From: lindsay+@cs.cmu.edu (Donald Lindsay)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Re: Scientology, or one person's behaviour traits...
Message-ID: <1991Aug20.202707.98842@cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 20 Aug 91 20:27:07 GMT
References: <1991Aug12.184224.725314@locus.com>
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In article <1991Aug12.184224.725314@locus.com> eastin@locus.com (Dick Eastin) writes: >>3) an idea that if two people can't resolve a problem then someone >>else must be at fault (example: boy and girl get into a fight, and >>can't resolve it. boy decides that it must be because the girl's >>father hates him.) > >This is a slight alteration of what is known as the third party law - >wherein a third part promotes the conflict between two others by >lying to each of them about the other or the issues.

There are a great many situations that cause conflict. Very few of them are caused by lies by third parties: very few are improved by adding mistrust of third parties.

If a marriage counsellor had suggested this (in general, and not in reference to a specific situation that they had investigated), then I would have questioned the counsellor's professional ethics and their competence.

If this is actually Scientology, then it's no wonder that your name is mud. -- Don D.C.Lindsay Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute

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