View Poll Results: Does Scientology Work?

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  • YES, it works if applied exactly as L. Ron wrote it.

    4 7.84%
  • YES, it works but it had to be modified.

    2 3.92%
  • YES, it works outside of the current "church" environment.

    3 5.88%
  • MAYBE it works. It's different with everyone.

    11 21.57%
  • MAYBE it works if applied exactly as Hubbard wrote it.

    0 0%
  • NO, it never really worked at all; it's all brainwashing.

    17 33.33%
  • NO, it never really worked because it was not finely tuned by Hubbard.

    0 0%
  • NO, it does not work at all and never will, Hubbard was just wrong.

    10 19.61%
  • DON'T CARE, I can still sell it and make money.

    3 5.88%
  • DON"T KNOW if it works, but it really doesn't maybe. Maybe not. I'm still confused.

    1 1.96%
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    I voted.

    Shame I can't vote a bunch of times.

    I would.

    I'm like that.
    scientology : a self-inflicted long slow suicide of the soul.
    When it comes to scientology just circle me in red.

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    Was torn between choices 2 and 4. I would have said "Sometimes" rather than "maybe". But overall, I like the poll.

    I think sometimes some of it works. SOMETIMES. And maybe the "maybe" aspect Zorgie put in belongs there, too.

    And I also think there are other things out there (than Scn) that a person can also do. Some of those things probably work as well and I'm guessing that a number of them work better than Scn.

    But I do value some of the things I came across in Scn. I hope people won't mind that I've said that.
    I am truly into myself, yes. And I'm just as interested in other people. When I'm not thinking of one, I'm thinking of the other.

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    Scientology works exzactly the way Hubbard intended it to. He cleared your bank into his bank (account that is.)

    One of the "best" con artists to ever come down the pike.
    "There is nothing as wild in the books of Man as will probably happen here on Earth...it will happen and be allowed to happen simply because all this is so incredible that nobody will even think of stopping it until it is far, far too late"~LRH in "A History of Man"

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    Is it really necessary to clarify that "YES" means that Scientology actually and uniformly improves people's abilities and condition in life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybird View Post
    Scientology works exzactly the way Hubbard intended it to. He cleared your bank into his bank (account that is.)

    One of the "best" con artists to ever come down the pike.
    Yarr.

    scifaggOTry also works to make you believe it works with its "cognitions" and all. Falling prey to "cognitions", tsk tsk. Cognac is easier to withdraw from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic View Post
    Yarr.

    scifaggOTry also works to make you believe it works with its "cognitions" and all. Falling prey to "cognitions", tsk tsk. Cognac is easier to withdraw from.
    Yarr, it might work with very idealistic, young, willing to believe kids. But the sour taste of failed expectations lingers far longer than an hysteria induced groupthink. Come to think of it, the only thing that kept me involved was smiling sexy women and people all around me saying how "deep" this was or that was. Then I discovered the highest OT didn't have a clue about the real world and had no ability to change it.
    "Happy Happy Happy." --Phil Robertson

    "You cannot be a musician without a song in your heart." --Leonard Bernstein

    "What we have here is 'Failure to Communicate.'" --Strother Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    Yarr, it might work with very idealistic, young, willing to believe kids. But the sour taste of failed expectations lingers far longer than an hysteria induced groupthink. Come to think of it, the only thing that kept me involved was smiling sexy women and people all around me saying how "deep" this was or that was. Then I discovered the highest OT didn't have a clue about the real world and had no ability to change it.
    This, directly from the horse's mouth.

    (If you aren't familiar with the Winnie and Secretariat jokes, this makes no sense.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic View Post
    This, directly from the horse's mouth.

    (If you aren't familiar with the Winnie and Secretariat jokes, this makes no sense.)
    In my 2 1/2 years of total indoctrination and brainwashed slavery on staff, I fell head-over-heels for three women.

    The first eventually married a rich "oatie". That's all she wanted to do. There's a name for women like that.

    The second was dating a clam who would eventually blow his brains out. He was OT II.

    The third married a clown on staff, divorced him and died of cancer 3 years later.

    Scientology is too hard on the heart.
    There is more to the universe(s) then all the words of all the men that have ever lived could ever begin to describe.

    EVERYTHING in scientology, to some degree, is a lie. RUN! Do not look back!

    For something more positive and healing, for those in pain, have a look at this website: http://mynaturalpainrelief.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybird View Post
    Scientology works exzactly the way Hubbard intended it to. He cleared your bank into his bank (account that is.)

    One of the "best" con artists to ever come down the pike.
    Yep he set out to build a cult of slaves to worship him and he succeeded. People who get sidetracked debating if Scientology can help people, simply do not understand what Scientology really is, or do not want to understand what Scientology really is.
    Yes lurkers you are not alone, everyone thinks Scientology is creepy, it's not just you

    http://www.mediacurves.com/Religion/...logy/Index.cfm

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    Yes, it's quite a conundrum. Especially for those who feel they've actually benefitted from scientology or helped others with scientology. Some people seem to believe/know one thing and some people seem to believe/know something different.

    Continuing with my Terry Pratchett mini-campaign;

    "Seeing, contrary to popular wisdom, isn't believing. It's where belief stops, because it isn't needed any more." - Terry Pratchett
    Dave Gibbons - Sydney, Australia.
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    I don't believe everything I read on the Internet.
    I do believe everything I write.

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