Skip to comments.Three of Scientology's elite parishioners keep faith, but leave the church (Includes video)
Posted on 12/31/2009 12:31:26 PM PST by Stoat
The three OT VIIIs said they want reform of leadership. They pointed to the revelations by Rinder, Rathbun and others who told the Times that church leader David Miscavige resorted to violence to control and discipline key managers, assertions the church strongly denied.
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He joined Scientology at 18 and developed communication skills and the confidence to host a popular radio show. He learned to structure his time, curing his chronic problem with punctuality, and he found his creative side, writing poetry and short fiction.
And none of these more traditional routes will employ people who scream at you, hit you, destroy your family ties and endlessly harass you for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Looks like they have gotten their Wittenburg door.
But but but don’t they want to become God of another world someday??
So ... two profoundly crazy people have departed from a group of slightly less crazy people. Okee doke.
I actually dated a Scientologist in high school. Nice girl. Completely certifiable ... but she was “top heavy”, so what did I care?
Looks like they need to invent an OT IX level, so that they can soak a few hundred thousand more dollars from these clueless dolts.
Not really. You can become a practicing homosexual for free.
At certain times in our lives, different attributes of interpersonal relationships will be more important than others. ;-)
Actually, certain attributes endure in importance — but luckily the wife’s also sensible, gracious, and definitely non-certifiable. ;)
“Thetan” is satan pronounced with a lisp
Great Home Grown American Cults
The major cults:
And what is a cult:
First, there is the theological consideration. How consistent are the group’s beliefs with the basic tenets of the historic Christian faith? This evaluates the eternal significance of such beliefs.
Second, there is the social-psychological consideration. How are power, authority, and control exercised in the group? This evaluates techniques of manipulation and mind control.
Christians care about both of these issues in defining a cult. Sociologists care about the second only.
The major American cults qualify on both tests. Some have more couch jumping than others...
L. Ron Hubbard was a con artist. But from what I have heard, Miscavage is a thug.
How would I know??
They’re both strange. At least Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses are nice people.
Yeah, and don’t forget the being baptized for sins of your family so that they can upgrade the heavenly class. But only to 2nd class, first class is reserved for the real Mormons.
To call non-Christian cult members such as the Scientologists, “parishioners” is a gross mis-use of the term. In fact, to call members of a Protestant church “parishioners” is incorrect. Neither the Scientologists nor Protestant churches have “parishes” or call their church buildings, a “parish”.
Anglicans have parishes. Are you saying they aren’t Protestants?
Well, I suppose that since the Governments of several countries have collectively lost their minds and officially designated Scientology as a church then that makes them feel entitled to use other religious terminology as well, regardless of how improper it may be.....the ‘slippery slope’ and all. By adopting traditional, accepted terminologies they attempt to legitimize themselves.
The biologically-meaningless physical interactions between homosexuals are commonly referred to as ‘sex’.
Those who adhere to the fascism of political correctness and the endelssly-disproven, regressive policies of liberalism / socialism like to call themselves ‘intellectuals’ and ‘progressives’.
Communist street-thugs here in America like to call themselves “Community Organizers”.
The list goes on and on...by comandeering and stealing the language and twisting it to their own use, fringe and destuctive groups attempt to gain legitimacy and acceptance.
MORMONism split as soon as JS died.
Since then, it has fractured all over the place; with the Flds offshoot folks being the latest group in the news.
These guys want a Scientology REFORMATION?!?!?
We now bring you the “Reformed Church of Scientology”.
Isn’t that the mormons? God and his wife, and you can become a god too...
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Yep. They call it “exaltation”.
Yeah, and dont forget the being baptized for sins of your family so that they can upgrade the heavenly class.
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And you have to learn the secret handshakes and pantomimes for them too.
No, I am not. Since I am an Anglican priest myself I certainly know that Anglicans have “parishes”
Then why did you say that Protestant churches do not have parishes?
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