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 Post subject: Scientology about the same as satanism and heathenism
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:42 pm 
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Scientology about the same as satanism and heathenism ...

... in terms of number of adherents, according to the 2011 Census in England and Wales. http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_290685.pdf

2418 Scientologists [also 379 Eckankarists]
1893 Satanists
1958 Heathens

Pagans and Wiccans way out ahead with 56620 and 11766 respectively. Druids 4189.

Moonies only 452.

Jedi Knights 176632. Heavy Metalists 6242.

Heber Jentzsch used to say there were 8 or 9 million scientologists, I think. Then Tommy Davis came along and said the church had grown more in the last 5 years than in the previous 50. Which, if it means anything, would suggest >16 million scientologists. So where are they? Not in England or Wales apparently. Maybe in some other sector of the galaxy.

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 Post subject: Re: Scientology about the same as satanism and heathenism
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:17 pm 
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No, no, no!!!
Satanism is much more interesting than Scientology -- the Satanists have very colorful rituals and plenty of theatrics. Hubbard, on the other hand, produced extremely boring HCOBs that are supposed to propel CoS into the future, but they have the same effect on his followers as sleeping pills.
The whole Scientology is a gigantic Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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 Post subject: Re: Scientology about the same as satanism and heathenism
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Population of England & Wales, according to the same census = 56.1 million.

Scientologists are 0.004% of the population.

1 person in 23200 is a scientologist.

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 Post subject: Re: Scientology about the same as satanism and heathenism
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"No religion" rose markedly from 2001 to 2011, from 15% to 25 %. Years ago, some people joined CoS to escape their stodgy old parents' religion. Now, they read skeptic blogs, attend skeptic conventions, watch nature/ science documentaries, and skip all that "religious" donating.


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 Post subject: Re: Scientology about the same as satanism and heathenism
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:26 pm 
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Some evidence suggests that the fastest-growing religious status in the United States
is "no religion", comprising nearly 20% of the adult public as of 2012.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irreligion

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 Post subject: Re: Scientology about the same as satanism and heathenism
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There is an interesting story behind some of the satanic cults that popped up back in the 70's.

Most seemed to be dreamt up by lecherous old men as a way into the pants of naive young women.

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 Post subject: Re: Scientology about the same as satanism and heathenism
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Pussy Riot wrote:
1 person in 23200 is a scientologist.


Because the other 23,199 know it's a space alien cult.


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 Post subject: Re: Scientology about the same as satanism and heathenism
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The UK statistics is very useful because it allows to estimate the number of Scientologists in the USA. Hubbard started his cult simultaneously in the USA and the UK; these two countries have very close cultures, which means that the percentage of Scientologists is almost the same in them. The USA population is roughly 300 million, which puts the number of American Scientologists at 12,000

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 Post subject: Re: Scientology about the same as satanism and heathenism
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Do what Ron wilt?

At least satanists know they're satanists.


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 Post subject: Re: Scientology about the same as satanism and heathenism
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The 12,000 figure FEELS about right to me, at least as far as the number of people who are actively being fucked by the cult in one way or another at any given time.

They have to constantly seek out new people to scam and fuck over cause their existing victim base is constantly dwindling. People realize they're being fucked and tell the cult to bugger off.

The cult's ability to find new marks is really in the dumps now. The cult always relied on it being unknown, as in most people had never heard of it. Nowadays everyone has heard of the cult and everyone knows its a total scam, so the cult has to try harder and harder to find easy marks who somehow haven't gotten the news.

This is also why they're trying to recycle their old victims. I've had them call ME even, and one clamette even showed up at our house, though we were not home at the time. Total desperation.

It will be amusing to watch the cult in its final death throes.

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