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Re: What is the Principia's "John 3:16"?
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2014, 05:01:15 am »
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Re: What is the Principia's "John 3:16"?
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2014, 09:34:52 am »
 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.
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Re: What is the Principia's "John 3:16"?
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2014, 09:30:29 pm »
If we expand beyond the Principia to include the SubGenius canon, I'd suggest"

we know that "...any inanity spouted by a SubGenius at any given time automatically becomes part of orthodox SubGenius Liturgy." It is one of the single greatest Tenets, for by its own very token one can also deny it later. It is erasable. For instance, a guilty SubGenius speaks an Inanity which later proves anti-nonprofit. He can then insist, "No, I didn't say that. It was merely my 'image' 'id' took over temporarily." Logically, then, nothing that a SubGenius says is any more or less true and consecrable than any other thing he just happens to utter - even (and especially) if they are contradictory

Actually, strike that, the Principia said it better:

All statements are true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true and false and meaningless in some sense.
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Re: What is the Principia's "John 3:16"?
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2014, 09:33:34 pm »
"Think for yourself, schmuck".

I'm sticking with this one, partly because it seems to be both the most important and the least heeded, as this thread is a testimonial for.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”