Let us call a sociodenominational gathering "an assembly", whether fundamentalistic, that is, aimed at discussion, deliberation, social action and entertainment or contemplation, or symbolistic, that is, aimed at confirmation or observance of a representative type. We shall then call a place, building or section thereof in which fundamental and/or symbolic, sociodenominational activities are or can be held "an assembly center (of the DNI)". As pointed out before, the term center demands our special attention, because it associates (in this case) neutral-inclusivist places of assembly with the centrality of the neutral predicate (the central secondary thing of the catena) and with that of the all-neutral supreme being (the central primary thing of the universe). An assembly center of the DNI should not only be a hub of activity but also a place of meditation and denominational abstention or nonaction.

Sociodenominational gatherings and activities which are partially or 'completely' symbolistic should be clearly identifiable as such beforehand. It must be possible to assemble, or to attend an assembly, on purely fundamentalist grounds, free from any social pressure to adopt the nonlinguistic symbolism of the Ananorm, and as much as possible also its verbal symbolism. The voluntary character of this supererogatory symbolism should always be guaranteed, altho this will never release a fundamentalist or anyone else from the intrinsic duty to abstain from any form of incompatible symbolism. Conversely, also symbolists should have the freedom to organize and participate in activities of a nonfundamental purport as described in this book or as in agreement with what is stated in this book.

An assembly of adherents and/or sympathizers in which supererogatory symbols do not act a part, is a 'fundamental assembly'. If the place where it is or will be held is specially used for fundamental assemblies (and not for other ones), it may be called "a Hall of Fundamentals". (Names like Room or Chamber may be preferred for etymological or other reasons.) An assembly which is partially or 'completely' symbolistic is a 'symbolic assembly'. The pendant to a Hall of Fundamentals is a Hall of Symbols. An assembly center which has a Hall of Symbols must also have a Hall of Fundamentals, for the symbol structure of the DNI has been built, and can solely be maintained and extended on an Ananormative basis.

If an assembly center has only a Hall of Fundamentals, it may be called "a meeting center"; if both a Hall of Fundamentals and a Hall of Symbols, "an (ana)kentron". It may also be that fundamental and symbolic assemblies use the same buildings or parts of a kentron. Such a kentron has then no separate Hall of Fundamentals and Hall of Symbols. Yet, the difference with a meeting center will still be that symbols may be shown and activities organized in such a center to which fundamentalists do not attach special value.

Rather than having one Hall of Symbols it would probably be more appropriate to have a separate Hall of Ananicity and a separate Hall of Nanaicity. A 'Hall of Ananicity' is to be thought of as a kentronic structure or part of such a structure dedicated to ananic, supreme being and the symbols of perfective neutralism, whereas a 'Hall of Nanaicity' is or would be --as already mentioned in 4.2.3-- dedicated to nanaic action and the symbols of corrective neutralism. Should there be only one Hall of Symbols nevertheless, and should this be a separate structure within a kentronic complex, it can be nanacatenary in design, like a Hall of Nanaicity or a whole kentron. It is only a Hall of Ananicity for which such a design (if wanted) would not be suitable.

From a social and practical point of view every anastomosis ought to have at least one kentronic center, which may belong to a DNI association of which the anastomosis forms part, or which it may share with a DNI association or with an anastomosis of another speech community. In such an assembly center the kinds of activities will take place which have been listed in the first divison of this chapter as reasons to join other adherents or sympathizers of the DNI. Meeting centers, however, would not be used for a ceremony such as the Oath of Adherence or for something like the observance of a Day of Neutrality.

If the speakers-adherents of one language live in areas which are geographically and, unfortunately, perhaps also politically, separated from each other, then each area should have at least one anakentron, provided that the need or desire for such a kentron actually exists. But the different anastomotic centers shall all belong to the same organization of adherents, for geographical barriers and historical or contemporary politics did not, and will not, divide inclusivists who continue to speak the same tongue. We can acquiesce in given, natural divisions, but 'catabatic' restrictions must not be allowed to obstruct the anabatic movements of our speech communities.

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Model of Neutral-Inclusivity
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