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Is there any good in Scientology?

Discussion in 'Evaluating and Criticising Scientology' started by Wedinn, Dec 28, 2018.

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  1. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    having a conversation with you is about on the same level of having a conversation with Don Quixote, and I believe it would be the same with L Ron Hubbard, but he is dead.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Quixote

    Your story, and dead L Ron Hubbard are the same.

    "The story follows the adventures of a noble (hidalgo) named Alonso Quixano who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to become a knight-errant (caballero andante), reviving chivalry and serving his country, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthy wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story."

    Key phrase being "rhetorical orations" and this:

    "does not see the world for what it is and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story."
     
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  2. Clay Pigeon

    Clay Pigeon Gold Meritorious Patron

    Don't know as I'd ever claim to see the world as it is but I've every right to live out a knightly story both by blood and by conviction.

    I'm a Birdwood. Our family geneology traces to the Domesday Book and I am a scion, for better and for worse, of a long line of British knights. General Sir William Birdwood was a highly regarded general of The Great War. The wisdom of scripture, our Constitution and the common good have ledme to stand in harm's way an the multiple scars I wear were not the product of rhetoric
     
  3. Clay Pigeon

    Clay Pigeon Gold Meritorious Patron

    Never mind the cannibals...

    Go for the cannabis!!!
     
  4. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    myself, I'm a Furian, defiant to the end, not of this planet.

    https://riddick.fandom.com/wiki/Furyans

    I bow to no man.

     
  5. Clay Pigeon

    Clay Pigeon Gold Meritorious Patron

    As a knightsblood American I stand that none be forced to bow.
     
  6. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    Yes, and your illustrious forebear would be turning in his grave if he could read that for bringing the good name of Birdwood into disrepute I fancy.
     
  7. DagwoodGum

    DagwoodGum Squirreling Dervish

    As everything "good" in Scientology invariably leads to much more that is "bad" the conclusion would be that nothing in Scientology is good or at least purely good.
    The good that you think you've found is no more than bait arranged carefully to entrap you further into the core of the onion that is Scientology.
     
  8. The_Fixer

    The_Fixer Class Clown

    Interesting. This thread is 11 pages long.

    Wonder how many pages it takes to say "No!".

    Lol.
     
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  9. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    Clay Pigeon,

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_pigeon_shooting

    likes to invoke discussions of "much ado about nothing" and read the counter arguments only to create more discussion.
     
  10. Little David

    Little David Gold Meritorious Patron

    Scientology is a good example of how a mentally ill, conscience free, con artist can become rich and relatively famous.

    However, it seems that some exes still seek a replacement for LRH's like in their lives.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2019
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