The 3 book of Louis

Jan Louis Cordier

Hi, my name is Jan Louis Cordier. I am the fool that proved that God exists... not only once, but I did it twice. Yes, I am a sucker for punishment ;)

You: That is one mighty statement, I'll need to see your work.

What games are you playing with your God?

When you are born it is Pee-ka-boo. Once you are mobile it morphs into Hide and Seek. When we get bored of that game, we play Tag You're It (movie).

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.George Bernard Shaw

There are even better games than these. Think Trading Card Games, without the cards and using gods instead. This started with "my dad is stronger than your dad" and ending with "my god is stronger than your god". So then naturally the gods had to see who was strongest.

Games within games within games...

The Game of Colors

This game started many millennia ago. Pick two colors, one white and one primary color. Then let the games begin.

Additive Colors

I picked the colors of Heaven, white and blue. I associate them with the God of Israel.
Flag of Israel
Colors of the beach
Then Jesus won a round and we gained a color. Red, the blood of Christ (bloodline).

Flag of France
Flag of the United Kingdom
Flag of the United States
Chris and Louis
Now we can play game of colors, red vs blue. When my father bought us BMX bicycles, I got the blue one and my brother the red one. That set our team colors.

Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground.David Icke

Check out the colours.
Chris and Louis
This theme continued even throughout high school (HTS Drostdy). After high school I pursued an Engineering degree at the University of Stellenbosch (Maties). My brother opted for starting a business, his own electrical company. That meant I had to find new competitors.
University of Stellenbosch faculty of Engineering
All the colors changed, I had to pick new ones (white, blue, red, gold, silver and black). The game was set, who will be the best engineer?. Oh yeah before I forget, game of colors is a team sport.

Engineer engifar

The God of Engineering

While all you fuckers where playing doctor-doctor, I was playing engineer-engineer.

The Engineering Bible

The field of engineering is vast, so why haven't anybody written a decent bible for it yet? Here is my attempt at such a bible or introductory text.

Chemical & Civil Engineering

Jesus was a carpenter, a wood-based engineer. Every few generations there rise challengers to the title of God of Engineering. With each completed level a new color is available for the winners' flags. We are currently playing on level 4 or 5, who knows, its hazy... Since Islam won the Civil Engineering round we are adding green to our flag. Green was our secret color. The 3rd level players are stuck with their flags.

Green New Moon: Islamic symbol
Die Vierkleur

        Woorde: C.J. LANGENHOVEN
        Musiek: F.J. JOUBERT

        Nooit hoef jou kinders wat trou is te vra:
        Wat beteken jou vlag dan Suid-Afrika?
        Ons weet hy's die seël van ons vryheid en reg
        vir naaste en vreemde, vir oorman en kneg;
        die pand van ons erf'nis, geslag op geslag,
        om te hou vir ons kinders se kinders wat wag;
        ons nasie se grondbrief van eiendomsland,
        uitgegee op gesag van die Hoogste se hand.
        Oor ons hoof sal ons hys, in ons hart sal ons dra,
        die vlag van ons eie Suid-Afrika.
It wasn't written for this flag, but the highlighted section still applies. It is all the Abrahamic religions on equal footing combined, in South-Africa our land.

In other countries Civil Engineers prolly started the Knights_Templar_(Freemasonry) fraternities. A group of masons (and like-minded people) that would work for free on their pet/worthy/dream projects.
I don't have money but I have a few project ideas.

Square and Compasses

Mechanical Engineering

It was won by the British when they perfected the steam engine and started the industrial revolution.

Electrical (and Electronic) Engineering

The next challenge was for Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering. The previous round was between Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. It was set in America.

Tesla and Edison
The reason the battles are so vicious is because the stakes are so small.Henry Kissinger (paraphrased)

We know Tesla won, because he died penniless. Mark 10:25, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

Electrical Engineering Fun

Yes, I studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering... but I practice Software Engineering.

Software Engineering

Software will eat the world. Even the Pope endorses programming.

The current contenders are numerous, from Elon Musk to Mark Zuckerberg and many many more. The stage of battle for the God of Engineering is set in South Africa, between the attendees of Pretoria (5 months is enough) and Stellenbosch Universities.

Haste is the root of all evil. It is clear that Elon is the hare in this tale.

