The 13th Astrological Sign!!

Apparently the Minnesota Planetarium Society has announced that a thirteenth sign, Ophiuchus, should be added to the zodiac charts. Now, least you wonder, this is not science, instead its a belief which teaches that the relative positions of celestial bodies and related details can provide information about personality, human affairs and other “earthly” matters. You … Read moreThe 13th Astrological Sign!!

Facilitated Communication & Some Justice at last

Lets start by giving you a bit of background. What is Facilitated Communication? FC is a claimed mechanism where a facilitator supports the hand or arm of a communicatively impaired individual while using a keyboard or other devices with the aim of helping the individual to develop pointing skills and to communicate. Does it really … Read moreFacilitated Communication & Some Justice at last

UK TV Alert – The secrets of Scientology

Do you recall the Panorama reporter John Sweeney who had a yelling match on camera with some folks from that truly evil cult, Scientology? Well guess what, there is an update on it all on tomorrow nights Panorama. [Tues 28th Sept, BBC 1 at 9pm]

Just to put this in context, here is a bit of background. Scientology has been described as a cult that financially defrauds and abuses its members, charging exorbitant fees for its spiritual services. Here are some references that prove this:

So what’s with all the references? Well, the Church of Scientology has consistently used litigation against all critics, and its aggressiveness in pursuing its foes has been condemned as harassment, so I need to give solid published facts when dealing with these gobshits. Remember, a month or two ago some councilor from wales tweeted a brief comment about them being stupid and found himself the subject of a formal complaint. But beyond the aggression, what they teach is complete bollocks. For example, they believe that souls (“thetans”) reincarnate and have lived on other planets before living on Earth.

Former members say that some of Hubbard’s writings on this remote extraterrestrial past, included in confidential Upper Levels, are not revealed to practitioners until they have paid thousands of dollars to the Church of Scientology

  • Ortega, Tony (2008-06-30). “Scientology’s Crushing Defeat”. Village Voice. http://www.villagevoice.com/content/printVersion/487758. Retrieved 2009-01-04. “Former members say that today the typical Scientologist must spend several years and about $100,000 in auditing before they find out on OT III that they are filled with alien souls that must be removed by further, even more expensive auditing.”
  • Kennedy, Dominic (2007-06-23). “‘Church’ that yearns for respectability”. The Times (London). http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article1975105.ece. Retrieved 2009-01-04. “Scientology is probably unique in that it keeps its sacred texts secret until, typically, devotees have paid enough money to learn what they say.”

Another controversial belief held by Scientologists is that the practice of psychiatry is destructive and abusive and must be abolished.

However, if you wish to see a well-researched firsthand account about the fraud and deceit, then tune into Panorama tomorrow. Back in 2007 the church accused John Sweeney of bias and it attempted to stop the documentary from being broadcast, that campaign was backed by Scientology A-lister John Travolta, but it went on air anyway. Still, they did their best to kill it all … as described by the journalist John Sweeney …

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Iranian Clerics being grossly immoral yet again

Once again we have yet another example of how barbaric the Islamic regime in Iran is. There are reports that they have sentenced Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani – the 43-year-old Iranian woman who faces execution after being convicted of adultery – to 99 lashes in prison for “spreading corruption and indecency”. So what exactly does that … Read moreIranian Clerics being grossly immoral yet again

Will Atheist Doctors Kill you?

There is a story in today’s Guardian that reads … Atheist doctors ‘more likely to hasten death’ The implication here is that if your Doctor is not a believer, then you are more lightly going to end up dead, but is this really true? Well, lets take a look … If you read the article, … Read moreWill Atheist Doctors Kill you?

Woo words – Watch out for these Red Flags

There are specific red-flag words that should trigger your bullshit alarm whenever you hear them. I’d recommend that you build up and keep your own list, but to ensure that you get the idea I’ll start you off with an initial list and take you through a few examples. “energy” – This is a word … Read moreWoo words – Watch out for these Red Flags