Subject: daily word 9 Date: 18 Jun 1996 01:04:57 GMT HUMOR, humor is rejection. The abilit

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======== Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: daily word #9 From: av282@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Martin G. V. Hunt) Date: 18 Jun 1996 01:04:57 GMT HUMOR, humor is rejection. The ability to reject. The ability to throw something away. That is *humor*. Hubbard had a bug up his ass about humor, as we can see in the Jokers and Degraders PL. This is really one of the defining aspects of a Scientologist, closely mimicking the great man's behaviour about humour. Humour is fine if it is directed at the psychs. Humour directed at Scientology or LRH is suppressive. It is rejection. Hubby must have felt the whip and sting of being laughed at...possibly over his tall tales. This is from Otto Roos, as quoted in Corydon's Madman or Messiah?, p 373: "... He shouted that he had never had such reads. He screamed that I and the others had 'of course talked and laughed about it' among ourselves, and had 'undoubtedly told this all over the ship.'" It describes Hubbard's anger at having a few bad reads on the meter (rockslams?), but look at his comment on laughter behind his back. This sort of thing pisses anyone off, of course, but perhaps Hubby was unusually sensitive to being laughed at, and indeed felt it to be a rejection. In the TRs during bullbaiting, the buttons of the student are found and flattened. Most of these buttons are humour buttons; the student is flunked for laughing at a joke of some kind, a funny face, a funny story. Let's take another example. Most people think glee as cheerfulness, laughter, broad smiles, etc. Here's how Hubbard defines glee for us: GLEE, a kind of insanity. *Glee* is a special kind of embarrassed giggling. You'll know it when you see it. When you see *glee* on some fellow on a post, realize it's because he doesn't understand what he's doing. He's ignorant about something and above that is confusion and above the confusion is *glee*. "Insanity"? "Ignorant"? "Confusion"? Hubbard is trashing people who like to giggle, smirk, happy. Ever look on the tone scale for happiness? Significantly, it isn't there. This is supposed to contain all human emotionla states. Where's happiness? There's little room in the deadly serious world of Scientology for a bit of humour on the way. Read KSW-1 for the best look at Scientologists' lack of a funny bone: "We're not playing some minor game in Scientology. It isn't cute or something to do for lack of something better. "The whole agonized future of this planet, every Man, Woman and Child on it, and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology. "This is a deadly serious activity. And if we miss getting out of the trap now, we may never again have another chance. -- Cogito, ergo sum. This entire rant is a *perfect* example of the most utterly reprehensible bigotry and senseless hatred that lies behind Martin Hunt's every "contribution" to this newsgroup. - Whippersnapper


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