a reply to: spineffect
No worries. Thank you for an open mind.
Carl Jung said that in order to throw off the mass-man and to enter the fray with one's entire being ie: to escape or transcend the social matrix,
that one MUST have a working theological framework by which to do so.
This is particularly difficult if at the point of one's original intent, there's an evasion of some form or another born of a bias or a rebellious
principal which opposes the reason and the rationale of the beloved/beloved other frame of reference adopted by Jesus in relation to God as truth and
It introduces a certain predicament, intentionally, where it could be said that what one resists, only persists.
I think that before we go to work on the world around us, that there's a lot of work that needs to be done on and in us, first.
In either case, the idea is to bring about an epiphany, but with the Christ-centered frame and context it's a model of authentic leadership in pursuit
of Liberty, and with the other, the anything BUT Jesus (and for all the wrong reasons), you end up with a distorted and perverted theological
framework that may have it's priorities all wrong. Even the implications of Buddhism taken to it's logical conclusion might lead a man to gain the
whole world but forfeit his own soul, character and passion.
Jesus was the ultimate Discordian who knew precisely what he was doing with full awareness and comprehension and for the sake and cause of love.
For me there are just no two ways around it.
"It was the stone that was rejected by the builders that became the keystone."
I do like the idea of the Freemasons being infiltrated by Discordians, that's funny, but unless they are able to recognize the true nature of the
divided middle and the twin pillars of Justice and Mercy, and it's larger frame, but with evil edged out of the equation, then they'll find in the end
that the joke's on them, and the opened doorway, shut in their face.
We cannot draw people heavenward or bring heaven to people by agitating our way into power via the hijacking of the other guy's framing and context or
by declaring the devil as trickster the unsung hero and allowing ourselves to be beaten at our own game.
Something must hold together with absolute integrity, or it falls apart sooner or later.
What's funny about the framing and context of the victory I'm describing, is that it's conferred upon us even in spite of ourselves and meets us on
the road half way, either to lead us, or to block our path like a juggernaut in our road.
This is what I meant by kicking against the goads. It will happen even to the Discordians if they're not real careful.
That said, perhaps we cannot really learn anything of any real value unless and until we try and learn the hard way!
Be careful though in these things which can have the power to make devils out of otherwise potentially good men who make the fatal mistake of
declaring themselves Gods just because the tools of creation happen to have been left out in the open.
Me, I am not a thief. My first response is gratitude, compassion and love, love enough to be willing to hurt another's feelings, appropriately, and
wake them up, as needed.
Sorry if I have indeed gone way off topic..
edit on 3-10-2017 by AnkhMorpork because: (no reason given)