Scientology Vs Anonymous who do you think is right, if anyone?

United States
December 16, 2009 5:55pm CST
Scientology is a religion that says its a science, which also is based in a pyramid structure and has many famous members like John Travolta and Tom Cruise. They came under fire by a group of young internet activist who decided they had to do something to stop the practices of the "church" after some of their beliefs and practices came to light like the death of Lisa McPherson, the pressure they put on the government to receive tax exemption and the churches "fair game" practice designed by L.Ron Hubbard saying that "Individuals or groups who are "Fair Game" are judged to be a threat to the Church and, according to the policy, can be punished and harassed using any and all means possible", also the secret of the origins of the church which involves an alien named "Xenu" who imprisoned souls on earth. Also anyone who is a family member who is not in the church is not allowed to have contact to the people in the church. Scientology says they are just the same as any other religious organization and that its nothing more than a smear campaign by a group of internet terrorist for the purpose of damaging their good name just for fun. They also say that the group anonymous is nothing but a bunch of teen age hackers and shouldn't be taken serious. How much do you know about Scientology? Do you feel that its within the rights of citizens to protest practices of a religious group? Do you feel that anonymous is nothing more than cyber terrorist? Do you feel that this organization should have tax exemption? If you were to choose a side which side would you be on? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Scientology http://www.whyweprotest.net/en/ http://www.scientology.org/#/videos/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7EEOMbBIO8 http://www.youtube.com/user/churchofscientology?blend=1&ob=4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0ZFow_9vsg
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@redhotpogo (4398)
• United States
17 Dec 09
scientology. what can i say? a religion based on a book written by a fiction writer. They're good people that mean well. They have some really good values, and things that I think are great teachings. Just people who are confused looking for the answers is all.
• United States
18 Dec 09
Thank you for the reply. I am not so sure about there core or good values with policies like "fair game" and things like operation snow white.
• United States
18 Dec 09
Operation snow white?
• United States
19 Dec 09
Snow white is when L. Ron's wife and some of his followers were arrested for destroying government papers that had negative material on Scientology.
• United States
6 Jun 10
I have to say Anonymous is right. A religion should be an unrestricted service of a superior being, or "God". The day a CULT that you have to pay thousands of dollars for to join becomes a religion, Is that day that "Xenu" comes down and smites us.
• United States
11 Jun 10
"Is that day that "Xenu" comes down and smites us." LOL, thanks for the reply sorry I didn't get to you sooner I missed it.
• United States
11 Jun 10
No problem. Hehe!
• United States
22 Dec 09
i would be on the side of anonymous- i doubt they're all teenagers either. i'm all for freedom of religion,but there's just something that strikes me as odd about scientologists.i actually ran into a bunch of hubbard.."adhereants" shall we say?in atlanta as far back as the mid 80's and thought they were strange then. pamplets and everything.
• United States
22 Dec 09
Thank you for your reply. I myself would have to side with anonymous on this issue. They seem to have done very well in protesting their points in a non-violent manner, which can be a difficult thing to do during picketing someone. Scientology seems to have backed down from their in your face and threatening attitudes during these protests. I think they have realized it makes them look bad in public opinion. They seem to be happy to treat people like crap behind closed doors for now.
@MJay101 (711)
19 Dec 09
I know enough about Scientology to know that they are all c*nts of the highest order. That's really all that needs to be said: their religion makes even less sense than, for example, X-tianity - and that's saying something! It's just a glorified cult for the insecure rich and the gullible poor. I pity Scientologists.
• United States
19 Dec 09
Thanks for your reply MJay101, I cant really say I am surprised about your reaction to Scientology considering some of the other things I have seen you post about other religions. You did however not say much about the organization of anonymous, well that is if you can call it an organization. Whats your take on their actions? Do you feel they have been in the standard use of free speech or do you feel its cyber terrorism?