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Law of Attraction
« on: March 25, 2008, 01:21:45 AM »

Wow. I find great irony that Ian - a skeptic and atheist - subscribes to this religious belief.

Never mind that it's not testable, or able to be falsified, we have some great anecdotes!

I have no problem with the concepts of thinking positively and making choices to move towards what you want, but on the 3/21 show I really think you guys went overboard with the Law of Attraction stuff.  Give an anecdote here and there, then when the Jews get mentioned, "well, they must not have wanted it enough." (that's a basic summary, not an actual quote)

WTF?
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008, 02:02:59 AM »

THANK YOU. Guess I'm not the only rational one.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008, 02:11:18 AM »

It wouldn't be FTL without Ian pretending relationship stories are interesting or Mark making himself look like an absolute idiot by expressing his opinion on anything scientific.
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008, 03:01:33 AM »

Hahaha, that's an awesome one-liner, rabidfurby.  So true.

I love the show, but probably wouldn't as much if it didn't make me throw my hands in the air* now and then.

* via Indianapolis, not Chicago.
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 03:17:31 AM »

This is frankly the most retarded bunch of bullshit I've ever heard on FTL. It seriously bothers me. Ian's credulity just destroys his credibility from the standpoint of rational discourse and logical argument, his enthusiasm for this superstitious bunch of hooey called "The Secret" seriously turns me off. Positive thinking doesn't change or create reality,  (only taking the necessary action to attain your goals does). If it did, Cheney would be right when he says "we create our own reality!" Mark seems to be getting more reasonable and consistent, adopting more and more radically anti-state and anti-violence positions (though he doesn't get science much at all). But this "Law of Attraction" stuff is a significant regression for Ian from where I sit. Blue feathers? Horse feathers!
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008, 07:18:17 AM »

Mark's cult teachings must be rubbing off.
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2008, 09:06:29 AM »

I'll believe in the Law of Attraction the day I win the lottery...  And, no, I ain't buying no tickets!  :lol:
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2008, 10:25:34 AM »

What a total bullshit and so much time dedicated to such craziness. No more of that thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2008, 10:29:36 AM »

I'll believe in the Law of Attraction the day I win the lottery...  And, no, I ain't buying no tickets!  :lol:

This has been a long term plan of mine for some time.

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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2008, 10:49:21 AM »

Positive thinking doesn't change or create reality,  (only taking the necessary action to attain your goals does).

Pretty sure we pointed out that action was important.

This attitude was one thing I didn't like about "The Secret".
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2008, 11:02:23 AM »

I get what I need before I know I need it.
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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2008, 11:07:19 AM »

It just might work. I thought about feathers and less than an hour later I saw a bird. 

But seriously, I don't know. I've not read the books or seen the movie. Maybe I will check it out sometime
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Re: Law of Attraction
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2008, 11:12:17 AM »

If you can get past the channeling stuff, this is better than "the Secret":

http://abraham-hicks.com/YouTubeLOA.php
http://abraham-hicks.com/mp3downloads.php
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« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2008, 11:15:08 AM »

If you are gunna do that, make sure you take a B12 supplement, or you may get sick. I hear wishing uses a lot of B12.
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« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2008, 11:31:23 AM »

While this "theory of attraction" stuff smacks of magic, it may have some underpinnings in psychology. People who are more confident are more able to get what they want. But, as for having some supernatural influence on the world, it is just nonsense.

Ironically, I was out hiking in the country when they were talking about "Today, I will see a blue feather." A moment later, a swallow flew a few feet in front of me. Yep--it had blue feathers! (However, I never did see a bag of marbles.)
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