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Scientology's Credibility Questioned Over Video Channel

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 6 years ago | from the scientology-and-shady-almost-synonyms-these-days dept.

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stonyandcher writes to share that the Church of Scientology has come under fire for some items on their recently launched video channel. Most notably, claims have been leveled that dignitaries in one of their videos were faked and at least one of the people featured in the video is claiming their statements were taken out of context.

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Credibility??? (5, Funny)

Naughty Bob (1004174) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896676)

Scientology's Credibility...
(Splutter!) That got me.... Also questioned this week-

Bears' woodland sanitary habits
Pope's Nazi youth
Apple enthusiasts' devotion....

Re:Credibility??? (4, Funny)

Gat0r30y (957941) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896798)

Scientology's senior leadership replied saying: "Bears use outhouses just like all the other woodland creatures"
"The Pope was on vacation to Bermuda during the youth in question"
"And whats with those Apple enthusiasts, damn, like seriously, there more devoted than Xenu!"

Re:Credibility??? (2, Funny)

SharpFang (651121) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897212)

What Xenu? You're not supposed to know that!

Tell me about it (5, Insightful)

Weaselmancer (533834) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896852)

I'd be more surprised if the site launched and everyone found out it was entirely on the up-and-up.

Re:Credibility??? (1)

TheRecklessWanderer (929556) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897042)

OMG does anyone seriously think that Scientology has any credit at all. lol

Re:Credibility??? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22897136)

I'm sure they have plenty of credit with the financial institutions that they work with.

Re:Credibility??? (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897190)

Dunno if they have any, but you sure need one pretty soon if you fall for them. Those "teachings" ain't cheap.

Re:Credibility??? (4, Insightful)

Loether (769074) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897290)

In other news... Professional wrestling found to be Fake!

Re:Credibility??? (2, Funny)

Himring (646324) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897200)

Most notably, claims have been leveled...."

What's the best build/spec for a claim? Is that frost or fire?

Re:Credibility??? (2, Funny)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897324)

What's the best build/spec for a claim? Is that frost or fire?

I personally prefer a Flame build, you puss-oozing brain damaged sad excuse for an inebriated baboon!

Re:Credibility??? (1, Flamebait)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897452)

(Splutter!) That got me.... Also questioned this week-

Bears' woodland sanitary habits
Pope's Nazi youth
Apple enthusiasts' devotion....
Windows stability
America's corporate ethics
Carrot Top's quiet dignity

Won't be the first time a religion did this. (4, Insightful)

FatSean (18753) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896678)

Religious groups are well known for twisting the words of non-members to support the wacky claims. Some nut-case Christer fundies produced a movie that twisted the words of several well known Atheists.

What do you expect from groups that require that members first suspend disbelief and accept claims of 'eternal life'?

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (5, Interesting)

headkase (533448) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896736)

Calling Scientology a "religious group" stretches it in my books: they are a scam that hides behind being a cult which promotes itself as a religion.

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (4, Insightful)

Idiomatick (976696) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896848)

Uh "they are a scam ... which promotes itself as a religion." What's your definition of a religion?

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (4, Interesting)

headkase (533448) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896938)

Something the person at the top when looking into themselves honestly believes.

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (5, Insightful)

wattrlz (1162603) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897070)

The whole point of a religion is that whatever's at the top isn't a person.

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (1)

headkase (533448) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897246)

I'm completely secular so I don't really adhere to anything at all - the closest I would come to religion would not have anything to do with organized religion. But most religions in the world have some kind of organization with again most having a central point of authority like the Pope in Christianity with a hierarchy reporting throughout.

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (5, Informative)

damienl451 (841528) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897424)

No true. I'd say that the RCC is the exception, not the rule here. If I remember correctly, there is no eccleasiastical hierarchy in Islam, which already accounts for about 1.5 billion people. There is no formal hierarchy in Judaism either, and many Protestant denominations are also made up of autonomous local congregations that associate on a voluntary basis (e.g. the SBC in the US). Even those denominations that are more organized do not usually have a "central point of authority" as the Pope to Roman Catholics.

