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Posted by Dave on September 14, 1999 at 07:55:26:

In Reply to: Bilphism? posted by Kath on September 10, 1999 at 18:25:25:

Someone (I think a fan) wrote Fitzgerald with this same question, and his response to them (which was in a letter, and it is from a biography that excerpted this letter that I know this answer) was that he made the name up. He said he originally was inspired by a relative of his, but that he didn't want to hurt their feelings by using their religion's actual name. So he invented "Bilphism." (No word on what that relative's religion actually was!)


: In 'The Beautiful and Dam*ed' Gloria Gilbert's mother is described as "a practicing Bilphist". Can anyone tell me what Bilphism is? Is it a religion or a philosophy, and what does one have to do to practice it?
: Thanks.




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