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3rd Apr '13 11:17:13 PM LordGro
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''Hail Eris.''

Discordia is the Latin name of Eris, who is revered as The Goddess in a little-known but far-reaching religion called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discordianism Discordianism]]. To quote TheOtherWiki, it is "a religion centered around the idea that chaos is all there is and that order and disorder are both ideas imposed upon chaos." Which tells you what it is - in the same way that saying Christians worship Jesus tells you what's going on there. [[spoiler: [[PotHole FNORD]]]]

Founded 1958-59 by Malaclypse the Younger, the principal text is the ''Literature/PrincipiaDiscordia''. Considered by some to be a parody religion, and called "Zen for roundeyes" by others, Discordianism recognizes chaos, disorder, and dissent as being both valid and even desirable (in contrast to most other religions, which idealize order and harmony). The matron deity is Eris, Greek goddess of chaos - also known as Discordia to the Romans. [[spoiler: FNORD]]

Because Discordianism embraces disorder and chaos, it's difficult to estimate how many followers it has or to correctly identify groups who align themselves with it. The ''Principia'''s encouragement to schism and form cabals - combined with the fact that many adherents do not hold Discordianism as their only (or even primary) faith - further complicates things; most adherents use Discordianism as a complement to their primary religion and may not identify themselves as Discordian in public (or on the census!). [[spoiler: FNORD]]

One of Discordianism's primary tenets - certainly one of the most memorable - is to take nothing seriously while regarding everything as SeriousBusiness. To follow only half of the tenet is to fail yourself; if you only take nothing seriously, you will miss out on things - but if you take everything seriously, you become a Greyface (and will also probably die young, due to heart failure or an aneurysm). [[spoiler: [[RunningGag FNORD]]]]

The second most memorable tenet is that "every single man, woman and child on this Earth" is a Discordian pope (the effeminate form sometimes being "mome"). While the ''Principia'' has an official Pope card, it does not grant Papacy; it only acts as a means of proof. Papal powers are not listed in the ''Principia'', beyond a note on the card saying "A POPE is someone who is not under the authority of the authorities". Some have taken it upon themselves to elaborate further, listing on the back of their cards that their Papal rights include (but are not limited to): [[spoiler: [[ArcNumber FNORD]]]]

** To invoke infallability at any time (including retroactively);
** To completely rework the Erisian church;
** To baptise, bury, and marry (with the permission of the deceased, in the latter two cases);
** To excommunicate, de-ex-communicate, re-ex-communicate, and de-re-ex-communicate (no backsies!) both his-/her-/it-/their-/your-/our-/His-/Her-/It-/Them-/Your-/Our-self/selves and others (if any).
** To perform all rites and functions deemed inappropriate for a Pope of Discordia.

One of the few things that Discordians are prohibited from doing is consuming a hot dog bun (due to Eris' joyous partaking of a hot dog after The Original Snub). On the other hand, one of the few things that Discordians are required to do is "Go Off Alone & Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog [in a hot dog bun] on a Friday". [[spoiler: [[SinkHole FNORD]]]]

A copy of the ''Principia Discordia'' can be found online here: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/ [[spoiler: [[OverlyLongGag FNORD]]]]

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'''Works inspired by Discordianism with their own pages here include:'''
* ''TheIlluminatusTrilogy''
* The musical output of TheKLF
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' FanFiction [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3782538/1/Kallisti Kallisti]] is set on an entire ''planet'' of Discordians.

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((The fact that this page hasn't been vandalized beyond belief either shows that the Discordian editors on the site have been feeling generous or that the administration put the kibosh on that early on.))

''All hail Discordia.'' [[spoiler:[[TheStinger FNORD]]]]

to:

''Hail Eris.''

