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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 Israel 1 C.E. Kidd, Kathryn H. The Innkeeper's Daughter. Greensboro, NC: Hatrack River (1990); pg. 28-29. "'Are you the innkeeper?' The man's voice sounded tired.

'I am,' Father said. 'What do you want?'

'I need a place to stay,' the man said. 'It's just me and my wife, and our donkey.'

...'You've wasted your steps. Our inn is full. Even our courtyard is full to overflowing.'

'Please,' the man said. 'Would it help if I told you I'm a descendant of King David? We're here for the Census.'

Father laughed. 'Are you crazy? This is Bethlehem. Everyone is a descendant of David. That's why they've come to Bethlehem -- to be counted as members of David's family. I'm even named after him: I'm David... and this is David's Inn.'

'Then we're relatives,' the tired man said. 'My name is Joseph. Can't you find a place for us? Friend, my wife is sick. She's about to give birth, and we need a place for the child to be born.' " [Story takes place at the time of Jesus's birth, tells of his birth from the perspective of the innkeeper's daughter. Other refs., not in DB.]

Christianity Israel 33 C.E. Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 284. "...legends of the Grail... Pontius Pilate, who washed his hands from it when the case of the presumptuous King of the Jews came before him. When Christ was crucified, a rich Jew, who had been afraid to confess his belief, used this cup to catch some of the blood that flowed from Jesus's wounds... When he was released, he took the Grail to England, where he settled in 63 A.D... He began the conversion of that region to Christianity... " [More. Pg. 284 is entirely about the legendary Holy Grail.]
Christianity Israel 33 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. One King's Way. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 28. "And no question but that the lance, the Holy Lance that had pierced the side of the Son of God himself, could have survived physically. He had himself seen and handled weapons that might be as old.

But who might have thought to preserve such a thing? It would have had to be someone who recognized its importance at the very moment of its use. Otherwise the weapon would have gone back to the barracks, been mixed with a thousand others. Who could have set aside such a weapon? Not, thought Erkenbert, for all the archbishop had said, the pious Jew Joseph of Arimathea, whom John the gospeller mentioned four verses later. Such a man, if a disciple of Jesus, might well have been able to beg the body from Pilate, and to preserve the holy chalice in which Jesus had celebrated the Last Supper--though John said nothing of that. He would not have been able to gain possession of an infantry issue weapon from the Romans. " [More.]

Christianity Israel 33 C.E. Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 193. " 'And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven...' Acts 2:4-12 "
Christianity Israel 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 252. "'...Wherever God was for the time being would be holy ground. Permanently holy ground would be what we call the Holy Land--Galilee, where Jesus lived, and the countries all around there. Jerusalem's called the Holy City, because the Temple was there, and the Ark of the Covenant was in the Temple, and God was in the Ark of the Covenant.'

'Permanently?'

'Permanently...' "

Christianity Israel: Jerusalem 1986 Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 185. "The open city of Jerusalem, they call it. An international metropolis, jointly governed by commissioners from Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and Great Britain under a United Nations mandate, sacred to three of the world's great religions. " [I.e., Judaism, Christianity and Islam. More about Jerusalem, pg. 185-190.]
Christianity Israel: Jerusalem 1986 Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 186. "Once inside [Joker's Quarter] I saw no nats at all, only jokers--jokers of all races and religions, all living in relative peace. Once they might have been Muslims or Jews or Christians, zealots or Zionists or followers of the Nur, but after their hand had been dealt, they were only jokers... The sect of Jesus Christ, Joker has a church in Jerusalem, and Father Squid took me there. The building looked more like a mosque than a Christian church... "
Christianity Italy 1500 C.E. McAuley, Paul J. Pasquale's Angel. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1994); pg. 9. "'We have plenty of time before the procession.' Rosso stpped back and looked critically at the underdrawing. It was the deposition of Christ, looking down the length of His dramatically foreshortened body as He was tenderly cradled by His disciples. " [Many refs. to Christianity throughout book, most not in DB. All Christian refs. are to Catholicism.]
Christianity Italy 1500 C.E. McAuley, Paul J. Pasquale's Angel. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1994); pg. 42. "'An idle threat,' Aretino said, 'since your Master raphael's amorous exploits are amongst the most widely publicized in Christendom...' "
Christianity Italy 1500 C.E. McAuley, Paul J. Pasquale's Angel. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1994); pg. 76. "Pasquale didn't know whether to comfort master or ape. The monk was shouting up from the garden using words no man or God should know, let alone voice, shouting that he would call on the Officers of Night and Monasteries.

