Originally Posted by Michelle
What it does is give someone in a dire situation power. Power to help themselves, get out, get help, whatever. Someone with cancer can say "I don't like what is happening to me, but I accept it, it is my experience". This takes a person from being victimized by something uncontrollable to being in control and powerful.
In other words it gives people false hope?
I don't have a personal vendetta against LoA or anything, in fact I think it's an intriguing concept (which may have scientific grounds). However, taken to the extreme it has the capacity to cause more harm than good.