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/
UFO groups Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 158. " disguise my appearance for the short walk from the staff entrance to the subway station; the UFO nuts still seemed to mostly congregate out in front of the ROM's main entrance... "
UFO groups Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 171. "When I arrived at the ROM, the usual round of UFO nuts had been joined by several different religious groups... " [Some other refs., incl. pg. 184.]
UFO groups Oregon: Portland 1996 Wilson, Robert Charles. Mysterium. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 5. "Seven years after the death of William Delmonico, Werner Holden, formerly an archaeology major and now an auto parts dealer in Portland, Oregon, confessed to a professional UFO researcher that he had witnessed the recovery of a portion of the hull of a flying saucer from an archaeological site in central Turkey. The UFO researcher listened patiently to Holden's story and promised to look into it. What he did not tell Holden was that the whole crash-fragment approach had grown unfashionable--his audience expected something more intimate: abductions, metaphysics. A year later, Holden's account appeared in the researcher's book as a footnote. No legal action was taken as a consequence. Holden died of a runaway lymphoma in January of 1998. "
UFO groups Texas 1985 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 133-134. "...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... UFO groups had organized round-the-clock vigils at Brooks Air Force Base, near San Antonio, where the perfectly preserved bodies of four occupants of a flying saucer that had crash-landed in 1947 were said to be languishing in freezers; the extraterrestrials were reputed to be one meter tall and have tiny flawless teeth. "
UFO groups Texas 1991 Ing, Dean. Butcher Bird. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1993); pg. 175. "'Listen to you, like a UFO freak...' " [More.]
UFO groups Texas: Dallas 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 203. "'...Do you believe me? Or do you think I'm just a raving loony like the ones who go off in flying saucers with Elvis and have a baby by the Loch Ness monster?' "
UFO groups Texas: Galveston 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 4. "He shrugged. 'No. Seeing your O.P. [Optimal Persona]--it's a fad. Like folks used to see UFO's, you know?...' "
UFO groups United Kingdom 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 75. "'...They do what your viruses do, only it' purer, very intense and very precise. I made the first strain. It gives you a vision of the Madonna--the Mother of God, not the pop star. I let it loose, and the hackers took over. There are fifty-eight strains I know of, now, all developed inside a year. Some reveal Elvis Presley or Princess Di, others God Herself in clouds of glory, or LGM.'


...Milena is eager to explain. 'Little Green Men. You know, like flying saucers. Right brain visions. There's one strain, the Streiber, that gives you a complete abduction experience, even with fuzzy false memories of a rape. It's amazing what you can pack down inside a bunch of metal-doped super-conducting buckyballs.' "

UFO groups USA 1981 Gibson, William. "The Gernsback Continuum " (published 1981) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 460. "Merv Kihn, free-lance journalist with an extensive line in Texas pterodactyles, redneck UFO contactees, bush-league Loch Ness monsters, and the Top Ten conspiracy theories in the loonier reaches of the American mass mind...

But I saw it, Mervyn.' We were seated poolside in brilliant Arizona sunlight. He was in Tucson waiting for a group of retired Las Vegas civil servants whose leader received messages from Them on her microwave oven...

'Of course you did. Of course you saw it. You've read my stuff; haven't you grasped my blanket solution to the UFO problem?...' "

UFO groups USA 1982 Peterson, Levi S. "The Christianizing of Coburn Heights " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1982); pg. 117-118. "During the week just past she had delivered a political tract from door to door throughout much of Coburn Heights. Brother Roylance put a copy of the tract on the coffee table before Sherman. On it was the photograph of a frantic-looking man with a receding chin and bulging eyes. The pamphlet announced the candidacy of Alphonse D. Farthingage for president of the United States in an election still a year and a half away. Mr. Farthingage proposed a simple platform: if elected, he promised to open negotiations with the occupants of numerous UFOs intruding in earth's airspace, in hopes of welding them into a coalition against the Soviet Union. The text of the pamphlet went on to imply that the general authorities of the church supported Mr. Farthingage. "
UFO groups USA 1990 Anthony, Patricia. "The Deer Lake Sightings " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1990); pg. 110. "'I'm Harold Sterns with Mutual UFO Network,' he said, trying to conjure some warmth into his voice, 'and I've been told that some of your neighbors have seen strange lights.'

The woman didn't look up from her cleaning...

'Doggedly, Harry continued. 'Your neighbors on the other side of the lake say that nearly every night for the past six months they've seen a flash just after dark that lights up half the sky...' " [More, not in DB.]