'Pray for us, brother,' Pasquale shouted back. 'Show some Christian charity.' "

Christianity Italy 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 25. Pg. 25: "Diablos, precisely. Diablo is Italian for devil. Satan. The Corrupter. And you call them innocent!' "; Pg. 26: "...or call the teachers by their Christian names. "; Pg. 62: "...to Professor Bishop of Trinity Hall a week ago... "; [Other refs., not in DB.]
Christianity Italy 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 39. Pg. 39: "An old woman, ugly as original sin... "; Pg. 42: "But it's the same with parts of bodies; the bits that are inside and not normally seen by anybody are ugly, as if the Creator thought he needn't bother. "
Christianity Italy 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 279. "This was the Christian cemetery in Milan, with the little Jewish cemetery tucked onto it like a codpiece. "
Christianity Italy 2020 Watson, Ian. The Flies of Memory. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1990); pg. 27. "'Books!' Sister Kathinka led the Fly to the lectern, where a huge brass-bound Bible lay open.

'Here is the most important book. It contains the word of God.'

They Fly tapped the pages with a fuzzy claw. Its moustache quivered.

'This Bible is in Latin,' explained the sister. 'That's the old language of this country. The language is dead, but it still lives in the Church, just as Christ is dead but still lives.'

At that moment two facts became intuitively obvious to Charles. The nun had been encouraged to explore the possibility of converting the aliens to Christianity. Secondly, this alien had no idea of the function of a book--what it was! The aliens possessed no written language. " [Many references to Christianity throughout book, especially to Catholicism. Most refs. not in DB.]

Christianity Italy: Rome 1968 Ellison, Harlan. "The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1968); pg. 806. "In the Vatican's Stanza of Heliodorus... a magnificent fresco representation of the historic meeting between Pope Leo I and Attila the Hun, in the year 452.

In this painting is mirrored the belief of Christians everywhere that the spiritual authority of Rome protected her in that desperate hour... " [More.]

Christianity Italy: Rome 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 265. "'Those are Roman sewers, the oldest sewers in the world. All catacombs and buried villas down there, dead temples of the virgins, drowned mosaics, Christian bones . . .' "
Christianity Italy: Rome 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 151. "'Filthy pictures, signore? Cellar Christians, kneeling, praying, singing psalms, kissing cross? Very naughty. Very smutty, signore. Entertain your friends . . . Excite the ladies.'

'No,' Foyle brushed the pornography aside. 'I'm looking for Angelo Poggi.' " [In this future, religion is such a taboo that pictures of routine religious services are called 'pornography.']

Christianity Japan 1637 Dickson, Gordon R. Other. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 106. "'the direct ancestor of my family was Ryuzoji Masanobu, a great grandson of Takanobu. His grandfather, Takanobu's son, had sought solace in religion--Christianity in this case--after witnessing the ephemeral nature of earthly glory after the death of Takanobu and the subsequent fall of their clan. Then there was a Christian uprising in the Amakusa-Shimbara region on the island of Kyushu in 1637, twenty-four years after the prohibition of Christianity in Japan and two years after the Tokugawa Shogunate's total ban on overseas travel by Japanese nationals. Perhaps you read of that?...Masanobu was, of course, a Christian; and one of those whose persecution was carried out relentlessly by the local daimyo, whose fief had the largest concentration of Christians. The local peasants were overtaxed inhumanely, and they rose in rebellion and joined the Christians. Together, Christians and peasants entrenched themselves in the Hara Castle...' " [More, pg. 106-107, 116.]
Christianity Japan 1800 Bear, Greg. "A Plague of Conscience " (chapter) in Murasaki (Robert Silverberg, ed.) New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 146. "'...And the West came to Nihon before Perry. We had Christians in our midst for centuries before Perry. They were persecuted, tortured, murdered by their own people. . . yet fifty thousand still lived in Japan when Perry arrived.' " [Year guessed at.]
Christianity Japan 1905 Green, Roland J. "Written by the Wind: A Story of the Draka " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 102. "'You cain't see anythin', Horrie. You've got your eyes shut.'

'I see Paradise. That's enough.'

'Ah thought the Christians say there's no lovin' in Heaven,' she murmured, as well as she could...

