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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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Christianity galaxy 2250 Dick, Philip K. A Maze of Death. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1970); pg. 205. "What did we make up? he asked himself blearily. The entire theology, he realized. They had fed into the ship's computer all the data they had in their possession concerning advanced religions. Into T.E.N.C.H. 889B had gone elaborate information dealing with Judaism, Christianity, Mohammedanism, Zoroastrianism, Tibetan Buddhism . . . a complex mass, out of which T.E.N.C.H. 889B was to distill a composite religion, a synthesis of every factor involved. "
Christianity galaxy 2250 Longyear, Barry B. "Enemy Mine " in Nebula Winners Fifteen (Frank Herbert, ed.) New York: Harper & Row (1981); pg. 115. [Year is estimated.] "'What's that thing?'

'Jerry looked up at me, frowned, then touched the front of its jacket. 'This? It is my Talman -- what you call a Bible.'

'A Bible is a book. You know, with pages that you read.

Jerry pulled the thing from its jacket, mumbled a phrase in Drac, then worked a small catch. Another gold cube dropped from the first and the Drac held it out to me. 'Be very careful with it, Davidge.' "

Christianity galaxy 2250 Lupoff, Richard A. "With the Bentfin Boomer Boys on Little Old New Alabama " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 659. Pg. 659: "'--vodu was a mix from the start, and we can use the same tactic as the O'Haitians to make vodu live again, serve again as the tool and focus of our national struggle against descendants of the Christian slavers.' "; Pg. 662: "...the N'Alabama planetary military establish... his voice rising--being the finest fightin force among the pure surn white planets under God & His Son Jesus George Christ! "; Pg. 673; crucifixes [A very few other very minor refs, of a mostly linguistic nature. The culture/future colony planet featured in the colony is N'Alabama -- descendants of people from Alabama. It seems only slightly Christian.]
Christianity galaxy 2266 Anderson, Poul. "Language " (chapter) in Murasaki (Robert Silverberg, ed.) New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 87. "'I suppose you've met Christians. But do you know what their faith really is--originally was? Not milksop goodwill and vague self-delusions about some pink-and-white hereafter. It was as stern a religion as Earth ever saw. What it dealth with was death, judgment, and transfiguration..' The majestic phrases rolled off his tongue: For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.'

A hand chopped air. 'Men lived and died by that for centures before they learned better. Now what if it were true?' "; Pg. 90: "What was in it for the calves. Could the original request have been theirs? They might see an opportunity to learn something about those beings whom they only knew were their elders and parents--like Christians given a chance to send a living emissary to the afterworld-- "

Christianity galaxy 2266 Bear, Greg. "A Plague of Conscience " (chapter) in Murasaki (Robert Silverberg, ed.) New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 144. "Carnot had said: 'He is resurrected. The old Kammer died, just as we thought. They resurrected him, cured him of his radiation disease and wounds, and imbued him with their spirit of Christ.' A dirty, ragged, smelly sort of Christ. "; Pg. 145: "Tatsumi pressed her lips together and frowned. She did not appear shocked. 'Carnot thinks Kammer is a. . . Jesus?'

'An avatar of the ancient spirituality of Chujo... Cognate to Jesus. Jesus can be found in the universal ground state, where all our redemptions lie...' "; Pg. 158: "'Besides, traditional Christians would hardly recognize the beliefs of the God the Physicist Church, as preached by Carnot.' "

Christianity galaxy 2266 Brin, David. "Genji " (chapter) in Murasaki (Robert Silverberg, ed.) New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 47. "Minoru stood in what he hoped the natives took as an attitude of respect. After all, on shipboard--and even in their tiny habitation domes--many human crewmembers kept little Shinto or Buddhist or Christian or Gaian shrines. "
Christianity galaxy 2271 Roddenberry, Gene. Star Trek: The Motion Picture. New York: Pocket Books (1979); pg. 89. "...Decker would still have his own moment like this. But for James Tiberius Kirk to sit here again was like Lazarus stepping out into sunlight. "
Christianity galaxy 2275 Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 49-50. [Entire novel is about Quakers, a Christian denomination, but contains very few reference to Christianity in general. Mostly the George Fox aspects of Quaker are focused on, not any Biblical/general Christian connections.] Pg. 49-50: "He had gotten from Al and Ina a short-lived, very fierce interest in Jesus Christ. "; Pg. 95: "For 175 years they had gone on talking and thinking and making ready for leaving this world... Some people thought they had lived for 175 years in a world that was a kind of Eden. " [Aboard the generational ship.]
Christianity galaxy 2275 Robinson, Peg. "The Hero of My Own Life " in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds II (Dean Wesley Smith, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 80. "Darkness was upon the face of the waters of Pacifica. The only light to be found was the dull glow of the planetwide force fields, and the crackling flashes of lightning as storms harrowed Pacifica's seas. From the surfaces it was as though the Lord God had said, 'Hey, Gabriel? Ditch the light thing. I have another idea. . . .'

