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Messages - Pope Pelvis Flirtini

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You can't argue with someone who has no ability or inclination to prove you wrong. You're asking the right questions to the wrong people.

If you want to know why scientists on the whole apparently believe climate change is real, you'll have to ask the scientists. Why are you asking Discordians?

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: Science is the Religion of the Enlightenment
« on: November 12, 2017, 05:05:50 am »
There are dozens of obvious similarities between science and religion and no meaningful distinctions between the two.

I'll bite.

You don't understand the difference between science as practiced by scientists and understood by people who know what science is and how it works... and people who are not scientists but would rather put their faith into it than religion.

The difference between science and religion is that the "dogma" of science adapts and changes (as you have pointed out), but the "dogma" of religion does not. With religion, there is always an argument between people who want to adapt it to suit a contemporary context and sensibility. With science, there is no argument unless you're a fucking Flat-Earther.

Religion is subjective and not internally consistent. Science constantly reforms itself for maximum internal consistency. (Note that according to the incompleteness theorem, no such isolated system can be totally self-justified.)

People who treat science as reliable and immutable truth are not scientists. But they're probably still one-up on the religious freaks in terms of "truth".

That being said, science does not dictate morality, and religion encompasses far more than objective truth. Spirituality (and perhaps an open-minded subscription to religion) have much more to do with philosophy than the question, "What is real and how do things work?"

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Literate Chaotic / Nope
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:53:45 am »
 :bob:

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Principia Discussion / Re: I'm new, sad, angry and bring a warning.
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:43:06 am »
You're not the current Spiritual Leader of all Discordia, that job goes to the most recent registered member of the board.

That's the most sensible thing I've ever heard. Anywhere. Hold on while I make a new account.

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Apple Talk / Re: Welcome Back to Discordia
« on: October 24, 2017, 06:57:37 pm »

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Hey Pelvis, fuck you and your asinine opinions of Jackson Pollack.

 :lol:

Pollock's most well-known style is a lot of interesting things, but nuanced is not one of them.

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Apple Talk / Re: Welcome Back to Discordia
« on: September 24, 2017, 11:27:36 pm »

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You do have to wonder what sort of idiot keeps walking into the same trap, time and time again though...

The American public?

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Sorry they disrespected your hero.

If you think I have a hero in all of this, then you don't understand me. At all.

I think you think I'm someone I'm not. I'm not sure if that's deliberate or not, since I don't know whether or not the person I think you are is the person you are.

Then again, I'm not entirely sure that you are the person you think you are.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china-quake/north-korea-says-rockets-to-u-s-inevitable-as-u-s-bombers-fly-off-north-korean-coast-idUSKCN1BY0BS

Fucking REUTERS, ground zero for neutral and objective reporting, is finally starting to sound like The Onion. If the autistic backwater of North Korea were even capable of getting out of its electric wheelchair to throw a punch, we'd be on the brink of nuclear war instigated in the same manner as a bizarre chapter from a Douglas Adams novel, save for the fact that our LEADERS aren't YET talking about each other's mother's.

Despite being creatively innocuous, apparently being called "rocket man" is enough to prompt Kim Jong Il - a grown man who has difficulty locating his sideburns - to shoot back with all of the fury of a SubReddit title. Donald Trump has been called a lot of well-deserved nicknames over the last nine months, but "Dotard" really combines the childishness of the Internet with all of the artistic nuance of a Jackson Pollock.

Finally, my wishes have come true. The headlines of my personal utopia have never been anything short of "Dotard to Rocket Man: U Mad, Bro?"

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: A Nonviolent Protest Against Nonviolence
« on: September 13, 2017, 07:40:29 am »
Did you not go to the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear?

I did. I was dressed up as the Joker and held a sign that said, "GOD HATES BATS".


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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: A Nonviolent Protest Against Nonviolence
« on: September 10, 2017, 04:27:12 am »
Did you not go to the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear?

I did. I was dressed up as the Joker and held a sign that said, "GOD HATES BATS".

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Apple Talk / Re: I'm in the Middle of a Lifelong Discordiential Crisis
« on: September 09, 2017, 06:38:40 am »
For what it's worth, it was never different.  Not in the last 50 years, anyway.

To be fair, 50 years doesn't go back that far at this point. The Principia Discordia was published 54 years ago.

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Apple Talk / I'm in the Middle of a Lifelong Discordiential Crisis
« on: September 09, 2017, 03:01:56 am »
I'm a centrist and a rationalist. I value truth and honesty, measure and reason. In other words, I tend to Spock where others would Kirk. Except when I don't.

I'm passionate and easily frustrated. I get angry when people fall victim to the parlour tricks of the intellectually dishonest.

I am a poor Discordian.

I should delight in people being fooled; in believing nonsense, in being confused. But I don't. I feel like we live in a time of such overwhelming confusion and foolishness that people no longer need our help to be screwed with. The world itself has become chaos. The Information Age exhibits it in abundance.

It used to be different. It used to be that people were victims of government propaganda. Today, we're the victims of our own. Anyone with a cause can make up some bullshit infographic that deceptively appeals to the emotions of a whole swath of idiots and the fucking thing will spread like wildfire on every social media platform in existence. We are no longer the purveyors of chaos, my semi-friends. We are usurped by it.

What place does a Discordian have in this Brave New World? If you ask me, the only person "doing the work" is Ken M.

I'm at a loss.

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