posted on Dec, 5 2007 @ 06:51 AM
reply to post by Skyfloating
OK. I don't know why, but this was driving me crazy. I don't really care one way or the other about Ron Hubbard. I just couldn't get over the
fact that you didn't want to acknowledge the possibility of him saying it before hand and doing it. It just made too much sense to me.
I hear what you are saying and I don't like people using one item to base an entire argument on, like summarizing an entire religion / cult /
business based off of a single comment. However, the entire body of work of Scientology doesn't seem to help discredit the statement either... it
Also, more of a philosophical question... Where do you draw the line? I can understand not banning a religion because of the slippery slope / freedom
of religion / freedom of speech arguments. However, they aren't classified as a religion there.
So, where do you draw the line on who shouldn't be allowed religious status? Surely you have to draw the line somewhere right? I think that they
are exploiting the benefits gained from being deemed a "religion". Therefore, I don't have a problem with them being banned.
I do find it funny that Germany of all countries is choosing to do it though. You would think that they would be more sensitive than anyone in being
perceived as discriminating against a religion.