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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)   Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige meets with Clearwater leaders to complain about the local newspaper and discuss how best to continue taking over the city   (tampabay.com) divider line 25
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2014-03-22 10:15:29 AM  
5 votes:
Scientology isn't a scam religion. It's an evil Lovecraftian cult that worships a gigantic eldritch abomination that lives under the state of Florida. And that's why Florida is so crazy! Everyone there is being driven insane by being in the presence of a Lovecraftian monstrosity.
2014-03-22 11:13:16 AM  
3 votes:

Relatively Obscure: Not many people look more like some fictional villain than that guy.


How weird is it that he really is a villain?


In Florida, we like our villains to look the part.

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2014-03-22 09:13:31 AM  
3 votes:

PC LOAD LETTER: "Miscavige" is practically a fictional evil name, leveraging "mis" as in "misanthropy"


It always instantly evoked the phrase "miscarriage of justice" for me.
2014-03-22 01:09:26 PM  
2 votes:

indy_kid: PC LOAD LETTER: "Miscavige" is practically a fictional evil name, leveraging "mis" as in "misanthropy"

Whenever I see that name, I always read it as "Miscarriage"!


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2014-03-22 12:23:27 PM  
2 votes:

stuffy: [www.tampabay.com image 702x498]
Doesn't look evil at all.


What?
They cut the legs off of a perfectly good desk?
2014-03-22 10:00:37 AM  
2 votes:

Diogenes: BluVeinThrobber: badhatharry: No comment. I have nothing negative to say about Scientology.

You should try a little  harder

I see you enjoy raping babies.


Only your mom's
2014-03-22 09:48:54 AM  
2 votes:
No comment. I have nothing negative to say about Scientology.
2014-03-22 09:47:27 AM  
2 votes:
He's one of the few famous people I actually would be nervous to meet in real life. Cause I'm not sure he really doesn't have laser beam eyes.
2014-03-22 09:23:24 AM  
2 votes:
Is that pic of him from TFA a still from American Psycho?  I expect him to start lecturing me about how much better Genesis became after Gabriel left and Phil Collins took over.
2014-03-22 04:30:58 PM  
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Being able to prove that real people and places actually existed on earth and "I act like a jerk because I'm human and sometimes humans are complete jerks" versus "I do bad things because volcano aliens possess humans" does kind of tip the credibility scales in favor of pretty much every major religion (including several I haven't discussed--Buddhism, Hinduism, etc--because I'm not well versed enough in them to be able to discuss them intelligently) over Scientology.

Perhaps I'll never get it.  Because "An alien was exiled, lives in a volcano, and populates humanity with his bad aliens that make human beings do bad things and only answering deeply personal questions, starting at age 6 while holding round cylinders hooked up to some sort of an electronic device, giving all your money and possessions away, severing all connections with all those who disagree with the doctrines of the "church", and generally recruiting new followers aggressively while aggressively pursuing to the point of stalking and harassing those who leave the church can make these bad aliens go away and induce a state of rightness of mind" is no more far-fetched to me than "A cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree."



Well, for starters, Christ was never a zombie.

But that's OK. You can go and tell your masters you derailed a discussion on Fark. Maybe they'll let you out of Sea Org this time.
2014-03-22 02:07:13 PM  
1 votes:

psychicdeath99: Some people have faces that just beg to be punched. This guy is one of them.

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Is that a tiny kitten waving from that chair?
2014-03-22 01:25:24 PM  
1 votes:
Some people have faces that just beg to be punched. This guy is one of them.

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2014-03-22 12:41:54 PM  
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Confabulat: Benevolent Misanthrope: Lots of things are free.  I don't think being in a hotel room is a great indicator of the credibility of anything.  And are you really going to pretend that other churches don't ask for money?

Anyone else?

By the way, this is so childish to have to explain to an adult, but I guess you are all "all religions are dopey and I am smart and I can't tell the difference from one to the other because I'm too smart to understand how to do that," but it's not WHAT Scientology believes that makes them a cult.

It's the HOW. And the WAY.

You can grab that Gideons' Bible from a hotel room and go walk off to the woods with it and be the best Christian ever.

You cannot do that with Scientology. It is more like a college curriculum, and those credit hours are EXPENSIVE.

But you can't be a good Catholic that way.  Are you telling me Catholicism isn't a religion?

Get over your snarky little self.  I'm making a point, which is that it's really only a matter of degrees.  Enough people start to believe Scientology, it will be socially acceptable and be thought of as a religion instead of a cult.


EVERYTHING is only just a matter of degrees.  You are being obtuse because you want to be the anti-religious cool guy leaning against the side of the school with the pack of smokes rolled up in your sleeve. If you can't see the difference between the two, then I hope you dont have a job that requires critical thinking or sharp objects.
2014-03-22 10:51:51 AM  
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Confabulat: Benevolent Misanthrope: Lots of things are free.  I don't think being in a hotel room is a great indicator of the credibility of anything.  And are you really going to pretend that other churches don't ask for money?

Have you read how Scientology works? It's more or less a systematic hypnosis system. I'm no Christian, but I certainly understand the difference between a religion and a cult.

So, explain it to me.  Because I've never gotten anyone to give me a reason better than, "Religions are just like cults, only more people believe in them and therefore they're socially more acceptable."


It's quite obvious you don't actually want anyone to explain it to you
2014-03-22 10:11:11 AM  
1 votes:
Was Mr Miscavige's wife at the meeting?
2014-03-22 10:01:19 AM  
1 votes:

Confabulat: He's one of the few famous people I actually would be nervous to meet in real life. Cause I'm not sure he really doesn't have laser beam eyes.


Be nervous because if you say anything to offend him, he'll have his zombies murder your dog.
2014-03-22 10:00:02 AM  
1 votes:
I knew a guy in high school who was very intelligent.  Acted normally enough, in terms of HS students.  Ran into him a few years later and he told me that he'd joined that particular "church."  I was speaking with the same physical human, but his brain was making wharb-garble come out of his mouth.  Found out a few years later that he'd committed suicide.

/not-so-cool story, bro'
2014-03-22 09:58:53 AM  
1 votes:

Relatively Obscure: Not many people look more like some fictional villain than that guy.


How weird is it that he really is a villain?


The map of the world in the background was a nice touch.
2014-03-22 09:53:47 AM  
1 votes:

badhatharry: No comment. I have nothing negative to say about Scientology.


You should try a little  harder
2014-03-22 09:46:55 AM  
1 votes:
We need more global warming.
So we can have more hurricanes.
That will take aim at certain buildings in Clearwater, Florida.
So we can say "HAHA! It's an act of Xenu!"
Then we can have less global warming.
2014-03-22 09:38:18 AM  
1 votes:
They should have asked David how his wife was doing...and to bring her along next time.
2014-03-22 09:38:07 AM  
1 votes:

jake_lex: Is that pic of him from TFA a still from American Psycho?  I expect him to start lecturing me about how much better Genesis became after Gabriel left and Phil Collins took over.


Better afterwards? Evil bastard.
2014-03-22 09:29:02 AM  
1 votes:
A hostile cult is taking over a city in Florida? Meh.
2014-03-22 08:39:36 AM  
1 votes:

SecretAgentWoman: Dammit...link.


Religion.  Such a positive force in society.
2014-03-22 08:31:26 AM  
1 votes:
They are lucky he didn't use his laser vision to burn down City Hall.
 
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