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(BBC)   Xenophon vs. Xenu   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 181
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2009-11-18 09:01:22 AM
It's a start.
 
2009-11-18 09:45:23 AM
A Scientology statement said the allegations were "about as reliable as former spouses are when talking about their ex-partner".

That's a rather questionable analogy. Does he really want to go there?
 
2009-11-18 09:58:18 AM
Subby sounds like his Thetan levels are low.
 
2009-11-18 10:00:18 AM
Hopefully Scientology won't go Jonestown Link (new window). They're under investigation from a senator accused of imprisonment, torture, blackmail, and fraud.
 
2009-11-18 10:00:44 AM
Yeah probe em. Probe em long and hard and deep.. Oh yeah!
 
2009-11-18 10:01:23 AM
Yay! Scientology thread!
 
2009-11-18 10:02:57 AM
I'll start.

xo-whs.wikispaces.com

/hot like the plasma cannons of Xenu's mothership
 
2009-11-18 10:05:48 AM
What's really pathetic are minor Australian celebrities like Kate Cerberano converting to Scientology, like their career would get a boost and they had the money to spare anyway.
 
2009-11-18 10:06:03 AM
FTA: "The letters received by me which were written by former followers in Australia, contain extensive allegations of crimes and abuses which are truly shocking," he said, citing other letters from people who prefer to stay anonymous.

Well, that certainly sets Scientology apart from other religions.
 
2009-11-18 10:09:27 AM
Xenophon vs. Xenu, hands at 10 and 2, eyes straight ahead, no items, fox only, Final Destination.

May this be our Final Battle.
 
2009-11-18 10:10:27 AM
I'll reserve my opinion until I hear what Xenu's Giant Pink Replicock has to say about it.
 
2009-11-18 10:11:25 AM
moar x as z sounding words for everybody!!!

/xenon
//xenophobia
///xylophone
////xylem
//xanax (and a dozen other weird drug names)
 
2009-11-18 10:12:54 AM
Where do you come from if your last name is Xenophon? Mars?
 
2009-11-18 10:13:58 AM
Guy ends up dead in 5...4..3...2...
 
2009-11-18 10:15:16 AM
Shrinkwrap: Where do you come from if your last name is Xenophon? Mars?

Greece?
 
2009-11-18 10:15:44 AM
Shrinkwrap: Where do you come from if your last name is Xenophon? Mars?

He has no belly button. No navel. No traces of an umbilical connection to a larger politician.
 
2009-11-18 10:22:08 AM
It's worse than any other religion how?
 
2009-11-18 10:22:43 AM
www.spscriptorium.com
He's got balls. I like balls.
 
2009-11-18 10:24:41 AM
8ace: It's worse than any other religion how?

Oh God, not this tired discussion again.
 
2009-11-18 10:25:39 AM
img.dailymail.co.uk

What a Xenuphone might look like
 
2009-11-18 10:26:30 AM
divgradcurl: moar x as z sounding words for everybody!!!

/xenon
//xenophobia
///xylophone
////xylem
//xanax (and a dozen other weird drug names)


Xavier? Xanadu? Xerxes?
 
2009-11-18 10:26:38 AM
Senator needs Hero tag. 'Nuff said?
 
2009-11-18 10:27:04 AM
images.smh.com.au
VS.
counterknowledge.com



FTFA: "There is the public face of an organisation... that claims to offer guidance and support to its followers and there is the private face of an organisation that abuses its followers and viciously targets its critics, and seems largely driven by paranoia"

you know who else viciously targets its critics, and seems largely driven by paranoia...

/Crackheads?
//Vatican?
///GOP & DEMS?
 
2009-11-18 10:30:44 AM
Soumac: What a Xenuphone might look like

Ha!

Mugato: 8ace: It's worse than any other religion how?

Oh God, not this tired discussion again.


I'd say the tired part is pointing out how stupid scientology is more than all the other baseless, pointless religions
 
2009-11-18 10:35:36 AM
I might marry a guy for an awesome villain/superhero name like that.

/Mrs. Xenophon
//"TASTE MY WRATH!!! ... and try these cookies, it's a new recipe!"
 
2009-11-18 10:37:38 AM
8ace: Soumac: What a Xenuphone might look like

Ha!

Mugato: 8ace: It's worse than any other religion how?

Oh God, not this tired discussion again.

