Realm Of Randomness

May 13, 2007

Scientology : Belief at it’s worst

Filed under: Rant,Religion,Scientology — Randomizer @ 5:49 pm

When I’d first heard of the term ‘Scientology’ about ten years ago, perhaps in the context of actor Tom Cruise, I thought the term sounded interesting. Basing my initial impression on the word ‘Scientology’, I assumed the obvious – This is a religion of Science, or in other words, an Atheist’s religion, however paradoxical that sounds.

Like we were discussing in my previous post, a major drawback for Atheism as a way of life is that it is hardly a ‘way of life’ in a social sense. There’s no ‘culture’ of Atheism. Well, so here was Scientology, or so I thought, which was going to ‘organize’ Atheism into an established way of life. But how wrong I was !

Scientology is as close to Naturalism as War is to Peace, complete with all the Paranormal phenomena you can find from other religions – souls, spirits, multiple lives, inhabitation by thousands of alien spirits – you name it. Best of all – it is not even a recognized religion, and is often described as a Cult or a Scam. The reason ? You pay as you go. People have spent as much as 250,000$ attending ‘courses’ that teach you higher ‘truths’, one of them being the ‘truth’ about Xenu, a warrior who lived 75 million years ago.

The beliefs of this organization have been a closely guarded secret. They have been fierce in attacking their critics, going to any lengths – from burglary, defamation, framing, picketing and harassing – to render them powerless. Operation Snow White was a project carried out by members of this church to clean up documents about them, that ‘included a series of infiltrations of and thefts from government agencies, carried out by Church members, including the single largest infiltration of the United States government in history’

Watch this video. The camera man wants to attend a ‘Scientology party’ at a public street, but security doesn’t let him. What follows is just … freaky … and by the end of it you are just left seething with rage. How much of this would you be able to handle ? Forward the first 1 or 2 minutes ..

Please watch before going ahead..

* How brain-washed must you be to come to a stranger and say over and over again, ‘What are you afraid of? What are your crimes?’
* Why are they so confident that a non-Scientologist is a Wife-beater/Child molester?
* It looks they’re hypnotized, could it be so ?

Watch another brain-washed victim below. Rather than anger, the following will make you simply feel enormous pity for this woman. She’s a Scientologist who tries to disrupt an anti-Scientology rally:

Read this report in the BBC about a BBC correspondent John Sweeney who investigated Scientology in the BBC’s Panorama episode. A video of him losing his cool is doing the rounds on YouTube, posted by the Church of Scientology for purposes of defamation. The entire BBC Panorama episode is out, released last night. Do watch it !

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8 Comments »

  1. How then can people in their right mind say that one should not be discriminated on the basis of their religious beliefs ? Having watched and read about Scientology, its impossible not to. Its hard to imagine befriending/marrying or being in any kind of a close associations with lunatics like that. Nicole must be smarter for having left that jerk. Consolation – At least we have not yet had a scientologist suicide bomber ;-)

    Comment by Sharath Rao — May 14, 2007 @ 2:43 am | Reply

  2. There is a fine line between ‘Religion’ and ‘Cult’, and I am not sure at what point exactly one becomes the other. If it is merely in terms of ‘size’ , then Scientology has about 500,000 members. If it’s about ‘harm’ to it’s members, then who is to say what exactly defines ‘harm’? Radical Islam/christianity would be ‘cults’ too by that definition.

    Did you know they had a specific mission to recruit ‘celebrities’, Tom Cruise being their biggest and earliest finds ? You just have to admire their tactics as a corporation that is hard to stop.

    Mind-control at it’s worst.

    Comment by Randomizer — May 14, 2007 @ 2:25 pm | Reply

  3. btw Randomizer is my new handle <br/><br/>

    Comment by Randomizer — May 14, 2007 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

  4. Scientology…. Its more famous as Tom Cruise’s religion.<br/><br/>BTW wots with Randomizer ??

    Comment by salman — May 15, 2007 @ 4:44 pm | Reply

  5. @Sallu – yeah, no one would’ve heard of this cult if it wasn’t for the celebrities who joined in. Unfortunately most people think celebrities are role-models and whatever they do ought to be the right thing. Who would think actors like John Travolta, Tom Cruise, and so many others would join a cult ?

    People don’t realize that these celebrities may be experts at Acting, but beyond that they’re as good as any one else, and as susceptible to scams like Scientology as any other.

    About ‘Randomizer’, I know I am in controversial territory on my blog, and want to prevent digital footprints of mine to haunt me later on. Also I want to remain bold in my opinions without having to worry about political correctness all the time

    Comment by Randomizer — May 15, 2007 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  6. Hey ‘Randomiser’!<br/>Visiting the blog after a really long time. Have been off the circuit for a while…and woah! that’s quite a bit of writing up there. I know I’m not going to be complaining about the lack of reading material for sometime now :)<br/><br/>And thanks for that comment…I really have to do something about this ‘footprints’ on the net. <br/><br/>Scary that even in a world which claims it’s open-minded and tolerant and believes and backs the right to expression, the opposites hold truth. I do find it extremely disturbing to think that I could be victimised for holding certain views which though not necessarily reflecting the majority, the immoral or the illegal, are still valid enough to be held onto. <br/><br/>But alas, freedom is not free!<br/>Thanks Randomiser…I really *do* need to be careful :)<br/><br/>Joy

    Comment by Joylita — June 13, 2007 @ 5:23 pm | Reply

  7. […] the world every year to see where this could be going. Followers of organizations like Scientology that parade as religions, which we discussed before cannot be given one set of rules because their founder Ron Hubbard wrote a book with some set of […]

    Pingback by Right answer, wrong argument « Realm Of Randomness — February 8, 2008 @ 2:13 am | Reply

  8. I just think this “religion” is so funny. Scientology came from a freaking sci-fi novel. Didn’t the founder name the aliens thetans in his book? I mean really, what the hell is wrong with these people?

    Comment by light — October 29, 2009 @ 3:45 am | Reply


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