Scientology and Clearwater

Hot topics in delusion and rationalization.
User avatar
Pyrrho
Posts: 28084
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am
Title: Man in Black
Location: Division 6

Scientology and Clearwater

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:20 pm

Fascinating investigative journalism:

https://projects.tampabay.com/projects/ ... al-estate/
THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY and companies run by its members spent $103 million over the past three years buying up vast sections of downtown Clearwater.

They now own most commercial property on every block within walking distance of the waterfront, putting the secretive church firmly in control of the area’s future.

Most of the sales have not previously been reported. The Tampa Bay Times discovered them by reviewing more than 1,000 deeds and business records, then interviewed more than 90 people to reconstruct the circumstances surrounding the transactions.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 78059
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago

Re: Scientology and Clearwater

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:33 pm

So? Just because they started as a school of quack psychiatry doesn't mean they aren't a real religion.

Oral Roberts University and Tulsa.
The Watchtower and Brooklyn Heights.
The Latter Day Saints and Salt Lake City.
New York University and Greenwich Village (it is so a religion). 8)
The Vatican and Rome.
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
The arc of the moral universe bends towards chaos.
People who believe God or History are on their side provide the chaos.

User avatar
Witness
Posts: 23136
Joined: Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:50 pm

Re: Scientology and Clearwater

Post by Witness » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:59 pm