UFO groups USA 1990 Anthony, Patricia. "The Deer Lake Sightings " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1990); pg. 116. "'If you don't stay, you'll tell somebody? The government'll come out and tell the man to go away?'

'Yes. I could send somebody out,' he agreed, knowing he'd never have the courage to talk about Mrs. Foote's visitor. Being a UFO researcher had held him up to all the close-minded ridicule he could stand. He had a sudden mental image of an army of Catholic priests, maybe a Bishop or two, standing around a plaid-shirted, jeaned Jesus, telling him to put the heart back in Mrs. Foote's chest. "

UFO groups USA 1993 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 58. "'Not entirely, and not if I have anything to say about I. This is grandstanding. This is pandering to UFO kooks and comic strips and weak-minded adolescents.' "
UFO groups USA 1994 Walker, Sage. "A Breath of Life " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 288. "'Death threats, love letters from women I don't know, and three hundred lawsuits from people who claim they were 'telekinetically assaulted' by the Turtle. Most of these claims are bizarre as hell. A lot of crossover with UFO abductees, and all the kinky sex fantasies that go with it...' "
UFO groups USA 1995 Bonta, Vanna. Flight. San Diego, CA: Meridian House (1995); pg. 282. "A television announcement interrupted Sandra's mental quandary. 'According to the Roper Organization Survey, four million people have said they have seen UFO's.' " [Analagous to data categorized in main database under 'poll - have seen UFOs']
UFO groups USA 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 259. "'Exactly. I think insiders call it the stealth agency. So when the military is bugged for information by UFO fanatics, they just say 'no comment.' ' "
UFO groups USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 61. "'Are the Saucer Men preparing to invade the earth with the coming of the new millennium?'

'I'm a minister, not an expert on flying saucers... This is Christianity, not a UFO cult. It's true that flying saucers may be another evidence of the Last Days.' " [Many refs. to UFOs throughout novel, but few refs. to organized UFO groups. (Perhaps only here.) The main character is trying to figure out what is happening based on newspaper reports of UFO sightings all over the country.]

UFO groups USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 147. "'What other improbable things do you believe in?'

Burdock's clear brown eyes were on him. 'Racial equality,' he said.

George smiled. 'I guess that qualifies you as an optimist.'

'That qualifies me with the UFO nuts. You ought to put me on TV.'

'People would rather hear about flying saucers.

'I know... I saw a flying saucer once.'


'Thirty year ago. At Fort Bragg...' "

UFO groups USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 238. "'Dr. Ivor Blossom of the American UFO Network says that the Columbia City church fire is only the latest in a series of attacks by UFOnauts on religious institutions throughout the Western Hemisphere.' "
UFO groups 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, and Space Cases... "
UFO groups USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Epiphany " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 306. Pg. 298: "'It's a website,' B.T. said. 'www.watchman.'

'It probably belongs to one of the radio evangelists,' Mel said.

'I don't think so,' B.T. said... ";

Pg. 306: "'What about the others who are looking for Him? The watchman website?'

'UFO nuts,' Mel said, and went over to the stretcher. 'It doesn't mean anything.' "

UFO groups USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Newsletter " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 213. "'I have to have it [the TV] on in case something happens.'...

'Like what?' Mitch said. 'Aliens landing from outer space?'

'For your information, there was a UFO sighting two weeks ago. It was on CNN.' "

UFO groups USA 2010 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 8. Pg. 8: "'...Ultimately, I work for Eschatology, Inc.'

Oh, sh--. Eschatology, as far as she knew, was one of those UFO-hunting nut groups that were attracted to Malenfant's enterprises like flies. ";

Pg. 10: "In fact Malenfant himself started to attract unwelcome personal attention. There were barroom psychoanalysts all over the media who found a common pattern in his failure to have kids, his frustrated ambition to fly in space, and his lofty ambitions for the future of humankind. And then there were the kooks--the conspiracy theorists, the UFO nuts, the post-New Age synthesists, the dreaming obsessives--none of whom had anything to offer Malenfant but bad PR. "

UFO groups USA 2010 Clarke, Arthur C. 2010: Odyssey Two. New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 165. "When the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics published its controversial summary Fifty Years of UFOs in 1997, many critics pointed out that unidentified flying objects had been observed for centuries, and that Kenneth Arnold's 'Flying Saucer' sightings of 1947 had countless precedents. People had been sing strange things in the sky since the dawn of history; but until the mid-twentieth century, UFOs were a random phenomenon of no general interest. After that date, they became a matter of public and scientific concern, and the basis for what could only be called religious beliefs.

