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    In the past I have flirted with Scientology, but now I am doubtful about the value of becoming an adherent of this philosophy.
    I have been told several times, and with some vehemence, only "morons" would consider joining this movement!
    I have tried not to take these rebukes personally altho' they could be taken as a comment on those, such as myself, who would even consider becoming a disciple of L Ron Hubbard.
    Do any members, of this forum, have views on Scientology?


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    It's poor science fiction invented by a liar, fantasist and con man. (Read Bare Faced Messiah https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bare-faced_Messiah for info as to how great a scumbag he was). In fact scientology was his second money-making scam attempt to start a religion, he tried Dianetics first (and in one of his early publications IIRC he stated his ambition was to found a religion and get rich) ... It's only slightly more daft than Mormonism...


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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron buttle View Post
    Do any members, of this forum, have views on Scientology?
    Yes. It's not science. It's not a church. It's not a religion.

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    Look at the creed and how many times the word 'alien' is disguised.
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    I now agree with the above posts and have done for some time.
    I am surprised, however, to read the very fine American actor, Elizabeth Moss, is a member of what I now believe to be a cult.
    Is it possible individuals can simply find aspects of Scientology useful, in their own lives, without being fully-blown adherents?
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    Possibly, there's no accounting for stupidity
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Possibly, there's no accounting for stupidity
    I know your post is light hearted, but I do find it hard to understand how an actor, having the ability/talent of Elizabeth Moss, could ever be described as stupid.
    And yet she is attracted to scientology!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron buttle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Possibly, there's no accounting for stupidity
    I know your post is light hearted, but I do find it hard to understand how an actor, having the ability/talent of Elizabeth Moss, could ever be described as stupid.
    And yet she is attracted to scientology!
    Stupid is as stupid does.
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    Stupidity is often selective, not an all or nothing thing. Many people who are intelligent in one sphere are dumb as a chimp in others...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Stupidity is often selective, not an all or nothing thing. Many people who are intelligent in one sphere are dumb as a chimp in others...
    I agree: intelligent people can have idiotic opinions/views but that does not mean they can ever be dismissed as simply stupid. I am sure most of us would agree about that!
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    Check out how much it costs over the years to be a member of Scientology. It could be millions of dollars. They will take what you have. It will take up much of your time. No doubt it will lower stress and soothe away life's problems. That is why people like Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Elisabeth Moss are prominent members. They have the money.

    IMO better to look for an alternative, something that won't take up much time and is actually free, and lower stress. Personally, I like Chi Kung (Xi gong). 3 minutes a day is all you need.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1BVYWeuR4o

    That is just an example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cameron buttle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    Possibly, there's no accounting for stupidity
    I know your post is light hearted, but I do find it hard to understand how an actor, having the ability/talent of Elizabeth Moss, could ever be described as stupid.
    And yet she is attracted to scientology!
    I don't. It seems many if not all religions (which Scientology certainty is) are honed to appeals to many peoples wanting to believe or subscribe to a common social system bigger to themselves--whether that is spiritual or more secular. Scientology not only has this appeal but by design markets itself as a type of ultimate self-help program.
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