Regraded Being January 28, 2022 By Mike Rinder 18 Comments Share this...FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin
What an exhausting, yet boring existence. Oh well, this planet isn’t going to clear itself, so I guess someone has to suffer.
James Rosso says
Incidentally, that wasn’t a Ringworld. Heck, it’s not even large enough to be a Bishop Ring or Banks Orbital. It’s just a rotating space habitat that probably uses centrifugal force to help maintain standard gravity so they don’t have to run the gravity plating at full power. Which they would need to do since, not being remotely large enough, the atmosphere needs to be kept in by other means like forcefields.
So just want to nip this in the bud. Not a Ringworld. I AM very glad to see ring habitats finally show up in mainstream TV/movies though. 🙂
I’ve said this before and I hate to be a bore but when I read these comics of RB’s satirizing the day to day cult-speak of these married couples I’m torn between laughing and, well, if not crying, then sighing, with some sadness, because what Regraded Being satirizes here in essence ARE the discussions that cult couples “in good standing” have.
They DO go back and forth like this. What the “church” wants and needs at any given time is ALWAYS factored into the couple’s decisions – EVERY decision they make together, large and small.
Its funny because RB MAKES it funny. So we laugh. I know I’m always chuckling away.
But on the other hand, its actually sad. Very sad, actually.
For Scientology couples in good standing. there are always 3 in the marriage, 3 decision makers. Always.
I would think that the cult was the only decision maker.
Jere Lull says
What a HORRIBLE punishment! having to “watch” scn TV.
These days, they can get the “stat” by turning their DVR onto the channel, recording the requisite time period, and never watching the dreck, just deleting it. SO much easier than fudging/ filling in the watching journals, or even becoming one of the surveyed homes.
Of course, within scn, you CAN’T lie about having done the required penitence. Your “auditor”/sec-checker will uncover the w/h.
Peggy L says
The kindest thing the universe could do for these two is for them to turn each other in, get declared, and GOOT (Get Out Of Town).
Jere Lull says
Yup! Get GOT
As usual RB hits the nail on the head. Scientology’s version of 1984 is right on. Big brother Hubbard is watching. I call cult members, staff and SO members, Sciebots and Seaborgs. They are brainwashed to the nth degree. Funny and extremely horrific at the same time.
dr mac says
The strange thing is that it’s happened to what are often the most aware and intelligent people. Before I got into scn I would have said I’m the one person who couldn’t be brainwashed or hypnotised. And yet I was, like all of us. So it can happen to anyone.
Today, when I gather with my more distant family, I find myself prefixing half the things I say with “I know I used to say the exact opposite…”. Because that’s the way it really is – my views are now polar opposites and it’s kind of embarrassing to hear myself saying it.
Dr Mac, you are not alone. The more I deprogrammed the more I saw things very differently.
Zee Moo says
Anaten? ” An abbreviation of analytical attenuation, meaning lowering or weakening of the analytical awareness of an individual for a period of time (long or …”
So the Clams zone out and don’t awaken until the snooze fest is over. Why not just turn on one TV and leave it on the $cieno channel and get on with your real life? You don’t have to watch it, but it is a cure for insomnia.
Jere Lull says
Cure for insomnia!? I suspect scn TV is nightmare fuel for many, thus creating insomnia for them. Just thinking of that dreck bores me half to death, though, not that I need any reason to go hit our warm bed on a cold Winter’s night after a nice warm dinner.
Can somebody tell me what ‘Anaten’ is? Thanks
Jere Lull says
If you Google “scientology” + any word you don’t understand like that, you should get a definition pretty quickly. FUNNY how “bitter defrocked apostates like us have performed such valuable services like that for the general “wog” audience. “scientology anaten” brought up a good definition in the first item of the results.
I apparently can’t comment.
Jill Ellsworth says
A couple of swigs of Wild Turkey usually helps me…
Loosing my Religion says
Laughing. I agree it helps a lot.
Now you’re talkin!!!