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Rker - when one looks for the ultimate champions in the "making stuff up" field, one needs look no further than Mormonism and Scientology, who, aside from having origins 120 years apart, are virtual twins. They have imaginative but scientifically incompetent founders and a spiel that has a pretty good and almost plausible sound to it - if not examined closely.
The Mormons and the Scientologists both involve extraterrestrial scenery, but the Mormons only want 10% of your income. The Scientologists want ALL your money, both income and savings.
I get invitations on a regular basis from the Scientologists to purchase and read L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics for $29.95, despite the fact that it is available at every thrift store and many a yard sale for a quarter. I surmise that they have purused the tax roles and decided since I own my own home I must be worth shearing.Or perhaps they got my name and address from the clowns that are always sending me invitations to buy penny stock in mining and other bogus enterprises.
The Scientologists are far worse than any other religion with regard to their motives. They would be more fun to satyrize if they had funny clothes like the Holy Mother Church.
South Park has done excellent satire on all three: the Scientologists, the Catholics and the Mormons.