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Date:         Sat, 23 Sep 89 03:27:42 EDT
From:         Homer 
Subject:      The Story of Adore.
To:           adore-l@ualtavm


     If you are under 18 please have your parents read
this for they need this information also.
If you run across any words you do not fully understand make sure
you get them defined.  Your parents can help you.
     Some would say that ADORE is fantasy, others would say
ADORE is true.  ADORE makes for very good fantasy.  ADORE makes for
very good truth.
Fractals are the LOGO of ADORE.

.ce The STORY of ADORE.

     A long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away there lived
a great race of people who called themselves ADORIANS.  They called
themselves ADORIANS because of their religion ADORE which
stood for A Divine Operating Religion of Excellence.
     ADORE had some very important OPERATING PRINCIPLES the first of
which
was that the PURPOSE of CREATION is TRADE in EXPRESSIONS of DISCOVERY.
What GOD CREATES, the SCIENTIST has to DISCOVER.  What the SCIENTIST
DISCOVERS, the ARTIST has to EXPRESS.  What the ARTIST EXPRESSES
the BUSINESS MAN has to TRADE in FAIR CHOSEN EXCHANGE.  This was
the PROCESS of LIFE, of finding a JOB and SUPPORTING yourself.
For example after God CREATES the land and the sky, the farmer
has to DISCOVER how to grow corn.
Here he is being the SCIENTIST.
Once he DISCOVERS how to grow corn he then has to grow it.
Here he is being the ARTIST (ARTISAN)
and EXPRESSING his KNOWLEDGE of
DISCOVERY.
(You will notice that once a farmer has succeeded so well and grown
so much corn he doesn't need to grow any more, he sits around all
day long and PAINTS it.  Ever see a still life of fruits and vegetables
on a table?)
Of course once he has some corn
he has to TRADE it with other farmers
for other things that he needs like bread.
Here he is being the BUSINESS MAN.  Thus ALL of LIFE is contained
in these four basic OPERATIONS of CREATION DISCOVERY EXPRESSION and
TRADE,
corresponding to RELIGION, SCIENCE, ART and BUSINESS.
     This very great race of people knew that WISDOM was not defined
by the ANSWERS that people BELIEVED in, but by the QUESTIONS that they
had ASKED for they knew that
many of the ANSWERS that men held near and dear to their hearts
were not worth the time of day.
In fact ADORIANS held that the CALIPER of the CALIBER of SOULS was
the QUESTIONS they had ASKED and the ANSWERS they had REJECTED.
CALIPERS are used to measure CALIBER.
CALIBER is WORTH via HARMONIES and KINDSHIP, SENSITIVITY and
INTELLIGENCE, STAR CAP(TAIN)ABILITY and OPERATING KNOW-HOW.
(EX means WITHOUT.
EXCALIBER means without CALIBER, without WORTH.  EXCALIPER
means without CALIPER, WORTH beyond MEASURE.
EXCALIBUR was the TWO EDGED SWORD of EXCALIPER and EXCALIBER, the
sword of KING AUTHUR.  AUTHUR was able to pull the sword from the
rock because he was willing to put it back in again so that others
might try.  But the
others, being destructively self interested in the KINGSHIP
for their own petty reasons,
would not have done so had they pulled the sword out,
and so could
not pull it out at all.)
Great WISDOM was allowed to SURVIVE for a very long time
because ADORIANS
never allowed ANSWERS to stop them from ASKING QUESTIONS.
In fact ADORE was defined as the SCIENCE of KNOWING what QUESTIONS to
ANSWER and what ANSWERS to QUESTION.
This was summed up in their
second great OPERATING PRINCIPLE.  ADORATION is
FAIR CHOSEN OPERATION of QUESTIONS and ANSWERS with MAJESTY, CLASS and
PRIDE.
MAJESTY is ETERNAL GOOD HUMOR born of MASTERY.
PRIDE is INTENTION towards OPERATING CRAFTSMANSHIP of CLASS.
CLASS is an ATTITUDE.  That ALL should LIVE FOREVER and be our FRIEND.
(COOL is the ABILITY to MAINTAIN CLASS.)
MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP is also an ATTITUDE.  To be the BEST in the
LAND for a while at anything you do.
     The ADORIANS held a THIRD OPERATING PRINCIPLE.  That DESIRE
is SOVEREIGN.  If you really want something you can have it.
But you have to
REALLY REALLY want it with PURE and PERFECT CERTAINTY.
No DOUBTS, no WAIVERING, no
WISHING and WASHING, no SHAME BLAME or REGRET.
But they also understood that
all great things are obtained by FAIR EXCHANGE
with others.  To PRODUCE and TRADE
things of VALUE and lasting QUALITY.  They
understood that PERSONAL INTEGRITY was NOT CORRUPTION, TEMPTATION and
SEDUCTION to DELUSION about ILLUSION.
They understood that FAIR EXCHANGE was
the FOUNDATION of all of LIFE.  For every RIGHT there is a DUTY.
For every DUTY there is a RIGHT.  RIGHTS are FAIR CHOSEN EXCHANGE
for FAIR CHOSEN DUTIES.
You CHOOSE BOTH.  It is a RIGHT to have DUTIES.  It is a DUTY to
have RIGHTS.  They never told it to you that way before.
This and only this allows OPERATING HONOR.  HONOR is the ability
to MAKE KEEP and TRADE FAIR CHOSEN PROMISES.  PROMISE is always
to ADORE OPERATION.
.ud set !
.us !ADORATION !is! OPERATION.
If you ADORE something, OPERATE it.
REPUTATION is for those that EXCEL in this FIELD. (In Excellsis Deo.)
REPUTATION is for SCOPE, SPAN, DEPTH and FIELD.  SCOPE is how much
SPACE and TIME you can AFFECT and EXERCISE GOOD CONTROL OVER.
SPAN is how many OBJECTS in that SPACE and TIME
you can OPERATE.  DEPTH is how much you KNOW about each OBJECT.
FIELD is other people's consideration of your SCOPE SPAN DEPTH and
FIELD.
These four comprise REPUTATION and ABILITY.
From REPUTATION comes EXCELSIOR REGENCY.  EXCELSIOR comes from
EX CELESTIAL which means OUT SIDE of the
HEAVENS.  The BEST of the BEST.
REGENCY is UNIVERSAL ACCEPTANCE by OTHERS outside of your own
NORMAL OPERATING JURISDICTIONS by virtue of NEEDED, WANTED
and ACKNOWLEDGED SUPERIOR OPERATING KNOW-HOW.
To the ADORIANS, ADORE was BEYOND THUNDERDOME.
It kept them alive and it kept them well.  And they made many
friends for the PATHS of LOVERS CROSS in the LINE of DUTY.
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So listen now closely my children,
There will be a sign MY story is TRUE.
One WORD is the PROOF and the WORD is PRIDE.
I ADORE you FOR EVER, for FREE.

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From ADORE.

A Divine Operating Religion of Excellence.

 Homer               adore-l@ualtavm      9/23/89 The Story of Adore.