'They could be wrong.'

'Ah most sincerely hope so.' "

Christianity Japan 1905 Green, Roland J. "Written by the Wind: A Story of the Draka " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 109. "Jahn decided that the loader's gesture counted as a prayer, and touched the pocket where the little crucifix rested, that Peter Jahn had worn across the North Sea. The crucifix had helped his great-great-grandfather sail his boat and his family from the Frisian Islands, through Napoleon's patrols and North Sea storms, then kept him alive for six year on the lower deck of a British seventy-four.

What had worked on the sea might now work in the sky. "

Christianity Japan 1905 Green, Roland J. "Written by the Wind: A Story of the Draka " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 110. "Commander Goto looked at the oily swell through which Number 36 was trailing a broad white wake, and prayed--to [Shinto/Japanese] gods bearing different names than the White Christ of the Norse pantheon, but addressed with equal fervor. "
Christianity Japan 1905 Green, Roland J. "Written by the Wind: A Story of the Draka " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 111. "'I'll be damned.'

'I hope not,' [Julia] Pope said from behind him.

'Dump the theology,' Jahn said... "

Christianity Japan 1905 Green, Roland J. "Written by the Wind: A Story of the Draka " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 118. "Jahn... wished the Emperor Meiji no harm at all, but he could not see what prolonging the Emperor Meiji's life could do for his loyal subjects who were rapidly approaching Yasukuni Shrine.

Are worshippers of Christ or the Old Norse gods allowed in there? "

Christianity Japan 1905 Green, Roland J. "Written by the Wind: A Story of the Draka " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 121. "...the man held out something in his hand... silver amulet in the shape of a hammer... a religious emblem, like the Christian cross. "
Christianity Japan 1924 Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 80. "'When I was a young boy, my mother let me attend a Christian Sunday School service in Hiroshima. It was taught by an old Jesuit from Spain...'

'For a Japanese from my time, the universe would be filled with kami,' he said. Aighors would be kami... Kami are not the same as the Christian God, but they are intelligent beings...' "

Christianity Japan 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. 143. "Aum's theology was a syncretistic mishmash of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and its own special variety of Christian millennialism, in which Aum and Asahara would reign supreme after the Day of Judgment... Science fiction does not have a copyright on Armageddon and the Apocalypse. Those notions have been in perennial bloom since the time of Ezekial and St. John. "
Christianity Japan 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 306. "'Ah, scientific skepticism.' The [Zen] Abbot flashed a smile... 'To communicate with a stone, you must become much less preoccupied. You must not do much thinking, so much talking. When I say I communicate with a stone, I am not talking about words. The Christians say, 'In the beginning was the Word.' But I am talking about a communication much earlier, much more fundamental than that.'

'It's only the Gospel of Saint John that talks about the Word,' Ellie commented--a little pedantically, she thought as soon as the words were out of her mouth. 'The earlier Synoptic Gospels say nothing about it. It's really an accretion from Greek philosophy...' "

Christianity Jupiter 1758 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 186. Pg. 185: "The Swedish mystic and mineralogist Emanuel Swedenborg wrote one of the first eyewitness accounts of a close encounter of the third kind. In his treatise of 1758, De telluribus [Concerning Other Worlds]... "; Pg. 186: "Saturnians, like Jovians, were mostly God-fearing Christian aliens... "; Pg. 191: "The difficulty with Le Guin's Gethenians, as with most of her other aliens, is that they seem to spring with such pure didactic intent from the Swedenborg tradition of populating outer space with noble savages of ideal virtue. Indeed, in Always Coming Home (1985), she creates a postindustrial California that has reverted to an ideal pre-Columbian condition, which is, of course, matriarchal. She no more endeavors to account for how this came about than Swedenborg thinks to ask how the inhabitants of Jupiter and Saturn came to be Christians. "
Christianity Kansas 1986 Kessel, John. "The Pure Product " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1986); pg. 562. "Saint Augustine asked the Lord for chastity, but not right away. "
Christianity Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 12. "'...I was just sitting here trying to watch John Wayne shoot the eyes out of dead Comanche warriors and save Natalie Wood from having sex with non-Christians...' "
Christianity Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 50. "The only way to escape this truth is to deny the reality from which it has been created, to exist in some other universe altogether.

