Someone says scientologists are nice?? So is the viollage idiot.
Scientology is the biggest load of crap I've ever encountered disguising itself as a 'religion'.
I call BS on the whole group. L Ron Hubbard was a crap author who wrote mildly entertaining (to some, I found them boring as hell) science fiction stories. He once made a statement to the effect that if a man wanted to be rich, he should start his own religion.
Strangely enough, he later did start his own religion, and then backed it up with pseudo-psycho-babble and B-grade pulp science fiction. Utter BS. Oh but we're supposed to be tolerant of others beliefs? Screw that you morons. What, as we supposed to respect the beliefs of Star Wars fans trying to start a Jedi academy? Or should we laugh at their fanboy folly? How about Trek fans who believe that one day man will live in a utopian future without need for money? Or better still the ones speaking Klingon. You know that a university in California actually ran a Klingon language course, right? No suprise then that California also provided the tolerant and fertile ground that has allow Hubbard's weak minded followers to prosper with their scam.
Why do we tolerate this crap? Why do we apologize for calling it crap? Why are we stupid enough to give these idiots respect by calling them a religion in the first bloody place? Scientology is little more than a group of L Ron Hubbard fanboys who get together on a regular basis to sell trinkets and over priced literature and devices that are as effective as Star Trek props for $$$$. Holy crap, if you've ever been to the big Star Trek or Star Wars conventions you know what I mean. There you'll find 1000s of people willing to use their vacation time to be there and spend hard earned dollars on fiction. Guest appearances take on the air of evangelical meetings. You can buy any amount of literature and garb from the various resellers, not to forget the promotional video materials and any number of prop reproductions, some even with powered internals. Hell, you can buy communicators that are really cell phones and tricorders and phasers with lights and sound effects.
How does any of that differ from the BS that $cientology does? It's all based on science fiction, it's followers (fanboys) give up their time and hard earned dollars to be at meetings. Guest speakers are no doubt treated to enthusiastic welcomes and rapt attention. People pay $1000s for the literature and video material and then even the mystical e-meters, which frankly have nothing to differentiate from a Star Trek tricorder with a set of lights and sound effects.
Yet we give $cientology respect and call it faith? How is it any different to rabid Star Trek fans or Star Wars fans? How? I challenge anyone to show a meaningful or valid difference between slightly unhinged Trek or SW fans, and $cientologists - well apart from the propensity of $scientologists to sue people.
I don't care if someone wants to tell me I'm intolerant, I'm not, but I don't see how or why this group of scam artists and fools is given the status and respect of a religion when it's nothing of the sort. Some claim that it's no different to Christianity. I think you're wrong. Unless you want to compare it to the Catholic church of several hundred years ago that was run for the benefit of the priests and which used tools or persecution to keep opposers silent - typically by declaring them heretics and having them killed. Scientology attempts to do the same thing today only their tools of choice are the courts and laws never intended to protect an organization such as the Fans of Hubbard.
You Tube is obviously full of it, if the guy posted no copyright material on the account they most recently removed, then they have no reason or excuse for removing it. All they're doing is participating in suppressing him and his views. I guess that means that both You Tube and by implication Google are within the grasp to some extent at least of $cientology. Timfoil hats on ladies and gentlemen. Can you imagine if several key figures in Google became $cientologist? Would you really trust that Google would remain as squeaky clean as it claims? Perhaps it's already happening? I don't know, but I do know that You Tube is acting in the best interests of the Fans of Hubbard. Interesting.