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (3, Interesting)

ruinevil (852677) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897450)

Sunni Muslims lack any religious organization outside of the local level. And the Imam is just some dude (never a dudette) the community paid to study religious books and guide the community on religious matters. Shi'a Muslims do have complex religious organizations vested with power supposedly from divine law, which is why Sunni Muslims think they are weird.

In the end thought, both groups focus their worship on Allah, who is very not human.

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (1, Insightful)

Ominous Coward (106252) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897252)

I disagree. Within an organized religion, the deity is above the structure, not part of the structure.

The Pope is the top of the Catholic Church, as God is not a member of a Church. Similarly, Allah is not a Muslim, he is Allah.

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (2, Insightful)

Curtman (556920) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897346)

The Pope is the top of the Catholic Church, as God is not a member of a Church. Similarly, Allah is not a Muslim, he is Allah.

If God is the one making the rules, then he's on top. If not, the whole thing is a scam.

Mod parent up. (1)

khasim (1285) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897430)

Exactly.

But that is the most difficult concept to get through the head of any "religious" person. Which leads to congregations defending child molesting priests.

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (4, Insightful)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896994)

A scam that's been running for a few centuries at least. Anything less (i.e. some of the people still knowing the religion's founder) is just a cult.

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (1)

More_Cowbell (957742) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897316)

While I agree (at least partially) with your current moderation of insightful, is time really the only defining factor here?

So Scientology could be a legit religion in 50 years? Not bloody likely, IMHO.

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (4, Informative)

b96miata (620163) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897368)

A religion generally starts off as one, does not have mandatory financial contributions (no matter how strongly they may *suggest* them) and was not founded by a guy who was previously on record as saying he should found a religion because that's where the money is. They also don't sue people who dare leave the fold.

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (4, Insightful)

Neon Aardvark (967388) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897128)

Religions are just successful cults, and money/power drives all cults.

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22896896)

Religious groups are well known for twisting the words of non-members to support the wacky claims. Some nut-case Christer fundies produced a movie that twisted the words of several well known Atheists.

Impressive. Two posts into the thread and someone's already trying to turn it into a debate over all religions. I'm not accusing you of being a Scilon - merely pointing out that it's a tactic the Scilons try to cultivate, because it turns the entire discussion into a debate about theology, effectively distracting everyone from the main issue.

Were this a thread about religion, for instance, it'd be fine, but the Co$ debate isn't about theology.

Organizations that use barratry ("The purpose of a lawsuit is not to win, but to harass") and violence (consider the similarities between the mysterious fates of Judge Swearinger's dog in 1998, and the fate of an outed anonymous protester's cat earlier this week) as a matter of policy are not religions.

The main issue is lying liars. (2, Interesting)

FatSean (18753) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896976)

You say the Scientologists are lying by twisting words. I say all religions are lying when they sell their made-up crap as 'the truth'.

Christian organizations don't have to abuse the courts, their lies are supported by the justice system. Try suing a church for lying about eternal life and miracles and the other absurd claims they make. Many local churches use social pressure, especially in small towns, to force people to comply or at least not to speak out against the bullshit.

I'm an atheist, by the way, so I'm sure you're hate me even more! ;)

Re:The main issue is lying liars. (5, Informative)

Abreu (173023) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897120)

Most christian churches do not charge their members thousands of dollars on compulsive seminaries. Tithing is voluntary, last time I looked.

Re:The main issue is lying liars. (5, Funny)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897242)

"Nietzsche is God" - Logic

Re:The main issue is lying liars. (3, Insightful)

d34thm0nk3y (653414) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897308)

Most christian churches do not charge their members thousands of dollars on compulsive seminaries. Tithing is voluntary, last time I looked.

Answer honestly. If the CoS suddenly decided to go donation only would you agree they are now a religion or would you move the goalposts?

Re:The main issue is lying liars. (1)

Evangelion (2145) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897422)

I suggest you look into the Free Zone [freezone.org] .

Re:The main issue is lying liars. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22897142)

Lying isn't illegal.

False advertising is illegal.

Churches, therefore, cannot charge or coerce a fee without violating the law. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop most of them from doing exactly that.

