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Scientology and Celebrities

April 2, 2008

Seriously, what is the deal with Scientology? I’m not opposed to any religion or spirituality or atheism. My belief is people should have the right to be whatever they want and not be judged for it. That being said, what is the deal with Scientology? I have nothing against Aliens. In fact I’m a firm believer they exist and have visited our planet on many occasions. Who knows, maybe some other sentient life is what destroyed the dinosaurs? In any case, I have no problem with the love for Alien worship aspect of their belief system, but my concern is why we don’t see scientologists in our work places, recreation centers, or sporting events?
There are no Churches of Scientology I’ve ever seen in the Detroit Metro area. In fact, I’ve never heard of anyone practicing Scientology other than celebrities or rich people willing to write large checks. Does the Alien worship require a heavy flow of cash or notoriety for admittance? I’m not mocking, honestly, I’m genuinely curious how this system works. Why is it the only Scientologists I’ve heard of are either rich or celebrities?
I would rather enjoy being enlightened on this topic.  Help Please. Some of our most beloved actor’s are scientologists:

Tom Cruise

John Travolta

What has made them join what many consider is nothing more than a cult?????

So again, I implore the world to extend your knowledge to a very curious woman. What is the deal with Scientology?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Yayo Mimo permalink
    April 4, 2008 10:37 pm

    They all just seem crazy to me.

  2. The Broken Forum permalink
    April 5, 2008 9:40 pm

    There’s a lot of speculation on what it is. Personally I see it as a cult and way to expolit money from people. They do a lot of scary stuff. For example, back in the 80’s there was an organization that helped people get family members “de-programmed” if they were taken by a cult. I can’t remember the name but Scientology sued and bankrupt the organization – Scientology then bought the organization and now runs it. So…if you call htis organization, trying to get help because your family member has been taken by a cult you will be talking to a scientologist. Anyway, I think the fact that the “leader” L. Ron Hubbard was a science fiction writer speaks volumes. Here’s a little about the “religion” from Wikipedia:

    “The controversies involving the Church and its critics, some of them ongoing, include:

    Scientology’s disconnection policy, in which members are encouraged to cut off all contact with friends or family members considered “antagonistic.”[144][145]

    The death of a Scientologist Lisa McPherson while in the care of the Church.

    Criminal activities committed on behalf of the Church or directed by Church officials (Operation Snow White, Operation Freakout)

    Conflicting statements about L. Ron Hubbard’s life, in particular accounts of Hubbard discussing his intent to start a religion for profit, and of his service in the military.[146]

    Scientology’s harassment and litigious actions against its critics encouraged by its Fair Game policy.[146]

    Attempts to legally force search engines such as Google and Yahoo to omit any webpages critical of Scientology from their search engines (and in Google’s case, AdSense), or at least the first few search pages.[147]”

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