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Originally posted by DaMod
Wouldn't a U2U have worked just as well?
Originally posted by dragonsmusic
You started a thread to tell me that?
It's cool , man. No worries.
I agree we should not be dependent upon others for the way in which we feel about the force of words, but are you not listening to Hubbard's opinion about words? ""Does God listen to the music of the thrash metal band SLAYER? He surely does And I quote "God listens to slayer!" I finally get it maybe is it like those three monkeys hear no evil see no evil speak no evil? But still god listens to the devil's music. This then can be considered a paradox in that this contradiction must be accepted and acted upon until either the arrival of further info from E.T. or some sort of resolution is met. "Geometrical figures are not substances but boundaries of them." EDWINN BURTTE""
I agree , be sane , not susceptible, but consider your own words here, mate.
Are you not being susceptible to Hubbard's opinion?
Originally posted by dragonsmusic
reply to post by Denver
I have a great quote for you from Mark Twain that I am sure you will enjoy:"A powerful agent is the right word Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words the resulting effect is spiritual as well as physical and electrically prompt." Mark Twain So again I agree
If you observe a system then you change a system.This is the Is it a particle or a wave ? I agree.
You cannot read Hubbard's work and not be influenced by it. Obviously not.
One of my main points all along is that I don't think you see the true power behind a word. Ah yes but the power is not in the word but in the human mind nor is there any power within a dollar bill the power lies within you and me set a dollar bill on fire and you tell me how much power can be generated from it Nor does Hubbard IMHO. The power is not in the word or the paper but within you and me.
The written word is powerful. Since I'm on a Shakespearean bent with you anyway I'll quote him again.
"The pen is mightier than the sword"
I think you know why he said that. My example is if you and I were to fight and you chose the pen and I the sword then the only way you could possibly win is by writing someone a personal check to take me on in the hopes that they would ultimately win against me. So I think you know why that saying is all in how you look at it.
The languages and words are not sufficient to communicate all of the depth of feeling and thought within the human mindscape; and I see you might be feeling some of the frustration that comes with realizing that.
But since language is a trip for you, if you really want to trip, Denver, then look up speech reversals.
I definitely agree with you in so far as tranformational vocabulary works often it does not because it is not getting at the source of charge. To say that the pen is mightier than the sword is really all in how you look at it now isn't it? I also agree that there should be a one to one correspondence with the words of thought and that of feeling because it seems that there is vast difference between what we know and what we feel this then is the peculiarity of the mind in that it needs some reality based on what it wants to communicate none of the other aspects of the physical universe needs that.