Discordia is the Latin name of Eris, who is revered as The Goddess in a little-known but far-reaching religion called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discordianism Discordianism]]. To quote TheOtherWiki, it is "a religion centered around the idea that chaos is all there is and that order and disorder are both ideas imposed upon chaos." Which tells you what it is - in the same way that saying Christians worship Jesus tells you what's going on there. [[spoiler: [[PotHole FNORD]]]]

Founded 1958-59 by Malaclypse the Younger, the principal text is the ''Literature/PrincipiaDiscordia''. Considered by some to be a parody religion, and called "Zen for roundeyes" by others, Discordianism recognizes chaos, disorder, and dissent as being both valid and even desirable (in contrast to most other religions, which idealize order and harmony). The matron deity is Eris, Greek goddess of chaos - also known as Discordia to the Romans. [[spoiler: FNORD]]

Because Discordianism embraces disorder and chaos, it's difficult to estimate how many followers it has or to correctly identify groups who align themselves with it. The ''Principia'''s encouragement to schism and form cabals - combined with the fact that many adherents do not hold Discordianism as their only (or even primary) faith - further complicates things; most adherents use Discordianism as a complement to their primary religion and may not identify themselves as Discordian in public (or on the census!). [[spoiler: FNORD]]

One of Discordianism's primary tenets - certainly one of the most memorable - is to take nothing seriously while regarding everything as SeriousBusiness. To follow only half of the tenet is to fail yourself; if you only take nothing seriously, you will miss out on things - but if you take everything seriously, you become a Greyface (and will also probably die young, due to heart failure or an aneurysm). [[spoiler: [[RunningGag FNORD]]]]

The second most memorable tenet is that "every single man, woman and child on this Earth" is a Discordian pope (the effeminate form sometimes being "mome"). While the ''Principia'' has an official Pope card, it does not grant Papacy; it only acts as a means of proof. Papal powers are not listed in the ''Principia'', beyond a note on the card saying "A POPE is someone who is not under the authority of the authorities". Some have taken it upon themselves to elaborate further, listing on the back of their cards that their Papal rights include (but are not limited to): [[spoiler: [[ArcNumber FNORD]]]]

** To invoke infallability at any time (including retroactively);
** To completely rework the Erisian church;
** To baptise, bury, and marry (with the permission of the deceased, in the latter two cases);
** To excommunicate, de-ex-communicate, re-ex-communicate, and de-re-ex-communicate (no backsies!) both his-/her-/it-/their-/your-/our-/His-/Her-/It-/Them-/Your-/Our-self/selves and others (if any).
** To perform all rites and functions deemed inappropriate for a Pope of Discordia.

One of the few things that Discordians are prohibited from doing is consuming a hot dog bun (due to Eris' joyous partaking of a hot dog after The Original Snub). On the other hand, one of the few things that Discordians are required to do is "Go Off Alone & Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog [in a hot dog bun] on a Friday". [[spoiler: [[SinkHole FNORD]]]]

A copy of the ''Principia Discordia'' can be found online here: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/ [[spoiler: [[OverlyLongGag FNORD]]]]

----
'''Works inspired by Discordianism with their own pages here include:'''
* ''TheIlluminatusTrilogy''
* The musical output of TheKLF
* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' FanFiction [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3782538/1/Kallisti Kallisti]] is set on an entire ''planet'' of Discordians.

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((The fact that this page hasn't been vandalized beyond belief either shows that the Discordian editors on the site have been feeling generous or that the administration put the kibosh on that early on.))

''All hail Discordia.'' [[spoiler:[[TheStinger FNORD]]]]
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1st Apr '13 12:19:21 PM LordGro
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Founded 1958-59 by Malaclypse the Younger, the principal text is the ''PrincipiaDiscordia''. Considered by some to be a parody religion, and called "Zen for roundeyes" by others, Discordianism recognizes chaos, disorder, and dissent as being both valid and even desirable (in contrast to most other religions, which idealize order and harmony). The matron deity is Eris, Greek goddess of chaos - also known as Discordia to the Romans. [[spoiler: FNORD]]

