Friday, February 7, 2014

The Scientology Prankster has been identified.

Readers may remember that not long ago the Scientology "Freedom" magazine started arriving at my door, I started getting phone calls from Scientologists and some even showed up on my doorstep to give me a "reading."

I was at a loss to explain this, because I never contacted them, and didn't pay for a subscription to any Scientology related publications.

The culprit has been found, and many of my critics will be disappointed to learn neither Pokemon fans, the Distorted View fans, Gay Activists or any stripe of Liberal Activist I've criticized was involved.

My church purchased new hymnals a few months ago. The problem with these hymnals is that several of the hymns expressed views and ideologies that are contradictory to the Church's Theology. To make matters worse, it was printed by "Gia publishing" a firm named after a pagan "Earth goddess."

Debates about the use of these hymnals have been heated, and one of the hymnal proponents claiming "They're just hymns" took a membership listing and signed several of his opponents, myself among them, up for offensive and often cult related mailings. So far we figure he spent at least $2,000 on this petty harassment.

Scientology is just the tip of the iceberg.
  • An elderly man who lives alone has been receiving samples of feminine hygiene product.
  • A member who'd had a hysterectomy has been put on an "Expectant mothers" mailing list.
  • Two sisters who live together are now receiving a gay porn magazine. They've reported the company to the Postal Inspector for sending obscene material through the mail.
  • Almost everyone who opposes the use of the hymnals has received at least one copy of the Book of Mormon.
  • A World War II Vet who was a POW in the South Pacific is receiving material for a "Learn Japanese" correspondence school, and several Holocaust survivors have received Neo-Nazi materials and pamphlets from a "Learn German at home" program.
Fortunately, some of the addresses used are only on lists with restricted access, so we were able to narrow down the suspects to just three people.

Only one man had no offensive material to report, and he confessed to the harassment.

He is no longer a member of the church.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd love for you to change the tag 'Religion' to 'General ignorance in the face of Earth, the Universe, and Nature', but seeing as your 'soul' has been, excuse me for laughing out loud, 'saved', you'll just end up dying, expecting to be taken to some sort of eternal bliss in rewards of what you consider to be good works. But in reality (And consider that it's not only atheists such as myself, which is something I'd love for you to start blogging about, have this belief, but every non-Christian does) you'll never realise that all of that is an age-old lie, designed to keep a younger civilisation in line, and give people a sense of purpose by making cruel use of one's conscience, the need to personalise everything he cannot comprehend, and lack of knowledge regarding the Universe.

Have you been raised a Christian? And since when do you believe that every single person in the world should comply to your standards, your beliefs? Have you ever questioned them? (And do not say anything along the lines of 'I never imposed my beliefs on anyone' because you did, I recall you talking about being 'saved', meaning that everyone who hasn't been 'saved' (as in, accept your beliefs) goes to Hell for all Eternity, which of course is something nobody could look forward to.

I'm definitely not defending Scientology, if possible I hold that as an even bigger load of shit than all of the world's religions added together, by the way.

In regards to the church harassment the post was actually about before I brutishly raped it into an attack on (pre-)Medieval belief systems, That was a sad, sad thing to do. I am glad none of the Distorted View members did that.

In conclusion, I hope your God has some super awesome powers to protect you from all of the curses Eris, Krishna, Mahte, Allah, Fagus, Zeus, Jotun, Asgard, Thor, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster fling at you, and that list isn't even the complete one, this one comes closer.

Greetings from the Netherlands, a country where tolerance rules.

Anonymous said...

I'd love for you to change the tag 'Religion' to 'General ignorance in the face of Earth, the Universe, and Nature', but seeing as your 'soul' has been, excuse me for laughing out loud, 'saved', you'll just end up dying, expecting to be taken to some sort of eternal bliss in rewards of what you consider to be good works. But in reality (And consider that it's not only atheists such as myself, which is something I'd love for you to start blogging about, have this belief, but every non-Christian does) you'll never realise that all of that is an age-old lie, designed to keep a younger civilisation in line, and give people a sense of purpose by making cruel use of one's conscience, the need to personalise everything he cannot comprehend, and lack of knowledge regarding the Universe.