So it is time to believe in flying saucers... Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Mississippi welcomes visiting Jews... My son Oliver is the reincarnation not only of Buddy Holly, but of the Buddha. Mama is the reincarnation of Lot's wife. "

Christianity Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 94. "Christians, Jews, or Muslims might conclude that this Religion of Rock and Roll is either facetious or deliberately offensive. "
Christianity Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 16-17. "Id est, for Oliver, buddy Holly (or perhaps what Holly symbolizes--innocence, freedom, skill, talent, love) = God the Father (who lives in Heaven, here translated as a distant planet); Oliver himself = God the Son (the Savior); and television = God the Holy Spirit (through which the Father's wishes are communicated and the Son is brought into being).

The barrenness of Buddy/Oliver's planet may be symbolic of Oliver's mother. " [Other refs., not all in DB.]

Christianity Kansas 1999 Cerasini, Marc. Godzilla 2000. New York: Random House (1997); pg. 68. Pg. 68: "'After all, you're not getting any younger,' his wife had argued on Sunday afternoon while they drove home from church. It was not the first time she'd brought up the subject. "; Pg. 78: "On the banks of Big Creek, between the town of Hays and the natural wonder called the Cathedral of the Plains, an emergency command headquarters was established... "
Christianity Kansas 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 58. "Delegates to a World Synod of Christian Churches began arriving at a tent city near Smith Center, Kansas, late Saturday night. Trouble developed almost immediately between the Brethren Church of God (Reformed Dunkers) and the Two-Seed-in-the-Spirit Predestinarian Baptists--later spreading to a schism which led to the establishment of two rump synods, one at Lebanon and the other at Athol. "
Christianity Kansas 2100 Reed, Robert. "Winemaster " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 63. "Like any credible Methuselah, Julian was often the model on how best to do archaic oddities. "
Christianity Kansas 2100 Reed, Robert. "Winemaster " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 66. "Questions came in a flurry. The press secretary pointed to a small, severe-looking man in the front row--a reporter for the Christian Promise organization. 'Are we taking any precautions against counterattacks?' the reporter inquired. Then, not waiting for an answer, he added, 'There have been reports of activity in the other Nests, inside the United States and elsewhere.'

...'Some of those machines were once your citizens,' she mentioned.

The reporter from Christian Promise was standing ready. He grimaced, then muttered bits of relevant Scripture. "

Christianity Kansas: Smallville 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 73. "The Kents decided early that at least for awhile they were going to screen his influences very carefully. Martha Kent held, for example, that stories of cutthroats and street urchins of the type Dickens wrote were not the sort of things Clark should be exposed to. She put the Bible and lots of Horatio Alger on his reading list. If he were going to insist on reading, she thought, it might as well be decent material. "
Christianity Kentucky 1963 Rucker, Rudy. The Secret of Life. New York: Bluejay International (1985); pg. 68. "Another night, they got onto the differences between the Jewish and Christian religions.

'Is it true that you all are still waiting for a Messiah?' asked Conrad... " [Book has many other refs. to Christianity, most not in DB.]

Christianity Kentucky 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 42: "New Song for Old ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Aug. 1986); pg. 10. Pg. 10: Sign on wall in Sam's family's house: "Bless this house, O' Lord "; Pg. 19: "Moments like this, Josh, ah thank the Lord for this gift to me. Ah don't really mind that people are paranoid about mutants--ah kind'a feel sorry for 'em--cause ah can fly, an' those poor souls can't. "
Christianity Kentucky 1996 Grobe, Ken. "X-Presso " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 101. "Listening to that boy sing made me think of Josh's own glorious voice. I remember him even as a young'un, using that voice of his to charm us all: singing 'Amazing Grace' in church, leading the family in sing-alongs by the fireplace on cold winter nights... "
Christianity Kenya -1998021 B.C.E. Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 41. "They [birds] were too far away to identify easily (even with my combination reduced-print Bible and field guide)... "; Pg. 42: "I thumbed past Revelations all the way to Ungulates... " [This character has time-traveled to the Pleistocene era, one million years in the past, from 1986.]; Pg. 123: "My Bible-cum-field guide, meanwhile, lay three quarters of the way down the slope, its pages riffling in the breeze... "; Pg. 190: [year reference] I told them, and I walked back and forth along the bank, declaiming my 2,000,007-year-old poem almost as if... "
Christianity Kenya 1986 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 15. "Until his circumcision Joshua's mentor had attended a mission school run by Blair's Protestant Episcopal parents, and he knew by heart a score of psalms, several of Shakespeare's soliloquies, and most of the poems of Edgar Allan Poe, a great favorite of the old Wanderobo's. " [Some other tangential references to Christianity aren't in DB.]
Christianity Kenya 1986 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 19. "Blair assured Joshua that educated Kikembu, especially Christians, also regarded Ngwati [tiny loinskin] with distaste, and that Babington would not try to make him keep the 'small skin' if Joshua were vigorously opposed to it
Christianity Kenya 1986 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 24. "...the robed figure of Mutesa David Christian Ghazali Tharaka, President of Zarakal [Kenya]... "
Christianity Kenya 1986 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 29. "In the way of necessary in-the-field gear I had brought the following: a canteen...;... a combination reduced-print Bible and guide to Pleistocene ecology (the American Geographic Foundation in conjunction with the Gideons)... "
Christianity Kenya 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 91. "Mikhail Dryke's initial tour of Mombasa had yielded little of value.

