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Protestant Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 105. "'A Bible expect,' Gallagher said. 'He's got a Ph.D. after his name, and we can stick 'Reverend' in front of it to make it look really good.'

'What makes you think he'll testify on behalf of something this ludicrous?' [the idea that Moses and the Jews were on Mars during their 40 years of wandering in the wilderness]

'If I pay him enough, he'll swear that the Virgin Mary ran a brothel. He's trying to raise money to get back to the Holy Land.'

Lashly scowled. 'How much we gonna give him?' "

Protestant Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 126. "'What do you want, Chris?'

'First of all, I want to put your name on something.'

...'I'm afraid to ask.

'Moses on Mars.'


'Chris, it's a great angle, but that story is full of holes. Anyone who opens a Bible to check it is going to--'

'Who's going to check it, Harry? The people who buy this magazine see aliens on their way back from tapping a jug of 'shine off the still.'

Harry stayed silent.

'It pays two hundred fifty bucks.'

'For something like that? My price on this one is a thousand.'

'Three hundred.'

'It's my name on this one,' Harry said. 'Nine.'

'For nine I could get Billy Graham. Four.'

'You need a name for this thing to fly. Six.'

'Five hundred dollars,' Chris said...

'Make it a money order,' Harry said. 'I'm having some personality conflicts with the IRS.' " [A Protestant Ph.D. Bible scholar agrees to testify that Moses was on Mars during the forty years in the wilderness.]

Protestant Washington, D.C. 2011 Zubrin, Robert. First Landing. New York: Ace Books (2002; c. 2001); pg. 84. "Standing on a makeshift platform at the eye of the storm, the charismatic Reverend Bobby Joe Stone and Gary Stetson harangued the demonstrators, increasing their zeal. A church choir stood behind these two men while TV camera crews filmed it all from the front... TV evangelist Stone scoffed at their attempt at rebuttal. 'Brothers and sisters, those who mask their pride behind the imperatives of false science have led our people to the brink of destruction. Pride caused them to send a group of astronauts uninvited to Mars to find this deadly plague. They now say it would be immoral to abandon the astronauts to their fate on Mars. Immoral! Yet did not the Lord God himself sacrifice his only son Jesus Christ for all of us? Is it then too much for us to demand that five sinners pay the price for their own transgression to save all the creatures that God has placed upon the Earth? The astronauts cannot be saved. They have already been contaminated by the disease...' " [More.]
Protestant world 1450 C.E. Anderson, Poul. Genesis. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 195. "...fifteenth century C.E... The ecclesiastical councils of Constantine and later of Basel attempted to heal the Great Schism and reform the government of the Church. Here they accomplished it, giving back to the bishops some of the power that over the centuries had accrued to the popes, working out a reconciliation with the Hussites, and making other important changes. As a result, no Protestant breakaway occurred, nor wars of religion, and the Church remained a counterbalance to the state, preventing the rise of absolute monarchies.'

'Why, that's wonderful,' Laurinda whispered.

'Not too wonderful by now,' Christian said grimly. 'What happened?' "

Protestant world 1500 C.E. Anderson, Poul. There Will Be Time. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1972); pg. 145. "Thus, Martin Luther was not the first Protestant in the true sense--doctrinal as well as political--of that word. He was simply the first to make it stick. And his success was built on the failure of centuries, Hussites, Lollards, Albigensians, on and on to the heresies of Christendom's dawn... "
Protestant world 1693 McIntyre, Vonda N. The Moon and the Sun. New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 89. "'Welcome, cousin. Our estrangement has caused great sorrow.' His Majesty honored the Pope with his courtesy.

'Cousin, I rejoice at the reconciliation of France with Rome. I rejoice at our alliance.'

'Together, we will crush the Protestants. We will eradicate their heresy from France. From Europe. From the world. For the glory of God.'

The enormous crowd erupted ina spontaneous cheer of devotion to God and King. "

Protestant world 1916 Anthony, Patricia. Flanders. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. 67. "[Father] O'Shaughnessy said, 'Have you noticed that the world is full of symbols, Travis? Of course you have, you loving poetry like you do. And did you know that Martin Luther gave us that lofty hymn you're hearing? But Luther was a terrible wastrel of a man. He threw away the finest parts of the Church: the symbols.'