Re:The main issue is lying liars. (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897144)

It's been baffling me for years. I mean, any other company selling you an obviously faulty product would have been sued out of business long ago. Ever tried praying? I did. And? Nada. Didn't get what I prayed for. I want my prayer back! We had a contract! God broke that contract, dammit! Who is his representative that I could sue?

I'm not even after eternal life or other big stuff, I was only praying for some good dessert in our cafeteria. And? I got applesauche! Not even apple pie, or the ice cream I prayed for. What kinda cheap ripoff is that, eh?

So either get me my ice cream or my prayers back.

Re:The main issue is lying liars. (1)

Teflon_Jeff (1221290) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897148)

Your belief about a religion lying is, in fact, the same as their belief in an afterlife. You are both making a belief where there is no distinctive proof.

Furthermore, you are applying "social pressure" on this very site with your remarks, thus, by your own standards, making you no better than them.

I don't see how your belief would cause hatred by someone espousing Christian ideals (or most modern religions. Despite the zealotry of the followers, most of them are indeed non-violent)

Re:The main issue is lying liars. (1)

HappySmileMan (1088123) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897362)

Your belief about a religion lying is, in fact, the same as their belief in an afterlife. You are both making a belief where there is no distinctive proof.
Furthermore, you are applying "social pressure" on this very site with your remarks, thus, by your own standards, making you no better than them.
So when does he get tax exemption?

Re:Won't be the first time a religion did this. (1)

zappepcs (820751) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897108)

The reason, friend, that all religions get pulled into it is simple: The CoS is using the same snake oil that the rest use, but they are using it as cover to hide their real agendas. Most members of other churches actually believe the hype and only the top part of the cream actually does the really dirty crap.

The CoS is dirty from beginning to end, from top to bottom, from LRH to Xenu.

Find one good thing that the CoS has done and there are dozens of people reporting how that it was a trick, or not really what it was reported to be. No smoke without fire and there is a HELL of a lot of smoke here....

Some might have you believe that the CoS could have financed a large portion of the war in Iraq... we miss those tax dollars.. well, I do.

Yea, and some well know atheists.. (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22897230)

Twisted the words of Christianity in their movie "the zeitgeist"

For example they claim in that movie that Christianity copied belifes from other pagan religion such as the ressurection, virginal birth, baptism and other ideas..

The fact is that none of these pagan religion concepts existed before 100AD. There is no written historical account for these concepts before this time (such as mithras was born of a virgin, or osiris was ressurected). All pagan religions reference these concepts in written history after the birth of Christ.

Go a read Lee Strobels "The case for the real Jesus" chapter 4 for further clarification, and yes even atheists twist the historical truth for their own agenda.

I'm shocked, really! (0, Flamebait)

riceboy50 (631755) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896684)

In other news: Gypsies found to be untrustworthy.

Since when (4, Insightful)

Nimey (114278) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896692)

did Scientology have credibility?

Besides among the easily duped?

Video? Nice! (5, Funny)

rrohbeck (944847) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896698)

Do they have any cool vids of Xenu and the starships? Volcanoes? That could rival the Sci-Fi Channel.

Re:Video? Nice! (2, Funny)

oatworm (969674) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896794)

If you want a picture of the starships, just go here [google.com] .

Re:Video? Nice! (2, Informative)

longacre (1090157) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897018)

Actually the starships look more like the DC-8 [google.com] , not the DC-9. It is no coincidence that John Travolta's personal plane [jetphotos.net] is a Boeing 707, which is of the same era and looks very similar to the DC-8.

Re:Video? Nice! (1)

oatworm (969674) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897110)

You're right - ridiculous oversight on my part.

Re:Video? Nice! (1)

longacre (1090157) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897172)

Don't let it happen again. :)

A name for RockBand! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22896830)

Xenu and the Body Thetans!

Coming to a concert hall near you.

Re:Video? Nice! (1)

George Beech (870844) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897124)

And the sad part is, it would probably turn out better than a sci-fi channel production, AND be more interesting.

