Church of Scientology fighting fire with fire

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If you cant beat them, join them. The Church of Scientology has enabled video on its Web site in an effort to further disseminate its religious message, a month after a widely publicized online campaign sought to discredit and "dismantle" the controversial religion.

The Scientology Video Channel launched this week to "provide an overview of the basic Scientology beliefs and practices of the religion while answering the question 'What is Scientology?'," according to a statement released by the church.

By making the video channel available online, the Church of Scientology hopes to provide enlightening information to those who have questions about the religion.

The church says it has "always considered the Internet a resource for disseminating accurate information about the religion," and its new video channel follows hot on the heels of a February campaign that sought to damage the reputation of Scientology and its followers.

In mid-February, the "Anonymous" group released three YouTube videos that sought to discredit and "dismantle" the church, not long after they had claimed responsibility for a distributed denial of service attack on the Scientology Web site.

The Church of Scientology says its new Video Channel contains 82 Scientology related videos, as well as information on humanitarian programs it sponsors.

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Andrew Hendry

PC World

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Anonymous

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These services that they sponsor... can I just say this now they will talk all about their volunteer ministers. These people are untrained and are sent to emergencies such as 9/11 and the London Bombings with the EXACT mission of trying to stop any psychiatrists from treating those with shock. If you look into what the actual doctors in the area say you will find that most of them believe they get in the way and try and force a 'tech' that simply does not work on victims. The very fact that they wear the big yellow suits and try and make themselves look like REAL emergency workers and the way in which they pull victims to one side claiming that they are official and that they are going to treat them with the latest tech (touch assists and e meters which are basically poking people and lie detectors) should be a cause for concern. As a former member of the volunteer ministers and the Church of Scientology can I say that this is when they start the brainwashing. There have been various reports on this out there by journalists that have looked into it... give a search if you have time in your break... all the evidence is there.

Anonymous

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One thing that the Church of Scientology won't answer (other than any other critical question): What happened to L. Ron Hubbard? Before the website had a picture of him in the banner, and quotes. But now, there isn't even a mention! Instead, on the bottom, you find a list of links, one including "David Miscavige". Could it be that Miscavige is trying to become the Church's God-like figure?
If I were a Scientologist, I would question his motives openly and freely (since, y'know, they're allowed to without opposition, according to the new website).

JC

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Scientology will continue...

These attacks on the church have proven baseless and when faced with the data offered by the church on its newly revised site simply shatter and disapear. It takes a person with enough brains to spend 5 minutes or so in their site to see that scientology is being attacked for other reasons than the ones being mentioned by this group "annonymous".

Scientology is made up of a good bunch of people, I know some of them and it has decided to take on this task with relentless drive. They are offering solutions that help, I've seen it and the "Scientology Channel" as they called it, does give simple yet clear data on what the church is doing. www.scientology.org is it.

I once decided to stop listening to the comments of those who would simply attack and chose to find out more, picked up a book called "A New Slant on life" by Hubbard and found out, ON MY OWN, what it was all about. These attempts to discredit and "dismantle" scientology do not seem to be getting very far in the face of scientology's genuine attempts.

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