Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Scientology in France

Scientology has this court case going in France. It's annoying as a Scientologist to see someone working at religions again.

Then again that's a bit of French history repeating itself isn't it. Its understandable that there is a bit of a bitter aftertaste in the mouth of some French when one goes through history and what some religions have done to minority groups.

But we're in the 21st century... people have learned to think now and to look and observe (well most have I'm excluding those rabid fanatics that spend most of their time on the internet destroying lives).

Well anyways, back to the post: Scientology in France, the Court case? well really how can one ban a religion? It's a pretty silly thing to even think. It's like banning an idea, so what's next the Thought Police?

Whatever happens - the idea grows as long a people believe it and find truth in it.

Scientology just happens to be going through a very stabilizing phase called the Golden Age of Knowledge where all the basic texts of the religion have returned to their originals plus hundreds of additional lectures released to go with it.

Scientolgists understand and apply it much more.

So... it's not really about to go too far.


Grahame said...

France has a horrible history of religious persecution for profit.

Two examples are the Albigensian Crusade and the destruction of the Knights Templar.

Although the Albigensian Crusade was superficially aimed at a group of heretics, one has to ask the legal question cui bono (the one who benefited is the one who did it). The kings and noblemen of France were the ones who benefited. They took the lands and possessions (after taking the lives) of the "heretics".

Similarly with the Knights Templar. The king of France made a huge profit from torturing and killing the richest knights in Christendom.

So today they are trying the same thing. This time there is a Church that supports the largest non-governmental anti-drug campaign in the world (which cuts into the profits of the illegal drug trade that enters Europe through the South of France), exposes abuses in the psychiatric industry (which severely cuts into the profits of big drug companies), supports the largest non-governmental human rights educational campaign in the world (which cuts into the profits of major French arms manufacturers) and more.

No wonder someone is doing their unsuccessful best to try to stop such a Church.

Don Grey said...

Grahame, what you say is true. Unfortunately so.

Things like banning the muslim head cloth in schools. It's just a calculated to upset and make nothing of religions.

Well I guess the people need to explain the powers that be that they are there to serve the people and not vice-versa.