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Principia Discussion / Re: The New Wave
« on: July 17, 2018, 04:56:22 pm »
A wise Discordian has a better idea when it's appropriate to misbehave than does the initiate, or those who think Chaos is the opposite of Order, confusing it with Disorder (it seems to me that quite a few new "Discordians" miss the point of the philosophy entirely and just want an excuse to spew word salad and incite "chaos.")



I think that this is the crux of the question - do you limit Discordianism to the PD-version (and is PD Discordianism really that?) or are we all Discordians like Dok suggests..

I would posit with very little experience (having spend no time examining Facebook Discordianism) that the flavour you get over here is a more developed and introspective (?) version. It's hard to make value judgments on the whole thing though.

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Literate Chaotic / Re: Letting People Fend for Themselves
« on: July 17, 2018, 04:20:48 pm »
It's easier to empathise with the victims in the latter examples as they are visible and ongoing.

A dropped wallet or a hit-and-run are instantaneous events that are easier to ignore.

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Apple Talk / Re: My Discordia Brag part 1: I am just your reflection
« on: July 01, 2018, 05:30:05 am »
You have your Discordia, and I have my Discordia.  My Discordia is driven by the urge to see maximized human potential.  I don't expect or want perfection, but I DO think we can do better than kiddie gulags, casual racism that isn't so casual anymore, and an abandoned space program.  Humans were meant to do grotesque things, and we have settled for the banal.  I think that has to change, and that's why I am a Discordian.  This dissatisfaction with humans that are content to be humans is an irritant to most people I run into.  That's okay, your approval is not my concern.

What IS my concern is that things should be BETTER FASTER SEXIER MORE OVER THE TOP.  Widescreen and loud as hell.

I am a funhouse mirror.  You look at me, you see yourself, only far more manic, more into it, and maybe with a beard that you haven't got.  My beard is strictly there to protect YOU, the citizen, from my dangerous levels of GUAPO.  You should take a moment to thank it; it is all that stands between you and DEATH BY SEXY.  It's also worth mentioning that your reflection is doing the safety dance while you yourself are standing there with a briefcase and a latte, wondering how you are going to finish your insane workload before deadline.

BE THE DEADLINE.  BE what John Q Public lives in dread of (finished that with a preposition, DARE ME TO DRIVE?).  Be the vague, formless terror in the breakroom.  Humans really can't function without that, and there just ISN'T ENOUGH TO GO AROUND without YOUR help.  I am MIGHTY, but even I can't DO IT ALONE.

I am a dataist.  I am a mad scientist.  I am laughing maniacally while the world saves me the trouble by DESTROYING ITSELF.  I'm gonna go ON RECORD, though, as saying MY apocalypse is WAY cooler than this one...You are pensively waiting to be drowned by the rising ocean; MY apocalypse has REALLY FUCKING BIG GIANT SQUID coming in with the remorsely advancing tide.  Your apocalypse has financial collapse; mine has ARMIES OF RADIOACTIVE GORILLAS.  Your apocalypse is the banal failure of the machine; mine is of BIG GODDAMN NEON SIGNS saying "THESE SYSTEMS ARE FAILING."

Pick your poison.  Ignominious extinction, or FIGHTING NESSIES IN THE SEWERS.

Stop that shit.  Put that briefcase down.  EXPLAIN YOURSELF.  HOW, in this day and age, are you not ON FIRE?  Why are you not THROWING YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR AND HOWLING?  The world is your Pripyat Amusement Park.  GET ON THE FUCKING RIDE, OR KILL ME RIGHT IN THE FACE.

I mean, seriously.  Just look at You People.

 :mittens:

I think a lot of people have been quenched for so long they don't know that being ON FIRE is possible.

Light 'em up Dok.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 29, 2018, 06:56:51 am »
The pied Doktor of Tucson.

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Apple Talk / Re: Meyers-Briggs Personality Type
« on: June 25, 2018, 09:06:25 am »
While I would tend to agree with the prevailing sentiment that the test can only tell you how you think you are...

The spread of self-reported types for the forum is pretty interesting.

Discordianism - no Sensors allowed!  :angrymob:

I have tested pretty consistently as INTP over the years, with T and P trending more towards F and J over time as I have become less of a self-consumed asshat.
I think that those people who take the test and cling to the result (and I was one of them for a while) are just uncomfortable in who they are and the box of MBTI gives them some self-definition.

Being able to hit the middle point of a few of the categories or adapt based on circumstance seems to the healthiest mode of being.

EDIT: I also think that the more you read about the methodology of the test it becomes pretty easy to figure out which questions are trying to place you on which scale and that makes repeating it a bit of a farce.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Recent Jailbreaks
« on: June 20, 2018, 08:07:34 am »
For the first time in my life really I am having to work hard and consistently.

It's mostly mental work rather than physical but occasionally I get the chance to feel myself up out and feel the pull of my old procrastinating ways.
I think that moving to a completely different culture and environment has helped though as I don't have a lot of my old habits available to fall back on. New habits form in their place.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: June 20, 2018, 08:01:52 am »
How long before one of these families is driven to commit some kind of 'terrorist' act?

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Bring and Brag / Re: THE FREEVERSE (COPYLEFT) [777]
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:51:40 pm »
Awesome idea Bobby!

Love the God card design.

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Apple Talk / Re: Theology as an Exercise in Management.
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:24:17 pm »
God is interfering with my posts.

Mods need to take the principled stand and ban God.

We do, but he has literally an infinite amount of proxies.

If you ban every IP address the forum will finally be immaculate.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Adopt a sacred chaos
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:22:52 pm »
Groovy cell.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: June 14, 2018, 02:26:12 pm »
Apply peer pressure to former co-workers.  "Go on, quit...all the cool kids are doing it."
The funny thing is, I barely need to. Just the other day I heard about another lady who's quitting, so the tally is sitting at 3 so far, with another three to go if we wanna break the previous record of 5 people in one week. Hell, they just hired two new people to our program, might just walk up and be like ABANDON ALL HOPE YE WHO ENTER HERE!

What are the circumstances making everybody leave?

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Apple Talk / Re: Theology as an Exercise in Management.
« on: June 14, 2018, 02:21:38 pm »
God is interfering with my posts.

Mods need to take the principled stand and ban God.

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even postmodernism can never be good enough.



 :lulz:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Reality Safari: Gurdjieff
« on: May 03, 2018, 03:20:53 pm »
So it's like what some people call body scan meditation?

Can you expand on:

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Gurdjieff once reprimanded the American contingent: "You don't do self-observation. You just do mind-observation." During this exercise, you're getting distracted constantly, by thoughts, by emotions. Instead of going with them, you try to see what they are. Observe the parts of you that steal your focus, that initiate a chain of habit.

Is he saying that they pay too much attention to their thoughts and not enough to emotions and body?

Thanks as always for your continued updates! Still interesting hearing about what you're up to.

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Holy shit Amber Rudd actually quit.


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