...Men die here. They lose their arms, their legs, their minds. There shouldn't be any fretting over Martin Luther or bad influences. In Flanders, nothing matters much. "

Protestant world 1964 Elms, Alan C. "Introduction " in Norstrilia (by Cordwainer Smith). Framingham, MA: NESFA Press (1994); pg. xii. "In those final years, Linebarger's [Smith] previously unfocused religious feelings intensified. He had grown up nominally Methodist, but had felt little interest in the more spiritual aspects of religion until Genevieve's mother underwent a painful terminal illness. As Linebarger and his wife began to embrace Episcopalianism (a compromise between his Protestant and her Catholic upbringing)... "
Protestant world 1971 Leiber, Fritz. "America the Beautiful " in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. (Thomas M. Disch, ed.) New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1971); pg. 310. "...this puritanism was ultimately based on the same swollen concern about property and money--industry, in its moral sense--that one found in the Swiss and Scottish Presbyterians and most of the early Protestants...' "
Protestant world 1974 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 133. "'Your help is reaching you from an alternate universe. Another Earth which took a different line of historical development from ours. It sounds like one in which there was no Protestant revolution, no Reformation; the world probably divided between Portugal and Spain, the first major Catholic powers. Their sciences would evolve as servants of religious goals, instead of secular goals as we have in our universe. You have all the constituents for this: help of an obviously religious sort, from a universe, an America, controlled by the first great Catholic sea power. It fits together.' " [More.]
Protestant world 1976 Amis, Kingsley. The Alteration. New York: Viking Press (1976); pg. 23. [Alt. history novel in which Luther became Pope, Reformation didn't take place.] "'...Now: the Old World is differen too. As well as England, all sorts of other places became Schismatic: Brunswick-Brandenburg, Helvetica, Denmark and the Netherlands. You remember the other day we learned about the Three Northern Popes, starting with Germanian the First in fifteen thirty-five, and how when he was elected he said he wasn't worthy, but would serve for the sake of the unity of Christendom? Well, in this type's world, he was never reconciled to Rome--he neer even wen there: he stayed in Almaigne for the rest of his life as plain Martin Luther. And so, of course, Hadrian the Seventh was never anything but Sir. Thomas More.' "
Protestant world 1976 Amis, Kingsley. The Alteration. New York: Viking Press (1976); pg. 23. "'The Martin Luther in the story--why did he never go to Rome?'...

'It says here he was afraid to. He thought they might burn him as a heretic.' [Because England had never split from Rome, there was no precedent, and little opposition to Rome.]

Decuman stroked his nose. 'The real Martin Luther had more courage and more wit. He went to Rome and said, 'If you burn me you'll have to burn thousands of other folk too, not only in my country. But if you make me Pope and promise the English it's their turn next and so on, all myfollowers will come around--and if I have to I'll declare a Holy War on Henry and restore Prince Stephen' It must have been like that. Something like that.'

'The Holy Father is appointed by God,' said Mark, crossing himself. 'Not by arrangements between--'

'The Holy Father is a man,' said Decuman, 'and so are the members of the College of Cardinals. They plot ans scheme like other men.'

'Schismatic!' "

Protestant world 1976 Amis, Kingsley. The Alteration. New York: Viking Press (1976); pg. 24. "'I haven't read much further. How somebody called Zwingli preached Schismaticism to the Helvetians. Rather heavisome, I thought. But there are some good grins here and there...' "
Protestant world 1980 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 158. "In later centuries, when heresy became respectable under the name of Protestantism... "
Protestant world 1982 Willis, Connie. "Fire Watch " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1982); pg. 1. [Willis's introduction to "Fire Watch "] "While I was writing this story, the one book I could not find was the one I most needed: the Reverend Dean W. R. Matthews' book about the Fire Watch written just after the war called St. Paul's in Wartime. It was referred to in every other book I read... " [More.]
Protestant world 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 113. "'Margrethe my love, as deputy executive secretary of Churches United for Decency I was in daily contact with members of every Protestant sect in the country and in liaison association with many Roman Catholic clerics on matters where we could join in a united front. I learned that my own church did not have a monopoly on virtue. A man could be awfully mixed up in religious fundamentals and still be a fine citizen and a devout Christian.'

