Before I was a Discordian, I took life much too seriously. When you take life too seriously you start to wonder what the point of it all is. When you wonder what the point is in life, you fall into a trap of thinking there is one. When you think there is a point, you finally realize there is no point. And what point is there in living like that? Nowadays I skip the search for a point and find, instead, the punch lines.
Some excerpts from an Interview with Malaclypse the Younger by THE GREATER METROPOLITAN YORBA LINDA HERALD-NEWS-SUN-TRIBUNE-JOURNAL-DISPATCH-POST AND SAN FRANCISCO DISCORDIAN SOCIETY CABAL BULLETIN AND INTERGALACTIC REPORT & POPE POOP
Are you really serious or what?
Sometimes I take humor seriously. Sometimes I take seriousness humorously. Either way it is irrelevant.
Maybe you are just crazy.
Indeed! But do not reject these teaching as false because I am crazy. The reason that I am crazy is because they are true.
Even false things are true.
I don't know man, I didn't do it.
Why do you deal with so many negatives?
Will you develop that point?
Is there an essential meaning behind POEE?
There is a Zen Story about a student who asked a Master to explain the meaning of Buddhism. The Master's reply was "Three pounds of flax."
Is that the answer to my question?
No, of course not. That is just illustrative. The answer to your question is FIVE TONS OF FLAX!
SINK is played by Discordians and people of much ilk.
PURPOSE: To sink object or an object or a thing… in water or mud or anything you; can sink something in.
RULES: Sinking is allowd in any manner. To date, ten pound chunks of mud were used to sink a tobacco can. It is preferable to have a pit of water or a hole to drop things in. But rivers - bays - gulfs - I dare say even oceans can be used.
TURNS are taken thusly: who somever gets the junk up and in the air first.
DUTY: It shall be the duty of all persons playing “SINK” to help find more objects to sink, once; one object is sunk.
UPON SINKING: The sinked shall yell “I sank it!” or something equally as thoughtful.
NAMING OF OBJECTS is some times desirable. The object is named by the finder of such object and whoever sinks it can say for instance, “I sunk Columbus, Ohio!”
If organized religion is the opium of the masses, then disorganized religion is the marijuana of the lunatic fringe.
Kerry Thornley, introduction to the Principia Discordia
Chaos is beyond division,
but some only see what they choose.
The old texts say,
“If you think this is just a ha-ha,
then go read it again.”
And yet, some demand only humor
as if Eris were a petty amusement.
They liken the serious to the Grey,
and then wonder why their world collapses so easily.
Sometimes Eris uses Order.
Sometimes She uses Disorder.
Sometimes She works through you.
Sometimes the joke’s on you.
from The Chao Te Ching
the flowers grow
& that’s beautiful.
One day, I came upon a man urinating in a bus station. When I confronted him about his action, he turned to me, without stopping, and said:
‘Keep in mind that the universe is in constant flux, nothing that occurs one moment has any relevance to anything else. Everything you believe, feel, or think is based on the false assumption that truth exists. Thus, you are free to do any action which brings you pleasure. That humanity feels restricted by morals is one of the funniest jokes I’ve ever heard.’
So I beat the shit out of him and took his wallet.