The martyr is back on YouTube
This just in:
David Schirmer's rebuttal to A Current Affair is back up on YouTube, but, curiously enough, comments have been disabled this time around. That's okay; I saved the original comments. I'm not going to print them, of course, because some of them are pretty nasty – about as nasty, in fact, as some of the unprintable comments I've received from Secretrons and Tilak supporters.
Meanwhile, a new thread has arisen from the ashes of the old deleted thread on the the Secret/Powerful Intentions forum. The Schirmer supporters are out in force, with one person comparing David Schirmer and The Secret to the Harry Potter books:
Actually, Harry Potter is still being fought in some school districts that have an overabundance of fundie Christian types in the community. And...uh...not to throw water on the Schirmer supporter's analogy, but the Harry Potter books have always been marketed as fiction – unlike The Secret. Also, unlike David Schirmer, JK Rowling didn't make her fortune promising other people that she would make them rich.
I remember when Harry Potter first came out and boy do you remember the backlash it got. My daughter was at an age then to read it. There was a lot of contriversy [sic] and it was going to banned in schools etc.
Look at J.K.Rowling now, who would have thought! People fear change, this is all that it is.
And in the head-in-the-sand category...oops, I mean the ignore-the-negative-and-focus-on-the-positive category, we have this from another forum member:
Bob Proctor to become a lifesuccess consultant and one valuable thing I learnt was not to read newspapers or watch television and I don't. The negativity, lies and stretching of the truth that the media deliver is not good for you to take in. I have met David personally and he is the most beautiful person you could hope to met!!! There is a movement in Australia to discredit the secret and anything relating to it so I suggest we do not give it more energy and be true to ourselves and to each other.I would suggest to this forum member that she stay away from this blog as well, because who knows, I just may have a story here some day – or at least a link to a story – about someone who lost lots of money investing in a Bob Proctor program. And goodness gracious, she wouldn't want to know about any negative stuff like that.
There's a lesson here, and it's one that leaders of religious cults have known all along: If you're a New-Wage hustledork/scammer, one of the first things you should do is teach your followers to isolate themselves from the news media or any other source of potential negativity.
At any rate, Saint David himself had this to say:
With God, the Universe and the Secretrons on his side, will Saint David prevail against his accusers? Stay tuned; rumor has it that A Current Affair is going to run Part 2 this coming Thursday.
Here is what I know ... every time we face an adverse situation, regardless of what it is, we have two choices: to repond [sic] or to react. ...
...Every Secret Teacher is who they are because they responded to adversity. Adversity is where we learn and grow and become a higher state of awareness...
...Someone once said "Don't pray for it to be easier, pray for you to be better!" A few years ago I prayed "God, give me the challenges that would allow me to change to the person I need to be." I am grateful that the work continues.
BTW, you can participate in the Secret/PI forum if you're a member, but remember, keep it light and sweet and positive. Save the criticisms for other forums...such as this one.