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    [[Kerry Wendell Thornley]] (April 17, 1938 - November 28, 1998), more often called [[Kerry Thornley]], is perhaps best-known as the co-founder (along with childhood friend [[Greg Hill]]) of [[Discordianism]]. He is usually known in Discordian circles as [[Lord Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst]] or simply Lord Omar. He and Hill authored the religion's seminal text [[Principia Discordia|''Principia Discordia, Or, How I Found Goddess, And What I Did To Her When I Found Her]]''.
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    [[Kerry Wendell Thornley]] (April 17, 1938 - November 28, 1998), more often called Kerry Thornley, is perhaps best-known as the co-founder (along with childhood friend [[Greg Hill]]) of [[Discordianism]]. He is usually known in Discordian circles as [[Lord Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst]] or simply Lord Omar. He and Hill authored the religion's seminal text [[Principia Discordia|''Principia Discordia, Or, How I Found Goddess, And What I Did To Her When I Found Her]]''.
       
     
    Thornley was highly active in the countercultural publishing scene, writing for a number of underground magazines and newspapers, and self-publishing many one-page (or broadsheet) newsletters of his own. One such newsletter called [[Zenarchy]] was published in the 1960s under the pen name Ho Chi Zen. "Zenarchy" is described in the introduction of the collected volume as "the social order which springs from meditation," and "A noncombative, nonparticipatory, no-politics approach to anarchy intended to get the serious student thinking."
     
    Thornley was highly active in the countercultural publishing scene, writing for a number of underground magazines and newspapers, and self-publishing many one-page (or broadsheet) newsletters of his own. One such newsletter called [[Zenarchy]] was published in the 1960s under the pen name Ho Chi Zen. "Zenarchy" is described in the introduction of the collected volume as "the social order which springs from meditation," and "A noncombative, nonparticipatory, no-politics approach to anarchy intended to get the serious student thinking."
       
    Raised [[Mormon]], in adulthood Kerry shifted his ideological focus frequently, in rivalry with any serious countercultural figure of the 1960s. Atheism, anarchism, objectivism, neo-paganism (a term he invented), Buddhism, and the memetic inheritor of Discordianism, [[The Church of the SubGenius]], were all subject to close conceptual scrutiny throughout his life.
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    Raised [[Mormon]], in adulthood Kerry shifted his ideological focus frequently, in rivalry with any serious countercultural figure of the 1960s. Atheism, anarchism, objectivism, neo-paganism (a term he invented), Buddhism, and the memetic inheritor of Discordianism, [[The Church of the Subgenius]], were all subject to close conceptual scrutiny throughout his life.
       
     
    ==Military life==
     
    ==Military life==
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    ==List of pen names and titles==
     
    ==List of pen names and titles==
       
    List of pen names and self-awarded titles provided by Kerry himself on the role of Pope of the Discordian Society in an affidavit to the California School Employees Association (CSEA), on a legal case concerning a member of the society that refused to join the CSEA alleging that the Discordian religion forbade him from doing so:
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    List of pen names and self-awarded titles provided by Kerry himself on the role of Pope of the Discordian Society in an affidavit to the California School Employees Association (CSEA), on a legal case concerning a member of the society that refused to join the CSEA alleging that the Discordian religion forbade him from doing so[4]:
       
