Saturday, May 31, 2008
Most critics don't try to cash in from their criticism. Some, however, try to do it. One notorious example is Enturbulation.org that ask for donations. Another is a website claiming to help Scientologists be reimbursed from the CoS, and asking a "voluntary donation of 10% of what people get back.
This video initially shows the reaction to some incident involving a Scientologists. However, later on, it shows the kind of "peaceful protest" some anons hold - it has nothing to do with peaceful protests anymore, it simply is stalking and verbal assault on the beliefs of individual Scientologists, including pursuing them with insults down the street using a loudspeaker. Later on, a stressed Scientologist, trying to leave, hit a car, which provokes the hilarity of anons who then blame her for her lack of OT powers. This later video is a sequence that, for some reason, has been cut off from the first one and published separately later. All in all a most disturbing and unpleasant video, that reflects badly on anonymous.
Friday, May 30, 2008
One of the things that made me leave Scientology is that I realized I would not want to live in a society ran like a Scientology organization. This post, taken from ARS, gives some idea of what it would be like to live in a "Clear" society. Still not something I would personally want even in a milder version of this somewhat overboard description.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
You will remember that a group calling itself "The Regime" was the source of furry on the part of Anonymous when the said Regime counter-attacked them in the midst of Anonymous hacking Scientology web site. Apparently The Regime published today a video naming Anonymous. The video is supposed to be on one of Enturbulation.org page but was apparently removed because "the videos contain personal information of others". This is somewhat ironic knowing how Anonymous loves to post personal information about those who disagree with them, and even has a whole "rogue gallery" posting personal information of Scientologists.
Related blog entries: R-InvasionOfPrivacy-
Related blog entries: R-InvasionOfPrivacy-
Who said everything in Scientology comes for a fee? Here are some online courses you can do for free.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
(In French) Le 27 mai dernier, l’Assemblée nationale et le Sénat ont adopté une nouvelle loi n° 2008-496 portant diverses dispositions d’adaptation au droit communautaire dans le domaine de la lutte contre les discriminations. Par cette loi, le gouvernement français entend s’adapter au droit communautaire et reconnaît ainsi comme discriminée toute personne traitée de manière moins favorable qu’une autre en raison de sa religion ou de ses convictions.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Anti-Scientologists have loads of videos hailing the Anonymous movement as a courageous stand against oppression, like when they compare themselves with the German White Rose movement who stood up to Nazi Germany in 1942. They don't realize that there is a HUGE difference between the two. The White Rose movement was that of a minority who put their life on the line against an oppressive majority. The Anonymous movement is that of a the majority stalking a minority.
Jason Beghe, the first celebrity Scientologist who noisily defected may be a celebrity but apparently he was never considered celebrity enough to appear on on the Celebrity Scientologists blog as can be seen checking back up to 2004 through the Wayback Machine. He may have appeared through other Scientology media though.
Legal analyst Susan Filan agrees with the Court that taking the children away from the Yearning For Zion Ranch on spurious anti-cult claims was wrong. She writes:
"Without proving immediate harm, the seizure of virtually all the children is merely a condemnation of this religious sect for their beliefs ... Religious beliefs cannot be the basis for governmental child snatching. Rather, that is a prescription for religious persecution."
Saturday, May 24, 2008
If you are tired after a long day work and want some pure entertainment that would send you rolling on the floor laughing, watch the self-appointed "leader of Anonymous" Paul Fetch in the video where he claims helicopters are flying around his house and even a jet missed him... That guy is a complete lunatic that has as much to do with Anonymous as an ant has to do with the Queen of England. Nevertheless, it's hilarious, though it is not meant to be.
Did I mention already that if you want to read Scientologists' blogs, the best way is to subscribe to the "Scientology Blogosphere's shared items" blogs. They'll do the work for you. The one blog that is not included, that I know, is the excellent "Scientology myths" blog, because it openly inter-act with critics.
The teenager who was facing legal action for calling the Church of Scientology a "cult" has been told he will not be taken to court.
Court: Texas had no right to take polygamists' children. "The existence of the FLDS belief system as described by the department's witnesses, by itself, does not put children of FLDS parents in physical danger," the judges said.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Will Smith founds school teaching Scientology creator's study method.