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Poster:evilgrins
Date:2009-06-05 13:07
Subject:Scientology overpowered by Wikipedia!
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Mood: dorky

June 4, 2009: Wikipedia Bans Scientologists
Wikipedia bans Scientologists after finding Tom Cruise's entry listing him as 5'10".

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Poster:evilgrins
Date:2008-09-20 11:04
Subject:more funny than deeply meaningful
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Mood: giggly

What is your favorite religious joke?

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Poster:evilgrins
Date:2008-09-15 17:59
Subject:Disney vs. Scientology
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Mood: blank

10:55 PM 9/8/08 · Up till just this one time I'd never watched Lewis Black's Root of All Evil before. Almost turned it off till I saw that they were arguing "Disney vs. Scientology" and then I couldn't turn away. Sadly, the entire thing didn't make it to the site but I got enough of it here to suit my purposes.


under here are the opening arguments for both partiesCollapse )

Just out of curiosity, between Disney or Scientology...which do you think is the greater evil?

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Poster:sebastienne
Date:2007-06-25 09:47
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Mood: jubilant

Just thought that people interested in the truth behind Scientology might be interested in seeing that truth as a rock&roll musical with live laser show..

'Xenu is loose: Cower puny humans as the Dark Prince of the Galactic Federation rains Atomic Death once more upon your pitiful planet - The Musical!'

On at the Edinburgh festival this year. See you there?

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Poster:evilgrins
Date:2007-04-09 15:36
Subject:I always thought it was rather new
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Mood: curious

11:18 AM 4/7/07 · Flipping channels, killing time, putting off how long it will be till I go out to go see The Reaping. On the Comedy Channel they're showing Airplane (the first one obviously) and it's that part where that all important captain is entering the airport and he's fighting his way through all the religious freaks and people with causes...

...basically a bunch of pamphlet pushers. Every airport has some variation of them.

One of them, that I believe received a double spin kick to the head, said something about scientology. While I'm aware they've been around for awhile, and I partially blame this on the fact that a recent negative spin in the news of late may be the cause of this, I've only been relatively aware of them fairly recently.

Don't know offhand when Airplane came out, early 80's or thereabouts, but just how old is scientology? When was it created exactly?

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Poster:evilgrins
Date:2007-03-12 08:09
Subject:footsteps on the path
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Mood: awake

Whatever your spiritual/religious belief system is, when the time comes that you pass from this Existance and go into the Next, how do you think you'll feel when you discover whatever it is you think you know as the Truth turns out not to be?

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Poster:mitdasein
Date:2006-10-18 15:09
Subject:
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The Post Chronicle™

Commentary
Bad News If You Began Practicing Scientology to Quit Smoking
By Jerry Staton
Oct 18, 2006

The practice of Scientology may soon join cigarettes and artificial sweeteners on the ever–growing list of things that the government considers hazardous to your health:

(Phoenix, AZ--11 October 2006) A citizen petition currently before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Docket No. 2006P-0390), if approved, would result in a redesign of Scientology's "packaging" to include a label warning practitioners of the proven hazard that the practice of Scientology poses to their physical, mental, and financial health.

The petition requests that the following caveat should be made visible in relation to anything related to or encouraging the practice of Scientology...

The Church of Scientology's practice of auditing has been determined to constitute a form of coercive persuasion.  Persons subjected to coercive persuasion without their knowledge or consent may sustain irreparable physical and psychological injury up to and including schizophrenia, self-mutilation, and suicide"

Experts have long maintained that Scientology's practice of "auditing" is nothing more than authoritarian hypnosis with biofeedback provided by a galvanometer.

Numerous courts of law have determined that "auditing," within the context of Scientology, constitutes coercive persuasion, which can cause individuals subjected to it without their knowledge or consent to develop serious physical and psychological disorders up to and including schizophrenia, self-mutilation, and suicide.

