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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #90 on: February 24, 2014, 07:00:29 pm »
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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #91 on: February 24, 2014, 07:03:05 pm »
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Are you a bot?  You seem like you could be a bot.
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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #92 on: February 24, 2014, 07:04:44 pm »
Sneaky fucking email bot.

Posts once, then begins emailing other members.   :lulz:
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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #93 on: February 24, 2014, 08:12:11 pm »
hello

Are you a bot?  You seem like you could be a bot.

You can tell by the pixels, and because I have seen a few bots in my time.

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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #94 on: November 07, 2019, 09:16:50 pm »
Example of TGRR Evangelism:

Roger:  *brings up Discordianism in conversation*

Potential Convert:  "What's that?  Isn't that some sort of cult?"

Roger:  "Yes, but we're too lazy to spike the Koolaid."

PC:  "No, seriously."

Roger:  "How many cults tell you to think for yourself, and mean it?"

PC:  "So, what IS it?"

Roger:  "It is the study of seeing the world as it really is, not as we'd LIKE it to be."

PC:  "Every religion says that."

Roger:  "But do you hear them laughing?"

PC:  "Maybe there's nothing to laugh about.  The world sucks."

Roger:  "No, the world is WEIRD.  We're here to keep it that way.  If things start getting boring, why, we just start sawing the legs off to watch it all fall over."

PC:  "So, you're anarchists?"

Roger:  "No.  Anarchists have a goal.?"

PC:  "So, you're nihilists?"

Roger:  "No, never saw the point in nihilism."

PC:  "..."

Roger:  "Been waiting to use that line for 4 years."

PC:  "You're an idiot.  I'm leaving."

Roger:  "Don't forget to write!"



See?  Easy.

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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #95 on: November 07, 2019, 09:22:45 pm »

Hello Rev. What's-His-Name? (Is that Rogie-Poo or another Rev??)


Yes, I can assure you we are quite different Rev's. 

Balls.  I checked just last week, and you were me.


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As far as selling Discordianism, I've always been of a mind it is more important to sell the meat than the packaging.  I would rather have someone who can Think For Themselves, Schmuck without operating under a label of Discordianism, as opposed to someone who is a Discordian for the sake of being a Discordian.  It is the actual meat of the philosophies that attracted me.  Or rather, it was reading the book that gave me a label for philosophies I was already following. 

Nail/head.


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And admittedtly, I'm a little against the grain on this site because I tend to have a more optimistic approach with this stuff,

And that's the other thing.  That's YOUR Discordia.  Mine is different...But neither is wrong.  It's like the old relativity example of dropping a golf ball out of the window of a moving car.  To the person in the car, it drops in a straight line to the ground.  To the observer outside the car, it descends in a parabolic arc.  Both are right, based on where they stand.

To the observer FURTHER down the street, the golf ball gets really big before it whacks him right between the eyes, killing him stone dead for no good reason.

And HE'S right, too.

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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #96 on: November 07, 2019, 09:42:55 pm »
That's my discordia.

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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #97 on: November 08, 2019, 12:25:09 am »
I like where this is going.....
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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #98 on: November 08, 2019, 12:55:16 am »
I have a co-worker who's Discordian.  But he doesn't know he's Discordian, and I have no reason to tell him.

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Roger:  "No, never saw the point in nihilism."

PC:  "..."
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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #99 on: November 08, 2019, 01:27:36 am »
I like where this is going.....

I am in FB jail, so I am lashing together another e-book, out of sheer boredom.
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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #100 on: November 08, 2019, 07:54:39 am »
This can only end badly.

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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #101 on: November 13, 2019, 03:14:26 am »
Discord is as doescord don't.
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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #102 on: January 28, 2020, 05:08:27 am »
In 2008 I employed different methods of making it available to those I thought were already there anyway. In 2015 I was behaving in a manner that began eliciting questioning of my beliefs from people around me, and I felt obliged to explain a little of it to prove my insanity was as valid as anyone else's. But in 2020 I have random people at parties asking me to explain it and I really can't be bothered and I dare not wonder why these people keep leaping out of the woodwork. I have become a lazy Discordian. Or maybe it's just one of them those who know do not tell, and those who tell do not know things.
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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #103 on: January 28, 2020, 05:24:40 am »
Definitely the latter. I tell everyone I meet about it, and if they want explanations I usually give a totally useless one and tell them to read Holy Nonsense. It’s actually sort of surprising how many people I’ve sent to it who actually read the fucking thing.

It’s most of them.

Speaking of which... have you read it?
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Re: How best to describe Discordianism to the unaware?
« Reply #104 on: January 28, 2020, 05:30:48 am »
Not for a while actually, in fact I don't believe I even have a copy or it's buried on an old drive. Speaking of books I'm interested to learn what (if any) versions of the Principia available online are decent representations of the Loompanics version hosted on this site. I've heard they're all shite?!


And yes, I think in sales they call it motivation by disinterest. It got me out of a pyramid scheme before I was wise enough to know what the fuck I had signed up for.

Actually pardon me, I was confusing Holy Nonsense with something else. I feel like I read this not long after I first started lurking. All the same, thanks for the nudge.

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