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Observation #6019.

There's a lot of anti-scientology writing around of late. I can't surf five clicks without finding someone who wants to save Katie Holmes and talk about how scientology is built upon lies. Personally, I blame Tom Cruise. However, I am saying, as of this moment, that if you have to say these things, if you have to get up and talk about how stupid and wrong and how scientology is raping your mind... then you also have to take a few moments out discuss the idea of there existing anything rational in any religion that you can us as a comparison. Be interesting. Ranting against scientology is an ability kindergarten children have. As far as I'm concerned, all religions are filled with stupidity, and all religions simultaneously lie and benefit depending on the person, and all have nice bank accounts and people who want to help you and punish you and occasionally they're the same person... and this doesn't change if you're talking about the religion that has reincarnated aliens or if it has the immaculately conceived baby who rose from the dead and told people that Dad sent the angels to down to burn the heathens.

They're all fucked up, baby, and I wouldn't take money or candy from any of them.

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drjon
Jun. 30th, 2005 12:51 pm (UTC)
I for one welcome our new Xemusian Overlords...
benpeek
Jun. 30th, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
i hope they all give us cute girls.
nick_kaufmann
Jun. 30th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
The Free Katie site is funny. I wish I'd thought of it.
benpeek
Jun. 30th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC)
i can't believe they called her a talented actress.
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benpeek
Jul. 1st, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
...yes. yes, i am.
strangedave
Jun. 30th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
There are matters of degree. You might consider Christianity akin to fraud, but Scientology is more like mugging. Its not just that it will take your money in exchange for telling you foolish things, its that it will take every bit of your money it can get, and will hurt you mentally in the process. Scientology is bad juju.
benpeek
Jul. 1st, 2005 01:42 am (UTC)
i dunno. really, it doesn't strike me as something good can come off, but then i tend to think that about all organised religion. however, people do get something out of it, and you can't deny someone whatever they personally get out of it. which is not to say i like scientology (i don't), but it works for some people.
future_conduit
Jul. 3rd, 2005 08:21 am (UTC)
my one and only run in with sceintologists involved a "free" personality & IQ test. they wouldn't let me have the IQ test results without seeing how i rated on their personality test... which, as it turns out, i did really badly at. the only way i had any hope of redeming myself and ever being normal was to let Kate Ceberano's mum sell volumes of expensive books to me. when a wedding ceremony suddenly erupted in the foyer i bolted for the door.
benpeek
Jul. 3rd, 2005 09:49 am (UTC)
yeah, i did the test and had the same experience, too. they told me i really, really needed their help because i was seriously messed up. i suspect everyone doing the test is.
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