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  •  I know people (10+ / 0-)

    who were at the party where Heinlein, Hubbard and Anderson made the bet that was the seed of Scientology.  Including Poul Anderson, who was one of the three.

    Scientology was formulated as a way to make money.  period.

    Just because all religions (IMO) are fake doesn't excuse this one.  It just paints it more harshly, as there are more witnesses to its creation.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:13:45 PM PST

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    •  I am a religious person (8+ / 0-)

      I don't see this diary as denigrating religion or really about religion; the unfortunate thing is that a money-grubbing authoritarian, totally creepy-time cult which was created as a gag of sorts is perceived as a religion by anyone, thus garnering it all kinds of privacies it wouldn't otherwise have, not to mention tax exemptions and such. But whether or not it is -- or is not -- qualified as a cult or a religion is moot to the main point that this group is doing something that I don't know of any other group doing:

      Standing behind the International scenes to create world attitudes and policies abotu mental health from a position of anti-science.

      This would be like climate change deniers creating world policy positions, legislation, and public perception of environmental issues by manipulating the beliefs of different people through different means, and all from a very protected position.

      Worse yet, because of their cloaked presence, they use both the Left-wing and the Right-wing to push their weird agenda and no one is the wiser.

      I will explain how in depth when I can create a solid piece of research about this and have time to write up more about it.

      Just know how strange it is. It's a lot like the Family working on the "Kill the Gays" bill in Uganda, but on an even more global level.

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      by mahakali overdrive on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:47:03 PM PST

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    •  separating victims (4+ / 0-)

      from large amounts of their cash a Scientology specialty

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