    *co-founder of the Discordian Society and the Legion of Dynamic Discord thereof and co-author of Principia Discordia
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    co-founder of the Discordian Society and the Legion of Dynamic Discord thereof and co-author of Principia Discordia
    *Grand Ballyhoo of Egypt of the Orthodox Discordian Society
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    Grand Ballyhoo of Egypt of the Orthodox Discordian Society
    *Kerry Wendell Thornley, JFK Assassin
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    Kerry Wendell Thornley, JFK Assassin
    *Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst, President of the Fair-Play-for-Switzerland Committee
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    Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst, President of the Fair-Play-for-Switzerland Committee
    *Reverend Doctor Jesse Sump, Ancient Abbreviated Calif. of California and Sinister Minister of the First Evangelical and Unrepentant Church of No Faith
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    Reverend Doctor Jesse Sump, Ancient Abbreviated Calif. of California and Sinister Minister of the First Evangelical and Unrepentant Church of No Faith
    *Ho Chi Zen (the Fifth Dealy Lama)
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    Ho Chi Zen (the Fifth Dealy Lama)
    *Purple Sage, Pope
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    Purple Sage, Pope
    "I further declare that there is no truth whatsoever to the charge that Kerry Wendell Thornley is a ficiticious (sic) identity created by the Warren Commission for its own mysterious purposes (Vol. XI, pp. 80+, Commission Exhibits and Testimony)"
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    "I further declare that there is no truth whatsoever to the charge that Kerry Wendell Thornley is a ficiticious (sic) identity created by the Warren Commission for its own mysterious purposes (Vol. XI, pp. 80+, Commission Exhibits and Testimony)"
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    "I, Kerry Wendell Thornley, KSC, JFK Assassin, Bull Goose of Limbo, Recreational Director of the Wilhelm Reich Athletic Club, Assistant Philosopher, President of the Universal Successionist Association (USA), Chairperson of the Kronstadt Vengeance Committee, Poet Laureate of the Randolph Bourne Association for Revolutionary Violets, Minister in the Church of Universal Life, Trustee for the Center for Mythographic Arts, Correspondent for the Desperate Imperialist News Service (DIN), Vice President of the Generic Graffiti Council of the Americas, CEO of the Umbrella Corporation and of the Spare Change Investment Corporation, Treasurer of the Commercial Erisian Orthodox Tabernacle, Assistant Treasurer of the John-Dillinger-Died-For-You Society, Public Relations Director of Precision Psychedelics, Managing Editor of The Decadent Worker, Public Security Committee Chief of the Revolutionary Surrealist Vandal Party (RSVP), Advisor to the Niccolo Machiavelli University of Jesuit Ethics, Instructor of the Mullah Nasrudin Sufi Mime Troupe, Dean of Bodhisattvas of the 12 Famous Buddha Mind School, Mail Clerk of Junk Mail Associates, Chaplaim of the Erotic Terrorism Committee of the Fucking Communist Conspiracy (FCC, etc.), Deputy Counsel of the International Brotherhood of Doom Prophets, Local 666, Alleged Founder of the Zenarchist Affinity Group (ZAG) and the Zenarchist Insurgency Group (ZIG), Co-Founder of the Discordian Society, Grand Master of the Legion of Dynamic Discord, Saint 2nd Class in the Industrial Church of the SubGenius, CEO of the Brooklyn Bridge Holding Company, Executive Vice President of the Bank of Hell, Chief Engineer of the Southern Fascist Railway ("Our Trains Run On Time!"), Inspector for the Political Correctness Division of the Marta Batista Cola Company, and Satanist Quaker of 3388 Homera Place, Decatur, Georgia do hereby swear (or affirm) on this day of 13 October 1993 under penalty of perjury that to the best of my knowledge, all of the above and much of the below is true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true and false and meaningless in some sense, as the Discordian Church (or Synagogue) holds as a central tradition (borrowed from Buddhism and, thus, older than Christianity) tenet of its faith is true of all affirmations."
     
