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  1. 1. Do you consider Scientology a legitimate religion, on par with Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism etc?

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    • No
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Scientology gets a lot of criticism for it's beliefs, it's strictly enforced ideology, and the horror stories of people who have left the church in the past. Whether you agree with their dogma is immaterial to this discussion. A lot of people in this world believe some pretty incomprehensible things that religions preach, it's faith, some have it, some do not.

Feel free to discuss your feelings on Scientology.

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L Ron Hubbard was creepy and Tom Cruise is nuts.

IMO it's a con. They sell you ' courses' that apparantly will rid your body of the ancient aliens that are inhabiting it and preventing you from reaching some level that allows you to learn ' the truth' which is that an ancient alien landed in a volcano on Earth and let loose all his minions to inhabit man.. [ I've just finished reading Tom Cruise's biography...apparantly he is top of scientologist pile now and ' knows' everything ]

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L Ron Hubbard was creepy and Tom Cruise is nuts.

IMO it's a con. They sell you ' courses' that apparantly will rid your body of the ancient aliens that are inhabiting it and preventing you from reaching some level that allows you to learn ' the truth' which is that an ancient alien landed in a volcano on Earth and let loose all his minions to inhabit man.. [ I've just finished reading Tom Cruise's biography...apparantly he is top of scientologist pile now and ' knows' everything ]

What makes me tend to think that it is not legit is that they charge for the materials, and the isolation from family and friends who don't believe. But I won't discount it merely because I think their premise is nuts.

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no, agnostic. not all religions are cults. Scientology strikes me as having cult-like qualities,

I don't think all religions are cults. I do think they all have about the same validity, but that is not the topic at hand. They come off as very 'cult-ish' to me.

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Your Poll question options are faulty, and therefore invalid. Here, we will help you out. Your Poll Fixxored! :devil:

Do you consider Scientology a legitimate religion, on par with Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism etc, or is it just a cult with nutty Tom Cruise as head cheerleader?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lHBPofO5M8

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What makes me tend to think that it is not legit is that they charge for the materials, and the isolation from family and friends who don't believe. But I won't discount it merely because I think their premise is nuts.

Indeed. You don't have to pay per chapter to read religious texts. Scientology is definitely a scam. You need only look at the people it attracts.

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Total cult/scam. It's creepy.

Though in all honesty some people actually think of Star Trek as a religion, or Star Wars and whatever but this is the only one that is ripping people off, getting tax breaks for it too. I can't believe it's allowed to go on like this.

Oh, and Tom Cruise is off his rocker.

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scientology or not, i still think Tom Cruise is a good guy. his ex, the actress with the same last name spelled different (can't think of her name) said that though it didn't work out between them, he is very genuine and that the media did not treat him fairly at all.

sorry, carry on about scientology (the cult), i don't want to make this about Tom.




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Your Poll question options are faulty, and therefore invalid. Here, we will help you out. Your Poll Fixxored! :devil:

Do you consider Scientology a legitimate religion, on par with Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism etc, or is it just a cult with nutty Tom Cruise as head cheerleader?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lHBPofO5M8

Um... was he high or just possessed by an alien? lol...

Boing? Will you please teach me how to put a youtube vid on my post?! thnx


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Now I wonder, if they removed the pay for pray element of Scientology, would you still consider it a cult? Oh yeah, and stop making members isolate themselves from their family if they aren't 100% supportive of Scientology. For me, those are the two glaring characteristics that make them more cult-ish than a legit religion.

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