no, i am NOT a discordian in disguise: this forum is an ignored warning to the world: some day, though it is not my wish, i will be forced to say I TOLD YOU SO!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Original Intention Of Discordianism Revealed!

A Discordian going by the name "Baron Von Hoopla" made a comment on my last blog this morning, here it is. reprinted in the harsh sunlight:

"I would just like to mention that according to the First Edition of the Principia Discordia you perfectly embody the ideals of the 'Order Of Eris', and are hereby granted a position in Ichabod College . . . welcome to the Discordian Society, CS."

It amused me to no end, knowing very well the old adage: 'If you can't beat them, join them' - I suppose it also works in the reverse [if you can't beat them, recruit them], BUT but, something about this comment thrilled me even more.

Up until then I hadn't been aware that there were several versions of the Discordian Satanic Bible "The Principia Discordia", but when the Baron mentioned the First Edition I decided to take a look at it, and stumbled across something which almost made me choke from glee. On page A11 one of the creators of Discordianism ["LORD OMAR KHAYYAM RAVENHURST"] interjects this statement, which spells out the entire original concept of the Discordian Society:

"The purpose of The Discordian Society is to provide false, comforting answers to questions of this sort; to give mystical reasons for the disorder around us; to promote unworkable principles of discord--in short, to provide the world with a workshop for the insane, thus keeping them out of mischief as Presidents, Ambassador[s], Priests, Ministers, and other Dictators."

So, there it is, in plain English: it was originally a complete scam, intended to keep losers and weirdos occupied. Actually, a rather valiant attempt, but sadly it has been taken seriously and twisted over the intervening decades into something quite sinister.

So, modern Discordians: Checkmate.

14 comments:

Episkopos Cain said...

Haven't you just wasted 3 months of your life on this blog then? And exposing a non-existent threat? Hey, I think thats a bullet you just fired into your foot....

Central Scrutinizer said...

On the contrary. The threat today is still all too real. Many young and impressionable minds are being twisted by this insidious concept that your Lord Omar created in jest.

A harmless prank which causes harm isn't quite so harmless anymore. No real damage has been done yet, as far as I know, but I'm also quite well aware how sneaky and manipulative modern Discordians are.

Don't forget: the 'swastika' wasn't originally an icon of evil.

Rev. What's-His-Name? said...

Of course the other author, Greg Hill, also said part of the reasoning behind the PD was to illustrate that a deity didn't have to conform to rigid standards. He set out to invent a "religion" with a female deity, that had humor as an important pillar.

In other words, don't take everything so damned seriously. You can say what you want about the original source. Some of us have moved away from the PD as a bible of Discordianism.

Idem said...

I only read a few pages of the thing, lol.

It just seemed like a book of one-liners. (And, at least today, trite and quite unfunny ones)

I'm really not taking any of it seriously, yet you seem to find it necesarry to.

I would be practicing the same practices/ethics I am today if I had NOT found Discordianism, I just found many like minds (As far as modernly)

Comforting to be with like minds sometimes, you know?


Anyway, unless you come up with some proof or something that Discordians are contributing to the moral breakdown of society, I have nothing more to say. The blog just seems quite stupid, for all intents and purposes.

Felix Faustus Nothus said...

Are you guys fucking kidding?
This is the best discordian blog in the blogosphere.
EVA.

David David David David said...

"stuff 'idem' said..."

This blog is for stupid people who don't know they are too stupid to know that they are stupid. I, however, am not stupid. On the contrary, I am the centre of my own universe.

Numinous Ubiquity said...

Central Scrutinizer, by condemning Discordianism, you are practicing it, because you are creating Discord and Chaos through your actions. Checkmate? The only one checkmated is you. You have painted yourself into a corner. The emperor has no clothes. You have shown your foolishness by condemning something that is obviously harmless. And in your attacks on Discordianism, you have shown your own true nature. And it is not something good. You have shown yourself to be repressive, to want slavish conformity, and to expect everyone to behave the same way or be severely punished. And you have no sense of humor. Yet you continue to make a fool of yourself, out of your own stupid arrogance. It is the deadly sin of pride that you are cursed with, the worst of the 7 deadly sins.

Lucky Penny said...

