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Discussion in 'SHH Community Forum' started by noobking, Apr 18, 2006.
in a 1000 years i'll still think they're idiots
Well to my knowledge,Scientology is based on principles derived from analytical psychology.I almost got into that crap.
think about what you're saying.
"let's not take people seriously now. let's wait 1,000 years. that way, the founding members of a given religion or belief system will only be persecuted and never respected. until, of course, they're dead. which won't matter to them anyway."
Ummmm...that's sort of how most of the major religions of today kind of came into prevalence.
Heh heh, thank god for that. I think I said something on here back in March about what I think of Tom Cruise and Scientology.
and you don't think we (as society), have moved past that? i do.
No, I don't think people as a whole have moved past that, to be honest.
then maybe we should.
i'm just saying that they're not a religion yet
do you even know what a religion is?
"Religion is commonly defined as a group of beliefs concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the moral codes, practices, values, institutions, and rituals associated with such belief."
i can start a belief system tomorrow, and you can call it whatever you want, but it'll still be a religion. you're not going to win this arguement, man.
like i said..
so scientology meets none of those requirements, huh?
CULT - In religion and sociology, a cult is a group of people (often a new religious movement) devoted to beliefs and goals which may be contradictory to those held by the majority of society. Its marginal status may come about either due to its novel belief system or due to idiosyncratic practices that cause the surrounding culture to regard it as far outside the mainstream.
p.s. you're still close-minded.
"in RELIGION blah blah blah..."
the point is, you can namecall and dismiss whatever you want. in the end, it's someone's belief system, and they hold that to be sacred. it's their religion. and while i may not agree with it, i respect them for having it.
scroll up u never said i was..you were talking about carter..or calvin?
sometimes people probably feel more threatened by Christianity because there are sucha big majority. at the same time we put higher stnadards on 'Christains because most of them in today's world are educated and they don't live hungry, starving, and oppressed in the desert. Now in rescent History Christianity has appeared less dangerous than Islam.
My personal opinion? Religion can be used like a gun. It can protect your family or feed a starving person. Or it can be used to kill people. Everybody picks and chooses which parts of the religion they follow and don't follow. Religion is merely used to justify bad acts so people can do them and not admit they are wrong. But being a member of a religion does not obligate you or force you into being a christain bigget or a muslim bigget or terrorist or conservative.
As a whole? I think Christains have acheived a lot more social progress than Muslims, but that's as far as it goes. Neither religion is better than the other. I don't know much about the values set forth by Muhhamed, the founder of Islam, but I approve of the Liberal direction for religion set forth by Jesus.
oops. got you confused with the other close-minded guy. it happens.
yea i'm they guy you agreed with..until now
Read the whole post
The point is, wether they believe in it or not, the definition of a cult fits.
and so does religion.
Thats why I posted it in the first place.
so what's your point? i was saying scientology is a religion. were you in agreement?
Its not that hard.
The definetion of a Religion was posted for Scientology, so I posted the definition of a Cult for Scientology.