partingLance wrote:manvandmaan, are you sure you wouldn't be happier in the Western Paradox Church? You're definitely working our corner. Which, of course, and contrary to all expectations including our own, we officially support, and unofficially condemn.
We, the Sandmasons/nobody in particular, are not a religious organization and also therefore our members/People who we do not know can join any other religion that exist/does not exist.
How is one initiated in the Western Paradox Church?
Well, in what one might call the Pioneering Period, when it was by way of being the Wild-Western Church, one could be uninitiated simply by denying that one had any interest whatsoever in being a member...
manvandmaan wrote: vvn wrote:
Now send me all your money.
No, really. I am not a Sandmason, I have never declared myself to be a Sandmason!
Spoken like a true Sandmason! Welcome!
... rather like a certain secular organization I could name. Then, for a time, the Church applied a more rigorous standard, and one had to produce a paradox of some originality.
But lately, there have been disturbing developments...
Flado wrote:Citing old age, the Patriarch of the Western Paradox Church resigns his post and intends to stop trying to come up with contradictions.
edo wrote:By the powers not vested in me, I the Revered Apostate of the Eastern Paradox Church, trebuchet BlitzGirl sole cardinal of the Eastern Paradox faith, until such time that she reads this post. The Eastern Paradox Cardinals must at such time choose from amongst these cardinals, a new Patriarch by unanimous vote.
... which suggest to me that the Church of yore, indeed of my youth in the West that is forgotten, may have passed rapidly through its Establishment, and into its Decadent or Declining Phase. Sic transit gloria ecclesia1
, I suppose, and perhaps it's time I put away childish things. But I'll not join the Sandmasons, nossir, not if threatened with a beach-bucket and plastic shovel2
.1. Anyone knowledgeable in barbaric Outside languages may correct my "Latin" at will.
2. How about it? Would a non-application in this form fail to disqualify me for un-, or perhaps dis-membership? Please to note, I can also raise and send along twice3 the money I currently possess.
3. Recalling of course that 2x0=0.