THE COMPILERS OF THRUTH--ESOTERIC
This is just what it says it is, Comipled Truth. But this
is not to be confused with The Compilers of Truth--Lay, even
though both are Truth and both are Compiled. The difference is
that when an Episkopos compiles truth it is done in specific
regard to the Erisian Movement; which of course, cannot be done
by a layman who knows nothing about Discordianism (though he may
intuitively understand much of Discordian Wisdom--which is why
it is "truth" that he compiled and not just any other old thing).
This is an academic distinction and gives one no authority
or anything. If an Episkopos wishes, he may call himself "Compiler
of Truth--Esoteric" (if he has compiled truth, that is), but
usually this is not done.
The Epistolary is properly a part of the Erisian Archives,
but each Epistle itself is a compiled truth--so it is properly
part of this section too. More on the Epistolary when we get
to The Administry.
Holy Works are the best examples of compiled truths. A
Holy Work is a work done on, about, or in the name of Eris, and
Discordianism. The Principia Discordia (which you are now reading)
is a Holy Work; as is The Honest Book of Truth (the major work
Malaclypse Lord Omar) and Summa Universalia (the major work
of Malaclypse--The Younger) and all of the junk that each Discordian
gets in his Iniation Initiation Packet and like stuff. Most of the
Episkoposes will have done some sort of a Holy Work by the time
that they enter The House.
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THE FIVE APOSTLES, SAINTS, AND LIKE PERSONAGES
The Five Apostles of Eris are: Controvite, Confusium,
Krishna Argumentium, Discordeaux (Jean the Eristentialist),
Eristotal, and Malaclypse (The Elder).
If you wish to know more about the Five Apostles, their
history and importance: read Book II of The Honest Book of Truth,.
which is entitled THE G0SPEL ACCORDING TO OMAR. You will find
it very enlightening (if you can find it at all).
A: At the time that this is being written, there are
three Saints, St. Bokonon (sainted for his profound understanding
of the function of religion), St. Quixote (sainted for his divinly
inspired approach to life, and St. Yossarrian (sainted as an
example of what an Authentic Man is like). It is interesting to
note that our Saints are fictional, not factual--but that is
all right (St. Bokonon demonstrates that it certainly is all right).
If you wish to know more about our Saints read (respectively):
The Cat's Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut; Don Quixote C, Cervantes; and
Catch 22, Joeseph Heller. As more Saints come into being, all
Discordians will be notified.
Like Personages: (just thought we would throw this in).
It has become a tradition of The Compilers of Truth--Esoteric
to dedicate their Holy Works to She For Whom The Apple Of Discord Was
Anything appropriate to the following would do "To The Pretty
One", "For The Fairest", "In Honor of The Pretiest", or simply