I chuckled as I recalled something and went on, 'Or to put it in reverse, one of my Catholic friends, Father Mahaffey, told me that even I could squeeze into Heaven, because the Good Lord in His infinite wisdom made allowances for the ignorance and wrongheadedness of Protestants.' "

Protestant world 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 124. "She could not claim the second chance of all pre-Christian Era souls. She had been born into the Lutheran church, not my church but ancestor to my church, ancestor to all Protestant churches, the first fruit of the Diet of Worms. (When I was a lad in Sunday school, 'Diet of Worms' inspired mind pictures quite foreign to theology!) "
Protestant world 1985 Ing, Dean and Leik Myrabo. "The Future of Flight: Comes the Revolution " in Firefight 2000. New York: Baen (1987; c. 1985); pg. 105. "Just as Martin Luther once stirred the world with his new wrinkles on an old religion, the ultralights have produced a storm of controversy among followers of the winged gospel. "
Protestant world 1985 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 133. "...the religious networks, where, with sustained and general excitement, the Message [from extraterrestrials] was being discussed... The Message, Ellie believed, was a kind of mirror in which each person sees his or her own beliefs challenged or confirmed... Protestants discussed possible earlier missions of Jesus to nearby planets, and of course a return to Earth. "
Protestant world 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. 125. "Why must we draw these lines, these fine distinctions, these labels and barriers that set us apart?... capitalist and communist, Catholic and Protestant, Arab and Jew, Indian and Ladino... "
Protestant world 1988 Godwin, P. Waiting for the Galactic Bus. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 25. "With the Protestant Reformation and its spread to America, Barion's problems became truly complex. In their passion for exclusivism and damning others, they gave his establishment so many names that Barion simply affixed a nonsectarian title that stuck.

Newcomers were greeted: 'Welcome to Topside.' "

Protestant world 1988 Godwin, P. Waiting for the Galactic Bus. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 107. "'...Certain punishment out of a steaming Protestant imagination.' "
Protestant world 1989 Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 290. [An alternate history because the timeline has been changed.] "A small city occupied lower Manhattan. Its cathedral (?) dwarfed the St. Patrick's she remembered. The style was foreign to her, massive, many-tiered, brutally powerful. 'Enough to scare of Billy Graham,' she quaverred at her mute communicator. "
Protestant world 1995 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 141. "Father Saint Stephen set himself, as if to begin another apology. I can suppose now that what entertained hose two was their opportunity to argue the Reformation once again: works, faith, justification, sacraments, Martin Luther, and tireless rhetoric. How revealing of them, and their confessions of faith, that they stood eager to dispute abstractions as if in an ecclesiastical court while hundreds agonized in the hold. They did agree on preening talk. They did not agree on correct course of action, the Catholic priest to help others first in order to help himself, the Lutheran pastor to help himself first in order to help others. " [More.]
Protestant world 1997 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 318. "'...Have you heard about Reverend Ormandy?'

'No, sir.'

'He's dead, for Christ's sake! They shot him. Somebody shot him.' "

Protestant world 1997 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 173. "...howls of despair--Catholic despair, Protestant despair, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Buddhist, atheist--shot from the semitrailers. "
Protestant world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 34. "Even in the decades just after his death in 1849, when he was grossly slandered by his literary executor, Rev. Rufus Griswold, in a memoir appended to the first collected edition of his work, Poe did not want for readers. Within a decade, the three-volume edition containing Griswold's hatchet job had reached its seventeenth edition... Griswold's mud stuck, in part because Poe's life and character were assailable... " [More about Rev. Griswold.]
Protestant world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 99. "The defect in this liberal internationalism was that all these characters [on the original 'Star Trek' series] behaved in a traditional Anglo-Saxon Protestant manner; only Spock was a truly original creation. "
Protestant world 2000 McDevitt, Jack. Infinity Beach. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 173. [Epigraph] "Many demons are in woods, in waters, in wildernesses, and in dark pools. . . .

