Archive for the ‘Vincent Verthaine’ Category


February 1, 2007

Gluttony, Groucho:1, 6006 YD

This is a business card which I have been leaving all around downtown Toronto for most of the month of Chico . . . nothing else, no website, no other information . . . So if you found one, I put it there.

The idea behind it was based on the concept of Discordian Ethics put forward by Vincent Verthaine, of the Church of Eris . . . that being -in a nutshell- that random confusion, if paid attention to, can stimulate the mind in ways it isn’t normally stimulated, which can lead to all sorts of wonderful ideas.

Of course, it’s also actually true . . . John Dillinger did indeed die for your sins.

“Stranger stop and wish me well, Just say a prayer for my soul in hell. I was a good fellow, most people said, Betrayed by a woman dressed all in red”
-found on a wall beside the Biograph Theater in Chicago

What Is Chaosophy?

January 23, 2007

Greed, Chico:64, 6006 YD

Chaosophy is the philosophy of taking ideas from other philosophies and applying it ways that are usefull,and tossing away the junk.

Chaosophy is a very personal philosophy,it is using whatever is available in dealing with Chaos in a day to day fashion.

To a Chaosopher the main question isn’t “WHY ARE WE HERE?”

The Question should be “O.k., I’M HERE,NOW WHAT?

How you deal with the day to day drama.
How you deal with the setbacks and triumphs of the day it’s all.
How you get the most out of life.
How you avoid disasterous decisions.
How you manage to deal with adversity, with change, with discord, with confusion, with strife, with CHAOS, should be what chaosophy is about.

To me that is what chaosophy is all about.

Dealing with the Chaos.

-Vincent Verthaine, Church of Eris

The Hodge And The Podge

December 12, 2006

Greed, Chico:22, 6006 YD

by Vincent Verthaine, Church of Eris

The Taoists have their Yin and their Yang.
The Christians have their Good and their Evil.
The Libertarians have their Rich and their Poor.
And the Discordians have their Hodge and their Podge.

The Hodge and Podge are the two sides of the Universe: the Hodge being chaotic and Eristic, and the Podge being orderly and Aneristic.
They are represented in the Sacred Chao, in which a pentagon signifies the Podge and a Golden Apple the Hodge, and are in constant turmoil; although one side can occasionally gain a temporary victory, neither will ever defeat the other.
Thus in history, the Hodge constantly overpowers the Podge, and the Podge then responds and overpowers the Hodge in its turn.
According to the Honest Book of Truth, this is the Eristic Pattern, which “will repeat itself Five Times over Seventy Three Times, after which nothing will happen.”
As of the present, the Podge is highly ascendent, and just about everyone, from politicians to cardinals to televangelists to various other crazies thinks that the way to solve the world’s problems is to introduce even MORE order.
Most of the so-called counterestablishment and even most of the people who are going on and on about freedom believe this in a slightly different sense.
From the Podge grows bureacracy, rather pointless laws, the ascendency of organized religion, the Objectivist Movement, and most branches of calculus.
The all-time (literally) champions of the Podge are the Bavarian Illuminati.

On the other hand, there are those who realize that the situation must be brought back into balance by introducing some good, old-fashioned chaos, which will lead to freer thinking, less orthodoxy and dogmatism, more expanded minds, and and a less hilariously inefficient society.
Though our methods are many, they mainly consist of doing very weird things to break through the crust that has formed over peoples’ mindsets and allow them (or force them) to reevaluate their worldview. These people are Discordians.
Because of the inherent balance in the Sacred Chao, there is a sort of built-in defense mechanism – The Law of Eristic Escalation. The law of Eristic Escalation is:


For example, if the government were to ban all opinions other than officially sanctioned ones, an obvious attempt to impose order, the result would be massive riots (chaos).
Most people, blissfully unaware of this law, attempt to impose order anyway, with comical results.
The most dedicated, such as Confucius, are considered Eristic Avatars for their trouble.
Unfortunately, the Law does not work for anyone who is aware of it.
The cyclic reversion of the Hodge and Podge caused by the Law of Eristic Escalation takes a distinct form, which can be divided into five seasons: Chaos, Discord, Confusion, Bureaucracy, and Aftermath.
Finally, the Law of Negative Reversal states that if something does not happen then the exact opposite will happen, only in exactly the opposite manner from that in which it did not happen.

The Nature Of Eris

March 28, 2006


Chaos, pure and simple.

All things in the multiverse are inter-connected. All things are ultimately One.
The multiverse contains intelligence. That can not be denied.
Chaos underlines everything, because it is impossible for us to accurately predict what a single quantum particle will do in the future,so something as complex as a human being…..get over your ego’s,cause you can’t.

The nature of the Supreme is chaotic.
If you can explain what is on the mind of the Supreme, and can prove it, please, do so, I’d like to see it.
If the Supreme controls all, then the Supreme is a sadistic bastard who should be overthrown.
If the Supreme just watches and does nothing, then the Supreme is a sick asshole.
But if the nature of the Supreme is chaotic, the Supreme is blameless for all that happens, because in chaos, shit happens, because there is no planning of chaos, chaos just happens. (That is why i am a Erisian. Eris goes through whatever I am going through. And if SHE can deal with it and overcome, so can I).
How ever you believe the Supreme to be, it is. Just don’t expect everyone else to see the Supreme the same way. Theirs are just as valid as anyone else’s.

All named deities are projections of human vanity.
We create the myths. We give them personalities. We give them life and meaning. Our cultures shape the gods, not the other way around (unless of course, you can present proof to the otherwise).
I don’t owe the “Gods” anything.
I didn’t ask to be born, and I know that the the multiverse is not bound in anyway to be fair, so screw them.
I am born of Chaos, I am shaped by chaos, and I will one day return to chaos.
That is the only TRUTH that I have been able to discover.
Everything else is just bullshit egotistical rhetoric.

Maybe i’ll wake up tomorrow, maybe I won’t. If I wake up tomorrow, there is going to be a number of “stuff” I am going to have to deal with through out the day. What will be that “stuff I’ll have to deal with. How the hades should I know?
Do anyone here knows?
Please feel free to clue me in if you do.
Otherwise, whatever comes my way, I will have to deal with, or I don’t.
I may even die tomorrow, can anyone guarantee me that I won’t?

All I know that Eris has given me the ability to deal with any chaos for the last 40 years, and still come out alive. That is the only thing I am thankful for.

Since all things are One, all things are ultimately divine. All things must deal with both the unexpected, and change.
That is a Universal Truth.
All things must adapt or be destroyed, to make way for something that can,
That is a Universal Truth.

Verthaine Alive!

September 8, 2005

Someone heard from Verthaine down in New Orleans! He’s alive.

I knew Katrina didn’t have it in her to take him down.

Hail Eris. All Hail Discordia.


September 6, 2005

My friend Verthaine is still missing in New Orleans. If it were other people I would be scared shitless and weeping, but if anyone can battle a hurricane and walk out laughing, it’s V.

Of all the people I met on the Principia Discordia forums Verthaine is the best, not only is he friendly to all newbies, but he is beyond knowledgeable when it comes to matters of Eris. He founded the Church of Eris on this planet, and is a member of the Church in all realities known to me.

I await the day Verthaine makes his appearance back on the boards.

This is a pic, if you see him on tv, let me know:

Hope you’re ok, dude.