From regular reader Bruce Foutch comes this video of a citizen asking “quantum healing” guru Deepak Chopra and some “Bishop” a simple question.
The transcript reads:
Emcee: I want to take another question. There’s a gentlemen in the red shirt who’s had his hand up for awhile to come up to the microphone.
Citizen: My questions are for Deepak and the, uh, and the Bishop. Now you stated before that all belief is a cover-up for insecurity, right?
Chopra/Bishop: Uh huh.
Citizen: Do you believe that?
Citizen: Thank you (tumultuous applause and cheering).
Chopra/Bishop: (sitting stunned, flummoxed, chagrined, dumbfounded in equal parts).
Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Our red-shirted brother held them down and gave ’em a few in the kidneys. Then just walked away, his opponents lying prone, either too frightened or stupefied to return to the battle. The camera doesn’t show it, but I’d like to believe our hero casually walked to the door, pausing only to light a cheroot in the shadows before his disappeared.
Pop, progressive, and various other failed philosophies are chock full of self-defeating statements like Chopra’s that, were they actually examined show the philosophy to be empty. My favorite is due to multiculturalism: “There is no truth.”