Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Scientology dealt another blow

American based group of nut-jobs that follow sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury's insane idea of a religion based on whether clams want to be open or closed, was dealt another blow today by a Belgian court.
A Belgian prosecutor on Tuesday recommended that the U.S.-based Church of Scientology stand trial for fraud and extortion, following a 10-year investigation that concluded the group should be labeled a criminal organization.
Not that I'm at all surprised by this turn of events, as the "church" has been investigated throughout Europe for some time now for their heavy-handed methodology of dealing with folks that don't like them, or dare to call them out for the nut-jobs they are.

It never ceases to amaze me though just how powerful this organization was able to become. I mean, there are some strange stories when it comes to religious beliefs and all (virgin birth, golden discs found by alcoholic, killing all first born in a city for shits, etc), but this whole Xenu the evil space alien warlord stealing my ability thing?

I guess I'm just too much of a skeptic to buy this line, but my bigger issue is, wtf is wrong with those people that do???


Shane Rollins said...

Just goes to show that anyone will believe in anything they deem plausible when they begin to question, why are we here? Me, I follow a different sci-fi writer...


Livingamongmorons said...

Just a quick correction- Scientology is based on the "theories" of L. Ron Hubbard, not Ray Bradbury.

I wouldn't care, but I like Ray Bradbury and hate to see him associated with this con.