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Toure Bomoko was the Chairman of the C.E.T.

Bomoko hated the Old Testament text which made Sheba say, 'I am black but comely' since his own wife was brown and remarkably ugly. She wassuspected, more or less jokingly, of a secret attachment to Obeah rituals after she was once seen chasing a chicken into the jungle.

After the publication of the OCB, he appeared to admit that C.E.T. had erred in trying to manipulate the props of popular religion:

"We shouldn't have tried to create new symbols; we should' ve realized we weren't supposed to introduce uncertainties into accepted belief, that we weren't supposed to stir up curiosity about God. We are daily confronted by the terrifying instability of all things human, yet we permit our religions to grow more rigid and controlled, more conforming and oppressive. What is this shadow across the highway of Divine Command? It is a warning that institutions endure, that symbols endure when their meaning is lost, that mere is no summa of all attainable knowledge."

Bomoko's critics forced him soon afterward to flee to exile, his life dependent upon the Guild's pledge of secrecy. He reportedly died on Tupile, honored and beloved, his last words:

"Religion must remain an outlet for people who say to themselves, 'I am not the kind of person I want to be.' It must never sink into an assemblage of the self-satisfied."

He himself passed into history as a symbol of religions integrity and foresight, part of the myth of "The Fourteen Sages" who never recanted and who keep reappearing even in the plays of Harq al-Harba.

SourcesEdit

  • ORANGE CATHOLIC BIBLE, THE FUNDAMENTAL SCRIPTURE OF THE IMPERIUM

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