--Martin Luther, Table Talk, DLXXIV, 1569 C.E. "

Protestant world 2003 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 172. "...the Ecucatholic Movement [Pope Paul John Paul] had launched [2003] was the kicker... By canonizing practically every Protestant leader since the Reformation... PJP had somehow gotten millions of Protestants to come back under the Roman umbrella. Realizing that there was now a Saint Brigham Young and a Saint Mary Baker Eddy gave me an idea of how far things had gone. "
Protestant world 2007 Knight, Damon. A Reasonable World. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 138. "The travel and the speeches were exhausting... The ocean habitat Sea Venture was docked at Manilla; a visit had been arranged... 'Let's see,' Owen said, 'The Pope will get here about three...

It ought to take about half an hour to get everybody up there, Captain Trilling?'

'I'd say just about that.'

'You'll have to leave a few people down here, of course.'

'I'll pick the Protestants,' Trilling said. There was a little laughter. " [The Sea Venture is essentially a floating city. Its inhabitants are from all over the world.]

Protestant world 2008 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 211. "Aren't you multiplying entities?' asked Dr. Coleman.

'No, because we're trying to account for real phenomenon. The effects would be masked by things we already know about--indoctrination, peer pressure, and son on--but these substances, if they exist, would account for a good many rather puzzling things. Ninety-nine point something percent of Mormons who grow up in Mormon communities and go to Mormon colleges remain Mormons. The apostasy rate for Catholics is higher, because they often go to secular colleges, and the rate for Protestants is higher still.' "

Protestant world 2010 Card, Orson Scott. "America " (published 1987) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 669. "He shrugged. 'Maybe not to Catholics.'

'You're Protestant?'

He shook his head. 'Mormon. But I'm a heretic.'

She laughed. "

Protestant world 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 195. "In Protestant countries the Book of Revelation was searched through in thousands of Bibles never before read or even opened. "
Protestant world 2015 Willis, Connie. "Even the Queen " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1992); pg. 76. "I have often wondered how on earth my mother-in-law became a mediator and what she does in all those negotiation sessions with Serbs and Catholics and North and South Koreans and Protestants and Croats. "
Protestant world 2016 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 91. "The second was the steady decline in the moral and intellectual status of Christianity, which had started (though few realized it for centuries) on October 31, 1517, when martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the door of All Saints Church. "
Protestant world 2017 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 409. "'Then you'll know there have been times like this before. The religious wars during the Reformation, for instance. Protestants against Catholics. The Catholics believed that only their priests controlled access to the afterlife. So anybody who tried to deny their powers threatened not just life, but even the afterlife. And the Protestants believed the Catholic priests were false, and would therefore deny their followers access to the afterlife. If you look at it from the protagonists' view, they were reasonable wars to fight, because they were over the afterlife itself.' "
Protestant world 2030 Hogan, James P. Entoverse. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 103. "'Ireland might even have gone solidly over to Rome [to Catholicism] when Henry VIII went the other way.' [Forming Anglicanism]

'Oh, impossible!' one of the listeners exclaimed.

'Seriously. Purely out of defiance. Then who knows what we might have seen today? The Reversion might never have happened, and England could conceivably have dominated the Irish Isles. Then, America might have been started by some kind of Protestant, Puritan, monogamy cult. Then where would all of the freedoms be that we take for granted today?' "

