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M.Torres
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1/24/2011 11:53:10 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
What is it?

I tried reading about it, but I don't understand. I got as far as the idea that only chaos exists (in understanding), but things like "the holy chao" and other odd terms confuse me.

Can anyone explain Discordianism?
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

I believe in the heart of the cards. .:DDO Duelist:.
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1/25/2011 12:04:15 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/24/2011 11:53:10 PM, M.Torres wrote:
What is it?

I tried reading about it, but I don't understand. I got as far as the idea that only chaos exists (in understanding), but things like "the holy chao" and other odd terms confuse me.

Can anyone explain Discordianism?

It's pseudophilosophy. There's really nothing to it that's worth explaining or pondering.
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
tigg13
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1/25/2011 12:05:24 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/24/2011 11:53:10 PM, M.Torres wrote:
What is it?

I tried reading about it, but I don't understand. I got as far as the idea that only chaos exists (in understanding), but things like "the holy chao" and other odd terms confuse me.

Can anyone explain Discordianism?

Trying to understand it is probably not your best stategy.

The Discordianism that can be explained is not the true Discordianism. Or something like that.

Anyway, what would you like to know?
M.Torres
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1/25/2011 12:05:53 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:04:15 AM, annhasle wrote:
At 1/24/2011 11:53:10 PM, M.Torres wrote:
What is it?

I tried reading about it, but I don't understand. I got as far as the idea that only chaos exists (in understanding), but things like "the holy chao" and other odd terms confuse me.

Can anyone explain Discordianism?

It's pseudophilosophy. There's really nothing to it that's worth explaining or pondering.

Like Pastafarianism? But that's more like parody...

How is it "pseudophilosophy"? Does that mean parody?
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

I believe in the heart of the cards. .:DDO Duelist:.
M.Torres
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1/25/2011 12:06:53 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:05:24 AM, tigg13 wrote:
At 1/24/2011 11:53:10 PM, M.Torres wrote:
What is it?

I tried reading about it, but I don't understand. I got as far as the idea that only chaos exists (in understanding), but things like "the holy chao" and other odd terms confuse me.

Can anyone explain Discordianism?

Trying to understand it is probably not your best stategy.

The Discordianism that can be explained is not the true Discordianism. Or something like that.

Anyway, what would you like to know?

Beyond the "everything is chaos" thing, what does it have to say?
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

I believe in the heart of the cards. .:DDO Duelist:.
CosmicAlfonzo
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1/25/2011 12:08:08 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
The whole point of Discordianism is to confuse the hell out of you.

It looks like it worked..
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1/25/2011 12:08:10 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:04:15 AM, annhasle wrote:
At 1/24/2011 11:53:10 PM, M.Torres wrote:
What is it?

I tried reading about it, but I don't understand. I got as far as the idea that only chaos exists (in understanding), but things like "the holy chao" and other odd terms confuse me.

Can anyone explain Discordianism?

It's pseudophilosophy. There's really nothing to it that's worth explaining or pondering.

Oh, like there's anything to regular philosophy that's really worth explaining or pondering.
FREEDO
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1/25/2011 12:08:24 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/24/2011 11:53:10 PM, M.Torres wrote:
What is it?

I tried reading about it, but I don't understand.

That, sir, is what it is.
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1/25/2011 12:10:17 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:05:53 AM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:04:15 AM, annhasle wrote:
At 1/24/2011 11:53:10 PM, M.Torres wrote:
What is it?

I tried reading about it, but I don't understand. I got as far as the idea that only chaos exists (in understanding), but things like "the holy chao" and other odd terms confuse me.

Can anyone explain Discordianism?

It's pseudophilosophy. There's really nothing to it that's worth explaining or pondering.

Like Pastafarianism? But that's more like parody...

How is it "pseudophilosophy"? Does that mean parody?

It's not a parody, we truly think what we say. It is, however, not serious.
GRAND POOBAH OF DDO

fnord
CosmicAlfonzo
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1/25/2011 12:11:38 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
*rolls around on the floor, foaming at the mouth and speaking in strange tongues*
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M.Torres
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1/25/2011 12:12:36 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Can I put it this way then?

If you had one post to convert me to Discordianism, what would you say (touching on major points of the philosophy/pseudophilosphy/whatever-it-is)?
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

I believe in the heart of the cards. .:DDO Duelist:.
CosmicAlfonzo
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1/25/2011 12:14:00 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:12:36 AM, M.Torres wrote:
Can I put it this way then?

