reply to post by kilas
I agree that everyone in America has the right to openly challenge, question or observe anything that they wish. It is not the "questioning" of
Scientology that I have problems with (in fact, I think there are far more religions that have done enough damage far and beyond Scientology) among
But what bothers me most, is that people seem to turn in to evil little bastards very quick when it comes to questioning other people's spiritual
beliefs. They don't find positive ways to convey their conserns. In fact, it seems more often then not, that the people attacking the Scientologists
have "zero concern" for the thousands of people within the religion, and are more concerned with making them look stupid, or rip them apart from
what they believe with little or no attention to their well being.
If you think Scientology is a cult that produces more harm in the world then good (and again, I am not saying it don't) , then the followers of this
church are victims (as stated by another poster in this thread), and should be seen as people who need "help" not ridicule.
Making videos for youtube that celebrates the public harassment of these individuals, or hunting them down to mock them openly for our amusement, is
just not the correct way to confront any church. It actually reinforces what that church is teaching to its followers-
"the nonbelievers are evil and plotting to destroy our way of life."
I just think that today's society welcomes attacking the minds of those we do not understand, tolerate or trust. There are civil ways to communicate
serious worries. There are less "blood thirsty" ways to deal with any group that may (or may not) be attacking the moral fiber of our nation.
I have no idea when exactly the common man became so addicted to ripping a man down to his lowest form and then gloating above him as he curls up and
cries. I have no clue what drives people to want to see people made fools of for their own amusement and satisfaction.
All I know is that "if" Scientology is a mind warping cult bent on controlling the weak, then the "weak people" who fall for it are victims no
different then hostages who are tricking in to trusting their captors. They should be seen as innocent people who fell for a lie, not criminals to be
humiliated in front of the internet world at large (for our amusement).
I wonder, does Anom actually care about those being suckered or controlled by this evil group, or are they just enjoying the thrill of seeing others
reduced to babbling fools that we can all judge from the safety of our homes?
Seems like these anti-scientologist groups are more intent on hurting the scientologists then Scientology is.
What does that make them? Worse then the cult they seek to destroy?
Fact remains, there are less savage ways to deal with this "so called problem", and if you really cared for the people lost in the maze of lies that
some say they see, wouldn't you be trying to help the victims and not concern yourself with dragging them to look stupid in public?
I dunno...it bothers me how many folks take great pride in removing pride from others.
Those poor people just wanted to gather with like-minded folks of their church. If the church is bad, fine, use legal avenues and take the moral
highroad towards bringing them down. Don't make public displays of the bottom feeders of the philosophy, instead use the law to expose those behind
Either way, the plague of "ill tempers" and the viral need for "mockery and destruction" shows me that compassion is not the case behind the
movement against Scientology.
I actually respect the people being attacked in these videos a lot more then I respect those here who just blindly club away at them.
I don't dance with joy when another human is reduced to defending all he believes just because he decided to walk down the street.