Scientology is the teaching that the galactic overlord Xenu trapped alien souls from his overpopulated galaxy, freeze-dried them, shipped them to earth, stacked them around volcanoes, and then blew them up with atomic bombs. That thawed and woke the now evil souls, and they float around looking for bodies to invade. The only way to rid your soul of these parasitic alien souls and "be all you can be" is |
Then you are all better! Wait, no, then you are "OT" (Operating Thetan) level One! Only seven more to go! And it takes more auditing (read money) to go up to the next level. Sorta like a videogame, only the prize is you lose all your money and friends. So a lot like a video game. And what happens if you skip a level? If you learn about the "Wall of Fire" before you are ready? You die. Really. That's what they tell you, at least. The only people who've died were John Colletto and Bob Schaffner - and only one of them shot their wife during their suicide. And neither of them just dropped dead on the spot.
But in Scientology, it's called exteriorization, not dieing. They even have a fancy name for shooting critics! "R2-45" (The 45 stands for caliber). That's the most extreme of their "Fair game" policies designed to attack critics, usually it's just slander and abusive law suits.
So.. you have no other friends outside the church ("disconnection"), no money ("auditing"), lots of debt, and a disease. What do you do? You can't leave (no friends, money, built dependency) so you take medicine and get better. NO. BAD SICK PERSON. NO MEDICINE FOR YOU. Do what L Ron Hubbard did: LSD. I mean: Vitamins. Vitamins will cure you. MS? Cancer? Various mental illnesses? Vitamins. Apparently the real world ("MEST" - matter, energy, space, and time) are all fake, which means all your illnesses are caused by evil alien leeches (see first paragraph). So vitamins and some more hypnosis will fix you right up. If you are thinking for yourself at this point they have a special place for you. It's called RPF and it's like prison, only for your own good! And no shivs.
Now your probably thinking- is this what L Ron Hubbard actually said? Not exactly. He said he was a race car driver on the planet Marcab. The best racecar driver ever. Actually, the best racecar drivers ever. Because he did it for three lives. Then he said the rest of all this. Really.
If you could distill awesome and pour it in a can, you would have Chuck Noris.|
If you put it in a group protesting the Church of Scientology, you'd have Anonymous.
What, you want actual information? Fine: Anonymous has been amorphously meandering through the internet for years. Neither good nor evil, Anonymous exposed child molesters, unearthed evidence on racist leaders, and wandered around online games dressed in a suit and afro, blocking access to swimming pools. Originally angering Anonymous by censoring the video of Tom Cruise laughing like an idiot ("Being a Scientologist, when you drive past an accident... you know you are the only one who can really help."), Scientology's response to Anonymous and the initial attempts to attack the church's main website only brought about a stronger response, and caused Anonymous's activities to spill beyond the internet.
On February 10th 2008, on what would have been Lisa McPherson's 49th birthday, thousands of members of Anonymous descended on over a hundred churches world wide. Organized on message boards, chat sites, and nameless email exchanges across the internet, the "hive mind" chose to turn out in force. Since then, over 9,000 "Anons" have protested at the global monthly demonstrations. Various protests have focused on raising awareness of the disconnection policy ("Operation Reconnect"), the fair gaming policy ("Operation Fair Games"), the Sea Organization ("Sea Arrrrrgh"), and the Tax Exempt status of the church.
Due to the actions of Anonymous, insiders* report that both revenue and membership have halved at nearly every church, and are in some cases down by 90%.
Who is Anonymous? Anonymous is a global leaderless collective of individuals who have a monthly party in front of the Church of Scientology, and are slowly driving it into the ground. Anonymous is young. Anonymous is old. It is rich. And poor. Nerds, and cheerleaders. Feel free to join in - just don't tell anyone your name.
We are Anonymous, we are Legion. We do not forgive, nor do we forget.
*(Note to CoS: PTS-A's who would blow if you didn't force disconnects from sp's are so out-ethics they're overtly leaking stats to wogs.)