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Protest against Scientology

By esclave - 11 April 2008 36

So I hear there’s to be a protest on Saturday against Scientology in Civic – is anyone here going? Perhaps it’s not the place to put your hand up for it as some protesters wear masks – but I’m just curious as to how many people are planning on turning up, or if it’s been done before in Canberra, how many people protested there?

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Skidbladnir 3:27 pm 15 Apr 08

CanberraResident: They were specifically implicated in the 1987 Queen Street Massacre as a destabilising force with regard to a mentally ill man who killed 8 people and injured 5 others.

Cite:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientology_In_Australia#Queen_St_Massacre

imarty 7:35 pm 14 Apr 08

They’re watching! See the ad on the right hand side…

esclave 11:17 am 13 Apr 08

So, did anyone turn up?

Thumper 9:33 am 13 Apr 08

James Packer and Kate Cebrano are both scientologists.

el 2:56 am 13 Apr 08

Mmmmm….sacrilicious.

BerraBoy68 2:52 am 13 Apr 08

DID YOU KNOW: The Pancake Parlor is owned by the ‘Church’ of Scientology?!

Yes folks, it really is…. anybody want a triple stack with maple syrup now??

gun street girl 10:31 pm 12 Apr 08

If in doubt, there’s always the Alan Shore spin on the matter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZk265xF9Iw

CanberraResident 4:52 pm 12 Apr 08

GregW said :

The notion that Scientology does not hurt anybody is also absurd.

Really? Care to give some examples please? Have you experienced this first hand?

GregW 10:27 am 12 Apr 08

It would be nice if people bothered to read before they post.

Firstly many people view Scientology a cult/sect rather than a religion, infact it is a view shared by several European nations, and indeed South Australia until they were pressured to change their stance.

Secondly even if we do get liberal with our definition of a religion and include Scientology, the protests organised by Anonymous are a protest against the methods of the Church of Scientology not the ‘religion’ itself. You can be a Scientologist without belonging to the CoS.

Finally, the territories human rights act seeks to prevent persecution from religion, it does not and should not remove the right to criticize such ‘religions’. The notion that Scientology does not hurt anybody is also absurd.

Thumper 9:56 am 12 Apr 08

You shouldn’t laugh about scientology….

Oh, okay. yes you should….

L Ron Hubbard. Look at his claimed WWII service record, and then look at his official WWII service record and you’ll agree that we are dealing with a character who was a bit liberal with the truth in a Walter Mitty sort of way.

CanberraResident 9:34 am 12 Apr 08

I have something against the Anglicans, and the Roman Catholics, and the Presbyterians, and the Methodists, and the Jews, and Church of England, and the Buddhists, and every other religion on the face of this Earth and beyond … I am considering organising a protest for each one of these. It’s just not right !@#$%^&!!!

Just kidding …

Seriously though … why can’t people just leave the Church of Scientology alone …

To the planned protestors, how is it hurting you personally??

eh_steve is spot on with THIS:

eh_steve said :

Isn’t it funny that on April 24 we will have people protesting for human rights, however in this instance we will have people protesting against a right protected under our territory’s human rights act to practice whatever religion we like as long as we don’t hurt anybody. I wonder how many people are going to be showing up to both?

eh_steve 2:51 am 12 Apr 08

Isn’t it funny that on April 24 we will have people protesting for human rights, however in this instance we will have people protesting against a right protected under our territory’s human rights act to practice whatever religion we like as long as we don’t hurt anybody. I wonder how many people are going to be showing up to both?

minime2 12:07 am 12 Apr 08

i havv wun ov themm deegrees in Applyied SCience. that is y i werk at a hospital.

Speaking of hospitals [I was, you weren’t], just the other day, a doctor came over to sign a med chart. He went to take his biro from his shirt pocket but pulled out a rectal thermometer instead. He looked at it; paused; and said to me: “Some arshole has got my pen.”

But i think i understand why them Toologists run from ‘that’look in Toriness’ eyes. Think Pink. But any woman with the-look going is something to avoid.

esclave 11:18 pm 11 Apr 08

LOVE those questions. They’re very specific.

utah 6:26 pm 11 Apr 08

Esclave,

The test is called the “Oxford Capacity Analysis” (“Oxford” as in “not the university, yes everyone gets confused, I don’t know why we don’t just change the name”). There’s a decent Wikipedia article on it, including sample questions and results (i.e. different ways of telling you that you’re in dire need of financial weight-loss) here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_Capacity_Analysis

Duke 5:44 pm 11 Apr 08

They look for the vulnerable and gullible esclave, but in hindsight it would not have mattered how I filled out that test, the trick is getting you through the door and signing you up. I was labelled as ‘depressed/seeking answers’ because on the questionaire I said as a teenager I some times got depressed!

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