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I kinda wish that scientology was treated like an older religion so I could read a wiki or the cliff's notes on it, rather than having to get caught up in the drama of its organization or without having to read the source material, which I am almost certain is a very dull book
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No different than any of the major religions with just as fictitous mythology and corrupt history. They are also fairly harmless, at least compared to Islamic and Christian fundamentalists. When was the last time Scientologists crashed planes into a building? Never.
Posted 1/24/15

mordant221 wrote:

No different than any of the major religions with just as fictitous mythology and corrupt history. They are also fairly harmless, at least compared to Islamic and Christian fundamentalists. When was the last time Scientologists crashed planes into a building? Never.


Harmless on the outside, maybe. For people brought up in the Church of Scientology, leaving it means being disowned by family and friends, that one would never see them again. They also do a lot of stalking and harrassing of open critics and make their lives hell. It is even worse for ex-membere.

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mordant221 wrote:

No different than any of the major religions with just as fictitous mythology and corrupt history. They are also fairly harmless, at least compared to Islamic and Christian fundamentalists. When was the last time Scientologists crashed planes into a building? Never.


Harmless on the outside, maybe. For people brought up in the Church of Scientology, leaving it means being disowned by family and friends, that one would never see them again. They also do a lot of stalking and harrassing of open critics and make their lives hell. It is even worse for ex-membere.

Very true, but you can say the same for other groups. The Amish, Mormons, Jehovahs Witnesses...etc. The only reason, at least imo, that we criticize Scientologists more is because their religion is grounded in science fiction instead of Christian canon, and their celebrity endorsements. In the end though, thats the only difference. Which is all I'm pointing out, that basically, we have MUCH bigger fish to fry and people like them or that Phelps church don't deserve are attention.

Posted 1/24/15

mordant221 wrote:


symphonicecho wrote:


mordant221 wrote:

No different than any of the major religions with just as fictitous mythology and corrupt history. They are also fairly harmless, at least compared to Islamic and Christian fundamentalists. When was the last time Scientologists crashed planes into a building? Never.


Harmless on the outside, maybe. For people brought up in the Church of Scientology, leaving it means being disowned by family and friends, that one would never see them again. They also do a lot of stalking and harrassing of open critics and make their lives hell. It is even worse for ex-membere.

Very true, but you can say the same for other groups. The Amish, Mormons, Jehovahs Witnesses...etc. The only reason, at least imo, that we criticize Scientologists more is because their religion is grounded in science fiction instead of Christian canon, and their celebrity endorsements. In the end though, thats the only difference. Which is all I'm pointing out, that basically, we have MUCH bigger fish to fry and people like them or that Phelps church don't deserve are attention.



Some of those protestant groups are really out there. However, as I stated in the OP this topic is regarding scientology.They are a threat, the have billions and billions of dollars around the world thanks to celebrities and the mindless drones that follow them.
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Posted 1/24/15

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mordant221 wrote:


symphonicecho wrote:


mordant221 wrote:

No different than any of the major religions with just as fictitous mythology and corrupt history. They are also fairly harmless, at least compared to Islamic and Christian fundamentalists. When was the last time Scientologists crashed planes into a building? Never.


Harmless on the outside, maybe. For people brought up in the Church of Scientology, leaving it means being disowned by family and friends, that one would never see them again. They also do a lot of stalking and harrassing of open critics and make their lives hell. It is even worse for ex-membere.

Very true, but you can say the same for other groups. The Amish, Mormons, Jehovahs Witnesses...etc. The only reason, at least imo, that we criticize Scientologists more is because their religion is grounded in science fiction instead of Christian canon, and their celebrity endorsements. In the end though, thats the only difference. Which is all I'm pointing out, that basically, we have MUCH bigger fish to fry and people like them or that Phelps church don't deserve are attention.



