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Thread: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

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    Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Should be good , a right bunch of lunatics

    The book bare faced Messiah is a good read on this bunch of cults

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Anyone watched this ?

    What a bunch of lunatics

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    i saw it in the cinema. and just watched some again. not standard behaviour.

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Yeah I've watched this before. Absolute lunatics. Founded by a science fiction writer ffs

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    No matter how much knowledge humanity collects gullibility is ubiquitous.

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    great author though,

    mission earth is a very good, i picked up the first volume in a small book market in Bryon bay, then read the rest of them fairly quickly to number 6, got to Sydney and couldnt get number 6, of course this was before the internet, had to wait till i got home and ordered them from a book store

    Battlefield earth was good aswell, shame they made into a film

    Dianetics is interesting and as with most stuff like that very open to personal interpretation, you would never try and turn it into a " holy book " though

    the Scientology are whack jobs though, but are they anymore a whack job than people who follow other religions with blind faith ? ? ?

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    great author though,

    mission earth is a very good, i picked up the first volume in a small book market in Bryon bay, then read the rest of them fairly quickly to number 6, got to Sydney and couldnt get number 6, of course this was before the internet, had to wait till i got home and ordered them from a book store

    Battlefield earth was good aswell, shame they made into a film

    Dianetics is interesting and as with most stuff like that very open to personal interpretation, you would never try and turn it into a " holy book " though

    the Scientology are whack jobs though, but are they anymore a whack job than people who follow other religions with blind faith ? ? ?
    Having got through the first couple of Mission Earth volumes, I stuck with it, buying the next few, almost gave up, but finished the series via the library, hoping it got better and tied up all the threads. It didn't.
    Glad I didn't waste too much money.
    Some 'interesting' themes from the early books just vanished without trace, and parts of the later books were bordering on sado-porn.

    Battlefield Earth was effectively two stories - one about the occupation, which was decent, but ended with the death of Terl; the book then rambled on into the second half, which was a satire on banking, but was shite, as was the film.

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by bobh View Post
    Having fot through the first couple of Mission Earth volumes, I stuck with it, buying the next few, almost gave up, but finished the series via the library, hoping it got better and tied up all the threads. It didn't.
    about 5 was the point where it started to go a little astray for me, but i didnt know if that was the break in it for me ( as i couldnt get 6 till i got home a few months later ) or was it that you couldnt write that much and keep it on track and a good read ? ? ? i didnt know and as i havent gone back to them, i still couldnt answer that

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by blue matt View Post
    great author though,

    mission earth is a very good, i picked up the first volume in a small book market in Bryon bay, then read the rest of them fairly quickly to number 6, got to Sydney and couldnt get number 6, of course this was before the internet, had to wait till i got home and ordered them from a book store

    Battlefield earth was good aswell, shame they made into a film

    Dianetics is interesting and as with most stuff like that very open to personal interpretation, you would never try and turn it into a " holy book " though

    the Scientology are whack jobs though, but are they anymore a whack job than people who follow other religions with blind faith ? ? ?
    No , there are lunatics following all religions but clearly Scientology is a cult

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    No , there are lunatics following all religions but clearly Scientology is a cult
    As are Abrahamist religions if you care to consult a dictionary.

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    As are Abrahamist religions if you care to consult a dictionary.
    I know a Christianwho calls every denomination (other than his ) a "heretical sect".

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    As are Abrahamist religions if you care to consult a dictionary.
    Well I wasn't going to say but .....

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by bobh View Post
    I know a Christianwho calls every denomination (other than his ) a "heretical sect".
    Potty isn't it

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by bobh View Post
    I know a Christianwho calls every denomination (other than his ) a "heretical sect".
    Most of the major religions consider non-believers to believe something similar and exclude them from arriving in their version of heaven or paradise. Religion is deliberately divisive.

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Scientology has nothing whatsoever to do with religion.

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad as a fish View Post
    Scientology has nothing whatsoever to do with religion.
    Best have a word with Wikipedia, some dictionaries and the High Court then.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/reli...eme-Court.html

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad as a fish View Post
    Scientology has nothing whatsoever to do with religion.
    This was the problem with the Louis Theroux film - I was still none the wiser about Scientology at the end of the 90 minutes. The guy who was helping him make his "film" after leaving the cult seemed just as unhinged as the ones who were hounding him

    Louis didn't really get any further insights into the religion / beliefs

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad as a fish View Post
    Scientology has nothing whatsoever to do with religion.
    If it looks like shit and smells like shit....

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad as a fish View Post
    Scientology has nothing whatsoever to do with religion.
    If some religions have a cult like following , which they do ......fanatical Muslims , the Hindus slaughtering Muslims in Burma , then there is clearly a very fine line

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Corleone View Post
    This was the problem with the Louis Theroux film - I was still none the wiser about Scientology at the end of the 90 minutes. The guy who was helping him make his "film" after leaving the cult seemed just as unhinged as the ones who were hounding him

    Louis didn't really get any further insights into the religion / beliefs
    The guy who had left Scientology was still gripped by its bullying nature as he showed when he had a go at Louis , who handled himself really well

    That bloke was an enforcer in the Scientology church before he left and you can see why

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    If some religions have a cult like following , which they do ......fanatical Muslims , the Hindus slaughtering Muslims in Burma , then there is clearly a very fine line
    which brings me back to my original point

    the Scientology are whack jobs though, but are they anymore a whack job than people who follow other religions with blind faith

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by Taunton Blue Genie View Post
    Best have a word with Wikipedia, some dictionaries and the High Court then.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/reli...eme-Court.html
    TBG. With respect, I am saying that their God is money and power, nothing whatsoever to do with Theology.

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Religion is probably the greatest curse inflicted on mankind.

    Probably responsible for billions of deaths over the years.

    Mumbo - Jumbo the lot of it.

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad as a fish View Post
    TBG. With respect, I am saying that their God is money and power, nothing whatsoever to do with Theology.
    $8 billion in assets whilst the poor go hungry around the world.
    http://money.cnn.com/2015/09/24/news...rch/index.html

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    [QUOTE=blue matt;4803464]which brings me back to my original point

    the Scientology are whack jobs though, but are they anymore a whack job than people who follow other religions with blind faith [/QUOTE

    Well if they kill for their beliefs , yes

    They certainly psychologically damage people

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueWales View Post
    Religion is probably the greatest curse inflicted on mankind.

    Probably responsible for billions of deaths over the years.

    Mumbo - Jumbo the lot of it.
    Hitler, Stalin, Mao, just those three responsible for probably 80 million deaths, all in the name of religion eh ?

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    Hitler, Stalin, Mao, just those three responsible for probably 80 million deaths, all in the name of religion eh ?
    Hitler said he believed in God

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    Should be good , a right bunch of lunatics

    The book bare faced Messiah is a good read on this bunch of cults

    its all about $$$$$$ plain and simple
    am I right in thinking ppl who "donate" cash can get a tax break or something ?

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    Hitler, Stalin, Mao, just those three responsible for probably 80 million deaths, all in the name of religion eh ?
    In the name of dogma, to be more accurate.

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    Re: Louis Theroux, Church of Scientology , BBC 2 tonight 9pm

    There is an interesting interview with Ron Miscavige, the father of the leader of Scientology, on Youtube

    Search "Joe Rogan Ron Miscavige"

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