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discordianism


discordianism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  Discordianism  /dis-kor'di-*n-ism/  n.  The  veneration  of  {Eris}, 
  a.k.a.  Discordia  widely  popular  among  hackers.  Discordianism 
  was  popularized  by  Robert  Shea  and  Robert  Anton  Wilson's  novel 
  "Illuminatus!"  as  a  sort  of  self-subverting  Dada-Zen  for  Westerners 
  --  it  should  on  no  account  be  taken  seriously  but  is  far  more  serious 
  than  most  jokes.  Consider,  for  example,  the  Fifth  Commandment  of  the 
  Pentabarf  from  "Principia  Discordia":  "A  Discordian  is  Prohibited 
  of  Believing  What  he  Reads."  Discordianism  is  usually  connected  with 
  an  elaborate  conspiracy  theory/joke  involving  millennia-long  warfare 
  between  the  anarcho-surrealist  partisans  of  Eris  and  a  malevolent, 
  authoritarian  secret  society  called  the  Illuminati.  See  {Religion} 
  in  Appendix  B,  {Church  of  the  SubGenius},  and  {ha  ha  only  serious}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Discordianism 
 
    /dis-kor'di-*n-ism/  The  veneration  of  {Eris}, 
  also  known  as  Discordia  widely  popular  among  hackers. 
  Discordianism  was  popularised  by  Robert  Shea  and  Robert  Anton 
  Wilson's  novel  "Illuminatus!"  as  a  sort  of  self-subverting 
  Dada-Zen  for  Westerners  -  it  should  on  no  account  be  taken 
  seriously  but  is  far  more  serious  than  most  jokes.  Consider, 
  for  example,  the  Fifth  Commandment  of  the  Pentabarf  from 
  "Principia  Discordia":  "A  Discordian  is  Prohibited  of 
  Believing  What  he  Reads."  Discordianism  is  usually  connected 
  with  an  elaborate  conspiracy  theory/joke  involving 
  millennia-long  warfare  between  the  anarcho-surrealist 
  partisans  of  Eris  and  a  malevolent,  authoritarian  secret 
  society  called  the  Illuminati. 
 
  See  {Religion},  {Church  of  the  SubGenius},  and  {ha  ha  only 
  serious}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1997-04-12)