It wasn't God who had summoned the darkness, but a woman named Carol Marcus. Even without God making an appearance, this was Genesis: the birth of life on a lifeless world. " [Many other refs. to the Genesis planet in story, not in DB. Also refs. to this in other stories.]

Christianity galaxy 2278 Bear, Greg. "Mandala " in The Wind from a Burning Woman. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House (1983; story copyright 1978); pg. 143. Pg. 143: "It had been a proud day when the first cities were opened. The Christians, Jews, and Moslems of God-Does-Battle could boast of cities more spectacular than any that Kahn had built elsewhere, and the builder's works could be found on a hundred worlds. "; Pg. 169: "'Because of our degraded state as humans? Remember, it was the Habirus and Catholics--then Jews and Christians--who commissioned Robert Kahn to build the cities for God-Does-Battle and to make them pure cities for the best of mankind, the final carriers of the flame of Jesus and the Lord. We were self-righteous in those days, and wished to leave behind the degraded ways of our neighbors. How was it that the best were cast out?' "[Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
Christianity galaxy 2285 McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. New York: Pocket Books (1982); pg. 36. "Chekov looked around the room... He recognized few of the titles of the books on a shelf nearby: King Lear? That sounded like imperialist propaganda to him. Bible? Twentieth-century mythology, if he recalled correctly. "
Christianity galaxy 2294 David, Peter. The Captain's Daughter (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 235. "He walked the perimeter, clutching the tricorder as if it were a life preserver, or even the Holy Grail. "
Christianity galaxy 2295 Panshin, Alexei. "A Sense of Direction " in Farewell To Yesterday's Tomorrow. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1975; c. 1969 in different form); pg. 68. "...things had changed. People were more generous nowadays, if not that generous: 'It's one thing to help the little people, but you've lost your sense of proportion, Henry. Marriage?' If it was no longer against the rules, it was still a breach of propriety, the social equivalent of marrying a Negro, an Untouchable, or a Christian in times past. "
Christianity galaxy 2300 Bujold, Lois McMaster. Falling Free. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1991; first pub. 1988); pg. 122. "'GalacTech's not God, Claire. You shouldn't have to sacrifice your firstborn to it. GalacTech--any company--is just a way, one way, for people to organize themselves to do a job that's too big for one person to do alone. It's not God, it's not even a being, for pity's sake. It doesn't have a free will to answer for. It's just a collection of people, working. Bruce is only Bruce, there's got to be some way to get around him.' "
Christianity galaxy 2300 Shunn, William. "Dance of the Yellow-Breasted Luddites " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 181. [Year estimated.] "For a moment Deacon seemed at a loss. His eyes swung left to right, settling briefly on the twenty-first-century painting displayed on the east wall. The work of E. Riley, it depicted a blasted orange landscape, perhaps Mars, diagonally traversed by an endless line of power transmission towers. A naked Christ figure hung bloody and crucified on the foremost tower, his skin charred black at the wrists and ankles by crackling electricity. As Deacon stiffened, Hannah recalled that the Stewardship of Friarhesse were gnostic Christians. She suppressed a grin. She was an atheist herself, although one of her mothers had tried to inflict neo-Catholic doctrine upon her as a child. " [Some other refs. not in DB.]
Christianity galaxy 2300 Shunn, William. "Dance of the Yellow-Breasted Luddites " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 188. "'And from what I hear, they've been just chattin' up a storm all morning. Want me to patch the Jesus freak in?'

Hannah's stomach clenched. Was Deacon ignoring their agreement? 'Wait. Chatting about what?'

