Anonymous is planning a zombie-themed protest in the latest phase of its long-running campaign against the Church of Scientology. The group, much in the news of late after a member reportedly hacked into the webmail account of Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, is back on familiar ground with its ninth monthly protest against …
"The group, much in the news of late after a member reportedly hacked into the webmail"
Group? lol wtfbbq? It isn't a group for s--ts sake...
Member? It's not a group so... no members... god damn do some f--king research on this, it isn't f--king hard. You've been writing about them for months now.
Also it was barely a hack. Dumb newfag got what he deserved.
Men In Black
Guess that flashy thing really does scramble your brain.
18th October you say? Will there be cakes?
There will be brains.
So where do we get the Tom Cruise or John T masks from?
Is it O.K. just to have an alien mask?
Can I interest you in a Personality Test?
dislexic zombies all around :)
wear the mask, for we are legion.
Why the Scientologists?
What have the Scientologists done worse than any other religion? Surely they're all based on mysticism over rationalism so I can't see that one is any less insidious than another.
Mine's the one with the 'Personality Test" equipment" in the pocket.
but there will be soup.
Why did my comment about
it not being a religious organisation get rejected?
Are the disciples of Xenu at large at the Reg?
is that an alien mask, or xenu; I get easily confused.
Because, for one reason, main stream religions do not charge fixed fee or copyright their teachings. There are loads of others, but this one sets it apart from nearly every other 'religion'.
Because, simply put, they are evil.
Their beliefs, whilst wacky in the extreme, are not the issue. It's the way they have treated others, both their recruits (who are basically brainwashed, scammed and in extreme cases asically enslaved) and voices of dissent (sued, stalked, harassed).
What got anonymous involved was their heavy handed pulling of youtube (and other) video of Tom Cruise acting completely f*cking nuts at a convention.
They are a business and a scam and value money above even human life.
Check out xenu.net , whyaretheydead and many others.
Re: Why did my comment about
Yes. Hail Xenu.
No, AC, I was just at a loss as to what you think we should call it if 'religious organisation' is too vague, not vague enough, or somehow offensive. If you're going to make such a shouty demand for amendment, suggestions would be helpful.
How about 'dubious Cruise-cuddling personality-testing sci-fi worship collective'?
to paraphrase from the simpsons
zombie on seeing homer: Brain, big tasty brain
a moment later....
zombie: no brain
zombie on seeing scientology zombot: no brain!
@ Sarah Bee
"'dubious Cruise-cuddling personality-testing sci-fi worship collective'?"
Well done, that one is up there with the best DARPA descriptions.
As someone who knows a 80 year old person with a child in that cult trust me they are really really evil. After joining the cult they cut off all communication with ALL of their family members, and transferred their children to a Scientology ran brainwashing school. Does that sound like rational behavior cutting off all communication? Only reason they know the family members are still alive is because they hired a private detective to locate them, and all attempts to get in contact have been futile.
They have been know to target people with mental disorders and con them into stopping their medications so their lies can take root.
So now tell me does that not sound despicable for even a "religion" to do?
All of them
Rolled-gold (evil) nut-jobs!
But then I think of all god-botherers as silly!
Religion vs sect
A religion is something you are entitled to embrace or refuse, and are free to leave if you decide that it is not fulfilling your spiritual needs.
A religion does not lock you in, does not pester you to come to service, does not stop you at the door if you do not contribute, does not incite you to abandon friends and family, nor does it stalk/harass you once you have decided to leave.
A religion is a spiritual matter and, as thus, can simply not "force" people into following it. Any priest/pastor/mullah worth his salt knows that.
Given this definition, if your "religion" demands that you hand over a significant part of your monthly salary, and especially if you are threatened with banishment if you do not comply, then you are in a sect.
If your "priest" continuously demonstrates to you that what you think you know about the real world is wrong, you are in a sect.
If your "community" repeatedly denigrates your relations/family and tells you to get rid of them, you are in a sect.
If your only goal in life is to live for the community, then it's too late, you've been brainwashed.
In short, a religion lets you live your life and enhances it with spiritual guidance, a sect destroys your life and, instead of guiding you, imposes its rules on you for the worse.
See, it wasn't too difficult, was it?
"A religion is something you are entitled to embrace or refuse, and are free to leave if you decide that it is not fulfilling your spiritual needs."
That's anti - Islamic hate speech! (Yes, the tenets of Islam do not allow a believer to leave)
All these posts...
...and not one mention of the 'cult' word, that I've spotted.
I'm just saying that's all.
It's all about control
And who has (and can keep the control). You're not likely to find too many organized "religions" that have not had as one of their major goals keeping control of their seething masses of followers. It you are a "true believer" you only do what you are told, you donate what you are told, you think what you are told, you believe what you are told, you indoctrinate your sprog as you are told.
You do not think independently, you do not act independently, you do not donate wherever you like, you do not raise your young to think for themselves, you do not see, hear, or speak to those who might have undue influence on your mind.
How are we doing so far....ALL MAJOR RELIGIONS ARE CULTS.
re: It's all about control
But no religion persecutes anyone talking about their holy texts. Almost no religion will hound you out and make you suicide for leaving. And NONE of them are major religions.
CoS is by far worse than any religion available today.