|The noble color of the hekto has long been a symbol of Ghu, says Bill Evans, and the outward and visible sign of the inward and spiritual grace, such as it is, of his devotees are the purple badges of honor on their hands. Royal Purple is the color of one faction of the Fooists but the hue is generally understood to appertain solely to Ghuism. Ghu's hands are purple, as also are the souls of his worshippers -- whether the latter is due to the former is uncertain. Says Wollheim: "Once acknowledge Ghughuism, and you will be saved, even tho you spend the rest of your life... putting up all sorts of anti-ghods. For your soul knows, and nothing, I repeat, NOTHING your fallible brain may do thereafter, can erase the purple tinge of truth from your soul... at the very sight of Ghughuism, no matter how unfavorably portrayed, the soul cries out in recognition and leaps to embrace and be embraced by Ghughu. Purple is the soul of all those you contact about Ghughuism. Purple-souled Morojo, purple-souled Pogo..." Speer comments that the FooFooist remedy for all this is to remove the soul in case it becomes troublesome, tho those who may carry purple-soiled souls around with them, he reports, do not find that these hinder them in any way from being foo-blue FooFooists, and despising and spitting on Ghughuism and all its advocacy, "which certainly marks them as different from the depraved creatures who wear Ghughuist titles".
Rothman adds: "Since this manuscript has been read by Wollheim, the Ghu, and Rothman, Archbishop of Philadelphia, and the Blessing of Ghu put upon it, all those who read this in future will have their souls dyed purple, and will be immune to the depraved propaganda written above by fOO-ball Speer."
The source of this quaint theological aberration probably lies in the general use of the hekto in fan publishing at the time the Ghuist cult arose. Eney, as Archbishop of Washington, DC for Roscoe, has expressed the feeling that anyone who has ever used a hekto has -- whatever his public pronouncements -- seen the essential falsity of the Ghuist religion. But eminent Rosconian theologians have held that Ghuists will be saved despite invincible ignorance. So, for that matter, will Fooists. Come to think of it, so will Rosconians.