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Nashville Church of Scientology Staff and Parishioners Launch "The Way To Happiness" Campaign

There are 7 comments on the AmericanBankingNews.com story from Jan 7, 2012, titled Nashville Church of Scientology Staff and Parishioners Launch "The Way To Happiness" Campaign. In it, AmericanBankingNews.com reports that:

The Church's campaign is centered around The Way to Happiness, a book by L. Ron Hubbard which is comprised of 21 precepts, each one predicated on the fact that one's survival depends on the survival of others - and that without the survival of others, neither joy nor happiness are attainable.

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pixie

Gallatin, TN

#1 Jan 7, 2012
Duh--the way to happiness was written centuries abo...it's called the bible.
The church of scientology is a cult that intends to take your money and let you know that all that happens in your life is for a purpose and when that purpose is done, you get to move on.
This is what they believe about marriage...amoung other things.
Not Raw Meat

Valrico, FL

#2 Jan 8, 2012
Pixie, as John Lennon said, "Whatever gets you through the night, it's alright" the Christian Bible works for you, the Jewish Torah works for me and the Islamic Koran works for my wonderful neighbor lady who shares recipes and music with my family. All of these beautiful, ancient texts are FREE to us to read and think about whenever we feel the need and they are FREE to anyone else who chooses to read them. We don't push our beliefs on others or try to sell anything related to our religions, we just enjoy our own inner peace. You are right about the "church" of scientology being a cult for these reasons: A cult is shrouded in secrecy, has a special language of its own, forces members to disconnect from family and friends, excommunicates and then shuns any members who dare to question its tenets and brainwashes its members. Scientology is a business pretending to be a religion. The Way to Happiness (WTH) is just another "feel-good product" promoting scientology and packaged as a curriculum to be sold to school districts--check out the website. The Way to Happiness is actually the Way to Helplessness.

Since: Jul 11

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#3 Jan 11, 2012
Christianity is a cult just the same. Takes your money and tells you how to live your life.
Percivil Sweetwater

Nashville, TN

#4 Jan 11, 2012
southern alien wrote:
Christianity is a cult just the same. Takes your money and tells you how to live your life.
Scientology is not Christianity. Nor is Christianity Scientology. Scientology is merely a dogma to make one feel good about themselves and self-empowered like the Hollywood set and stars. Christianity involves being dead to sin, alive in Christ, and "your brother's keeper." Obviously your post betray your lack of understanding on almost any topic. Scientology was created by man (fallible) and the scripture by God (infallible.)

See Micah 6:8 "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"
Living It Now

Nashville, TN

#5 Jan 11, 2012
My mother-in-law is a scientologist. She has now given every penny that she has to the cult. She has turned to her three children to bail her out. She is 74 years old, had a nice lake home that was paid for, plenty to live on after her husband passed, still drew his pension plus her SS each month (which amounted to a pretty decent amount), had four income producing rental properties, investments, sizeable life insurance proceeds from her husband, and more. Now she cannot pay her utilities every month. She is more than $150,000 in debt. She has turned everyones' lives upside down. She has spent the last 20 years under the thumb of scientology in the process completely ignoring her family, her grandchildren, etc. She has no regrets for anything that she's done. But she wants us to save her. No one from her "church" has offered to help. There is no benevolence there. It is really, really awesome - right?

Since: Jul 11

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#6 Jan 12, 2012
Percivil Sweetwater wrote:
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Scientology is merely a dogma to make one feel good about themselves and self-empowered like the Hollywood set and stars.
Thats exactly what Christianity is. It gives silly, but feel good answers to all of lifes questions so you don't feel so scared. It tells you that you are important, that a magical sky daddy loves you, that the good are rewarded and the evil punished, and that when you die you go to happyland with all your friends and relatives.

It is merely a placebo effect for weak people who cannot face reality.

Since: Jul 11

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#7 Jan 12, 2012
Percivil Sweetwater wrote:
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Scientology was created by man (fallible) and the scripture by God (infallible.)
Christianity was created by man. Are you disputing that man wrote the bible? It just appeared out of thin air? Yes, these people claimed to be divinely inspired but thats just their words. There is no proof, yet you take it as the supreme truth, having never even met these people who lived thousands of years ago before we even knew what an atom was or that the earth was round. If someone appeared today and claimed to be divinely inspired with a new book for the bible, Christians would be the first to have him locked away. Its utter hypocrisy.

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