Scientology

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  1. Gloria Mitchell

    Gloria Mitchell Very Well-Known Member
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    Have searched and do not find this on the forum. Do you feel this is an actual religion or merely an occult posing as a religion?
    As you may know, I do believe in a higher power often identified as God.
    I do not belive in any particular religion. More of a relaxed spiritualist.
    Is there a member of this church amongst us who can elaborate on this subject ?
     
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    @Gloria Mitchell
    No, but I have heard Tom Cruise is heavily involved, or was. This:

    12 Celebrities Who've Been Affiliated With the Church of Scientology...
    • Leah Remini. ...
    • Tom Cruise. ...
    • John Travolta. ...
    • Jenna Elfman. ...
    • Kirstie Alley. ...
    • Giovanni Ribisi. ...
    • Juliette Lewis. ...
    • Erika Christensen.
     
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  3. Gloria Mitchell

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    @Frank Sanoica ...Cruise is still s biggie there. Remini went public few years ago about her leaving and the harrasment she has suffered since. The others are still members and there are other celebrities who are still there and some others who have left.
     
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    Tom Cruise and John Travolta are big supporters/members, but it seems to be more a cult than a valid religion. I define a cult as any belief system that has secret rites or initiations that are closed to the general public. By that definition, it is a cult.
     
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  5. Gloria Mitchell

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    I agree
     
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    I have watched the series with Lean Remini, made after she left Scientology. Really an eye-opener and almost unbelievable the things that go on. Definitely cultish and I recall the big court battles over getting tax-exempt status for the cult... errrr, "organization." :D
     
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    @Don Alaska

    Like the Council on Foreign Relations once was, scurrilous as it was, sort of revealed it's presence, partially, publicly, and now Global Relations requiring utmost privacy are handled by some new scurrilous group, I suppose.
    Frank
     
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    L. Ron Hubbard did not originally consider Scientology to be a religion. That came about when they wanted to avail themselves of the advantages of a religion, I suspect.
     
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  9. Gloria Mitchell

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    As a church they get many benefits and make millions of dollars selling their snake oil...I will refrain my my other comments- I could get clobbered:p
     
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    To avoid taxes....
     
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    I may get clobbered as well, but I think anyone willing to spend thousands/millions on some half baked theology that promises they can become gods of the universe need professional therapy. There is no excuse for someone to be that gullible.
     
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    @Bess Barber

    Swelled heads wear expensive threads......:rolleyes:

    Frank
     
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