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Scientology nonsense in town

On 26 Apr 2013 at 6:38pm Worried and sceptic wrote:
Today on the High Street near the Post Office, I saw a propagandist of the scam-ridden third-rate-science-fiction-believing Scientology cult handing out leaflets for the organisation. They were printed by a Scientology front group named "Foundation for a Drug Free World". I do hope these people can be shown that their lies, no matter how sincerely told or believed, have no place here.

The organisation promotes therapy and teachings which goes against the accepted and long-tested principles of pharmacology, imprisons vulnerable people and is classified by the French government as "a dangerous cult". The UK courts and government have forbidden it from achieving charitable status, and will not recognise it as a religion (though its misguided adherents are allowed to receive its so-called ministry in prison, presumably because the prison service has bigger fish to fry).

Scientology's founder appears to have spoken on several occasions, naming "founding a religion" as the best way to make a lot of money (see the link, below). May the people peddling nonsense in this town be told to their faces, in reasonable terms, this fact and their other errors.

Check it out here »
On 26 Apr 2013 at 6:44pm diamonddog wrote:
it makes a change from the big issue sellers and happy go lucky charity chasers that get up there
On 26 Apr 2013 at 7:00pm Kettle wrote:
I find it quite amusing to take their 'personality test' while assuming the persona of Hannibal lecter.
On 26 Apr 2013 at 10:34pm Nixon Scraypes wrote:
That's exactly the way to deal with them,Kettle I use the country bumpkin role myself I expect they're a charity as well,always show your good face to the suckers.Scientology ain't cheap you know.Students of Conology are recomended to the McClaughry's Blog for a complete demolition of scientology,if you're not bothered just avoid the creeps.
On 26 Apr 2013 at 11:37pm Belladonna wrote:
They approached me to ask if I wanted to talk about drugs. I asked if they were selling any. Threw them a bit...
On 27 Apr 2013 at 2:47am Pilgrim wrote:
Nice to see the Lewes bigots out on parade.
What happened to Lewes, the tolerant town?
On 27 Apr 2013 at 8:01am diamonddog wrote:
pilgrim they are showing there true colours dont take much
On 27 Apr 2013 at 10:08am Ed Can Do wrote:
Mentalists like the scientologists are harmless enough and I've found that most are seriously unprepared for you to actually ask them difficult questions. A bit like the Jehovas to be honest. I remember when I was at uni someone stopping me to talk about the evils of the internet and dangers of computers trying to get me to take a copy of the Watchtower and it was only after ten minutes of ranting they asked what I did and they were most put out when I told them I was studying IT.

If any of the scientologists collar you, ask them if it's true Tom Cruise is gay. That tends to shut them up pretty quick.
On 27 Apr 2013 at 1:43pm Tom cruise wrote:
It's a free world! We're just putting the word out there guys!
On 27 Apr 2013 at 7:20pm diamonddog wrote:
tom cruise is gay when did that happen?
On 27 Apr 2013 at 11:33pm Clifford wrote:
There are also some buildings in town where people gather who believe: a man was born of a virgin; that man was also a god; that the man was killed but came back to life again after three days. Some of them think if you eat bread and drink wine you are eating that man's flesh and drinking his blood. These people also run schools where they teach children.
On 28 Apr 2013 at 2:55am Pilgrim wrote:
There are indeed Clifford. They gather there by the hundred, as they have for a thousand years or so.
On 28 Apr 2013 at 8:11am Atheist wrote:
Why is Scientology more unbelievable than Christianity?
On 28 Apr 2013 at 11:08am Nixon Scraypes wrote:
Some people will believe anything,even Darwinism,which goes to show that if you repeat something often enough people think it must be true.I sometimes wonder what made the climate change before we did.
On 28 Apr 2013 at 2:50pm Clifford wrote:
Pilgrim wrote: 'There are indeed Clifford. They gather there by the hundred, as they have for a thousand years or so.'

Yes, it is odd how these delusions are passed on generation after generation. Astrology is another example, around even longer than Christianity, and also total nonsense.

Nixon Scraypes wrote: 'Some people will believe anything,even Darwinism...'

The thing about Darwin's ideas, Nixon, is that there is some evidence for it and it is not based on faith. Christianity is based purely on faith.
On 29 Apr 2013 at 12:20am Pilgrim wrote:
There is some evidence supporting Christianity too, Clifford. You should check it out. An Alpha course coming near you soon. And if you think evolution & Christianity are in conflict, you need to try one.
On 29 Apr 2013 at 1:48am Expat Two wrote:
Evidence supporting Christianity?
Not the bits atheists dispute. If evolution and Christianity aren't in dispute, then why do they fuss so much about the 7 days thing, or dinosaur fossils were buried to test our belief or all fauna in the world is descended from Noah's passenger list.
On 30 Apr 2013 at 5:38pm Pilgrim wrote:
So both Dawkins and the Bible start today's humanity with Adam and Eve and end up with Africans, Europeans, Chinese, etc, all breeding true. We can agree both require natural selection and evolution? The only difference is that the Bible's Adam & Eve lived on earth at the same time, but the Dawkins Adam & Eve may not have done.
Neither has an explanation for the actual initiation of life (attempting to use a neutral term) that anyone not a convinced adherent of the particular faith would regard as remotely credble. We can probably also agree about that?
Neither has any quarrel with the astonishing similarities between organisms as diverse as man and bacteria by the various genome projects, though maybe they have differing interpretations about how they came about. Interpretations.
So the big deal comes down to different faiths with different explanations. An outsider might feel both lines of argument are equally circular and equally faith-dependent.
On 30 Apr 2013 at 9:28pm Yawn... wrote:
There is no hope.
On 30 Apr 2013 at 10:08pm Expat Two wrote:
Ah, semantics. Christianity agrees with science because neither of them have the answers to everything, therefore everything in the bible can be considered to be as equally valid explanation of reality as rational empiricism.
Sounds like rather desperate band-waggoning to me. Yawn, on this occasion I share your nihilism.

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