Skip to comments.Scientology versus Anonymous: Cyber World War
Posted on 06/02/2008 2:25:21 PM PDT by mondoreb
While we go about our daily lives--surfing the web, using it to pay bills or catching up on the latest news and chatting with friends and family--little do we realize that just beneath the digital surface of the worldwide web a war is being waged: the first Cyber World War, between a modern-day David versus Goliath.
Goliath is the Church of Scientology, a multi-billion dollar enterprise, who is being systematically unmasked by the group known as Anonymous, the modern day David.
|ALSO at DBKP.com: * 'Anonymous' Hackers Vow to Destroy Scientology * Anonymous Issues Warning Number III to Scientology * Charges Dropped Against British Youth Who Called Scientology A Cult * Scientology: Religion or Cult? * Scientology: Never Recognized by UK as Religion, Cops Bust Kid for Calling it a Cult|
Who is Anonymous and why did they declare war against the Church of Scientology?
Tom Cruise is perhaps the most famous Church of Scientology member on the planet. We mention planet because in the "Church" of Scientology, what we would consider science fiction, tales of intergalactic warfare and galaxies play a key role in the shrouded secret world of Scientology.
The origin of Scientology as a "religion" compared to other religions such as Christianity, Judaism, and Buddhism is quite recent, founded by L. Ron Hubbard, a prolific science fiction writer in the early 1950's. Hubbard's Dianetics, a self-improvement book based on a mind-body-spirit relationship, was regarded in some circles as a scam and a "lunatic vision of Freudian psychology" while others believed it offered a new way to religious bliss.
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I agree. Scientology is only LIKE a cult, but crappier. Heck, they don’t even have a secret decoder ring.
With less drama and worse writing than the bible.
Base a cult on Dune, by Herbert, then maybe you’ve got some potential.
It’s a cult when they come after you for trying to get out of it and for not paying up.....oh wait....that’s a mob racquet....LOL!
Well, not a more responsible cult, but more a cult that keeps quiet for now. It’s a loony fringe. Now, I’m a big star wars fan, but do I go about joining the Jedi religion, nope.
Ok, I’m setting myself up for a flame here, but anyway. I read Dune and never found it very “special” — the storyline I thought was pale compared to the Foundation series or Star Wars or Lord of the Rings.
Anonymous is offended by the cult's controlling practices, political misgivings, forcible silencing of opponents by whatever means necessary, and extraction of huge amounts of money from followers for "treatments," all under the guise of religion.
The group has made it quite clear that those who believe that L. Ron Hubbard's doctrines are true should be free to follow them, but should not be constrained by the cult.
I meant that if you are going to create a religion based on a science fiction author, Frank Herbert’s Dune - whether Zen Sunni or Bene Gesserit - would have more logical coherence and stronger belief basis than any of the weird crap (and lousy story telling) that is the foundation of Scientology.
Yeah, but they’re still saner than the Global Warming Cult.
I get that — and I know that Dune is a classic SF, but I, personally, could never get it! :)