All he carried away with him were a few glimpses of the little island city as it might have been five hundred years ago, as the Portuguese were concluding their hundred-year conquest. And the city as it was fifteen years ago, before it became the primary port for Kasigau. The massive masonry of Fort Jesus, the Portuguese stronghold, recalled the former epoch. the outdated and undersized berths of the Kilindini anchorage recalled the latter.

The spaceport at Kasigau had conquered Mombasa more thoroughly than any invader in its thousand-year history... " [Some other refs. to Fort Jesus in book. See pg. 146-147.]

Christianity Kenya 2131 Resnick, Mike. "Kirinyaga " (published 1988) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 716. "To be thrown out of Paradise, as were the Christian Adam and Eve, is a terrible fate... "
Christianity Lebanon 1988 Godwin, P. Waiting for the Galactic Bus. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 56. "He talked about the Israelis like they were a separate people he didn't agree with, like the way they sent in Lebanese Christians as hit men at Beirut. "
Christianity Lebanon 2030 Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 165. "'...This here's Falafel. French-Jewish-Arabic stuff from the Lebanon hill country. Jewish settlers brought it up, Christians in the city picked it up, Moslems jazzed it up and brought it to the States...' "
Christianity Louisiana 1971 Clarke, Arthur C. "The Nine Billion Names of God " (first published 1953) in Other Worlds, Other Gods: Adventures in Religious Science Fiction (Mayo Mohs, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971); pg. 168. "'...But this sort of thing's happened before, you know. When I was a kid down in Louisiana we had a crackpot preacher who said the world was going to end next Sunday. Hundreds of people believed him--even sold their homes. Yet when nothing happened, they didn't turn nasty as you'd expect. They just decided he'd made a mistake in his calculations and went right on believing. I guess some of them still do.' "
Christianity Louisiana 1987 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 166. "Buddha.
Allah.
Jesus.

I tried to think the same thoughts in as many different religions as possible, so the thought itself wouldn't be limited... "

Christianity Louisiana 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 173. "A religious sect in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is hailing the arrival of the Neanderthal in Canada as the Second Coming of Christ. 'Of course he looks like an ancient human,' said the Rev. Hooley Gordwell. 'The world is 6,000 years old, and Christ first came among us fully a third of that span ago. We've changed a bit, perhaps due to better nutrition, but he hasn't.' The group is planning a pilgrimage to the mining town of Sudbury, Ontario, where the Neanderthal is currently living. "
Christianity Louisiana 2800 Gotschalk, Felix C. "Vestibular Man " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 316. "Derek Carlson, Plebe I, Eastern Continental Gladiatorial Service, was discharged on Christmas Eve of the year 2800... In the Vatican exile island of Scorpio, the 27-percent bionic pope was summoned by the College of Cardinals for a review of his infallibility parameters... Once again he wriggled his bare toes deep into the mats of dewy Saint Augustine grass on the lawns around his home. "
Christianity Louisiana: New Orleans 1990 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 41. "It was at Christmastime when Michael was still very small, and the great crib had just been set up at the side altar of St. Alphonsus Church, with the Baby Jesus in the manger. Michael and his mother had gone up to kneel at the altar rail. How beautiful the life-sized statues of Mary and Joseph; and the Baby Jesus himself, smiling, with his chubby little arms extended. Everywhere it seemed there had been bright lights and the sweet, softening flicker of candles. The church was full of the sound shuffling fleet, of hushed whispers. " [Many other refs. not in DB.]
Christianity Luna 1972 O'Donnell, K. M. "Still-Life " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 261. "...lunar landing itself which will probably take place somewhere around Easter Sunday... "; Pg. 267: "Seen as in distant frieze like Babylon or the Holy Roman Empire " [Also pg. 268]
Christianity Luna 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 296. "'What's happened to Easter?'

