Amazingly, I still get page hits from folks looking for Robert Anton Wilson, sometimes by the name but a lot of times for Quantum Psychology…a book I critiqued four years ago. Occasionally, Discordianism searches lead folks here.
Discordianism is a parody religion, but unlike the Flying Spaghetti Monster (Church of Pastafarianism), it sure seems as if some people actually take it seriously. Per Wikipedia:
Discordianism is centered on the idea that both order and disorder are illusions imposed on the universe by the human nervous system, and that neither of these illusions of apparent order and disorder is any more accurate or objectively true than the other.
So…judge for yourself.
It was hard to tell if Wilson really took himself as seriously as he came off, but my bet is yes given the vitriol he spewed at Carl Sagan, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and for some really weird unexplained reason, Martin Gardner…whom he never met.
So, with the tags on this short blog entry, I can be assured that more Wilson followers will find my little illusion of order and randomly mused disorder.
[I was originally going to title this “Age of Discord” – mixing Wilson, Boehner, MockNews and Discordianism – but I decided to cut it short for now. It turns out that there is a band that goes by that name who plays “metal, tinged with old school thrash”. Hence, “chord”.]