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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2009 03:46 am
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thunderbolt wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsikz0n1uDE

Allan Sherman would approve, I think.



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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2009 04:26 am
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Funny you should mention that, I know that is actually some highly regarded piece of music, but I only know it as Camp Granada.



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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2009 05:23 am
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Vintage Wrestling wrote: All religion is seriously fucking stupid, but I think Scientology tops the list.

religion seems to cause most of the world's problems.  wars break out because people don't agree with other people's religilous beliefs. it's kind of stupid.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2009 07:57 am
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The piece is called Dance of the Hours by a one-hit opera composer named Ponchielli.

I know it better as Hello Mudduh, Hello Faddah too, as a mainstay on the Dr. Demento show.



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 Posted: Sun Jan 11th, 2009 03:18 am
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Heretic wrote: The piece is called Dance of the Hours by a one-hit opera composer named Ponchielli.

I know it better as Hello Mudduh, Hello Faddah too, as a mainstay on the Dr. Demento show.

OK the Camp Grenada song.



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 Posted: Sun Jan 11th, 2009 07:01 pm
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Have any of you heard of the group Anonymous?  They were fucking with the members of Scientology anonymously.  The members show up at Scientology events all wreing masks and fucking with them.  I'm doing a shit job explaining.  I read about it in Maxim.  It was a really cool article.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCbKv9yiLiQ 

Here's one of the links on You Tube that started it all.  From that page there are more videos.

 



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 Posted: Sun Jan 11th, 2009 08:50 pm
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Papa Voo wrote: It must be a tight-lipped and influential group, because I do not remember anybody coming out and saying that they went broke by being defrauded by the scientologist theology.  You usually get somebody who speaks out. 
Years ago I learned of Scientology inadvertently.  I was reading Whatever Happened to the Class of '65?. It's a great read that follows the "best and brightest" of Palisades (CA) High School Class of 1965, and sees where they are ten years later. (Side note: Michael Medved-the conservative movie critic-is a featured part of this book.)

So, anyhow-the kid who was the "Class Brain", and as of the writing of the book (1975) was living as a hermit in the California Mountains, went into his life story.  he became a member of the Church of Scientology and was able to move quite high in the ranks.  When he finally realized what this cult does, he quit.  he relates stories of having to relocate and go into hiding because the church elders started to pursue him to try and make him return to the church, and pay penance.

I read the book in 1979. At that time, Scientology sounded like some wacky cult.  The fact that it has grown so much is a frightening thing to ponder.



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Scientologists are the most litigious group around today.  It's very hard to speak out against them because they have so much money and so many excellent lawyers that they can easily bankrupt anyone that tries in legal battles.  Even the media have been scared away because a few outlets have lost major slander and libel cases.



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 Posted: Mon Jan 12th, 2009 02:38 am
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This thread titles misleading.  I always heard that Judiasm was the religion of the rich and famous.



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I think scientology appeals to Hollywood for a number of reasons. The biggest one is that it preaches that the individual is most important, great for for ego maniacs.

There really isnt a strict higher being or social code to be beholden too. Which is great for people who want act or behave immorally. I recognize morality is subjective.  In most religons, morality is pretty much laid out, though subject to some interpreation.

It is very exclusive, requrring a lot of money to achieve rank or knowledge, another plus for ego maniacs. Hell even their spirtial contract is a legit legal contract with non-disclosure riders.

Basically it is everything that the "religion of Abraham" is not.

 

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I believe L.Ron was on the record as saying the best way to get fabulously wealthy was to start a religion. So he did. I'm paraphrasing there, but something like that went down.



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I only read some things about the religion so I am no expect but this is the most screwed up scam passing for a religion that there is.  They would be better off praying to golden calves.  Why don't those crazy right wing whackos protest in front of Tom cruise's movies and say he will burn in hell.



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Count Grog wrote: I only read some things about the religion so I am no expect but this is the most screwed up scam passing for a religion that there is.  They would be better off praying to golden calves.  Why don't those crazy right wing whackos protest in front of Tom cruise's movies and say he will burn in hell.
Because whackos probably can relate to each other.  No reason to bust each other's scams up, honor among thieves and all that.



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