"Scientology fugitive" news WTF



  • Scientology Fugitive update, Digg

    Keith Henson and the Great Miscarriage of Justice -- the Daily Kos .... I'm linking to the Daily Kos? well. that's a first.

    Who is Keith Henson? And why is Scientology after him? -- Full of lovely gems, like...

    At trial, the judge threw out all Henson's witnesses, disallowed any testimony about his reasons for picketing the cult, and allowed the prosecution to present excerpts from Henson's Internet postings out of context; the Scientology witnesses also committed perjury which Henson was unable to rebut.


  • Scientology...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)



  • I think I'll add that the "Internet postings" were jokes on Usenet about procuring a "Tom Cruise missile". Somewhere along its way from Usenet to the courts to the public, it's occasionally been spun like he's making plans to hit them with an ICBM.



  • @fennec said:

    I think I'll add that the "Internet postings" were jokes on Usenet about procuring a "Tom Cruise missile". Somewhere along its way from Usenet to the courts to the public, it's occasionally been spun like he's making plans to hit them with an ICBM.

    Which he apparently keeps in his pocket.

     

    I mean, surely he's been hit with the "Is that an ICBM in your pocket or are you just happy to see me" line as often as I have, right?



  • @fennec said:

    I think I'll add that the "Internet postings" were jokes on Usenet about procuring a "Tom Cruise missile". Somewhere along its way from Usenet to the courts to the public, it's occasionally been spun like he's making plans to hit them with an ICBM.

    Well, considering that Kevin Mitnick was denied bail because he could "whistle into a telephone and start world war III" I don't exactly have a lot of hope for the judiciary + technology.



  • @connyosis said:

    Scientology...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)


    Christianity...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Islam...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Hinduism...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Buddhism...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Judaism...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)



  • @HeroreV said:

    Christianity...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Islam...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Hinduism...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Buddhism...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Judaism...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Well
    the rest I'll agree with, but Buddhism at least seems decent, well
    decent by religion standards. Still, none of the above come even close
    to the creepiness of Scamentology.

    How
    can a "religion" started by a guy whose aim was to start his own
    religion to con people, where people evolved from clams, only to have
    our bodies inhabited by aliens who flew to our planet only to be blown
    up by H-bombs dropped into volcanos be anything but creepy?



  • @HeroreV said:

    @connyosis said:
    Scientology...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)


    Christianity...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Islam...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Hinduism...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Buddhism...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Judaism...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Oh, puh-leeeeze. why stop there? :P

    Atheism..it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Agnosticism..it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)



    Ho, hum. How droll. We could be here all day. In the meantime, though, while there's adequate scope to criticize a variety of religions or irreligion for a variety of reasons...
    this drifts into pushing a little bit of an agenda, here, and undermines the point that Scientology is a particularly dangerous little group. Even if you don't make a distinction
    regarding its cult-like status or qualitative differences between it and other religions, it is noted for suing people who disagree with it left and right, makes death threats against its enemies,
    and a variety of other Bad Things.



  • @HeroreV said:

    @connyosis said:
    Scientology...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)


    Christianity...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Islam...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Hinduism...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Buddhism...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Judaism...it creeps me out. (As it should any sane person)

    Flying Spaghetti Monsterism... gotta love them wacky Pastafarians! (As should any sane person)

     

     



  • Agreed.


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