I'd say the tired part is pointing out how stupid scientology is more than all the other baseless, pointless religions


I know most of those discussions involve at least one troll, but I will say I give Scientology the same amount of legitimacy as the Mormon church. Meaning, none.
 
2009-11-18 10:39:59 AM
Subby is a bit off in this headline. I'd say Xenu would be backing Xenophon.

So..Hail Xenophon, chief minion of Xenu on Teegeeack! His service shall be rewarded with his own personal intergalactic DC-8.
 
2009-11-18 10:44:38 AM
Orgasmatron138: 8ace: Soumac: What a Xenuphone might look like

Ha!

Mugato: 8ace: It's worse than any other religion how?

Oh God, not this tired discussion again.

I'd say the tired part is pointing out how stupid scientology is more than all the other baseless, pointless religions

I know most of those discussions involve at least one troll, but I will say I give Scientology the same amount of legitimacy as the Mormon church. Meaning, none.


I'm a troll? I give all religions the same amount of legitimacy as scientology. You tell me what the difference is. I laugh at the brain-washed masses
 
2009-11-18 10:44:52 AM
This is a win-win situation. If Nick Xenophon wins, we'll be rid of Scientology. If Scientology wins, we'll be rid of Nick Xenophon. Either way, the Australian people are better off.

(Before Fark starts: there is a difference between religions and cults; cults condition their members to break pre-existing relationships, while as anyone who's dealt with a born-again Christian knows, religions are all too happy to see you keep your friends and family.)
 
2009-11-18 10:46:29 AM
Xenophon vs Cyrus? Are you farking kidding me?
 
2009-11-18 10:47:23 AM
www.alicia-logic.com

It's a bug hunt.
 
2009-11-18 10:50:04 AM
LINK FARKED (Won't load for me at least!) Good job guys! ;P
 
2009-11-18 10:52:11 AM
Do Scientologists glow in he dark?
 
2009-11-18 10:56:00 AM
Define Statutory: Do Scientologists glow in... he dark?

FTFY
 
2009-11-18 10:58:53 AM
Merus: This is a win-win situation. If Nick Xenophon wins, we'll be rid of Scientology. If Scientology wins, we'll be rid of Nick Xenophon. Either way, the Australian people are better off.

(Before Fark starts: there is a difference between religions and cults; cults condition their members to break pre-existing relationships, while as anyone who's dealt with a born-again Christian knows, religions are all too happy to see you keep your friends and family.)


Modern religions desire the influx of new members.
Modern cults desire the influx of more money.

Sometimes the line is blurry between the two, since more members usually implies more money.
 
2009-11-18 11:03:17 AM
colatf: What's really pathetic are minor Australian celebrities like Kate Cerberano converting to Scientology, like their career would get a boost and they had the money to spare anyway.

Perhaps they will take Delta Goodrem away.
 
2009-11-18 11:07:01 AM
8ace:

I'm a troll? I give all religions the same amount of legitimacy as scientology. You tell me what the difference is. I laugh at the brain-washed masses


Intolerant prejudiced douchebag, troll, or jackass, take your pick. Failing to acknowledge a difference between mainstreat modern organized religion and scientology solidly puts you in all three of those categories.
 
2009-11-18 11:10:04 AM
incrdbil: 8ace:

I'm a troll? I give all religions the same amount of legitimacy as scientology. You tell me what the difference is. I laugh at the brain-washed masses

Intolerant prejudiced douchebag, troll, or jackass, take your pick. Failing to acknowledge a difference between mainstreat modern organized religion and scientology solidly puts you in all three of those categories.


Which ironically makes him just as bad as the thing he hates.
 
2009-11-18 11:12:26 AM
svejker_14: divgradcurl: moar x as z sounding words for everybody!!!

/xenon
//xenophobia
///xylophone
////xylem
//xanax (and a dozen other weird drug names)

Xavier? Xanadu? Xerxes?


Xixor? Xenology? Xenomania?
 
2009-11-18 11:19:55 AM
incrdbil: 8ace:

I'm a troll? I give all religions the same amount of legitimacy as scientology. You tell me what the difference is. I laugh at the brain-washed masses

Intolerant prejudiced douchebag, troll, or jackass, take your pick. Failing to acknowledge a difference between mainstreat modern organized religion and scientology solidly puts you in all three of those categories.


