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----------- The United Church Book ----------

This is an unofficial work-in-progress version of  " The Holy Book of Universal Truth and other humorous anecdotes " ( a.k.a. The Book ) of the United Church , the fictional non religious organization head quartered on Bali , Earth. It's like the United Nation of  the future devoted to help and organize the citizens of the Humanx Commonwealth.
The Humanx federal army and fleet ( the Peacekeeping Forces ) are under the command of U.C., their symbol : the sandglass.
Original quotes from Alan Dean Foster 's Humanx novels are shown in underlined italic. Other non-Humanx quotes adapted from Foster's novels are in simple italic.

If you want to send me other United Church quotes not yet published here, or you want to submit a new proper quote, send me an e-mail at  deddicus@yahoo.com or Sign My Guestbook
 
 


 Index

1st   Book :chapter 1 (13 paragraphs) , chapter 2 (10 paragraphs)

2nd  Book :  chapter 1 (4 paragraphs) , chapter 2 (2 paragraphs), chapter 3 ( 7 paragraphs),
chapter 4 ( 4 paragraphs), chapter 5 (8 paragraphs) , chapter 6 (11 paragraphs), chapter 7 (4  paragraphs) .

3rd   Book :
                        SECTION 1      (  chapter 1 to 7 )
                        SECTION 2      (  chapter 8 to 10 )
                        SECTION 3      (  chapter 11 to 17 )
                        SECTION 4      (  chapter 18 to 31 )
                        SECTION 5      (  chapter 32 to 35 )
                        SECTION  6     (  chapter  36 to 42)
                        SECTION 7      (  chapter 43 to 48 )
                        SECTION 8      (  chapter 49 to 50 )
                        SECTION  9     (  chapter 51 to 56 )
                        SECTION 10     (  chapter 57 to 62 )
                        SECTION  11    (  chapter 63 to 69 )

4th   Book : Matthewson   ( 44  psalms  ) ,  Vance-Halls (  7  psalms  ).

5th   Book : Important phrases for salvation    :
chapter 1 ( 4 paragraphs) , chapter 2 ( 2 paragraphs), chapter 3 (3 paragraphs) ,
chapter 4 ( 9 paragraphs), chapter 5 ( 5 paragraphs) , chapter 6 ( 2 paragraphs),
chapter 7 (4 paragraphs) ,chapter 8 ( 5 paragraphs) , chapter 9 ( 3 paragraphs),
chapter 10 (22 paragraphs) , chapter 11( 3 paragraphs), chapter 12 (4 paragraphs) ,
chapter 13(8 paragraphs) , chapter 14 ( 2 paragraphs), chapter 15(10 paragraphs) ,
chapter 16 ( 8 paragraphs).

6th   Book :
                    TITLE 1 :  chapter 1 ( 4 paragraphs) , chapter 2 ( 3 paragraphs), chapter 3 (6 paragraphs) , chapter 4 ( 6 paragraphs), chapter 5 ( 3 paragraphs) , chapter 6 ( 5 paragraphs).

                    TITLE 2 : chapter 1 ( 4 paragraphs) , chapter 2 ( 2 paragraphs), chapter 3 (2 paragraphs) , chapter 4 ( 2 paragraphs), chapter 5 ( 2 paragraphs) , chapter 6 ( 2 paragraphs), chapter 7 (2 paragraphs) ,chapter 8 ( 2 paragraphs) , chapter 9 ( 2 paragraphs), chapter 10 (3 paragraphs) , chapter 11 ( 2 paragraphs).

                    TITLE 3 :  chapter 1 ( 2 paragraphs) , chapter 2 ( 13 paragraphs), chapter 3 (8 paragraphs) , chapter 4 ( 7 paragraphs).

                    TITLE 4 : chapter 1 ( 12 paragraphs) , chapter 2 ( 5 paragraphs).
                    TITLE 5 : "The precious 55 mantras of Eint Desvendapur" chapter 1 ( 5 paragraphs).