The petition is open for public comment at the FDA website until 03/19/2007, and can be read in its entirety at the Wet Paint website

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Poster:animalrecords
Date:2006-10-17 21:35
Subject:Questions about Devience and Statuses within Scientology...
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I am doing a sociology report on Scientology, and i have a couple of questions that I am not sure of, despite my hours of research. Could anyone please help me out?

1. What are some of the statuses within Scientology? What are the roles associated with these statuses?

2. What acts would be considered Deviant within Scientology?

Thank a lot in advnace for any information!

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Poster:mitdasein
Date:2006-07-10 14:56
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Poster:mitdasein
Date:2006-05-13 12:32
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Someone on LJ just drew my attention to Hollander Consulting, which I hadn't heard of, but turns out to be one of Scientology's numerous fronts. I did a little research and here's what I found:

"Hollander utilizes the organizational and management technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard. Read more about Mr. Hubbard and the results that are achieved when his technology is implemented into businesses. For more information about this management system, go to: http://www.hubbardcollege.org/about/lronhubbard_about.html
http://www.hubbardcollege.org"

http://www.hollanderconsultants.com/about/compinfo.html

In addition to the Scientology thing (which I'm guessing is what made you go whoaa), I think it's a little sketchy that neither the Oregonian archives nor the Business Search Premier Database has a single mention of them, and Lexis-Nexis has a bare-bones company profile and no journalistic mentions. Even the freakin' Portland Business Journal doesn't have a single mention. Granted, we could take this to mean they haven't done anything horribly wrong, but my general impression is that businesses like consulting firms are very often publicity whores, and that even if they haven't done anything noteworthy they'll find a way to get themselves written up in the local press. I think a business would have to hide to have as low a (mainstream) media profile as they do, especially a company with 70 employees and ties to an international organization, religious or otherwise.

Even without the Scientology connection, they stink of sketch, even in their own materials. For example, all the client testimonials are from people with initials, not names — a classic technique of sketchy motivational speaker things. Also, look at the graphs here:
http://www.hollander-consultants-success.com/

It's not as sketchy as it could be, because they do have some numbers, but look at the graphs. What's wrong with this picture? Don't graphs need to have things like numbers and dates to be at all meaningful? Numberless graphs are a classic technique shown in "how to lie with statistics," and they're also a hallmark of Scientology propoganda. Assuming that these graphs actually correspond to real data and to the numbers quoted, they clearly aren't graphs that start with zero at the bottom, which implies much higher rates of growth than the numbers would show. And if the numbers they quote are legit, they're impressive enough that there's no reason to distort them through selective graphing.

So yeah, stay the hell away, unless you're interested in joining the Church, and if that's the case you can save money by just paying church fees, and not church fees plus business consulting fees.

Oh yeah, and the scientology-kills website didn't even bother pointing out that Prosperity Magazine, where the quoted interview with Hollander appeared, is a Scientology magazine.

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Poster:wallyohoser
Date:2006-01-23 19:04
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-- Time Magazine: May 6, 1991 --Collapse )

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Poster:wallyohoser
Date:2006-01-14 16:15
Subject:-- This Is What Scientologists Actually Believe --
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I'm going to tell you a story. Are you sitting comfortably? Right, then I'll begin.
Once upon a time (75 million years ago to be more precise) there was an alien galactic ruler named Xenu. Xenu was in charge of all the planets in this part of the galaxy including our own planet Earth, except in those days it was called Teegeeack.

Now Xenu had a problem. All of the 76 planets he controlled were overpopulated. Each planet had on average 178 billion people. He wanted to get rid of all the overpopulation so he had a plan.

Xenu took over complete control with the help of renegades to defeat the good people and the Loyal Officers. Then with the help of psychiatrists he called in billions of people for income tax inspections where they were instead given injections of alcohol and glycol mixed to paralyse them. Then they were put into space planes that looked exactly like DC8s (except they had rocket motors instead of propellers).

