Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Jim Carrey

He does not believe in Scientology. You know why? He actually read "Dianetics" before he got a "free stress test".

It's that time again. It's time for me to rant about Scientology. Now, it's in vogue to put down Scientology on the internet these days, and chances are, you have heard most of this before. That being said, it's a Sunday, and I just got home from listening to Krista Tippet and "Speaking of Faith", so I am on a bit of a religious rant.

Krista was talking about the Shi'a / Sunni divide, by the way. I just really dislike Scientology.

So, what is Scientology? Scientology is the legacy of a penultimate con man. A con man with no sense of moral code or ethics created Scientology. That's right, folks, Scientology is the only religion whose founder has enough modern records to be certified as a sociopath.

So, that's strike one. Never buy into any school of thought created by a sociopath. That's one of the rules I go by.

Oh, and what are some of the practices of Scientology? Well, for one thing, they absolutely despise modern psychiatry and psychology. This stands to reason, since it was founded by a sociopath, the singular form of human neurology that has scientific evidence to support the idea that sociopaths ought to be strangled at birth. By the way, I don't think sociopaths ought to be strangled at birth. I just understand where people are coming from who do believe that.

But, what does that really translate into, a hatred of psychiatry and psychology? Lisa McPherson died under the "care" of the "Church" of Scientology. Now, the medical examiner changed the cause of death to be an accident, and her family settled the civil case against her in 2004. That being said, no one disputes that Lisa McPherson was held against her will for seventeen days before she died in December 1995.

A Scientologist Medical Doctor prescribed Lisa Valium and Chloral Hydrate on the day of her death without even seeing her.

All Lisa needed was someone to talk to her about things. Instead, she was held against her will and slowly murdered because of an irrational and inappropriate hatred of psychology and psychiatry.

So, that's strike two. Scientology has killed people. Now, sure, every religion has killed people, you might say. Scientology is not a religion. It's the greatest accomplishment of a sociopathic con man.

Finally, Krista Tippet, the consummate interviewer of all things religion, ethics, and ideas, has never interviewed a Scientologist. Not once.

Scientology is not a religion, it kills people, and public radio won't have anything to do with it.

Kill it. Kill it with fire.

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