'Jesus. About Jesus, I mean. What else does the Apostle Paul Bunyan ever discuss?' "

Christianity galaxy 2300 Shunn, William. "Dance of the Yellow-Breasted Luddites " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 204. Pg. 204: "Moments later she had several different translations of the Bible open on her desktop, including the King James 1611, the Douay-Rheims, the New English, the Mons Olympus, the New Alpha Centauri Prime, the Joseph Smith, and the weirdly poetic Friarhesse Low Synod version used by the Stewardship. The exact phrase she recalled from her childhood occurred in every version but the Alpha Centauri and the Friarhesse, and even in those it was strikingly similar. "; Pg. 205: "'I think you told me it compared the hrkleshira to Christians. Is that right?' "
Christianity galaxy 2300 Shunn, William. "Dance of the Yellow-Breasted Luddites " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 184-185. "'To me mayhap he did, shipboard. I spoke him Christwise, of our Gospels and Apocrypha. Scripture fascinated him, and post-study he dubbed the hrkleshira Christianlike.'

'You were trying to convert an Exclaimer?'

'Not convert, Jointshare, comprehend botheach.'

Hanna couldn't resist a poke. 'Onward Christian birdies, huh? Well, I can't imagine what he meant by that. Can you?' "

Christianity galaxy 2300 Zelazny, Roger. "Angel, Dark Angel " in Unicorn Variations. New York: Timescape (1983; story c. 1967); pg. 188. [Year estimated.] "'...High at the top and somewhat to the left, the two figures ascending the ziggurat toward the rise are Dante and Virgil, the Classic and the Christian, joined together and departing the Middle Ages into a new freedom...' "
Christianity galaxy 2350 Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 21. "'When were you born?' Elvox asked.

'Christian year one thousand nine hundred and eighteen.'

'When were you captured?' Nestor asked.

'Christian year one thousand nine hundred and forty-two.' "

Christianity galaxy 2350 Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 84. "Anna grasped his arm and pushed him out of the chamber. She was frightened by his reaction. He seemed to be coming apart, breaking into a babbling child. 'I've been an idiot,' she hissed. 'Oh, Jesus, Buddha, and Lords!' "
Christianity galaxy 2350 Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 144. [Names of planets.] "Bayley's Ochoneuf; Lamen; Potter's Field; Santa Tsubaraya; Death's Vineyard; Iolanthe, Ithaca; Orb Vecchio; Orb Nuova; Star's Lee; Phoenix; Sleep; Catter Van Sees; Angel Rookery; Dirac; Farther; Old Mao; Quantico; Perspect; Black Pool; Plurabelle; Gautama; Gift-of-Isis; God-Does-Battle; Veronike . . .

God-Does-Battle was being terraformed; city builder Robert Kahn was designing palatial organic cities for the Judeo-Christians and Moslems who had contracted the world, determined to bring heaven down to solid ground, far from the unfaithful. "

Christianity galaxy 2350 Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 159. "'Yes. It was something about my situation.' He frowned. 'I think . . . wait. I know! I was a great king, in a magnificent palace, watching a huge spiritual hand scrawl something on a stone wall with a fingernail made of fire. But what did it write?'

'Read the Bible.'

'I don't understand.'

' 'You have been weighed in the balance, and found wanting,' or something to that effect. An old biblical tale.' "

Christianity galaxy 2350 Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 168. "'In time no philosophy or creed can prevent the commission of acts contrary to its sense. No creed is detailed enough to cover all the possible interpretations that can be made. Thus, Christianity brought more swords than peace, Buddhism unleashed more wars than contemplations, and the worst of any creed has been magnified. More examples can be given, the trait doesn't end with humans. Living beings are too complex to be encompassed by any single set of rules.' "
Christianity galaxy 2366 David, Peter. Q-in-Law (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1991); pg. 21. Pg. 20-21: "'...Why, in my youth, I took an acting class that recreated original stagings of Shakespeare. I was in a production of Romeo and Juliet.'

'I didn't know that, Captain,' said Crusher. 'Did you play Romeo?'

'Well . . . no,' said Picard, suddenly looking as if he wished he hadn't brought up the subject.

...'The priest?' asked Troi.