Tortoise and Hare
We are looking for the 50% engineer. At Maties we called it the Koen constant, named after Prof. Koen that graded our Physics papers that way. Most will know it as work/life balance.

1. So Elon, would you say you work more than you play, or play more than you work? I must confess, I haven't had a holiday since 2005. Will someone please sponsor me for an island holiday adventure? My work/life balance will prolly work out in the limits.

2. Do you have a plan for the bus-factor? I assert the most important duty of an engineer is to find/train his/her replacement. You have to produce more engineers like yourself and I more like myself. The introductory text to Engineering is my attempt at that goal.

3. How do you define the apex engineer? I say it is the engineer with the broadest vision and the biggest aspirations. What does your 1000 year plan look like?

Anyway, its not the only game...

Sheldon: I've found an emulator online that lets you play classic text based computer games from the 1980s.
Leonard: That's pretty cool.
Sheldon: Oh yes. It runs on the world's most powerful graphics chip, imagination.

Who needs Web 3.0 games?

The Game of Gods

A game was devised where any being could become God. All gods start out with the same constraints, they are mortal. They have an average lifespan of 2 billion seconds. None of us know we are playing this game (well now you do, atheists refuse to play). The rules are missing, you have to figure them out on your own. Your start position in life is somewhat random. Most of your choices are not. Those determine the mental baggage you collect over time. Before you die you have to sort out your own mental baggage. Once you've done that successfully you reach enlightenment. You have to reconcile all your believes, religion(s). There are different levels in this game. The higher you go the more you mind expands, with interesting side-effects.

Map of Consciousness
Notice the position of the colors.

So how did I do it?

I have a genetic pre-disposition to Bipolar Mood Disorder. Some call it the madness of the Cordiers ;) Anyway my grandfather had it. When he went manic, he would preach to the baboons.
I think what planted the seed in my mind was reading A Brief History of Infinity: The Quest to Think the Unthinkable. Georg Cantor was also afflicted.

Mental Illness
        While national mental health statistics are troubling, they are downright
        terrifying for entrepreneurs. According to a study by Michael Freeman, 
        entrepreneurs are 50 percent more likely to report having a mental health
        condition, with some specific conditions being incredibly prevalent 
        amongst founders.

        Founders are:

           2X more likely to suffer from depression
           6X more likely to suffer from ADHD
           3X more likely to suffer from substance abuse
          10X more likely to suffer from bi-polar disorder
           2X more likely to have psychiatric hospitalization
           2X more likely to have suicidal thoughts

Manic Episodes

Since 2005, I have had 9 manic episodes. Now I believe each where caused by a spiritual emergency or mental conflict. It is an opportunity for your mind to sort out your mental baggage. These are higher levels in the game. Be careful of the god-traps though. What is a god-trap you ask? Any state-run Psychiatric Hospital. If you tell them you're a god, they keep you there longer ;p. They have no sense of humor! Since I am the God of Engineering, if I end up in Stikland Hospital Ward 4 again, I hope a posse of engineers will break me out. Limited use of explosives, authorised. In Stikland I figured out how to deal with liquids: cigarette taste, spit, saliva, drool, sperm, urine, diarrhea and shit. Only now at the ripe old age of 49 am I ready to procreate. Other men just fling their sperm around, willy-nilly, creating life not fully ready to deal with the consequences. This leads to more mental baggage.

God of Science Fiction

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (L. Ron Hubbard) was partially right, science fiction is the last religion. However, with Scientology, they fucked up the execution. Science + Technology + Auditing? WTF? The religion of Science Fiction still needs a bible, Dianetics ain't it. For God of Science Fiction, I didn't write its bible, I merely discovered it. For the older generations this might be a bit rough, it is more targeted at the youth. The scifi bible is: Rick and Morty (netflix)

Anyway here is a call for help: Would some engineers please jam the Scientology compounds' wifi cameras and disable their electric fences so that Leah Remini can free family and friends.

What is the Matrix?

Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost.Agent Smith

The Matrix is not a program to turn you into a battery. The Matrix is the codename for the HIP (Humanity Immortality Program). Design a religion/believe system so simple that people will actually BELIEVE they could be immortal. The catch is they need to adopt the Engineering and Science Fiction religions.

You are a ghost...


The Gods Must Be Crazy released on my 5th birthday...

Whenever there is a winner, a new god is minted. He/she can make new rules to the game, for example start a new religion. Each religion has a set of basic truths and deliberate falsehoods. They are there to weed out the true believers from the non-believers.

