History Main / SacredScripture

19th Jul '16 3:22:04 PM Specialist290
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What it means to be a "sacred" text may vary (as it does in real life). In the most basic definition of sacredness, the ''information'' contained is the sacred thing, and paraphrasing, adapting or translating this text is still considered unproblematic. Other times, the literal text is sacred, and translating or adapting it becomes a sensitive matter. This is owed to the fact that within the religions built upon such a text, even minute details can carry substantial weight for the practices and teachings of this religion. A few religions go so far as to teach that their holy book cannot be "correctly" translated at all, and [[SacredLanguage is only perfect in the original text.]] Finally, the physical books or scrolls containing holy texts may be sacred objects in themselves, the handling of which is tied to certain dos and don'ts.

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What it means to be a "sacred" text may vary (as it does in real life). In the most basic definition of sacredness, the ''information'' contained is the sacred thing, and paraphrasing, adapting or translating this text is still considered unproblematic.unproblematic as long as the core message gets across. Other times, the literal text is sacred, and translating or adapting it becomes a sensitive matter. This is owed to the fact that within the religions built upon such a text, even minute details can carry substantial weight for the practices and teachings of this religion. A few religions go so far as to teach that their holy book cannot be "correctly" translated at all, and [[SacredLanguage is only perfect in the original text.]] Finally, the physical books or scrolls containing holy texts may be sacred objects in themselves, the handling of which is tied to certain dos and don'ts.
22nd May '16 4:56:34 PM MarqFJA
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Books that are considered sacred by the followers of a fictional religion, or sometimes philosophy.

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Books that are considered sacred by the followers of a fictional religion, (typically fictional) religion or sometimes philosophy.
6th Oct '15 7:19:34 PM hazzaboner
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* The Gift Legends in ''Literature/TheRedAndTheRest'' are presented as not necessarily truer than any competing holy book, but they sure do a lot for WorldBuilding, giving one religious explanation for the various [[FiveRaces humanoid species]] and DifferentlyPoweredIndividuals.
16th Jul '15 9:08:06 PM jormis29
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* Creator/DavidWeber's Literature/Safehold series has the ''Holy Writ,'' written by the Archangels as part of their attempt to [[InvokedTrope enforce]] the MedievalStasis trope. It includes lots of practical advice and practical warnings, set in the form of divine miracles and divine curses so as to steer the reader away from investigating further. It also includes, ''The Book of Schuler,'' a manual for ColdBloodedTorture, as a further inducement to not investigate further. And the rules for {{UsefulNotes/Baseball}}, because Baseball is SeriousBusiness.

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* Creator/DavidWeber's Literature/Safehold ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series has the ''Holy Writ,'' written by the Archangels as part of their attempt to [[InvokedTrope enforce]] the MedievalStasis trope. It includes lots of practical advice and practical warnings, set in the form of divine miracles and divine curses so as to steer the reader away from investigating further. It also includes, ''The Book of Schuler,'' a manual for ColdBloodedTorture, as a further inducement to not investigate further. And the rules for {{UsefulNotes/Baseball}}, because Baseball is SeriousBusiness.
16th Jul '15 9:06:04 PM sablesword
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* Creator/DavidWeber's Literature/Safehold series has the ''Holy Writ,'' written by the Archangels as part of their attempt to [[EnforcedTrope enforce]] the MedievalStasis trope. It includes lots of practical advice and practical warnings, set in the form of divine miracles and divine curses so as to steer the reader away from investigating further. It also includes, ''The Book of Schuler,'' a manual for ColdBloodedTorture, as a further inducement to not investigate further. And the rules for {{UsefulNotes/Baseball}}, because Baseball is SeriousBusiness.

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* Creator/DavidWeber's Literature/Safehold series has the ''Holy Writ,'' written by the Archangels as part of their attempt to [[EnforcedTrope [[InvokedTrope enforce]] the MedievalStasis trope. It includes lots of practical advice and practical warnings, set in the form of divine miracles and divine curses so as to steer the reader away from investigating further. It also includes, ''The Book of Schuler,'' a manual for ColdBloodedTorture, as a further inducement to not investigate further. And the rules for {{UsefulNotes/Baseball}}, because Baseball is SeriousBusiness.
16th Jul '15 9:03:57 PM sablesword
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* Creator/DavidWeber's Literature/Safehold series has the ''Holy Writ,'' written by the Archangels as part of their attempt to [[EnforcedTrope enforce]] the MedievalStasis trope. It includes lots of practical advice and practical warnings, set in the form of divine miracles and divine curses so as to steer the reader away from investigating further. It also includes, ''The Book of Schuler,'' a manual for ColdBloodedTorture, as a further inducement to not investigate further. And the rules for {{UsefulNotes/Baseball}}, because Baseball is SeriousBusiness.
1st Jul '15 8:38:57 PM nombretomado
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* The Book of Pythia served this in the "[[ContinuityReboot reimagined]]" ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''. With the [[EternalRecurrence circular nature of existence]] between humans and Cylons, however, it sometimes seemed that each race was the "god" to whom inspiration was found to write the passages and prophesies, in part. God was present, but not in a way that either side fully understood or appreciated--seemingly {{Pandeism}}, monotheism, and polythesism all rolled into a syncretic mess.

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* The Book of Pythia served this in the "[[ContinuityReboot reimagined]]" ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''.Galactica|2003}}''. With the [[EternalRecurrence circular nature of existence]] between humans and Cylons, however, it sometimes seemed that each race was the "god" to whom inspiration was found to write the passages and prophesies, in part. God was present, but not in a way that either side fully understood or appreciated--seemingly {{Pandeism}}, monotheism, and polythesism all rolled into a syncretic mess.
25th May '15 3:55:50 PM TheXfromB
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* In ''Literature/{{MARZENA}}'' we have The Transhuman Seeder, a collection of books written by Anika From Bremen (Narrator), which demonstrates how the brain works and establishes how this knowledge will create a biological technological and spiritual revolution. The book itself is considered holy by the members of the Transhuman Army.
14th Apr '15 10:23:45 PM allium
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* One of the fake infomercials Creator/AdultSwim airs at 4 AM is ''The Book of Christ'', which touts a newly discovered book of Literature/TheBible supposedly written by {{Jesus}} himself. It turns out to be made of MistakenForProfound:

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* One of the fake infomercials Creator/AdultSwim airs at 4 AM is ''The Book of Christ'', which touts a newly discovered book of Literature/TheBible supposedly written by {{Jesus}} himself. It turns out to be made a big pile of MistakenForProfound:MistakenForProfound (along with [[ForeignQueasine awful recipes]] and [[WhatTheHellHero hit-and-run donkey accident confessionals]]):
14th Apr '15 7:52:53 AM allium
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* One of the fake infomercials Creator/AdultSwim airs at 3 am is "The Book of Christ", which supposedly touts a newly discovered book of Literature/TheBible supposedly written by {{Jesus}} himself. It turns out to be made of MistakenForProfound:

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* One of the fake infomercials Creator/AdultSwim airs at 3 am 4 AM is "The ''The Book of Christ", Christ'', which supposedly touts a newly discovered book of Literature/TheBible supposedly written by {{Jesus}} himself. It turns out to be made of MistakenForProfound:
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