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#16    HerNibs

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

Scientology isn't a religion.  It's a business that obtained it's "religious" status with the IRS with some very suspicious means.

Most religions are free.  You go to the services and learn the doctrine.  No charge.  You can pick up their religious books and writings at most of their locations for free.  

Scientology does NOT do this.  In order to obtain "enlightenment" or become "clear" you must pay large sums of money for every step.

I could go on all day about how Scientology is a dangerous, abusive business.  NOT a religion.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

View PostHerNibs, on 31 January 2013 - 05:20 PM, said:

Scientology isn't a religion.  It's a business that obtained it's "religious" status with the IRS with some very suspicious means.

Most religions are free.  You go to the services and learn the doctrine.  No charge.  You can pick up their religious books and writings at most of their locations for free.  

Scientology does NOT do this.  In order to obtain "enlightenment" or become "clear" you must pay large sums of money for every step.

I could go on all day about how Scientology is a dangerous, abusive business.  NOT a religion.

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Exactly.  They are ruthless in their dealings.   Hiding murder and extortion behind the label of religion frustrates the hell out of me.  I sure hope all this crap Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes caused actually draws so much negative attention that the 'church' starts to erode.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

Scientolgy is a cult that does not believe in a God, merely spirits...whoop-t-do!


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:13 PM

View Postnotforgotten, on 31 January 2013 - 07:26 PM, said:

Scientolgy is a cult that does not believe in a God, merely spirits...whoop-t-do!
The whoop-t-do is the murder, extortion and harassment  that the followers practice.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:45 PM

I remember reading L. Ron Hubbards book, which claimed to be the greastest self help book ever. Self help? Three quarters of the way through it, in big bold print  " DO NOT TRY THIS BY YOUR SELF" After I had finished laughing I through the piece of s**t away.

I also remember in the late seventies, taking one of their free personality test/profiles. After only a few minutes with a scientologist I felt extremely uncomfortable and had a hard time getting the hell out of there. It was really quite unnerving and to this day when every I hear anything about scientology I 'm thinking ya...right, what a crock of s**t.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:52 PM

View Postglorybebe, on 31 January 2013 - 09:13 PM, said:

The whoop-t-do is the murder, extortion and harassment  that the followers practice.
I meant, no big deal!


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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:23 AM

View PostAntilles, on 31 January 2013 - 11:45 AM, said:

All mainstream religions are based on atonement of your own wrongs and helping other people.

Oh boy. Where did you get that one from? Afaic, you pulled that claim out of thin air.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:25 AM

View Postglorybebe, on 31 January 2013 - 09:13 PM, said:

The whoop-t-do is the murder, extortion and harassment  that the followers practice.

That would describe islam too, which is a so-called mainstream religion.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:47 PM

View PostAquilaChrysaetos, on 31 January 2013 - 04:46 AM, said:

It's basically now a religion though sense the 'cult leader' per say died and the church is now run by multiple leaders. Just look at Christianity, in the early days it was considered a cult due to following one man, now though it's just a religion.
There is one cult leader. The Church of Scientology is the cult and David Miscavige rules with an iron fisit. Then there is the FreeZone, comporised of several groups and individuals that practice Scientology free of any infulence of the "church".


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:32 AM

View Postpsyche101, on 31 January 2013 - 06:16 AM, said:

One big difference is Scientology was penned by one man in order to fleece people.

Most every religion is pinned by one man. I can´t think of any that is the result of a co-operative effort.
So take that artificial distinction and flush it.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:34 AM

View Postpsyche101, on 31 January 2013 - 06:16 AM, said:

One big difference is Scientology was penned by one man in order to fleece people.

Most every religion is pinned by one man. I can´t think of any that is the result of a co-operative effort.
So take that artificial distinction and flush it.

Edited by Zaphod222, 30 April 2013 - 07:35 AM.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:59 AM

View PostZaphod222, on 30 April 2013 - 07:34 AM, said:

Most every religion is pinned by one man. I can´t think of any that is the result of a co-operative effort.
So take that artificial distinction and flush it.

H'm. You gave us your post twice.  Any flushing my friend needs to be done with these posts of yours and Scientology. Because they are both made of the same waste material.





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