Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Meanwhile, the 'c' word's alive and well in London

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While anti-Scientology protesters are under attack for using the word "cult" elsewhere in the UK, their comrades in London have adopted a novel tactic for getting their message across. I spotted this sticker this lunchtime on a pedestrian crossing on Tottenham Court Road, just yards from Scientology's Dianetics centre. It's on a busy crossing too, just by the Odeon cinema, so I imagine plenty of people have registered their views on their way to the Sainsburys down the road...

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

lulz London anons are awsome

Anonymous said...

The vote seems to be unanimous from what I hear...

Anonymous said...

Awesome pic!

Makali said...

Grr, that bloody Dan bloody Bowskill!

Paul Sims said...

I know Makali, he's everywhere! I've never even heard his music but I see those stickers all the time. In this instance it was covering the green and red man on the crossing box too, making my pic a bit less obvious! Annoying!

Anonymous said...

brilliant strategy....you UK anons rock!

sir jorge said...

london rocks!

mgroves said...

Where do I push to receive bacon?

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why everyone hates Scientology so much...?

Anonymous said...

Then you don't understand enough about Scientology.

Check it out, do some research. Knowledge is the anti-cult.

Anonymous said...

"Waah XYZ are doing things better than we are, let's complain about them and try to bring them down!"

Doesn't matter if Scientology is a cult. It's a group of people doing what they want to do, and using their collective to do what they can do. It's how humanity has worked for generations. The anon are doing the exact same thing.

Except one is a member of society that doesn't fear showing their face. The other is a bunch of kids on the internet that think it's cool to follow a meme.

How pathetic, get a life kids.

Anonymous said...

kudos to the scientologist who made the above post, without bothering to find out *why* the kids are afraid to show their faces (hint: what the "Church" is well documented as doing to people who *do*).

Way to question what you've been told!

IngramJames (home) said...

Kudos to the scientologist above who has never bothered to ask why the kids are scraed to show their faces (hint: official "church" policy towards people who *do).

Read up, mate. Use google. Type in "scientology". Read. Keep reading.

It will set you free.

Do you remember what it was like to be able to ask a question without fearing an Ethics Officer?

Buy a mask. Join us. Be free.

roger gonnet said...

Scientology is a cult. The word cult is defined in dictionaries. Scientology is dangerous and criminal: those adjectives are in dictionaries. What else?

Barga said...

Scientology is not a cult, and, anonymous are idiots.

Thanks
Robert Barga
http://whalertly.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Exactly How Dangerous is Scientology?

The Church of Scientology is dangerous enough that the German government banned Scientologists from serving, and has the cult under constant monitoring by it's intelligence services for possible activities that would undermine it's constitution. In the UK, civil servants are on record as describing the organisation as "profoundly evil". Greece banned the group. Russia looks set to do the same. Judges the world over, have variously decribed them as "corrupt sinister and dangerous" and "a serious threat to the community, medically, morally, and socially."

That's on a big picture level.

On the level of businesses, I'm not sure how they are handled, but my understanding is that the warning word has gotten out, and major corporations have started to become alert to fronts like the "Way to Happiness Foundation", etc. More needs to be done on that front, as they will fight tooth and nail there: that's their butter: businessmen becoming cultists and donating to the cult.

On the level of families, I think they are a tremendous danger, as they recruit heavily from the most vulnerable, non-critical thinkers: i.e., idealistic teenagers. Then, of course, they prey on the children of these kids who are working for them, and gradually drive wedges between husbands and wives, and their children and the families they left (and frequently "good roads good weathered" or disconnected from). I think as measures are taken on a governmental level, and citizens groups such as Anonymous make themselves heard, this will start to be addressed, but it's a function of the final victims...

... I think they ultimately pose the greatest danger to individuals who entrust their sanity and livelihood to them. The danger can be as mild as tunnel-vision and self-obsession, or as severe as catatonia and subsequent death at the hands of the person's caretakers.

They would aspire to the power that the SS had, and more, if they could get it, and you should believe they are working on plans to regroup after recent defeats and bad publicity. Losses don't mean change of purpose or goals of the organization, they mean change of strategy, or more resources invested in old strategies that they think should have worked.

The dangers of scientology are written in its policies, and they infect "the Tech" at many levels.

Anonymous said...

protestfags are the cancer killing /b/.
At first it was all about the lulz, but now people actually think its serious.

alex said...

you people are so delirious, christianity is the biggest cult of them all. yes i think it is cool that those kids did that, but that doesnt change the facts. and fyi more people have died in the name of jesus christ than in the name of hitler. and if you dont believe me, google the crusades. you want so much to be independant and liberal that you become overbearing and judgemental. knowledge, the anti hypocrite.

alex said...

you people really are idiots. i'm sorry just going back and looking at all the comments again, and my god, apart from the few people who just posted random off topic things, the rest of you really dont have a clue, or you are too naive to comprehend even simple things. maybe next time go to college guys, i am just flabbergasted. once again. idiots.

Irim said...

"The Church of Scientology is dangerous enough that the German government banned Scientologists from serving, and has the cult under constant monitoring by it's intelligence services for possible activities that would undermine it's constitution. In the UK, civil servants are on record as describing the organisation as "profoundly evil"." And it's got Tom Cruise. What more do you need to know?

The whole extending creepers for power sounds eerily like Opus Dei to me...way, way, wayyyyy too rich and powerful for its own good.

As always, the overtly in-your-face religious preaching 'lurrrrve everyone, and don't forget, money and sex suck' are the ones you'll find violating the values they try to force on us - cheating on their wives, accepting bribes, generally treating people like cr*p.

And when they're caught out, to misquote 'Technicolour Dreamcoat', any lie will do.

I have to say, I live for those moments of schadenfreude.

Anonymous said...

If you support Scientology, Run quickly across the street and press the other button.

Anonymous said...

The media puts the most dangerous things they want to press on you (religion/fear/mob mentality etc.) right in plain view. They do this to get you to accept them more easily and blow off anyone who dissents, calling them "nut jobs" or ignorant, saying "No, no, why would they do that to us? That sounds crazy and outlandish!" Again, they put their plans for control right in front of you, don't just accept them.

Wise up. Get off your computers for once, smash your televisions, ignore the newspapers. They won't help you.

Chronic said...

Shouldn't we be more worried about the larger and more dangerous cults of Christianity and Islam?

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful thing.

Anonymous said...

Calling attention to the practices of Scientology is a great service to humanity, as it will certainly prevent at least a few people from falling pray to this cult.

I agree that the Catholic Church and many other organized religion groups are just as evil, but this is no excuse not to expose Scientology for what it is.

Keep it up, Anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Christianity and islam as Religions - that's different than a cult. And most of us Anonymous don't give a shit about scientology anymore, and since a lot of us are Christians and even Muslims, we salute you with a big FUCK YOU. Next Target: the American Atheists group. I hope at least. Those asshats will steal your money quicker than any religion.

Anonymous said...

If you think about it carefully, every religion is a cult. All branches of any religion work on the same principles as most cults. Think about that.
Yes, Scientology is dangerous. So are all religions. Another comment mentioned the crusades, another example of how backwards religions makes people think.
All the different Gods and beliefs propogate the same policies: "Follow our rules, live the way we tell you to and we will make you happy" Beliefs are a dangerous thing to have.
No offence intended. If you were offended by anything I just said, then ok, get over it :)