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Old 12-08-2006, 06:57 AM   #21
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I have a good friend who's into Abraham big time. It's definitely not for me. The underlying message (be positive) is OK but the whole thing smacks of the Scientology principle (sucker people into paying good money for simple common sense). One of the questions I have for Abraham is this:

Say a person wants to retire and they claim they will do it by winning the lottery. They spend $100 a week on tickets and make sure to visualize how they will feel after winning, using their energy to align to this, etc. After a year of this with no results, the Abraham answer is going to be "you need to work on your energy more, you're not being positive enough" instead of providing practical advice. From what I can tell, Abraham is not big on being proactive and trying to make a plan. If you visualize it well enough then the universe will provide.

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Re: "The Secret" movie, abundance psychology
Old 12-08-2006, 09:41 AM   #22
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the whole thing smacks of the Scientology principle (sucker people into paying good money for simple common sense).
What in the world is common sense about Scientology? Astral projecting to moons of Saturn? That is less common-sensical than virgins (births and gifts to martyrs).
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What in the world is common sense about Scientology? Astral projecting to moons of Saturn? That is less common-sensical than virgins (births and gifts to martyrs).
I worked with a Navy submariner who was saving 40% of his pay to fund the Scientology training he was going to pursue after he finished his enlistment contract.

He had the least common sense of any individual I've ever known. If Scientology was going to take his money and teach him common sense then they were both getting a heckuva good deal.

Yeah, we still decided he was OK to handle, load, & launch nuclear weapons. But I was always more afraid that he'd drop his .45 and kill someone with the accidental discharge.
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What in the world is common sense about Scientology? Astral projecting to moons of Saturn? That is less common-sensical than virgins (births and gifts to martyrs).
Scientology is a scam. It was invented by L Ron Hubbard as a tax shelter. The whole scientology cosmology is a corny as a 1950's sci fi movie.
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