It's very self righteous to say that because you don't agree with certain aspects of someones religion that it is wrong.
Nobody says "because you don't agree you're wrong" quite like religions do, though. http://www.xenu.com/
Religion is shaped by someones cultural enviorment and until you know truely and fully about someones cultural and religious beliefs and why they belive what they do, don't cast judgement.
Oh please. Spare me the 9th grade reasoning. You don't know me or my "cultural environment" and that's not stopping you from casting judgement on my posts. Yes, cultural relativism should be taken into consideration, but the whole appeal to tradition fallacy should be a much bigger consideration. Just because somebody is doing something harmful to others in the name of religion doesn't excuse them in my eyes.
I guess because you find Scientology creepy that everyone should and we should all believe what you belive, because ofcourse what you believe is the way things should be. I think that's a big problem with Americans, they have a terrible history of pushing their beliefs on others even within their own country and sitting on their high horses passing judgement on others.
In the case of Scientology, I think the problem with Americans is that we're too tolerant. France considered an outright ban, and Germany officially considers the religion a criminal enterprise. I think most religions are "creepy." Catholicism involves ritualized cannibalism, zombies, praying to an instrument of torture, statues of flayed humans, etc. But Scientology goes beyond that. The fact is, I've been reading about Scientology for a while now, and I'm being critical because of what I've learned about it. Yes, there are actually things in the world worth detesting. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/443271.stm
Your not a scientologist fine, neither am I but I feel that everyone is entiled to worship and participate in any religion they so choose whether I agree with it or not.
Yeah, that's a cute little notion. And I say your right to extend your fist ends where my nose begins. Religious tolerance is absolutely wonderful, too bad religious people are the worst offenders when it comes to trying to force everybody live by their beliefs.