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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)   Students of taxpayer-funded elementary charter school enjoy a very merry Scientology Christmas. Some thetans have a problem with this   (tampabay.com) divider line 40
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2012-02-26 04:49:39 PM
School administrators, Blunt said, have long lied to parents about the church's involvement. When Ta'Shannia returned home from the Ybor Christmas party with The Carnival of Death, one of Hubbard's pulp-fiction books, he burned it.

I don't care much one way or another about Scientology, but burning one of L. Ron's badly written books is always in good taste.
 
2012-02-26 05:42:14 PM
If a Islamic group were pulling the same stuff as the Scientologists are at this charter school, you betcha shiat would hit the fan.

/Grew up in Clearwater.
 
2012-02-26 05:51:51 PM
I'm sure those people who are outraged when a teacher or principal gets in trouble for promoting his religion in a public school will also be fully in support of the religious freedom of this school's employees.
 
2012-02-26 08:03:26 PM
I wonder how this would make Santorum feel about the separation of church and state.
 
2012-02-26 08:06:08 PM
I wouldn't mind if the school had done A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant (new window).

Some of the kids on the recording are really good. Especially on "Something Special."

Scientology destroys families, y'all. Remember Lisa McPherson.
 
2012-02-26 08:20:47 PM
Someone really needs to start a Jedi Charter School. Admittance by Midichlorian count.
 
2012-02-26 08:22:49 PM
Just another form of Jesus Camp.
/sick
 
2012-02-26 08:24:36 PM

cmunic8r99: I wonder how this would make Santorum feel about the separation of church and state.


Moist and gassy?
 
2012-02-26 08:26:02 PM

gimmegimme: Remember Lisa McPherson.


No thanks.
 
2012-02-26 08:26:19 PM

cmunic8r99: I wonder how this would make Santorum feel about the separation of church and state.


oh he'd burn the scientlogists at the stake for heresy....which would really give me pause. On one hand, it's Rick Santorum but on the other hand...Scientology dies in a fire.

how's THAT for a moral quandry?
 
2012-02-26 08:27:05 PM

LeroyBourne: Just another form of Jesus Camp.
/sick


no. Jesus camp was worse. that documentary scared the carp outta me.
 
2012-02-26 08:28:21 PM
I'll give Santorum credit for being ahead of the news with his "f*ck it, all education is bad" speech last week.

That huge movement by christianists to get taxpayer funding of religious schools? They're having second thoughts. A lot of them. (new window).
 
2012-02-26 08:28:32 PM
Greg Blunt, left, of Clearwater says he removed his 11-year-old daughter, Ta'Shannia, from Life Force Arts and Technology Academy because of Scientology's "takeover" of the charter school in Dunedin. "Kids are kids. They're impressionable," he said of the influence.

That...that wasn't enough of a warning sign already?
 
2012-02-26 08:31:24 PM
As long a Catholic and other theology-based schools get public funding then you have to give all the other weirdos public funding.

As for reading the dictionary: Less stupid than a lot of other bullshiat that these (Scientologists) and other weirdos get up to.

Reading comprehension is fundamentally secular even if you say your prophet told you to do it.
 
2012-02-26 08:31:28 PM

Weaver95: LeroyBourne: Just another form of Jesus Camp.
/sick

no. Jesus camp was worse. that documentary scared the carp outta me.


If you think Jesus Camp was scary, check out the Rehabilitation Project Force (new window).
 
2012-02-26 08:36:41 PM

logruszed: As long a Catholic and other theology-based schools get public funding then you have to give all the other weirdos public funding.

As for reading the dictionary: Less stupid than a lot of other bullshiat that these (Scientologists) and other weirdos get up to.

Reading comprehension is fundamentally secular even if you say your prophet told you to do it.


Right, but the "Study Tech" (not developed by teachers) is the wedge they use to get all the crazy in.

Oh, and remember: Scientology forces Sea Org women to get abortions. or to give their babies to Tom Cruise
 
2012-02-26 08:56:24 PM

Weaver95: LeroyBourne: Just another form of Jesus Camp.
/sick

no. Jesus camp was worse. that documentary scared the carp outta me.


I saw no child in that documentary given pizza to pledge their allegiance to christ.
/this is sicker
 
2012-02-26 08:56:46 PM

gimmegimme: If you think Jesus Camp was scary, check out the Rehabilitation Project Force (new window).


Jesus.
 
2012-02-26 09:02:05 PM
I'm for it actually.

Anything that promises to imitate The Simpsons (back when they were good) has my vote.

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2012-02-26 09:10:37 PM
So, Islam and Muhammad are involved in a Crusade for Scientology? I think I need to have another drink.
 
2012-02-26 09:13:42 PM

Weaver95: cmunic8r99: I wonder how this would make Santorum feel about the separation of church and state.

oh he'd burn the scientlogists at the stake for heresy....which would really give me pause. On one hand, it's Rick Santorum but on the other hand...Scientology dies in a fire.

how's THAT for a moral quandry?


Scientology is not nearly as Santorum (the person or the other definition)
 
2012-02-26 09:17:42 PM
Pinellas FL has a fascinating mix of derp and crazy.
 
2012-02-26 09:17:49 PM

The_Gallant_Gallstone: I'm for it actually.

Anything that promises to imitate The Simpsons (back when they were good) has my vote.

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Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na Leader!
 
2012-02-26 09:33:37 PM
In education we are supposed to rely on researched based teaching methods, stuff that others have tried and have data to prove that it works.

And it sounds like the school system down there is pretty whimpy. So don't shut the school down, but quit sending kids there.
 
2012-02-26 09:53:41 PM
This is why you don't mix church with state. It's not always the "religion" you follow that will control things.
 
