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4th Feb '17 9:39:54 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' has books for all of it's many gods, with a few interesting variations. The holy book of Erastil is largely a collection of farming and hunting tips, while Cayden Cailean's is a set of short sayings meant to be conveniently carved into wooden placards for display in bars.
4th Feb '17 9:31:42 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** When Kosh intervenes in G'Kar's [[MindRape mental assault]] on Londo, G'Kar experiences an inner enlightenment. While under arrest, he writes a philosophical book, which is eventually treated by some Narns as a new holy book. This leads to some comedy, as Narn holy books must replicate the original in ''every'' detail -- so when Garibaldi accidentally puts his cup of coffee on the original and leaves a ring-shaped stain on it, every copy of the new book has to have that stain as well.

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** When Kosh intervenes in G'Kar's [[MindRape mental assault]] on Londo, G'Kar experiences an inner enlightenment. While under arrest, he writes a philosophical book, which is eventually treated by some Narns as a new holy book. This leads to some comedy, as Narn holy books must replicate the original in ''every'' detail -- so when Garibaldi accidentally puts his cup of coffee on the original and leaves a ring-shaped stain on it, every copy of the new book has to have that stain as well. It also causes some problems for G'Kar as a spiritual leader because it was released before he finished it, so his followers keep bringing up sections he wrote early in his spiritual awakening and had since reconsidered.
22nd Dec '16 11:00:20 PM wholockiantrekkie
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**Not to mention, various religious texts from Bajor about the Prophets, the Emissary, and prophecies with interpretations about them.
10th Sep '16 2:44:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Orange Catholic Bible from Frank Herbert's ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' universe. This one is interesting because it combines some traditional holy books (books of the Bible, the Qur'an, the Hadith, most Hindu and Buddhist scriptures, the Dao De Jing, the Analects, the Zoroastrian Avestas), plus a number of other fictional texts.

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* The Orange Catholic Bible from Frank Herbert's ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' universe. This one is interesting because it combines some traditional holy books (books of the Bible, the Qur'an, the Hadith, most Hindu and Buddhist scriptures, the Dao De Jing, the Analects, the Zoroastrian Avestas), plus a number of other fictional texts.



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10th Sep '16 12:46:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Book of Pythia served this in the "[[ContinuityReboot reimagined]]" ''Series/{{Battlestar 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.

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* The Book of Pythia served this in the "[[ContinuityReboot reimagined]]" ''Series/{{Battlestar 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}}, UsefulNotes/{{Pandeism}}, monotheism, and polythesism all rolled into a syncretic mess.
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.
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