Emergence 3.0 – Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty; Chapter Seven, Unknowing

Emergence 3.0

A Novel – In One Page Per Day

Day 294, Sunday

October 21st, 2018

Chapter Seven: Unknowing

There are no words available in any language to articulate the universal truths regarding the infinite, and eternal.

Every attempt to do so was manipulative, and false, though not every manipulation of religious doctrine was malicious, not every articulation of universal truth was an intentional prevarication.

Most people believed in the errors that they promulgated, they were innocent.

Even the bad actors were innocent, they believed in the mission they carried out, in the Imperial cult, in the Great Chain of Being that was the foundation of orthodoxy in the faith, they believed in what the Continuum promised.

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

It required a breakthrough in cognitive thinking to shatter the controls that governed the thoughts of the ordinary citizens, very few people could endure the strain.

It drove them mad.

Of all the castes, it was only the priestly caste that even attempted to prepare people for such a watershed in consciousness.

The continuum delighted in the observation of every failure, through those failures it learned even greater controls.

He studied and meditated and pushed the discipline of his mind and body, he embraced the cloud of unknowing and passed through the crucible with ease.

From his childhood he learned to reject imperial conditioning.

He was always a rebel at heart.

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