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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by edesignuk, Oct 27, 2009.
Your avatar linked to raising this thread gives a good idea of what you spend occasional Saturday afternoons doing
Keep up the good work. The charlatans need harassing IMO.
good to hear that Scientology gets more of what they deserve
Sometimes I just love the French
America is soooo PC about this stuff.
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.
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!
Sorry taking French courses and due to the nature of the article, couldn't help myself.
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.
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
More like their lawyers are stronger here.
i don't see how they are so different from many other religions
Well, for one thing high ranking members have to salute the leader's dog.
Good for him. Who would want to belong to the same church as Kirstie Alley anyway?
That was a fantastic letter and I'll echo what Lee said; good for him.
Scientology is such a scam.
Just the thought of her is shrinking my membership.
Ha! Thats the only thing she's inspired people to shrink.
x2 what a bunch of wackos.
Why, freedom of speech is surely more important?
Yeah, that whole freedom thing is annoying.
Do we not have laws against scams? Or should the freedom to rip people off be protected in the Constitution?
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.
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.
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.
Awesome. Maybe they can go after other religions next, they're all pretty much scams.
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.