The First Heavenly Church of the Cosmic Confidence Trick Victims believes their religion reflects the truth about the universe, which is its essential absurdity. They believe that there is one Born Again every minute, and also that they must be fruitful and multiply, to create more human minds to appreciate the Joke.[1]

The First Heavenly Church of the Cosmic Confidence Trick Victims, along with many other splinter religious communities, went deep into the Long Earth to seek freedom of expression.[1]

They settled in Earth West 139,171. There, around a hillock, they built fields of marijuana, a township and a temple-like building.[1]

Members of the church wear green robes.[1]

The Long Earth

Upon their journey, Lobsang and Joshua stopped at Earth West 139,171 alerted by a column of smoke and a radio signal from the First Heavenly Church of the Cosmic Confidence Trick Victims. At Joshua's request, they went to see what happened and if they could provide some help.[1]

When they arrived at the hillock, all they could find was dead bodies. The whole community had been slaughtered by an unknown enemy. Joshua went to the temple-like building hoping to find survivors but only found more corpses.[1]

After more investigations, they finally had a better picture of what possibly happened. A group of Elves, who were stepping westward, found themselves inside the temple in the middle of the morning service, surrounded by humans. They panicked and started to fight their way out killing everyone on the way and hunting survivors.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Long Earth - Chapter 28
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