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What is your views on this religion?

It looks to me to now be a L. Ron Hubbard driven religion

I tried to read Dianetics but it was too stupid and self centered ect. for me

I know very little about this

I see alot of the stars are going to this

I just don't understand it


opinions please ;) :up:
 

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CULT!!! :p
 

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Fact, not opinion:

Many years ago a group of Science Fiction authors were sitting around, drinking the wine and talking shop. The topic of belief systems came about and as the wine flowed One of them said rhetorically: "I bet anybody could invent a religion". The point being, if fiction was presented with enough flair, panache and windowdressing, it would actually be believed.

So one of the authors took it seriously.

The author? L. Ron Hubbard. His fictitious religion? Scientology. Many many people fell for it and were taken to the cleaners, and Hubbard happily pocketed the proceeds.
 

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I'd give my opinion but then they would sue me. Nice Religion. :rolleyes:
 

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It looks like a cult

I never saw any mention of god
just yourself ect.

strange indeed

when the next comet goes by will they all drink laced grape kool aid? :eek: :D
 

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I have no idea
I have looked into it very little
just looks really wierd to me
almost like Taoism or something

reincarnation huh?
that would make a funny thread
what was I in my last life?

LOL

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Originally posted by valley:
pretty sure they believe in reincarnation and such, fishy.
Fish aren't reincarnated? ;)
 

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I found the passage. I was off but not by much. The following is taken from Carl Sagan's Broca's Brain, Part 2, Chapter 9, pp. 142-3 (Random House First edition):

One science-fiction writer, L. Ron Hubbard, has founded a successful cult called Scientology - invented, according to one account, overnight on a bet that he could do as well as Freud, invent a religion and make money from it.
 

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Originally posted by valley:
from a great white to a guppy! You must have really teed off the powers that be. :eek:
:eek: :D
LMAO
you brat

so what is this?
does it have anything to do wih god or a god (L.Ron Hubbard)?

doubtfull if anyone would admit they believe in this here but you never know ;)

What is Scientology folks?

Self centered mumbo jumbo or?
 

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I dont doubt that a bit, Jim. I remember looking into scientology quite awhile back and it was very bizzarre, from what I remember of it. Gave me the creeps...talking about gaining god-like powers and such through cleansing life cycles or some such thing. And of course you had to spend a pile of money to learn how to tap into these powers. :rolleyes:
 

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Originally posted by pyritechips:
I found the passage. I was off but not by much. The following is taken from Carl Sagan's Broca's Brain, Part 2, Chapter 9, pp. 142-3 (Random House First edition):
thanks Pyrite

just what I thought

but I read it was over 500 years old

wierd ;)
 

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Well, maybe Ron is 500 years old, if you add up all the times he was reincarnated! I heard that in his next life he's coming back as an aardvark! :eek:
 

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invent a religion and make money from it.
Sound like any others we might know?

I love kicking the bees nest down the steps! :eek: :D
 

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got this from the web

Scientology Aims:
A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology. — L. Ron Hubbard

so is dianetics the king James version? LMAO

http://www.microcontentnews.com/articles/googlechurch.htm
 
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