;-:
Holy shit! You mean the livejournal communities I've been subscribing have just been based on an elaborate prank?!
NOOOOO! My spiritual being is in shambles, and there's nothing I can do to mend it! W..what am I going to use as a myspace theme now?!?
D:

Anonymous said...

Uh, I believe then that the Discordians have succeeded seeing as the Current governments of all the major countries are, how to put this kindly, Fucking Retarded?

Anonymous said...

I like how the only people reading this are the people being bashed by it. If there where no discordians reading your blog then there would be no one reading your blog.

Find a real cause to fight for. No one gives a sh*t.

Also if you find a discordian who takes this stuff seriously, and takes part any any rituals he is a dick anyway.

I'm done ready this. Its really a waste, if your actually a discordian in a thin disguise you can do better.

Central Scrutinizer said...

For your information the hitcounts for this blog are through the roof, its only you Discordians with enough lack of respect to comment idiocy all over every post.

I have links to this blog on Blog Explosion, which brings in a fair emount of readers, as well as several prominent parenting websites. Trust me, my real audience is taking notes.

Saint Valifer said...

Numinous Ubiquity said...
Central Scrutinizer, by condemning Discordianism, you are practicing it, because you are creating Discord and Chaos through your actions. Checkmate? The only one checkmated is you. You have painted yourself into a corner. The emperor has no clothes. You have shown your foolishness by condemning something that is obviously harmless. And in your attacks on Discordianism, you have shown your own true nature. And it is not something good. You have shown yourself to be repressive, to want slavish conformity, and to expect everyone to behave the same way or be severely punished. And you have no sense of humor. Yet you continue to make a fool of yourself, out of your own stupid arrogance. It is the deadly sin of pride that you are cursed with, the worst of the 7 deadly sins.

I totally agree, dude (central scrutinizer), you take way too much way too seriously. You are the ultimate Grayface (and in a sense the ultimate Discordian[a rebel against rebellion{a true lunatic}]). <--- you like my triple nested parenthesis structure, I know, I know, it's amazing (im getting off topic), anyway...ur a dupe...I think what Lord Omar Ravenhurst was trying to do was lie about lying. I do not accept the PD(or anything else) as absolute, but you are reading out of context, there are numerous quotes in the PD which talk about it proclaiming absolute truth...I could very well take those quotes and ignore others as well. But the thing is, even if Discordianism is a sham as you say, it has far progressed to something that is far beyond the sham territory, and depending on your point of view, we are either the smartest, most innovative, most creative, most honest, most intelligent people on the planet, or we are dupes. But the thing is both are correct...read this story from the PD if you haven't already:



A serious young man found the conflicts of mid 20th Century America
confusing. He went to many people seeking a way of resolving within himself
the discords that troubled him, but he remained troubled.
One night in a
coffee house, a self-ordained Zen Master said to him, "go to the dilapidated
mansion you will find at this address which I have written down for you. Do
not speak to those who live there; you must remain silent until the moon
rises tomorrow night. Go to the large room on the right of the main
hallway, sit in the lotus position on top of the rubble in the northeast
corner, face the corner, and meditate."
He did just as the Zen Master
instructed. His meditation was frequently interrupted by worries. He
worried whether or not the rest of the plumbing fixtures would fall from the
second floor bathroom to join the pipes and other trash he was sitting on.
He worried how would he know when the moon rose on the next night. He
worried about what the people who walked through the room said about him.

His worrying and meditation were disturbed when, as if in a test of his
faith, ordure fell from the second floor onto him. At that time two people
walked into the room. The first asked the second who the man was sitting
there was. The second replied "Some say he is a holy man. Others say he is
a shithead."
Hearing this, the man was enlightened.

Who's the dupe now? ha...we both are...for wasting our time writing this shit on this blog instead of having a social life...lol

THETRUTH said...

why don't you tell all those real readers to start commenting about how much you've helped them.
I want to see how many readers you have that take this shit seriously, since you plainly to have any serious readers with anything to say in the comments, how many hits you get isn't as important if you don't get repeat hits, because I would guess a lot of people would just come here skim over it and say "whoever wrote this is insane" and leave.

The Bavarian Society said...

This will not do. 'CS' we have warned you. Remove your blog. Heed us. Stop interfering with our equations. They will not be allowed to awake until we have finished preparations. Cease. Stop. REMOVE your blog.