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L Ron Hubby: Benevolent sci-fi celebrity cult king or asshead?

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Postby Andrew L. on Mon Aug 23, 2004 2:28 am

Isaac Hayes digs it. How bad can it be? (Insert John Travolta here)
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Re: Religion: Scientology

Postby stewie on Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:43 am

LAD wrote:Isaac Hayes digs it. How bad can it be? (Insert John Travolta here)


It's insane. $300K+ to achieve enlightenment? I think fucking not.

Google for it and you'll find plenty of pages dedicated to exposing it as the sham that it is rather than a religion.

Quick history: Hubbard writes self-help shite "Dianetics", gets nowhere with it, changes it a bit to add metaphysical rubbish and gets followers, attracts idiot high-profile celebrities, recruits gullible average joes with "your personality is flawed" high-pressure crap, claims that true enlightement allows for levitation etc, organisation is now very profitable and extremely secretive, and also very mean to any ex-members coming out about it being a complete crock of UTTER SHIT.
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Postby Gramsci on Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:06 am

Totally insane. It make Christianity seem rational and intelligent. and that's almost impossible
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Postby cjh on Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:17 am

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Postby Cranius on Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:21 am

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Why has that man got an ampmeter plugged into a plant?

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Postby Gramsci on Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:30 am


Why has that man got an ampmeter plugged into a plant?

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Because he's an idiot.

I found out Beck was a Scientologists a while ago, what a fucking moron.
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Postby Rimbaud III on Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:32 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainmen ... 622357.stm

This is what that 'religion' does to you.

Hollywood Teeth wrote:If you start talking about chemical inbalance, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories, Matt, okay? That's what I've done.


This, though, really made me giggle:

You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do.


I hear he studied it in between takes on Top Gun.
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Postby cjh on Tue Jun 28, 2005 7:43 am

You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do.


Hollywood megapublicist Pat Kingsley was asked to return as his PR, she has declined - "he's gone over the top and he isnt coming back".

This could get interesting...

*opens popcorn*
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Postby run joe, run on Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:16 am

prominent scientologist Tom Cruise wrote:"Psychiatry is a pseudo science"



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Postby The Kid on Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:54 am

I hope Tom Cruise keeps going with his "I'm gonna say what I think" trip, because his creepy insanity is hilarious.
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Postby bumble on Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:51 am

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my pleasure to present

Mister! Hubbard's! Own! Handwriting!

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Data (1) (1)
The head of the Galactic
Confederation (76 planets around
larger stars visible from here)
(founded 95,000,000 yrs ago, very space opera)
solved overpopulation (250 billion
or so per planet -- 178 billion on
average) by mass implanting.
He caused people to be brought to
Teegeeack (Earth) and put an H Bomb
on the principal volcanoes (Incident 2)
and then the Pacific area ones
were taken in boxes to Hawaii
and the Atlantic Area ones to
Las Palmas and there "packaged."
His name was Xenu. He used
renegades. Various misleading
data by means of circuits etc.
was placed in the implants.
When through with his crime Loyal Officers
(to the people) captured him
after 6 years of battle
and put him in an electronic
mountain trap where he still
is. "They" are gone. The place (Confed.)
has since been a desert.


"Very space opera"! Hee hee hee hee!

H-bombs in volcanoes in the Pacific, shit naw, L. Ron, I'll be droppin' h-bombs on your moms.





Edit: Incidents 1 and 2, OT III and more: http://www.xs4all.nl/~kspaink/fishman/ot3.html
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Postby toomanyhelicopters on Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:32 am

i'd like to submit this video as proof that Scientology can be put to good use...

http://tcruiseko.ytmnd.com/
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Postby Angus Jung on Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:01 am

My roommate is currently reading "Bare-Faced Messiah," the true story of L. Ron's life.

It's more insane than I expected, and I expected a lot.
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Postby ironyengine on Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:20 am

I spent literally all of sunday in a hungover state, trying (semi-successfully) to make my computer talk to my cell phone via a USB cable, and researching what I could on this Scientology business just to see how far gone Tom Cruise must be. After reading the document that bumble posted, which is part of the "secret literature" only revealed after you make your way up and pay enough cash to get to the level of being an "OT III," I concluded that this is quite literally a religion for crazy people. Rich crazy people, yes, but crazy nonetheless. In order to pass the "OT III" level you are apparently supposed to read that space drama, about Xenu and the alien souls being nuked inside the earth's volcanoes, and accept it as FACT.

Maybe it doesn't seem any crazier than a spurious being creating the heavens and the earths in 7 days to those of you who are not into the whole God thing, but I remain convinced that anyone who can be given this text, and accept it at its face value as the truth, has got to be over the edge insane. Tom Cruise, for reference, is apparently an OT VI. Travolta is an OT VII. I wonder when Travolta will start reacting to some of Cruise's madness? Maybe when he has a movie to promote?
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Postby Cranius on Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:09 pm

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Cruise maybe unhinged but Travolta's house is crazy!
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Postby Rimbaud III on Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:33 pm

Those garages are quite obviously too small for those planes. Stupid celebrities.
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Postby tipcat on Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:06 pm

EVIL crap.
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Postby ironyengine on Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:46 pm

Rimbaud III wrote:Those garages are quite obviously too small for those planes. Stupid celebrities.


Where do you suppose their runway is?

And why in the hell do you need TWO? Is there ever going to be an instance when one of those planes is not enough?
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Postby Rimbaud III on Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:51 pm

ironyengine wrote:
Rimbaud III wrote:Those garages are quite obviously too small for those planes. Stupid celebrities.


Where do you suppose their runway is?

And why in the hell do you need TWO? Is there ever going to be an instance when one of those planes is not enough?


I was considering the same thing, and I've come to the conclusion that there isn't a runway. John Travolta is SO buttock-clenchingly rich, he has a giant platinum sling shot that he launches the planes from. He gets his good pal (and slingshot engineer) Alan Arkin to load up the slings and do the launching.
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Postby Mark Lansing on Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:58 pm

I have a hard time accepting much of the Old or New Testament at face value, but I think you can still read it as metaphor or fables and get something out of it (maybe a lot of Christians are assholes, but Jesus's teachings by themselves are reasonable and worthy). No matter how you look at Hubbard's stuff, though, the guy was simply a bullshit artist who preyed on the wealthy and stupid, with his followers keeping up that tradition today.

It's worth noting that the two best-known Scientologists in America, Tom Cruise and John Travolta, have something in common -- neither graduated from high school. Meanwhile, Brooke Shields, who supposedly knows nothing about psychiatry, graduated with honors from Princeton. Draw your own conclusions.
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