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(Huffington Post)   It might be the Belgians who finally bring down the Cult of $cientology   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 39
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2012-12-29 10:45:52 PM  
27 votes:
About damn time the Belgians did something worthwhile. You can't keep riding that waffle forever.
2012-12-29 11:59:49 PM  
9 votes:
The church of Scientology -- which is not recognized as a faith in Belgium -- and several of its top-ranking members face charges including extortion, fraud, illegal practice of medicine and violation of privacy laws, according to Flanders News.

a.abcnews.com
2012-12-30 12:06:01 AM  
7 votes:

phlegmmo: The church of Scientology -- which is not recognized as a faith in Belgium -- and several of its top-ranking members face charges including extortion, fraud, illegal practice of medicine and violation of privacy laws, according to Flanders News.

[a.abcnews.com image 392x221]


Stupid Flanders
2012-12-30 07:15:44 AM  
6 votes:
Those belgians think they're so great because they have a little boy taking a piss in the middle of their capital. Well, i'll tell you something - we got people taking a piss all over our city.
2012-12-30 08:42:59 AM  
4 votes:
What Scientologists Actually Believe

markhumphrys.com


Link

Is it any more retarded than believing in Jesus or Budha?

Yes. Its MUCH MUCH more retarded.
2012-12-29 10:46:29 PM  
4 votes:
That's using your little grey cells!
2012-12-29 10:46:15 PM  
4 votes:
I hope they don't waffle
2012-12-30 10:07:20 AM  
3 votes:
Our Belgian friends clearly have no problem exhibiting.....

*dons sunglasses*

.
......Xenu phobia.


/Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!
2012-12-30 07:23:20 AM  
3 votes:
So does this mean it's not a dirty word anymore?
/RIP Douglas Adams
2012-12-30 06:15:27 AM  
3 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
"Aaaaaaaaaaaargh! I hate DIANETICS!!"
2012-12-30 06:11:57 AM  
3 votes:
I don't know what Scientology's end game is here, but it's quite obvious they've manufactured this story for their own gain because Belgium doesn't really exist.
2012-12-30 12:06:02 AM  
3 votes:
img805.imageshack.us

fark them in their stupid asses...
2012-12-29 11:58:42 PM  
3 votes:
"In the 1930s, it was the Jews. Today it is the Scientologists,"

You know who else doesn't like Scientologists?
2012-12-29 10:50:21 PM  
3 votes:

Shostie: And as we all know, criminal proceedings in Belgium are binding worldwide. Just like UN resolutions.


They have a Ministry of Sternly Worded Letters too?
2012-12-30 10:07:31 AM  
2 votes:

RedPhoenix122: MadSkillz: BSABSVR: RobertBruce: Is there any claim against them that can't be used against Catholicism?

The Catholic Church does not force you to unperson your lapsed Catholic friends and relatives.

Note that the Jehova's Witnesses pretty much force you to unfriend anyone who leaves. And your family that isn't in the church.

Not true, maybe at one time, but never seen that in my lifetime.

Source: Raised as a Jehovah's Witness.


The wife and I went up to the Kingdom Hall near my house at about 2am one night last week and bedecked the trees and front fence with leftover outdoor Christmas decorations we had decided to get rid of. Closest thing to mischief I've gotten up to in something like 25 years. CSB?
2012-12-30 07:45:03 AM  
2 votes:
Good,couldn't happen to a nicer "religion".
2012-12-29 10:43:57 PM  
2 votes:
Thank Dog!
2012-12-31 06:21:03 AM  
1 votes:

cedarpark: Just so we're clear here,
[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x630]

This is what passes for a religious artifact in Scientology.


Is that a Thetan counter? Can it be recalibrated to detect holy spirit?
2012-12-30 03:31:35 PM  
1 votes:
i172.photobucket.com
2012-12-30 11:06:27 AM  
1 votes:

Skirl Hutsenreiter: FlashHarry: we make fun of scientology, but there is no fundamental difference between its mythology and that of christianity, judaism or islam - or any religion that involves the supernatural, for that matter. what's more ridiculous, the xenu-spaceship-volcanoes thing or mary being raped by an invisible sky wizard, giving birth to a future zombie-god (who is actually the same entity who raped her)? the only real difference is the age of the religion and the number of adherents.

so when you make fun of scientology or mormonism or whatever "funny" or "weird" religion... remember that yours may be just as funny or weird.

Only one of these sues people for telling outsiders about their funny beliefs.


Only one of these practices cannibalism by literally eating the body and blood of its founder.*

*If you believe the BS metaphysical arguments of the Catholic Church that the wafer and wine are LITERALLY flesh and blood, then Catholics are LITERALLY practicing cannibalism which is probably against the law in most jurisdictions outside of Ooga Booga Island.
2012-12-30 11:02:54 AM  
1 votes:
farm4.staticflickr.com
2012-12-30 10:11:57 AM  
1 votes:
Western religion begins with a guy thinking he is supposed to kill his son, but gets to cut off the end of his dick instead.

You got anything wackier than that?
2012-12-30 09:52:08 AM  
1 votes:

dryknife: You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.

- L Ron Hubbard


It probably is possible to get rich writing sci-fi, but not if you are as execrable a writer as Hubbard.
2012-12-30 09:38:16 AM  
1 votes:

starsrift: Karac: RobertBruce: Is there any claim against them that can't be used against Catholicism?

The Pope never broke into the IRS.

You just have to go back a few centuries, but the analogue is there.