Protestant world 2040 Zelazny, Roger. "Home is the Hangman " in Unicorn Variations. New York: Timescape (1983; story c. 1975); pg. 138. "But here, in one of Mencken's hangouts, I could not recall some of the things he had said about controversy, such as 'Did Huxley convert Wilberforce?' and 'Did Luther convert Leo X?' "
Protestant world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 38. "'Another thing,' Sam added. 'You guys have been working for a century or so to heal the rifts among other Christians. Imagine how the Protestants will feel if they see the Vatican getting special treatment from the World Court.' "
Protestant world 2050 Zelazny, Roger. "Home is the Hangman " in Analog: Readers' Choice: Vol. 2 (Stanley Schmidt, ed.) New York: David Publications (1981; story copyright 1975); pg. 224. "But here in one of Mencken's hangouts, I could not but recall some of the things he had said about controversy, such as, 'Did Huxley convert Wilberforce? Did Luther convert Leo X?' "
Protestant world 2060 Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 306. "Unbidden the thought came. Rabbis marry. Ministers marry. And he told himself that, yes, if he were a rabbit or a minister, he would love her as a whole man... "
Protestant world 2088 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 316. Early participants in Mike Smith's new Church of All Worlds: "...two Fosterites... one circumcised Jew and his wife and four children... One Catholic couple with a little boy... One Mormon family... and their kids. The rest are Protestant and one atheist... "
Protestant world 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 75. "I had learned preaching from the Reverend Flint Orifice himself! yes, the same whistle-sweet young-old man now known to millions for his talk show, Voice in the Wilderness. " [Many refs. to Rev. Orifice. Others listed under 'televangelism' in DB.]
Protestant world 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 132. "On Sunday he attended the Church of the Flat Nazareth, a place for strong beliefs. The paradox of working in aerospace and at the same time accepting the doctrine of a flat earth was made easier for him by his minister's assurances that this apparent conflict was resolved in God. "
Protestant world 2100 Boucher, Anthony. "The Quest for Saint Aquin " (first published 1951) in Other Worlds, Other Gods: Adventures in Religious Science Fiction (Mayo Mohs, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971); pg. 207. "The Pope [said] 'We are, in a way, born again in Christ, but there are still too few of us--too few even if we include those other handfuls who are not of our faith, but still acknowledge God through the teachings of Luther or Laotse, Gautama Buddha or Joseph Smith. "
Protestant world 2100 Sanders, Winston P. "The Word to Space " (first published 1960) in Other Worlds, Other Gods: Adventures in Religious Science Fiction (Mayo Mohs, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971); pg. 95. "'...Nor are we about to spend the tax money of Protestants, Jews, Buddhists, unbelievers. . . even Akronists. . . on propagating our own Faith.' "
Protestant world 2114 Dick, Philip K. The Man Who Japed. New York: Ace Books (1956); pg. 55. "'How much is this going to cost?'

'An examination will be made of your income. You'll be charged according to your ability to pay.' It was characteristic of Morec training, this old Protestant frugality. Nothing must be wasted. A hard bargain must always be driven. "

Protestant world 2120 Card, Orson Scott. Speaker for the Dead. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 307-308. "'You were baptized?'

'My sister told me that yes, Father baptized me shortly after birth. My mother was a Protestant of a faith that deplored infant baptism, so they had a quarrel about it.' The bishop held out his hand to lift the Speaker to his feet. The Speaker chuckled. 'Imagine. A closet Catholic and a lapsed Mormon, quarreling over religious procedures that they both claimed not to believe in.' " [Ender, and this discussion, are on Lusitania, but the time and place of his birth was long before: Earth, around the year 2120.]

Protestant world 2200 Heinlein, Robert A. Double Star. New York: Ballantine (1986; first ed. 1956); pg. 156. "He was also ordained in the First Bible Truth Church of the Holy Spirit, which I had never heard of, but which accounted for his tight-lipped deacon look. "
Protestant world 2977 Stableford, Brian. "Mortimer Gray's History of Death " in Immortals (Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1995); pg. 204. "Just as the Protestants were trying to replace the Catholic Church's centralized authority with a more personal relationship between men and God, Gray argued, the creative artists of this era were trying to achieve a more personal and more intimate form of reconciliation between men and Death, equipping individuals with the power to mount their own ideative assaults. He drew some parallels between what happened in the Christian world and similar periods of crisis... "
Protestant world 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 94. "'Jesus,' I whispered.

'An ancient messiah figure,' said the comlog. 'Religions based on his purported teachings included Christianity, Zen-Christianity, ancient and modern Catholicism, and such Protestant sects as . . .' "

Protestant Yatakang 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 224. "Yatakang... Guided Socialist Democracy of: country, SE Asia... Est. pop. 230,000,000.... 70% Buddh. w. pagan admx., 20% Muslim, 10% Xian (Prot.) "
Protestant - liberal denominations North Dakota 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 286. [Bill is a televangelist] "Bill's enemies were the mainstream press, liberal politicians, and left-leaning churches, which is to say all the various forces that were conniving in the moral collapse of the American people. They accused him of every conceivable crime but concentrated particularly on fraud and hypocrisy. "
Protestant - liberal denominations USA 2010 Willis, Connie. "Samaritan " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1979); pg. 224. "The liberal churches had flirted with the idea of unification for more than twenty-five years without getting more accomplished than a few statements of good will. Then the Charismatics had declared the Rapture, and the churches had dived for cover right into the arms of ecumenism.

