Robert Anton Wilson


Born
in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
January 18, 1932

Died
January 11, 2007

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Robert Anton Wilson became, at various times, an American novelist, essayist, philosopher, polymath, psychonaut, futurist, libertarian and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized as an Episkopos, Pope, and Saint of Discordianism by Discordians who care to label him as such, Wilson helped publicize the group/religion/melee through his writings, interviews, and strolls.

He described his work as an "attempt to break down conditioned associations, to look at the world in a new way, with many models recognized as models or maps, and no one model elevated to the truth."

"My goal is to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone but agnosticism about everything."
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“belief is the death of intelligence.”
Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger: Die letzten Geheimnisse der Illuminaten oder An den Grenzen des erweiterten Bewusstseins

“The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization.”
Robert Anton Wilson

“...an optimistic mind-set finds dozens of possible solutions for every problem that the pessimist regards as incurable.”
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