I have been unable to log in at the Cafe for quite some time although there has been a discussion going on over there about Obsessive Debunking Disorder.
According to Thomas Sheridan, if you either intuit or find faults/flaws or figure out that something doesn’t quite add up in relation to whoever/whatever it is you are asking questions about/researching/looking into, or to put it bluntly you realize said individual pushing their concept, is full of shit, it is some kind of mental disorder and now you have ODD, Obsessive Debunking Disorder.
The first thing that came to my mind was “who has debunked Thomas Sheridan enough to piss him off for him to create a new mental disorder for everyone in the playground?
This article might have been the reason for Thomas Sheridans new disorder methinks.
While I was reading the responses at the Cafe, the conversation went off on a tangent, and the thread more or less becomes a discussion about some of the things that had unfolded at the forum over the past couple of years, which then turned into what I can only see as an attack (I dont have another word for it) on a long term poster and contributor at the forum.
I want to say first off that I was a witness to some of the happenings at the cafe, not all of what was spoken about as I was not there for all of it, and I do know that what was stated and some of the points raised is exactly as how I recollect it…. but that is not what this post is about. I am curious as to why responses on this particular thread at the Cafe were edited out, where is the transparency? Why was the poster in question banned from the forum? Why feel the need to hold one individual responsible for people deciding to leave a forum?
At this point, it isn’t very fair to ask for proof that can and would back up statements, when half the proof that was involved has left the forum.
I think it is also pretty unfair to edit and delete responses and posts as this only makes matters worse in the long run. The last few responses were deleted for some reason.
I did see the post prior to this one and the words had been taken out of MN’s mouth and turned around on her.
Having said all this, I guess the question I ask myself is I don’t know why some people, who claim they have ultimately figured out that the main players (and some of the not so main players) in the New Age Religion/Truth Movement .. are in reality nothing more than programmers/re-programmers, off grid fiction writers, scientology spin doctors etc…would have a problem with those that call em out and diagnose them with Obsessive Debunking Disorder (which is a totally fictional disorder btw)
There have been posters on this blog who have for instance been through one or two of the programs, such as the ones who have been exposed or “debunked” at the cafe for instance. Who in one breath agree with themselves, that they on some level have allowed themselves to be bamboozled… yet are quite prepared to throw out there whatever or whoever is the flavor of the month in the Truth Movement/ New Age Movement without thinking twice about what it is they are actually doing.
You cannot feign mock concern for the younger generations who might get embroiled in truth movement /New Age shit, while trying to silence those exposing and or debunking the machinations of the truth / movement and New Age and the players in it.
At that point, you are not steering people away from a Tar baby, you ARE the Tar Baby.