If you had one post to convert me to Discordianism, what would you say (touching on major points of the philosophy/pseudophilosphy/whatever-it-is)?

Cheesy bacon bits
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annhasle
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1/25/2011 12:18:05 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:05:53 AM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:04:15 AM, annhasle wrote:
At 1/24/2011 11:53:10 PM, M.Torres wrote:
What is it?

I tried reading about it, but I don't understand. I got as far as the idea that only chaos exists (in understanding), but things like "the holy chao" and other odd terms confuse me.

Can anyone explain Discordianism?

It's pseudophilosophy. There's really nothing to it that's worth explaining or pondering.

Like Pastafarianism? But that's more like parody...

How is it "pseudophilosophy"? Does that mean parody?

It's random crap, shoved into one "philosophy" which gullible minds and the intellectually stunted read for supposed insight and glorified uniqueness. There is no substance or central purpose. It's futile to try and "understand" but even more pointless to follow. Seems like cult material to me.
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
CosmicAlfonzo
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1/25/2011 12:20:44 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Yeah, really, you should look up the Cosmicominon, the holy book of Cosmic Alfonzoism.

It is the one true faith. As long as you ignore all the other faiths
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1/25/2011 12:21:28 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:06:53 AM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:05:24 AM, tigg13 wrote:
At 1/24/2011 11:53:10 PM, M.Torres wrote:
What is it?

I tried reading about it, but I don't understand. I got as far as the idea that only chaos exists (in understanding), but things like "the holy chao" and other odd terms confuse me.

Can anyone explain Discordianism?

Trying to understand it is probably not your best stategy.

The Discordianism that can be explained is not the true Discordianism. Or something like that.

Anyway, what would you like to know?

Beyond the "everything is chaos" thing, what does it have to say?

Ok, so your looking for a sensible point of view in a "belief system" that follows from the idea that EVERYTHING is chaos. Hmmmm.

How about, the only deeper meaning behind the idea that everything is chaos is that it's probably a waste of time to look for a deeper meaning behind the idea that everything is chaos?

See, if everything is chaos, then there really is no deeper meaning to anything. Any meaning you might find would just be an illusion. So why worry about things you can't know?
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1/25/2011 12:23:59 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:12:36 AM, M.Torres wrote:
Can I put it this way then?

If you had one post to convert me to Discordianism, what would you say (touching on major points of the philosophy/pseudophilosphy/whatever-it-is)?

Naw, we Discordians aren't very concerned with converting people--in fact--we'd probably prefer you wouldn't be.

But if you're truly interested, which means you may have been spoken to by Eris herself, then consult your pineal gland.

When the time comes you want to be one, this is all you really need to know:

"If you want in on the Discordian Society
then declare yourself what you wish
do what you like
and tell us about it
or
if you prefer
don't."

We are not an organization, we are a disorganization.
GRAND POOBAH OF DDO

fnord
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1/25/2011 12:25:07 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:21:28 AM, tigg13 wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:06:53 AM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:05:24 AM, tigg13 wrote:
At 1/24/2011 11:53:10 PM, M.Torres wrote:
What is it?

I tried reading about it, but I don't understand. I got as far as the idea that only chaos exists (in understanding), but things like "the holy chao" and other odd terms confuse me.

Can anyone explain Discordianism?

Trying to understand it is probably not your best stategy.

The Discordianism that can be explained is not the true Discordianism. Or something like that.

Anyway, what would you like to know?

Beyond the "everything is chaos" thing, what does it have to say?

Ok, so your looking for a sensible point of view in a "belief system" that follows from the idea that EVERYTHING is chaos. Hmmmm.

How about, the only deeper meaning behind the idea that everything is chaos is that it's probably a waste of time to look for a deeper meaning behind the idea that everything is chaos?

See, if everything is chaos, then there really is no deeper meaning to anything. Any meaning you might find would just be an illusion. So why worry about things you can't know?

I was just wondering what else it had to say... Like, the pentagon thingy, or the five rules, and the "holy chao", whatever that is.

I apologize for trying to be sensible about senselessness. I guess that really doesn't make sense.
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

I believe in the heart of the cards. .:DDO Duelist:.
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1/25/2011 12:32:51 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:28:42 AM, FREEDO wrote:
Discordianism is futile? Yes. All beliefs are futile.

That is entirely dependent on the belief and in which context "belief" is being used.
I'm not back. This idiot just upset me which made me stop lurking.
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1/25/2011 12:33:44 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:32:51 AM, annhasle wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:28:42 AM, FREEDO wrote:
Discordianism is futile? Yes. All beliefs are futile.