The Church did have the forged Donation of Constantine they used to seize land for the Vatican. Again, folks, the Catholic Church is just as much of a mind-control mechanism as the Church of Scientology. Arguing the relative merits of each is like trying to determine if Dalmatian poop tastes better than Chihuahua poop, or the relative merits of a punch in the guts vs. a kick in the ass...
2012-12-30 09:26:23 AM  
1 votes:
It's simple, folks. If you need an organization to tell you how to think--whether Scientology, the Catholic Church, Marxism, Ayn Rand, PETA, some militant atheist organization--you're a brain-dead zombie in my book.

Hell, I don't even like to call myself a Freethinker because I don't even want to be associated with the various Freethought organizations that have existed through the years. I will always be a member of the Church of Farking Thinking for Myself Already...
2012-12-30 09:23:15 AM  
1 votes:
Scientology isn't a religion. It's an alternative medicine scam.
2012-12-30 09:11:10 AM  
1 votes:

Day_Old_Dutchie: BSABSVR: RobertBruce: Is there any claim against them that can't be used against Catholicism?

The Catholic Church does not force you to unperson your lapsed Catholic friends and relatives.

Up until the 1960s, the Catholic church was at the center of social life in many small European communities (and Quebec, too!). Due to the "sacrament" of confession, plus they were considered the "go-to" people for any "councelling" (such as a girl getting "into trouble") the priest pretty much know what was going on behind closed doors and this gave them a lot of power over their flock. Excommunication has a real impact back then.

This power has obviously declined as people in the western nations are becoming wise to the goings-on, but the RCC is now concentrating on gaining a foothold the developing world where there are few social services, and they are not afraid to flex their muscle in this regard, damn the bad publicity.
This story from Brazil where this doctor was excommunicated by the RC church for performing an emergency abortion ON A 9-YEAR OLD CHILD who was raped demonstrates this very well..
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/05/25/490171/brazil-excommunica ti on-for-abortion/?mobile=nc

No respect is deserved for this ass-holery. One should not care how "devout" these people are - It's all a power grab-nothing more. Nothing "holy" or "good" about it. None of the so-called "good works" they do compensates for this.
Anyone who consciously supports the RC church with knowledge of this disgusting behavior is complicit in this evil.


Both sides are bad, so hail Xenu
2012-12-30 09:04:07 AM  
1 votes:
Religion Versus Cult


Religions respect the individual's autonomy.
Cults enforce compliance.

Religions try to help individuals meet their spiritual needs.
Cults exploit spiritual needs.

Religions tolerate and even encourage questions and independent, critical thinking.
Cults discourage questions and independent critical thinking.

Religions encourage psycho-spiritual integration.
Cults "split" members into the "good cult self" and the "bad old self."

Conversion to religions involves an unfolding of internal processes central to a person's identity.
Cultic conversion involves an unaware surrender to external forces that care little for the person's identity.

Religions view money as a means, subject to ethical restraints, toward achieving noble ends.
Cults view money as an end or as a means toward achieving power or the selfish goals of the leader.

Religions view sex between clergy and the faithful as unethical.
Cults frequently subject members to the sexual appetites of the leaders.

Religions respond to critics respectfully.
Cults frequently intimidate critics with physical or legal threats.

Religions cherish the family.
Cults view the family as an enemy.

Religions encourage a person to think carefully before making a commitment to join.
Cults encourage quick decisions with little information.
2012-12-30 08:24:14 AM  
1 votes:

KeelingLovesCornholes: A "bit cultish"? Wow, I'd hate to see your idea of really cultish.


Jonestown circa 600+ dead bodies. That's cultish.

Scientology is more like an idealistic little celebrity religion that's be co-opted by the mob.
2012-12-30 08:18:52 AM  
1 votes:

phlegmmo: The church of Scientology -- which is not recognized as a faith in Belgium -- and several of its top-ranking members face charges including extortion, fraud, illegal practice of medicine and violation of privacy laws, according to Flanders News.

[a.abcnews.com image 392x221]


The Flanders Press has some breaking news as well:
www.collectorsquest.com
2012-12-30 08:06:32 AM  
1 votes:
Won't anyone think of the Thetans?
2012-12-30 07:59:57 AM  
1 votes:
There's no Belgiuming way that it could "take down" CoS.

But it could bar them from entering their little Belgiuming country.

/ keep your towel handy
2012-12-30 07:38:01 AM  
1 votes:

F22raptom: its 2013 for farks sake, why is shiat like this still around? why are people still that farking stupid? god farking dam it to science


i54.tinypic.com
2012-12-30 07:34:08 AM  
1 votes:
we make fun of scientology, but there is no fundamental difference between its mythology and that of christianity, judaism or islam - or any religion that involves the supernatural, for that matter. what's more ridiculous, the xenu-spaceship-volcanoes thing or mary being raped by an invisible sky wizard, giving birth to a future zombie-god (who is actually the same entity who raped her)? the only real difference is the age of the religion and the number of adherents.

so when you make fun of scientology or mormonism or whatever "funny" or "weird" religion... remember that yours may be just as funny or weird.
2012-12-30 04:06:50 AM  
1 votes:
format.aaschool.ac.uk
2012-12-29 11:50:58 PM  
1 votes:
i45.tinypic.com
approves
2012-12-29 11:02:29 PM  
1 votes:

Counter_Intelligent: That's using your little grey cells!


1.bp.blogspot.com
Thanks, Mr. Poirot.
2012-12-29 10:57:57 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Shostie: And as we all know, criminal proceedings in Belgium are binding worldwide. Just like UN resolutions.

They have a Ministry of Sternly Worded Letters too?


Right next door to the Institute for Potato Frying Materials and Technology.
2012-12-29 10:48:16 PM  
1 votes:
And as we all know, criminal proceedings in Belgium are binding worldwide. Just like UN resolutions.
 
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