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Post by stimpson » Fri Sep 07, 2001 10:23 am

To Anonymous, if this is the case, then I suggest you start a new topic explaining exactly how our activities here constitute "abusing civil rights and freedoms", so that we can respond to these allegations.

Dr. Stupid

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Post by el_roto » Fri Sep 07, 2001 3:38 pm

Anonymous (if that is your real name), it is true that many groups outside of the mainstream have been accused of criminal acts. What is also true is Scientology has been charged, tried, and *convicted* of these things in the U.S., Canada, Britain, and France, so let's not confuse being "unpopular" with being criminally convicted, m'kay?

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Post by stayfree » Fri Sep 07, 2001 10:04 pm

"When one end o' th' bridge tumbles down, where's th' use o' th' other stannin'?"

George Eliot
'Adam Bede'

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Post by Tigger » Sat Sep 08, 2001 12:10 pm

"The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is."

* Nadine Gordimer
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

"If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world."

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Post by cool » Sat Sep 08, 2001 8:26 pm

Nice quote about truth - pity (or is it?) people sometimes seem to have a very different idea of what they each call "truth".

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Post by Tigger » Sun Sep 09, 2001 5:29 am

"Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it."
* Mark Twain
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

"If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world."

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Post by Anonymous » Sun Sep 09, 2001 10:24 pm

It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart; the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.

- Mark Twain

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Post by Flutterby » Mon Sep 10, 2001 12:09 pm

Freedom *OF* religion includes
freedom *FROM* religion.

And on the 8th day God said,
"Ok Murphy, you take over."

-Email Signature's

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te valere jubeo,
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Post by stimpson » Mon Sep 10, 2001 4:25 pm

"Never in history has humanity faced a crisis so deep, so intense, so pervasive, and so multi-faceted. There have never till now been so many people on earth so dependent on a complex technology, so burdened by its flaws, and so likely to witness a complete breakdown of that technology in a matter of decades. If we are to pull through we must thread our way carefully through the rapids that lie ahead. At every step we'll be depending on our knowledge, grasp and understanding of science, of its potentialities and its limitations... Under these circumstances, what crime is greater than that of misteaching the public about science?...Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition."

--Isaac Asimov

This pretty much sums up my views on both Scientology and Fundamentalist "creation science".

Dr. Stupid

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Post by don_carlo » Tue Sep 11, 2001 2:19 am

Asimov was truly a great man. Some of his friends, like James "The Amazing" Randi, still carry on the good fight for science, logic, and cold provable fact. Asmiov helped found CSICOP, the Committee for Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, which remains influential today. They are at http://www.csicop.org/

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Post by el_roto » Tue Sep 11, 2001 4:33 am

Assimov had a sense of humor that wouldn't quit. One of my most treasured books is a copy of "Isaac Asmivo's Treasury of Humor". It's invaluable.

Wouldn't you love to get Asimov, Steve Allen, and L. Ron together, have a few drinks, and sit back and watch Ron get intellectually wrestled to the ground? Now that's what I'd call Dinner Theatre.

Steve G.

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Post by el_roto » Tue Sep 11, 2001 4:27 pm

Sorry for all the misspellings of Mr. Asimov's name. I shouldn't post when I'm tired.

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Post by stimpson » Tue Sep 11, 2001 4:39 pm

That would be like watching Jackie Chan and Jet Lee fighting the Karate Kid. :)

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Post by Flutterby » Fri Sep 14, 2001 10:02 pm

It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.

-Chinese proverb

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Post by cool » Sat Sep 15, 2001 5:50 am

thanks, flutter - I really like that one.

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