Saturday, January 26, 2008

How Can this be Good for You?

I realize that I'm taking a step backwards here, but I've been fascinated lately by the concept of the "E Meter". You hold onto two metal rods and an electrical charge goes through your body/mind as you do insane repetitive thoughts for hours on end. How can this be good for you? Does Tomkat participate in this? Does Beck? How many hours do they spend doing this per year?

Doesn't it fry your brain?

After having worked at a summer resort operated by "people of another faith", but really a cult in my opinion and shall remain nameless, I've seen how people will surrender their "free will" to the family they've found in a cult.

I mean, even I had that van of people who came around and picked me up for my Christian Youth Crusader group every Thursday night back when I was 13 years old. I'm surprised my parents allowed
me to go, but hey, whatever. I managed ok, and I even remember pulling my own hijinxs while I was there. Like when they picked me up for the wedding of the Pastor's daughter who was marrying some dude from Prison.

Come on, what is going on there?

It is scary stuff. To read so much about the Scientologists though...
I must say, "Ewwwwww!!". They seem like quite an unsavory bunch of characters. Of course I mean the ones in control, as a majority of them are likely victims to whatever extent.

Check out this e-meter costing over $4500 American. Yikes!


anouk said...

What a fucking crock. It is amazing what people will buy into (pun intended).

Sheila said...

I must know more of these strange Scientological goings on! Feel free to barrage me!

Phenome-nonnon said...

Or fry your reproductive areas!!

There is a pretty detailed article in Rolling Stone (a few years back) on the subject of Scientology. You should check it out.

ricaaaahhhh said...

Sweet, another bible banger when they were younger too.

Sheila said...

I JUST realised that is Vinnie Barbarino up there in the blue pullover. Lovin´the frosted tips.