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Founded 1958-59 by Malaclypse the Younger, the principal text is the ''PrincipiaDiscordia''.''Literature/PrincipiaDiscordia''. Considered by some to be a parody religion, and called "Zen for roundeyes" by others, Discordianism recognizes chaos, disorder, and dissent as being both valid and even desirable (in contrast to most other religions, which idealize order and harmony). The matron deity is Eris, Greek goddess of chaos - also known as Discordia to the Romans. [[spoiler: FNORD]]
6th Mar '13 7:19:55 PM TVRulezAgain
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Because Discordianism embraces disorder and chaos, it's difficult to estimate how many followers it has or to correctly identify groups who align themselves with it. The ''Principia'''s encouragement to schism and form cabals - combined with the fact that many adherents do not hold Discordianism as their only (or even primary) faith - further complicates things; most adherents use Discordianism as a complement to their primary religion and may not identify themselves as Discordian in public (or on the census!). [[spoiler: [[RuleOf3 FNORD]]]]

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Because Discordianism embraces disorder and chaos, it's difficult to estimate how many followers it has or to correctly identify groups who align themselves with it. The ''Principia'''s encouragement to schism and form cabals - combined with the fact that many adherents do not hold Discordianism as their only (or even primary) faith - further complicates things; most adherents use Discordianism as a complement to their primary religion and may not identify themselves as Discordian in public (or on the census!). [[spoiler: [[RuleOf3 FNORD]]]]
FNORD]]
14th Jan '13 8:26:37 AM CassandraLeo
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The second most memorable tenet is that "every single man, woman and child on this Earth" is a Discordian pope (the effeminate form sometimes being "mome"). While the ''Principia'' has an official Pope card, it does not grant Papacy; it only acts as a means of proof. Papal powers are not listed in the ''Principia'', beyond a note on the card saying "A POPE is someone who is not under the authority of the authorities". Some have taken it upon themselves to elaborate further, listing on the back of their cards that their Papal rights include (but are not limited to): [[spoiler: [[OverlyLongGag FNORD]]]]

to:

The second most memorable tenet is that "every single man, woman and child on this Earth" is a Discordian pope (the effeminate form sometimes being "mome"). While the ''Principia'' has an official Pope card, it does not grant Papacy; it only acts as a means of proof. Papal powers are not listed in the ''Principia'', beyond a note on the card saying "A POPE is someone who is not under the authority of the authorities". Some have taken it upon themselves to elaborate further, listing on the back of their cards that their Papal rights include (but are not limited to): [[spoiler: [[OverlyLongGag [[ArcNumber FNORD]]]]



One of the few things that Discordians are prohibited from doing is consuming a hot dog bun (due to Eris' joyous partaking of a hot dog after The Original Snub). On the other hand, one of the few things that Discordians are required to do is "Go Off Alone & Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog [in a hot dog bun] on a Friday". [[spoiler: FNORD]]

A copy of the ''Principia Discordia'' can be found online here: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/ [[spoiler: FNORD]]

to:

One of the few things that Discordians are prohibited from doing is consuming a hot dog bun (due to Eris' joyous partaking of a hot dog after The Original Snub). On the other hand, one of the few things that Discordians are required to do is "Go Off Alone & Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog [in a hot dog bun] on a Friday". [[spoiler: FNORD]]

[[SinkHole FNORD]]]]

A copy of the ''Principia Discordia'' can be found online here: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/ [[spoiler: FNORD]]
[[OverlyLongGag FNORD]]]]



''All hail Discordia.'' [[spoiler:[[SinkHole FNORD]]]]

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''All hail Discordia.'' [[spoiler:[[SinkHole [[spoiler:[[TheStinger FNORD]]]]
14th Jan '13 8:25:43 AM CassandraLeo
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A copy of the ''Principia Discordia'' can be found online here: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/

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A copy of the ''Principia Discordia'' can be found online here: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/
com/ [[spoiler: FNORD]]
2nd Jan '13 11:51:56 AM SeptimusHeap
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One of the few things that Discordians are prohibited from doing is consuming a hot dog bun (due to Eris' joyous partaking of a hot dog after The Original Snub). On the other hand, one of the few things that Discordians are required to do is "Go Off Alone & Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog [in a hot dog bun] on a Friday". [[spoiler: [[AdNauseam FNORD]]]]

to:

One of the few things that Discordians are prohibited from doing is consuming a hot dog bun (due to Eris' joyous partaking of a hot dog after The Original Snub). On the other hand, one of the few things that Discordians are required to do is "Go Off Alone & Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog [in a hot dog bun] on a Friday". [[spoiler: [[AdNauseam FNORD]]]]
FNORD]]
26th Nov '12 2:56:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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Founded 1958-59 by Malaclypse the Younger, the principal text is the ''PrincipiaDiscordia''. Considered by some to be a parody religion, and called "Zen for roundeyes" by others, Discordianism recognizes chaos, disorder, and dissent as being both valid and even desirable (in contrast to most other religions, which idealize order and harmony). The matron deity is Eris, Greek goddess of chaos - also known as Discordia to the Romans. [[spoiler: [[TheSameButMore FNORD]]]]

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Founded 1958-59 by Malaclypse the Younger, the principal text is the ''PrincipiaDiscordia''. Considered by some to be a parody religion, and called "Zen for roundeyes" by others, Discordianism recognizes chaos, disorder, and dissent as being both valid and even desirable (in contrast to most other religions, which idealize order and harmony). The matron deity is Eris, Greek goddess of chaos - also known as Discordia to the Romans. [[spoiler: [[TheSameButMore FNORD]]]]
FNORD]]
25th Nov '12 3:30:50 PM InsufferableGenius
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Discordia is the Latin name of Eris, who is revered as The Goddess in a little-known but far-reaching religion called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discordianism Discordianism]]. To quote TheOtherWiki, it is "a religion centered around the idea that chaos is all there is and that order and disorder are both ideas imposed upon chaos." Which tells you what it is - in the same way that saying Christians worship Jesus tells you what's going on there. [[spoiler: FNORD]]

Founded 1958-59 by Malaclypse the Younger, the principal text is the ''PrincipiaDiscordia''. Considered by some to be a parody religion, and called "Zen for roundeyes" by others, Discordianism recognizes chaos, disorder, and dissent as being both valid and even desirable (in contrast to most other religions, which idealize order and harmony). The matron deity is Eris, Greek goddess of chaos - also known as Discordia to the Romans. [[spoiler: FNORD]]

Because Discordianism embraces disorder and chaos, it's difficult to estimate how many followers it has or to correctly identify groups who align themselves with it. The ''Principia'''s encouragement to schism and form cabals - combined with the fact that many adherents do not hold Discordianism as their only (or even primary) faith - further complicates things; most adherents use Discordianism as a complement to their primary religion and may not identify themselves as Discordian in public (or on the census!). [[spoiler: FNORD]]

One of Discordianism's primary tenets - certainly one of the most memorable - is to take nothing seriously while regarding everything as SeriousBusiness. To follow only half of the tenet is to fail yourself; if you only take nothing seriously, you will miss out on things - but if you take everything seriously, you become a Greyface (and will also probably die young, due to heart failure or an aneurysm). [[spoiler: FNORD]]

The second most memorable tenet is that "every single man, woman and child on this Earth" is a Discordian pope (the effeminate form sometimes being "mome"). While the ''Principia'' has an official Pope card, it does not grant Papacy; it only acts as a means of proof. Papal powers are not listed in the ''Principia'', beyond a note on the card saying "A POPE is someone who is not under the authority of the authorities". Some have taken it upon themselves to elaborate further, listing on the back of their cards that their Papal rights include (but are not limited to): [[spoiler: FNORD]]

to:

Discordia is the Latin name of Eris, who is revered as The Goddess in a little-known but far-reaching religion called [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discordianism Discordianism]]. To quote TheOtherWiki, it is "a religion centered around the idea that chaos is all there is and that order and disorder are both ideas imposed upon chaos." Which tells you what it is - in the same way that saying Christians worship Jesus tells you what's going on there. [[spoiler: FNORD]]

