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Old 01-15-2005, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Getting out of Cults

in this case, POEE (Paratheo-Anametamystikhood of Eris Esoteric).
seems to be a cult of Discord or Ares, as my friend described it to me.

any help on how to get out and off their mailing lists?

he doesn't remember where-how he signed up (was plastered at the time).

any help's appreciated.
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Old 01-15-2005, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good luck! They don't let go too easy. I don't know anything about this one in particular, but one universal rule is don't get rude or beligerant with them. Plan on being persistant in telling them you're not itnerested.
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Old 01-15-2005, 09:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tell them God doesn't want you on their mailing list, and Shiva and Buddha are going to team up and beat them down if they don't comply.
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Old 01-15-2005, 10:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Tell them you're a mormon, that should shut them up.
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Old 01-16-2005, 12:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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GOOD IDEA, Zephyr66. Put them on a mormon mailing list. Maybe they'll finally understand how annoying it is.
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Old 01-16-2005, 01:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i'm sure that your friend's situation is real and frustrating... but i think accidently signing up for a cult while drunk is one of the funniest things i've ever heard.
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Old 01-16-2005, 02:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I looked up 'Paratheo-Anametamystikhood of Eris Esoteric' - and they seem fairly harmless - if anything, they might be on the same kind of level as the Church of The Sub-Genius, which, it seems, they are affiliated to (they appear to host Bob-isms on their web-site anyway) - So unless it is you who is winding us up, I wonder whether your friend is either gently teasing you, or perhaps is slightly confused himself.

As for mailing lists, telling them you have moved and could they 'please' forward their mail onto your new address might work, as would actually moving to another address (but not informing the cult's headquarters)
 
Old 01-18-2005, 08:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Tell them God doesn't want you on their mailing list, and Shiva and Buddha are going to team up and beat them down if they don't comply.
I dont really have anything productive to say on this post except that the quote about is the funniest thing that I have read all night..
Congrats! That rules!
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I looked up 'Paratheo-Anametamystikhood of Eris Esoteric' - and they seem fairly harmless - if anything, they might be on the same kind of level as the Church of The Sub-Genius, which, it seems, they are affiliated to (they appear to host Bob-isms on their web-site anyway) - So unless it is you who is winding us up, I wonder whether your friend is either gently teasing you, or perhaps is slightly confused himself.
Discordianism and Church of the Subgenius are practically the same thing, and neither should be takens seriously or considered threatening. One of my favorite church slogans of Discordianism is "Cthulu saves our souls and redeems them for valuable coupons."
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Old 01-19-2005, 11:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I couldn't resist looking up these guys and in doing so I came acrossed this pearl of humor:
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My High Reverence Malaclypse the Younger, AB, DD, KSC, is the High Priest of POEE, and POEE is grounded in his episkopotic revelations of The Goddess. He is called The Omnibenevolent Polyfather of Virginity in Gold.
Now is it just me or did no one else get the memo that the The Omnibenevolent Polyfather of Virginity now came in different colors?
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Old 01-20-2005, 05:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I am a Discoridan Pope. (Everyone is a Pope.) Your friend has been selected. It is not Ares (god of War), it is Eris (goddess of chaos). Is it a joke disguised as a religion? Or a religion disguised as a joke? For further edification, try the Principia Discordia.

Discordians are not necessarily Sub-Geniouses, or vice versa, but there is certainly overlap. (fnord).
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Old 01-20-2005, 01:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 01-20-2005, 01:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 01-21-2005, 04:58 PM   #14 (permalink)
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zen_tom - no, I'm not pulling your leg. he was drunk when he told me about it, too. it's all good now, but thanks for the advice, everyone.
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Old 01-21-2005, 09:22 PM   #15 (permalink)
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heh heh, well, if you are going to join a cult while your drunk, I think a discordian cult is probably one of the most appropriate. It's better then waking up and finding yourself press-ganged in the sea-faring portion of the Church of Scientology.
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Old 01-22-2005, 04:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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If you go to lds.org you can send the mormons to spred the word of the book of morman to that address.
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Old 01-23-2005, 09:41 AM   #17 (permalink)
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If you go to lds.org you can send the mormons to spred the word of the book of morman to that address.
I suspect the Discordians would find that amusing. =)
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