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June 23, 2007

The Secret joke

Filed under: General — Tom @ 2:43 pm

Remember I mentioned The Secret a short while back, about what a joke the whole thing was? Of course I’m not alone but it seems opposition is quickly building to try and stub out the ridiculous blooming sales of this, frankly, bullshit. Like they say in the article, the book/DVD claims people are responsible for the situations in their lives – so the Jews in concentration camps actually were responsible for that happening in Nazi Germany, not Hitler and his henchmen, and people with terrible, incurable diseases are responsible for those because they just didn’t think positively enough. It just disgusts me that people like this get so much attention and make sales for their stupid products – and very few of the people who buy them think deeply enough to contemplate anything further than “what can I get for myself.” If the power of the this Secret is true, then I’m going to concentrate all my positive thoughts on ridding the world of horrible people like this – in the worst, most gruesome ways possible. Let’s see how it works out.

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4 Comments »

  1. Way to go! Finally someone has stepped up and said what the Secret really is! It’s just another group trying to start a new belief system. I totally agree with you about diseases and such. I just said to a New Age friend the other day, does a young child ask to be raped or molested? They drew that into their life?
    My goodness people are so quick to listen to bullshit.

    Comment by Sue — February 3, 2009 @ 10:53 am | Reply

  2. Absolutely agree with you. It is such a crock and a guilt trip and an all about “ME” attitude, and brings false judgement on others. And this is good?
    What a bunch of New Age Crap.

    Comment by Lorrie — February 3, 2009 @ 11:37 am | Reply

  3. The video and book is aptly called the secret because from one generation to another, people forget to live for life and get bogged down in their sorrows and negativity. This is simply another reminder as for how to live happily and successfully. Why would you call it a “new belief system?” It is nothing like that. I applaud the people from the secret for once again bringing this wisdom from the shadows of fear and doubt. It will happen again in 20 years and you will say the same thing about them. Undoubtedly, millions will be re-introduced with these principles and become more than they thought they could be. Others, not so much.

    Comment by Chance — January 1, 2010 @ 1:46 pm | Reply

  4. Interesting that you, Chance, don’t comment on how the Secret says people are responsible for their circumstances, good and bad, like the Nazi concentration camp or incurable diseases as examples I give. Or the people who followed James Arthur Ray into a sweat lodge a few months ago and died because he insisted they stay inside to experience some kind of special awakening with him. Ray, of course, being a creator of the Secret who said in the wake of that incident that those who died had had out-of-body experience that were so fun they just couldn’t return to their bodies. Bodies that paid nearly $10,000 to have that fun, like the others in that sweat lodge.

    I wouldn’t have too much of a problem with things like this if the entire motivation behind these things wasn’t financial. Everything everyone talks about is getting better cars, houses, jobs, etc. It’s never to be a better person, be happier, have a happier family life, help other people, etc. It’s always about the pursuit of money and things. And, as we see, the ones that are running the show are the only ones really succeeding in achieving that goal, and at a terrible price – three dead due to his negligence and greed. If he, and other Secret teachers, truly cared about spreading their knowledge to the world, they wouldn’t charge the ridiculous amounts that they do. I’m no fan of religion in general, but at least real religion is free – you go, you believe, you worship, and that’s the extent of involvement expected. Let me know when the Secret people want to give it up for free. Let me know when it’s about caring about people, and all people, and I’ll be a lot more curious.

    Comment by Tom — January 1, 2010 @ 5:11 pm | Reply


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