Youth Chian Poetry Contest Winner

Posted by on 2013-08-16T03:14:08+00:00 in Refractions

Youth Chian Poetry Contest Winner

The winner of the 2943 Youth Chian Poetry Contest is a young man by the name of midk2000 currently schooling on Reisse, in the Rhetor system! Congratulations to all the entrants, every one was a winner, except this one which was more of a winner than the other ones. MIDK’s entry reminded us of the ancient history before interstellar travel, when explorers traveled the oceans of their home planet. Congratulations MIDK, your parents are being granted a three year...

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And We’re Back!

Posted by on 2011-10-10T03:14:02+00:00 in Refractions

And We’re Back!

Due to eddies in the space-time continuum, we have been unable to communicate with Terran-based tithers for a short while. His Wholliness the Vice Pope is pleased to announce that we are once again accepting tithes. It should be noted that all Chians are now expected to retrospectively respect the unexpected. A Gallybagger Tithe Adjuster will be contacting you shortly.

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From The Mouths Of Babes

Posted by on 2001-08-16T03:14:28+00:00 in Refractions

From The Mouths Of Babes

Once a wise Chian wished to placate his child. “You can become anything you want, child. A president, a businessman, a Gallybagger. You can even race starships through the Ellis System”, he said. “Are these things Possible?”, asked the child. “Anything is Possible” replied the adherent. “You can’t bite your own butt”, spake the child. At this, the Chian became Embrightened.

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On This Day in History

Posted by on 1980-12-09T03:14:00+00:00 in Refractions

On This Day in History

As we look back on the Highly Improbable events of 2910, most notably the Vanduul attack on the 42nd Squadron, it is important to remember our humble beginnings. Centuries ago, space was considered too Wholly and too dangerous for mankind, full of Improbability and Abundant Bad Times. With this in mind, nine hundred years ago today on December 9th, 2010, despite several manned flights having been made previously, a fledgling cargo hauler named SpaceX saw fit to launch a...

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On The Wholly Word

Posted by on 1977-08-16T03:14:16+00:00 in e-Dicts

No, it’s not King Felix, mah-hah-bone, or monkeys. The holy word of CHI is in fact “aejibo”, pronounced ee ji (like eye) bow (like bow and arrow). The word has a strange history, and is reputed to have been used by knights entering the fray of battle. Aejibo means “to sally forth in the hopes of victory”, it is an exclamation of joy before the unexpected, or, more accurately, the unknown. Chians seeking to ameliorate their Good Times Quotient...

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Journal Entry #37

Posted by on 1976-08-16T03:14:44+00:00 in Refractions

Journal Entry #37

Thoughts of the Brain are experienced by us as arrangements and rearrangements – change – in a physical universe; but in fact it is really information and information-processing which we substantialize. We do not merely see its thoughts as objects, but rather as the movement, or, more precisely, the placement of objects: how they become linked to o­ne another. But we cannot read the patterns of arrangement; we cannot extract the information in it – i.e....

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On Sumerology

Posted by on 1975-08-16T03:14:32+00:00 in e-Dicts

The practice of Sumerology can be confusing, daunting, frustrating and even frightening; but true Chians know Good Times can be found in abundance by the cautious, disciplined practitioner. Few people know that the book of Genesis exists mostly in Sumerian form, although there are some Assyrian texts. Of especial import is the accounting of the Great Flood, one of the most Highly Improbable occurrences of all time. Büyük Ağri is alleged to be the resting place of the...

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On Three

Posted by on 1975-08-16T03:14:28+00:00 in e-Dicts

Three, it’s the magic number. Yes it is, it’s the magic number. Somewhere in that ancient mystic trinity, you get three. That’s the magic number. Three has been a holy number for a long time. The Chian way teaches that reverence be paid to the Possible, the Probable and the Highly Improbable. Observant Chians will notice three letters in “CHI”, and that pi is three and a bit.

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On Dates

Posted by on 1974-08-16T03:14:40+00:00 in e-Dicts

The Chian calendar contains thirteen months of 28 days, numbered 1 through 28. New Year’s Day is January 0, and is a Sunday. Leap years add a day onto December, giving us December 29. The months are named as in the Gregorian calendar plus the extra summer month of Sol between June and July. The calendar is marked from August 16 1972 BCE on the Gregorian calendar. Therefore, in the year 2000 Chians celebrated the year 3968. The number thirteen is extremely powerful,...

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On Probability

Posted by on 1973-08-16T03:14:23+00:00 in e-Dicts

What exactly is the message of the Church? The Church believes in one thing and one thing only – the universe is infinite*. If you can truly accept that as fact, you must consider that in an infinite universe, given enough time anything is Possible. Of course, most things are Highly Improbable. For example, evolution. The amount of Probability needed to overcome the trillions of Possibilities that could at any moment in history have completely wiped the planet Earth...

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