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  •  They are sadists. Another 'profession' rife with (1+ / 0-)
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    sadists is the clergy.  There are more than a few sadistic people drawn to the Helping/Healing arena because it offers them a destructive power over others and a veneer of respectability.

    "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

    by 417els on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 06:32:04 PM PDT

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    •  wow, that's a sweeping generalization (3+ / 0-)
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      I take issue with "rife" with sadists.  She deserves to be court-martialed, have her license revoked, and go to jail but to say the profession is rife with sadists is a bit much.

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      by juslikagrzly on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 08:53:38 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, rife was too strong. But their are plenty (0+ / 0-)

        of them in the professions that are considered to be Helping/Healing.

        "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

        by 417els on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 09:05:25 PM PDT

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        •  there are "some" evil people in all (1+ / 0-)
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          professions, helping or otherwise.  Eg the government is run by evil people at the moment, but to say all government employees are evil is a fallacy.

          Eyes on the Prize - JedReport

          by juslikagrzly on Thu Aug 14, 2008 at 09:08:17 PM PDT

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          •  I did not say "all". "Many" does not mean "all". (0+ / 0-)

            Sadistic people who end up having harmful individual personal control over others, by means of joining the Healing/Helping professions, are particularly odious.

            "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

            by 417els on Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 01:54:42 PM PDT

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