Re:Video? Nice! (1)

olden (772043) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897162)

Yeah, videos of that stuff, now that would be wick3d! When I see what 'their' volcanos look like [xenu.net] , wow... :)

Re:Video? Nice! (3, Funny)

Just Some Guy (3352) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897240)

Do they have any cool vids of Xenu and the starships? Volcanoes? That could rival the Sci-Fi Channel.

Yes, but it didn't go over very well [imdb.com] .

News for nerds. Stuff that matters. (0)

the computer guy nex (916959) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896730)

This article/topic is neither.

Re:News for nerds. Stuff that matters. (1)

sumdumass (711423) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896918)

Didn't you know that back a few year is was changes to News for nerds. Stuff that matters and hidden agendas?

Re:News for nerds. Stuff that matters. (-1, Troll)

Gat0r30y (957941) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897016)

True, but its ripe for karma whoring! Mod me up!

Re:News for nerds. Stuff that matters. (0, Flamebait)

Gat0r30y (957941) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897196)

Troll? I think you misunderstood the concept of karma whoring.

Re:News for nerds. Stuff that matters. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22897088)

Arguably it's both, it's not particularly nerdy, but nerds have been some of the most interested people in this since it's started.

And who are you to say what matters? If nerds are this interested in it (not all of them obviously, but a lot of them) then it matters to them, much like things that you find interesting matter to you, but not necessarily to anyone else.

Re:News for nerds. Stuff that matters. (2, Insightful)

NeutronCowboy (896098) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897294)

Newsflash - you are not important. Slashdot was not designed to serve you. You are not paying for it. Yet you still take time to complain. Weird, uh?

And if you're that keen on only seeing specific articles - there's a billion filters you can apply. Might want to use the full site. Or are you not nerd enough to figure out filter settings?

Yes, it's the video channel that's done it (5, Funny)

Reality Master 201 (578873) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896744)

Prior to that screwup, they were a vast reservoir of credibility.

Re:Yes, it's the video channel that's done it (1)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897034)

Really? There was? Must've been hidden in some mountain, only accessable by really, really clean Thetans.

The last frantic grapsing of a desperate group (2, Insightful)

jockeys (753885) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896752)

Anyone else smell the desperation?

Re:The last frantic grapsing of a desperate group (4, Insightful)

JavaRob (28971) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897038)

No.

You forget: there's a sucker born every minute. And those suckers will continue to buy penis enlargement products from poorly written emails, and give their remaining money to Scientology.

A lot of these people also feel that the criticism and "attacks" on Scientology only *validate* it. How do you argue with that?

Re:The last frantic grapsing of a desperate group (4, Funny)

ardle (523599) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897226)

those suckers will continue to buy penis enlargement products from poorly written emails, and give their remaining money to Scientology
I'm sure Tom Cruise won't appreciate you broadcasting his secret ;-)
Wouldn't it be mad if the penis enlargment companies were owned by the COS or a subsidiary?

Re:The last frantic grapsing of a desperate group (1)

AioKits (1235070) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897040)

Anyone else smell the desperation?
I'm not sure if this comforts me or makes me even more wary. Something about animals backed into corners, and all that...

What? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22896758)

Scientology's credibility questioned over video channel

Credibility? You're joking, right?

-- The Guy

who gives a shit? (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22896762)

Who gives a living fuck about cults? Seriously, why do you care? I lol'd a Jonestown, Waco, and all the others. Cults are good for lulz and that's about it. If you think you are an activist because you are against them then you are a fucking idiot.

Tom Cruise a fake? (2, Funny)

elodoth (1263810) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896766)

I'm convinced that Tom Cruise is being faked as well. I mean, come on guy, you did Top Gun! Get some self respect.

Re:Tom Cruise a fake? (1)

ScrewMaster (602015) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896944)

I'm convinced that Tom Cruise is being faked as well.

Tom Cruise is a robot. He'd have to be: nothing human could spout that much nonsense and not choke to death on his own vomit. That applies to most political figures as well, I might add.

Re:Tom Cruise a fake? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22896990)

I'm convinced that Tom Cruise is being faked as well. I mean, come on guy, you did Top Gun! Get some self respect.

