I apologize for the blunt title, but it's the best I could come up with to sum up what I've been feeling about the BIP over the past day.
So, let me begin by saying that I've had a baaaaad case of the Greyface for a while now. Up until a few months ago, I thought my Greyface was the best thing that could ever had happened to me, and looked with pity upon those not inflicted with the Curse. However, somewhere along the road, I'm not exactly sure, I realized "Wait a minute, this sucks ass."
However, realizing that being Greyface sucks ass and stopping being such a Greyface are, unfortunately, two very different things. I still, as of writing this post, find myself overly serious about things that I don't need to be so serious about. The writing of this post included.
So, I've been on a bit of a journey to de-Greyface myself. I figured the BIP would be as good a source as any, considering it's basically the New Testament to the Discordian religion. So, I read it, and I found myself automatically agreeing with any idea that's expressed well, which I usually do. I nodded my head, and the BIP made perfect sense to me, and I developed the sense that the BIP had, indeed, de-Greyfaced me.
Which led to most of my previous posts on this forum. After all, now that I had been de-Greyfaced, and seen the joy it had brought upon me, why not try to go de-Greyface everybody else? Hell, why not embark on a CRUSADE of de-Greyfacing?
I mean, it's the most brilliant idea ever, right! Tell everybody the great things about Discordianism, and why they should become a Discordian, and-
Wait... Awwwwww shit.
And that's when I realized that the BIP, rather than alleviating my case of Greyface, had only perpetuated it. Instead of stressing about all the things I had been stressing about previously, like about how society is corrupt and immoral, and how to bring about the Greater Good, and all that nonsense, I was instead finding myself stressing about how I have no freedom, and about how to break apart The Machine the best I could, and all that nonsense.
To me, at this point, the BIP is basically preaching a different kind of Order, while attempting to disguise itself as Disorder. It's the same bunch of revolutionaries who act like they're different than all the others and better than all the others because they're the right revolution and all the others are wrong for such and such reason. It's the same bunch of fundamentalists who act like they've got the right path to enlightenment and all the others will only lead you to misery and pain, and that you've got to do what they say in order to free your soul.
Therefore, I state the title. No offense guys, but your book is shit.
But, then again, I could have completely misunderstood the entire read, and need to go back for another view.