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Apple Talk / Re: Theology as an Exercise in Management.
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:07:30 pm »
We got one problem here, bub.

1 It is worth mentioning that EVERY religion has a Prometheus figure.

What's the Discordian Prometheus figure? Closest I can think is Greyface and he's basically the opposite of one.

Eris is, of course.  Nothing says she can't do both.

And, as an added bonus, you can still have the original Greek Titan Prometheus! (I don’t know where he is right now, but I heard somewhere that Hercules unchained him from that big ol’ rock.)

Anyway, with Discordianism you get a twofer!

I don’t believe any other religion can make that claim. So, is this a Great Religion, or what?!

This is wonderful... An unbinding religion that collapses duality and multiplies gods.

Apple Talk / Re: Theology as an Exercise in Management.
« on: June 13, 2018, 06:52:44 pm »
I was thinking about this on the drive home today, and I have come to the conclusion that all of this mess is a crisis in management, rather than labor.


So, for once, the Engineering Department doesn’t get blamed for inherent design flaws?

And, as usual, Quality Control takes no responsibility whatsoever, because they can’t inspect quality into the finished product?

There doesn't seem to be any flaws in the design, at least flaws that would cause the problems being discussed.

Also, when you're omnipotent, who's on your QC team?

Okay, I’ll buy that.

However, isn’t Lucifer more of an Accounts Receivable kind of guy? I would think the collecting of souls is more of a normal Accounts Receivable function, than an Accounts Payable responsibility.
Yeah, souls don't fetch like what they once did.

Or Kill Me / Re: The Faustian compact
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:00:45 pm »
The quoted post cnsisted of statements of the form:
Bad thing X happened because of seemingly reasonable concern Y

But it's point was not to justify X but to show that even a reasonable concern can be very very bad if taken too far.

I think, in behavioral economics, it's called the substitution bias. Works best when seasoned with liberal amounts of cognitive dissonance.

Or Kill Me / Re: The Faustian compact
« on: June 11, 2018, 05:41:21 pm »
I just got stuck on 2)
"... It is still the case that this person's moral judgments are one thing and the fact that he cares about them so much is another. His belief that certain courses of action are dictated by ethical considerations differs, in other words, from his belief that no other considerations compare in importance to those."
Something about the distinction does not sit right with me.

Or Kill Me / Re: The Faustian compact
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:36:27 pm »
Because I hope there is such a thing as good fucks to give, I think I was referring to this essay by H. Frankfurt:

Or Kill Me / Re: The Faustian compact
« on: June 09, 2018, 09:01:39 am »
I suppose the difference is that of which fucks are given?

Apple Talk / Re: Seriously, NOW where is the Youtube thread?
« on: June 08, 2018, 10:32:54 pm »
RIP Tony B.
Underworld & Iggy Pop - Bells & Circles

Apple Talk / Re: Theology as an Exercise in Management.
« on: June 06, 2018, 02:59:36 am »
I guess God gets to perform his little teleological suspensions of the ethical. For the rest of us, appeals to better management are taken to stem from reason. Therein lies the rub, people smarter than me have discerned. If you grant the duffer a capacity to reason, the principle of autonomy gets to ride as well, no exceptions (except One.) God does not require us to be responsible/culpable in order to exact punishment, clearly, transcending reason. What this provides is a regulatory system that initially looks good on paper and then reveals itself to be rationally unsound and ultimately unjustifiable. But heck, when it's all a conditioned response, when not even my own sin is original, what's new and who cares?

And then the madness came for me as I found myself praying to a glorified thermostat.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Theological Questions!
« on: June 06, 2018, 01:46:07 am »
What's the fucking point in afterlife if I so often forget who I was yesterday. I'd trade continuity for more iterations.
I have it on good authority that without continuity, dfference becomes indistinguishable.
Not remembering your past lives?
Trade up NOW for a soul that works!!!

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: June 04, 2018, 05:48:31 pm »
Psychic weapons development and deployment by a team of hippies that, from the outside, look like they only play hackey sack and other related hippie sports. Actually, they spin and float tulpas, painted like their targets and launched with mind lazers.

High Weirdness / Re: France is Being Invaded By Giant Killer Worms
« on: May 23, 2018, 11:00:20 pm »
As per the article:

 “France is known for many of its cultural items, including exceptional cuisine, wine, and the Louvre. Soon, it may also be known for its arm-length, shovel-headed, carnivorous worms.

New research suggests that several species of these discomfiting creatures—known as hammerhead flatworms—have slithered into the country as invasive species. Perhaps even stranger is the fact that they’ve been establishing themselves in France almost undetected for decades.”

Here’s a link:

I wonder if fancy restaurants will soon have them on their menus along with their escargot?

Entrecôte Tremors

Literate Chaotic / Re: Five word horror
« on: May 22, 2018, 08:38:06 am »
Now we only make weapons.

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Free Russian Orphans with Every Purchase
« on: May 18, 2018, 11:16:59 pm »
Focusing on meet space here, rebuilding my yard, learned some ol' fashion demo and masonry. Now boasts bunker busting/building ability and knows the difference between cement and concrete.

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:30:08 am »
Oedipus Rex as symmetric key to the Trimorphic Protennoia, cyphertext from Nag.M. Codex XIII

Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
« on: May 14, 2018, 12:28:50 am »
There is an active deity that answers prayers and punishes evil. However, this deity exists backwards in time. When someone loses something precious to them and laments it's loss it is this deity who is the reason they had it in the first place. And when a misfortune turns someone wicked and vengeful it is this deity who sent the misfortune to punish the wickedness.
This reminds me of how courts are using predictive AI to determine sentence (<-this last word forced on me by autocorrect, selecting against the infinitive)

One day the deity decides to give humanity another go at a semi-formal 'outroduction' of itself. The deity picks Utube as the appropriate medium, presenting a show called 'Endocalypse' that reveals how the world really works, at least from it's perspective.

Beyond the juridical, topics also include reinterpretations of classic texts, scientific theories and philosophy. For example, mains electrical current is grounded because power is actually drawn from the earth; telephones are actually telepathy amplifiers; reading does not transmit knowledge, words are cryptographic keys that unlock access to knowledge of the dead.

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