Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Friday, May 23, 2003

Hail Eris! All Hail Discordia!

Today is a wholly day for Discordians everywhere. "Discordianism is founded upon the belief that all of the worlds ills are caused by imbalance towards Order over Disorder and a mistaken belief that Disorder and Chaos are the same thing. This is not so, Chaos is transcendant and liberated from the duality of Order/Disorder. Order and Disorder are both gifts given to us by the Chaos, which Discordians call Eris." To put this modern terms: Order is what the Bush administration tries to impose on citizens of the world through its policies; Disorder is often the result of this flimsy house of cards; and Chaos is blogtopia and all who continue to question official lies.

The Principia Discordia has been online for awhile. I'm mentioned in the intro done by Kerry Thornley, who was one of my INSIDE JOKE staff writers. "Elayne was just some broad with a funny bone until she read the Principia and asked the question that led to my great definition of theology. 'Why,' she wanted to know, 'is the Discordian Society, which worships a female divinity, so male dominated?' Recalling that more women than men are devout about Christianity with its male God and His male Son, I decided that people like religions that blame reality on the opposite sex. So let that be a lesson to us males. Behind every great idea there is a broad with a funny bone." Probably one of the nicest things anyone's ever said about me.