7th   Book : chapter 1 ( 6 paragraphs) , chapter 2 ( 31 paragraphs).

8th   Book : chapter 1 ( 5 paragraphs) , chapter 2 ( 3 paragraphs), chapter 3 ( 8 paragraphs) , chapter 4 ( 3 paragraphs), chapter 5 ( 1 paragraphs) , chapter 6 ( 5 paragraphs),chapter 7 (3 paragraphs) ,chapter 8 ( 3 paragraphs) , chapter 9 ( 4 paragraphs), chapter 10 ( 6 paragraphs) ,chapter 11 ( 3 paragraphs), chapter 12( 7 paragraphs).
 

(note: a printed version of The Book could be approximately 700 standard pages )


Contents

" Man is animal, Thranx is insect - both are of the species Brother "
( 3th book, SECTION 1 ,chapter 1 ? )

" If God wished man and Thranx to devote themselves to Him , He would not have made the worlds so complicated "( 3th book, SECTION 6 , chapter 37 ?)

" Distrust anything that smacks of absolute right "( 1st book, chapter 2, 1st paragraph ?)
 

" Self-righteousness is the key to destruction "( 3th book, SECTION 5 ,chapter 33 ?)
 

" You will not impose your culture to others " (*)
( 3th book, SECTION 2 ,chapter 8 ?)

"Try to dominate your strength by your intelligence "(*)
( 3th book, SECTION 3 , chapter 14 ?)

" Accidents and miracles do happen, if you can find the proper place in space "
    ( Matthewson ? )

" To be angered by evil is to partake of it - stupid "  ( 5th book, chapter 9)

" Laws and  attitudes, arts and compassion - not appearances- make the people what they are" ( 2nd book, chapter 6, 3rd paragraph )

" Wisdom comes from ignorance, learning is more important than defending our Ego"
 ( Marylduvac, 5th book, chapter 11, 1st paragraph )


" The universe is inhabited by good people and evil people, we have to know how to handle both of them "  ( Matthewson, 4th book , 24th psalm )

"Information gathering  eliminates ignorance"(*)
( 7th book, chapter 2, 11th paragraph ? )

"Without access to knowledge, how is  possible to learn ?" (*)
( 7th book, chapter 2, 13th paragraph ? )

"Maturity is not directly connected with age"(*)
( 3rd book, chapter 21 )

"A sense of humor when one's own possible demise is at stake is a finer recommendation of courage than the most dry and somber brilliance."
( 5th book , chapter 13, 6th  paragraph )

"A wise one knows his own limitations."
( 5th book , chapter 1, 3rd  paragraph )

"Life often places us in the most unexpected situations."
( 8th book , chapter 5, 1st  paragraph )

"Size and wise don't necessarily go together."
( 5th book , chapter 3, 2nd  paragraph  )

"Too much pride can stupefy the brain as readily as alcohol."
( 5th book , chapter 15, 7th  paragraph )

"There be direct truth and then there be spiral truth."
( 5th book , chapter 5, 5th  paragraph  )

"Curiosity was a fairly universal characteristic among space-going races."
( 2nd book , chapter 2, 1st  paragraph )

"There are situations were reality transcends the experience."
( 5th book , chapter 4, 8th  paragraph  )

"Intelligence and wisdom are worth far more than any amount of muscle."
( Marylduvac, 5th book, chapter 11 , 2nd paragraph )

"Revenge is an outdated commodity."
( 5th book , chapter 13, 1st  paragraph )

"Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting"
( 8th book , chapter  8, 2nd  paragraph )

"In a universe vast with uncertainties, never turn down an offer of expiation, no matter what the source"
( 3th book , section 11,  maxim number 68 , part four )
 

(*): these quotes are retranslated by myself from italian version....if you know the original english version please send me an e-mail at  deddicus@yahoo.com or Sign Guestbook  if you have time.


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