These DC8 space planes then flew to planet Earth where the paralysed people were stacked around the bases of volcanoes in their hundreds of billions. When they had finished stacking them around then H-bombs were lowered into the volcanoes. Xenu then detonated all the H-bombs at the same time and everyone was killed.

The story doesn't end there though. Since everyone has a soul (called a "thetan" in this story) then you have to trick souls into not coming back again. So while the hundreds of billions of souls were being blown around by the nuclear winds he had special electronic traps that caught all the souls in electronic beams (the electronic beams were sticky like fly-paper).

After he had captured all these souls he had them packed into boxes and taken to a few huge cinemas. There all the souls had to spend days watching special 3D motion pictures that told them what life should be like and many confusing things. In this film they were shown false pictures and told they were God, The Devil and Christ. In the story this process is called "implanting".

When the films ended and the souls left the cinema these souls started to stick together because since they had all seen the same film they thought they were the same people. They clustered in groups of a few thousand. Now because there were only a few living bodies left they stayed as clusters and inhabited these bodies.

As for Xenu, the Loyal Officers finally overthrew him and they locked him away in a mountain on one of the planets. He is kept in by a force-field powered by an eternal battery and Xenu is still alive today.

<---

That is the end of the story. And so today everyone is full of these clusters of souls called "body thetans". And if we are to be a free soul then we have to remove all these "body thetans" and pay lots of money to do so. And the only reason people believe in God and Christ was because it was in the film their body thetans saw 75 million years ago.

Well what did you think of that story?

What? You thought it was a stupid story?

Well so do I. However, this story is the core belief in the religion known as Scientology.* If people knew about this story then most people would never get involved in it. This story is told to you when you reach one of their secret levels called OT III. After that you are supposed to telepathically communicate with these body thetans to make them go away. You have to pay a lot of money to get to this level and do this (or you have to work very hard for the organisation on extremely low pay for many years).

<--- Part of the first page of the secret OT III document in L. Ron Hubbard's own handwriting

We are telling you this story as a warning. If you become involved with Scientology then we would like you to do so with your eyes open and fully aware of the sort of material it contains.

Most of the Scientologists who work in their Dianetics* centres and so called "Churches" of Scientology do not know this story since they are not allowed to hear it until they reach the secret "upper" levels of Scientology. It may take them many years before they reach this level if they ever do. The ones who do know it are forced to keep it a secret and not tell it to those people who are joining Scientology.

Now you have read this you know their big secret.

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Poster:mcpia
Date:2005-11-04 22:13
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Hey guys,

my names Pia, and while I'm *not* considering scientology as a religious option (Pia is the happy agnostic) I was wondering if someone could clarify the position on phychaitry and mental illness?

I've tried websites but it's all very confusing.

Cheers in advance

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Poster:michellita
Date:2005-10-21 11:22
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Hi everybody,

I'm doing a paper for my religious analysis class, and I had to choose a religion to study. I chose Dianetics & Scientology, and had arranged an interview with somebody from Miami's only chapter. But now this Hurricane Wilma has them closing down this Sunday... and I'm still completely blank about the religion.

If you have a minute to help me, please please please answer a few questions that I've put together. You don't have to answer all of them, if you can answer just one, that will help. Just please take a minute to point me in the right direction for this paper:

- Is there one or many higher deities in Dianetics & Scientology? What are they?
- Do Scientologists have a Bible, Torah, or equivalent religious book?
- What is a typical service like?
- Are there holy days that are observed?
- In Catholicism, there are rites of passage such as Baptism, Confession, and Confirmation that a person goes through. Is there anything like this for Scientologists?
- Like the 10 Commandments, are there any basic rules that govern the religion?

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Poster:bewsbud
Date:2005-10-18 11:38
Subject:Poor Tom Gets No Respect
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http://www.scientomogy.info/index.html

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Poster:_who_by_fire
Date:2005-07-16 00:54
Subject:Hello
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I joined the community a little while ago, and just wanted to say hello. There doesn't seem to be a lot of activity and I have back read some of the posts ...

