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  1. Silverburn says:

    yeah, that’s a classic. No matter how hard others believe, as long as it’s not what you believe, it’s not true

  2. Hobbes says:

    Wow, they just keep on coming! LOL! Another keeper.

    That’s the sort of argument I used to make when I was a believer. One day, however, I started thinking, and realized it applied to me as well.

  3. [...] Update: Jesus and Mo have something to say about this video. [...]

  4. Trevor says:

    Very funny…

    Then you watch this and stop laughing.
    http://www.filecabi.net/video/about_scientology.html

  5. Uncle Roger says:

    Mo is being very insightful today… too bad he can’t see all the implications of his wisdom. Really, is Scientology any different from Christianity or Islam?

  6. ms morbo says:

    ^ it does cost a lot more money…

    …but otherwise no.

  7. jerry w. says:

    So then, with a grin, the pot says to the kettle:

    …………………………………

    http://boskolives.wordpress.com/

  8. JohnnieCanuck says:

    Well, I haven’t heard of any Christian or Muslim organisations getting their leaders convicted on criminal charges for running covert operations against government agencies, so there is that difference. They take shunning to a higher (illegal) level than most religious cults do, as well.

    Many countries have rejected their claim to be a religion. To me they are just a personality cult with overtones of organised crime.

  9. JayBee says:

    Well, I hope Jesus and Mo would look at the mirror and say this to themselves! Along with their respective flocks!

  10. Warren says:

    Well, I haven’t heard of any Christian or Muslim organisations getting their leaders convicted on criminal charges for running covert operations against government agencies, so there is that difference.

    Christian: the RC church and its systemic hiding of priests who rape altar boys.

    Muslim: Al-qaeda, for starters.

  11. Hobbes says:

    “they are just a personality cult with overtones of organized crime.”

    LOL

    Sounds like the U.S. government. Only, in the case of president Cheney and his sock puppet G.W. Bush, I would say, a personality cult fronting for for their own organized crime.

  12. John Evo says:

    JohnnieCanuck (if still around) Enlighten us on something? Do you have a religion? And, if so, do you see yourself as a possible POINT to the whole cartoon? :)

  13. Poor Richard says:

    When someone can prove that any religion is not a superstition, I’ll
    give it a thought. But, hey, I can PROVE that spitting on bait will get
    a fish to bite. See, this was on the Skagit River, and we . . . .

    Oh, never mind.

  14. Han Fastolfe says:

    Well, I haven’t heard of any Christian or Muslim organisations getting their leaders convicted on criminal charges for running covert operations against government agencies, so there is that difference.

    Well, islam was founded by a a person who was basically a gangster. He ran protection rackets and had people murdered, to give just two examples.

  15. JohnnieCanuck says:

    Actually, I’m a strong atheist. There’s very little that Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers say that I find is going too far against theists. So, no I’m not the point. I just didn’t make myself clear enough.

    Yes, I know, a religion is just a cult that has been around for long enough to make a claim for respect. I begrudge Scientology their claim on the respect given to religions, even though I do not have respect for any religion.

    There are criminals in every large organisation and obviously when your business model involves parasites that legally take money from gullible fools in exchange for promises that will never be kept, well, watch out.

    I still maintain that getting your organisation itself convicted on criminal charges puts Scientology a cut below the rest.

  16. Mel says:

    On the example of scientology it’s quite obvious why religious organisations should not be tax-exempt: they are all somekind of business, acctually they should be required to pay something like a “stupidity-tax” that should be used to fund public schools and universities.

    Btw.: what a boring video!

  17. Hobbes says:

    I like to refer to myself as an agnostic with latent atheistic tendencies. There is no objective evidence, so the lack of thereof goes against such a being.

    Observing the state of humanity, I’d say there is no god, or there is an evil god, or the universe is run by a committee of incompetent gods, none of which agree with the others. In any case, none would be worth worshiping.

  18. Hobbes says:

    And, I like the “stupidity-Tax” idea.

    It could be progressive tax, with the heaviest being applied to fundamentalists. All current Bush supporters would be in the higest bracket as well.

  19. Hobbes says:

    Err . . . “highest”

  20. fontor says:

    Ha! Jesus and Mo are laughing at idiots, but they’re idiots, too!

    And I’m laughing at them!

    Wait…

    I guess the only way to avoid this trap is to believe in nothing without evidence.

  21. Martin Treadwell says:

    Re Scientology and other religions – this does present me with a bit of a paradox. On one hand, Scientology has exactly the same amount of evidence to back it up as any other religion, but on the other hand…you can say what you like about Christianity or Islam, but at least they weren’t invented in the 1950s by a hack science-fiction author and known fantasist.

  22. Nightentity says:

    January 26th, 2008 at 9:30 am
    Well, I haven’t heard of any Christian or Muslim organisations getting their leaders convicted on criminal charges for running covert operations against government agencies, so there is that difference.

    Well, islam was founded by a a person who was basically a gangster. He ran protection rackets and had people murdered, to give just two examples.

    Hmmmmmmm guess you don’t know as much about Islam as you think you do hun ;) lol

  23. yelinna says:

    This one in hilarious!!
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

  24. Teralek says:

    actually, the same could be said about atheism. “No matter how hard others believe, as long as it’s not what you believe, it’s not true”
    And before you jump to science, God is outside of scientific scrutiny. So believing in a God is purely personal.

  25. Bagpuss says:

    T…..whilst you might consider belief in God to be purely personal, unfortunately many believers don’t, preferring to impose upon others throughout the world their tyrannical and oppressive views, justified by the irrational and positively dangerous scripts written by disillusional men many hundreds of years ago when we knew so much less than we do now. I know that modern secular systems are a long way from being perfect but give me an approach that relies on people having to make an effort and take responsibility for our own actions through thought, debate and discussion.

    Oh, and believing in god is also incredibly weak and silly.

  26. fenchurch says:

    @Martin T: What difference does it make re: a new religion vs. an old one?

    An idea isn’t more true or more venerable or more deserving of attention because it’s old.

    It’s possible that a bunch of middle eastern folks were scoffing in the 600′s “Why should we listen to this illiterate shepherd who needs to be supported by his rich wife. What a delusional bum!”

    Wrong ideas still catch on despite their contemporaries being in a position to witness their origins.

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