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Old June 26th, 2007, 06:52 PM   #1
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Old June 26th, 2007, 06:58 PM   #2
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do you know what science fiction is?
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Old June 26th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #3
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Sure....................two words....................."Tom Cruise"
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Old June 26th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #4
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I have been reading, seems fishy. Any scientologists on here?
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Old June 26th, 2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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I hear Kerwin is following Scientology.

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Old June 26th, 2007, 07:19 PM   #6
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I hear Kerwin is following Scientology.

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I would like to discuss Scientology. Unfortunatly, I am not religious, and have no idea about any of it. I am just trying to gain insight.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #7
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Either religion, cult, pyramid scheme, or tax scan, depending on who you ask. But definitely started by a science fiction writer in the 1950's
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #9
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So it is a bunch of BS?
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #10
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So it is a bunch of BS?
That would be something for you to decide for yourself. As with every religion, some believe completely, some think it's total BS.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #11
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That would be something for you to decide for yourself. As with every religion, some believe completely, some think it's total BS.
Very good point.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #12
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Redmud has the best explanation of where Scientology came from, I'll have him explain.
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Old June 26th, 2007, 08:41 PM   #13
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Well, I was sleeping... okay, this is not my explanation, it actually belongs to my late Uncle. My Uncle organized Sci-Fi conventions throughout the 90's (Don't judge, he was actually married to a human girl:tonka:) and could call a number of SF writers friends. What he told me was that one night, Hubbard, Robert Heinlein and some other writers were sitting around drinking, and got into an argument about faith. Eventually a bet was placed involving creating a church that would have a certain number of followers in a certain amount of time. Robert Heinlein (allegedy) wrote Stranger In a Strange Land as his offering. L. Ron Hubbard wrote Dianetics. I can't vouch for this story, but it makes a good one.
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Well, I was sleeping... okay, this is not my explanation, it actually belongs to my late Uncle. My Uncle organized Sci-Fi conventions throughout the 90's (Don't judge, he was actually married to a human girl:tonka:) and could call a number of SF writers friends. What he told me was that one night, Hubbard, Robert Heinlein and some other writers were sitting around drinking, and got into an argument about faith. Eventually a bet was placed involving creating a church that would have a certain number of followers in a certain amount of time. Robert Heinlein (allegedy) wrote Stranger In a Strange Land as his offering. L. Ron Hubbard wrote Dianetics. I can't vouch for this story, but it makes a good one.
From what I understand, this is a true story.
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this may help..lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAmEO-oLHzA
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i have heard that story too. it kind of reminds me of that movie bubble boy, and those crazy cult members, what are their names?
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I have an old friend who is a member. Can you say brainwashed!! He does even seem like the person he used to be. Granted a lot of people "find god", and it changes them, but it's scary the way he is now. And I'm not being glib!! LOL Try searching it on youtube, there are a lot of vids pro/ con on it. Kind of scary, what's in some of them. I'v debated reading Dianetics, just can't see spending money on it!! LOL
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How is that unlike other religions?



When you break most religions down, it all comes down to worshipping something that isn't there, so yeah..
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