[quote]Originally posted by wyntir:
<strong>Dude, that's a good question... Why do I close the bathroom door when no one's home? Bash the Scientologists all you want, I bet you don't know either.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Force of habit. Call it muscle memory. Case closed.
Well, it's a better answer than, "the thetans made me do it."
It's not a matter of whether it Scientology a real religion or not. Satanism can easily be considered a real religion. Does that make it OK? No. I once said in a totally unrelated thread that it's not good enough to just believe in some
thing, to have any old idea to legitimize your actions. There is a qualitative difference between different beliefs, values, ideas. I am not being un-American or bigoted when I say I do not like the Church of Scientology.
To Marc: I don't have a problem with people seeking support in the CoS. My problem with it is that while you (with your own free will) may go to Scientology, you do not go through Scientology by free will. Your free will is taken out of the equation. Same can be said for rather shameful times in other Churches (like mine
-- remember the Inquisitions?). I have a problem with the top brass of the CoS, not all members.
Oh, and Gretta looks awful -- plastic, like a Playboy bunny, like half the Barbie dolls in Hollywood. More importantly, it's a setback for women journalists who shouldn't have to be pretty (lord knows the men aren't usually) to be important journalists.
[ 02-10-2002: Message edited by: BuonRotto ]</p>