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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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Protest against Scientology
toriness 5:29 pm 11 Apr 08

duke, that was my exact experience, sans the bus issue on my very first day of my first visit to canberra, i was outraged (having a particular hatred of all things religious) when i realised what was going on – it’s a wonder i dared moving here permanently a few years after that!

wishuwell 5:26 pm 11 Apr 08

Was a time when all you needed to do with a hot babe was buy her a couple of drinks.

Duke 5:26 pm 11 Apr 08

Funny thing about that day, I actually found one of my mates upstairs already doing the test – she had snared him only 5 minutes earlier! lolol

It probably took so long because i was doing it properly, reading each question, considering the 4 possible answers then shading in the correct box.

She told me if i didn’t answer each one it would taint the final result, so I thought hell, i’ve already been here 30 minutes, might as well keep going!

fnaah 5:25 pm 11 Apr 08

Dear Mr Duke,

We’ve analysed your personality test, and found that you can be broadly described as “gullible”. With the right training, however (and a rather permanent departure of your hard earned cash, of course), we feel that you’ll fit right in here. We have scores more people like you whose thetans we need to purge. Oh, the purging!

Sincerely,

The Church of Scientology

esclave 5:20 pm 11 Apr 08

I’ve always been so tempted to do it and see what kind of questions they ask, but 45 minutes is a bit much. Couldn’t you just tell her you had enough after 15?

Duke 5:15 pm 11 Apr 08

I was new in town, got bailed up in the civic interchange by this hot babe who offered me a free personality test. I had no idea it was scientology and as it only took 15 minutes thought I would do it while I waited for a bus.

The personality test was 100 multiple choice questions and it took 45 minutes, then I had to be ‘analysed’ by one of their ‘experts’ who told me how lost I was then he tried to sell me a copy of Dianetics for $90. Then I had to wait another hour for a bus.

esclave 5:14 pm 11 Apr 08

This one’s in Garema Place – I was looking at some forums before and I think they’ve moved it from some obscure location to the city. No use protesting and not being seen/heard, I guess.

Skidbladnir 5:09 pm 11 Apr 08

Isn’t the Dianetics\CoS locally based in Phillip (above Ming’s), with the Civic office just being a testing\indoctrination centre as they can’t afford the price of office space?
(IE: Its effectively shut down, with only testing & massage staff on Saturdays)

Ten shiny gold dollars may be donated (anonymously) to whoever shows up dressed either as a victim or perpetrator of the 1988 Queen Street Massacre.

And can the CoS put up a theatrical volcano billboard on their Phillip premises, just like they did in Sydney?

toriness 5:09 pm 11 Apr 08

lol at neanderthalsis’ (dude your name requires too much thought to type!) “Thetin-spaceship-landing-ground”

Thumper 5:00 pm 11 Apr 08

Nah, I’m worried that a spaceship may land on me.

esclave 5:00 pm 11 Apr 08

Haha, incorrect, Duke? Do you need fixing?

Holy shit, long speech.

neanderthalsis 4:57 pm 11 Apr 08

A group called Anonymous are pretty active against the Scientologist and some of their droogs had a protest outside the Scientology hall/church/Thetin-spaceship-landing-ground at Woden a few months ago.

For a religion that was started by a science fiction writer as a joke, they seem to have developed quite a following.

Mr Evil 4:48 pm 11 Apr 08

Tom Cruise IS God.

hk0reduck 4:47 pm 11 Apr 08

There’s a video on YouTube from the Canberra one last time it happened:

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=7iz3dYeRt7o

From the looks of the video there were at least two people there!

Duke 4:45 pm 11 Apr 08

I might make an appearance. I’m still sore about my ‘Free Personality Test.’

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