'No, not Friar Laurence...' "

Christianity galaxy 2366 Friedman, Michael Jan. Fortune's Light (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1991); pg. 6. "Troi, with her . . . how would the Bard have put it? With her calm, Madonna-like beauty. "
Christianity galaxy 2367 Duane, Diane. Dark Mirror (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 5. "' 'Man does not live by bread alone,' ' Data said. 'Or so Keiko O'Brien says... "
Christianity galaxy 2367 Duane, Diane. Dark Mirror (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 185. "...the complete Shakespeare, and the ancient King James Bible, there, he cheerfully admitted, more for the antique beauty of its language than for most of the contents... "
Christianity galaxy 2368 Neason, Rebecca. Guises of the Mind (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 231. "'Most of the religions I have encountered,' he said, 'contain the teaching of divine guidance and providence. Isn't yours the same?'

Mother Veronica nodded. 'For we know that all things work together for good to those who love God.'

'Romans 8:28,' Data replied. 'Perhaps I have misunderstood the quote.'

Mother Veronica's eyes were once more drawn to the alter. The candles seemed to glow slowly brighter as the first light of personal epiphany dawned.

'No, Mr. Data,' she said after a long moment. 'You have not misunderstood. I have. I have misunderstood all my life. My sin has never been the abilities of my mind, but my fear of them. 'For the gifts and callings of the Lord are without repentance,' ' she quoted.

The final words of Saint Francis's beloved peace prayer whispered through Mother Veronica's mind. She understood them then as she never had before. '. . . It is in giving that we now receive; it is in pardoning that we now are pardoned. . . .' "

Christianity galaxy 2368 Wright, Susan. Sins of Commission (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 2. [All of chapter 1, pages 1-7, deals with a simulation on the holodeck based on the French play Cyrano de Bergerac.] Pg. 2: "The program was running--Picard could see the thief and Christian over to one side. he could have chosen to view the scene from a box or the top of the stairs... "
Christianity galaxy 2369 Smith, Dean Wesley & Kristine Kathryn Rusch. The Soldiers of Fear (Star Trek: TNG/Invasion! #2). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 46. "'The flames seem to be shooting from the floor, but there is no mechanism creating this illusion. I could get closer--'

'No!' Riker said... 'This might be the trap Worf suspected.'

'I rather doubt that, sir,' Data said. 'My study this morning leads me to conclude that this is the eternal hellfire and damnation that Earth's Judeo-Christian ethic speaks of. It would make sense, since this officer was raised within that tradition.'

'And she was literally scared to death,' Riker said. " [Many refs. to the Furies throughout the novel. Their appearance makes them look like demons and devils from a variety of traditions, including Judeo-Christian.]

Christianity galaxy 2370 David, Peter. Q-Squared (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 319. "Trelane was next to him now, and whispering softly, 'You are familiar with David and Bathsheba, are you not? From your old Earth Bible? The king who coveted another man's wife, and so he made certain that the woman's husband--a soldier--was placed in a position where he would most likely die in battle.' "
Christianity galaxy 2370 Dillard, J. M. & Kathleen O'Malley. Possession (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 262. "It continued for what seemed to Troi to be hours; at one point, the cargohold became a Hieronymous Bosch vision of hell, with dozens of crew members held by invisible fields--all of them reaching, screaming in desperation for Deanna. But T'Reth remained steadfast throughout, helping Deanna maintain her tenuous control... "
Christianity galaxy 2371 Archer, Nathan. Ragnarok (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 82. "Neelix stared at the Vulcan [after being told about Ragnarok]. 'What a depressing myth!' he said.

'It is depressing,' Janeway agreed. 'The ancient Norse were not a cheerful people.'

'I think it's fascinating,' Kes said.

'A more widespread Earth myth of a final battle is the prophecy of Armageddon,' Tuvok said, 'but in that tale it is confidently predicted that the forces of good will survive and triumph over the forces of evil. That seems less appropriate to the case here before us than the essential despair of the Ragnarok myth.' "

Christianity galaxy 2372 Carey, Diane. Ship of the Line (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 27. "They had to feel it, to tell themselves only their enemies were vulnerable, that they themselves were the predestined winners and God was on their side, nobody else's.

Bush got an involuntary flash of all the different humanoid beings in known space, and how many more there must be, and wondered which were made in the image of God. Wouldn't make the folks at home feel very secure to think Saint Peter had a skull ridge.

