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Scientology Accused Me of “Anti-Religious Bigotry” – Here’s My Response

Discussion in 'Breaking and Major News about Scientology' started by CommunicatorIC, Aug 3, 2017.

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  1. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    I remember in 1980, Jimmy Carter re-instituted "selective service" registration (military conscription registration for those outside the US). At Flag, there was then a crash program to get every SO member through the Minister's Course and ordained (because clergy are exempt from conscription)
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  2. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    The Tampa Bay Times covered this in an article over here:
    In Scientology’s backyard, Baptist preacher ‘takes a stand’

    Lot's of Scientology trolls commented in the comment section of the article. (Or 1 troll using multiple sock puppets)

    Here's a screenshot of a brief comment I made there:

  3. guanoloco

    guanoloco As-Wased

    I'm thinking a lot of the Scieno rhetoric is based off of survey and riding the latest trend of "oppressed" and "marginalized" like STAND emulating the latest "be cool" thang of protests.

    Funny thing is, I don't know of any other "church" that regularly, itself, gets protested...maybe West Burrows Baptist?

    Remember when the latest and greatest buzzword of "bigot" came down the line?
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  4. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    Hubbard's version of "conscription" was not thru military government conscription or by force, or if else,

    Hubbard's version of conscription was thru rhetoric, or the art of persuasion, or the Battle for The Mind, and later Hard Sell, and also "if else", meaning if you don't join Scientology, or staff or the Sea Org, why you are letting down the world because Scientology is the answer.

    It's really nice getting confirmation bias from ex members here explaining how they didn't achieve the promises of "clear" or "OT",

    since we all tried and believed.
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  5. Churchill

    Churchill Gold Meritorious Patron

    Conscription, or self-conscription, where the prisoners themselves construct the cells that will house them.

    Come to think of it, the Sea Org could charitably best be described as an modern day form of ‘interminable indentured servitude’ where, when one leaves, even after 30 or 40 years; having given what is essentially free labor, the individual is THEN required to reimburse Scientology at highly inflated prices for everything they’ve received. One is considered a freeloader, labeled a freeloader, and presented a bill for services! This is the brave new world of Scientology!

    Instead of receiving a gold watch and and maybe a modest pension, as is the custom among those degraded WOGS, when a Sea Org member leaves, they’re presented with a goldenrod and a freeloader bill...and to my everlasting regret, it pains me beyond words to say that I actually paid mine.

    Scientology is, without a doubt, the shitholiest of all shitholes.
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  6. Moochie

    Moochie New Member

    $cientology is to religion what chalk is to cheese. Ecclesiastically speaking, that is. :D
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  7. Jenyfurrr

    Jenyfurrr Patron

    HA! I replied directly to you on there without even realizing it was “you” that I reply to & comment on here! Small world!
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  8. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    Those subjected to the deception and manipulation of a mind control cult might begin to believe whatever they've been deceived and manipulated into believing. That's not surprising.

    The idea that the rest of us should accept what these victims of a mind control cult believe, as being true - Now, that's surprising.

    If a person agrees that the Scientology organization is an authentic religious institution, then that person has been "handled" by Scientology. That's slightly embarrassing.

    If an ex Scientologist agrees that the Scientology organization is an authentic religious institution, then that's very embarrassing, since that person has not only been handled once (when he first became a Scientologist), but has been re-handled (after having become an ex-Scientologist).

    Scientology's battle has been to cause people to agree to its primary empowering fraudulent assertion.

    Can you feel yourself agreeing?

    Once Scientology has obtained a person's agreement to that fraudulent and empowering assertion, the battle is over. Scolding Scientology for bad behavior, after so agreeing, is pointless.

    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018
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  9. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    ^^^Great post! I added it to the 'Golden Quotes' thread:
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