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Do you think Scientology sells anyone on its belief?
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RE: Do you think Scientology sells anyone on its belief?
Don't you ever wish we had at least one Scientologist here?
But I guess to Scientologists everyone is Richard Dawkins.
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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(December 5, 2020 at 2:37 pm)Fake Messiah Wrote: Don't you ever wish we had at least one Scientologist here?
But I guess to Scientologists everyone is Richard Dawkins.
Actually, the ones that really buy into it are told to distance themselves from what they call 'Suppressive personalities', It's why their presence on forums (Discluding ones they themselves run) is uncommon.

If your ever in the mood for a horrifying read I'd recommend this link; Rabbit hole of scientology
"For the only way to eternal glory is a life lived in service of our Lord, FSM; Verily it is FSM who is the perfect being the name higher than all names, king of all kings and will bestow upon us all, one day, The great reclaiming"  -The Prophet Boiardi-

      Conservative trigger warning.
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(December 9, 2020 at 1:01 pm)Nay_Sayer Wrote:
(December 5, 2020 at 2:37 pm)Fake Messiah Wrote: Don't you ever wish we had at least one Scientologist here?
But I guess to Scientologists everyone is Richard Dawkins.
Actually, the ones that really buy into it are told to distance themselves from what they call 'Suppressive personalities', It's why their presence on forums (Discluding ones they themselves run) is uncommon.

If your ever in the mood for a horrifying read I'd recommend this link; Rabbit hole of scientology
Plus, the sort of evangelism that, say, Christianity or Islam thrive on is fundamentally incompatible with Scientology’s practices. The whole issue with SPs aside, not only is the preferred means of evangelism basically a 200-question personality test that’s rigged to tell you “you’re suicidal, you need a direction in life, why not give Scientology a try?” (No joke, I tried an official online version of the test donkeys ago, I answered it in the perfect way, and I still got told I was suicidal,) but the way their system is designed (Gradient, they call it), it’s a shitton of coursework, and you have to invest 150 grand and Jan knows how many years into the Church before you learn about Xenu. One point I’ve read quite a bit about Scientology: most members of literally every other religion on the planet can probably give an “elevator pitch” about what their faith teaches, you know, give them the gist in the time it takes to ride up and down an elevator. You ask a Scientologist, they couldn’t do it if you put a gun to their heads. Maybe the most coherent point you’d get is “fuck psychiatry” and “L. Ron Hubbard.” The only people who can are SPs.
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I wanted to make this meme for some time, and now it seems like a right opportunity to post it. What do you think about it?

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It's still work in progress because it should include all Christianity.
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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Scientology makes billions selling bullshit so I'm gonna say yes.

Also, I'm proud that my wife has been declared a Suppressive Person by the COS.
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(December 5, 2020 at 1:45 am)Sweden83 Wrote: So from South Park, what i could guess is.

We are basically living a lie based upon some ancient alien that tricks us, to think of stuff that isnt actually real. So what we percieve as real isnt actually real.

Thats the basic understanding i can see what this religion is about

That sounds good but there are lots of problems with it. Its a very mental game. Its all about the mind and its potential, i partly agree, but at the same time Scientology doesnt put much focus on God.
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(December 22, 2020 at 1:03 pm)Prycejosh1987 Wrote:
(December 5, 2020 at 1:45 am)Sweden83 Wrote: So from South Park, what i could guess is.

We are basically living a lie based upon some ancient alien that tricks us, to think of stuff that isnt actually real. So what we percieve as real isnt actually real.

Thats the basic understanding i can see what this religion is about

That sounds good but there are lots of problems with it. Its a very mental game. Its all about the mind and its potential, i partly agree, but at the same time Scientology doesnt put much focus on God. 

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So, it’s not ALL bad, then.

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(December 22, 2020 at 1:06 pm)BrianSoddingBoru4 Wrote:
(December 22, 2020 at 1:03 pm)Prycejosh1987 Wrote: That sounds good but there are lots of problems with it. Its a very mental game. Its all about the mind and its potential, i partly agree, but at the same time Scientology doesnt put much focus on God. 

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So, it’s not ALL bad, then.

Boru

Of course, the Republican Party has, in recent years, shifted focus away from the religious right to pure pursuit of power. And that’s led to the Trump regime. Just sayin’.
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CoS is one weird cult. In my country they indoctrinated followers in several ways, one of which was business/leadership training. This form of indoctrination did not mention faith at all but the trainees were offered an opportunity to 'know more' at the end of their course. Apparently, it was a special way to recruit more or less influential people into their ranks. CoS did not fare well though - it was subsequently banned as a dangerous cult.

Speaking of the Xenu story itself, I'm not much surprised that people buy into it. It's not all that different from the New Age stuff after all.
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