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GREAT NEWS EVERYONE, DRINKS ARE ON XENU

FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
edited April 2010 in Social Entropy++
Russia has ruled the works of Ron Hubbard as extremist literature.
MOSCOW — Russian prosecutors said Wednesday that dozens of texts and recordings by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard had been ruled "extremist" and would be banned in Russia.

"Materials on Scientology by Ron Hubbard have been found extremist and will be banned from distribution in Russia," the Russian prosecutor general's office said in a statement.

The ban relates to 28 books and audio-video discs containing lectures by Hubbard, a US science fiction author who founded Scientology in 1954, the statement said.

The ruling was the latest blow to the Church of Scientology, an organisation that some countries treat as a legitimate faith but that others consider a cult designed to trick members out of large sums of money.

The ban on the Scientology materials was imposed by a court in the city of Surgut in eastern Siberia, which decided they should be added to a list of literature banned in Russia for extremist content, the statement said.

The list of extremist literature includes numerous texts by Islamist groups and Russian ultranationalists, as well as some brochures distributed by Jehovah's Witnesses.

Local transport prosecutors in Surgut confiscated the Scientology materials after they were mailed there from the United States, then asked the court to declare them extremist, the statement said.

The materials contained calls "to commit crimes motivated by ideological and religious hatred" and "ideas justifying violence in general and in particular any methods of resistance against critics of Scientology," it said.

"This is some kind of mistake or misunderstanding," Yury Maksimov, a Moscow-based spokesman for the Church of Scientology, told AFP. "The materials cited are distributed all over the world."

The Church of Scientology, which says it is seeking a world free of "war, crime and insanity" and counts Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its members, won the status of a religion in the United States in 1993.
But it is regarded with suspicion in many European countries, including France, Germany, Belgium and Greece, where opponents accuse it of manipulating members for financial ends.

It has repeatedly encountered problems with Russian officials. Russia has twice been fined by the European Court of Human Rights for refusing to register Scientology churches as religious organisations.

I love you, Russia. Though, maybe you could stop persecuting some of the other folks mentioned in the article and focus solely on Scientology.

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  • babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    god you have no idea how often I wish I could get carte blanche in clearwater

    even just for a day

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  • KnobKnob TURN THE BEAT BACK InternetSuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2010
    this thread was not locked because lead scientology officials threatened me to do it

  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Battlefield Russia is being written as we speak

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Look at this fuck wizard right hereRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Russia vs. Scientology

    Whoever wins, we lose

  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino legally competent Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    this is a trap.



    the scientologists are id'ing forumers who need auditing right now.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks License Number 137596Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Xenu is my homeboy

    edit: 8-)

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Could any other world leader take Vladimir Putin in a fight?

  • Romanian My EscutcheonRomanian My Escutcheon Two of Forks Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Aw shit, now Ving Rhames is going to quit Russia. :(
    Rolo wrote: »
    Could any other world leader take Vladimir Putin in a fight?

    Andrew Jackson?
    Spoiler:

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  • fightinfilipinofightinfilipino legally competent Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ving Rhames is a scientologist? wtf.

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  • BrogeyBrogey Aca-awesome! Santa Monica, CASuper Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited April 2010
    Rolo wrote: »
    Could any other world leader take Vladimir Putin in a fight?
    My Governator can!

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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Actually Xenu will be pleased. The scientologists fight xenu, so if their silly goosish behaviors are banned, then Xenu will be able to conquer Russia more easily.

    SYSOP wrote: »

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    "He can drink a river of blood and not burst"..."He can swallow a desert and never thirst"
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Ving Rhames is a scientologist? wtf.

    aww goddamnit

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Actually Xenu will be pleased. The scientologists fight xenu, so if their silly goosish behaviors are banned, then Xenu will be able to conquer Russia more easily.

    r..really?

    wait is xenu actually galactus?

  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks License Number 137596Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Ving Rhames is a scientologist? wtf.

    aww goddamnit

    Well now I can't watch Striptease anymore.

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Actually Xenu will be pleased. The scientologists fight xenu, so if their silly goosish behaviors are banned, then Xenu will be able to conquer Russia more easily.

    r..really?

    wait is xenu actually galactus?

    kinda sorta

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  • StaxeonStaxeon Registered User
    edited April 2010
    I hope this plan doesn't backfire, and we end up with rebellious teenage Russian Scientologist zealots.

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    xenu is the bad guy who sent the spirits that plague us to earth

    he tossed them into volcanoes, I believe

    well, I don't believe that, but

    goddamnit

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    yeah Xenu is the bad guy in the novel.

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Staxeon wrote: »
    I hope this plan doesn't backfire, and we end up with rebellious teenage Russian Scientologist zealots.

    in a week they will be missed

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited April 2010
    is there a good guy?

  • mullymully Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    do we have any scientologists in this forum?

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    mully wrote: »
    do we have any scientologists in this forum?

    I need somebody else to ridicule, so please somebody say yes

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Why the good guy is every man and woman who joins the fight against these brain washed ghosts and banishes them the the world of dust and wind.

    Are you ready to become one of the good guys Faricay?

  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Go, Russia! Yaaaaaay, Russia!

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  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I hear pipthefair is the scientologistest

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Scientology is like the herpes genitalia of religion.

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    nope, it's wimble

    wible is the hubbard

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited April 2010
    so scientologists are basically doing science fiction roleplay

    how close am i

  • WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    poor wible

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  • FearghaillFearghaill Midgard I hear some secret agents only get cars.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Rolo wrote: »
    Could any other world leader take Vladimir Putin in a fight?

    I actually don't think so. Putin trained in Sambo, and has a 6th dan in judo. He probably spars with his bodyguards.

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  • NarianNarian Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I once walked into the Scientology chruch in London by accident and took the 'quiz' for fun, since I was already there, and talked to a young guy who really wanted me to join but, being a staunch atheist, I politely refused. He feigned all knowledge of Xenu, he was no fun.

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    also wimble is hubbard too

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  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Rolo wrote: »
    Could any other world leader take Vladimir Putin in a fight?

    I actually don't think so. Putin trained in Sambo, and has a 6th dan in judo. He probably spars with his bodyguards.

    What? This is amazing.

    Putin is a fucking badass.

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Look at this fuck wizard right hereRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Faricazy wrote: »
    so scientologists are basically doing science fiction roleplay

    how close am i

    This is exactly right

  • StaxeonStaxeon Registered User
    edited April 2010
    Doesnt Xenu have his own 747 jet too or something?

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited April 2010
  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    Faricazy wrote: »
    so scientologists are basically doing science fiction roleplay

    how close am i

    This is exactly right

    Yeah that's pretty much what i got out of it too. Their book is pretty awesome for eating peanuts though. just WHAM! and you got like peanuts for minutes.

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Staxeon wrote: »
    Doesnt Xenu have his own 747 jet too or something?

    No.
    Xenu has an intergalactic space craft that happens to look like a 747.
    It's totally not a 747. In fact, he's looking into sueing Boeing for stealing his design.

    Ringo wrote: »
    Well except what see317 said. That guy's always wrong.
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