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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

8 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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lemonieJohnJY

Reply 8 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

9 years ago

... wait L. Ron Hubbard the novelist?

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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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kelseymhWeissensteinburg

Reply 9 years ago

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

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GoodhartWeissensteinburg

Reply 9 years ago

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

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kelseymhmynameisjonas

Reply 9 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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Sandisk1duokelseymh

Reply 9 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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KitemanSandisk1duo

Reply 9 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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Sandisk1duoKiteman

Reply 9 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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mynameisjonasSandisk1duo

Reply 9 years ago

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

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canidaSandisk1duo

Reply 9 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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KentsOkay

9 years ago

Screw the Scientologists, you should join us Neo Flying Spaegans

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Labot2001KentsOkay

Reply 9 years ago

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

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KentsOkayLabot2001

Reply 9 years ago

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

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thematthatter

9 years ago

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

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blugyblug

9 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

9 years ago

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

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Sandisk1duokelseymh

Reply 9 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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kelseymhSandisk1duo

Reply 9 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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Sandisk1duokelseymh

Reply 9 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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jessyratfink

9 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 lionjessyratfink

Reply 9 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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Kiteman

9 years ago

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

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whatsisface

9 years ago

Haha, awesome find.