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Posted 1/12/15 , edited 1/12/15

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True. The elite administrative organization within the Church of Scientology, The Sea Org , has itself a long history of abuse. For instance it expects pregnant mothers to get an abortion and excommunicates them (essentially cutting them off from their family and their religion) and they also do a lot of covering up of abuse . They shun dissenters than go after them and their friends and families for speaking out against them publicly,following them around, spying on them and harrassing them, taking pictures and making smear campaigns. The aformentioned link you providedhttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/us/07scientology.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 can do it better justice*s* Thank you for providing the link essentially reminding me on what I missed BlueOni, I'm grateful *s*


You know what's most bizarre about Sea Org, though? Let's take it on its own terms for a moment. That's supposed to be the religion's "space navy". That's their line of defense against the government of the evil space emperor that killed all those people with atom bombs and are now supposedly causing all our mental disorders by haunting us. It has billion year enlistment contracts. I know that Scientologists believe that they're immortal and so a billion year contract wouldn't actually be that big a deal in the long-game, but a billion years is a pretty infrequent rate for re-upping one's recruitment contract. What kind of strategy could possibly require keeping people on that long? Is phase one of their plan just to glare menacingly at what effectively amounts to Freeza for 20 million years and refuse to answer his phone calls or e-mails to let him know he's done something wrong? Does it at least have a funny name like "Operation Cold Shoulder"?
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l ron hubbard, lol. when a fiction writer loses it and belived his own novels are real.
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I've always been taught that most religions just want money and power, this one is no different, I don't understand how so many people are falling for their BS.
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I've always been taught that most religions just want money and power, this one is no different, I don't understand how so many people are falling for their BS.


They pass off their claims as being scientifically and medically sound, and gullible people believe them. The E-meters don't do a thing, but you'd never know that if you asked a Scientology recruiter.
Posted 1/24/15 , edited 1/24/15

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Jace0314 wrote:

I've always been taught that most religions just want money and power, this one is no different, I don't understand how so many people are falling for their BS.


They pass off their claims as being scientifically and medically sound, and gullible people believe them. The E-meters don't do a thing, but you'd never know that if you asked a Scientology recruiter.


The device is based on the Wheatstone bridge, dating back to 1833. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-meter‎ I believe it has a scientific name but sadly I'm loo lazy to do the research.
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symphonicecho wrote:

The device is based on the Wheatstone bridge, dating back to 1833. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-meter‎ I believe it has a scientific name but sadly I'm loo lazy to do the research.


Well, the Wheatstone bridge is a tool for examining resistance, not the amount of spooky space ghosts haunting your brain.
Posted 1/24/15 , edited 1/24/15

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Jace0314 wrote:

I've always been taught that most religions just want money and power, this one is no different, I don't understand how so many people are falling for their BS.


They pass off their claims as being scientifically and medically sound, and gullible people believe them. The E-meters don't do a thing, but you'd never know that if you asked a Scientology recruiter.


Its a modified Ohmmeter , an electrical instrument that measures electrical resistance, the opposition to an electric current.
Posted 1/24/15 , edited 1/24/15
lol, sorry for the notifications, but yes, its application is outside the purpose in which it was originally developed.
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Jace0314 wrote:

I've always been taught that most religions just want money and power, this one is no different, I don't understand how so many people are falling for their BS.


They pass off their claims as being scientifically and medically sound, and gullible people believe them. The E-meters don't do a thing, but you'd never know that if you asked a Scientology recruiter.



Do you wish to take a course of action? The longer you allow the cult to exist, the longer it will generate revenue. Not only that but it is taking advantage of people who are easily swayed by false propaganda.

I'm curious as to how you could oppose such a group? Then again... They could be watching this forum right now. DUN DUN DUNNNN
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Its a modified Ohmmeter , an electrical instrument that measures electrical resistance, the opposition to an electric current.


Yeah, and it's an "instrument" which is less credible for fulfilling its stated purpose than a Psycho-Kinetic Energy (PKE) Meter. Egon freaking Spengler is better equipped to find ghosts than a Scientology recruiter.
Posted 1/24/15

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symphonicecho wrote:

Its a modified Ohmmeter , an electrical instrument that measures electrical resistance, the opposition to an electric current.


Yeah, and it's an "instrument" which is less credible for fulfilling its stated purpose than a Psycho-Kinetic Energy (PKE) Meter. Egon freaking Spengler is better equipped to find ghosts than a Scientology recruiter.


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Do you wish to take a course of action? The longer you allow the cult to exist, the longer it will generate revenue. Not only that but it is taking advantage of people who are easily swayed by false propaganda.

I'm curious as to how you could oppose such a group? Then again... They could be watching this forum right now. DUN DUN DUNNNN


There's nothing further that I can do that isn't already being done by parties which actually have standing. All I can do at this point is add to the voices that are calling out against it.
Posted 1/24/15

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ChaoticRuins wrote:

Do you wish to take a course of action? The longer you allow the cult to exist, the longer it will generate revenue. Not only that but it is taking advantage of people who are easily swayed by false propaganda.

I'm curious as to how you could oppose such a group? Then again... They could be watching this forum right now. DUN DUN DUNNNN


There's nothing further that I can do that isn't already being done by parties which actually have standing. All I can do at this point is add to the voices that are calling out against it.


As long as you aren't after all religion, fire away with my blessing.*s*
Posted 1/24/15 , edited 1/24/15
The key battleground would be hollywood and its celebrities.
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