I finally finished reading "The Razor's Edge" by Maugham. I powered through the last half of it last night and this morning. I would prefer to take my time; I'm worried I'll miss something if I read too much at a time and don't let is settle in my mind for a while. Sometimes my desire to see it to the end is more overwhelming.
I like the idea of e-books (I read an electronic version of "The Razor's Edge") but it's not very comfortable reading on my laptop. Part of me is tempted to buy an e-reader, another thinks I should just go to the library more often. It's a little more convenient, now; they're only open on Sundays from early September to mid-May.
Thread: Random Thought Thread
09-15-2012, 02:14 PM #28361
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09-15-2012, 04:12 PM #28362
09-15-2012, 04:17 PM #28363
09-15-2012, 04:47 PM #28364
What's is Scientology?
I've heard of it... But, what do they believe in again?
09-15-2012, 04:55 PM #28365"There is no god; there is only us. Savage and fragile."
09-15-2012, 05:00 PM #28366
Scientology teaches that people are immortal beings who have forgotten their true nature. Its method of spiritual rehabilitation is a type of counselling known as auditing, in which practitioners aim to consciously re-experience painful or traumatic events in their past in order to free themselves of their limiting effects. Study materials and auditing courses are made available to members in return for specified donations. Scientology is legally recognized as a tax-exempt religion in the United States, Italy, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain; and the Church of Scientology emphasizes this as proof that it is a bona fide religion. In other countries, notably Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, Scientology does not have comparable religious status.
The Church of Scientology is one of the most controversial new religious movements to have arisen in the 20th century. It has often been described as a cult that financially defrauds and abuses its members, charging exorbitant fees for its spiritual services. In response, Scientologists have argued that theirs is a genuine religious movement that has been misrepresented, maligned and persecuted. The Church of Scientology has consistently used litigation against its critics, and its aggressiveness in pursuing its foes has been condemned as harassment. Further controversy has focused on Scientology's belief that souls ("thetans") reincarnate and have lived on other planets before living on Earth, and that some of the related teachings are not revealed to practitioners until they have paid thousands of dollars to the Church of Scientology. Another controversial belief held by Scientologists is that the practice of psychiatry is destructive and abusive and must be abolished.
Not a fan.
They have stands on market places and such and offer a "free stress test". You do the free test and it will tell you that you are very stressed. Then they offer you a course. And another and another. Those cost money. They will draw you in and might make you leave you family and give up your job to work for them to pay for your courses.
09-15-2012, 05:02 PM #28367
What's* Scientology? Grrr @ me TYPOlogycentral
They say INTPs shouldn't become typists as a living and, yeah.
Hmmmm^ a link, I'm a little weary of those/random thought, but, okay. (Clicks on link, sometime). @iwakar
EDIT: Thank you Red Herring; I posted this post and saw your post and put this in my post.
(Reads post.) @Red Herring
09-15-2012, 05:18 PM #28368The Justice Fighter
XXXX - 6w5 8dw 3w4 sx/so - Neutral Good
"I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."
"Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"
The Aggressive 6
09-15-2012, 05:19 PM #28369
09-15-2012, 05:26 PM #28370