What do you think about the church of Scientology

In my society there are only 80 people who belong to the church of Scientology, they are a very very tiny minority of over five million people population. I like some of codes this church has. When I was in Hollywood I visited their church and they introduced me to their methods. I like different religions.

@mjseu:

Aren’t they the ones who believe in aliens, or something like that?

You can find them on the net.

http://www.scientology.org/

Generally I think Scientology is very bad for anyone with a psychiatric illness like schizophrenia, because they don’t believe in treatment by modern methods.

http://exscn.net/content/view/166/109/

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/JeremyPerkins/

On March 13, 2003, Jeremy Perkins, a 28 year old untreated schizophrenic, stabbed his mother Elli 77 times. She bled to death on her bedroom floor. Jeremy is currently being held at Rochester Psychiatric Center, having been found not responsible for Elli’s murder by reason of mental disease or defect.
Perkins, his mother and father, his sister, and her husband are all members of the Church of Scientology, a group that believes modern psychiatric medicine derives from an ancient alien civilization’s plot to drug and enslave humanity

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I was walking downtown one day and I passed by a man standing in front of a building that said Scientology. The guy stopped me and invited me inside. He showed me around and then he basically tried to recruit me. I had nothing to do that day so I sat thorough his spiel and then a 20 minute film about Scientology. During his talk to me it came out that i had schizophrenia and I was on medication. .He then tried d to persuade me to stop my medication and that Scientology would cure me. It made me angry and I thought it was very irresponsible to give advice like that. I listened for a few more minutes and then I left for good.

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I’m a huge fan of Scientologists and I love to spend time around them. Mainly because I like to appear rational and sane, so they provide excellent contrast for me in this department. :grin:

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So this is not Christian Science church? Are they two different religions?

we should have like some sort of church of mental illness for us, somewhere we can go to join in on our recovery, practice socialising and receive free therapy sessions and cbt days out and such, we could have free group sessions as well, all funded by donations from us and our family and anyone else who thought it was a worthwhile cause.

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Then we will end up with a lot of churches for different kind of disease…Seriuously, I would love such a community exists.

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Yes they are two distinct different religions. One outstanding feature of Christan Science is that they do not believe in going to doctors at all, for neither physical or mental illnesses. Christian Science has been around for at least 70 years because me dad was raised in a Christian Science household. Scientology was started by a Science Fiction writer named L.Ron Hubbard and it is a relatively new religion. Some people call it a pseudo religion.

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When I visited them they immediately noticed that I made grammatical errors in my English speaking and they started advising how I could improve my speaking.

our bible could be based on some form of counselling or psychology and instead of communion (bread and wine) we could have ‘meds and water’ - this is my pill and i take it to strengthen my mind and this is my water to wash it down, may i be forever in recovery, help me stay stable throughout my life and keep all of that negativity away, in the name of psychiatry, psychology and goodwill, please and thank you.

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The Scientologists tried to rook me in during my late teens. I was offered a free ‘audit’. They took me into a room, sat me down, explained some gibberish that I couldn’t make head nor tail of, then handed me two metal handles wired into a machine that was obviously a galvanometer. They were going to use this garish contraption to assess my spiritual condition. I distinctly remember saying, “but it’s a @#$%ing galvanometer!” …and walking out.

I knew what the bloody thing was, built one when I was twelve, got bored with it, and then repurposed the usable bits into a Tesla coil. The latter being a bad choice as I was lucky I didn’t destroy my pacemaker. Still, it was fun until I passed out.

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… Scientology…
In my humble opinion: there is no intelligent discussion worth having over this mind-bending, money-making scam…

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when i was psychotic i though this church was just a branch of the cia. powerpoints in my head said CIAntology

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Xenu, 'nuff said.

http://www.xenu.net

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I am personally distraught that there will not be a sequel to Battlefield Earth. I was so looking forward to seeing the other half of Jonnie Goodboy Tyler’s, er, odyssey. (cough)

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I actually read that book when I was like twelve. I only remember bits and pieces but you could take a pack of monkeys from the jungle, strap a go pro to one of their heads and let 'em run and you’d come up with a better film than that abomination.

It’s a religion completely made up by a sci-fi writer… (and I’m the one who’s called delusional)

Scientology should give me hope when developing my own religion.

I’m not big on religion anyway… which is a major stumbling block when trying to convert others. I guess if I get off my meds and let myself go manic… I could proselytize with a little more conviction.

But that’s not the path I want to take… what I if start believing what I’m preaching… what if other believe it too?

As far as scientology… I’m not rich enough for them to care about me… :relieved: