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Principia Discussion / Re: Actual PD essay: Wherefore the Popes?
« on: March 18, 2008, 11:58:15 am »
I'd like to use this in the Lollercaust edition I'm working on.. would you mind?


Feel Free.


And thanks, everyone.  I appreciate it.  It seems that raiding other boards really does have some good uses.  I think this is the first essay I've written in a few months.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Actual PD essay: Wherefore the Popes?
« on: March 17, 2008, 07:09:44 pm »
Bravo.  Me likey--is it kopyleft?  I need something like this for explaining this shit, as I've begun to do here and there.

Yup, kopyleft.  Credit would be nice, though.

Good post. I am however not a pope. I am the true heÔr of emperor Norton.
But his son killed him before Norton had a chance to announce it.

Receding heir-line, ITT

Wow.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Question
« on: March 17, 2008, 06:41:32 pm »
Did you want the rest of the "Noodle Party '08" series?






























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Bring and Brag / Bostonians/NE-ers
« on: March 17, 2008, 06:35:15 pm »
The Empties play the Midway Monday, 3/31/08, 9:00 at the Midway Cafe in JP.
www.midwaycafe.com/
Wanna help the universe implode?

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Bring and Brag / Re: ATTN LMNO
« on: March 17, 2008, 06:32:59 pm »
Pretty cool!

Thanks, Dude.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Seeing? Yes. But Reading? Not so sure.
« on: March 17, 2008, 04:20:08 pm »
I'm re-reading Goedel Escher Bach.  I last read it in 1990.

I'm not quite sure if I'm reading the same book... There's a lot more information in it, this time.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Question
« on: March 17, 2008, 04:18:48 pm »
Be my guest.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Deconstructing Pagan authoritarianism
« on: March 17, 2008, 04:13:00 pm »
well played, sir.

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Or Kill Me / Re: This is my opinion - Marcus J Ranum
« on: March 17, 2008, 04:10:13 pm »
The bit about Copernicus was awesome.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Deconstructing Pagan authoritarianism
« on: March 17, 2008, 03:43:30 pm »
Awesome post, Cain.

Too bad we're going on strike.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Actual PD essay: Wherefore the Popes?
« on: March 17, 2008, 03:07:08 pm »
Ta.


Blagged.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Actual PD essay: Wherefore the Popes?
« on: March 17, 2008, 02:46:07 pm »
Consider it Blagged.


Wait a sec.  How to I post/login?

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Principia Discussion / Re: STRIFE or CHAOS?????
« on: March 17, 2008, 02:11:35 pm »
Yes.

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Principia Discussion / Actual PD essay: Wherefore the Popes?
« on: March 17, 2008, 12:33:20 pm »
This was originally written for TCC, but due to the strike, I'll post it here.  Yes, it deals with the POEE and the Original PD.  You don't like it, don't read it.

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As some of you may know, one of the things the POEE (Paratheo-Anametamystikhood Of Eris Esoteric) came up with was the True and Holy Fact that every man, woman and child is a pope (ďso please treat them rightĒ).

Some people wonder whatís up with that.  Well, Iíll tell you what that means to me.*

1.  It pisses off the Catholics (not that hard, but fun anyway).
2.  It causes mild confusion in cabbages that canít get their head around the idea of multiple, non-Catholic popes.
3.  It is a fairly precise and concise slice of what it means to be Discordian. 

Perhaps I should expand/expound on that third one.  To wit: The Christian Catholic Path teaches that Jesus gave unto Peter the earthly access of heavenís kingdom (Matt.16:18-19: "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."). 

Stemming from this tradition, the Pope has become the singular conduit of Godís will on earth, having final say on moral, ethical, and spiritual matters.  Their will in such matters is not to be denied.

Well, Discordians arenít down with that.  They are typically skeptical of any dogmatic authority (or, for that matter, any authority assumed rather than requested).  To a Discordian, the self is the final arbiter of moral, ethical, and spiritual behavior.  It would simply not do to have some old guy in a funny hat ordering me not to have fun, ďjust becauseĒ.  I, Myself, am the key to Heaven, and the Gate; I am the Jailor; I am the Prisoner; and I am Free.

But you see, this applies to everyone.  My papal edicts do not affect you, if you so choose, because you are the Pope, as well.  Of course, you all know what happens when two popes disagree: SCHISM!  And in that chasm awaits the One True Goddess, Eris.



And thereís nothing better than looking into the Erisí Crack.



















*It should be pointed out that, of course, I speak for myself, the One True Pope of the First Church of Last Exit Before Toll.  Other popes can damn well speak for themselves, if they so choose.

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