Here here

Main Street

/pet peeve
 
2009-11-18 11:20:37 AM
I loved that game

free-game-downloads.mosw.com

/hot like the burning of alien spit
 
2009-11-18 11:24:57 AM
RanDomino: Xenophon vs Cyrus? Are you farking kidding me?

Anabasis 2: Australian Boogaloo
 
2009-11-18 11:28:21 AM
incrdbil: 8ace:

I'm a troll? I give all religions the same amount of legitimacy as scientology. You tell me what the difference is. I laugh at the brain-washed masses

Intolerant prejudiced douchebag, troll, or jackass, take your pick. Failing to acknowledge a difference between mainstreat modern organized religion and scientology solidly puts you in all three of those categories.



Actually it just makes YOU a person who values 1 set of myths more than another set of myths.

My invisible sky wizard is real. Your invisible sky wizard is not.

When you get down to it that is the crux of the argument.

The un-provable things I believe are REAL
The un-provable things you believe are CRAZY
 
2009-11-18 11:33:38 AM
img696.imageshack.us
 
2009-11-18 11:35:10 AM
HawgWild: svejker_14: divgradcurl: moar x as z sounding words for everybody!!!

/xenon
//xenophobia
///xylophone
////xylem
//xanax (and a dozen other weird drug names)

Xavier? Xanadu? Xerxes?

Xixor? Xenology? Xenomania?


Xena!
 
2009-11-18 11:38:54 AM
kindms: incrdbil: 8ace:

I'm a troll? I give all religions the same amount of legitimacy as scientology. You tell me what the difference is. I laugh at the brain-washed masses

Intolerant prejudiced douchebag, troll, or jackass, take your pick. Failing to acknowledge a difference between mainstreat modern organized religion and scientology solidly puts you in all three of those categories.


Actually it just makes YOU a person who values 1 set of myths more than another set of myths.

My invisible sky wizard is real. Your invisible sky wizard is not.

When you get down to it that is the crux of the argument.

The un-provable things I believe are REAL
The un-provable things you believe are CRAZY


I agree. My invisible sky wizard is not real.

I believe people believe in an invisible sky wizard. Scientologists believe in stupid stuff. Why do people of other religions point and laugh?
 
2009-11-18 11:44:49 AM
My buddy recently found "god", he found Jesus. Why did he find Jesus, the christian god? Location, that is the only reason the found the christian god.

Yes, he farked up badly, that's why a deity came into his life. Deities are reliable like that
 
2009-11-18 11:46:13 AM
8ace: I'm a troll? I give all religions the same amount of legitimacy as scientology. You tell me what the difference is. I laugh at the brain-washed masses

Well for one thing, no other religion actually charges people to learn about it. They pass around the collection plate but they don't actually send you a bill. You can get a Bible for free anywhere and get all the information Christianity has to offer right there, bullshiat or not. With Scientology, that will cost you a few hundred thousand dollars.

Scientology has no God to worship, it's a self help scam technically turned into a religion for tax purposes, developed by a schlocky sci-fi author on a bar bet. It's like if Alcoholics Anonymous decided that it had the clout to get out of paying taxes and became a religion.

I'm not a big fan of organized religion but Scientology is not one of even the worst of them. Except maybe the Jehovas Witnesses.
 
2009-11-18 11:47:06 AM
8ace: I'd say the tired part is pointing out how stupid scientology is more than all the other baseless, pointless religions

The egregious aspect isn't the religion's myths; many religions have all sorts of outlandish stories. It's their mode of operation that sets them apart: mistreatment of members, harrassment of detractors, blackmail, etc.

Lutheran churches don't hire private investigators to dig up dirt on their critics.
Episcopalian churches don't imprison members.
etc.

People can believe whatever religious beliefs they wish to, but when a religious hierarchy consistently acts as a criminal organization, then yes, there's a reason to single them out for condemnation.
 
2009-11-18 11:50:06 AM
Isildur: 8ace: I'd say the tired part is pointing out how stupid scientology is more than all the other baseless, pointless religions

The egregious aspect isn't the religion's myths; many religions have all sorts of outlandish stories. It's their mode of operation that sets them apart: mistreatment of members, harrassment of detractors, blackmail, etc.

Lutheran churches don't hire private investigators to dig up dirt on their critics.
Episcopalian churches don't imprison members.
etc.


People can believe whatever religious beliefs they wish to, but when a religious hierarchy consistently acts as a criminal organization, then yes, there's a reason to single them out for condemnation.


Then I like those churches, now what about these christians?
 
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