestinian Liberation Front (PLO) New Jersey 1986 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 6: Death Quest. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1986); pg. 290. "'He's a very desperate black terrorist, trained by the PLO.' "
Palestinian Liberation Front (PLO) United Kingdom 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 23. "The usual people tried to claim responsibility.

First the IRA, then the PLO and the Gas Board... No cause could be found for the explosion. "

Palestinian Liberation Front (PLO) USA 1993 Brust, Steven. Agyar. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 37. "'Or I might be an Israeli terrorist looking for PLO supporters. Or possibly a burglar trying to steal your jewels...' "
Palestinian Liberation Front (PLO) Virginia 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 278. Pg. 286-287, 562, 795
Palestinian Liberation Front (PLO) West Bank 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 504. "Every squiggle and jog in the contour of Israel's borders had its experts, who knew about everything that had happened in that place since the time of the pharaoh. West Bank settlement and the status of the PLO had become more arcane than the concept of the Trinity in the early church: every conceivable idea had already been come up with, and its ramifications worked out and analyzed. " [More.]
Palouse USA 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 295. "My attackers, whose arrows flew wide or rebounded from my granite throne, wore the dress of the Sahaptin group of North American Indians: Cayuse, Palouse, or Wallawalla. I identified them by their vestments and, when they audibly conferred, by certain quirks of their Penutian-derived tongue. "
Pantheism Brazil 2045 Wilson, Robert Charles. Memory Wire. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 111. "Their religions were more often ecstatic than militant. They were pantheists and nature worshippers. They were quick to develop written language, and quickly fostered an almost universal literacy. They had been using crude printing presses as early as the Bronze Age. "
Pantheism Commonwealth 1001981 Wolfe, Gene. The Claw of the Conciliator. New York: Timescape Books (1981); pg. 25-26. "'...Myself, I don't believe--or rather, I think that if the Pancreator don't care nothing for me, I don't care nothing for him, and why should I?...' "
Pantheism Egypt 1810 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 9. "...back into the old pantheist worship of Osiris, Isis, Horus and Ra. "
Pantheism galaxy 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 38. [The main character has just watched a Vodoun cermony in Haiti, accompanied by an alien dignitary from Vega.] "'Yes.' He gestured to indicate the onlookers. 'They are all pantheists, aren't they?'

I shook my head. 'Primitive animists.'

'What is the difference?'

'Well, that Coke bottle you just emptied is going to occupy the altar, or pe as it is called, as a vessel for Angelsou, since it has enjoyed an intimate mystical relationship with the god. That's the way an animist sees it. Now, a pantheist just might get a little upset at somebody's coming in to his ceremonies uninvited and creating a disturbance such as we just did. A pantheist might be moved to sacrifice the intrders to Ague Woyo, god of the sea, by hitting them all over the head in a similar ceremonial manner and tossing them off the end of the dock. Therefore, I am not going to have to explain to Mama Julie that all these people standing around glaring at us are really animists...' "

Pantheism galaxy 23500 Asimov, Isaac. "The Mule " in Foundation and Empire. New York: Ballantine (1983; first published 1945); pg. 125. [Some people in this novel, especially Ebling Mis, curse by invoking the name of the galaxy itself, possibly indicating pantheism.] Pg. 125: "'Ga-LAX-y, Indbur, didn't you get my note yesterday?...' "; Pg. 93: "'Yes, by the Galaxy, I'd do th same if I were he,' swore Fran. "; Pg. 126: "'...Ga-LAX-y, if it didn't involve the Seldon Crisis, I would leave right now' "; Pg. 127: "'Ga-LAX-y! Let me tell this my own way, you offensive little creature...' "; Pg. 126: "'...I've been sort of imagining this unprintable situation for a Ga-LAX-y of a long time...' "; Pg. 141: "' living quarters of blaspheming, Leftish, balding Ebling Mis.' "; Pg. 142: "'Get the Ga-LAX-y out of here!' "; Pg. 156: "And Ebling Mis held his wrist watch to his ears and shouted suddenly, 'Stopped, by the Ga-LAX-y!...' "; Pg. 219: "'Nothing,' said Bayta, intensely. 'Oh, Galaxy, you've told me nothing...' " [Etc.]
Pantheism Mars 2048 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 281. "They were Qadirite Sufis, they told him, pantheists influenced by early Greek philosophy and modern existentialism, trying... to become one with that ultimate reality which was God. "
Pantheism USA 1981 Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 27. "'My nephew also--Dr. Drinkwater--well of course there are the animals, which he does pay close attention to. He pays very close attention there. The rest seems to pass him by.'

'A pantheist, sort of?'

'Oh, no. He's not that foolish. It just seems to'--she moved her cigarette in the air--'pass him by. Ah, who's here?' "

Pantheism USA 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 243. "'...Theologians an persuade themselves of anything. Oh, my church, too--but at least mine is honestly pantheistic. Anyone who can worship a trinity and insist that his religion is a monotheism can believe anything--just give him time to rationalize it. Forgive me for being blunt.' "
Pantheism world 1004 C.E. Eddings, David. The Secret of the Stone. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 4. "As the simple Elene peasantry perceived that their Styric neighbors were able to reap significant benefits from the use of the arcane arts, it is perhaps only natural that apostasy became rampart. Whole Elenic villages in Zemoch were converted to Styric pantheism. Temples were openly erected in honor of this or that topical God, and the darker Styric cults flourished. "
Pantheism world 1975 Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 305. "Here was no doctrine but the sacredness of creation because of the Creator's presence in it, no commandment but loyalty to your kindred of the spirit. The animistic, pantheistic imagery was only a language for saying that. The rites were only to evoke it and to bind the kindred together. You could believe whatever else you thought must be true. "
Pantheism world 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 204. "If I could have injected the books into a vein, I would have been mainlining religious philosophy. The current stack of books included Kant, Spinoza, Nietzsche, C. S. Lewis, Ayn Rand, and Thomas Paine. "
Parsi Arizona 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 246. "On the sunbeaten mesa in Arizona, as if it were a Parsi Tower of Silence, vultures tore away the last shreds of the flesh of Asa Holcomb's face, laying wholly bare the beautiful grinning red bone. "
Parsi China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 25. "The Vickys [Neo-Victorians] wouldn't take him in a million years, of course. Almost all the other tribes were racially oriented, like thos Parsis or whatever. "

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