The reason was not far to seek; the arrival of the giant rocket and the dawn of the Space Age had turned men's minds to other worlds... "; Pg. 166: "The fact that, over and over again, these were demonstrated to be lies or hallucinations did nothing to deter the faithful. " [More, pg. 166.]

UFO groups USA 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 10. "So we might begin this story anywhere--with... or Charlie Fulby lecturing about flying saucers, or General Spike Stevens understudying the top role in the U.S. Space Force... "
UFO groups USA 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 114. "'As for your patients: they will continue to praise your miracle machine, but few will listen. They will become like the lunatics who run around claiming to see UFOS or the image of Elvis in a bowl of corn flakes...' "
UFO groups Virginia 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 23. "...and listened to the rapid, tuneless tones as the phone automatically dialed.

'Tau Ceti Publications,' the receptionist chirped. The girl sounded very dim and very young.

...Mrs. Parisi's eyes fled to the shelves where Meeting the Eridanians, The Eridani Way, and In the Bright Eridanian Light were displayed.

'It's starting, Linda,' Ellis said in a breathy, conspiracy-theory voice. 'They asked for your address and phone number. I gave them your old one, but they're bound to catch up with you sooner or later. They're very interested in what we know about UFOs. They've picked up Gene. They got to Sally.' " [Many other refs, not in DB.]

UFO groups Washington, D.C. 1998 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 52. "'Have you read Philip Klass's work? He's been debunking UFO sightings for a long time.'

'And I don't argue with any of it.' Murphy chuckled. 'Believe me, I'm not a UFO buff of any sort. I think Klass is on the right track. If you as me, ninety-nine percent of UFO sightings are a crock. If they're not hoaxes or optical illusions, then they're cloud formations, airplanes, meteors, hot-air balloons . . . anything but spaceships.' " [Other refs. to UFOs in novel, but not necessarily to UFO enthusiast groups.]

UFO groups Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 37. "Lorenzo looked the man over. 'You've come a long way, huh?' He squinted at the man. 'Millions, maybe even billions of miles?'

The man smiled. 'You know?'

Lorenzo bit his lip. Not another one! If there was anything worse than science-fiction conventions, it was the UFO conventions, which filled the capital with seers who carried galactic messages from supposed superior intelligences. They were the types who sat on their roofs during meteor showers, waiting for the mother ship. 'You need to move on.' "

UFO groups Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 82. "Where else would Mr. or Mrs. Six-pack go to tell their story of having been abducted by an alien? A UFO magazine? Certainly not. They were run by head cases. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
UFO groups world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 43. "And if it could, a viable offspring would not be possible. Likewise, the category of contact story, now quite fashionable in some UFO enthusiast circles, of sexual contact between human and saucerian... must be relegated to the realm of improbably fantasy. "
UFO groups world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 77. "I receive a great deal of mail, all kinds of mail... and some from advocates of various arcane disciplines such as astrology, ESP, UFO-contact stories, the speculative fiction of von Danniken, witchcraft, palmistry, phrenology, tea-leaf reading, Tarot cards, the I-Ching, transcendental meditation, and the psychedelic drug experience. "
UFO groups world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 15. "the Crew of the Flying Saucer, the Magnificent Ambersons... "
UFO groups 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. 21. Pg. 21: "Strieber's books on this subject, Communion: A True Story and Transformation: The Breakthrough, remain notable for being the only such books by an already established professional author... Strieber's and other 'abductees' ' memoirs of their UFO experiences might also be considered from their higher vantage--had they been received by the media and the general public with the solemnity and immunity from skeptical examination that is tacitly accorded to officially recognized religions. Happily, though Strieber had a commercial success with Communion, his effort to form a quasi-religious cult of alien abductees did not attain orbital velocity, and so more than a decade after his alleged abduction on the night after Christmas 1985, Communion has become a part of the history of pop culture, not of religion. ";

Pg. 22: "...Dr. J. Allen Hynek, dubbed by Newsweek as 'the Galileo of UFOlogy,'... " [Much more on this topic.]

UFO groups 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. 30. "James Wolcott, reviewing a recent tome of UFO lore in the New Yorker, describes his own close encounters with 'abductees':
They bugged me. I came to feel that I was dealing with a quasi-cult of deluded cranks. The abductees I interviewed, far from being people plucked out of the ordinary workday, had browsed the entire New Age boutique of reincarnation, channeling, auras, and healing crystals. . . . For them the aliens were agents of spiritual growth [but beneath that] was a pinched righteousness; the ones I met tended to... passive aggression...

