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There are 8 comments on the PRWeb story from May 24, 2010, titled 'Anonymous' Hate Group Member Sentenced For Attack on Scientology W.... In it, PRWeb reports that:

On Monday, May 24, 2010, Los Angeles Federal District Judge Gary Allen Feess sentenced Brian Thomas Mettenbrink of Grand Island, Nebraska, to 12 months in federal prison and a $20,000 restitution fine for engaging in a cyber attack in January 2008 on Church of Scientology websites .

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xenu awaits

United States

#1 May 25, 2010
a press release put out by Scientologists.
filled with half truths and outright lies.

silly cult uses old news story to cover up the bad press stories their COB David Miscavige beating his staff.

covering up allegations rapes of in Australia

Scientology Org in Turin Italy being raided and police discover hidden secret files used to blackmail and spy on police,judges,and even priests and nuns.

Wendy Beccaccini your OSA PR will not hide the truth

“Honorary Squirrel Buster”

Since: Apr 07

Tulsa, OK

#3 May 25, 2010
Oh look. Its the PR-WEB article I mentioned on this thread:

http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/scientolo...
someguy

Rochester, NY

#4 May 26, 2010
What's up Terryeo, whoops I mean Wendy, are you planning on regurgitating this in a few weeks when the next negative story about Scientology hits the news? How much did you have to pay for this press-release?
someguy

Rochester, NY

#5 May 26, 2010
Terryeo
Friday, May 2 2008

You read a dozen to 100 comments here and what do you read? If you said “criticism”, go to the front of the class. The Church disabled criticisms for obvious reasons.[b]Now I’m going to go back to thinking of children playing in the sunshine before such an act likewise, develops a dedicated, critical following.[/b]

Becc replied to comment from xenu | May 17, 2010 11:59 PM | Reply

Thanks for checking things out and letting people know what you saw Emily. Having an honest look at something, is good for the soul. I am a Scientologist and I welcome people to our religion who are interested to know something about it. Some people are just engrossed in negativity and its a rough go.

[b]To them, I say: Take a walk. Look at some flowers. Find some simple things to appreciate, like you did when you were little. Remember?[/b]

Haha, just kidding, obviously two different people, ROTFLMAO.
durp

Newport, Australia

#6 Jun 15, 2010
were just doin it 4 the lulz

“I may be new here, but...”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#7 Jul 8, 2010
someguy wrote:
Becc replied to comment from xenu | May 17, 2010 11:59 PM | Reply

Thanks for checking things out and letting people know what you saw Emily. Having an honest look at something, is good for the soul. I am a Scientologist and I welcome people to our religion who are interested to know something about it. Some people are just engrossed in negativity and its a rough go.
[b]To them, I say: Take a walk. Look at some flowers. Find some simple things to appreciate, like you did when you were little. Remember?[/b]
Haha, just kidding, obviously two different people, ROTFLMAO.
I have tried more than once to get a real, honest look at the church of Scientology. I have three times attempted to read one of their books. I have gone into a testing center looking for an open discussion on the matter. I have done some research on the internet.

The written materials, I found, were no simple thing. I looked at "The Bridge to Total Freedom" (which according to them is the map of the progression of training and the application of ideas by which "Total Freedom" is achieved) and found an open-ended flow chart, the visual of which was impossible to see all at once. Hard to get a good idea about the nature of a map when you can't see the whole thing, no?

I looked at two of the more recent books, very heavy and elaborately bound, and found them to be very complicated. The material contained such a high level of detail that it was impossible to see any fundamentals.

For example:
One of the books asserts that all people fall into a category, these being:
"Attractors. Repulsors. Attractor-repulsors. Repulsor-attractors. Attractor-repulsor-attractors. Repulsor-attractor-repulsors. Attractor-repulsor-attractor-a ttractors, and Repulsor-attractor-attractor-r epulsors." I'm not 100% positive that I got these labels right, but the concept is the same.

[continued below]

“I may be new here, but...”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#8 Jul 8, 2010
Honestly, it's like reading a technical manual for a project that has yet to be finished.

Then there was the time I went to the library and looked at one of the [i]early[/i] books on the subject. Wherein they made the claim (in pictorial form) that basically any and all form of thought or belief could be found in this philosophy. Buddhism. Christianity.
There had to be at least 15 pictures of figures hovering around the Scientology 'S' symbol.

And there was the time I went to the testing center (who are you testing, me or your representative?), and attempted to have a talk with the person there.

[...continued below]

The person would not talk to me openly. I tried to engage in a sensible discussion with this person in order to understand the basic beliefs of this "church", and the representative was disinclined to just talk about what he/she believed. I got the feeling that this person thought it best not to talk to me openly. And even said, basically, that "the way" of Scientology, for me, would not be found by speaking to ANY of its believers. I could refer to the materials, but talking would not get me anywhere. Not much of a good sign for the validity of a science.

Honestly, I'm a bit of a scientist, myself (let's talk!) and I have a very difficult time understanding the science of Scientology.

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“I may be new here, but...”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#9 Jul 8, 2010
It should be clearly (damn the powers that "be") stated that, at first, there was an unearthly pull into the materials. When I opened the recent books, I very definitely thought to myself, "Woah! There must be some kind of spell here, or something, designed to pull the curious into this system of belief. Well, I'm going to look anyway. I know what the truth is, and that'll keep me safe."

Anyway...

Attempting to seek the truth does not make a person "engrossed in negativity". I'm tired of being categorized like that.

Allowing yourself to be "free" from adherence to standards of morality, for example assuming superiority based on a system of beliefs and the origins of said beliefs does not mean you are right. And it does not mean your church, nor its employees, should be tax-exempt.

I know that that's just a step. I know that you know that one day (probably sooner rather than later, however) your tax-exempt status will be removed, and that the rest is just you "toying" with us. But be warned (like my friend Muhammed, first name Yusuf) was inclined to do, that you will not be victorious.

Justice will prevail. In the courtroom.

Because a science is a science (and I do love science), and manipulation and abuse of power and revisionism do not equal a science.

In other words, "Proof?"

I'll see you in court.

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