[[PotHole FNORD]]]]

Founded 1958-59 by Malaclypse the Younger, the principal text is the ''PrincipiaDiscordia''. Considered by some to be a parody religion, and called "Zen for roundeyes" by others, Discordianism recognizes chaos, disorder, and dissent as being both valid and even desirable (in contrast to most other religions, which idealize order and harmony). The matron deity is Eris, Greek goddess of chaos - also known as Discordia to the Romans. [[spoiler: FNORD]]

[[TheSameButMore FNORD]]]]

Because Discordianism embraces disorder and chaos, it's difficult to estimate how many followers it has or to correctly identify groups who align themselves with it. The ''Principia'''s encouragement to schism and form cabals - combined with the fact that many adherents do not hold Discordianism as their only (or even primary) faith - further complicates things; most adherents use Discordianism as a complement to their primary religion and may not identify themselves as Discordian in public (or on the census!). [[spoiler: FNORD]]

[[RuleOf3 FNORD]]]]

One of Discordianism's primary tenets - certainly one of the most memorable - is to take nothing seriously while regarding everything as SeriousBusiness. To follow only half of the tenet is to fail yourself; if you only take nothing seriously, you will miss out on things - but if you take everything seriously, you become a Greyface (and will also probably die young, due to heart failure or an aneurysm). [[spoiler: FNORD]]

[[RunningGag FNORD]]]]

The second most memorable tenet is that "every single man, woman and child on this Earth" is a Discordian pope (the effeminate form sometimes being "mome"). While the ''Principia'' has an official Pope card, it does not grant Papacy; it only acts as a means of proof. Papal powers are not listed in the ''Principia'', beyond a note on the card saying "A POPE is someone who is not under the authority of the authorities". Some have taken it upon themselves to elaborate further, listing on the back of their cards that their Papal rights include (but are not limited to): [[spoiler: FNORD]]
[[OverlyLongGag FNORD]]]]



One of the few things that Discordians are prohibited from doing is consuming a hot dog bun (due to Eris' joyous partaking of a hot dog after The Original Snub). On the other hand, one of the few things that Discordians are required to do is "Go Off Alone & Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog [in a hot dog bun] on a Friday". [[spoiler: FNORD]]

to:

One of the few things that Discordians are prohibited from doing is consuming a hot dog bun (due to Eris' joyous partaking of a hot dog after The Original Snub). On the other hand, one of the few things that Discordians are required to do is "Go Off Alone & Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog [in a hot dog bun] on a Friday". [[spoiler: FNORD]]
[[AdNauseam FNORD]]]]



''All hail Discordia.'' [[spoiler:FNORD]]

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''All hail Discordia.'' [[spoiler:FNORD]][[spoiler:[[SinkHole FNORD]]]]
28th Oct '12 9:49:01 PM CassandraLeo
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Founded 1958-59 by Malaclypse the Younger, the principle text is the ''PrincipiaDiscordia''. Considered by some to be a parody religion, and called "Zen for roundeyes" by others, Discordianism recognizes chaos, disorder, and dissent as being both valid and even desirable (in contrast to most other religions, which idealize order and harmony). The matron deity is Eris, Greek goddess of chaos - also known as Discordia to the Romans. [[spoiler: FNORD]]

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Founded 1958-59 by Malaclypse the Younger, the principle principal text is the ''PrincipiaDiscordia''. Considered by some to be a parody religion, and called "Zen for roundeyes" by others, Discordianism recognizes chaos, disorder, and dissent as being both valid and even desirable (in contrast to most other religions, which idealize order and harmony). The matron deity is Eris, Greek goddess of chaos - also known as Discordia to the Romans. [[spoiler: FNORD]]
28th Oct '12 9:48:33 PM CassandraLeo
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''All hail Discordia.''

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''All hail Discordia.'''' [[spoiler:FNORD]]
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