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Wednesday. 5.2.07 12:35 pm
Today, I picked up a copy of the fishwrap, aka the Collegiate Times. It had a copy of a booklet being handed out by the Scientologists, "The Way to Happiness - A Common Sense Guide to Better Living." I'm curious as to if it were allowed by EMCVT, or if the Scientologists were silly enough to stalk all of the CT boxes and slip them in all of the papers.
I think they did it legally, because there isn't *any* religious stuff in here... just a "moral code"/"how to be happy" thing. No mention of Xenu, Christ, Thetans, Buddha, Shiva, Ra, or other religious beings.
Anyway, the back of the booklet says:
"This is the first nonreligious moral code based wholly on common sense. It was written by L. Ron Hubbard as an individual work and is not part of any religious doctrine. Any reprinting or individual distribution of it does not infer connection with or sponsorship of any religious organization. It is therefore admissible for government departments and employees to distribute it as a nonreligious activity. (Reprinting can be arranged with The Way to Happiness Foundation International.)"
It says right there, "nonreligious". But knowing that I've seen the Scientologists handing them out....
It doesn't help that they seem to be seriously picking and choosing their words so there aren't any loopholes or anything.
It kinda reminds me of something Thweatt would do, in the way it is written.
They go on to define words, with the footnote:
"Words sometimes have several different meanings. The footnote definitions given in this book only give the meaning of the word as it is used in the text. If you find any words in this book you do not know, look them up in a good dictionary. If you do not, then misunderstandings and possible arguments can arise."
I'm going to set to reading this booklet, I will post thoughts on each chapter.
This is going to be fun.
The introduction says I'm supposed to pass it on to people that I want to survive. Reading it increases survival potential.
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Oh Heck! Pass it here! I want to live!
» lyndeep on 2007-05-02 01:24:48
Sounds like a trick if you ask me. But I will be checking back to hear your thoughts on the book.
» catatonicloki on 2007-05-02 04:34:54
survival from... what? an attack?
I should read the Scientology pamphlet sometime, it's supposed to be some kickass science fiction.
» Chloefoxx on 2007-05-02 05:24:45
I think it's kind of funny that they have to give away common sense. You'd think people would know enough to not have to have a book tell them something that's supposedly "common". oi...
» invisible on 2007-05-02 09:48:09
Like hell it does.
If you don't read it, they kill you. -.-
» middaymoon on 2007-05-02 09:49:26
That's a lot to burden on a booklet. Ooh, ooh, ooh, I want a copy!
» Silver-dot- on 2007-05-03 12:20:46
*dies laughing* That pic you left on my entry... HILARIOUS!
Also, Scientology is scary. Scientologists are even scarier than that.
» Noacat on 2007-05-03 12:43:52
I don't know much about this but if all scientologists are like Tom Cruise, they are the last people to be talking about common sense.
» Southern on 2007-05-03 10:58:22
I've read Scientologist literature before. It left me trembling and feeling faint, and I don't scare easy.
:-( Unless it's dark and there's a high-pitched violin playing.
» DarkDragonKnight on 2007-05-04 12:52:19
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