Some of those protestant groups are really out there. However, as I stated in the OP this topic is regarding scientology.They are a threat, the have billions and billions of dollars around the world thanks to celebrities and the mindless drones that follow them.
I know... and this might sound cruel, but thats what you get for getting suckered into believing those things. Blind faith is 50/50, it either makes you happy or screws you over. I feel no sympathy for those who got screwed, they made that choice willingly. It just didn't work out as well for them as it did for Tom Cruise.

Posted 1/24/15

mordant221 wrote:


symphonicecho wrote:


mordant221 wrote:


symphonicecho wrote:


mordant221 wrote:

No different than any of the major religions with just as fictitous mythology and corrupt history. They are also fairly harmless, at least compared to Islamic and Christian fundamentalists. When was the last time Scientologists crashed planes into a building? Never.


Harmless on the outside, maybe. For people brought up in the Church of Scientology, leaving it means being disowned by family and friends, that one would never see them again. They also do a lot of stalking and harrassing of open critics and make their lives hell. It is even worse for ex-membere.

Very true, but you can say the same for other groups. The Amish, Mormons, Jehovahs Witnesses...etc. The only reason, at least imo, that we criticize Scientologists more is because their religion is grounded in science fiction instead of Christian canon, and their celebrity endorsements. In the end though, thats the only difference. Which is all I'm pointing out, that basically, we have MUCH bigger fish to fry and people like them or that Phelps church don't deserve are attention.



Some of those protestant groups are really out there. However, as I stated in the OP this topic is regarding scientology.They are a threat, the have billions and billions of dollars around the world thanks to celebrities and the mindless drones that follow them.
I know... and this might sound cruel, but thats what you get for getting suckered into believing those things. Blind faith is 50/50, it either makes you happy or screws you over. I feel no sympathy for those who got screwed, they made that choice willingly. It just didn't work out as well for them as it did for Tom Cruise.



Agreed, though I was born and raised with my beliefs, and it never screwed me or my loved ones. To each his own.
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mordant221 wrote:


symphonicecho wrote:


mordant221 wrote:


symphonicecho wrote:


mordant221 wrote:

No different than any of the major religions with just as fictitous mythology and corrupt history. They are also fairly harmless, at least compared to Islamic and Christian fundamentalists. When was the last time Scientologists crashed planes into a building? Never.


Harmless on the outside, maybe. For people brought up in the Church of Scientology, leaving it means being disowned by family and friends, that one would never see them again. They also do a lot of stalking and harrassing of open critics and make their lives hell. It is even worse for ex-membere.

Very true, but you can say the same for other groups. The Amish, Mormons, Jehovahs Witnesses...etc. The only reason, at least imo, that we criticize Scientologists more is because their religion is grounded in science fiction instead of Christian canon, and their celebrity endorsements. In the end though, thats the only difference. Which is all I'm pointing out, that basically, we have MUCH bigger fish to fry and people like them or that Phelps church don't deserve are attention.



Some of those protestant groups are really out there. However, as I stated in the OP this topic is regarding scientology.They are a threat, the have billions and billions of dollars around the world thanks to celebrities and the mindless drones that follow them.
I know... and this might sound cruel, but thats what you get for getting suckered into believing those things. Blind faith is 50/50, it either makes you happy or screws you over. I feel no sympathy for those who got screwed, they made that choice willingly. It just didn't work out as well for them as it did for Tom Cruise.



Agreed, though I was born and raised with my beliefs, and it never screwed me or my loved ones. To each his own.
Good for you miss, I was raised a Christian and it never screwed me either. We are the lucky one's

Posted 1/24/15
Sounds similar to this Buddhist cult my aunt is in.... Good heavens.
Posted 1/24/15
Sounds like an easy place to gain power.
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mordant221 wrote:

No different than any of the major religions with just as fictitous mythology and corrupt history. They are also fairly harmless, at least compared to Islamic and Christian fundamentalists. When was the last time Scientologists crashed planes into a building? Never.


Harmless? Hardly.

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Posted 1/24/15

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I kinda wish that scientology was treated like an older religion so I could read a wiki or the cliff's notes on it, rather than having to get caught up in the drama of its organization or without having to read the source material, which I am almost certain is a very dull book


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