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  • Harmless Fun

    2 7.14%
  • Dangerous Cult

    19 67.86%
  • God's honest truth

    1 3.57%
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    4 14.29%
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Thread: Scientology - harmless fun or dangerous cult

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    Barbarossa's Avatar mostly harmless
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    Well, scientology is in the news at the moment, with poor little Katie Holmes duped into giving birth silently, with silent midwives and silent nursing staff to hand, (however I do believe she desperately gestured to be given an epidural ), so big TC has reported back to his scientology church with the details of the birth, so they can determine how much "auditing" is needed for the mother and baby following the trauma.

    I think this is really scary stuff. These people are nutters. It's especially scary that with all these celebrities endorsing this nonsense that more and more impressionable teenagers and that will think this sort of thing is OK.

    Also, here's a funny article.

    http://www.rickross.com/reference/sc.../scien410.html

    For balance, here is the official website.

    http://www.scientology.org/

    I just wondered what everyone thinks about all this.

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    Harmless and fun fun fun.
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    Must be something to do with the air in Hollywood that turns normal, sensible human beings' brains into playdoh.

    I actually read one of L Ron Hubbard's books a few years back (before I knew anything about Scientology) and it seemed like a fairly standard sci-fi/fantasy work.

    And Battlefield Earth is one of the most ridiculous films ever made!

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    The fact it's foremost practitioner is Thomas Cruise Mapother the IV tells you all you need to know.

    L. Ron Hubbard's own personal idiot.

    BTW-did you know Kwanzaa dates all the way back to the ancient 1960s?

    No wonder U.S. culture has such a bad/dumb reputation.
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Scientology holds as much legitimate credibility as any other religion.

    it’s an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vidcc
    Scientology holds as much legitimate credibility as any other religion.
    Legitimate credibility?

    As opposed to what other kind?

    In any case, "legitimacy" and "goofiness" are not mutually exclusive qualities; witness Pat Robertson...
    “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.” -George Carlin

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    Dangerous cult, absolutely agree. You only have to read the accounts of those who have managed to be de-programed from the brainwashing. Or to examine their financial interests to see that it is a money making venture, exploiting those who it manages to "recruit".

    To call it a religion is nonsense, unless for tax purposes and then you can see the point.Lafayette Ron Hubbard, who made the whole thing up, was a liar and a fraud.


    Pseudo Science is great



    I quite enjoyed his SciFi books though.
    Last edited by What'spunk.; 04-20-2006 at 09:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4
    Quote Originally Posted by vidcc
    Scientology holds as much legitimate credibility as any other religion.
    Legitimate credibility?

    As opposed to what other kind?

    In any case, "legitimacy" and "goofiness" are not mutually exclusive qualities; witness Pat Robertson...
    Hocus-pocus is Hocus-pocus whatever guise it takes or however many believe in it.

    I haven't voted because there is no suitable option for me. I would say harmless fun, but any religion can be used in the mind of a nutcase to justify dangerous actions
    Last edited by vidcc; 04-21-2006 at 04:03 PM.

    it’s an election with no Democrats, in one of the whitest states in the union, where rich candidates pay $35 for your votes. Or, as Republicans call it, their vision for the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vidcc
    Quote Originally Posted by j2k4

    Legitimate credibility?

    As opposed to what other kind?

    In any case, "legitimacy" and "goofiness" are not mutually exclusive qualities; witness Pat Robertson...
    Hocus-pocus is Hocus-pocus whatever guise it takes or however many believe in it.

    I haven't voted because there is no suitable option for me. I would say harmless fun, but any religion can be used in the mind of a nutcase to justify dangerous actions
    The main difference with Scientology is the pseudo-science it uses on it's victims. Can I suggest you read a bit more about it before you judge it as harmless fun. It's a dangerous organization and shouldn't be taken lightly.

    I'll give you one guess who said this ""Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion""

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    They have a "church" in amsterdam, they stand on the main street, lurring in the cliche "open" international youth.
    I entered once for fun, did the psko garantueed exam, they told me i would die by the age of 25 if i did not use them.
    after some arguements i left.
    Their window is often broken.

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