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(Xenu)   Will Smith's wife opens school based on L. Ron Hubbard's methodology - but says it's not a Scientology school   (dailyrecord.com ) divider line
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2009-03-12 08:46:31 PM  
Sounds like the drug rehab my brother went to. Narcanon


FREAKS
 
2009-03-12 08:53:25 PM  
Can you say, closet scientologists?

Jada Pinkett Smith is hot too.

Goddammit.
 
2009-03-12 08:53:54 PM  
Does anyone ever wonder if the CoS is really just a massive asset protection scheme orchestrated by a bunch of rich-ass celebrities, who every now and then decide they have to make it look like they're part of a legitimate religion by acting batshiat religious-crazy in public, a la Tom Cruise?
 
2009-03-12 08:55:15 PM  
do you have to be gay and famous to be a scientologist?
 
2009-03-12 09:03:40 PM  
"It's merely based upon the wise and enlightened teachings of the great L. Ron Hubbard -- truly a genius unappreciated in his own time -- but it's not Scientology!"

That's the standard Co$ refrain with all of their various shell organizations. Narconon. Criminon. The Way to Happiness. Applied Scholastics. Association for Better Living. All garbage designed to recruit to the cult.
 
2009-03-12 09:07:30 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: "It's merely based upon the wise and enlightened teachings of the great L. Ron Hubbard -- truly a genius unappreciated in his own time -- but it's not Scientology!"

That's the standard Co$ refrain with all of their various shell organizations. Narconon. Criminon. The Way to Happiness. Applied Scholastics. Association for Better Living. All garbage designed to recruit to the cult.


They're shameless. They set up bogus help lines after 9/11. And they setup break areas for Katrina people and gave out massages. The fronts you mention are vanilla by comparison.
 
2009-03-12 09:29:35 PM  

Cewley: do you have to be gay and famous to be a scientologist?


...and survey says..... YES!
 
2009-03-12 10:38:03 PM  
Old and busted: Actually admitting you are a Scientologist.

New hotness: Working to advance Scientologist thought and methods while denying that you are a Scientologist.
 
2009-03-12 10:44:02 PM  
I keep hoping the Heaven's Gate cult will take off in Hollywood, but apparently it takes a comet or some such thing.
 
2009-03-12 10:45:38 PM  
In other news the Pope has declared that Catholic Schools have nothing to do with Catholicism and Bob Jones University has proclaimed they are not affiliated with raving fundamentalism, although race mixing is still forbidden.
 
2009-03-12 11:06:43 PM  

Bill_Wick's_Friend: "It's merely based upon the wise and enlightened teachings of the great L. Ron Hubbard -- truly a genius unappreciated in his own time -- but it's not Scientology!"


Seriously, how was this idiot qualified for anything but writing really bad sci-fi?
 
2009-03-13 12:00:55 AM  

kronicfeld: Does anyone ever wonder if the CoS is really just a massive asset protection scheme orchestrated by a bunch of rich-ass celebrities, who every now and then decide they have to make it look like they're part of a legitimate religion by acting batshiat religious-crazy in public, a la Tom Cruise?


I was thinking the same thing. What is it about this "religion" that has these celebrities acting so farking looney toons?
 
2009-03-13 12:36:00 AM  
Will Smith's wife open school based on L. Ron Hubbard's methodology

So it's a business school?
 
2009-03-13 01:13:27 AM  

Hollywood Cole: kronicfeld: Does anyone ever wonder if the CoS is really just a massive asset protection scheme orchestrated by a bunch of rich-ass celebrities, who every now and then decide they have to make it look like they're part of a legitimate religion by acting batshiat religious-crazy in public, a la Tom Cruise?

I was thinking the same thing. What is it about this "religion" that has these celebrities acting so farking looney toons?


I don't know. I think that Cruise is *actually* crazy.
 
2009-03-13 02:17:12 AM  

kronicfeld: Does anyone ever wonder if the CoS is really just a massive asset protection scheme orchestrated by a bunch of rich-ass celebrities, who every now and then decide they have to make it look like they're part of a legitimate religion by acting batshiat religious-crazy in public, a la Tom Cruise?


Interesting idea. And exceedingly reasonable (unlike the CoS). Probably part of the reason it is not considered a church in Germany.

Sensible people, those Germans.
 
2009-03-13 07:33:14 AM  
I noticed that Battlefield Earth (the movie) was written by L Ron Hubbard.

