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Thoughts on Scientology?
« on: January 17, 2015, 03:08:07 pm »
To be honest, I kinda admire them. Their belief system is insane and idiotic yet they are devilishly clever in their brainwashing methods. L. Ron Hubbard was definitely a genius, but not in the way they claim; anyone who can disguise hypnosis and mental programming sessions as therapy while making it a confession of secrets at the same time to blackmail ex-members with is quite intelligent.

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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2015, 04:06:22 pm »
I think it's deplorable to prey upon the vulnerable with false promises and pseudoscience and then bully and manipulate them into going along with the program while campaigning against actual, proven treatment methods.

But hey, admire away.
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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2015, 04:22:54 pm »
It's like admiring a protection racket that targets the mentally ill.

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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2015, 04:26:12 pm »
It's like admiring a protection racket that targets the mentally ill.
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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2015, 04:36:48 pm »
I guess if your thing is admiring schemes that prey on the vulnerable, more power to you. Have you ever heard of Bernie Madoff? You might find him really cool too.

Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2015, 04:38:50 pm »
My other question is; u trollin? Or are you just an internet noob?
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2015, 08:29:46 pm »
My brother's a Scientologist.  It's working for him, so I can't say it's entirely useless.

I don't have time to go through it right now, but I've posted about it before.  You might want to try to search for it.

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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2015, 09:47:58 pm »
My wedding was officiated by an ex-Scientologist who lost millions and helped found OSA (because every religion needs secret police), before getting out.

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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2015, 11:02:36 pm »
I should clarify that I don't support what they do, but my inner evil genius thinks they did a great job.
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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2015, 11:26:40 pm »
Like, I know it's a horrible scam that's ruined the lives of many people, but it's done so well I have to applaud.
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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2015, 11:36:45 pm »
Like, I know it's a horrible scam that's ruined the lives of many people, but it's done so well I have to applaud.

Why this one scam in particular?
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2015, 11:48:40 pm »
Like, I know it's a horrible scam that's ruined the lives of many people, but it's done so well I have to applaud.

Why this one scam in particular?

Asking in general, or do you want the OP's opinion?

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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2015, 12:32:18 am »
Like, I know it's a horrible scam that's ruined the lives of many people, but it's done so well I have to applaud.

Why this one scam in particular?

Asking in general, or do you want the OP's opinion?

I was asking him, but if you want to reply with your own take on it, I'd be interested in that too.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2015, 02:02:41 am »
Because it's a cult, and I'm interested in cults.
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Re: Thoughts on Scientology?
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2015, 03:10:02 am »
Because it's a cult, and I'm interested in cults.

Cults are interesting, for sure. I was just wondering why out of all the swindles in the world, that was the one you decided to proclaim your admiration for. It's hardly extraordinary.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.