Talk:Church of Scientology
Less of a dick these days
I've heard that Tom Cruise is less of a dick when it comes to Scientology these days, but I can't find anything specific. Does anyone else know more about it?
- I heard on The Thinking Atheist's podcast on the CoS that it was because the church got him to calm down because he was giving them a bad rep. Greatnecro (talk) 18:38, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
How do we get the Scientology article up to silver?
Unlike the wikipedia article, Rational wiki's Scientology article mentions the 100 million gross figure for Scientology, the orientation film and the vitamin deficient Hubbard baby formula. How do we get this article up to silver class? It's definitely on mission, has plenty of references, doesn't repeat it's self and is written in house style. Amateur Encyclopedist (talk) 22:15, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
It's own category
I think that the CoS is enough of an issue that it deserves it's own category. Is there any way we could do that while still having it in the "Cults" category? Greatnecro (talk) 18:44, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
- You mean like this category which we've had for six years & which this article is already in & always has been? WēāŝēīōīďMethinks it is a Weasel 19:40, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
- OK let me rephrase that. Can we get the category box on this article so people know that category actually exists?
Interesting factoid: the huge Scientology building in Los Angeles located on L. Ron Hubbard Way was the site of the opening shot to The Three Stooges Film Men in Black, the movie has the famous "Calling Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine" routine. By the way, the LA City council mostly knuckled under to Scientology-pressure in 1996 to rename the street. Bongolian (talk) 04:18, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
Other extremely successful move has been Norway-based Operation Clambake, by Andreas Heldal-Lund, who nonetheless supports freedom of religion, shows the great scam Hubbard started and fed the people. He allows access to many documents, videos and assorted media (including several hilarious series of e-mails exchanged between the site's owner and Scientologists where they demonstrate the great good all that auditing and clearing does
notupon them). It also links to pro-Scientology pages to demonstrate that, at least, he hears to both sides of the debate. Even if they only rant without proof.
@LeftyGreenMario. I picked this topic from the latest recent changes. For the record, I don't think much of Scientology or its adherents. And I am not doing this to get you to change your mind about some other article. Consider the opening sentences
Cult Church of $¢i€nto£og¥ Scientology™ is a dangerous cult entirely legitimate faith that foists bestows its dogma wisdom and electronic snake oil miraculous technology upon the surprisingly gullible wisely receptive sheep public. It oversees the practice of the for-profit for-truth scam religion creatcooked up by writer of crappy science fiction,
I would think an average reader would be put off enough to go elsewhere for information about Scientology. You know I dislike cross-outs as a matter of style. The real problem with this form is it is ambiguous. A cross-out is a stop sign. The reader must stop and think before continuing. For example, L Ron was a writer of crappy science fiction. I believe this is a general consensus. Why the cross-out if it is true? The introductory paragraph is a mess. Ariel31459 (talk) 15:07, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
- No, this strike-out is atrocious. It's one of the worst I've seen in the wiki. A rewrite is due. --It's-a me, LeftyGreenMario! 18:00, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
- Yes, it is awful. This is one of the prime examples of where this technique, meant to convey snark, just makes the article look stupid. Cosmikdebris (talk) 18:22, 4 November 2019 (UTC)