Originally posted by CaptnCrunch
I'm sorry but I don't know if I believe this. I know that there's that new group that's trying to destroy Scientology and that part of their plan
is to spread rumors and badmouth them in the public eye. posting at ATS's message boards would be a good place to start. you sound barely affected
by the incident.
You sound like you think criticism of Scientology has just started. People who've lost their family members or friends to Scientology or even former
members themselves often openly criticise Scientology. You don't hear the same about people whose family members convert to CHRISTIANITY, do you?
In 1971, Paulette Cooper's book The Scandal of Scientology
published. Operation Freakout
Operation Snow White
followed closely which led more awareness to the cult.
Andreas Heldal-Lund started the site, Operation Clambake
started Xenu TV
, a site critical of Scientology in
left the organisation and has been one of the most prominent critics of
Scientology since 2000.
If you are talking about Anonymous, our goal isn't to destroy Scientology. Anonymous has grown greatly
since the release of the first video,
so if that's your only exposure to Anonymous it isn't completely accurate.
After Mark Bunker's video
addressing Anonymous' legalities and cause, we changed almost overnight.
Our goal is not to 'bring down Scientology'. Our goal is to inform people, so that they may not be sucked into the trap. And the "destruction" of
the cult (from lack of recruits and thus lack of funding) could be a byproduct.
And we aren't spreading rumors or "badmouthing" Scientology. A lot of people do spread rumors though, I'll admit, if by rumors you mean
information that can not be backed up by evidence. And that weakens our cause.
I can only speak for myself, and I only present arguments that can be backed up such as Operation Freakout and Operation Snow White. And everything
that goes on inside the Church of Scientology such as courses that cost hundreds of dollars that include staring in a person's eyes for an hour and a
half until you hallucinate.
If you're interested in learning more, feel free to send me a U2U. :]
Sorry for derailing the topic by the way.
My thoughts on the original topic: I'm not completely buying it. But if this really happened, I'm sorry about your friend's death.
[edit on 23-3-2008 by Paresthesia]