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Posted: 19 May 2007 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]
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“Every generation gets the pyramid scheme it deserves, and ours begins and ends with The Secret, a self-help phenomenon that differs little from previous philosophies of positive thinking, except that it uses the veneer of

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Posted: 19 May 2007 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I believe I missed the point behind this post.

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Posted: 19 May 2007 07:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Renquist - 19 May 2007 10:34 PM

I believe I missed the point behind this post.

He’s talking about “The Secret” DVD’s and books that are being promoted by Oprah and are basically just a crock of shit.  It claims that there is a “law of attraction” where if you focus and think about something, it will happen.  In other words, if you want big muscles you visual yourself with big muscles and your muscles will get bigger (regardless of actually going to the gym).  It also claims that people will diseases like cancer gave themselves those diseases by thinking about them.  Or, something like that.  Unfortunately, it’s being taken very seriously by the media and it’s DVD’s are top sellers.

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Posted: 19 May 2007 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Wow….......... or wow

Sounds like a kind of ‘scientoilllogical’ idea

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Posted: 19 May 2007 08:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Razela - 19 May 2007 11:45 PM
Renquist - 19 May 2007 10:34 PM

I believe I missed the point behind this post.

He’s talking about “The Secret” DVD’s and books that are being promoted by Oprah and are basically just a crock of shit.  It claims that there is a “law of attraction” where if you focus and think about something, it will happen.  In other words, if you want big muscles you visual yourself with big muscles and your muscles will get bigger (regardless of actually going to the gym).  It also claims that people will diseases like cancer gave themselves those diseases by thinking about them.  Or, something like that.  Unfortunately, it’s being taken very seriously by the media and it’s DVD’s are top sellers.

Thanks! Makes a whole lot more sense now. Wait, no it doesn’t. It sounds daft tongue wink

Heard of the whole ‘focus on things and they will happen’ guff before but never like this. This is a step beyond. Whatever happened to good ol’ karma? All these new-fangled beliefs are all about me-me-me, always trying to get stuff for yourself. Give me do-good-things-and-good-things-happen anyday!

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Posted: 19 May 2007 08:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Renquist - 20 May 2007 12:15 AM
Razela - 19 May 2007 11:45 PM
Renquist - 19 May 2007 10:34 PM

I believe I missed the point behind this post.

He’s talking about “The Secret” DVD’s and books that are being promoted by Oprah and are basically just a crock of shit.  It claims that there is a “law of attraction” where if you focus and think about something, it will happen.  In other words, if you want big muscles you visual yourself with big muscles and your muscles will get bigger (regardless of actually going to the gym).  It also claims that people will diseases like cancer gave themselves those diseases by thinking about them.  Or, something like that.  Unfortunately, it’s being taken very seriously by the media and it’s DVD’s are top sellers.

Thanks! Makes a whole lot more sense now. Wait, no it doesn’t. It sounds daft tongue wink

Heard of the whole ‘focus on things and they will happen’ guff before but never like this. This is a step beyond. Whatever happened to good ol’ karma? All these new-fangled beliefs are all about me-me-me, always trying to get stuff for yourself. Give me do-good-things-and-good-things-happen anyday!

Actually, it seems like the original poster thought that “the secret” is a load of baloney as well.  S/he actually calls it a hoax, hence why I assume s/he posted here.

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Posted: 19 May 2007 08:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Yes, I assume the original poster is against the whole thing, since they posted an extremely scathing review. smile

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Posted: 19 May 2007 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I’m all for positive thinking, but unless your going to follow it up with positive action, it is kinda pointless

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Posted: 19 May 2007 08:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Razela - 20 May 2007 12:19 AM
Renquist - 20 May 2007 12:15 AM

Thanks! Makes a whole lot more sense now. Wait, no it doesn’t. It sounds daft tongue wink

Heard of the whole ‘focus on things and they will happen’ guff before but never like this. This is a step beyond. Whatever happened to good ol’ karma? All these new-fangled beliefs are all about me-me-me, always trying to get stuff for yourself. Give me do-good-things-and-good-things-happen anyday!

Actually, it seems like the original poster thought that “the secret” is a load of baloney as well.  S/he actually calls it a hoax, hence why I assume s/he posted here.

I thought that Renquist was saying that the ‘Secret’ idea was guff… he didn’t mention the original poster.
But seeing as I can’t speak for him, I may be wrong.

Anyway, yes, the idea of The Secret is a big pile of horse manure.
At least there’s a reasonably strong backlash against it.

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Posted: 19 May 2007 08:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Boo - 20 May 2007 12:41 AM
Razela - 20 May 2007 12:19 AM
Renquist - 20 May 2007 12:15 AM

Thanks! Makes a whole lot more sense now. Wait, no it doesn’t. It sounds daft tongue wink

Heard of the whole ‘focus on things and they will happen’ guff before but never like this. This is a step beyond. Whatever happened to good ol’ karma? All these new-fangled beliefs are all about me-me-me, always trying to get stuff for yourself. Give me do-good-things-and-good-things-happen anyday!

Actually, it seems like the original poster thought that “the secret” is a load of baloney as well.  S/he actually calls it a hoax, hence why I assume s/he posted here.

I thought that Renquist was saying that the ‘Secret’ idea was guff… he didn’t mention the original poster.
But seeing as I can’t speak for him, I may be wrong.

Anyway, yes, the idea of The Secret is a big pile of horse manure.
At least there’s a reasonably strong backlash against it.

You can speak for me anytime tongue wink

I was only talking about the idea, not the original poster. He (or she) does indeed seem to be critical. In which case a good show all round.

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Posted: 19 May 2007 08:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Let me see if I have this straight.

Esther Hicks, Law of Attraction proponent, is translating blocks of thought from “Broader Non-Physical Conciousness” made up of a group of Beings who call themselves “Abraham” - no relation to the Biblical figure.

She’s channeling these three spirits from another world. The next world, the afterlife, one assumes. What could be more clearly an indication that someone is pulling my leg.

(The Secret has been given support by the likes of Anthony Robbins, Oprah, Wayne Dyer, et al. Go figure?)

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Posted: 19 May 2007 09:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I’ll bet if I took the right drugs I could do that too.

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