The Air Force has just announced its support of what has to be a diploma mill.
I’m all for the DoD spending money on useful education opportunities for service members. I’m glad that there is serious talk of an incentive to hire veterans. But this is just one more thing that should really be stopped when so many items are on the chopping block.
This one gets weird though. If you follow the links back to the admittedly unaccredited institution… they aren’t even trying. The spirituality section, like anything labeled ‘spirituality’, is really bizarre:
Open your intuition and stimulate your sixth sense with one of our online courses. Isn’t in time to start developing your psychic awareness? Psychic talents go hand-in-hand with spirituality, dreams, auras and natural healing. Learn how to tap into your psychic skills and intuitive abilities.
We offer a potpourri of over 30 fascinating courses on meditation, chakras, reiki, energy healing, paranormal investigation and courses with a broad view of the new age approaches to holistic healing and health.
Taking self-paced courses at home is so easy. You won’t have the hassle of finding parking, hiring babysitters and rearranging your schedule. There is no special software or hardware required and your instructor is only an email away if you have questions.
The men who stare at goats who stare right back at them
Totally reminds me of “The Men Who Stare At Goats”
Except this is the unaccredited B-version.
Just how dumb is this? This is surprisingly dumb. Here is a list of the 40 courses offered:
Angels 101: History, Religion, Spiritualism and You
Anti Aging Techniques
Astrology 101Auras: Viewing, Identifying, and Understanding
Become a Reiki Master
Chakra Meditation 101
Dream Interpretation 101
Haunted Places 101
Life Coaching 101
Paranormal Investigation 101
Paranormal Investigation 201
Paranormal Investigations: Complete Edition
Reiki 1st and 2nd Degree
Reiki 1st Degree
Reiki 2nd Degree
Reiki Hand Placements
Self Hypnosis 101: Reshaping Your Reality
Spiritual Counseling 101
Tarot Cards 101
Numerology 101? Why 101? What is the significance of 101? There must be a reason for 101.
Self Hypnosis? “I am getting very sleepy…” ? (okay admittedly, hypnosis is a real thing. But this seems like ‘the secret’ metaphysics by the title)
Angel Healing? What the hell could that possibly be? This one is the worst out of the batch for me.
Besides, everyone knows Angels are monsters…
Air Force, why do you gotta be like that? Why do you make me hurt you?
So readers, which class would you like to take just for shits and giggles? (Besides Angel Healing)