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Scientologists Protest Over Drugs Used By Student's Killer

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posted on Jan, 24 2007 @ 04:24 PM
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Last week, tragedy struck at the Lincoln-Sudbury High School in Massachusetts, when 16 year old special needs student John Odgren fatally stabbed fellow student James Alenson. Ogdren has Asperger's Syndrome, and was taking some undisclosed prescription medicines. Today, members of the Church of Scientology protested in the middle of Sudbury, MA., demanding to know which drugs Odgren had been taking.
 



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(CBS4) BOSTON The stabbing death of a high school student is attracting some strange attention. Wednesday, a group of scientologists picketed in Sudbury, not far from Lincoln-Sudbury High School. That's where a 16-year-old with Asperger's Syndrome allegedly killed a classmate last week.

The protestors wanted to draw attention to the use of psychiatric drugs, which they call toxic.

"What we're trying to do is prevent more dead teenagers, with 8 million teenagers on psychiatric drugs every day we're turning kids into potential time bombs," said protestor Kevin Hall.


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Of course, the drugs that the teenager was taking will never be disclosed due to privacy laws. But this group wanted to stress their opinion that psychiatric drugs are, according to them, "turning kids into potential time bombs". Perhaps they have a point. Maybe we are relying on chemistry too much. But what is the alternative?

[edit on 25-1-2007 by UM_Gazz]




posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 02:11 PM
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Its all fair and well for scientology to protest, but, seriously, they're frauds.

L. Ron Hubbard based scientology on an 'alternative' grande explanation theory to pyschology and psychiatry. He beleived that, rather than things like our ego, subconcius, organic structure of the brain, and stresses, leading to some of our psychological actions, than instead "engrams" are what dicatate our actions. The idea was that if a person, at an early stage, hears some statements, that those statements will be 'implanted' into their minds, and dictate their future action. Hubbard furhter claimed that his 'process' could undo the effect of these engrams. Later he claimed that engrams were actually alien spirits from another dimension.

So, sure, there are problems with modern psychiatry, but scientology is complete BS, and just plain stupid.



posted on Jan, 25 2007 @ 02:16 PM
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Bravo...well said... Scientology is truly ludicrous and anyone who reads even cursory information on it will realize that... I mean the guy realized how gullible some people could be and found an obscure way to take advantage of those who had emotional problems.



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