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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty, Faith, Collected Chapters



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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 288, October 15th, 2017

Chapter One: Indoctrination

He was born into a family of plebians, free citizens, but in reality servants of the Empire, slaves of the Continuum.

He could not tolerate injustice.

He felt the suffering of everyone.

He fought the empire.

For his gallantry, the Continuum made him a star.

He entered service as a bureaucrat, then soldier, then priest.

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Day 289, October 16th, 2017

Chapter Two: Dogma

He made his vow, and took holy orders.

He immersed himself in the priesthood.

His knowledge expanded, the history of the Empire was exposed in sacred texts.

It fascinated him, and struck him cold.

Deep feelings were stirring inside him.

He became aware of the reality of the Collective, and the truth set him free.

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Day 290, October 17th, 2017

Chapter Three: Rites

He took all of the rituals seriously, as he did everything during his career.

He fulfilled them with grace, and a presence that gave no indication of the fact that he knew they were empty gestures, and meaningless incantations.

He believed the cohesion of the Empire, of a million worlds, relied on them for everything.

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Day 291, October 18th, 2017

Chapter Four: Mystery

He was indoctrinated into the deepest mysteries of the Imperium.

He discovered the mechanism of salvation, translation of consciousness into the quantum field, eternal life in the Continuum as a member of the Collective.

He learned that the Imperial rites meant nothing, they were based on lies, minor dramas perpetuated as a means of control.

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Day 292, October 19th, 2017

Chapter Five: Belief

He spent his days promoting the beliefs of the Empire.

He spoke with power and confidence, elegantly articulating the complex narratives that glued the Imperial society together.

He was a living exemplar of the faith, demonstrating to everyone, even the outcast, the possibility of elevating their station with fidelity, duty, and adherence to the laws.

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Day 293, October 20th, 2017

Chapter Six: Orthodoxy

He learned to differentiate between belief, and conviction, with the greatest care given to the manner in which he expressed himself; what you hold in your heart is not what you voice, survival depends on it.

The higher he ascended into the mysteries, the more he felt he was shackled by the dogma and tradition.

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Day 294, October 21st, 2017

Chapter Seven: Unkowing

There are no words available in any language to articulate the universal truths regarding the infinite, and the eternal; every attempt to do so was manipulative, and false.

The religion of the Empire was a web of lies, coercions, and control mechanisms. The lie had been perfected over millions of years, holding all people together.

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Section Six, The Empire

Part Forty, Faith

Collected Chapters
01 Indoctrination
02 Dogma
03 Rites
04 Mystery
05 Belief
06 Orthodoxy
07 Unkowing

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