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]
Crudbucket: About damn time the Belgians did something worthwhile. You can't keep riding that waffle forever.
"Aaaaaaaaaaaargh! I hate DIANETICS!!"
Shostie: And as we all know, criminal proceedings in Belgium are binding worldwide. Just like UN resolutions.
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.
cedarpark: Just so we're clear here,[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x630]This is what passes for a religious artifact in Scientology.
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.
dryknife: You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion.- L Ron Hubbard
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.
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=ncNo 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.
KeelingLovesCornholes: A "bit cultish"? Wow, I'd hate to see your idea of really cultish.
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
Counter_Intelligent: That's using your little grey cells!
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?
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