    "I, Kerry Wendell Thornley, KSC, JFK Assassin, Bull Goose of Limbo, Recreational Director of the Wilhelm Reich Athletic Club, Assistant Philosopher, President of the Universal Successionist Association (USA), Chairperson of the Kronstadt Vengeance Committee, Poet Laureate of the Randolph Bourne Association for Revolutionary Violets, Minister in the Church of Universal Life, Trustee for the Center for Mythographic Arts, Correspondent for the Desperate Imperialist News Service (DIN), Vice President of the Generic Graffiti Council of the Americas, CEO of the Umbrella Corporation and of the Spare Change Investment Corporation, Treasurer of the Commercial Erisian Orthodox Tabernacle, Assistant Treasurer of the John-Dillinger-Died-For-You Society, Public Relations Director of Precision Psychedelics, Managing Editor of The Decadent Worker, Public Security Committee Chief of the Revolutionary Surrealist Vandal Party (RSVP), Advisor to the Niccolo Machiavelli University of Jesuit Ethics, Instructor of the Mullah Nasrudin Sufi Mime Troupe, Dean of Bodhisattvas of the 12 Famous Buddha Mind School, Mail Clerk of Junk Mail Associates, Chaplaim of the Erotic Terrorism Committee of the Fucking Communist Conspiracy (FCC, etc.), Deputy Counsel of the International Brotherhood of Doom Prophets, Local 666, Alleged Founder of the Zenarchist Affinity Group (ZAG) and the Zenarchist Insurgency Group (ZIG), Co-Founder of the Discordian Society, Grand Master of the Legion of Dynamic Discord, Saint 2nd Class in the Industrial Church of the SubGenius, CEO of the Brooklyn Bridge Holding Company, Executive Vice President of the Bank of Hell, Chief Engineer of the Southern Fascist Railway ("Our Trains Run On Time!"), Inspector for the Political Correctness Division of the Marta Batista Cola Company, and Satanist Quaker of 3388 Homera Place, Decatur, Georgia do hereby swear (or affirm) on this day of 13 October 1993 under penalty of perjury that to the best of my knowledge, all of the above and much of the below is true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true and false and meaningless in some sense, as the Discordian Church (or Synagogue) holds as a central tradition (borrowed from Buddhism and, thus, older than Christianity) tenet of its faith is true of all affirmations."
     
       
     
    ==Miscellaneous==
     
    ==Miscellaneous==
     
    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKthornleyJ.JPG
     
    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKthornleyJ.JPG
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    Didn't we have a Thornley page somewhere? hmmmmm
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    anyways..will construct it later
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    check out [[Wikipedia:Kerry_Thornley]] for now
       
     
    So, was browsing alt.fan.rawilson and found [http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.fan.rawilson/browse_frm/thread/d605f8cd90ed6150?scoring=d& refference] to this:
     
    So, was browsing alt.fan.rawilson and found [http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt.fan.rawilson/browse_frm/thread/d605f8cd90ed6150?scoring=d& refference] to this:
    ''Decadent Worker was a publication of Kerry Wendell Thornley (d. 1998) back in the late 1980s. We were commissioned to ressurrect this historical collection of one-page documents, issued every few days, which he referred to as "Wall Newspapers." It may appear as if we have done a hack scanning job, but in reality, many of these issues were photocopied at a slant. The party who commissioned the republication of these documents requested that we do so in their original form rather than retyping their content, however, making them content-searchable has been left open as a future option.'' Here are the [http://www.rehistory.com/modules.php?name=Projects%2525252526amp%252525253Bfunc%252525253Dview%2525252526amp%252525253Bpid%252525253D1%2525252526amp%252525253Bpname%252525253DDecadent%252525252520Worker Decadent Worker publications]
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    ''Decadent Worker was a publication of Kerry Wendell Thornley (d. 1998) back in the late 1980s. We were commissioned to ressurrect this historical collection of one-page documents, issued every few days, which he referred to as "Wall Newspapers." It may appear as if we have done a hack scanning job, but in reality, many of these issues were photocopied at a slant. The party who commissioned the republication of these documents requested that we do so in their original form rather than retyping their content, however, making them content-searchable has been left open as a future option.'' Here are the [http://www.rehistory.com/modules.php?name=Projects%2526amp%253Bfunc%253Dview%2526amp%253Bpid%253D1%2526amp%253Bpname%253DDecadent%252520Worker Decadent Worker publications]
       
     
    Another publication:<br>
     
    Another publication:<br>
    [http://www.rehistory.com/modules.php?name=Projects%2525252526amp%252525253Bfunc%252525253Dview%2525252526amp%252525253Bpid%252525253D4%2525252526amp%252525253Bpname%252525253DKultcha%2525252521 Kultcha!]
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    [http://www.rehistory.com/modules.php?name=Projects%2526amp%253Bfunc%253Dview%2526amp%253Bpid%253D4%2526amp%253Bpname%253DKultcha%2521 Kultcha!]
       
     
    Did you know they accused him to be connected to the [[JFK]] assassination?
     
    Did you know they accused him to be connected to the [[JFK]] assassination?

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