A little about me, I grew up in the church, my father and step mother were members of the COS in Toronto, in the early seventies and remained members ever since. I had the typical childhood one would have with parents who are members. Some good memories and mostly negative but all in all I hold no anger towards either.

Currently they are in Los Angeles, my father is a Sea Org member. Although I don't believe in the tech there are things I find interesting just with all religions and/or beliefs.

I am looking foreward to observing and possibly interacting here.

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Poster:bewsbud
Date:2005-06-30 16:10
Subject:I Love Al Roker
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What he has to say about a Today Show's interview with Tom Cruise:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8293264/#TomCruise

It's the second post down.

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Poster:bjort
Date:2005-06-29 20:37
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Okay I have ADD and I take adderail. My mum is a physciatrist, and without my meds I cam totally crazy, and I eat, eat eat eat and eat. I laugh at everything even things which are not funny. I don't want to take it but I have to. I don't abuse the drug, sometimes I fake taking it so I won't have to take it.

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Poster:desertphile
Date:2005-06-26 10:57
Subject:Scientology Comforts Me
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From: "Noesis" <xenushammer@yahoo.com>
Subject: Scientology Comforts Me
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 23:19:16 -0400
Message-ID: <4363e192a919fbccf30add1e661d70d8@localhost.talkaboutreligion.com>

When the bad times come, and I'm feelin' blue, feeling ineffective, or like I could have done something better, when I'm thinking life sucks or worrying that I've not reached my full intellectual potential, I come here and read the babbling Sci-borgs and realize how much worse it could be.

At least I'm not a paranoid schizophrenic with multiple personality disorder and delusions of a godlike former life that believes clusters of aliens are sticking to me and making me flucnk my DMV exam. At least I don't think the way to Nirvana is to spend my last dime and the next dime I don't have to pay someone whose day job is selling vinyl siding to measure my palm sweat while inquiring into my tragic past life as a barnacle.

Thank you to the whole cast of now and future jobless, mindless and homeless mental patients who post here for CoS. No matter how bad things may get, you remind me how much worse it could be had I ever become so emotionally unstable and weak-minded as to fall prey to and actually become a true believer in the silliest, most asinine, most transparently fraudulent Ponzi scheme ever hatched.

Dear Sciborgs, you're uncanny Thetan ability to go through life with cranial rectumitis so severe you have to read this page through the gap between your front teeth-----well it just warms my heart to know that no matter how low life may bring me, I can still scrape away the whale excrement I'm standing on and find you in the muck below, spamming away with your infantile and ineffective slander and character assasination, making your enemies look good simply because you lowlifes are on the attack. We can only hope that those hours you spend as a human electrical jumper will destroy your reproductive organs as well as your brains.

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Poster:desertphile
Date:2005-06-13 10:32
Subject:Be gone, ye wolves in sheep’s clothing!
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http://www.asiantribune.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=61

This is a response to Gridsit who accused Asian Tribune for fermenting "religious intolerance" by publishing an expose titled, "Scientology: Cult of Greed in Divine Garb"

http://www.asiantribune.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50
By Sesha Samarajiwa

You obviously represent the latest in a long line of powerful pests from the West who have come and keep coming like locusts to colonize our souls. I am thinking not only about you Scientologists; I have in mind all your American competitors, be they the Mormons who hunt in pairs, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Baptists, AnaBaptists, Church of This and the Church of That, well-heeled evangelists of a mind-boggling array of corny creeds and cults, all of whom, in typical American style, are engaged in aggressive marketing and PR campaigns to boost their ranks and their coffers with suckers from the East. Of course, you command the money, the power and the technologies to back your campaigns, your fishing missions.

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Be gone, ye wolves in sheep’s clothing!
_________________
Sesha Samarajiwa
ProAsian

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