Saturday, February 3, 2007

Area Wide Media

Area Wide Media:

"Chaos is an inherent unpredictability in the behavior of a natural system or in the course of human events.
Discordianism is a belief system based on chaos. Some people believe it’s a joke disguised as a religion, and others believe it’s a religion disguised as a joke. The true believers claim it’s a religion disguised as a joke disguised as a religion.
While most religions cherish harmony and order, Discordianism reveres chaos, which it contends is the prevailing impulse of the universe. “There is serenity in chaos. Seek ye the eye of the hurricane.”
The Principia Discordia, by Malaclypse (a.k.a. Greg Hall), is the foundational document of Discordianism. It describes an ideal society where there are no rules. The duality of yin and yang are replaced with “Hodge” and “Podge,” represented by an apple and the Pentagon. Some of the saints include Don Quixote and Yossarian.
The Principia Discordia also introduced the mysterious word “fnord,” considered to be a nonsensical term meaning irrelevant information or disinformation intended to misdirect, with the implication of a conspiracy.
In The Illuminatus! Trilogy, a series of novels by Robert Anton Wilson (with Robert Shea), the term “fnord” was further revealed to be part of a grand conspiracy scheme by the Illuminati (meaning “the illuminated ones” – the secret wealthy rulers of the world) whereby children in grade school are taught to be consciously unable to see the fnord (not the actual word itself but a substitute word or phrase, always in print form). "

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