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Old 08-07-2006, 08:57 AM   #1
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The Church of Scientology is an evil destructive cult, which only poses as a religion. In truth it seeks to turn it's members into slaves.

what do others here think of it?

two videos about evil Scientology

http://theunfunnytruth.ytmnd.com

http://theunfunnysequel.ytmnd.com

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Video of Scientologists trying to scare journalist
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:04 AM   #2
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I wouldn't say that it aims to turn its members into slaves but nor would I call scientology a religion. Part of it, I have to admit, has to do with a dislike for their methods but mostly it's because their doctrine is so heavily focused on ensuring 'correct' personal development. It seems like psychotherapy run amok (no offence intended to any well-meaning, non-scientology psychotherapists).
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I think that it deserves the label religion as much as a few other groups, the shakedowns are the exception but the brainwashing and coersion definitely put it up there.

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It's more of a cult than anything. Although, L. Ron Hubbard did say the best way to make money was to start a religion.

Sounds like a healthy dose of spiritual truth to me!!!!!

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How do you think religions expand? They are memetic viruses and they are subject to cultural selection, unless your religion can dominate the society it will die off in the long run - scientology doesn't seem like it can last since it has such small influence and the internet has killed the mistery.
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I think converting a bunch of Hollywood types was a dumb thing to do, too. It's totally working against them. Instead of spreading their crap, it's exposing it.
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I think that it deserves the label religion as much as a few other groups, the shakedowns are the exception but the brainwashing and coersion definitely put it up there.

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brainwashing and coercian would classify it as a cult, not a religion. I know of no organization classified as a "religion" that brainwashes, and can only think of a few instances in which a modern day organization classified as a religion "coerces" anyone into acceptance. Modern day Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism don't coerce. Islam seems to be coerced in some middle eastern countries, but not here in the states.
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The Church of Scientology doesn't teach religion. It's a cult that's mainly out to make money. They have a program to develop the individual and they don't like competition. That's why they spend so much time and effort trying to discredit psychiatry. This turns me off as I am a satisfied psychiatric patient.
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You have to pay money to make it to the next level in Scientology.
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brainwashing and coercian would classify it as a cult, not a religion. I know of no organization classified as a "religion" that brainwashes,


i think this is a debatable point.
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It's a world class cult. It's evil and it kills people.
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Definitely scary stuff.
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http://xenutv.com/friendofmankind.htm

Great little news videos. Part 3 goes into the celebs.

Beck and Jason Lee

Jenna Elfman: "AIDS is a state of mind"

And Elvis Presley, well, what he said just made me love him more.
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brainwashing and coercian would classify it as a cult, not a religion. I know of no organization classified as a "religion" that brainwashes, and can only think of a few instances in which a modern day organization classified as a religion "coerces" anyone into acceptance. Modern day Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism don't coerce. Islam seems to be coerced in some middle eastern countries, but not here in the states.
It is intellectually dishonest to lump cults and religion together - except for IRS requirements, but they operate on a different plane altogether.
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It's definitely a cult. How dare they call themselves a religion!
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