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Megachurches Catch Up To Heinlein

One of the least-credible or most fantastic pieces of technology surmised by science fiction great Robert Heinlein in his 1961 novel Stranger In a Strange Land is a megachurch that uses tech permitting young cherubs or angels to seemingly fly:

"Cherub here!"

A youngster in his teens came dashing up. He was dressed in short full robe, tights, slippers and pigeon's wings.

Boone ordered "Fly up to the Sanctum office and tell the Warden on duty that I want another pilgrim's badge at the Sanctuary gate right away. The word is 'Mars.'"

"'Mars,'" the kid repeated, threw Boone a Scout salute and made a sixty-foot leap over the crowd. Jill realized why the robe looked bulky; it concealed a jump harness.

And, now this, from an actual megachurch:

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