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  1. programmer_guy

    What is Rhetoric?

    1. I was young and naive and was enthralled with the pseudo-science. 2. I got feel-good feelings from auditing (brain endorphines). I partially agree with you about the rhetoric but there is more to it than just that.
  2. programmer_guy

    What is Rhetoric?

    @TheSneakster I suggest that you start your own topic thread about why you are an indie scientologist. The conversation might be interesting.
  3. programmer_guy

    What is Rhetoric?

    What happens in auditing (mainly lower levels) is due to brain endorphin (or other neuro-transmitters) effects. The deceitful rhetoric is Hubbard's pseudo-science "explanations" about what is happening. It is both of these two items.
  4. programmer_guy

    What is Rhetoric?

    Yes, rhetoric is only one part of Scientology. :)
  5. programmer_guy

    What is Rhetoric?

    Yes, Hubbard used rhetoric (his pseudo-science) but that is only one part of the story. You might consider adding brain neuro-science (about auditing) to your list of things to read about and consider.
  6. programmer_guy

    What is Rhetoric?

    Running an AESP in session will usually cause a brain endorphin effect. (not caused by rhetoric.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorphins (After awhile, the brain endorphin euphoria effect wears off.) However, if you want the cognitions to be more in agreement with "The Tech" then rhetoric is...
  7. programmer_guy

    What is Rhetoric?

    Rhetoric is part of it but not all of it.
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