/Carry on
 
2009-03-13 07:35:20 AM  

kronicfeld: Does anyone ever wonder if the CoS is really just a massive asset protection scheme orchestrated by a bunch of rich-ass celebrities, who every now and then decide they have to make it look like they're part of a legitimate religion by acting batshiat religious-crazy in public, a la Tom Cruise?


No. Come live in Clearwater. See what it does to people. See the hundreds of Eastern European kids they ship over here to work as their slave labor (that's what all the buses are for) with no chance of ever going back home (Scientology locks up their passports so they can't escape).
 
2009-03-13 07:36:20 AM  

Snarfangel: I keep hoping the Heaven's Gate cult will take off in Hollywood, but apparently it takes a comet or some such thing.


Can we have the comet actually hit Hollywood?
 
2009-03-13 07:37:00 AM  

Mosox42: I noticed that Battlefield Earth (the movie) was written by L Ron Hubbard.

/Carry on


So were the books the movie was based on.

The books were better.

/But not by much
 
2009-03-13 07:38:05 AM  
I wonder what Moto Moto thinks about this.
 
2009-03-13 07:38:12 AM  

And-1: Interesting idea. And exceedingly reasonable (unlike the CoS). Probably part of the reason it is not considered a church in Germany.


That's probably for the best. You want to avoid being part of a minority religion in Germany.
 
2009-03-13 07:39:20 AM  
She's looking for "A Piece of Blue Sky." If I have the title right (it's been 30 years since I read the book), "A Piece of Blue Sky" is an interestingly exposing book on L Ron Hubbard's and Scientology's tendency to bend reality.

//help me, though, I'm still a Tom Cruise fan
//well, on second thought, don't try to help me. Don't want the Farker variation of "help," heheh.
 
2009-03-13 07:40:42 AM  
List of Scientologists for you guys to make fun of (new window)

Herb is a helpful fella.
 
2009-03-13 07:42:43 AM  
Is she a Selfosophist? Shall we call Jose Chung?
 
2009-03-13 07:43:37 AM  

Aboleth: I wonder what Moto Moto thinks about this.


Did...you just make a Madagascar 2 reference?
 
2009-03-13 07:43:53 AM  
L. Ron Hubbard has no academic accomplishment other than his novels and none of his methodology has been borne out by any peer reviewed study. He is outstanding in his field only because he made his own field and didn't invite any peers into it.

Since he is irrelevant except to Scientologists, any program designed around his "methodology" is Scientology.

His "methodology" isn't a methodology. It's an idea he wrote down. He never had a trial group, never tested his ideas before sweeping them into church practice. He's a quack, even if he got anything right, because on this planet we prove our hunches before we use people as guinea pigs on a wide scale.

Even if Co$ is his guinea pig, nobody is objectively measuring the results. All parties have a motive to declare success, and the only diagnostic tool is the e-meter he himself also developed.
(can't say invented. It's a Wheatstone bridge and devices like his have been on the market for many decades.)
 
2009-03-13 07:44:27 AM  
I want to open a business based on Heidi Fleiss' methodolgy but it won't be a brothel
 
2009-03-13 07:46:52 AM  

Herb Utsmelz: List of Scientologists for you guys to make fun of (new window)

Herb is a helpful fella.


Jeff Conaway? Really?

Hasn't he done that MTV Celebrity Rehab show?

Twice?

He shouldn't need that if he's a $cientologist.

Loved him in B5, though...
 
2009-03-13 07:47:28 AM  

Onkel Buck: I want to open a business based on Heidi Fleiss' methodolgy but it won't be a brothel


Sorry, but Congress already exists.
 
2009-03-13 07:57:21 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Onkel Buck: I want to open a business based on Heidi Fleiss' methodolgy but it won't be a brothel

Sorry, but Congress already exists.


Must be a bad one, it doesn't have a very high rating from its customers
 
2009-03-13 07:58:25 AM  

PizzaJedi81: Aboleth: I wonder what Moto Moto thinks about this.

Did...you just make a Madagascar 2 reference?


I have no idea what you're talking about, man.

/I like it big. I like it chunky.
 
2009-03-13 07:59:15 AM  
Ineffective, unproven, evidence-free methodology? Yeah call the Scientologists freaks as long as you don't send your kids to Sunday School or church.
 
