Self-help equals self-harm?
Are self-help books harmful rather than helpful? This article argues that dissatisfaction with one's abilities and achievements will not not be helped by affirmations of self-worth. Nor will we succeed in coping with the bitter feelings for those who have wronged us by practing the "anger therapy" of slamming a punching bag. [More Inside]
posted by gregb1007
on Dec 1, 2003 -
$cientology pays up for once.
Lawrence Wollersheim won a case in 1986 against Co$ regarding abusive treatment, but it's taken 16 years for him to get paid. "Show me the money," indeed. (more inside)
posted by PeteyStock
on May 15, 2002 -
Google runs into Copyright Dispute...
Does the Church of Scientology have a leg to stand on in suiing Google for linking to church documents? Be sure to check out Operation Clambake
, the site in question who claims all documentation on their site is ", is allowable under the "fair use" provisions of internationally recognized copyright law"
. If it is truly a question of copyright, shouldn't the Scientologists be suing the site
in question and not Google????
When Google removed the link, it outraged the technology community - can Google win in this case??? Check out what Don Marti
has to say about the issue...
posted by gloege
on Apr 22, 2002 -
Earthlink founding investor Reed Slatkin to plead guilty
of defrauding over 800 people out of $254 million in a Ponzi scheme. Several of the victims were members of the Church of Scientology, where he was a minister. Oh, and he filed for bankruptcy too so there's no chance for reparations... I don't know how to feel!
posted by kfury
on Mar 27, 2002 -
Google rejects AdWords critical of Scientology.
I hate this topic but I can't leave it alone. Google is being accused of being overly cautious in all its dealings with Scientology. A Google rep is quoted to say that they are under no pressure from Scientology to reject the ads. (more inside)
posted by maudlin
on Mar 27, 2002 -
Scientology Fan Fiction!
Curious about the mystery behind the one, true "religion?" SomethingAwful.com shares their knowledge of scientology through a great fictional piece, complete with illustrations.
posted by valerie
on Nov 12, 2001 -
was a space alien, 75 million years ago. He was a galactic ruler in fact. There was an overpopulation problem, so Xenu piled a few trillion beings in DC8 space planes, took them to earth an blew them up with hydrogen bombs. Then the souls were tricked to think they were all the same person by means of 3D movies - that way, when they reincarnated (as they do), they grouped up with a few thousand others and took a single body. Neat story eh? It's by a sci-fi writer called L. Ron Hubbard
and forms the base of the Church of Scientology
, although you don't really get to know that story until you reach OT3
There's been a 'What is Scientology' expo near me recently, but thanks to the folks at Xenu.net
I feel fairly well informed without the need for a personality test
posted by sycophant
on Oct 22, 2001 -
I did a brief search through the archives for Scientology because I know there have been a number of varying posts about it in the past. I didn't, however, see anything directly relating to the page I'm linking, so here goes.
In the past I've heard and read comments about how horrible the Church of Scientology is, but not having anything to judge these comments on, I never paid much attention. But after watching all of these Real Audio streams
of an indepth interview about a young woman who tells all about her experience with the church, I'm absolutely shocked and horrified that these kinds of things happen. It's completely ruining these people's lives.
posted by lizardboy
on Sep 3, 2001 -
Online Scientology critic seeks political asylum in Canada A couple of weeks ago computer engineer Keith Henson was found guilty in California of a criminal act related to posts he made in the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology, which contained obviously comical (all right, Sophomoric) references to targeting Scientologists with a nuclear missile.
The United States. Liberty and justice for all. Oh yeah, baby.
posted by SpecialK
on May 20, 2001 -
Scientology Strikes Again
Last Saturday a comment was posted on Slashdot by an anonymous reader that contained text that was copyrighted by the Church of Scientology. They have since followed the DMCA and demanded that Slashdot remove the comment. After consulting with their lawyers, that's exactly what Slashdot did, but posted the above page with oodles of links to anti-Scientology resources. Will Scientology stop at nothing to silence its opponents?
posted by yarf
on Mar 16, 2001 -
The Oscar® nominations won't get announced until tomorrow, which means that the noms for The Razzies
were announced today. The biggest contender? John Travolta revolting pet film, "Battlefield Earth," with eight.
posted by honkzilla
on Feb 12, 2001 -
The Church of Scientology spinoff Narconon completely rips off the Urban75 Web site (including similar meta tag content). Jeeze....talk about unabashed design stealing.
posted by bkdelong
on Jan 22, 2001 -
Does "Battlefield Earth" make anyone else nervous?
The film has a deep connection to the church of Scientology - an organization that has seen a certain amount of controversy (though I don't wish to belittle the belief system of anyone). This connection seems to have gone unnoticed. Is there cause for concern when a heavily marketed film is surreptiously tied to an organized religion?
posted by aladfar
on May 11, 2000 -
Here's a follow-up
to last week's thread about the whole Travolta-Kidman-Cruise-Scientology thing. Interesting counterpoint in some ways, although I think ALL the concerned parties have ulterior motives. Agenda, agenda, agenda.
posted by highindustrial
on May 9, 2000 -