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What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« on: January 04, 2012, 09:28:43 pm »
What Makes You Not a Discordian?

I'm curious to hear people's opinions on this.

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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 09:57:00 pm »
What Makes You Not a Discordian?

I'm curious to hear people's opinions on this.

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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 10:18:51 pm »
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 12:04:47 am »
Conclusions.

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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 12:11:32 am »
Conclusions.

Then nobody in the fucking world is a Discordian, and if there were, they all died trying to decide what to have for dinner.

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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 12:12:20 am »
When I take things too seriously, then I'm not a Discordian.
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2012, 12:13:55 am »
When I take things too seriously, then I'm not a Discordian.

For me, I'm either FULL BORE SERIOUS or not serious at all...And I think I'm Discordian in both states.

When I feel that I should be serious because it's expected of me, THAT is when I am in a state of horrible, mortal sin.
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2012, 01:30:07 am »
When the Monkey takes over.

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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2012, 01:37:14 am »
When the Monkey takes over.

This bears thought.  90%+ people are on monkey-pilot 90%+ of the time, and we consider them Discordians.

It makes you a primate, rather than a human, but does it keep you from being a Discordian?
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012, 02:26:08 am »
When I'm an Accord-ian. 

I dunno if I ever think that I'm not Discordian.  I think fallibility is a perfectly acceptible quality of a Discordian, I suppose you would stop being Discordian if you didn't figure out that you were wrong and think about how to fix it or to change directions, paths, etc.,
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2012, 06:19:54 am »
Whenever I feel like being serious is antithetical to Discordianism.
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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2012, 07:51:38 am »
Conclusions.

Then nobody in the fucking world is a Discordian, and if there were, they all died trying to decide what to have for dinner.

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I stand corrected. Wait, maybe we are dead. :aaa:

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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2012, 01:24:27 pm »
When the Monkey takes over.

This bears thought.  90%+ people are on monkey-pilot 90%+ of the time, and we consider them Discordians.

It makes you a primate, rather than a human, but does it keep you from being a Discordian?

Hmm.  It may be that I'm just an elitist bastard.  Sure, sure, "Everyone is a Discordian", and all that.  I guess I just feel that a Discordian(LMNO) is someone who knows about the monkey, and tries to be a biped.

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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2012, 01:41:54 pm »
I think that everyone is 'Discordian' all of the time, because everyone is building their own subjective reality 'ordering things and disordering things'... wobbling their own sacred chao... all of the time. Some Discordians poke through the monkey mind and begin consciously manipulating the ordering/disordering. However, I think that the 'we're all Discordians' tends to be more about all humans being agents of 'Eris'... agents of 'chaos'... simply by virtue of their existence.

Sometimes, I've found myself thinking about 'us vs them'... Discordians vs the Cabbages. Yet, I have never really gotten to know someone without learning that they have their own complete set of Weird. Maybe they aren't sitting on a forum writing philosophical rants, or entries for Intermittens, maybe they aren't consciously thinking about their Black Iron Prison... but they are often holding contrary opinions, doing creative things that inspire them and sometimes pulling of mindfucks for fun, even though they don't call them mindfucks.

For self-reflective 'Discordian philosophers', though, there are a lot of 'anti-discordian' behaviors that could be discussed. Stagnation, for example, stagnation in life, in hobbies, in opinions, in ideas; a complete lack of creative order/disorder or even destructive order/disorder seems antithetical to a lot of 'Discordian philosophy'. Believing that person A's Discordia is False while one's own Discordia is true also seems like a anti-discordian concept. Interestingly, it seems to stretch back almost as far as modern Discordianism.

However, just because those behaviors aren't necessarily in-line with popular Discordian philosophy, it doesn't mean the person isn't a Discordian (any more so than a Catholic isn't a Catholic while they're having sex with the neighbor). All of us have a monkey mind and us vs them seems almost hardwired... but accepting that is also part of Discordianism.

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Re: What Makes You Not a Discordian?
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2012, 04:21:54 pm »
I think the idea that "everyone is a Discordian" needs to be examined a bit more.
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