Where he took the Co$ to task is over all the abusive behaviors. He said that it has nothing to do with the beliefs - to the extent that it is based on LRH admin tech, I beg to differ. Of course, I'm willing to grant that the Co$ is reading LRH's writings in an extreme way, as has been known to happen in all groups. For example, I consider myself a Christian and will tell you that those assholes at Westboro Baptist do not represent my beliefs in any way.
Firstly, you've already agreed with Hubbard's religion angle and religious cloaking. Game over at that point, Scientology wins.
It's explained in a dozen ways in many places, and I ain't 'spainin' it here, buy Scientology, the doctrine, is abusive, and Scientology is a psychological system, and a political system, not a spiritual system. Even its cosmology is psychological and political. It doesn't require extreme interpretation to be abusive.
That doesn't mean that I want Scientology, with its abusive doctrine, to be illegal. I don't, and I don't, because I'd rather live in relatively free society with abuses, than in a police state with (supposedly) reduced abuses. Nonetheless, it's incorrect to say that its doctrine is not abusive.
You're buying into PR lines, and old dusty PR lines at that, and I hope your depiction of Tony O.'s views is inaccurate, otherwise he's more "handled" than I thought.
How does it feel to be "handled" again by Scientology?
PS. (That last line is only half serious. )
Last edited by Veda; 19th July 2012 at 04:27 PM.
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