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Shaman Yacatismic

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Laughter is Salvation
« on: April 08, 2008, 10:19:05 pm »
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Laughter is Salvation
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You've all heard the arguments before: things are bad, but not that bad, but somehow bad enough; humanity is a bunch of hopeless monkeys; I feel like I'm going crazy cause I'm the only one who gets it; etc; etc. Indeed if one were to listen to such arguments, one would have a very bleak and almost misanthropic world view.

But it doesn't have to be like this.

So what if not everybody gets it, so what if they march like cattle to their own deaths? To keep dwelling on  this is to fall into “their” trap. They WANT you to lose hope, they NEED you to lose hope, so they keep you pumped with elitism and hate. Now, I'm not saying the fine people of this place are like that all the time, but to be honest, you have to admit sometimes you get pretty negative.

But why? Here we are, discussing a way of thought that has not only given us hope, but the keys to our own reality. And still we languish. Brothers and sisters, I come before you today to tell you the greatest weapon, the biggest mindfuck, the shiniest apple of discord has been within you this whole time. And do you know what it is?

Laughter.

Thats right. Not only does laughter bring joy to yourself or others you wish, but we can turn it against our foes as well. We've all known that feeling of doing something totally normal to us, and then hearing unexpected laughter from behind. Are they laughing at me? Are they making fun of me? Laughter can make the target question what he is doing or what he believes in far better then any revelation from god. Imagine if you will, if six Discordians stood outside the United States Congress, and as our “esteemed” representatives filed in, they simply pointed and laughed. Oh, the chaos!

By laughing at the horrible, we take all power from it, and refuse to allow it to damage us. Next time your boss asks you to work overtime, simply look him in the face and break out in uncontrollable laughter. Watch him walk away. The shocking, the grotesque, everything loses it's power in the face of laughter. By laughing at ourselves we learn humility, and just how funny the universe nearly is. I'll never forget this one girl I had a huge crush on. After I finally worked up the courage to ask her out, she made it very clear she was not the slightest bit interested. And I laughed. Why?

Next time you encounter a problem, or face difficult times, remove yourself from the situation, and imagine if you had seen the same thing happen, but with cartoon characters. You'd be amazed at how funny losing a wallet and not realizing it till your at a toll booth can be!

Laughter, laughter is the key my brothers and sisters. I dream of the day when we might be able to launch a countrywide Laugh Attack! Just imagine it: Discordians laughing at Nazi rallies, the stock exchange, satanist functions, riots, and every time a politician got on the news, there would be one of our ranks in the audience....laughing his fucking head off!

Seek ye the Hyena, friends! To him speaking and laughter are but the same!
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Re: Laughter is Salvation
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 10:51:50 pm »
I prefer laughter when you don't quite know if it's screaming.

It's more real that way.

There is much to hate, be elitist and be negative about, but that doesn't stop me getting my yuks.

And I LIKE it that way.

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 10:54:58 pm »
If everybody
Laughed the same
There'd be no Fun
Shame or Pain


More real, more real. To who? To you?
Nothing is real, all is permitted my friend.
But thats the beauty of it! I'm no more right then you!
Ha ha ha ha ha!
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 10:57:53 pm »
I see.

We laugh all the time on this board. Regardless if it's inspired by hate or elitism.

So where's the problem?

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 11:01:48 pm »
I don't think we laugh enough. For interest, your first post. Why so defensive? I didn't attack you, I said nothing against you, and yet you quickly spat venom at me. Now you question why I bothered to open my mouth at all.

Hate. Defensiveness. Elitism.

Why?

Not only that, I'm also saying we can use laughter in many ways, a few that I have not seen used by the odl guard around here.
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 11:06:00 pm »
I don't think we laugh enough. For interest, your first post. Why so defensive? I didn't attack you, I said nothing against you, and yet you quickly spat venom at me. Now you question why I bothered to open my mouth at all.

Hate. Defensiveness. Elitism.

Why?

Not only that, I'm also saying we can use laughter in many ways, a few that I have not seen used by the odl guard around here.

Well, I don't think it was defensive at all, my first post. I just said what my stance was.

And your second post questioned why you bothered to open your mouth at all, not mine. In fact, you said I was as right as you.

Now who's getting defensive?

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Re: Laughter is Salvation
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008, 11:08:38 pm »
Although, I have to say, I should prolly ease up a bit. You are <50 posts, after all.

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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 11:11:57 pm »
Well thank ya sir, I'm glad we put that to a rest.
I am, however, very interested in hearing about your form of humor.
Laughing while screaming has a nice Lovecraftian flair to it.
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 11:13:47 pm »
Read through the Lollercaust thread in the Think for Yourself Schmuck forum.

It's filled with it. And most of us "Old Guard" (I still think of myself as rather n0obish) are full of it too.

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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 11:28:58 pm »
After reading through it I'd have to say I agree with it, but I just don't feel the same.

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On the surface, the Lollercaust should look funny happy joyjoyjoyjoyjoy go lucky, but looking deeper, you will notice you can't quite tell the maniacal laughter anymore from the hysterical screams and the crazy cries of confusion

Hysterical screams and cries of confusion are still funny happy to me!
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Re: Laughter is Salvation
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 11:44:16 pm »
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2008, 11:58:41 pm »
.......ok
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Re: Laughter is Salvation
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2008, 04:13:59 am »
I prefer laughter when you don't quite know if it's screaming.

It's more real that way.

There is much to hate, be elitist and be negative about, but that doesn't stop me getting my yuks.

And I LIKE it that way.

After reading through it I'd have to say I agree with it, but I just don't feel the same.

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Hysterical screams and cries of confusion are still funny happy to me!

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Re: Laughter is Salvation
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2008, 12:25:00 pm »
After reading through it I'd have to say I agree with it, but I just don't feel the same.

well, i can tell you one thing, if you're so certain you got it all figured out,

you're almost certainly 169% utterly and completely WRONG
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Re: Laughter is Salvation
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2008, 12:39:47 pm »
After reading through it I'd have to say I agree with it, but I just don't feel the same.

well, i can tell you one thing, if you're so certain you got it all figured out,

you're almost certainly 169% utterly and completely WRONG

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