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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Maladay

Maladay, October 24, is an important day for observers of the anarchic religion, Discordianism.

Discordianism recognizes chaos, discord, and dissent as valid and desirable qualities.

Followers believe that every man, woman and child is a Pope and may be issued with an official card recognising them as a Pope of Discordia. The rights of a Pope include, but are not necessarily limited to, invoking infallibility at any time, including retroactively.

Amongst many other things, Discordians believe all things happen in fives, or are divisible by or are multiples of five, or are somehow directly or indirectly appropriate to five. Discordians are forbidden to eat hot dog buns, or to believe everything they read.

One growing subsect of Discordians believe that the entire religion was made up just to take the piss out of wikipedia.

1 comment:

bruce said...

Ok, well I was just reading the etymology of 'chaos' and it seems to be derived from ideas about yawning:

chaos
c.1440, "gaping void," from L. chaos, from Gk. khaos "abyss, that which gapes wide open, is vast and empty," from *khnwos, from PIE base *gheu-, *gh(e)i- "to gape" (cf. Gk khaino "I yawn," O.E. ginian, O.N. ginnunga-gap; see yawn).

chasm
1596, from L. chasma, from Gk. khasma "yawning hollow, gulf," related to khaskein "to yawn," and thus to chaos.

http://www.etymonline.com/