The fundamentalist Charismatic movement had gained strength all through the eighties. They had been committed to the imminent coming of the End, with its persecutions and Antichrist. On a sultry Tuesday in 1989 they had suddenly announced that the End was not only in sight, but here, and that all true Christians must unite to do battle against the Beast. The Beast was never specifically named, but most true Christians concluded he resided somewhere among the liberal churches. There was fervent prayer on Methodist front lawns. Young men ranted up the aisles of Episcopal churches during mass. A great many stained glass windows... were broken. A few churches burned. "

Protestant - liberal denominations world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 162. "As to the evident absurdities of the Heaven's Gate faith, no less a religious authority than Augustine declared that he believed in Christianity precisely because it was absurd. And when two members of the cult who had missed their apotheosis appeared on Sixty Minutes on that same Easter evening, they had no more intellectual difficulty shrugging away the silliness of the cult's mythology than Joseph Campbell, and most liberal Protestant theologians, have in shrugging away whatever seems merely mythological in Christianity.
Protestant - nondenominational USA 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 134. "'My friend Billy Graham, our new Secretary of Nondenominational Godliness, once chided me for going overboard in my description of the triumph of Apollo 11, but even Billy--were he sitting with us now--would surely agree that this lunar visit is 'extraordinary.'...' "
Protestant - nondenominational Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 57. "'Well, Reverend--may I call you Quinton or do you prefer Quint?' Michael replied straight-faced.

'Most prefer to call me Reverend or Father.' Weston's smile was relaxed, but Michael's glib words had kindled a cold fire behind the eyes. 'I'm fairly nondenominational and informal about such things.' " [Rev. Weston is one of the main characters of book.]

Protestant - WASP California 1962 Benford, Gregory. Timescape. New York: Simon & Schuster (1980); pg. 64. Pg. 64: "'That's the trouble with going domestic. You move in with a man and pretty soon, when he says he loves you, you hear underneath it that he's thanking you. So, you're welcome.'

'What's that, WASP wisdom?' [White Anglo-saxon Protestant]

'Just making an observation.' "; Pg. 74: "Penny told him he didn't seem very Jewish to her, but he knew she was simply ignorant. The WASPland she'd grown up in had taught her none of the small giveaway clues. "; Pg. 168: "He had never met a girl at the Biltmore; that was the sort of empty WASP ritual open to Yalies and kids who identified with The Catcher in the Rye. "; Pg. 352: "'He was trying to do it cool and WASP.' "

Protestant - WASP California 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 10. Pg. 10: "He had explained to her--the sophisticated European to the parvenu Californian WASP... "; Pg. 29: "'Redondo Beach WASP. We never ate anything more challenging than Mexican. I remember a lot of TV dinners.' "
Protestant - WASP Connecticut 1988 Byrne, John L. Fearbook. New York: Warner (1988); pg. 9. "'Is this town really as . . . well, as white Anglo-Saxon Protestant as it looks?'

'Oh, no,' Wheeler said. He swerved the Buick hard right around a slowing Winnebago. 'It's a pretty even mix. We have Catholics here, too.' "

Protestant - WASP Illinois: Chicago 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 100. "In Chicago there were perhaps a hundred families such as the Meyers, ranging through the Polish, Slovak, Irish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, and even WASP sections of town... "
Protestant - WASP Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 33. "...I could see that they were an attractive WASPish couple in their forties. "
Protestant - WASP Nevada 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 276. [Burning Man festival.] "A crowd was gathered around a bonfire watching a spectacle. Naked WASP [White Anglo-Saxon Protestant] aboriginals were tossing desiccated and mummified cow carcasses that they had collected from the playa on the fire. "
Protestant - WASP New Hampshire 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 4. "'Victoria,' I said. Abe knew the baby's name. When I had told him the name we'd chosen for our daughter, Abe had suggested that it was a pretty damn Waspy title for the offspring of an Indian princess and a Chicago pollock. The man was the epitome of sensitivity. "

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