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The Scientology Scam

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posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 01:15 PM
I was thinking about Scientology the other day, and a theory crossed my mind. It's no big secret that in order to climb the ranks in this particular cult, you will have to spend a lot (a LOT!) of money. Do you think it's possible that the celebrities involved know fully well that Scientology is a crock of #, and are simply using their star power to recruit more and more members so as to fill their pockets even more?

posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 01:55 PM
I think there is probably a mix. I doubt many "know" it's a total crock, maybe some of those in the business structure who profit think that way, but I'd expect the regular members, including celebrities to actually believe it has some worth.

Compare it to something more mainstream like Christianity. You get quite a range, some people believe every word, whereas some don't really believe much at all, just find some of the "teachings" of use to them.

I've heard a few scientology members talking about it, and I believed they felt it had helped them.

Personally I think it's all a big waste of money. I think it would be better to just get a few philosophy, psychology, and self help books out of the library, and spend a while thinking about things. I think most people will get the same effect from that kind of cost-free self study, and likely without so much weird doctrine or odd beliefs.

[edit on 29/6/2010 by harpsounds]

posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 01:57 PM
I don't mean to antagonise you but.

What you say is both correct and obvious.

posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 01:00 AM
Iam not a scientologist, but they are a "registered religion" so perhaps religious hate /vilification laws apply also to those attacking them?
People with money and who donate lots of money always rise to the top in any religion.
Organised religion puts itself first then God/love/vurtue/charity.
I once belonged to a religious group who collected 10% or more of its members wages/earnings.
They did zero for the local homelless/poor ect.
But notice how I didnt name them and accuse them?
Religiuos hate laws should apply to all religions ?
Unless you have proof , show respect?

posted on Jul, 4 2010 @ 10:43 PM
Kinda late posting this but, the OP is doing nothing wrong in not having "Respect" for Scientology.

Nowhere in the Constitution does it say anything about it being illegal to ridicule or deride someone's religious beliefs. It isn't illegal to form your opinions and vocalize it.

No American is obliged to show them the tiniest modicum of respect, except insofar as the law requires (fair housing, equal employment, etc).

That said I really don't see how anyone would believe its anything other than a a type of cult based on the practices of its members as told bye those who were part of it. Anyone can start a religion in the U.S. and anyone can call it a bunch of BS if they see fit.

Personally I see religion as nothing more than a tool used to manipulate others. Most probably came along the same way Scientology, brainwashing bye a charismatic person etc. In the end it always comes down to the exploitation of others as deemed necessary from that all mighty etc.

Religion always has an answer for everything which should say it all unless of course you are already part of it and therefore blind to what others see it as.

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