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    Terasiel is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Quote Originally Posted by neruke View Post
    His wife is already a member. He gave out flyers for the scientology test on the set of "I am legend" to the crew and staff. He speaks of Tom Cruise as one of the brightest minds in history.

    He is already in their fangs. :/
    Big stars traditionally distribute "wrap presents" to crew members after completing a film. His recent gift after wrapping next summer's comedy "Hancock" was a card good for a personality test at your local Scientology center.
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    To be blunt, it's not "true" that he's a Scientologist yet. If you know anything about Will Smith's religious beliefs, you'd know that he's big of knowing every religion he can find and uses "Jesus" and "God" in his speeches a lot.

    "I don't necessarily believe in organized religion," Smith, 39, said when asked about Scientology Friday at a junket for his upcoming film I Am Legend.

    "I love my God, my higher power, but it is mine and mine alone, and I create my connection, and I decide how my connection is going to be," he added.

    Describing himself as a "student of world religions," Smith — who was raised a Baptist — said: "I believe that my connection to my higher power is separate from everybody's.
    Scientology wasn't for me.

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    lol, you guys. a bit slow in finding this story out, amirite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetsumaru View Post
    lol, you guys. a bit slow in finding this story out, amirite?
    Doesn't matter, I'm doing my part to make up for it.

    Until one has given everything, one has given nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neruke View Post
    I'm not the only one seeing a new holocaust coming towards us.
    If you can find a way to equate a religious organization that focuses on recruiting entertainment stars and is generally looked down upon by the main religions of the country, which are unofficially leading the country, to the rise of Nazism, a political organization that grasped a recently defeated country with an unclear leadership, I'll be glad to refute it if at all possible.

    Even Christianity took hundreds years to start mass killing from the time they were a "dangerous growing sect in the corners of the mainstream."

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    "Scientology is here to rescue you." - L. Ron Hubbard
    ....who knows how many said that before?
    "...as one progresses through a series of auditing "levels," one can eventually be restored to native state and can attain the status of "operating thetan," wherein one is free of attachments to the body and, even while "exterior" to (outside) the body, one can consciously control matter, energy, space, time, thought, and life. Hubbard's writings and lectures include many tantalizing details of the god-like abilities that may be gained through auditing.
    ooh please.....
    i don't know what they are actually planning but....
    the fact is that it costs between $300.000 and $500.000 to reach this "superhuman state".

    If you're in, you have experienced people you love and respect being declared SP (an enemy of Scientology). I know, as I'm now one of them, and I was a member in great standing for 30 years.
    For those unfamiliar with this term, SP stands for "Suppressive Person." Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard was always fighting hidden "enemies" and once he decided they were "bad" (usually because they thought differently than he did, or disagreed with him or his policies) he would literally "declare" them SP. A declaration was officially written by top executives, put on a goldenrod-colored piece of paper and distributed throughout Scientology.
    On this "SP declare" would be a list of the "crimes" this person had supposedly committed. Once you are declared SP, just to give you an idea of the extent of this, NO ONE within Scientology can or will speak with you, except for one person, the International Justice Chief. (Once I was declared, even this person refused to speak with me, which violates their own policy).
    ^ this is something that some tory christman wrote.
    geez, what the heck? it's as if they're trying to close the curtains behind them every time they "suck somebody in". and the SP thing is really wrong!
    well anyway, i don't really care about them. they can do whatever they want with those recruited.
    but with the snow whte , they kinda passed the line of tolerance ..

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    The way I see it, you can't just make up a religion and claim it's true. At least the Bible was written by many different authors. L. Ron Hubbard made a living out of writing science fiction before starting Scientology on a whim. And wasn't there a quote somewhere that he said? "If you want to make a lot of money, start a religion,"



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    Scientology is not a religion. It is a corporate entity (religious technology center) that fronts itself as one in order to become tax-exempt and to have loyal customers who will spend shitloads of money to buy nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MojoMunkeez View Post
    The way I see it, you can't just make up a religion and claim it's true. At least the Bible was written by many different authors. L. Ron Hubbard made a living out of writing science fiction before starting Scientology on a whim. And wasn't there a quote somewhere that he said? "If you want to make a lot of money, start a religion,"
    So, how many people do you need to make up your own religion and claim it to be true?

    Overall, this thread desperately needs moar Dracula.

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    Well, you just don't up and start one. It at least has to be based on something.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetsumaru View Post
    Scientology is not a religion. It is a corporate entity (religious technology center) that fronts itself as one in order to become tax-exempt and to have loyal customers who will spend shitloads of money to buy nothing.
    That used to be a Christian tradition in some regions, and don't forget how many "Megachurches" end up with millionaire pastors.
    Paul Melnichuk
    Douglas Goodman
    T.D. Jakes

    Seriously, Scientology is really screwed up; but it's biggest problem is that it's doing all the "bad things" too close together and too quickly to keep from imploding on itself. I hope anyway.
    Last edited by Terasiel; 01-26-2008 at 12:47 PM.

 

 
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