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March 2, 2002 7:29 AM   Subscribe

Geocities for Scientologists Take a look at the uniformity of the personal pages on this site. It's enough to make one wonder if these people even know they have webpages.
posted by pjdoland (25 comments total)

 
So much for those who wanted to stay anonymous.
I guess it's all filled with informations they provided on a paper form...
posted by XiBe at 7:37 AM on March 2, 2002


It's also a brilliant attempt by the "Church" to flood Google with hundreds of thousands of positive testimonials to counteract the very vocal detractors.
posted by waxpancake at 8:50 AM on March 2, 2002


Homer Simpson: "I love The Leader!"
posted by sharksandwich at 9:12 AM on March 2, 2002


Weird. Stepford pages. "Brainwashed? Us? What makes you ask?"
posted by FunkyHelix at 9:27 AM on March 2, 2002


Won't work for flooding google, they deal with harder sneaker flooding attempts all the time..

Still, I gotta admit Scientology has some clever people somewhere inside.. I just wonder what is motivating them..
posted by Leonard at 9:28 AM on March 2, 2002


Found this on Scripting.com a few days back: The Church of Scientology's Supremacy over the search term "Scientology" on Google.

Nice charts.
posted by perplexed at 9:43 AM on March 2, 2002


I like how everone's 'favorite links" and "groups I support" are identical. Resistence is futile...
posted by plaino at 9:49 AM on March 2, 2002


Even the sixth graders are all members of Narconon. I wish I'd had enough fun in 4th and 5th grade to end up a junkie by age 11.
posted by aaron at 10:11 AM on March 2, 2002


i wish there was no use of the word "I" on those pages, it would be more fun for me. "Groups We Support" etc.
posted by rhyax at 10:13 AM on March 2, 2002


Hrm. I swore this had been discussed here before, but I can't find anything. The reason the pages look so similar is that the members are given very strict rules as to what can be said(not news), and (I seem to recall) even offered a very simple tool for producing their sites, which is of course, standardized, and limited. Some info at Salon, although not exactly what I was looking for.

As for Narconon, have a look at this for some amusement.
posted by Su at 10:15 AM on March 2, 2002


Wow, now I really want to sit at the welcome table.

How are they supposed to comingle and propagate without even pictures?
posted by RJ Reynolds at 10:18 AM on March 2, 2002


RJ- Here's one with a pic
posted by plaino at 10:35 AM on March 2, 2002


If it weren't all so horrible, that picture would be very very funny.

And I must say, her about myself section is the most lively I've seen yet. Hmm... maybe I should have coffee with her... and she can tell me more of this "light." Oh, and where I can get a lot of cash to pay for happiness.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 10:41 AM on March 2, 2002


Thank you Scientology! This is more useful than the registered sex offender directories.
posted by kfury at 10:44 AM on March 2, 2002


From the one with a pic:

"Then I had had an awful fear of getting married and was always picking the wrong kind of guy. I was nearly 30 and my female clock was running out. It took a little bit more of Dianetics counseling to uncover the reason and I was married 4 weeks later and have two wonderful children that are the light of my life."

Apparently the reason was "because I hadn't yet paid the Church thousands of dollars to bind me to my perfect master husband.

Shiver.
posted by kfury at 10:47 AM on March 2, 2002


I'm surprised the web-design software doesn't add "...with Scientology" to the end of every sentence with Scientology.
posted by plaino at 11:07 AM on March 2, 2002


take a personality test!
posted by Dom at 11:20 AM on March 2, 2002


Are there no Scientologists here who will step up to the plate and defend the honor of their church?
posted by rodii at 11:31 AM on March 2, 2002


I can't believe it! I actually know one of those guys.

How cool is that?

I so want to join now, just for the free web space.
posted by Jart at 12:15 PM on March 2, 2002


aw, shucks rodii. Scientology threads are the only ones in which the christians, pagans, atheists and agnostics get along. ITs like a group hug. If we summon the wrath of the RonLHubbardians we will have to switch to something else.
posted by th3ph17 at 12:16 PM on March 2, 2002


Are there no Scientologists here who will step up to the plate and defend the honor of their church?
Much more likely that the most litigious "church" in Hubbarddom will sue anyone here daring to say anything they don't like.
posted by normy at 12:34 PM on March 2, 2002


I find that all so very creepy.
posted by sammy at 12:42 PM on March 2, 2002


i'm scared now
posted by quarsan at 3:27 PM on March 2, 2002


a very simple tool for producing their sites, which is of course, standardized, and limited

Actually, more like censorware. A good starting point for more info here.

Remember kids, Xenu loves you (except if you want to browse the internet and create your own webpage, that is)!!
posted by PeteyStock at 7:51 PM on March 2, 2002


What else can you expect from a group of sentient clams?
posted by xyzzy at 1:02 AM on March 3, 2002


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