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Thoughts on Eris?
« on: September 09, 2010, 08:28:11 pm »
It's somewhat relevant to this topic but I didn't want to tangent too much:

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=26448.0;topicseen

I'm currently thinking about what to do in this particular section for the Jack of All Forums challenge. Perhaps this will evolve into what I want to use for that, but I'm hoping to come up with another topic for that, and this might help me formulate an idea.

So, what are your thoughts on Eris? Is she a goddess, or a personification of some sort of active agent in the universe or a metaphor? Perhaps she means something else to you. I was under the impression that the idea around here was that she was a metaphor, but I'm actually just basing that on a handful of posts, the only one that I can recall is one that I think was from ECH. This probably has been discussed already, and maybe I haven't come across the right thread yet.
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Re: Thoughts on Eris?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 08:33:26 pm »
Feel free to PM thoughts if you don't feel like putting them all out there.
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Re: Thoughts on Eris?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 11:09:08 pm »
When I'm doing a ritual to Eris, she's my goddess.
When I'm discussing Discordian philosophy she's either a metaphor, a personification or a foil for the broader discussion.
When I'm writing a Discordian parable/story she's a fictional character that has something to do with the point I'm making (or not depending on how much you think my writing sucks).

If a really real for real 'Eris' exists, I doubt she is anything like the Eris of the PD. However, the Eris from the PD is a helluva lot more fun at parties and she occasionally hooks me up with great psychedelics.

Also, Eris, if you're reading this... I totally believe you're real, please don't come visit just to prove a point.
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Re: Thoughts on Eris?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 12:48:11 am »
When I'm doing a ritual to Eris, she's my goddess.
When I'm discussing Discordian philosophy she's either a metaphor, a personification or a foil for the broader discussion.
When I'm writing a Discordian parable/story she's a fictional character that has something to do with the point I'm making (or not depending on how much you think my writing sucks).

If a really real for real 'Eris' exists, I doubt she is anything like the Eris of the PD. However, the Eris from the PD is a helluva lot more fun at parties and she occasionally hooks me up with great psychedelics.

Also, Eris, if you're reading this... I totally believe you're real, please don't come visit just to prove a point.

Judging from your other posts, I can see this. I'm a theistic Pagan myself
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Re: Thoughts on Eris?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 01:29:22 am »
Eris is the anti-God that fucks all our minds over.

Feel free to debate me on this point.
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Re: Thoughts on Eris?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 01:33:05 pm »
Ok.

What the fuck is an "anti-God"?

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2010, 02:52:22 pm »
Ok.

What the fuck is an "anti-God"?

The stuff that runs these guys dilithium core....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBRSdOTirjk
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Re: Thoughts on Eris?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2010, 03:11:33 pm »
When I'm doing a ritual to Eris, she's my goddess.
When I'm discussing Discordian philosophy she's either a metaphor, a personification or a foil for the broader discussion.
When I'm writing a Discordian parable/story she's a fictional character that has something to do with the point I'm making (or not depending on how much you think my writing sucks).

If a really real for real 'Eris' exists, I doubt she is anything like the Eris of the PD. However, the Eris from the PD is a helluva lot more fun at parties and she occasionally hooks me up with great psychedelics.

Also, Eris, if you're reading this... I totally believe you're real, please don't come visit just to prove a point.

Judging from your other posts, I can see this. I'm a theistic Pagan myself

I tried that.. but Eris kept getting jealous of Theroin, Babelon and anyone else I talked to.

She is such a bitch.
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Re: Thoughts on Eris?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2010, 05:23:07 pm »
Eris is the anti-God that fucks all our minds over.

Feel free to debate me on this point.

What Alphapance said. I could see Lucifer as being an anti-God, whatever it means, since he himself is not a deity to begin with and is at war with God, but I'm not certain Eris would qualify, since she is recognized as a goddess in Greek myth.
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Re: Thoughts on Eris?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2010, 05:24:28 pm »
When I'm doing a ritual to Eris, she's my goddess.
When I'm discussing Discordian philosophy she's either a metaphor, a personification or a foil for the broader discussion.
When I'm writing a Discordian parable/story she's a fictional character that has something to do with the point I'm making (or not depending on how much you think my writing sucks).

If a really real for real 'Eris' exists, I doubt she is anything like the Eris of the PD. However, the Eris from the PD is a helluva lot more fun at parties and she occasionally hooks me up with great psychedelics.

Also, Eris, if you're reading this... I totally believe you're real, please don't come visit just to prove a point.

Judging from your other posts, I can see this. I'm a theistic Pagan myself

I tried that.. but Eris kept getting jealous of Theroin, Babelon and anyone else I talked to.

She is such a bitch.

"I am the LADY your goddess who brought you out of cabbage-land. Thou shalt have no gods before me."

 :lulz:
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Re: Thoughts on Eris?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2010, 05:40:08 pm »
When I'm doing a ritual to Eris, she's my goddess.
When I'm discussing Discordian philosophy she's either a metaphor, a personification or a foil for the broader discussion.
When I'm writing a Discordian parable/story she's a fictional character that has something to do with the point I'm making (or not depending on how much you think my writing sucks).

If a really real for real 'Eris' exists, I doubt she is anything like the Eris of the PD. However, the Eris from the PD is a helluva lot more fun at parties and she occasionally hooks me up with great psychedelics.

Also, Eris, if you're reading this... I totally believe you're real, please don't come visit just to prove a point.

Judging from your other posts, I can see this. I'm a theistic Pagan myself

I tried that.. but Eris kept getting jealous of Theroin, Babelon and anyone else I talked to.

She is such a bitch.

"I am the LADY your goddess who brought you out of cabbage-land. Thou shalt have no gods before me."

 :lulz:

Meh, mostly she was just pissed they would have a threesome with her I think.
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2010, 11:47:56 pm »
What Alphapance said. I could see Lucifer as being an anti-God, whatever it means, since he himself is not a deity to begin with and is at war with God, but I'm not certain Eris would qualify, since she is recognized as a goddess in Greek myth.
I disagree with Lucifer not being a deity. But I guess it depends on how you define it though.

Eris is sexy as fuck though.  :D

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Re: Thoughts on Eris?
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2010, 11:51:20 pm »
Ok.

What the fuck is an "anti-God"?

An anti-God being anything that is totally against God. Like, in traditional monotheistic views Eris would be on the same level as Satan, as she stands for and is everything that "God" is against.
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2010, 12:23:32 am »
Ok.

What the fuck is an "anti-God"?

An anti-God being anything that is totally against God. Like, in traditional monotheistic views Eris would be on the same level as Satan, as she stands for and is everything that "God" is against.

The problem with relating a deity from a polytheistic religion to thew antithesis of a monotheistic deity is... they dont coexist in the same mythology and cannot be "opposed", in a way that's significant. Monotheistic religions do not have a "view" of Eris because... she is not in those religions. If you want to draw comparisons between Eris and Lucifer, or Eris and Angra Mainyu (much easier comparison), or something like that, then that's one thing, but still. Oh, and not all monotheistic have "traditional" (I read it as: Abrahamic) views on God.

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Re: Thoughts on Eris?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2010, 01:07:12 am »
To me, she's the face attached to an idea.
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