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Peter Schilte
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Post by Peter Schilte » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:52 pm

I want to save this gem, written by Ladybird:
The EP (aka cognition) of OT VIII is "Now I know who I am not".
In other words, all you deluded adherents who thought you were Hitler, Napoleon, Jesus and other great movers and shakers throughout history find out you MOCKED IT ALL UP!!!

You mocked up your own reactive mind, you mocked up your BTs and you mocked up your past lives. Those ARE the EPs (End phenomenons) of scientology.

L. Ron Hubbard told you so. This is what you are paying for, in no uncertain terms. Hubbard makes it very clear all the way "UP" the bridge. He even told you he was selling you a bridge.

Ladybird.
"THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM."
- L. Ron Hubbard

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Post by Hubbard's Mushroom » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:06 pm

"L. Ron Hubbard, the meth-amped, fast-talking bullshit artist,
check-bouncer, and swindler who discovered, among other
dark arts, the powerful secrets of Communist brainwashing
techniques and used them to launch the Cult of Personality
wherein he was God"

- J. Swift

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delavigne
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Post by delavigne » Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:06 am

"Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it."

--Rene Descartes

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Wisened One
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With Every Goodbye You Learn

Post by Wisened One » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:44 pm

I hope this isn't a duplicate....if it is, please remove, Mods. Otherwise, I hope this inspires you as much as it always has me, :)

Wisened One
...........................................................................

With Every Goodbye, You Learn

After a while, you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand and chaining a soul.

And you learn that love doesn't mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises.

And you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes open
with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build all your roads on today,
because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain.
And futures have a way of falling down
in mid-flight.

After a while, you learn that even sunshine
burns, if you get too much.

So you plant your own garden,
and decorate your own soul...
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure,
that you really are strong,
and you really do have worth.

And you learn and learn,
with every goodbye you learn.

Veronica A. Shoffstall

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Wisened One
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Two Men In One Hospital Room

Post by Wisened One » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:32 pm

TWO MEN IN ONE HOSPITAL ROOM


Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.



Every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.




The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.



The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.



As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene.



One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by.



Although the other man couldn't hear the band - he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.



Days and weeks passed.



One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths, only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.



As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.



Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.



He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed.



It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window



The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.



She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."


Epilogue:


There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.


Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.


If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.


"Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present."
Ex-MM Org Div 6'er. 1991-1995.
My story: Post #33 here: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showpost.php?p=75142&postcount=33

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lucy skywalker
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Post by lucy skywalker » Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:41 am

"Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices." ~ Voltaire
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[i]beyond_horizons ... rest in peace dear friend[/i]

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Post by lucy skywalker » Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:43 am

Entheta Wrote ...
You can die trying to cure yourself of a problem that doesn't exist; the Purif is dangerous, and so are many if not most of the wacky "Detoxification" programs out there ... I know a lot of people don't trust doctors, and I'm not saying you shouldn't do your own research, but for the sake of people who would be crushed at the thought that you died from bad medical advice, be careful ...
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[i]beyond_horizons ... rest in peace dear friend[/i]

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Post by Jack's Wasted Life » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:30 pm

'We don't have a great world war in our generation, or a great depression. Our great depression is our lives.'

~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Mischief. Mayhem. Soap.

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Ladybird
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Post by Ladybird » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:02 pm

I've always thought an ability to laugh in
the face of adversity was actually a deeply spiritual asset.I've read
accounts of concentration camp victims who used laughter as a survival
mechanism.

Thomas Moore at his beheading teased the executioner to not make
a fool of himself and miss hitting his very short neck. And the Dalai Lama
has a laugh that could cheer up the world.

PJ O Rourke said,"Lies are told with a straight face.Truth is told with a
dismissive giggle."


So I guess humour isn't a great asset in the perpetuation of a scam. After
all, God forbid folks use humour to cope with problems rather than rely on Scientology to cure them all.
::eyeroll::


MA on ARS
[i]"There is nothing as wild in the books of Man as will probably happen here on Earth...it will happen and be allowed to happen simply because all this is so incredible that nobody will even think of stopping it until it is far, far too late"~LRH[/i]

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Post by Hubbard's Mushroom » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:54 pm

"Scientology is a thought system born and incubated in the
1950's and frozen in time. Radiation paranoia, fear of
primitive psychiatry practices, communism, CIA/KGB/GO
/OSA cloak and dagger crap, rampant cigarette smoking,
the Iluminati, Maoist/Gang of Four-like intra-organizational
structures, etc.

KSW froze it there." - Roan

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Post by Hubbard's Mushroom » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:23 am

"Once the Order teaches people to be true believers,
what they have really done is to forge monsters who
will not only die for the cause, but kill for it as well.
True believers are consumed by an implacable hatred
for those who don't believe.

There is no more dangerous, no more vicious, no more
brutal an individual than one who has been blinded by
the Order's beliefs. Such a believer is not shaped by
reason so he is not bound by it. as a consequence, there
is no mechanism of restraint on his hatred. These are killers
who will only too happily kill for the cause, absolutely secure
in the knowledge they are doing the right and moral thing."

- from the novel, "Phantom", by Terry Goodkind

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Post by Hubbard's Mushroom » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:57 am

"The more difficult the teachings are to believe, the greater
the required level of faith. Along with the commitment to a
higher level of unquestioning faith comes a tighter bond to
those who share that same faith, a greater sense of inclusion
in the special group of the enlightened.

Believers, because their beliefs are so manifestly mystic,
become ever more estranged from the 'unenlightened',
from those who are suspect because they will not embrace
faith. The term 'nonbeliever' becomes a commonly accepted
form of condemnation, demonizing anyone who chooses to
stick to the use of reason."

- from the novel "Phantom", by Terry Goodkind

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Post by Ladybird » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:11 am

"Friendships are valuable, Scientology is just expensive." ~ Charlottesometimes
[i]"There is nothing as wild in the books of Man as will probably happen here on Earth...it will happen and be allowed to happen simply because all this is so incredible that nobody will even think of stopping it until it is far, far too late"~LRH[/i]

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Post by Ladybird » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:01 am

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[i]"There is nothing as wild in the books of Man as will probably happen here on Earth...it will happen and be allowed to happen simply because all this is so incredible that nobody will even think of stopping it until it is far, far too late"~LRH[/i]

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Post by Ladybird » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:27 pm

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[i]"There is nothing as wild in the books of Man as will probably happen here on Earth...it will happen and be allowed to happen simply because all this is so incredible that nobody will even think of stopping it until it is far, far too late"~LRH[/i]

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