Not all the aggression of UFO believers can be counted on to be passive, however. On June 14, 1996, three men on Long Island--one the president of the Long Island UFO Network--were arrested for plotting to assassinate Suffolk County officials and seize control of county government. What had spurred them... was the refusal of those officials to recognize the... danger of the UFOs... " [More]

UFO groups 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. 77. "Carl Sagan, who died just months before the Pathfinder mission and the release of Contact, the movie based on his SF novel about contact with extraterrestrials, is a sadly emblematic figure. He was consistently one of NASA's biggest promotes and actively involved in many of its projects. His angle was always that there must be life out there. In pursuit of that faith, he helped to organize SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. SETI began to broadcast messages to the stars, hoping that someone would beam a message back. To date there has been no reply. Sagan's response to the silence of the stars was to invent one. That, in a nutshell, is the plot of Contact. Sagan, who throughout his career had been a principled debunker of UFO fanatics, will probably be remembered best for having assisted in buttressing that faith. "
UFO groups 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. 56. "Madame Blavatsky's heirs in the UFO era have recognized the same need to produce 'phenomena' that will impress the guileless groundlings. Blavatsky offered levitations, spirit music, letters from the ether; UFO promoters simulate crop circles as evidence of saucer landings, create 'alien autopsy' film footage, and script 'reenactments' for tabloid TV. At the same time, by way of fudging the issue and attracting a higher class of clientele, a pseudoscientific rationale is deployed in combination with the incense of a new Age religion that is all effortless transcendence. The afterlife described by spirit mediums was a balmy and shadowless eden, with scarcely a whiff of brimstone. Such has increasingly become the tone taken even by professional UFO abductees. " [More.]
UFO groups world 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 65. "'...Our own government had prepared an elaborate [landing] site [for the alien visitors] at Edwards Air Force Base where access could be controlled despite pleas from scientists, New Agers, UFO believers, science fiction writers, and the Dalai Lama...' "
UFO groups world 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 30. "Beardy continued: 'The late Dr. Jung has explored this aspect of saucer sightings thoroughly in his book, Ein Moderner Mythus von Dingen die am Himmel gesehen werden.' His German was authentically gargled. He immediately translated: 'A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies.'... Beardy went on, 'Dr. Jung was particularly interested in saucers with the appearance of a circle divided into four parts. He relates such shapes to what Mahayana Buddhism calls mandalas. A mandala is a symbol of psychic unity--the individual mind embattled against instanity...'

'...Let's not lose what's left o fthis precious opportunity to see Bashful Saucers, as Ann calls them.' " [More in this passage about material from Jung, and more on UFO groups. Many refs. not in DB.]

UFO groups world 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 31-32. "'Professor, you've given us a lot of fancy double talk,' the Ramrod began, 'but it still seems to me to be about saucers that people imagine. I'm not interested in those, even if Mr. Jung was. I'm only interested in real saucers, like the one I talked to and travelled in.' "
UFO groups world 2061 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 57. "Back on Earth, Victor Willis had made rather a fool of himself--in the opinion of many--by interviewing the 'Euronatus' who now more-than-adequately filled the gap left by the UFO-enthusiasts of the previous century. Some of them argued that the probe's demise was due to hostile actions from the world below... "
Ugaritic Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 176. "He'd practiced at home, as any boy of good family did, learned tricks from Ugarit to Pi-Ramses... "
Ugaritic world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 234. "'...Where did Asherah come from?'

'Originally from Sumerian mythology. Hence, she is also important in Babylonian, Assyrian, Canaanite, Hebrew, and Ugaritic myths, which are all descended from the Sumerian.' "

Umbanda Brazil 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 192. "'...speaking in tongues?'...'glossolalia'... Pagan Greeks did it... Spirit mediums of Tonga and the Brazilian Umbanda cult...' "
Unarius Academy of Science USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 49. "Other [newspaper] stories littered his desk:... 'Unarius Temple Firebombed.' 'Jehovah's Witnesses Torn by Schism.' 'High-Tech pioneer Founds American Atheist Party.' "
Unification Church Colorado 1978 King, Stephen. The Stand. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1978); pg. 529. "...biked out to north Boulder... Boulder's 'old' residents. Stan Nogotny said it was as if the Catholics, Baptist, and Seventh-day Adventists had gotten together with the Democrats and the Moonies to create a religious-political Disneyland. "
Unification Church Delaware 2000 Seidler, Tor. "What's the Point? " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 27. [Playing the 'Moon Shoot' game at a fair. The word 'moonie' here refers to throwing a ball through the hole marked 'MOON.'] "On her first throw, the ball arced up almost to the ceiling and, on its way down, smacked the Big Dipper. Her second try wasn't even a spiral, though the wobbling ball did hit the backdrop only a few inches from the EARTH hole.

'Darn,' she said. 'I wanted a dolphin.'

'Next year, when you hand's bigger,' Jarred said.

'Tell you what, Mr. QB,' the man said. 'Do a moonie on one go, and she gets a dolphin.'

The diameter of the football was only about an inch less than that of the MOON hole. Jarred licked the tips of the fingers on his right hand, picked up the ball, cocked his arm, and fired.

'You got an agent, kid?' the man said, handing Louise a dolphin. "

Unification Church galaxy 2422 Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 116. "Cheju Do was a system in the Korean quadrant, that part of the quadrant that Yamato had claimed some years ago. It contained two inhabited planets, Cheju itself and Mokp'o, the totally isolated Sun Myung Moon religious colony. "; Pg. 118: "'...What waits for you on Mokp'o, Ingram, is ten thousand times worse than anything on this ship. Do you want to go to that? They're maniacs. They'll burn your mind out and take your soul before they kill you, and they'll be watching for us...' "
Unification Church Metropolis 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 182. [Possible Unification Church reference.] "'Listen,' Luthor said. 'Listen, this is important.'


'I found out the Master's racket. I don't think even the Guardians know this plan, and it's reprehensible.'

'Reprehensible? For a guy who once posed as a Korean guru just to attract 33 thousand impressionable teenage kids to a rally in Metro Station and hold them for ransom, he must be going some for you to call him reprehensible.' "

Unification Church New York: New York City 1985 Bear, Greg. Blood Music. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 170. "'When you're with them, you won't need your body any more,' her mother said. Suzy looked at her in horror. 'Suzy, honey, we've been there. We know.'

'You're like a bunch of Moonies,' she said softly. 'You always warned me Moonies and people like that take would take advantage of me. Now it's you trying to brainwash me. You feed me and made me feel good and I don't even know you're my mother and brothers.' "

Unification Church New York: New York City 2015 Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 16. "These people wouldn't be wasting their time on a false alarm.. and so to the excitement there was added the smallest hint of danger; and everyone put on his best face in case the cameras were turned his way, so that he might join the host of heroes--Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, senators, bankers, bank robbers--who had gone before them to appear on TV cameras in this place. "
Unification Church Ontario: Toronto 1998 Wilson, Robert Charles. "Divided by Infinity " in Starlight 2 (Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.). New York: Tor (1998); pg. 28. "'There's a couple of tests I apply,' she said, 'whenever I read this kind of book. First, is it likely to improve anyone's life? Which is a tricker question than it sounds. Any number of people will tell you they found happiness with the Scientologists or the Moonies or whatever, but what they usually means is they narrowed their focus...' "
Unification Church Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 94. "'...I must acquaint you in more detail with our religious situation here... We are a colony of schisms, of splinter sects. Many of us were aware of the special effects of Planet Tarot before we emigrated from Earth, and each of us saw in these effects the potential realization of God--our particular specialized concepts of God, if you will. This appeal seems to have been strongest to the weakest sects, or in any rate, the smallest numerically. Thus we have few Roman Catholics, Mohammedans, Buddhists, or Confucians, but many Rosicrucians, Spiritualists, Moonies, Gnostics, Flaming Sworders--' "
Unification Church Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth 1998 Wood, Crystal. Fool's Joust. Denton, Texas: Tattersall Publishing (1998); pg. 12. "She shrugged. 'Bob and Gina aren't big into organized religion. For all I know, they probably think Methodists are a cult. But Methodists or Moonies, there's nothing I--or the Bureau--can do, unless there's evidence of some criminal activity or intent exhibited by this so-called cult. It's not illegal to practice your religion in this country, last time I checked the Constitution.' "
Unification Church USA 1982 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 234. "'...In my opinion, the bill won't pass, and if it should, it will be struck down by the courts--this... commission is a transparent device to evade the Constitution. In any event, they're obviously out to get the Moonies and Hare Krishnas, Church of Scientology, people like that; I don't see how it affects us.' "
Unification Church USA 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 93. "'...He's persona non grata in Hong Kong and Singapore. There's something going on.'