At moments like this Bush thought he was out of place, out of time. He'd come from a small port town, not even big enough to be called a harbor, still a bit of America, scarcely altered in the past three or so centuries. And here he was, remembering home, seeing Newfoundland ice in the Klingon warship, having theological discussions in the back of his mind. "

Christianity galaxy 2372 Carey, Diane. Ship of the Line (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 203. "Haunted by actions he hadn't even taken yet, he wondered--did he want to gain command by becoming this ship's Fletcher Christian? " [Not a reference to Christianity, a ref. to person's name.]
Christianity galaxy 2372 Cox, Greg. The Black Shore (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 18. "'I am Varathael, Eldest of the Ryol.' He in fact looked older and more mature than either of his companions. His mane was fuller and streaked with gray, giving him the look of an Old Testament patriarch, although he seemed far from infirm. His back was straight, his bearing proud and dignified. He reminded Janeway a little of Lord Burleigh, the highborn hero of her holodeck adventures. "
Christianity galaxy 2372 Haber, Karen. Bless the Beasts (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 264. "Bless the beasts, she thought. And a fragment of a sacred text, half-remembered, unscrolled across her memory:

'. . . This great and wide sea,
Wherein are things creeping innumerable,
Both small and great beasts.
There is that leviathan,
Whom thou has made to play therein.
There go the ships:
They mount up to the heavens,
They go down again to the depths . . .'

Was it the I Ching? Proverbs? Psalms? She couldn't recall. Once, long ago, she had been a small and serious girl researching great words of Earth's past... " [The passage is actually from Psalms chapter 104, in the Old Testament.]

Christianity galaxy 2372 Wilson, David Niall. Chrysalis (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 270. "A snippet of verse from her past returned to her, something her father had read to her from old Earth's Christian Bible came to her mind suddenly, and with a clarity she'd not experienced since much earlier in her life. 'And death shall have no dominion,' she said softly. Somehow, it seemed very fitting at that moment.

'Captain?'

'Never mind, Doctor. I don't think you'll need to worry about her now,' Janeway said at last. 'Don't ask me to explain, because, I assure you, I cannot.' "

Christianity galaxy 2372 Wilson, David Niall. Chrysalis (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 275. "'Maybe he should change his name to Adam,' Paris said with a grin.

'What do you mean?' Kes asked.

Paris just shook his head. 'It would take way too long for me to explain,' he told her. 'I'm just remembering my own family's beliefs. I never took them very seriously as a child, and I didn't take these people seriously, either. Now I guess I've got some thinking to do.'

'We all do,' she replied. " [Note that on the author's own website, his capsule description of this novel is: "Alien gardens, Trek and the Bible. " Although there are few explicit refs. to the Bible, it appears that religion is a central theme of this novel, and there many Christian and Biblical influences.]

Christianity galaxy 2373 Robinson, Peg. "The First " in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Dean Wesley Smith, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 137. "Picard ruffled through the pages [of the Kipling book], seeing the stories--all old, and familiar. The poems--many committed to memory years since. He found the one he wanted.

God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far-flung battle-line,
Beneath whose awful Hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine--
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget--lest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies;
The Captains and the Kings depart;
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget--lest we forget!

There was more, but he didn't need it. The message was there... Picard closed the book... He didn't think he believed in a God . . . not as such. Not in any form Kipling, in his Victorian, British, Christian-conditioned certainties, would have recognized as God. But Picard did understand prayer. Or, at least, he understood this prayer. "

Christianity galaxy 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Zone (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 2 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 98. "His stern features were adorned by a flowing, snow-white bears; Picard found himself reminded of face of Michelangelo's famous portrait of Moses, and was momentarily disappointed that He wasn't actually carrying two inscribed stone tablets. The thought occurred to him that such Old Testament imagery, including the pillar of fire itself, still lay countless aeons in the future. "
Christianity galaxy 2374 David, Peter. The Quiet Place (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 236. "'You, Soleta?' Kebron rarely sounded surprised or at least allowed himself to sound that way. 'You're a scientist. Your discipline is the antithesis of religion.'

'Not necessarily. After all, for example, in the Judeo-Christian Bible, God charges Adam--the metaphor for the beginning of humanity--with the responsibility of naming everything in Creation.'

'So?'

