Scientologists convicted of fraud

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    BBC.
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Your avatar linked to raising this thread gives a good idea of what you spend occasional Saturday afternoons doing :cool:

    Keep up the good work. The charlatans need harassing IMO.
     
  3. takao macrumors 68040

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    good to hear that Scientology gets more of what they deserve
     
  4. freeny macrumors 68020

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    Sometimes I just love the French :)
    America is soooo PC about this stuff.
     
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    I wish they had banned the group. All this does is give them more publicity. People shouldn't have to impoverish themselves for spiritual enlightenment.
     
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    J'espère que le système américain considère la Scientologie comme une escroquerie de l'argent plutôt que de religion. La France a tout mon soutien sur ce point.

    Pour la France!:D:D

    Sorry taking French courses and due to the nature of the article, couldn't help myself.
     
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    If Asimov, Heinlein, McAffrey, Clarke, etc -- any of Hubbard's SciFi contemporaries had created a religion, it would have been at least interesting. But Scientology is just a melange of Dianetics and Battlefield Earth. Not worth the price of the books, let alone paying on the tollbooth to Nirvana.
     
  9. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Scientology will appeal. Their spokesman stated they will take it to the court of human rights if necessary. That court ruled that the Russian ban on Scientology was illegal.

    In related news another celebrity has defected. Longtime Scientologist, director Paul Haggis left because of their sponsorship of Prop 8. You can read his 'defection' letter to Scientology here . . .

    Crash director Paul Haggis renounces Scientology over gay rights

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  10. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    More like their lawyers are stronger here.
     
  11. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    i don't see how they are so different from many other religions
     
  12. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Well, for one thing high ranking members have to salute the leader's dog.
     
  13. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Good for him. Who would want to belong to the same church as Kirstie Alley anyway? ;)
     
  14. iBlue macrumors Core

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    That was a fantastic letter and I'll echo what Lee said; good for him.

    Scientology is such a scam.
     
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    Just the thought of her is shrinking my membership. :p
     
  16. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Ha! Thats the only thing she's inspired people to shrink. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    x2 what a bunch of wackos.
     
  18. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Why, freedom of speech is surely more important?
     
  19. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, that whole freedom thing is annoying.
     
  20. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Do we not have laws against scams? Or should the freedom to rip people off be protected in the Constitution?
     
  21. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Religion is taken to mean as a "sincerely held belief" by the SCOTUS. Freedom of religion. These people enter into Scientology willingly and Scientology should not be banned for exchanging their services for money. It's the individual's responsibility to not get sucked in. Anything above that, such as false imprisonment or stuff like that should obviously be prosecuted.

    If I think "MoveOn.org" is a scam, should they be banned? I don't agree with their message and they certainly accept donations. Some people believe in Scientology, sincerely. I know, it's ridiculous, but they do.
     
  22. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Moveon.org is a PAC, not a religion. That's not a fair comparison.

    And to classify Scientology as a religion is dubious at best.
     
  23. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    x2, Scientology is a twisted and misguided path, but it's a voluntary path. If people want to follow it, however foolish it may be, they should be free to do so.
     
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    Awesome. Maybe they can go after other religions next, they're all pretty much scams.
     
  25. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    The Nazi's felt the same way, but chose to focus their efforts on one in particular. You might want to roll your sleeves down yg17, your swastika tattoo is showing again.
     

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