2012-02-26 10:25:01 PM
"Johnson helped sell Farrakhan on Hubbard's ideas, and in recent years Farrakhan has pushed Nation of Islam followers to embrace Scientology. In April, The Final Call reported Johnson was helping Farrakhan "to deliver the technology of Scientology to the Nation."

Aaaand they've just gone ahead and divided by zero. That'll put the herp in their derp so they can herp while they derp.
 
2012-02-26 11:06:08 PM
FTA: "The only reason a person gives up a study or becomes confused," Learning How to Learn states, "is because he has gone past a word that was not understood."

Ah, the Scientology concept of "Misunderstood Words" (MUs) aka the notion that the reader is always at fault.

It's a very handy notion to have if you're a second-rate sci fi author.
 
2012-02-26 11:15:36 PM

slyandtheblooddiamond: Aaaand they've just gone ahead and divided by zero. That'll put the herp in their derp so they can herp while they derp.


Came here to say this. NOI + Scientology = full retard
 
2012-02-26 11:50:28 PM
Nation of Islam + Church of Scientology makes my brain hurt
 
2012-02-27 12:10:30 AM
Jesus with the virgin birth and the dove and the snake who talked in the garden, that's cool. But the Scientologists, they're the crazy ones.
 
2012-02-27 03:55:47 AM

SquiggelyGrounders: Jesus with the virgin birth and the dove and the snake who talked in the garden, that's cool. But the Scientologists, they're the crazy ones.


Well, I wouldn't say the bible is easy to read or anything, but it beats the crap out of any L. Ron Hubbard novel.
 
2012-02-27 06:06:01 AM

untaken_name: SquiggelyGrounders: Jesus with the virgin birth and the dove and the snake who talked in the garden, that's cool. But the Scientologists, they're the crazy ones.

Well, I wouldn't say the bible is easy to read or anything, but it beats the crap out of any L. Ron Hubbard novel.


The Mission Earth series (ten pretty big novels) was pretty good, funny with some good action and it really played with some archetypes well.

Battlefield Earth was good, but it seemed to really wrap up too fast; like it wanted to have a sequel but LRH just didn't have it in him to revisit it.
 
2012-02-27 06:08:52 AM

St_Francis_P: School administrators, Blunt said, have long lied to parents about the church's involvement. When Ta'Shannia returned home from the Ybor Christmas party with The Carnival of Death, one of Hubbard's pulp-fiction books, he burned it.

I don't care much one way or another about Scientology, but burning one of L. Ron's badly written books is always in good taste.


It shocks me what a terrible writer and overall dullard he was. I figured after all the books he wrote and founding his own pseudo-science-fiction-tific quasi-religion he'd have the craft down pat... then I saw Battlefield Earth...

Seriously, GOLD is what they're after??? Nothing radioactive? No rare earth magnets? And hundreds of years after last use, WITHOUT maintenance, a squadron of Harriers is going to remain flight worthy? 1/10 for being a bad writer. 0/10 for being a worse human being. You can't inflict Scientology on the world and still expect to be on the charts.
 
2012-02-27 06:09:57 AM

logruszed: untaken_name: SquiggelyGrounders: Jesus with the virgin birth and the dove and the snake who talked in the garden, that's cool. But the Scientologists, they're the crazy ones.

Well, I wouldn't say the bible is easy to read or anything, but it beats the crap out of any L. Ron Hubbard novel.

The Mission Earth series (ten pretty big novels) was pretty good, funny with some good action and it really played with some archetypes well.

Battlefield Earth was good, but it seemed to really wrap up too fast; like it wanted to have a sequel but LRH just didn't have it in him to revisit it.


Well the bad news is, you're all wrong.

/sick of being so damn right all the time.
 
2012-02-27 06:29:44 AM

Somacandra: Nation of Islam + Church of Scientology makes my brain hurt


Nation of Scientology?
 
2012-02-27 06:48:10 AM
logruszed: untaken_name: SquiggelyGrounders: Jesus with the virgin birth and the dove and the snake who talked in the garden, that's cool. But the Scientologists, they're the crazy ones.

Well, I wouldn't say the bible is easy to read or anything, but it beats the crap out of any L. Ron Hubbard novel.

The Mission Earth series (ten pretty big novels) was pretty good, funny with some good action and it really played with some archetypes well.

Battlefield Earth was good, but it seemed to really wrap up too fast; like it wanted to have a sequel but LRH just didn't have it in him to revisit it.


And this video sums up just about how I feel about your opinion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0urb6lU-FkI

The only "Good" Battlefield Earth is the one with Rifftrax playing. And even then, it's only Mike and the bots that make it bearable.
 
2012-02-27 07:18:24 AM
The level of derp and full-retard is already pretty high in Pinellas, and now we are going to have a bunch of kids walking around who are just being taught bizarre random shiat.

/Pinellas resident
//may I moo dogface with a banana patch?
 
2012-02-27 08:11:03 AM
Scientology has also jumped on the "Say No to Drugs" bandwagon. Afterall telling kids not to do drugs is perfectly fine. Until you realize their message is telling kids to say no to all drugs, like the anti-psychotic ones that some of them actually need!
 
2012-02-27 09:27:11 AM
Ta'Shannia

Is she Vulcan or Romulan?
 
2012-02-27 05:29:55 PM
Scientologists and the Nation Of Islam band together to steal government money and create a new slave force to do their bidding?

It even sounds like an L Ron plot.
I agree with the assessment of the Mission Earth series, I enjoyed the stories and he satirized everything, much of which was amusing. It also made me wonder the whole time I read them, when he would wrap them all together into a coherent stream and he never did (the satirical bits, not the storyline). Failure to do so revealed him to just be an angry man lashing at everything, which I didn't know at the time I started reading this series.
Learned a lot more about L. Ron since, not a fan of him or his "religion" scam at all.
 
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