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« on: May 07, 2009, 05:26:11 pm »
You probably don't care about my life story so i'll try to keep it brief.  I'm new to Discordianism entirely.  I've stuggled with questions of metaphysics forever, and discordianism just clicks with me.  I'm re-reading the principia discordia over and over again, but I will say right now that the parable about Void's daughters gave me such a pleasant feeling I almost teared up.  Maybe I did tear up, so whaaaaaaaaaaat!!!

I just cut this long paragraph that said a bunch of shit about what brought me to discordianism and why i like it.  but i stopped myself when I realized that should go in another forum.  I'm new to forums in general (other than recording forums, which is kinda different than this sort of thing)  So sorry if this post isn't very thought provoking.  Just wanted to make my first post i guess.

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 06:12:13 pm »
You probably don't care about my life story so i'll try to keep it brief.  I'm new to Discordianism entirely.  I've stuggled with questions of metaphysics forever, and discordianism just clicks with me.  I'm re-reading the principia discordia over and over again, but I will say right now that the parable about Void's daughters gave me such a pleasant feeling I almost teared up.  Maybe I did tear up, so whaaaaaaaaaaat!!!

I just cut this long paragraph that said a bunch of shit about what brought me to discordianism and why i like it.  but i stopped myself when I realized that should go in another forum.  I'm new to forums in general (other than recording forums, which is kinda different than this sort of thing)  So sorry if this post isn't very thought provoking.  Just wanted to make my first post i guess.

I cried a bit when I first read the PD. For me it was the Nonsense as Salvation bit... and Omar's bit of prose on dying at the end of Void's Daughters:

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And so it is that we, as men, do not exist until we do;
and then it is that we play with our world of existent things,
and order and disorder them, and so it shall be that non-existence
shall take us back from existence and that nameless spirituality
shall return to Void, like a tired child home from a very wild circus.

It's the best afterlife concept I've ever read... and its in one fucking sentence.

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 06:24:53 pm »
I know it's like there's some silliness and quirkiness in the rest of the parable, which i think fits perfectly.  but that last little bit that you quotes is so fucking poignant!  it just like feels warm and welcoming I guess.

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 06:28:14 pm »
I know it's like there's some silliness and quirkiness in the rest of the parable, which i think fits perfectly.  but that last little bit that you quotes is so fucking poignant!  it just like feels warm and welcoming I guess.

I agree... I think it was that sentence that most affected the way I see my life and Discordianism in general... playing with the world of things, ordering and disordering, having new and interesting experiences until its time to go home.

And the Void is such a beautiful metaphor for 'Who the fuck knows" ;-)
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009, 06:45:44 pm »

And the Void is such a beautiful metaphor for 'Who the fuck knows" ;-)
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I can't help but think, even if it's me reading into things, that there might be more of a metaphysical significance to the void.  Like (and I'm rehashing things i said in another post) everything's defined by what it is not, and so everything is dependent on everything else to exist.  Without evil there would be no good.  Without black there would be no white.  Without nonexistence there wouldn't be existence.  you could say that the existence and nonexistence both "exist" in that they're concepts which is part of "existence"  (I'm putting exist in quotes here because if you're following my logic, "exist means something different than unquoted exist)  but for all those "existent" things to "exist" you would need a nothingness that was unable to be conceptualized.  which I would consider the void, or some would say an impersonal god maybe.

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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2009, 07:33:29 pm »
I cringed a bit when I first read the PD. For me it was the endless rehashing of mediocre absurdism that had been stale for a good 50 years.

fixed that for you, Rat.

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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2009, 02:23:34 am »
well i talk about stuff not to say i've discovered something new for mankind, just for myself.  So sorry if i'm a little behind you guys.  we all end up in the same place.  that place being the gravvvvvve.

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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2009, 04:01:30 am »
I cringed a bit when I first read the PD. For me it was the endless rehashing of mediocre absurdism that had been stale for a good 50 years.

fixed that for you, Rat.

MS, if you're interested in what's going on in discordianism now, you're probably doomed you should probably check out the BIP, Intermittens, Roger's rants, some of Hoopla's writing (I can't be arsed to remember titles), and the GASM subforum (where we try to put ideas into action).

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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2009, 04:02:52 am »
I know it's like there's some silliness and quirkiness in the rest of the parable, which i think fits perfectly.  but that last little bit that you quotes is so fucking poignant!  it just like feels warm and welcoming I guess.

Oh, they're so cute right before the hammer comes down.   :)
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2009, 02:31:35 am »
well i talk about stuff not to say i've discovered something new for mankind, just for myself.  So sorry if i'm a little behind you guys.  we all end up in the same place.  that place being the gravvvvvve.

No worries, I like the PD. Sure it's old now, but it was new when it was written, and pretty original at the time.
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