Burningman and the Bible

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Burningman and the Bible

Post by DE FACTO » Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:49 am

The word "Bible" was a word used for lack of better words, however; since Burningman has grown to the point of being it's own entity with it's own city would there be any advantage to create a "Bible" ? What would be in it?

Just food for thought.
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Post by Patience » Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:58 am

Oh please, no. The Beyond Belief theme already put far too much of a religious tone into the event for my tastes, and people already kiss Larry's ass enough.

The world has more than enough Bibles already, as far as I'm concerned.
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Post by DE FACTO » Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:02 am

Patience wrote:Oh please, no. The Beyond Belief theme already put far too much of a religious tone into the event for my tastes, and people already kiss Larry's ass enough.

The world has more than enough Bibles already, as far as I'm concerned.
You've got a point about the "kiss Larry's ass" under The Beyond Belief theme but I was looking not at the "rules of how to live" as in the Bible but as to the stories that relate to how the lessons learned that become the story.

Kinetic II

Post by Kinetic II » Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:58 am

Fuck it. Oh yeah, fuck yer day.
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Post by DE FACTO » Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:15 pm

Kinetic II wrote:Bible pages make for great kindling when it's time to burn the man.
OK ok should this thread be burned?

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Post by Kinetic II » Tue Nov 11, 2003 1:21 pm

Fuck It. I'm sick of this.
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Post by Badger » Tue Nov 11, 2003 3:04 pm

It has the potential to inspire some heated discussions
The only thing it inspires me to add is Think Before You Post a Fucking New Topic.
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Post by Kinetic II » Tue Nov 11, 2003 3:18 pm

Fuck it.
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Post by joel the ornery » Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:23 pm

I thought the survival guide for first-timers guide http://www.burningman.com/first_timers/ was the burning man bible.

Why didn't I get a memo?

Damn! Get back to work.

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Post by DE FACTO » Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:29 pm

joel the ornery wrote:I thought the survival guide for first-timers guide http://www.burningman.com/first_timers/ was the burning man bible.

Why didn't I get a memo?

Damn! Get back to work.
Your absolutely right. and the more i think about it the more i relize that handbook and guide is not what i was looking for.

and I already said that Bible was used in lack of a better word.

<sigh>

ok.

burn the thread. it seems like this is too complicated for this crowd to figure out or they just want to be hard headed with it or with me

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Post by joel the ornery » Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:32 pm

A simple question received a simple answer.

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Post by DE FACTO » Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:35 pm

joel the ornery wrote:A simple question received a simple answer.
Right again.

now I'll get back to fucking work!

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Post by Flux » Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:46 pm

DE FACTO wrote:now I'll get back to fucking work!
Some people get all the cool jobs.

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Oh Christ....

Post by Alchemy » Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:55 pm

Not a BIBLE
a BABBLE
or after crit tit ..a BOOBLE
or in our own world.. A BUBBLE
or how about if we just say fuck it and stream line it all to story boards and make a comic book?

Or we could keep it all secret like the masons!!Wanna shake on that?

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Re: Oh Christ....

Post by DE FACTO » Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:58 pm

Alchemy wrote:Not a BIBLE
a BABBLE
or after crit tit ..a BOOBLE
or in our own world.. A BUBBLE
or how about if we just say fuck it and stream line it all to story boards and make a comic book?

Or we could keep it all secret like the masons!!Wanna shake on that?
Hey...you came as close to what the objective was than any of the most smartest indivisuals here came to

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well almost.....

Post by DE FACTO » Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:04 am

well almost all of the smartest. The smartest is "the last real burner."




IMHO!

so far :twisted:
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Post by Badger » Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:06 am

Hey...you came as close to what the objective was than any of the most smartest indivisuals here came to
Not that you ever stated what that objective was when you started this thread.
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Post by Kinetic II » Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:46 am

So...this is supposed to be the hangout for the remnants of Dionne Warwick's Psychic Friends network? That's gotta be the answer to this. Obviously you expected everyone to pull the objective out of thin air....I know I missed it. I guess I need to work on the psychic skills a bit.

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Post by Don Muerto » Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:07 am

It's just a DIGIMAN post but working the religion angle instead of the sex one. It's all about throwing out a vague defined topic, denying requests for clarification and then cryptically throwing out intelligence awards for those that are not 'dumb dumbs.'

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Post by III » Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:25 am

i reject the notion of "smart" being synonymous with "being psychically in tune with tony t."

but if i'm wrong, i can only thank the great lord buddha jeesahs that i'm a dumbass. oh, the horror...

>indivisuals

is this stuff that only you can see?
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Re: Oh Christ....

Post by Don Muerto » Thu Nov 13, 2003 8:50 am

DE FACTO wrote:Hey...you came as close to what the objective was than any of the most smartest indivisuals here came to
You'll have to ask the chronically underestimated.
Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

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Re: Oh Christ....

Post by aforceforgood » Thu Nov 13, 2003 10:46 am

Alchemy wrote:Or we could keep it all secret like the masons!!Wanna shake on that?
This is an Official Denial that there is even anything to Deny.

There is no secret Burning Man Bible.

Alchemy, report to my office for discipline.

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Re: Oh Christ....

Post by joel the ornery » Fri Nov 14, 2003 1:28 am

DE FACTO wrote:
Alchemy wrote:Not a BIBLE
a BABBLE
or after crit tit ..a BOOBLE
or in our own world.. A BUBBLE
or how about if we just say fuck it and stream line it all to story boards and make a comic book?

Or we could keep it all secret like the masons!!Wanna shake on that?
Hey...you came as close to what the objective was than any of the most smartest indivisuals here came to
I can only assume that your secondary objective was to see how full of yourself you actually are.

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Post by Zane5100 » Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:12 pm

Burning Man should have a bible.

Then we can have something to justify our behavior when we start killing hippies and yahoos by impaling them and making a forest surrounding The Man.

There are examples we can follow.
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Post by BlueBirdPoof » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:01 am

Some years ago, I spent a little time musing on how a new "construct" intended to be a bible could possibly have that real "oral history with really odd lapses" quality that the "actual" bible has.

The best I could come up with was having a succession of people read it and then re-write it a week later without referring to the original, and adding anything else that took their fancy. Revisiting the idea, I see you'd have to have a bunch of rigid idealogues (or "priests") stick in something that really peeves them and blame someone else for it. And then have someone really crazy edit it, while refusing to clarify contradictions.

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Post by Patience » Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:05 pm

Can I volunteer to be the editor?

I am usually only slightly crazy, but I am actually crazy when writing.
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Post by DE FACTO » Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:07 pm

Patience wrote:Can I volunteer to be the editor?

I am usually only slightly crazy, but I am actually crazy when writing.
I'd welcome that.

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Post by Blenderhead » Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:18 pm

Zane5100 wrote:Burning Man should have a bible.

Then we can have something to justify our behavior when we start killing hippies and yahoos by impaling them and making a forest surrounding The Man.

There are examples we can follow.
So, you're saying we have to justify that kind of behavior? Why?

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Post by BlueBirdPoof » Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:26 pm

Patience wrote:Can I volunteer to be the editor?

.
Fine by me. Nipsy Russellism would probably make more sence than a lot of the original. I wont even ask you to be rabidly pro-sheep.

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Post by Zane5100 » Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:27 pm

Blenderhead wrote:
Zane5100 wrote:Burning Man should have a bible.

Then we can have something to justify our behavior when we start killing hippies and yahoos by impaling them and making a forest surrounding The Man.

There are examples we can follow.
So, you're saying we have to justify that kind of behavior? Why?
Only until we've seized the reigns of power and established our cult as a mainstream religion.
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