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    More proof of the extent that out freedoms have been stolen.

    A teenager is facing prosecution for using the word "cult" to describe the Church of Scientology.

    The unnamed 15-year-old was served the summons by City of London police when he took part in a peaceful demonstration opposite the London headquarters of the controversial religion
    This is interesting...

    The City of London police came under fire two years ago when it emerged that more than 20 officers, ranging from constable to chief superintendent, had accepted gifts worth thousands of pounds from the Church of Scientology.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/may/20/1

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    You don't want to screw with these guys. They have powerful member. Do a search on youtube and check out some of the videos of people that tangled with this cult. Its scary stuff. Whole towns are being run by the "church".
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    The City of London police came under fire two years ago when it emerged that more than 20 officers, ranging from constable to chief superintendent, had accepted gifts worth thousands of pounds from the Church of Scientology.
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    This is a joke right ??

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    Outrageous



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    It's good to know that my fascist government is actually trying to ban them, instead of this *insert word that isn't allowed here*.

    I hope this cult ceases to exist one day...

    Oh well, I better stay away from London now.
    Last edited by Husar; 05-20-2008 at 23:52.


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    Scientology isn't a cult, though.

    It's a business.
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    So when do we start the humanitarian bombing?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR
    So when do we start the humanitarian bombing?


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    Right after we're done with the Mormon Cult.
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    I find this absolutely ridiculous! What happened to free speech?

    The fact that the youth was 'strongly advised' to remove the sign, rather than just ordered to shows that the coppers were on shaky ground. That he argued, whilst ill-advised maybe, and got arrested is preposterous. If he is 'advised' to remove the sign surely he can state his case! Also I don't know how he came up with that quote from a court case, but surely that alone is enough to prove how stupid this is.

    As for Scientology being a cult... Swedishfish is right about it being a business, but at the same time I'd agree that it is a cult. Thats just my personal opinion though. I apologise in advance if this offends anybody, but I remember an instance in my final year at my (catholic) high school, me and a friend argued (properly, as in a debate) that all organised religion is cultish on some level. That we got away with it was due to the fact our religion teacher, while a very devout catholic, was very progressive with regards to free speech and opinions, and allowed a lot of debate among the class.

    Off-topic I know, and again sorry for any offence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwedishFish
    Right after we're done with the Mormon Cult.
    Wow, you have your priorities straight

    DevDave is right; scary stuff.

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    My flabber is well and truly ghasted.
    Come on Apache , put a few things together and its not surprising really .
    Its the city police , it happened within the city boundaries , the scientologists have their business in the city of London .
    The only surprising thing is that they were allowed to protest at all .

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    I think the rickrolling of Scientology is the most amusing thing since waterskiing squirrels.

    Live crowd-based rickrolling.

    More.

    A particularly raucous crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed Rabbit
    Wow, you have your priorities straight

    DevDave is right; scary stuff.

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    Just yesterday I also saw the South Park episode on Scientology.
    I liked the credits of that particular episode.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SwedishFish
    Scientology isn't a cult, though.

    It's a business.
    Criminal Organisation, using extortion, fraud and fear, seen on par with global crime conglomerates.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius Scribonius Curio
    I find this absolutely ridiculous! What happened to free speech?
    There hasn't been Freedom of Speech in the UK for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemur
    I think the rickrolling of Scientology is the most amusing thing since waterskiing squirrels.
    Lemur, I apologise to you and others for making light of the threat Scientology in the past. I knew they were ******-up, not that they mingled in politics and the judiciary. I still think they are not about to take over your Presidency or that of Russia, I still think they are not a major threat to anything and I still think that anonymous websites, hacks and flash-mobs are not the right answer. But I must say that story about the British coppers taking bleeping brib presents worth thousands of bucks from Scientology opened my eyes as to how far this dangerous cul unpleasant consortium is prepared to go.

    Off with their heads, I say, off!
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    There hasn't been Freedom of Speech in the UK for a long time.
    Of course there is free speech ,

    http://www.markthomasinfo.com/downlo...rm%203175A.pdf
    just fill in the form , submit it inadvance and you are free to speak in a designated area , for a designated amount of time , about a specific topic , within limits , on approval and subject to change .
    See there is nothing obstructing free spech in the UK .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rythmic
    Criminal Organisation, using extortion, fraud and fear, seen on par with global crime conglomerates.
    That is a very good way of putting it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rythmic
    There hasn't been Freedom of Speech in the UK for a long time.
    Apparently not... Maybe its just me being nostalgic again (). But apparently I'm 'ridiculously naive and egalitarian' according to some of my acquaintances, so I live in hope!
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    That is a very good way of putting it.
    But would it fit on the placard .
    I would suggest the protester in future censors his placard to prevent any possible offence , maybe just blank out one letter so it reads ....
    "scientology is a cu*t"

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    Criminal Organisation, using extortion, fraud and fear, seen on par with global crime conglomerates.
    i don't see the difference duh dum, ksss!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribesman
    But would it fit on the placard .
    I would suggest the protester in future censors his placard to prevent any possible offence , maybe just blank out one letter so it reads ....
    "scientology is a cu*t"
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    I've got my torch and pitchfork.. all I need is for somebody to name the place and time.
    When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman? From the beginning all men by nature were created alike, and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of naughty men. For if God would have had any bondsmen from the beginning, he would have appointed who should be bound, and who free. And therefore I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may (if ye will) cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty. - John Ball

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    So the CPS said there was no crime committed , no incitement no insult , in fact they noted the same slogan is a regular feature on other London protests .
    Could it be that the problem is the city police ? Is it time to abolish that force or even abolish the city itself ?

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    Works for me.
    When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman? From the beginning all men by nature were created alike, and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of naughty men. For if God would have had any bondsmen from the beginning, he would have appointed who should be bound, and who free. And therefore I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may (if ye will) cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty. - John Ball

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    This story just gets worse and worse , despite the health department and the home ofice saying that scientologies drug therapy program is bollox the city police have been promoting narconon in local schools .

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    Well, THIS WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED UNDER THE NAZIS!

    for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF4QALVjPf8


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    Quote Originally Posted by Husar
    I had no idea walking down streets in funny clothing was a purely German pastime...I just did it for the laughs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tribesman
    This story just gets worse and worse , despite the health department and the home ofice saying that scientologies drug therapy program is bollox the city police have been promoting narconon in local schools .
    Time for a thorough investigation, what-what?
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