'So . . . that is, fundamentally, what I do. I research, I study, and I try to put names to things. They are scientific names, but they are names nonetheless. My life is defining that which is already there. In a way, you could say that I am doing God's work.' "

Christianity galaxy 2374 de Lancie, John & Peter David. I, Q (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 98. "...as if it was a horse race! But baseball, in terms of boredom, comes a close second to Frimble. It makes me sad to think that the great coliseums of old, with all the pomp and circumstance, and the eating of the Christians, would be turned over to a sport as banal as hitting a little white ball around a field... "
Christianity galaxy 2374 de Lancie, John & Peter David. I, Q (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 196. "'How do you know that 'God' is in this tent?' he asked. 'What does God need with a tent?'

'What does He need with a church or a synagogue? What does He need with angels?' "

Christianity galaxy 2374 de Lancie, John & Peter David. I, Q (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 211. "A massive column of flame was coming toward us, like a tornado of fire. It moved quickly across the plains and bore down on us...

'Sodom and Gomorrah,' I heard Picard say.

Was it possible? Was it possible that we were facing something that had once walked the earth and formed the basis of an entire religion. Or were we seeing some imitator who was copying the essence of another, greater being? There were so many possibilities. However, not a single one of them was pertinent to the immediate concern, which should have focused not on theology, but on another preeminent consideration.

'We've got to get out of here!' I shouted.

'No argument there!' Picard returned...

Whatever, and his ball of fire, came right after us, voicing its fury. 'You have broken the bargain! Now feel My wrath!' it howled in biblical fashion. "

Christianity galaxy 2374 de Lancie, John & Peter David. I, Q (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 57. "He advanced on me. I could always tell when Picard was upset; his head tended to look pointier. 'You have to meddle with humanity, get involved, get your hands dirty, like a child neatly dressed for Sunday school who sees an absolutely irresistible mud puddle.' "
Christianity galaxy 2374 de Lancie, John & Peter David. I, Q (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 72. "'You are in no position to saw what form the End will take. Your own people cannot agree on the matter, even though end-of-the-world scenarios abound in your culture. In one scenario, there is a fanfare of trumpets, four horsemen, and an ultimate judgment...' " [Q here refers to events described in the book of Revelations in the New Testament.]
Christianity galaxy 2375 David, Peter. Excalibur: Requiem (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 119. "'A gizmo,' Adulux said reverently, as if he'd just been presented with the Holy Grail in a nicely gift-wrapped box. "
Christianity galaxy 2375 Pellegrino, Charles & George Zebrowski. Dyson Sphere (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 158. "She called that one right, Picard told himself. Moses' miracle of the waters, Plato's lost Atlantis, John's Revelation--even those wonders were reduced to minutiae by the approach of Dyson's Homeworld. "
Christianity galaxy 2375 Vornholt, John. The Genesis Wave: Book One (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (2001; c. 2000); pg. 6. "That was all she had wanted to create with Project Genesis--beauty and life. Even now, it seemed a noble dream to turn barren mater into a thriving paradise that could rival this one. Of course, that was in a perfect universe, where people thought of progress and altruism before they thought of weapons and revenge. After years of reflection, Carol had come to admit to herself that she had been naive those many years ago. No one had been prepared for Genesis to be a success, least of all her. " [Many refs. to he Genesis Project (named after 1st book of Old Testament) throughout novel. As the title indicates, it is the central plot element.]
Christianity galaxy 2375 Vornholt, John. The Genesis Wave: Book One (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (2001; c. 2000); pg. 294. Pg. 294: "Starfleet had been so worried about saving the Bolians that they hardly thought about saving animals, but the residents of Myrmidon were sure thinking about it, as they brought livestock and pets by the dozens. There were fur-bearing animals, milk-giving animals, primates, birds, reptiles, even insects--some of them in cages, many on leashes, and others running between people' legs. It was like a land-bound Noah's Ark. "; Pg. 301: "Plus the riverbeds held a lot of beings, as demonstrated by the huge throngs of baying animals and praying Bolians. It looked like a scene from one of those old Biblical epics--with a whole nation stuck in the desert. "
Christianity galaxy 2375 Weddle, David and Jeffrey Lang. Abyss (Star Trek: DS9/Section 31 #3). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 82. "' 'For now we see through a glass, darkly,' ' Bashir said softly.

Ezri hesitated, ran the phrase over her tongue, then said, 'I suppose that's it. Yes. What . . .?'

'It's from the Judeo-Christian Bible,' Bashir said, then quoted:

We know in part, and we prophesy in part.