And.....? It's Top Gun, not Citizen Kane, it's a dumb action movie that doesn't require much talent or thought.

this just in sceintologist lie (1)

nude-fox (981081) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896790)

NO WAY!!!!! i thought the church of sceintology was a beacon of light in todays fucked up world but to find out they possibly lied oh the horror what is left to belive in?!?

Not surprising... (1)

ashwin42 (695947) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896810)

for a cult which calls itself a religion.

Probably worth mentioning... (4, Interesting)

Michael Hunt (585391) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896838)

...CoS has already been busted (albeit not overly publicly) for releasing a video compilation of death threats, hate mail, etc, which had said death threats in higher res than their supposed 'original' posting on youtube. Suss as....

(can't be screwed finding cites right now, worked for 26 hours straight, and now i'm plain out of it... little help?)

Re:Probably worth mentioning... (3, Informative)

HappySmileMan (1088123) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897118)

I think the video called "Road to March 15th" had a good bit on that, go look for that.

Really? (1)

Farakin (1101889) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896874)

I can honestly say I never expected this out of a non-governmental institution.

Can't stand these looneys (1)

WilyCoder (736280) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896926)

Where's my torch and pitchfork?

Those evil bastards! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22896960)

Look! they already hired someone to DDoS the news site! ...wait.

I seemed to have missed the bus on this (1)

pembo13 (770295) | more than 6 years ago | (#22896962)

But why do people in general seem to care so much about Scientology?

Re:I seemed to have missed the bus on this (2, Informative)

Cairnarvon (901868) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897106)

Various reasons. Their disgusting abuse of the legal system, for one. Their extortionary practices. The fact that they're a dangerous cult, and that several people have died in their care, and many more are suffering psychological abuse every day. Tom Cruise.

There are more reasons, if you want to go looking for them. Wikipedia is a good starting point.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_controversies [wikipedia.org]

Re:I seemed to have missed the bus on this (1)

LunaticTippy (872397) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897238)

That's a good question. I suspect people wouldn't care if Scientology didn't make people care. If they minded their own business they'd just be another wacko religious sect. Who cares?

But they don't mind their own business. They have an army of lawyers to legally subdue any critics, they allegedly resort to violence, murder, harassment, and they pursue a high profile existence by buying up real estate, recruiting celebrities, aggressive marketing, etc.

Re:I seemed to have missed the bus on this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22897254)

Because they're beliefs are even funnier than the Mormans?

Scientology Operations (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22896984)

Sounds to me like the Co$ is actually improving in their policies!

Compared to Operation Freakout [wikipedia.org] or Operation Snow White [wikipedia.org] faking a few dignitaries is extremely mild.

If you haven't heard about those operations by the Church of Scientology then they are well worth a read. Pretty scary stuff actually.

Fake? (1)

Capeman (589717) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897008)

Don't we already know that Scientology is fake?

Downsized (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22897050)

Surprisingly, The Church of Scientology's community gets greatly downsized due to it's high population of mislead slashdoters. As a scientoligist myself I too am greatly disheartened.

Faithy Scientology Comes of Age (1, Flamebait)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897056)

Actually, running a lying, fraudulent televangelist network is really proof that Scientology is a "real" religion.

Its lack of overall credibility also makes the grade. What good is a religion whose assertions about imaginary creatures and their absolute control of the universe (and beyond) can be tested at all, let alone questioned, let alone credibly proven? That's what we have Apple for.

Next I'll be hearing that some Italian in a beanie and a dress believes in miracles, to the delight of billions of people on TV and in person.

Scientology is the quintessential religion (3, Insightful)

mlwmohawk (801821) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897066)

Seriously, if there is *anyone* here criticizing Scientology, but believing the quaran or the bible, you are hypocrites.

Scientology is no more ridiculous than christianity, islam, or judaism. OK, spaceships that look like DC3s, OK, that's weird, but no more so than virgin births, 5000 year old flat earth, talking snakes, noah's ark, or killing your first born.

