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Rant #24: Eris
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2004, 08:16:35 am »
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2004, 09:46:20 am »
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So, I don't get what this is all about, are you saying Eris isn't wacky?

The Greeks didn't think she was wacky, and they were punished. I think if anything is mandatory in this religion, its the wackiness.
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-Or not being wacky in the face of wackiness, which is wacky in and of itself.

I don't think we are actually talking about the same deity as the Greeks really, as it has been said many times, she was reinvented by Discordianism.
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She is wacky because we try to promote wackiness, or at least the happiness that comes from it, and the whole non-conformist 'look-at-it-from-a-different-angle' mentality.......

Right??


Of course She is wacky! Rabidly wacky! So fucking wacky that anyone who wished to play with her had better be prepared to lose their minds over and over and over and over and over and over....yeah you get the idea. And who gives three shits about the ancient Greeks? Although I like their non-medicated 'fuck-you-all' view about Her. That's a valid source of inspiration for us modern whatever we call ourselves.

(refer to Rant #13 for a written attempt at describing the aftermath of a visitation from Eris.)
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« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2004, 10:23:48 am »
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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2004, 10:54:19 am »
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So, I don't get what this is all about, are you saying Eris isn't wacky?

The Greeks didn't think she was wacky, and they were punished. I think if anything is mandatory in this religion, its the wackiness.
My remote control is mute!
-Or not being wacky in the face of wackiness, which is wacky in and of itself.

I don't think we are actually talking about the same deity as the Greeks really, as it has been said many times, she was reinvented by Discordianism.
Great Green Goblins Greet Grievious Goons Gathering Groovy Gravy. Poptarts are done!
She is wacky because we try to promote wackiness, or at least the happiness that comes from it, and the whole non-conformist 'look-at-it-from-a-different-angle' mentality.......

Right??


Right right...

Besides, if anybody actually believed the greek gods as they were presented... it would be wise in all cases to try and avoid their attentions. Even when the favor of one god was earned, that inevitably earned the enmity of many others.

Eris, daughter of Nyx, is no exception. How wacky is the god that walked the fields of war outside troy, prolonging the lives of mortally wounded soldiers?

Originally, Eris was seen as figure of despair and strife, although in a few cases she was a positive influence. Perhaps she has matured a bit, or perhaps we have, that we no longer dwell on things so fatalistically as the greeks did.

I, myself, am not greek... and though I do not belief in any deity, not in a literal sense, I do honor the great irony that is discordianism in my own fashion (notably, by not honouring it, by playing devils advocate).

If to be discordian is to challenge the status quo, to think for oneself, and not to be governed by what appears on the surface to be the truth... what could be more fitting with the spirit of discordianism than to challenge discordianism itself? That is chiefly the thing I like about it, and Eris (both old and new) are A-OK in my book.

One other note, concerning wackiness. It has its place, and certainly I am not its enemy, but it can quickly grow stale over the passage of time... and with the presence of imitators, and one-trick ponies. I say these things not to wound, but to provide a fulcrum by which greater illumination might be gleamed.

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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2004, 12:24:12 pm »
The cubed Zombie has a point here. Wackiness can get to be stale when done into a cliche for it's own sake. And fuck Discordianism if it ever starts becoming the 'true path' towards illumination! EEEwwww! Let's just crash the filthy moon and start the damned fire already.
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2004, 03:14:04 pm »
Wackyness can only exist in the presence of the serious.

All great comedy teams contrast the serious with the silly.

That's why I'm such a serious fellow ... It makes evryone else all the more wild by contrast.  :twisted: >:D
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« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2004, 10:20:55 pm »
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Wackyness can only exist in the presence of the serious.

All great comedy teams contrast the serious with the silly.

That's why I'm such a serious fellow ... It makes evryone else all the more wild by contrast.  :twisted: >:D


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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2004, 08:51:19 am »
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Wackyness can only exist in the presence of the serious.

All great comedy teams contrast the serious with the silly.

That's why I'm such a serious fellow ... It makes evryone else all the more wild by contrast.  :twisted: >:D


I'll kill you?!!!


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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2004, 08:53:15 am »
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Wackyness can only exist in the presence of the serious.

All great comedy teams contrast the serious with the silly.

That's why I'm such a serious fellow ... It makes evryone else all the more wild by contrast.  :twisted: >:D


I'll kill you?!!!


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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2004, 02:45:33 am »
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Wackyness can only exist in the presence of the serious.

All great comedy teams contrast the serious with the silly.

That's why I'm such a serious fellow ... It makes evryone else all the more wild by contrast.  :twisted: >:D


I'll kill you?!!!


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