Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Lord Zero, Jul 6, 2012.
Israeli Scientologists, fuck yeah! :icon_cool
Has anyone ever been kind of tempted to convert to Scientology?
Convert from what? Sanity?
I would never convert, but I'd like to know what the fuck goes on at those meetings. They have one of their compounds out here, and they're pretty secretive about the place. A bunch of friends and I went to go try to sneak into it in high school, but we couldn't even find the fucking thing (mostly due to us being idiots).
Here's the entrance to their vault from the air.
More pictures (need re-sizing to post, and I don't want to go through the trouble):
In the Air Force, that's called a "Target of Opportunity".
Has anyone ever read Dianetics? I remember when commercials for that book were played constantly. How many followers did they get from responding to their infomercial?
Speaking of crazy religious commercials, does anyone remember a couple of years ago when they started playing a lot of "Christians Come Home" advertisements?
It's just like "Eyes Wide Shut", but all the women are chunky.
Does they and Bohemian Grove have like summer camp battles? Go Fightin' Owls!
I buy Beck albums.
Isn't that enough support?
I still can't believe that they have that many people willing to believe that a former science fiction writer suddenly discovered that people are all just alien souls trapped in human bodies on Earth. What an amazing coincidence that a failed sci-fi writer discovered that.
I hope Hubbard has some kind of Hari Seldon plan and in like 100 years he'll reveal it was all a gag.
This brings up a good question. If you were to follow a sci-fi writer as your God/prophet, whom would you choose.
On a side note, The Master looks terrific.
First person that came to mind was Orson Scott Card... why shouldn't we make children fight our wars?
Votes For Stephen Hawkins
Neal Stephenson. Power to the smart. Card is a good pick too, and he's a Mormon. Wait, what?
Just don't send him to Illinois. Joseph Smith made that horrible mistake.
I like David Brin's idea that all sentient species were uplifted by a previous sentient species.
Wait, who the fuck do I blame?
That's not really censorship. Meanwhile, the Catholic Church does call for actual censorship on a regular basis, and there are currently people in jail in Italy for speaking ill of the Pope.
Same is true for all major religions. Except Scientology, apparently. Even with a full blown witch hunt going on, the media can't seem to find any examples of the real deal: censorship entails convincing a government to prohibit and punish speech.
You know, it's really telling when someone like Charles Manson thinks your ideas are nutty and leaves the church. Manson was a follower for a year or two he left the church and headed to SF. He learned the art of manipulating people from Scientology. Bunch a fucking kooks.