Is there any good in Scientology?

Discussion in 'Evaluating and Criticising Scientology' started by Wedinn, Dec 28, 2018.

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  1. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    In this context proof is everything and evidence is worthless (except to you) I'm afraid.
     
  2. PirateAndBum

    PirateAndBum Gold Meritorious Patron

    Client of Jeffrey Dahmer's bicycle shop: "He always did such a wonderful job keeping my bike in top shape and my friend's bikes too. I'll be forever grateful he walked the earth."
     
  3. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    Yes, and they've all repaid you by taking care of you while you're going through this rough patch and ... sorry? They haven't? Ungrateful bastards!
     
  4. Bill

    Bill Gold Meritorious Patron

    Semantics. You think Hubbard is the most important and influential genius that has ever lived. No matter your personal spin on it, that is Hubbard worship.

    Your mind is tightly locked to that illusion and that keeps you from accepting other, better data. But that is your problem, not mine.
     
  5. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    CP, you are way behind with your drug information.

    Recently, I cared for an older woman who had hallucinations, heard voices, etc. and was stark raving mad, absolutely psychotic. She ate healthy foods and took supplements, so it wasn't that. This woman couldn't focus long enough to finish any one simple thing, and she yelled and screamed a lot. No brain damage, though, no dementia. She had all the tests. Everyone tried counseling her, too. She was miserable and made everyone around her miserable, too.

    She was put on risperidone (Risperdol). Wow, what a difference. She's so THERE now, focused, doesn't yell and scream as much and she sleeps soundly at night, too. She even has her sense of humor and creativity back. The only side-effect has been occasional dry mouth.

    Risperdol is one of the second generation anti-psychotics and it's not even habit-forming. It's nothing like Lithium. It's not the old days anymore and this drug is saving this woman's life and sanity. Good for her.
     
  6. Clay Pigeon

    Clay Pigeon Silver Meritorious Patron

    Good news and a first-hand account

    Not to be picayune but that's more like third or fourth generation anti-psychotic drug
     
  7. Clay Pigeon

    Clay Pigeon Silver Meritorious Patron

    Bill, I have never called Hubbard the most important or influential genius ever. I am certainly one of his critics but I am not one of his enemies. And I read closely the whole spectrum of writing on hubbard and his work
     
  8. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    Thanks, CP. :)
    Yes, it was good to see for myself.

    They call it a second-generation anti-psychotic. I have no idea how they decide that.

    There is still a risk of TD though, but much, much lower than Lithium. It varies, but the highest risk rate reported for the second gen anti-psychotics is 11% of those medicated (It's 5.3% in other studies) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3138649/. There is no risk difference by age, but there is a big difference in risk according to how high the dose is. This woman is on the lowest possible dose and it's working. Her doctor sincerely cares.

    Also, she is elderly, so at this rate, even if she were in the unfortunate small percent that develop TD (Tardive Dyskinesia), it is unlikely she will develop TD before something else physical breaks down. I think the doctor made a wise choice. It gave her life back. She was in a personal hell before the med, just in constant blind rage and paranoid besides and too afraid to even sleep. Nobody should ever have to live like that.
     
  9. Bill

    Bill Gold Meritorious Patron

    Hmmm. Let's see what I can find...
    Here's one after a short search:
    I see that there is no good way to search. It's too much work to locate all the times you've gushed over Hubbard's "genius" and "influence" and "lasting impact" -- on and on.

    You have shown, time after time, that you cannot, will not admit the evil that is built into Scientology. You have shown an amazingly locked mind when it comes to seeing what is intrinsically wrong with Hubbard's "tech". Not my problem.
     
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  10. Little David

    Little David Silver Meritorious Patron

    Not that important but, the tablets are stainless steel, one of the cases they are in are titanium.

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  11. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    Thank you so much for correcting me LD.

    Actually I've paid very little attention to the details of all this because frankly my dear, I don't give a fuck.
     
  12. guanoloco

    guanoloco As-Wased

    ESMB's strativarius...

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  13. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    Oh god, I hope I've never looked as slimy and slippery as that. You got the movie right tho'.
     
  14. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    So funny how greased up hair used to be the thing for men back then. Yuck! :puke:

    Women had their hair up then, then in the 70s it was straight hair, then in the 80s, big, poofy hair.

    Cher in the 70s and 80s:

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  15. guanoloco

    guanoloco As-Wased

    Cher's pretty pissed about that wall nowadays.
     
  16. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    Yeh, but who listens to Cher or ever did? She was so mean to Sonny on some of the Sonny & Cher shows and it wasn't all an act, either. No wonder he joined a cult. She must have drove him nuts.
     
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  17. DagwoodGum

    DagwoodGum What a long, strange trip it's been!

    HA! I used to get tortured when I first started working for the county here doing drawbridge repair & maintenance. They all knew that I HATED CHER!!!!! Well, not so much hate but it just irritated me to no end to hear her haughty voice whenever one of her songs came on the radio back in the late 90's that the guys would sometimes crank it up when she would come on just to get my goat. I could never imagine why people found her so beautiful?
    She got popular from hanging out at the famous Phil Specter "wall of sound" studio with "the wrecking crew" when she was still a nobody and they'd let her sing background on songs for other artists just because she was always there and could be used with a moments notice.
    That famous bass player Carol Kaye in the wrecking crew came up with the famous bass line in the beat goes on because the one that Sonny wrote was shit! The song became a classic because of it.
     
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  18. Clay Pigeon

    Clay Pigeon Silver Meritorious Patron

    I do stand by the statement "Hubbard was a philosopher and genius of magnitude"

    I don't worship Thomas Jefferson, George Washington Carver, George Smith Patton, Tom Brady, Sully or R. Crumb. I don't even worship Alfred E. Neuman and all of these to me are less flawed in personal character than L. Ron Hubbard.

    The sonofabitch was still a fukkin' genius

    I have also repeatedly mentioned that even while I studied and later served on staff that I had reservations about inherent and potential in Hubbard's work.

    And...

    TSTO...

    I'm here. Not there.
     
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  19. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    I don't know if you got the memo CP, but LRH told Sarge he failed. And he wasn't coming back.
     
  20. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    here's the memo: