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I think I may be a Scientologist Answered

My library regularly has a cart of books and audio cassettes for sale...hard covers for a dollar, soft covers for $0.50, etc. When I was there today, I noticed three brand new (still shrink wrapped) volumes of pure Scientology propaganda. I obviously shelled over the three dollars. Nobody really knows anything about them, maybe these books slipped through their hands by accident, and by possessing them, I'm a member of the church? Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, one thousand nine hundred and fifty two pages of genuine L. Ron Hubbard literature:

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JohnJY
JohnJY

11 years ago

 Scientology, to me, seems to be based off of The Heavens Gate Society, and we all know what they did. But their religions seem almost exactly, and eerily the same. Check the facts out, and talk to me later.     

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

How about you draw the comparisons in clear terms, and remember that Scientologists have been known to "get their lawyers-out".

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mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas

12 years ago

... wait L. Ron Hubbard the novelist?

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

He's the one who founded scientology.

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mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas

Reply 12 years ago

so, how's Scientology treating you?

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

Haven't really gotten to read the books yet. But they haven't killed me yet, either, so I guess that's good.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 12 years ago

I don't think they kill you, they just make you....umm....."interesting."

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

I read his Dianetics book.....sounded like modern-day voo-doo emphasis on the doo to me :-)

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 12 years ago

Yes. The story (probably apocryphal) is that he created Scientology essentially as a bar bet. Hubbard said that he could invent a viable religion for an SF story, and John W. Campbell told him he couldn't. So he did. I am not sure I believe it, but it does make a really great creation myth :-) The official history is that Hubbard's early work with Dianetics "cured Campbell's sinusitis," and Campbell became an enthusiastic convert.

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

well, now Hubbard is rollin' in dough! since it costs $300 for someone to explain all the Scientology stuff to you

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

They have a special "meter" to check how spiritually pure you are. Their operation is supposed to be secret, but I saw one go on ebay a few days ago - it sold for well over 200GBP. They are supposed to see if you are somehow polluted by sin, but all it really is is a dressed-up Wheatstone bridge that measures the resistance of your skin.

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

when i was in LA, i saw a little table with scientology books, and that meter, some guy was having his scientology "tested"

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

here, build your own meter!

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mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas

Reply 12 years ago

seriously?!?!?!?! hmm.... perhaps we should consider founding instructology... >=D

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

but then we would be considered a cult if we already aren't

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canida
canida

Reply 12 years ago

He died a while back. It happened to be at a remarkably convenient time for tax purposes. But that's OK - they periodically "discover" more of his writings that were tucked away.

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 12 years ago

Yes. He created Scientology.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

Screw the Scientologists, you should join us Neo Flying Spaegans

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Neo? There's a new FSM? I never knew! I'm not a very religious person. :(

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

Sorta, it's my own dubbing for my mix of FSM and neo paganism.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Sounds expensive.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

I s'pose....

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thematthatter
thematthatter

12 years ago

Scientologists are pretty well off. I thought about joining just so i could get some movie deals.

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blugyblug
blugyblug

12 years ago

Scientology huh. Sounds like a cool religion... Apparently its really bad, never really gave it much thought though. Yeah useless comments

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bumpus
bumpus

12 years ago

Hahhahahaha. What a crock. Can I call you Tom Cruise?

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Chicken2209
Chicken2209

Reply 12 years ago

I call john travolta

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 12 years ago

I call Stan Marsh

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

Stan Marsh didn't read the books (nor did he have them in his possession), he was chosen to write a new one

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 12 years ago

But, as the reincarnation of LRH, don't you think he'd get a complementary set just for playing?

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

maybe, but a 4th* grader (citation needed) wouldn't want to read a 1,900 page book about some religion he never heard of

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mynameisjonas
mynameisjonas

Reply 12 years ago

he doesn't need to read it, he's lived it!

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

good point

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

12 years ago

Amazing. Did you know Scientology centers are now printing their works to look like Christian fiction and mailing them to churches? We had several churches bring us the books, wrapped, in the shipping boxes to sell at the store. Those tricksy hobbits! Also - has anyone seen the "documentary" Hubbard put together to tell everyone about scientology? It nearly broke my brain. new age circular logic, ahoy!!!

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 12 years ago

You wouldn't happen to be able to supply a link to watch that documentary would you? Or at the very least the name of it?

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 12 years ago

Thanks. I'm sure I can find it somewhere...

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

Reply 12 years ago

I think it was almost an hour.

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 12 years ago

One more quick question, about how long is this video?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

They're all different thicknesses - whichever set of shelving you prop up with them will be wonky!

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

But they're all the same height, so it'll be OK.