Have you been raised a Christian? And since when do you believe that every single person in the world should comply to your standards, your beliefs? Have you ever questioned them? (And do not say anything along the lines of 'I never imposed my beliefs on anyone' because you did, I recall you talking about being 'saved', meaning that everyone who hasn't been 'saved' (as in, accept your beliefs) goes to Hell for all Eternity, which of course is something nobody could look forward to.

I'm definitely not defending Scientology, if possible I hold that as an even bigger load of shit than all of the world's religions added together, by the way.

In regards to the church harassment the post was actually about before I brutishly raped it into an attack on (pre-)Medieval belief systems, That was a sad, sad thing to do. I am glad none of the Distorted View members did that.

In conclusion, I hope your God has some super awesome powers to protect you from all of the curses Eris, Krishna, Mahte, Allah, Fagus, Zeus, Jotun, Asgard, Thor, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster fling at you, and that list isn't even the complete one, this one comes closer.

Greetings from the Netherlands, a country where tolerance rules.

apronk said...

Sounds like your congregation/church leaders need to improve the review and analysis of future purchases. This could have easily been avoided.

That said, do you also disallow your church to have products whose names come from mythology? No Orion TVs? No Apollo Bars? NO VENUS WOMENS RAZORS??? I don't think 'bad' brand names should be any reason to complain about a product. Sound goofy to me.

apronk said...

GIA = Gregorian Institute of America.

Jumped the gun on the pagan label didn't ya?

Sugarblue - underage distorted view listener said...

I am confused by your mention of the "Holocaust survivors" who received offensive mail. Although the Nazi’s were responsible for many deaths and atrocities during the Second World War the Holocaust was a distinctly Jewish phenomenon. My puzzlement therefore stems from by inability to understand why there are any Jews that are part of your church’s congregation let alone involved in the selection of your church’s hymnals. Your illogical statement leads me to believe that you have in fact made all, or part of this story up to generate our sympathy and understand to further your homophobic, sexist and racist ideology.

Anonymous said...

Wow, sending 'expectant mother' material to a woman who'd had a hysterectomy, japanese educational material to a man who was a Japanese POW, that's pretty low. It just goes to show the calibre of person right-wing churches like yours attract.

Don Cummins said...

Alexander.

The venom in people's posts should be an inspiration to you!

Only those who see their own evil in themselves can express such hatred. And in response we should only give them love, show compasion, and educated in the name of the Lord.

And unlike them...I'm not afraid to leave a name!

-Don

Alexander Cornswalled said...

Sugarblue,

Your understanding of the Holocaust is flawed. While millions of Jews were killed, millions of Christians, enemies of the NAZI party, Gypsies, handicapped and mentally disabled people were also killed. The largest portion of the dead were Jews, but not ALL those persecuted in the Holocaust were Jews.

Christians who were racially Jewish were also killed by the NAZIs, and there's nothing to prevent Jews form converting later in life. Indeed, many DID convert as a result of their persecution by the NAZIs. I've read a number of articles were Jewish religious leaders are wringing their hands over the large percentages of Jews who are converting. Close to 20% of Racially Jewish 18 to 30 year olds identify as "Christian."

Have you ever heard of "Jews for Jesus?"

Mark said...

Tim-

You crack me up!

Anonymous said...

You have the nerve to tell people their understanding of the holocaust is flawed?

Hitler was a Christian until death, frequently mentioned god in his speeches, and was vehemently opposed to Jews and homosexuals among others.

Does that remind you of anyone, Cornswalled?

Here's a few links for you:
http://ffrf.org/fttoday/back/hitler.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler%27s_religious_beliefs