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 called the Church 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, and Prickle-Prickle.

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