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Discordianism is a modern religion centered on the idea that chaos is all that there is, and that disorder and order, the former considered a concept distinct from chaos, are both illusions (referred to, respectively, as the “Eristic” and “Aneristic” illusions) that are imposed on chaos. It was founded circa 1958–1959 by Malaclypse the Younger aka Greg Hill with the publication of the principal text Principia Discordia.

If organized religion is the opium of the masses, then disorganized religion is the marijuana of the lunatic fringe.

Kerry Thornley, The introduction to the Principia Discordia 5th Ed.

Discordianism recognizes chaos, discord, and dissent as valid and desirable qualities, in contrast with most religions, which idealize harmony and order. The Sacred Chao is a symbol used by Discordians to illustrate the interrelatedness of order and disorder. The  Eris, the Greek mythological goddess of discord, has also become the matron deity of the religion Discordianism.

If you want in on the Discordian Society
then declare yourself what you wish
do what you like
and tell us about it
or
if you prefer
don’t.

There are no rules anywhere.
The Goddess Prevails.

Malaclypse the Younger, Principia Discordia, Page 00032
Top five awesome things about Discordianism:
1) Its official doctrine is called the Pentabarf.
2) Anyone on earth, even you, is considered a pope under Discordianism.
3) A common Discordian saying is “Consult your pineal gland” because it’s believed to secrete trace amounts of DMT…this could mean they’re open to recreational DMT use.
4) Discordianism has dogma AND catma.
5) Discordians believe in the Curse of Greyface, which sounds pretty serious.
Who practices Discordianism? Well, according to an April 28th article written by a certain Reverand Loveshade, we may have reason to believe that Miley Cyrus is a Discordian. Here’s why:
1) She was born Destiny Hope Cyrus on November 23, 1992 (23 of course being a very Discordian number). This is the anniversary of the first airing of Discordian Saint Doctor Who, which was postponed one day because of the assassination of U. S. President John F. Kennedy the day before. Kerry Thornley, co-founder of the Discordian religion under the name Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst, was investigated for his connection with suspect presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
2) She became famous under the name Miley Cyrus (5 letters and 5 letters).
3) Her original name Destiny implies someone who gives destiny (i.e. Goddess Eris) and Miley was a nickname given by her father to mean Smiley (i.e. joke). Remember that Discordianism is a joke disguised as a religion, or a religion disguised as a joke.
4) She has filed to change her name to Miley Ray Cyrus (which is much closer to the name of the Discordian Saint Prostitute Minnie Rae, sometimes known as Mary Simpson), who was named “The Little Countess” by Discordian Saint Emperor Norton I.
5) The hearing for her name change is scheduled for May 1, 2008, the anniversary of the founding of both the Bavarian Illuminati (in 1776) and the Society for Creative Anachronism (1966) which has included some of the most prominent Discordians.
6) The Hannah Montana Movie is scheduled to be released May 1, 2009 (see above).
7) Her character’s name Hannah is a palindrome, the same backwards and forwards (spelling things backward is a frequent Discordian trick), and also means “grace of God” or, backwards, “grace of Goddess.”
8) She will soon appear half-naked in Vanity Fair, which is quite Discordian, especially for a 15-year-old girl (15 is the number 5 * 3).
9) She is frequently photographed flashing her “now famous peace sign” which wasa previously (and still is) the Discordian no. 5 or no. 23 sign.

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