But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now see through a glass darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

...'When I was a boy, perhaps a month after the gene resequencing, I found that passage in a book--not the Bible, but a collection of essays--and, in that egocentric way children have, decided it was about me.' "

Christianity galaxy 2376 David, Peter. Cold Wars (ST: New Frontier / Gateways: Book 6 of 7). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 303. Pg. 303-304: "Shelby smiled a moment, and then said, ' 'Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.' '

He blinked in surprise. 'How did you know?'

'Know what?'

'That we . . .' He waved it off. 'Never mind. What's that from?'

'The Bible. It's one of the Psalms.'

Her immediate knowledge of that caught his interest. He leaned forward, eyebrow raised, and asked. 'You read the Bible, Eppy?'

'On occasion.'

'Are you a big believer in God?'

She laughed. 'Now there's a surprisingly hot topic.'

'What do you mean?'

Shelby waved off the question. 'Nothing. Mac, I have to go. I'm getting a hail from the bridge...' "

Christianity galaxy 2376 Martin, Michael A. & Andy Mangels. Cathedral (Star Trek: DS9; "Mission: Gamma " #3 of 4). New York: Pocket Books (2002); pg. 37. "Before him was something that could be the Gamma Quadrant's equivalent to the Bible or the Koran. Or an ancient municipal telephone directory. "
Christianity galaxy 2400 Heinlein, Robert A. Citizen of the Galaxy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1957); pg. 210. "'I used,' Thorby stated, 'a Marx XIX one-stage target-seeker, made by Bethlehem-Antares and armed with a 20 megaton plutonium warhead...' "
Christianity galaxy 2421 Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 8. "He looked at the two Shinto priests... but Ellis hated them and wanted suddenly to bundle them into a dust crater, get them downwind where they could no longer pollute the air of a Christian burial service... John Oujuku... read solemn verses from his prayer book over the corpse. "
Christianity galaxy 2421 Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 82. "Yamato's samurai regiments were the fear of Christendom... "; Pg. 89: "Then he turned to the Shinto priest and said, 'You will crucify this barbarian in thirteen days' time. Tomorrow you will begin crucifying the rest of them on the beach. One each side. In the manner of their Jezus god.' "
Christianity galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 130. "Yes, I can picture it just as nice as you please--the boy coming back down to Kanoya, full of noble ideas about wedding Arkali Hawken, and what a valiant and indispensable part he played in the upheaval. And it'll be 'Surely, Father' this, and 'Sweet Jeezus, where's your forgiveness' that, and . . . the selfish little bastard'll try everything on! "
Christianity galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 204. "'You should not despise him so much! Be dutiful to your parents--as even your Christian religions say.' "
Christianity galaxy 2500 Drake, David. The Tank Lords. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 298. "...he... saw no inconsistencies in the facts. To ben Cheriff it was no more necessary to become an Arab in order to accept Islam that it had seemed necessary to Saint Paul that converts to Christ first become Jews. "
Christianity galaxy 2555 Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 309. "...imagined that great head leaning down, mouth open in a horrid grin, breath like a jet of steam in my face, Our Father, who art in . . . "
Christianity galaxy 2555 Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 389. "When I imagine myself a dollie, I wonder how they feel about the way human hunters kill their gods with lightning called down from the sky. Perhaps, just the way Moloch's babies felt, with the coming of YHWH and his doppelganger, Allah. "
Christianity galaxy 2634 Forstchen, William R. Action Stations (Wing Commander). New York: Baen (1998); pg. 93. "...and Phantom, rechristened Lazarus, was not officially his... " [This ship mentioned pg. 125, 162, etc.]
Christianity galaxy 2700 Emerson, Jane. City of Diamond. New York: DAW (1996); pg. 84. "'We don't travel much.'

'Uh-huh. You've got a good accent for a blood Christian.'

'Some of us go to school.'

The woman of the stallion and the rose looked at him sharply. There was something about his voice-- This kid couldn't be more than a teenager, and yet this was not the way an interview with a Cities hayseed ought to progress. In spite of what he said, could he be some VIP? Maybe she shouldn't have called him a Blood Christian; she knew these Redemptionists didn't like that. 'No offense for the long detention. We wouldn't want to let terrorists in, like Cathal Station, would we?' "



Christianity, continued

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