Tuesday, June 17, 2008

NewAge Thinking IS A Mental Illness

Anyone who doesn't share it, but has to spend time around people afflicted by it, can see it clearly. NewAge beliefs are symptoms of delusional thinking at it's worst, because it allows the sufferer to function, while compelling them to actively pass along deliriously wrong information that destroys the lives of others.

It comes as absolutely no surprise to this writer (or any others who cover this topic) that every belief of the Nazis - with the exception of overt-violence - is shared by some division ("alternative" medicine, environmentalists, etc.) of the NewAge Movement.

It's the sickness of our time.

7 comments:

  1. Gee, do you find being an uninformed fool interferes with your ability to write snarky comments?

    Apparently not.

    Let's see:
    (1) Buddhism isn't "new age", being 2500 years old.

    (2) "Neural Buddhism" is a term invented by David Brooks, also not a new ager, as a way to express the observation that some of the scientific discoveries about the brain in the last few years correspond to the Buddhist model of mind and thought.

    (3) Because of this, a number of Buddhist scholars have started co-operating with scientists; one of them, the Dalai Lama, specifically said that Buddhism is completely compatible with science, and that if science disproved some specific point of Buddhism, it was Buddhism that would have to give way. But even without that, no less an authority on Buddhism than the Buddha said not to accept anything unless it stood up to the test or reason and good sense.

    We could do with a bit more of that, especially in blogs.

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  2. New age thinking is mental illness ?
    You cite no examples or give any rational reason for that ignorant statement. Geez..talk about being Nazi like.
    Just like a fascist... you say new agers are sick and that's it...
    You sound like an evangelical fundamentalist.
    You know Christianity is actually sun worship don't you ?

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  3. Seneca the Younger, eh? Well, prepare to sprout a few grey hairs, asshole, because nothing gets me happier than when fresh meat - especially the tender idiot asshole of Buddhist meat - decides it knows more than I do:

    "(1) Buddhism isn't 'new age', being 2500 years old."

    Dumbshit, the NewAge is nothing but stuff stolen from old shit. Almost every description of it starts with the phrase, "the new age isn't really new," so, while you may think you know something about Buddhism (which I doubt) you've already proven you don't know squat about NewAge and should really sit down, shut the fuck up, and let those of us qualified to teach, teach.

    "(2) "Neural Buddhism" is a term invented by David Brooks, also not a new ager, as a way to express the observation that some of the scientific discoveries about the brain in the last few years correspond to the Buddhist model of mind and thought."

    Considering you don't even know what NewAge is, I have a pretty hard time taking your word on whether David Brooks qualifies. Also, those "scientific discoveries" are done by NewAge idiots in the science community looking for that result - or are you going to tell me that an idea that came from Buddha - a guy who couldn't read and claimed he emerged from a hole in his mother's side - is valid scientifically? What's next? You buying Jesus' virgin birth story? That should turn science on it's head, next, right? You really are a dumbshit.

    "(3) Because of this, a number of Buddhist scholars have started co-operating with scientists; one of them, the Dalai Lama, specifically said that Buddhism is completely compatible with science, and that if science disproved some specific point of Buddhism, it was Buddhism that would have to give way. But even without that, no less an authority on Buddhism than the Buddha said not to accept anything unless it stood up to the test or reason and good sense."

    The Dali Lama claims to be reincarnated (a total impossibility) and he cooperated with the Nazis - even having one as his best friend - but, for some reason, his Buddhism did not "give way" once "reason and good sense" were applied to him. Why not? Oh, yea, because dumbshits, like you, take him as some kind of "spiritual leader" as he lives a life of splendor - in the poverty of India - while telling others life is never-ending suffering so nobody gets too upset over the contradiction. What a fucking dumbshit.

    Listen, dumbshit, come back when you're Seneca the Older and can talk with some authority - that would be without referring to men who claim to be gods, even though they wear glasses, as though they're fucking dumbshit words mean anything.

    You stupid dumbshit.

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  4. Blue!

    Another idiot enters the fold! Look, Blue! here's some evidence! (And there are more where that one came from!) Not to mention almost everything NewAgers believe in was pushed by Hitler! Wow, Blue! isn't that something! You're almost defending Nazism itself! What a compassionate human being!

    And guess what?!? I'm an atheist! I don't believe in Jesus! or Buddha! or anything but the fact you're crazy, Blue! You have to be to defend NewAge - the most whacked out of all the beliefs! What's next!?! Water is medicine?!? The Maharishi taught people to fly?!? What other bullshit you buying, Blue?!?

    Maybe you, and Seneca the Younger, can get together and learn to use the tags on each post that lead you to more information, before you two dumbshits decide to speak to people about shit you have no idea about, yet support anyway! I mean, it's cool if you two want to be a couple of dumbshits! I'm fine with that! I really am! Just take it somewhere else, huh:

    Picking on retards depresses me.

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  5. Not all neuroscientists are happy with the attempts to link Buddhism with science (see link below) They point to flaws in the research, in particular the comparisons between brains of Buddhist monks and in their 40 and 50's with the college students.




    www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/jul/27/research/highereducation

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  6. Learn to read. Pretty much anyone who can use Wikipedia knows more about Buddhism than you do.June 19, 2008 at 8:37 PM

    Buddhism is the only major religion which acknowledges a large area of ignorance about external matters. Unlike other religions, it does not even attempt to answer questions like 'What is the purpose of life, the universe and everything?' . Buddhism regards such questions as at best unanswerable and probably intrinsically meaningless. The only purpose of life is what we personally give to our own lives.

    Buddha suggested that the most meaningful use of life was to seek liberation from ignorance, suffering and the cycle of samsaric rebirth, both for one's self and others. But this 'meaning' does not reside 'in the sky' or in any way outside of the individual, and it cannot be imposed, but must be freely chosen.

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  7. Yada, yada, yada. Yea, Buddha said lots of stuff, except the most important thing, which is don't follow me.

    Buddhism is stupid. To not recognize that is part of the mental illness.

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