The New Age that was foreseen by Empress Jamyl in her visions given to her by God, continues to approach at the speed of 1year per year, though its ETA remains unclear. Possibly due to the Uncertainty Principle, we know how fast it is moving, but not where it is. I defer to Her Majesty’s Imperial Physicists on that matter.
The Empress Catiz 1 (long may she reign) continues to rule in the manner to which we have become accustomed.
Holder political machinations continue to turn their wheels, grinding ever onwards with that certain tedious inevitability that we all so much enjoy and revel in.
The coming New Year as ever brings the notion of Hope and Change, and it will be seen how this turns out.
May God bless us, one and all, except for sabiks and equilibriumists and people who leave sticky handprints on door handles in church.
Slavery is eternal, and God demonstrated just how eternal slavery is when he allowed a band of demons to “one shot” anti-Empress Jamyl – an act that could only be supernatural – for her crimes against the God and his Scriptures. Not only will slavery be eternal due to endless conquests producing an endless supply of slaves, but because the Minmatar made themselves a permanent slave people on account of their Rebellion. A permanent slave people who needs never – no must never – be freed.
Mr. Nauplius, when you think the leaders of your religion about the need to redeem and reunite all humankind in your god’s light have gone astray because they’re inflicting insufficient suffering and misery, they … might not be the ones who have gone astray.
At their best the Amarr sometimes make me feel as though I really am missing something important. Your Sedevacantist movement, though, well, it’s a bit of a puzzle to me how you manage to recruit any followers at all. Are they all just sadists? Masochists? … Or, maybe just people who needed more, a lot more, structure in their lives.
… Even if it was totally arbitrary. Big universe I guess.
“ I give to you the destiny of Faith,
And you will bring its message to every planet of every star in the heavens:
Go forth, CONQUER IN MY NAME, and reclaim that which I have given." - The Scriptures, Book of Reclaiming 22:13
Sedevacantism is for those who believe the emphasized text to be more than a gentle suggestion.
Perhaps not, but it does seem victory is not assured-- so taking on the whole cluster is a major strategic problem.
Even if you’re not big on its implications (or its willingness to take “conquer” figuratively), the Pax Amarria has a pretty practical answer to that problem. Unless you’re eager to go out like Sansha’s Nation?
Where literalism gets you crushed, it’s wise to look for other interpretations.
There is no need to take on the entire cluster at once. First, we join with the Gallente in a genocidal war of enslavement and extermination against the Caldari and Minmatar. The enemy being massively outnumbered, we will win easily. Next we take down the Gallente.
I write of Jamyl with a heavy heart and a careful hand. In my youth I was awestruck by her grace and wisdom. Her sudden death shattered my world from top to bottom and in more ways than one. My House and I are not what we once were and likely will never be again. In retrospect my outlook on her has jaded over time, but I believe she foresaw that change was necessary for the Empire to survive in this tumultuous future.
House Ajuuk has never been affluent, but after years of my idiot cousin’s regency we hold claim to a meager half-dozen slaves, a luxurious habitation unit, and my personal craft. When offered emancipation and a chartered shuttle one simply shrugged his shoulders and said he didn’t have anywhere else to go. They spend their time attending to tasks too complex for my automata to perform, often clerical work or drone maintenance.
Point being: Those who choose to embrace their Reclamation will continue to serve God, slave or not. I’ve never known a Holder that could beat their property to salvation. On the contrary, the ones that try often catch a bullet or beam for their trouble.