From: jondr@sco.COM (Dances With Voles)
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Subject: Re: Perfectionism (was Re: L. Ron Hubbard was an egregious sexist.)
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Date: Thu, 22 Aug 91 17:30:13 GMT
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No one yet knows why sgandy%peruvian.utah.edu@cs.utah.edu (Sildem Gandy) said: >Jon, if you have any suggestions as to how to improve Dianetics why don't >you say so? LRH looked for suggestions for years, and after receiving >a thousands of which only twenty or so proved at all useful and *none* >were major or basic, decided to go it alone. In fact many suggestions >if followed would have been disasterous. Anybody has the right to figure >it out by themselves, why don't you? I for one am greatful for what >LRH has discovered.

First, I noticed that you quoted the words of Mr. Hubbard almost verbatim ("none were major or basic"). Do you actually have any idea what you're talking about? What suggestions, if followed, would have been disastrous? Specify the suggestions and how, precisely, they would have had adverse results. I get the feeling you're parroting the party line, but would love to be proved wrong.

Second, I never said I had any ideas on how to improve dianetics. This may surprise you, but I actually have very little against the _concepts_ in dianetics, as therapeutic tools. For one thing, anything that helps people confront THEMSELVES as the source of their problems, rather than some outside influence, is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. Secondly, and probably more importantly, most of the ideas in Dianetics were ruthlessly plagiarized by Hubbard from textbooks on abreactive therapy. Of course, his ego would not allow him to acknowledge these unwitting "contributors." It may surprise you to learn that the concept of an engram chain is NOT a Hubbard invention. If you feel that LRH has helped your life, then that's just great, but spare an hour or two to think about the lives that he has destroyed beyond repair, sometimes accidentally, often deliberately. Do you really want to associate with that class of person?

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