'What about America?'

Belew snorted a laugh. 'He's not stupid, our Hosenose. He learned from the example of the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, the Bhagwan Rajneesh, and Dwight Gooden.' "

Unification Church USA 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 23. "'...and she hates you--well, hate may be too strong a word, but she sure doesn't like the fact that you represent another theology. I think if you were a member of some sort of cult, if you followed a David Koresh or Reverend Moon or any other extremist, she wouldn't feel so threatened by you. But your gods, though thought nicely dead and gone, are respected and recognized. And now you come along and now only worship Zeus and Athena and Hera and Apollo and all the rest, but have actually met them...' "
Unification Church USA 1997 Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 184. "She had traveled enough with her mother to assume that most large airports were essentially the same, and therefore there should be Hare Krishnas, Moonies, Jews for Jesus--all the little groups of subcults and sects milling about the doors, offering their pins, their flowers, their pamphlets. Helena had taught Cassie to ignore them, to pass them without notice, but what she noticed that day was that they were gone.

In their place were more of the Soldiers of Salvation, hundreds of them... their own pamphlets... with the same message...: Put an end to Wonder Woman... Destroy her before she destroys you!

Frightening. But even more disturbing... were the people who stopped to talk to the Soldiers... They were not bustling past, as they would brush by the bald heads and saffron robes of the followers of Krishna. There were no sneers as greeted the disciples of Reverend Moon... "

Unification Church USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 16. "My sister sent you, Lauren thought. It explained everything. He was not a Moonie or a serial killer. He was this year's version of the crystal pyramid mate selector. "
Unification Church Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 7. Pg. 7: "Beneath its walls wandered a weird profusion of nuns and rabbis and sikhs and friars, and others of even more dubious spiritual provenance: Hare Krishnas, earnest Moonies, witches and druids nouveaux. "; Pg. 251: Hah! real Moonies, thought Annie. ";

Pg. 321-322: "'But she has this thing, about some sacred marriage--it's got to do with her goddamn cult. All those women . . .'

'You mean like Sun Myoung Moon, marrying off his followers in Madison Square Garden or something?'

'I don't know. It's a secret, to me at least. Maybe they're all going to marry each other...' "

Unification Church world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 16. "...the Space Odyssey, the Blue Moonies, the Crabs, the Dose... "
Unification Church world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 271. "Organizations publicly claiming responsibility included the Earth-Firsters, the Red Army Faction, the Islamic Jihad..., the Reunited Reunification Church... " [Possibly named after the 'Unification Church.']
Uniformitarian United Kingdom: England 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 124. [Not a religion, but a position in scientific debate of the time.] Pg. 124: "'Some say his flying reptile could only glide.'

...'Well, it all comes back to basic theory, doesn't it,' he said. 'The Uniformitarian faction wish these creatures to seem dull and sluggish! Dinosaurs will then fit their slope of gradual development, a slow progression to the present day. Whereas, if you grant the role of Catastrophe, you admit a far greater state of Darwinian fitness for these magnificent creatures...' "; Pg. 173: "Or Lord Charles Lyell, the medal-heavy savant chief of the Uniformitarian faction. "; Pg. 195: "'...Very dramatic, very catastrophic. That's what the public likes about Catastrophism, Mallory Catastrophe feels better than this Uniformity drivel about the Earth being a thousand million years old. Tedious and boring--borin on the face of it!' "

Unitarian Alabama 1981 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 505. "'Don't you see, Anthony? For all the evangelicals' talk about this nation being founded on religious principles... this being a Christian nation and all . . . most of the Founding Fathers were like Jefferson . . . atheists, pointy-headed intellectuals, Unitarians . . .'


'So the country was founded by a flock of fuzzy-minded secular humanists, Anthony. That's why we can't have God in our schools anymore. That's why they're killing a million unborn babies a day. That's why the Communists are growin' stronger while we're talking arms reduction...' "

Unitarian California: Hollywood 1955 Bradbury, Ray. A Graveyard for Lunatics. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1990); pg. 117. "'I gave orders to cut Judas! I didn't want to make an anti-Semitic film!'

'What!' I exploded, jumping up. 'This film is being released next Easter, right? That week, one million Baptists will see it. Two million Lutherans?'


'Ten million Catholics?'


'Two Unitarians?'


'And when they all stagger forth on Easter Sunday and ask, 'Who cut Judas Iscariot out of the film?' how come the answer is: Manny Leiber!' "

Unitarian, continued


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