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Fuck that cult in the ass.
Only in a country where real science education is so stunted and disregarded could grifters actually get away with this shit.
@9: Oddly enough, both the GoDaddy ads I saw during the game weren't sleazy at all and actually featured modestly-dressed people using the advertised web hosting service.
Hahahahaha. The latest "e-meter," released last November, has styling cues from the Easy-Bake Oven.
Because the gay rights movement does not claim to be a religion. Scientology does. Christians know, deep down, that all religions are to some extent cult-like and based on faith, myths, fictions, etc. If Christians challenge scientology's tax exempt status as a religion in the USA, theirs may be next.
@19 anyone know if Fred Pohl or others ever wrote about Scientology's creation moment in print? I heard the "bet you can't start a religion" "bet you I can" story from Pohl in person and would love a source that I can give people to look up.
@18 "Know" that all religions are cult-like and based on fiction? To know something, it must first be true. Since this is not true, it cannot be known; it can only be believed. And no, most Christians do not believe that their religion is based on "myths and fictions." You might not share that belief, but that does not mean that it is not sincere.
@21 You mis-quote me, I said to some extent cult-like and based on faith, fiction, myths etc. Yes, most Christians don't believe their faith is a myth, but deep down any educated Christian (or follower of any other religion incl. scientology) must realize that their beliefs aren't in the same category as science or historical fact and are a mishmash of faith, myths, and fiction with a dash of greatly altered historical fact thrown in. That's why they're very defensive when atheists say "enough already!" That's also why Scientology gets away with its tax deductible status in the USA, because courts can't reliably differentiate between an organized religion and an organized cult, especially once they get tens of thousands of followers.
The Scientology block, especially in the Seattle area here with their 2 facilities they pay absolutely no taxes on, is allied with all religions that have 1 goal in mind, tax free status. Anyone who's opposed to their tax free status is their enemy, anyone playing the same "religion" game as them are their allies, at least so much as to ignore them and attempt to beat them at their own game by persuading more slaves I mean followers.
I think they should have to pay taxes unless we specifically give them an exemption. The idea that someone could start something like Scientology, call it a religion, and not have to pay the same taxes I would have to if I started a business is complete and total bullshit. There's no fair game with players like this. Tax free status should be a privilege we all get a say on. These leeches took that from us by exploiting old laws meant to protect Christians.
Crowley met Hubbard and found him a complete wanker.
But there's another billion or so other Christians that aren't all that organized. Surely you know this? You've driven by the strip mall churches with a barely literate unpaid preacher?
The very essence of prejudice is to judge an entire group by the actions of one or a few. Are you really going to say "Christians" worry about the rainbow because some dead lunatic worried about the rainbow? If that's your threshold, then run a google search for 10 seconds to see whether or not a preacher has condemned Scientology's use of the cross. Wait, that's probably too much work for you to put into this lazy-ass post. So here you go. You're welcome. http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20R…
Nope, still dumber than Jesus.