Thursday, May 22, 2014

Money Wisdom #271

"One of the first Discordian catmas* was Kerry Thornley's Law of Fives, which holds that all incidents and events are directly connected to the number five, or to some multiple of five, or to some number related to five in one way or another, given enough ingenuity on the part of the interpreter. Usually, we would state this to novices without the crucial (italicized) final clause; it was up them to discover the metaprogrammer and figure out that part for themselves.

I added the Law of 23's, derived from Burroughs, on the grounds that 2 + 3 = 5, and Discordians were soon reporting 23s and 5s from everywhere in current history and the past.

You have achieved Discordian enlightenment when you realize that, while the goddess Eris and the Law of Fives are not literally true, neither is anything else.

(*Other religions have dogmas, which are absolute beliefs. Discordianism has catmas, which are relative meta-beliefs."

Robert Anton Wilson Cosmic Trigger Vol 1 (1978) p.59

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