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  1. On homocidal honeyeaters and human healing

    The Noisy Miner is one of the few Australian birds that have benefitted greatly from the Anglo-Celtic occupation of the land. Itís a member of the Honeyeater family of birds Ė a group that can be found literally anywhere in Australia and extending to New Zealand, New Guinea and many islands in the South-West Pacific area. The Minerís not a pretty-looking bird, and its calls can best be described as nasally. It lives in ďmobsĒ that comprise a breeding pair and the male offspring.

    Itís ...
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  2. Scientology: What it meant to me, and other related thoughts

    Well then, what did Scientology mean to me?

    To me it meant getting in touch with my own inner spirituality and learning how to remove my own unwanted thoughts and impulses that impacted my life and got in the way of my own goals and purposes.

    I never viewed it as capable of delivering magical, supernatural, or fantasy results.

    But then, living more than one life, being so in touch with those around you that you think and act in concert, well, I believe that
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    Updated 13th May 2014 at 11:36 PM by Isme

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  3. On religion - Scooter's definition.

    Over the last few months I've been chewing on the question of what really is a religion. Recent "discussions" on this subject has made me decide to try to get at least some of the more coherent thoughts down in writing.

    I ended up starting by again speculating on how religions started - something my son and I have discussed several times during car journeys (have I mentioned he's a lot more together than his Dad ever was as a teenager?) My speculation is that they became ...
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  4. Work philosophy post-scn - Need insight

    Quote Originally Posted by RogerB View Post
    Dennis,,

    That's a very lucid write-up of the situation you are experiencing.

    From my perspective I would say the following, and see if it fits for you.

    Basically, the Scientology experience does fill an individual with a number of false premises . . . by this I mean: false data and false belief systems. And these become one's operating basis for life and living. One could also use the terms "operating paradigm."

    The other thing
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  5. TC, Me and atheism - a long story...

    Quote Originally Posted by johnAnchovie View Post
    Tom Cruise turned me into an Atheist or Losing My Religion
    John Anthony Duignan

    On the 16th of July 2006 I gave up on religion. It was Tomís fault. I forgave him ĎSouth Parkí, I even forgave him Oprahís couch. I could not forgive him standing up on that stage in Saint Hill, Southern England, next to our diminutive dictator and tell me that he was more dedicated, worked harder and suffered more for the Scientology cause than me and my Xenu fearing comrades. After all, I lived
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