FAQ for the 5-C Disc. Soc. o' St. Rufus
5-College Discordian Society of Saint Rufus Frequently Asked Questions
Which 5 Colleges?
- The Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California, USA.
Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Scripps College, Claremont-McKenna College,
and Pomona College all share one campus.
What's a Discordian? What's Discordianism?
- Most Discordians believe
that life is a game, that the rules are in our heads, and that those rules and
Order in general should be taken less seriously. Discordianism as a religion
started in 1958(ish) in California, when (legend has it) the two main founders
of Discordianism, Malaclypse the Younger and Lord Omar Ravenhurst, had a vision
in a bowling alley while discussing Chaos and Order. Discordians are currently
especially well represented on the Internet, as are members of an offshoot sect
of the Subgenius.
What's a Discordian Society?
- Discordianism is a disorganized
religion, so there is no big enity like the Vatican or the UUA that everyone
follows. However, Discordians do like to get together and amplify each other's
silliness, so they gather into Cabals, Temples, and Societies.
Who's Saint Rufus?
- Some people claim that saints must be dead. Some
claim they can be dead or fictional. Some claim there is no restriction. Saint
Rufus is fictional. He is an ideal patron saint for our Society, since he is (or
will be... time travel gets so confusing, even in movies) both involved with
higher learning (as a teacher at B&T U) and a resident of a nearby city (San
Dimas). You may wish to keep in mind that it is an old Discordian tradition to
disagree with each other about saints.
What is a Setting Orange?
- Setting Orange is a day of the week on
the Discordian calendar, as are Sweetmorn, Boomtime, Pungenday,
Last modified Chaos 32, 3160 Y.O.L.D. (February 1, 1994 C.E.) by
Pope Max Flax Beeblewax,