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I'm No Discordian
« on: March 04, 2011, 03:36:30 am »
So, it's been awhile since I've written some total shit and had it torn apart from the community, so here it goes.

I'm No Discordian
So, you want to be a Discordian, huh?

Don’t even bother. It isn’t something you want to be.

Why? Well, it’s simple: it’s not as easy as it looks.

Look, when I first joined Discordia, I did it for all the wrong reasons. I was pissed at the Establishment. Christian jerks were damning me to Hell. People were blind sheep.

Most importantly, I wanted to be different.

Oh, that. Different. That’s what drove me and, odds are, drove many to Discordia’s arms. We wanted to change the world. And to do that, all we had to do was sit on our asses and wait.

Except, we forgot a detail. We became what we raged against.

Sitting on are asses, we became part of the Establishment. We damned people to the land of Thud. We were following influential Discordians, a herd of black sheep following a whacked-out shepherd.

In sum, we were just like we were before. No less different.

Face it. You’re a Discordian because you wanted to seem weird. No shame in that. That was another reason I joined.

However, let’s think for a second.

Did the Establishment do anything to us? Never harmed me. All the Christians I knew never once said I was going to Hell. And everyone I knew was quite out of their minds.

Were we really pissed at anything? I think we made it all up.

Sure, there’s more to Discordianism than meets the eye. But that’s the problem with most of us. We see the damn posters, but do we hang any of them up? We vow to make the day weirder, but by lunchtime, we’ve all but forgotten about this.

And then, some of us have the balls to take Discordia too seriously.

What a laugh.

There’s always someone fighting about what makes a “real” Discordian, usually by people who thought it meant being totally offensive and a complete dick.

Well, I’m not going to lie. I’m no Discordian. But I’ll still carry the flag.

Who knows. Maybe I’ll be leading my own little herd one day.

Until then, I’ll just think of other people’s original thoughts.

P.S. Of course, I could also be the only idiot here without a fucking clue. That's been know to happen.
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Re: I'm No Discordian
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 04:49:36 am »
Discordianism reminds me to question myself.  Most other avenues of thought are self-validating.  Wanna become a super-Christian?  You can have as much Faith as the little Baby Jesus - just say you Believe.  Say it!  Lifetime guarantee.  Pay nothing now.  Low payments.  Low maintenance.  Look cool.  Feel gooood.

But being a Discordian is work.  The entry requirements are high and it takes a lot of effort to keep up.. questioning yourself regularly is painful, but necessary.  Introspection don't come cheap.  There's no comforting Faith either, just cold iron bars.

Put like that, it's hardly a choice really is it?

So why do we keep carrying the flag?  Some people can learn to un-see.  Or at least they pretend to while it drives them just a little further bit crazy as the years fly by.  I don't want to un-see though.  The truth ain't pretty, but it's the only thing worth having.

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011, 04:51:09 am »
I think I like this.
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Re: I'm No Discordian
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 04:51:39 am »
So why do we keep carrying the flag?  Some people can learn to un-see.  Or at least they pretend to while it drives them just a little further bit crazy as the years fly by.  I don't want to un-see though.  The truth ain't pretty, but it's the only thing worth having.


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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 05:47:01 am »
Cheers!  In fairness, it was cobbled together from other peoples stuff I've read here, mostly Roger.

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 12:56:46 pm »
I take issue with the OP.

I don't hang out with discordians to seem weird, because I already AM weird. I hang out with discordians because I've found my people, equally weird as me, who won't get a hang up on my weirdness. People who actually  LIKE weird. People who I can tell all the awesome Weird about the universe and they agree that it is indeed awesome.
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Re: I'm No Discordian
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2011, 01:36:59 pm »
I take issue with the OP.

I don't hang out with discordians to seem weird, because I already AM weird. I hang out with discordians because I've found my people, equally weird as me, who won't get a hang up on my weirdness. People who actually  LIKE weird. People who I can tell all the awesome Weird about the universe and they agree that it is indeed awesome.
Me too. And I do put up posters.  :fnord:

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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2011, 02:23:59 pm »

Were we really pissed at anything? I think we made it all up.

Maybe you did.  I still know why I'M mad as hell.
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2011, 02:56:29 pm »
I've got so much fucking rage in me if I could bottle it I could make nuclear molotovs.

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2011, 02:56:56 pm »
I'm just here for the chicks. Discordian women are hawt.

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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011, 03:10:08 pm »
I'm just here for the chicks. Discordian women are hawt.

Sweet talker... :wink:

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2011, 03:13:37 pm »
I'm just here for the chicks. Discordian women are hawt.

You know it.  :wink:
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2011, 05:29:32 pm »
I'm here because no one else will let me in  :cry:
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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2011, 05:30:07 pm »
I'm here because no one else will let me in  :cry:

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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2011, 05:34:22 pm »
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