Anti-depressants are similar to cocaine and speed.
Of course they have an effect - but they don't help out much long term.
Define, if you would, what exactly you mean be the comparitive [b:15354191af] "similar to" [/b:15354191af] ... does "similar to" mean "functionally the same" ?
Take two well known chemicals, one is glutamine, the most common amino acid, your proteins are rich in glutamine, and a near identical amino acid, theanine, found only in the tea plant, [i:15354191af] camilla sinensis [/i:15354191af] ... yes, glutamine and theanine are structually near identical, but they have opposite activites in the brain...
Morphine is [i:15354191af] similar [/i:15354191af] to apomorphine, very different actions on the brain.
Yes, you could say that there are [i:15354191af] some [/i:15354191af] similarities between SSRIs, [i:15354191af] in some cases [/i:15354191af] and cocaine or amphetamines , to claim, which you are, that having some similarities, in some parameters, makes them [i:15354191af] equivalent [/i:15354191af] is absolute bullshit. As you well know, or should well know.
But, we digress.... so lets get to the nut of what we've been avoiding here by playing around with the [b:15354191af] psychotropic medicine discussion evasion routine game [/b:15354191af] ...
Who (as in WHO, which person, which organization, which authority, which source of knowledge) defines a "sane society"... who defines "criminality", who defines the word "psychopath" ?
Can you ? Have you ever ? Has anyone in Scientology been able to to this [b:15354191af] without [/b:15354191af] referring to circular Scientology definitions, like "sanity is the starte of clear" ... and "clear being the state of being free of the reactive mind" ..... but then, dear Scientologists, what is "the mind" ?
Oh Boy, here were go.... what then does this "mind" arise from ? What is the substrate of consciousness ? [b:15354191af] Is it the brain or is in not the brain ? [/b:15354191af]
Does Scientology believe that consciousness can exist indpendently of a substrate ? Yes ? Aha... of course.... MEST ! Matter Energy Space Time ! Filthy old MEST.... now then, dear hearts, what ARE brains made out of ?
Glowing balls of Theta ? Festering Xenu crap ? Enturbulated cosmic poo ?
Ever in your life looked at microphotos of [b:15354191af] brain cells [/b:15354191af] ? Ever see any engrams in there ? Not me... just good old evolution derived brain cells, no clams thank you....
Now, HOW did L Ron ever come to the conclusion that these erm... engrams existed ? Has anyone, ever, actually [b:15354191af] observed [/b:15354191af] and engram ? Has anyone observed this, ahhh... "galactic federation " ? What happened to those guys when they got finished with Xenu anyway ? Just left a bunch of body thetans kicking around poor ol' Teegeak ? Messin with the neanderthals in their simplistic beautiful selfs ?
How weird is this ? We CAN observe the physical reality of brain cells, and we can observe the chemical nature of brain cells, and we can make rational (or as you would put it, "sane") observations based on these insights... YET, we are supposed to discard what we can observe and what we can rationally conclude in favor of an absolutely bizarre theory who his own son, L.R. Hubbard Junior clained was hallucinating on mescaline when he made these "earth shattering discoveries"...
WHO defines the state of sanity and the sane society ? Who defines criminality ? Who defines "psychopath" .... a guy tripping his brains out on mescaline, with more experience in Occultism than science ?
OK, let's put his hypothesis to the test... a nice rude test... IF Scientology has the capacity to do the things it does, WHERE are the..... "great minds of Scientology" .... we will excuse the actors and celebrity contingent from this category as actors are primarily graded on their ability to [i:15354191af] repeat text verbatim [/i:15354191af] without thinking critically about it...
Greta van Sustren ? Gimme a break. Where are the great artists ? The great writers ? The great scientists ? the great leaders ? the political geniuses who owe their greatness to Scientology ?
The sad truth is [b:15354191af] they don't exist [/b:15354191af] ... the sad truth is that Scientology has not, and never will, produce a cohort of exceptional minds... If I'm wrong, be my guest, disprove me. Who are they ? What have they done ? What has their impact on society been ?
IF Scientology can live up to its claims of exceptionalism, where is the proof of those claims ? [b:15354191af] Where are the exceptional results of Scientology ? [/b:15354191af]
Now back to your earlier fallacy... that SSRI drugs "might work in the short term" .... SSRI have been proven to have long term efficacy, and have immeasurably improved the lives of those persons who would be debilitated otherwise, far above and beyond anything Scientology has done.
If I'm wrong, WHY have the SSRI medicines been so universally accepted
for such a wide range of mental disorders [b:15354191af] while [/b:15354191af] Scientology remains the butt of so many jokes ?
Perhaps the real truth of the matter is that Scientology was a great joke played by a great joker, and the last people on Teegeak to wake up to this dismaying truth are the Scientologists... and a painful awakening it will be when it comes... too painful for some to bear, I have no doubt...