i started writing a blog about 2 hours ago and then this computer decided instead of writing a blog, i needed to see a T-Mobile advertisment, and lose my entire blog...my guess was because i was making fun of scientology, and since they are the new way and the light, dissenting opinions must be thwarted...so Suri Cruise pulled the plug on my blog...
this one started out in my head as a blog about the stupidity of modern, cult-like religions such as Neo-Druidism. dissing the fact that they basically just make it up as they go along. to give you and idea, here's a brief overview of Neo-druidism:
Neo-druidism or neo-druidry (referred to simply as Druidry by some adherents) is a form of modern spirituality or religion that generally promotes harmony with nature, often through the form of nature worship. It is considered to be a Neopagan faith, along with such religions as Wicca and Germanic neopaganism .
Originally inspired by 17th, 18th and 19th century romantic movements, early neo-druidism was based upon largely historically incorrect depictions of the Iron Age Celtic druids , and has no direct relation to the ancient Celts or their culture. In more recent years, some neo-druid groups have adopted similar methodologies to those of Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism , in an effort to create a more historically accurate practice. However, there is still controversy over how much resemblance neo-druidism may or may not have to actual, historical druidism.
Some modern Druids make no attempt to be historically accurate and simply follow thier own self identified philosophical or spiritual beliefs and practices. They adopt the title of Druid due to philosophical inspirations from ancient and early modern Druidism. The most common inspiration being a great love of learning, ancestoral traditions and a tremendous respect for nature as a source of guidance. In the spirit of respect for learning presumably demonstrated by ancient Druids many hold that modern Druids would naturally be different from their ancient ancestors. Some Druids believe they hold wisdom from the ancestors acquired through some mechanism not explained by modern science. These differing views can be explained by the fact that many modern Druids believe their only common bond is their great respect for diversity including diversity of spiritual beliefs. This idea is inspired by the value nature itself apparently applies to the concept of diversity.
i hope the ridiculousness of all that is apparent...but then again, how is that so different than the accepted, major religions when they were in their infantile stages? is time, patience, organizational skills, and persistance (and a judgment day that is far off, or nonexistent) all it takes to turn a cult into a religion?
...oh, wait, i forgot something important...$$$$$$$$$!
can't have god without money, right?
and that brings me back to the scary as fuck scientologists. and here's some stuff to help illustrate my fear:
Xenu (also Xemu ) (pronounced /?zi?nu?/ or /?zi?mu?/ ), according to Scientology founder (and speculative fiction writer) L. Ron Hubbard , was the dictator of the "Galactic Confederacy " who, 75 million years ago, brought billions of his people to Earth in DC-8 -like spacecraft, stacked them around volcanoes and killed them using hydrogen bombs . Scientology holds that their essences remained, and that they form around people in modern times, causing them spiritual harm. Members of the Church of Scientology widely deny or try to hide the Xenu story.
These events are known within Scientology as "Incident II", and the traumatic memories associated with them as The Wall of Fire . The story of Xenu is part of Scientologist teachings about extraterrestrial civilizations and alien interventions in Earthly events, collectively described as space opera by Hubbard. Hubbard detailed the story in Operating Thetan level III (OT III ) in 1967, warning that this material was "calculated to kill (by pneumonia etc) anyone who attempts to solve it."
Criticism of the Church of Scientology often includes details of the Xenu story. The Church has tried to keep Xenu confidential but critics say the story should be made public, given the high prices charged for OT III, part of Scientology's secret "Advanced Technology" doctrines taught only to members who have already contributed large amounts of money to the organization. The Church avoids making mention of Xenu in public statements and has gone to considerable effort to maintain the story's confidentiality, including legal action on the grounds of both copyright and trade secrecy . Despite this, much material on Xenu has leaked to the public, largely via the Internet .
Does this not sound like the horrible dillusion of someone who is mentally divergent? and yet these people are poised to take over our country in much the same fashion (albeit more modern) that the christians took control of europe. getting the elite of society to go along with promises of greater earthly wealth and fame and power, and even more fantastic claims about what happens after death...as long as you give them a shitload of cash...cause god (or xenu...or L. Ron...or whatever) really needs the money.
if they succeed i predict a new dark age...so to speak. because that's what happened in europe when the church was the driving force behind science and art and politics (and everything). and that's what the scientologists want to control...everything. they already have the media (is there anyplace better to start?), they're just waiting for the day when their ludicrous beliefs are popular enough that they can finally let all the crazy out...like that Suri Cruise was created from frozen L.Ron Hubbard semen...suddenly we'll just wake up in a pro-scientology world, bowing to the whims of some of the craziest bullshit you could ever possibly imagine...amy4birds recently went off on mormons (the white trash scientologists), and her bad experiences with them as untrustworthy people...personally i've never met a bad-hearted mormon (the ones in harlem were very accomodating and nice), but really, how honest can you expect someone to be when their belief system is CLEARLY based on a LIE, and not even a good lie, it's a lie that you have to CHOOSE to believe...same goes double for scientologists, though mostly because i dislike them more than mormons...it's the space alien thing, i can't stand it.
well, chances are this will be my last blog since scientologists don't take well to criticism. Mr. Cruise and Mr. Travolta will be sending their enforcers/secret gay lovers to make me disappear within minutes of this posting. keep hope alive! don't let them win! i love you all!