posted on Feb, 1 2009 @ 01:00 PM
While I agree that Scientology does many of the things that religions used to do and in some cases currently do, I have to say that it is not the same
thing. And it is not a valid argument to compare them to each other. Scientology is a Sci-fi cult where most religions are thousands of years old and
ingrained as tradition. Many of those old habits have been abandoned by the old religions and it will only be a matter of time before they become a
bit more open. They always do.
Scientology started out with secrecy. They started out, in this day and age, as everyone becomes more open, as a closed society with secretive and
criminal activities. They are no different than the mob, only they figured out how to indoctrinate, and have no morals. No one knows what goes on
behind closed doors with these people and they seem to have a solid foot hold in Hollywood. The Media capital of America. That is very dangerous.
Now they are being tried for fraud. And if we don't want them to apply for tax exempt status we have to stop saying that they operate like other
religions. Because they do not. The church across the way from the coffee shop I sit in is not going to harass me at home from criticizing them. But
the members and leadership of Scientology will.