harvest of his many days study. When the poet saw the designs he
turned to the ledgers and by the time he was finished with these,
he too was overwhelmed.

	He began to write poetry about the marvelous designs.  And as
he wrote and contemplated he became sure that the designs must
mean something.  Such order and beauty is too monumental to be
senseless.  And the designs were there, Ichabod had showed him [that.]

	The poet went back to the village and read his new poetry.
And all who heard him went to the cliff to see first hand the [carpet]
of designs.  And all returned to the village to spread the word.
Then as the enthusiasm grew there developed a group of those who
love beauty and nature, all of whom went to live right at the
Designs themselves.  Together they wanted to see every design that
was there.

	Some wrote ledger about just triangles.  Others described the
circles.  Others concentrated on red colored stones--and they
happened to be the first to see designs springing from outside the
carpet.  They, and some others, saw designs everywhere they went.

	"How blind we have been," they said.

	The movement grew and grew and grew.  And all who could see the
designs knew that they had to have been put there by a Great Force.
"Nothing but a Great Force," said the philosophers, "could create
this immense beauty!"

	"Yes," said the world, "nothing but a god could create such
magnificent order.  Nothing but a God."

	And that was the day that God was born.  And ever since then,
all men have known Him for His infinite power and all men have
loved Him for His infinite wisdom.


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Exerpted from a treatise concerning The Nature of Gods and The Eristesque Movement, to be found in the SUMMA UNIVERSALIA, the Holy Work of MALACLYPSE (THE YOUNGER), K.C., Omniscient Polyfather of Virginity-in-gold, and High Priest of The Heretic Fringe and Protestant Persuasion of the ERISIAN MOVEMENT of the DISCORDIAN SOCIETY ===== Hail Eris

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