“The Terror-of-the-Situation”

Chapter XXVI

The Legominism Concerning the Deliberations of the Very Saintly Ashiata Shiemash Under the Title of “The Terror-of-the-Situation”

THE ‘Legominism,’ ” Beelzebub continued to speak, “through which the deliberations of the Very Saintly Ashiata Shiemash were transmitted, had the following contents:

“It began with the prayer:

“ ‘In the name of the causes of my arising, I shall always strive to be just towards every already spiritualized origination, and towards all the originations of the future spiritualized manifestations of OUR COMMON CREATOR, ALMIGHTY AUTOCRAT ENDLESSNESS, Amen.

“ ‘To me, a trifling particle of the whole of the GREAT WHOLE, it was commanded from Above to be coated with the planetary body of a three-centered being of this planet and to assist all other such beings arising and existing upon it to free themselves from the consequences of the properties of that organ which, for great and important reasons, was actualized in the presences of their ancestors.

“ ‘All the sacred Individuals here before me, specially and intentionally actualized from Above, have always endeavored while striving for the same aim to accomplish the task laid upon them through one or other of those three sacred ways for self-perfecting, foreordained by OUR ENDLESS CREATOR HIMSELF, namely, through the sacred ways based on the being-impulses called “Faith,” “Hope,” and “Love.”

“ ‘When I completed my seventeenth year, I began as commanded from Above, to prepare my planetary body in order, during my responsible existence, “to be able to be” impartial.