Scientology cruises (geddit?) into Brum.

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Scientology cruises (geddit?) into Brum.

Postby Rum » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:54 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bi ... m-41697303

Church of Scientology opens Birmingham HQ

The Church of Scientology has opened a £4.2m HQ in Birmingham.

Grade II listed Pitmaston House, in the Moseley suburb, was snapped up in 2007 by the group, which was founded by science fiction author L Ron Hubbard.
There was a heavy security presence around the building during an opening ceremony, at which senior church figures gave speeches.
A request for an interview about the new "Ideal Org", or headquarters, was turned down.

The church claims the building, which is the second of its kind in the UK, will house a training centre and a chapel.

'Betterment of Birmingham'

A huge blue rosette and ribbons were draped across the front of the building ahead of the opening ceremony, while lighting and camera equipment could also be seen.
Speeches were played back on two large screens erected on either side of the main entrance.
Groups of protesters, including ex-church members, gathered outside during proceedings, according to the Birmingham Mail.

There was a heavy security presence outside the building

Scientology explained

Scientology offers believers a life improvement strategy it calls dianetics.
People take courses of dianetics counselling, known as auditing, in the hope of ridding themselves of destructive influences from their current or past lives.
Scientologists say it is a religion, but a string of defectors have accused it of being a dangerous cult. They allege physical and emotional abuse, brainwashing and unethical fundraising, which the church has always strongly denied.
It has a number of celebrity followers, including Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

A promotional video released by the church claimed the new HQ would provide "community programmes for the betterment of Birmingham".
It claims to have had a dedicated following in the area since the 1980s.
Plans to convert Pitmaston House met with some opposition when they were approved in 2013, although a local community group said its main worry was an increase in traffic.
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Postby Brian Peacock » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:12 pm

Stop calling it a church. Scientology is a pyramid selling scam not a religion.
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Postby L'Emmerdeur » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:00 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:Stop calling it a church. Scientology is a pyramid selling scam not a religion.


Remind me which churches are not pyramid selling scams?
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Postby JimC » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:15 pm

Some are more blatant about it than others...
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Postby Woodbutcher » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:16 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:Stop calling it a church. Scientology is a pyramid selling scam not a religion.

So the Egyptians already had scientology and the pharaohs bought into it?
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Postby JimC » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:41 pm

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Postby rainbow » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:14 am

Brian Peacock wrote:Stop calling it a church. Scientology is a pyramid selling scam not a religion.

I bet you two tin cans and a galvanometer that you're wrong.
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Postby Brian Peacock » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:08 am

The word "Scientology" takes its first part from the Latin 'scientis'--to know, to distinguish--with the suffix being taken from the Greek 'logos'--also to know, to become knowledgeable, to understand, etc., The 't' in the middle is taken from the anglo-saxon 'bullshit'.
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Postby Scot Dutchy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:01 am

It is not a religion in the sane parts of the world. Thank goodness.

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Postby cronus » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:40 am

Scot Dutchy wrote:It is not a religion in the sane parts of the world. Thank goodness.

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They never start out as a valid religion. If Trump backed it then the UK would fall in line. Soon it'd snowball. Where's your evidence for sane parts of the world?
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Postby Rum » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:43 am

Crumple wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:It is not a religion in the sane parts of the world. Thank goodness.

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They never start out as a valid religion. If Trump backed it then the UK would fall in line. Soon it'd snowball. Where's your evidence for sane parts of the world?


Where's your evidence this is ever going to happen? :blah:
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Postby cronus » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:18 pm

Rum wrote:
Crumple wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:It is not a religion in the sane parts of the world. Thank goodness.

Scientology status by country


They never start out as a valid religion. If Trump backed it then the UK would fall in line. Soon it'd snowball. Where's your evidence for sane parts of the world?


Where's your evidence this is ever going to happen? :blah:


It's like the end of the Italian Job could go either way in the next few years. Interesting times, trouble brewing all over...how much evidence do you need?
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Postby Rum » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:47 pm

Your misery drips from every post you make here.
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Postby cronus » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:14 pm

Rum wrote:Your misery drips from every post you make here.


It's the best of times, the worst of times...and times like this keep us old fogies on our toes Rum. No room for misery.
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