I'm new here.
I'm new to Discordianism.
I read the Wikipedia page this week, and liked it.
Yesterday, I read Principia Discordia in its entirety.
I've decided : this is PERFECT for me!
I'm an atheist.
One that doesn't proselytize, of course.
I'm more of an apathetic atheist.
I just accept that God doesn't exist, and I leave it at that.
Discordianism, for me, provides a mythology, and metaphors, for things I already believe.
For example, the Curse of Greyface :
I've always been of the opinion that people who take religion and things like that too seriously are annoying and destructive.
Also, I like the story of Eris and Aneris and Void.
I like the symbolism in that.
A few months ago, I was introduced to Joseph Campbell.
He maintains that religions aren't meant to be taken literally.
He maintains that the metaphors can be very useful,
but, when taken literally, can be quite destructive.
That's another reason why this religion is so perfect :
We can recognize what is and isn't meant to be taken literally.
We see the metaphors for what they are,
and thus have no animosity towards people who don't believe the stories,
as opposed to, for example, Christians,
who condemn those who don't take their parables as literal Truth.
So, in that respect, Discordianism isn't a "mock religion";
No, no, no, it is the IDEAL religion.
Discordianism is an example of what religion should be.
I probably have more thoughts, but I'm done for now.
Feedback would be nice.
Maybe I got this thing all wrong.
Maybe there is no wrong, of course, and I can view it how I wish.
That's what the Principia said, in various places.
So, tell me what you think, Erisians of the Internets.