Re:Scientology is the quintessential religion (5, Interesting)

AioKits (1235070) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897216)

I am certain this has been stated many times, but here I go anyways, cause I'm new and want karma... For me it is not necessarily what they believe. You could believe that the waffle I toasted this morning is the 'Supreme Being' and bathe in maple syrup (thanks Canada!) as part of your religious rituals and I could care less... What gets my goat is that you must pay to pray, so to speak. If I wanted to learn about the beliefs of Christianity, Islam, Wicca, or even Voodoo, there are books out there and for the most part, a 'holy person' you can throw questions at. They won't ask for cash if you want to advance your knowledge of their belief system. Scientology requires that for you to become a more true believer, you pay, and through the friggen nose (I think the CoS has more to do with this than their individual adherents). I could be wrong, who knows.

It is a cult/organized crime (5, Informative)

Joe the Lesser (533425) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897220)

I don't give a fuck if you believe in Xenu or Jesus or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but the Church Scientology lies to and steals from it's 'believers', and does horrible psychological damages to people and their familes. No mainstream religion is remotely as corrupt and sadistic.

Please read for a start:

http://www.exscientologykids.com/ [exscientologykids.com]

Re:It is a cult/organized crime (2, Insightful)

d34thm0nk3y (653414) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897352)

I don't give a fuck if you believe in Xenu or Jesus or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but the Church Scientology lies to and steals from it's 'believers', and does horrible psychological damages to people and their familes. No mainstream religion is remotely as corrupt and sadistic.

That is a very bold statement. I thought we were in the middle of a war against radical Islam...

Re:Parent is Insightful (1)

Macrat (638047) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897260)

Anything but a Troll...

Well I never (3, Informative)

MrNemesis (587188) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897074)

Scientology shows questionable credibility? Get right out of town!

For an organisation that thinks we're all possessed by dead aliens using the ramblings of a drug addled hack who freely admitted he was in it for the money as the gospel, you can colour me shocked that they might have a somewhat warped view of the rest of the universe.

Credibility? Sanity! (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22897086)

I usually don't bother questioning the credibility of anyone who's sanity I have questions about. It seems like a waste of time.

Desperate Spin in Article Comments (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22897104)

It's all too easy to play 'spot the Scieno' when they pull ridiculous claims like 'Anonymous is a white supremacist movement, and its supporters also like child porn' out of their asses.

Religions (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22897140)

are exercises in faith.

Sincerely,
Kilgore Trout, Theologist

I am a scientologist (1)

loafula (1080631) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897168)

And I promise you, everything scientologists say is complete bullshit designed to dupe people who are desperate for some form of belonging, and then take their money.

Judgment shall cometh (3, Funny)

spungo (729241) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897170)

Be warned. I have recorded all your names. Thou art but Thetans on the sleeve of humanity. Praise Xenu... and retain decent counsel.

Pay attention all!! (2, Insightful)

jskline (301574) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897174)

I think it rather self-evident that this church will burn baby burn. They're not needing any help at all from the rest of us. They're doing quite well on their own! Just sit back, grab some marshmellows and get ready to roast!!

hurry to read (1)

Atreide (16473) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897194)

Hurry to read this thread.

Scientology's layers are already preparing a Cease and Desist letter based on DMAC and other weapons to shut down Slashdot's post.

I'm pretty surpirsed! (1)

bob.appleyard (1030756) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897228)

Why isn't the submitter Anonymous?

Xenu is my Homeboy (2)

scubamage (727538) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897232)

We are the volcano Co$. You will pay for the crimes you have committed, just like your little thetan buddies. You think the first volcano was bad? Just wait. You are child killers and criminals who hide behind your little tax shelter. People are learning about Operation Snow White. People are learning about the claims that L Ron made - things like, "The easiest way to make a million dollars is to start a religion." People are learning about the women and children you have denied even basic medical care and left to be eaten by cockroaches. You will pay.

O noes! (2, Funny)

antikaos (1166401) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897262)

I'm going to have to go find a new religion to join now, I had o so much faith invested into Scientology.

why do I feel like (1)

JeanBaptiste (537955) | more than 6 years ago | (#22897266)

watching the videos over and over and over from many different internet connections...

link [scientology.org]
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