I meant "retain the same meaning for the people inside while making a hell of a lot more sense to the rest of us."
And you knew it
I was somewhat serious in my comment though. It makes sense to me as a valid translation, but I honestly couldn't tell you if it would make sense to normal people. Do normal people look on their lives or some subset of it as a game? Or is it mainly a Scn-type thing?
It's not a terribly common thing, but it was popularized by the Discordians and would be recognizable (in the sense sci's see it) to people associated with the church of the subgenius and probably the pastafarians as well.
OUTSIDE of that context, our city does a lot of silly games stuff after each raid, so it's a literal invitation to come and play. This month we're having a water fight
I would hazard a guess that Discordians, Sub-Geniuses (?) and Pastafarians don't really add up to a sizable percentage of those who would see the sign.
So I would say it wouldn't be the most sensible of messages to have on a picket sign. But don't let that stop you.
I think it's a Scn. thing.
No. It occurs among those with some sort of an esoteric bent. Most people are too caught up in seriously trying to "win in life" to actually see it as a game. That requires distancing and a willing acceptance of differing outcomes. Being "stuck in the game" is essentially the issue we all are facing.
Descriptive language varies. Alan's work constitutes a clear & straightforward discussion of the subject. The concept however is common enough among those philosophies which do not consider human life to be necessarily the pinnacle of activity or purpose.
Mark A. Baker
Can someone help me translate this into something that's comprehensible to wogs?
"Every Thetan has a right to leave a game. Exteriorize out of a reactive org!"
Would something like "You have a right to leave the game! Come out and play!" work?
I see this as failing because it does not make a case for questioning the game they are presently involved with.
"When the game is rigged against you create a new one."
Possibly include a web based information source, preferably one at which a SCIENTOLOGIST might be willing to look. That rules out most "anti" sites. I recommend "google freezone scientology", but then I'm biased.
Accept that people tend to leave the Co$ in stages and not as one giant leap.
Mark A. Baker