Self-help equals self-harm?
Are self-help books harmful rather than helpful? This article argues that dissatisfaction with one's abilities and achievements will not not be helped by affirmations of self-worth. Nor will we succeed in coping with the bitter feelings for those who have wronged us by practing the "anger therapy" of slamming a punching bag. [More Inside]
posted by gregb1007
on Dec 1, 2003 -
was a space alien, 75 million years ago. He was a galactic ruler in fact. There was an overpopulation problem, so Xenu piled a few trillion beings in DC8 space planes, took them to earth an blew them up with hydrogen bombs. Then the souls were tricked to think they were all the same person by means of 3D movies - that way, when they reincarnated (as they do), they grouped up with a few thousand others and took a single body. Neat story eh? It's by a sci-fi writer called L. Ron Hubbard
and forms the base of the Church of Scientology
, although you don't really get to know that story until you reach OT3
There's been a 'What is Scientology' expo near me recently, but thanks to the folks at Xenu.net
I feel fairly well informed without the need for a personality test
posted by sycophant
on Oct 22, 2001 -
Does "Battlefield Earth" make anyone else nervous?
The film has a deep connection to the church of Scientology - an organization that has seen a certain amount of controversy (though I don't wish to belittle the belief system of anyone). This connection seems to have gone unnoticed. Is there cause for concern when a heavily marketed film is surreptiously tied to an organized religion?
posted by aladfar
on May 11, 2000 -