2009-03-13 08:01:01 AM  

Cewley: do you have to be gay and famous to be a scientologist?


No, just rich enough to pay for the courses, books, exams, more books, audio tapes, still more books, cds, dvds, and books.

I'm sure being gay and famous helps
 
2009-03-13 08:01:02 AM  
I was going to say "in b4 some righteously indignant retard attempts to equate Scientology to mainstream religion", but it looks like I am a smidge too late.
 
2009-03-13 08:13:48 AM  
I hope its better than Wicked Wisdom (new window)
 
2009-03-13 08:26:08 AM  

Inchoate: I was going to say "in b4 some righteously indignant retard attempts to equate Scientology to mainstream religion", but it looks like I am a smidge too late.



Scientology is only a religion for tax purposes. You can say whatever you want about Judaism/Christianity but you find a Bible in any hotel room and it won't cost you half a million.
 
2009-03-13 08:30:33 AM  

Herb Utsmelz: List of Scientologists for you guys to make fun of (new window)



Doug E. Fresh?

NOOOOOO!!!!
 
2009-03-13 08:31:34 AM  

Kome: Will Smith's wife open school based on L. Ron Hubbard's methodology

So it's a business school?


Winner.
 
2009-03-13 08:31:57 AM  
FTA - Pinkett Smith said the school stresses "100 percent mastery," encouraging students to retake exams until they score 100 percent.

Does "encouraging" mean "do it or else" in Scientoleese?
 
2009-03-13 08:34:49 AM  
Someone burn it to the ground already. It is time to destroy this.
 
2009-03-13 08:35:56 AM  

Mugato: Inchoate: I was going to say "in b4 some righteously indignant retard attempts to equate Scientology to mainstream religion", but it looks like I am a smidge too late.


Scientology is only a religion for tax purposes. You can say whatever you want about Judaism/Christianity but you find a Bible in any hotel room and it won't cost you half a million.


And you don't have to pay to go to Church. And how much you tithe isn't equated to your spiritaul worth. And you don't get harassed if you leave the church. And you don't get sued if you make any statements to the media critical about the church. And you aren't giving money to an organization that has a secret sealed agreement with the IRS. And most legitimate churches have transparent organizations. And.....

But, yeah, it's all the same.
 
2009-03-13 08:36:53 AM  
I knew white people were crazy, but SHE doesn't actually believe this shiat does she?
 
2009-03-13 08:43:56 AM  
Remember kids... all religions are cults...some are just a tad more popular than others...


...imagine how big scientology would be if more uptight southern whites could read....

And to Xenu, and the son and the spectral field.
 
2009-03-13 08:44:52 AM  

Mugato: Scientology is only a religion for tax purposes. You can say whatever you want about Judaism/Christianity but you find a Bible in any hotel room and it won't cost you half a million.


This.

I'm no lover of organized religion, but Scientology's nefarious pay-to-play system stands in marked, ugly contrast to the free and easy availability of pretty much every other faith's texts/teachings.
 
2009-03-13 08:47:44 AM  
The Smith's just don't want you to boycott their movies and keep the cash coming in. They could be a little more transparent, but not much.
 
2009-03-13 08:48:40 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

You are subjected to Xenu's "golden showers"


/Just curious, is Wil Wheaton a member?
 
2009-03-13 08:52:00 AM  
This is so much worse than all the other faith based/originated teaching methods used in countless (non-religious) schools!

If a method of teaching works use it, just because it was thought up by someone with of a certain religion, it doesn't mean that it, itself teaches the religion.

For example: look at this Christian one:

http://mintools.com/teaching-methods.htm
 
2009-03-13 08:52:31 AM  
Why is it so many of these super-wealthy Hollywood types go all kooky? I'm guessing it must be that they have so much cash and have already done most everything else they ever dreamed of, that "normal" life just becomes boring. Gotta find something else to occupy their emotions.
 
2009-03-13 08:53:16 AM  
She called the school project "serious business."
www.hollow-hill.com
 
2009-03-13 08:54:56 AM  

kronicfeld: Does anyone ever wonder if the CoS is really just a massive asset protection scheme orchestrated by a bunch of rich-ass celebrities, who every now and then decide they have to make it look like they're part of a legitimate religion by acting batshiat religious-crazy in public, a la Tom Cruise?


That is a very interesting theory. I'd never considered it before, but you may just be right.
 
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