If you can look past the weird conspiracy theories and Xenu stuff. Late last year I saw a documentary called "The Marketing of Madness." It makes a compelling case about how over-medicated we're becoming, and how simple quirks are now being labeled as illnesses to turn a profit. There might be some truth to this. CCHR might not be an entirely awful group.
If you want something that's fun and easy to use, but don't care about performance, I recommend Python. Python can be made faster when compiled for JVM with Jython, but this only works with Python 2.x. If you like wordy languages where "everything is an object!", try Java. It sucks for desktop applications, but runs great on Android devices. If you're feeling adventurous and like headaches, try Haskell. It'll blow your mind, mannn... Functional languages like Haskell are great for building discipline and good coding practices. But if you want something like Haskell that's not as strict, try Clojure. It's a Lisp, so brace yourself for a boat load of parentheses. My personal favorites are C++, Python, R, and Ada.