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12 November 2013 @ 06:04 am
Keeping it unreal  
Discordians believe that Yossarian is a higher-level saint than Allen Ginsberg because fictional people are capable of greater perfection than real ones. The heretical Church of the SuperGenius (me) keeps that tenet of the mother church because we do not accept the evaluative use of the word real.

Some well-intentioned people noticed the stupid idea that all women should be thin and reacted with "Real women have curves," as if thin women aren't real and "real" means "better," neither of which is true. Likewise, real food.
eglantine_breglantine_br on November 12th, 2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
I love this. You are right, and it is very well put.
El Coyote Gordo: actualsupergee on November 12th, 2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Glad you liked it.
browngirl on November 12th, 2013 03:36 pm (UTC)
I like the mini-essay you led into this with; I feel much better about the whole debate surrounding that phrase now. And the link is very informative.
Kalimackalimac on November 12th, 2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
"fictional people are capable of greater perfection than real ones."

I like that point because it's a thumb o' the nose to the ontological argument, which is the stupidest thing I ever heard come from supposedly great philosophers.
Gutbloomgutbloom on November 13th, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
I agree. Really, I do.
et in Arcadia egoboo: Sacred Chaoapostle_of_eris on November 14th, 2013 04:59 am (UTC)
(Nothing the color of Cheetos is real food.)
I invite you to investigate "meat glue".