The Skeptical Teacher

Musings of a science teacher & skeptic in an age of woo.

Scientology on Trial

Posted by mattusmaximus on May 28, 2009

An interesting bit of news… apparently, the leaders of the “Church” of Scientology (CoS) are on trial in France for fraud.  Here’s a news clip I saw from the BBC about it…

Now those of you who are familiar with the CoS won’t be surprised by this in the least.  But just in case you weren’t convinced by Tom Cruise’s public displays of frothing insanity that the CoS was nothing more than an international money grubbing, brainwashing cult, I suggest you check out Xenu.net (also known as “Operation Clambake”🙂 ) for more info.  If you know anyone who is expressing even a passing interest in Scientology and/or Dianetics, tell them to look at Xenu.net first, and that will set them straight!

I agree with the prosecuting lawyer in the case in that the fact that the CoS is being taken to court at all is a victory of sorts.  This is because the CoS has a history of attempting to silence their critics through a variety of intimidating tactics.

In any case, stay tuned for more info.  Apparently, the ruling from the French court will be handed down June 17th – it will certainly be interesting to see what happens.

3 Responses to “Scientology on Trial”

  1. Stephen said

    Hope the religion gets chucked out off France. Thanks for the link to xenu.net . Some really good information on that site.

  2. Yes, they are crazy. Germany is also investigating. I just posted about these same events. Good job.

  3. justexpression said

    Back around 1977 the FBI raided scientology headquarters in US. There were many convictions and jail time was served by around 11 scientology members. Wonder when the FBI will get back on the ball and put a few more of these crazies in jail.

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