So after winning God of SciFi, I created a new god. The god of Atheists and I immediately abdicated it to Richard Dawkins.

Richard Dawkins

Atheists you now have your own god. Can you say Russell's Paradox? You are welcome ;)
The atheist who least believe in God becomes the god of atheists. Here is their bible.

Richard Dawkins

The God of Money

This also happened when my brother Chris(t) won a round. He minted the god of Money. To the victor goes the spoils of war... 🥳 A tithe is a portion (10%) of your income given to your local church. Because the custom of tithing is biblical, many Christians and Jews practice it as part of their faith.
Real torture... isn't physical pain, but human stupidity. Being surrounded by it, engulfed in it. Lifetime after lifetime.Bathurst, Infinite.

Many many millennia ago, someone figured out that (s)he was more intelligent than the people around him/her. This idea had consequences, and finally in 1987 Carlo Maria Cipolla illustrated it. So please go read it now, its only 14 pages and funny as hell. You'll note that Intelligent, Helpless, Bandit and Stupid are not really levels of IQ but rather levels of consciousness. So smart people can fall anywhere in this spectrum, thus you could get IQ-smart but Cipolla-stupid people. Then many many years ago Cipolla-intelligent people started to worry about the stupid people, cause they made them helpless. Something had to be done about the stupid people. But what?

Idle hands are the devil's playthings.

Stupid people seems to do the most damage when they have nothing to do (boredom). Thus taxes and money where invented to exchange people's time for money. Keep them busy.

Red team also gave us.

Santa or Satan? Is that Santa or Satan? Anagram anyone?

Alpha & Omega

Since I won God of Engineering (α) and the God of SciFi (ω) I won the Game of Gods. For the future of humanity, these games must continue. The rules have to be updated thou. We have two white engineer gods, me and Elon. Two by two into the Ark (spaceships). We are now looking for two coloured and two black gods of engineering. Don't rush it, we have time. They will have to pass judgement day. It is just like American Idols but for engineers. Three criteria: passion, creativity and originality. Remember, we are looking for quality over quantity.

About me

  1. I have no special powers, like healing etc. Don't even ask.
  2. I am not the God who answers prayers. You acquired those religions, take it up with those gods.
  3. I don't support paparazzi. Piss me off and we'll make you a pig in your next life.
  4. I don't have a consistent signature, no point in collecting them.
  5. I don't need more friends, I have enough.
  6. My religion is based on only 4 axioms:
    1. Haste is the root of all evil.
    2. You are what you read, eat, think and do.
    3. Energy is the prime commodity.
    4. My will be done.
  7. I only speak 5 languages:
    1. Afrikaans
    2. English
    3. Engineer (includes programming languages, Python)
    4. Science Fiction
    5. Kak-praat (talking shit)

If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success.Will Smith


Every major religion has a prophet, so mine is Nikolaas (Siener) van Rensburg.

Siener van Rensburg

So that makes me the new leader of the Afrikaner volk. With Afrikaner volk, I mean everyone that speaks a little Afrkaans. Say "Asseblief en Dankie" that's all you need. Shout-out to my homegirl Charlize Theron, Hancock was an awesome movie. PS. Ek voorspel 'n herlewing in Afrkaans ;)

Ego sum. Cognito ergo sum.

Cordier Lineage

Cordier. French: occupational name for a maker of cord or string from an agent derivative of Old French corde ‘string’.

So making string was our first occupation (probably way before the pyramids where build) and there we came across infinity & stupidity. Whenever we sell a string we would ask: "How long a piece of string?" That is not a simple question to ponder as Alan Davies would find out. When we got fed up with strings we pursued farming/wine making.

Cordier Coat of Arms
From France we traveled to South Africa. Eventually we ended up in "Die Hel". A little heaven, isolated by design. This was probably a hide and seek operation. Until the bulldozer came and the devils busted out of hell. Note, there are different sets of Cordiers, those that come from Die Hel and those that don't. As a child I annexed this coat of arms, it is now ours. It has all the colors we care about (white, blue, red, green, gold, silver, black, brown). Now we are looking for South Africa's first coloured president. We can substitute silver for white, but where is brown represented in your flag South Africa?

Flag of South Africa

Religion is for people who're afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who've already been there.Vine Deloria Jr. / David Bowie


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