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The 'Secret'
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The 'Secret'
The Secret was a DVD that I used to actually believe in that then became a book...I got that aswell

It is a steaming pile of bulls**t.

It 'claims' that Quantum Physics supports it but there is no evidence whatsoever...

I used to believe it because it pretended to be scientific (also I was stupid, in a stressful situation and it was my last desperate Resort)

Anyone know of The Secret? it's utter utter bull.

From the secret: "The Secret is the law of attraction. The law of attraction is working whether you believe it or understand it or not." - Bob Proctor.

"Creation is always happening. Every time an individual has thought, or a prolonged chronic way of thinking, they're in the creation process. Something is going to manifest out of those thoughts." - Michael Bernard Beckwith.

This bit is the part that 'claims' to be supported by Quantum Physics:

"I'm not talking to you from the point of view of wishful thinking or imaginary craziness. I'm talking to you from a deeper, basic understanding. Quantum physics really begins to point to this discovery. It says that you can't have a Universe without mind entering into it, and that the mind is actually shaping the very thing that is being perceived." - Dr. Fred Alan Wolf.

The following is quite poetic and actually COULD be uplifting if it weren't such utter utter bulls**t: "You can begin right now to feel healthy. You can begin to feel prosperous. You can begin to feel the love that's surrounding you, even if it's not there. And what will happen is the universe will correspond to the nature of your song. The universe will correspond to the nature of that inner feeling and manifest, because that's the way you feel."

And The Secret's laughable psuedo-science affirmation: "Thoughts become things."

utter utter utter utter total complete bull.

From the secret (The Law of Attraction):

The Secret Made Simple:

'The Law of attraction is a law of nature. It is as impartial as the law of gravity.

Nothing can come into your experience unless you summon it through persistent thoughts.

To know what you're thinking, ask yourself how you are feeling. Emotions are valuable tools that instantly tell us what we are thinking.

It is impossible to feel bad and at the same time have good thoughts.

Your thoughts determine your frequency, and your feelings tell you immediately what frequency you are on. When you feel bad, you are on the frequency of drawing more bad things. When you feel good, you are powerfully attracting more good things to you.

Secret Shifters, such as pleasant memories, nature, or your favorite music, can change your feelings and shift your frequency in an instant.

The feeling of love is the highest frequency you can emit. The greater the love you feel and emit, teh greater the power you are harnessing.'

What a steaming pile of dump Exclamation
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#2
RE: The 'Secret'
It's a scam that plays on people's ignorance of physics and psychology. It's snake oil in a new package.
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#3
RE: The 'Secret'
If you ever read Skeptiko's blog, there was a woman taking flak in his commenst section. She was a great believer in the secret and admitted that she thought the jews brought the holocaust on themselves and rape victims are responsible for their rape. As logically laid out in the secret.

Law of Attraction innit?
'How can you say, "We are wise, for we have the law of the LORD," when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely? Jer 8:8
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. Groucho Marx
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#4
RE: The 'Secret'
The Secret is a despicable idea... if it was as POPULAR as Christianity who knows... it might even do MORE damage than Christianity; Maybe not.
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#5
RE: The 'Secret'
You might find this humourous:

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#6
RE: The 'Secret'
HAHHAHA lmfao very funny... FINALLY a secret parody... the 'secret' finally gets the ridiculing it deserves.
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#7
RE: The 'Secret'
That's that bullshit about wishful thinking determining your well-being innit?

Like, if you have cancer and are going to die as a bum, it's because of your lack of faith.

Some prick actually got a little airtime in a local talkshow (not in the Springer style, more like a late show). Instead of taking him apart, the host's reaction was closer to "that's a bit unlikely", though.

It's new age bullshit of the most outrageous kind. The atheist equivalent of religious prayer and faith healing.
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RE: The 'Secret'
(September 30, 2008 at 5:34 am)Alan Wrote: That's that bullshit about wishful thinking determining your well-being innit?

Like, if you have cancer and are going to die as a bum, it's because of your lack of faith.

Some prick actually got a little airtime in a local talkshow (not in the Springer style, more like a late show). Instead of taking him apart, the host's reaction was closer to "that's a bit unlikely", though.

It's new age bullshit of the most outrageous kind. The atheist equivalent of religious prayer and faith healing.
Yeah...the only reason I ever believed in it was that some physicists actually claimed that it was a science, and was SUPPORTED BY QUANTUM PHYSICS....I was 17 then and didn't have any evidence to support my atheism...I just thought the concept of God seemed absurd, thats all I had to support my atheism!

Now I know better!
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