'When life becomes a battleground...' Insane Scientology mail-out
There's another pulp free hand-out that starts with "When life becomes a battleground, your mind is your best weapon." There's a photograph of a Martin Sean look-alike followed by more text, "What blocks you from using your mind's full potential?"
There's a lot of text so I'll just post some of the releenannt, Fair Use extracts that give a good look at this nutter free hand-out:
o What causes unexplained illness?
o What causes unhappy relationships?
o Where do unwanted emotions come from? Anger? Jealousy? Guilt? Fear?
o What causes you to lose confideence?
o Why can't you believe in yourself?
That's in a box on the left. The insane psychobabble then really starts gtting deep in the actual message text which is reproduced in part and in Fair Use extract here:
The potential of your mind is far greater than you have ever imagined -- greater than anyone has ever permitted you to believe.
The nut rant launches off into an insane babble about the mental health industry -- pretty standard stuff and we've all seen it before so I won't bother posting any of it. Then there's some more bold text reproduced here in Fair Use extract:
Listen. There's been a discovery about thee human mind that is so simple, so incredible and do powerful that it makes psychology and self-hypnosis obsolete.
Then there follows profoundly insane nut conspiracy ranting which I'll not bother to type in; we've seen it all before. Turn the page and one gets treated to more of the same, a bit of which is reproduced here in Fair Use extract:
Do you sometimes feel that there is a hidden enemy working against you in life? There is.
The free hand-out doesn't then explain that the enemy is the infestation of invisible murdered spacce aliens, mysteeriously enough, but it does go on to make a lot of debunked claims about there being two parts of a human mind: The "analytical mind" and "the reactive mind." I won't go into the scientifically debunked notion of such nonsense but I'll post some more Fair Use extracts:
L. Ron Hubbard discovered that your true potential lies in the mind that you use every day. He called it your _analytical_ mind. Analytical because it analyzes information."
More insane nonsense with some bullet points, "Where is the error?" "Physical and emotional pain" "The state of Clear" -- capitalized just like that. So here we have the crooks making claims that physical pain is caused by thir invisible murdered space aliens called "Body Thetans." Quack medical claims abound. The crooks go on at length and then get to the profoundly idiotic lie, "Dianetics is the most popular and effective book on the human mind ever published" and it's followed by the traditional suit of profoundly idiotic claims about how many people have been helped by the cult.
The crooks then go on to parade thier Hollywood celebrities -- those who have stayed with the cult, any way. John Travolta, Chick Corea, Lee Purcell -- who? -- Billy Sheehan -- who? -- Connie Latch -- who? -- Ken Gerbino (didn't he get swindled out of a few million dollars in the Reeed Slatkin/Scientology/Earthlink fraud?) David Singer -- who? -- and Stefan Price -- who?
The back of the free hand-out has a photograph of the cult's dead mad messiah L. Ron Hubbard staring off insanely into the distance. There's a caption "Man's Most Important Weapon by L. Ron Hubbard."
The back page continues the idiot nut rant about civilization, humanity, survivability, et al. but what's horribly amusing is that the nut rant ends with a lament against quacks and crack-pots.
Well, it's all about as insane as one should expect from a flying saucer cult that believes peoplee are infested with the invisible fragments of murdered space aliens.
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