That is entirely dependent on the belief and in which context "belief" is being used.

Touche.
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M.Torres
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1/25/2011 12:35:07 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:32:51 AM, annhasle wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:28:42 AM, FREEDO wrote:
Discordianism is futile? Yes. All beliefs are futile.

That is entirely dependent on the belief and in which context "belief" is being used.

I believe in 2+2=4.
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

I believe in the heart of the cards. .:DDO Duelist:.
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1/25/2011 12:36:31 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:25:07 AM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:21:28 AM, tigg13 wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:06:53 AM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:05:24 AM, tigg13 wrote:
At 1/24/2011 11:53:10 PM, M.Torres wrote:
What is it?

I tried reading about it, but I don't understand. I got as far as the idea that only chaos exists (in understanding), but things like "the holy chao" and other odd terms confuse me.

Can anyone explain Discordianism?

Trying to understand it is probably not your best stategy.

The Discordianism that can be explained is not the true Discordianism. Or something like that.

Anyway, what would you like to know?

Beyond the "everything is chaos" thing, what does it have to say?

Ok, so your looking for a sensible point of view in a "belief system" that follows from the idea that EVERYTHING is chaos. Hmmmm.

How about, the only deeper meaning behind the idea that everything is chaos is that it's probably a waste of time to look for a deeper meaning behind the idea that everything is chaos?

See, if everything is chaos, then there really is no deeper meaning to anything. Any meaning you might find would just be an illusion. So why worry about things you can't know?

I was just wondering what else it had to say... Like, the pentagon thingy, or the five rules, and the "holy chao", whatever that is.

I apologize for trying to be sensible about senselessness. I guess that really doesn't make sense.

Oh don't apologize
about the rule of fives
just philosophize
and you'll realize
it's just a disguise
that's all randomized
so let me summarize
-just open your eyes

and smile.

The meaning is that there is no meaning.
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1/25/2011 12:38:23 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:36:31 AM, tigg13 wrote:
Oh don't apologize
about the rule of fives
just philosophize
and you'll realize
it's just a disguise
that's all randomized
so let me summarize
-just open your eyes

and smile.

The meaning is that there is no meaning.

I like that.
GRAND POOBAH OF DDO

fnord
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1/25/2011 12:39:10 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:35:07 AM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:32:51 AM, annhasle wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:28:42 AM, FREEDO wrote:
Discordianism is futile? Yes. All beliefs are futile.

That is entirely dependent on the belief and in which context "belief" is being used.

I believe in 2+2=4.

Two what, plus two what,equals four what?

Two bunches of candy plus two bunches of candy equals 1 big bunch of candy.
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1/25/2011 12:41:31 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:35:07 AM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:32:51 AM, annhasle wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:28:42 AM, FREEDO wrote:
Discordianism is futile? Yes. All beliefs are futile.

That is entirely dependent on the belief and in which context "belief" is being used.

I believe in 2+2=4.

Upon what grounds?

Now, before you even answer, if you were smart, you would see that no matter your answer I could have you going around in circles with your logic. Such frivolous rabbit trails can be avoided by simply negating that you have any truly verifiable premise, even any I could base this very statement upon.
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1/25/2011 12:41:57 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:39:10 AM, tigg13 wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:35:07 AM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:32:51 AM, annhasle wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:28:42 AM, FREEDO wrote:
Discordianism is futile? Yes. All beliefs are futile.

That is entirely dependent on the belief and in which context "belief" is being used.

I believe in 2+2=4.

Two what, plus two what,equals four what?

Two bunches of candy plus two bunches of candy equals 1 big bunch of candy.

O:

I love this site. I learn a new perspective every single day. :)
: At 11/28/2011 1:28:24 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
: M. Torres said it, so it must be right.

I'm an Apatheistic Ignostic. ... problem? ;D

I believe in the heart of the cards. .:DDO Duelist:.
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1/25/2011 12:42:19 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/25/2011 12:39:10 AM, tigg13 wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:35:07 AM, M.Torres wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:32:51 AM, annhasle wrote:
At 1/25/2011 12:28:42 AM, FREEDO wrote:
Discordianism is futile? Yes. All beliefs are futile.

That is entirely dependent on the belief and in which context "belief" is being used.

I believe in 2+2=4.

Two what, plus two what,equals four what?

Two bunches of candy plus two bunches of candy equals 1 big bunch of candy.

You are awesome. Are you Discordian?
GRAND POOBAH OF DDO

fnord