...'Easter is always the Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox,' he said... 'This year, it should've been April the eleventh. But we didn't observe it. Easson took no special note of it at all. It was a Sunday like any other Sunday.

'A Sunday like any other Sunday on the Moon,, Dolly qualified. 'Maybe the chaplain doesn't celebrate Easter on Sunday because, up here, we don't have full moons. Or vernal equinoxes. Or enough rabid Christians to make the holiday worth getting hot and bothered about.'

'Easter?' Vear said, outraged. 'Even tpid believers observe Easter. How could Chaplain Easson utterly forget it? How could we forget it?'

Cal said, 'It didn't happen back home, either. If it had, Lia would've dragged me to church.' " [More about Easter on page 298.]

Christianity Luna 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 141. "'When I behold your heavens, O Lord,' he whispered, 'the work of your fingers . . .'

'I know that one,' Brennart said. 'Some psalm from the Bible, isn't it?'

'Yes,' Doug said. "

Christianity Luna 2075 Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1966); pg. 17. ...I put down tools and sat down. "Hi, Mike. "

He winked lights at me. "Hello, Man. "

"What do you know? "

He hesitated. I know--machines don't hesitate. But remember, Mike was designed to operate on incomplete data...

" 'In the beginning,' " Mike intoned, " 'God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And--' "

"Hold it! " I said. "Cancel. Run everything back to zero. " Should have known better than to ask wide-open question. He might read out entire Encyclopaedia Britannica. Backwards...

"You asked what I knew. " His binary read-out lights rippled back and forth--a chuckle.

Christianity Luna 2075 Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1966); pg. 33. "Three million, unarmed and helpless [on the moon]--and eleven billion of them . . . with ships and bombs and weapons. We could be a nuisance--but how long will papa take it before baby gets spanked?

I wasn't impressed. As it says in Bible, God fightson sight with heaviest artillery. "

Christianity Luna 2075 Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1966); pg. 84. "'But--Professor, what are your political beliefs?'

'I'm a rational anarchist.'

'I don't know that brand. Anarchist individualist, anarchist Communist, Christian anarchist, philosophical anarchist, syndicalist, Libertarian--those I know. But what's this?...' "

Christianity Luna 2075 Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1966); pg. 110-111. "Despite Loonie [residents of Luna] mixture of Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, and ninety-nine other flavors, I suppose Sunday is commonist day for church. But Greg belongs to a sect which had calculated that sundown Tuesday to sundown Wednesday, local time Garden of Eden (zone minus-two, Terra) was the Sabbath. So we ate early in Terran north-hemisphere summer months.

Mum always went to hear Greg preach, so was not considerate to place duty on her that would clash. All of us went occasionally; I managed several times a year because terribly fond of Greg, who taught me one trade and helped me switch to another... But Mum always went--ritual not religion, for she admitted to me one night in pillow talk that she had no religion with a brand on it, then cautioned me not to tell Greg. I exacted same caution from her. I don't know Who is cranking; I'm pleased He doesn't stop.

...Mum... never missed a Tuesday. "

Christianity Luna 2075 Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1966); pg. 111-112. "I told Wyoh about Greg. She said, 'Mannie, how good is this makeup? Would it pass in church? How bright are the lights?'

'No brighter than here. Good job, you'll get by. But do you want to go to church? Nobody pushing.'

She thought. 'It would please your moth-- I mean, 'your senior wife,' would it not?'

I answered slowly, 'Wyoh, religion is your pidgin. But since you ask . . . yes, nothign would start you better in Davis Family than going to church with Mum. I'll go if you do.' "

Christianity Lusitania 5275 Card, Orson Scott. Xenocide. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 53. "- So many of your people are becoming Christians. Believing in the god these humans brought with them. - " [In this quote, one of the mother trees is speaking with a pequenino, about the conversion of many pequeninos to Catholicism on Lusitania.]


Christianity, continued

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