Jonny Jacobsen Brussels 05 Nov. 2015
Day Two of the Belgian Scientology trial: The judge questioned one defendant closely on the e-meter, a device used during Scientology counselling; and on the Church’s Purification Rundown.
From comments at Rinder's blog, The Hidden Face of Scientology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg-OFBqDMVM)
(Program in French which has an interview with the Belgian head of Co$. Somewhat tabloidy, but then the cult invites that with its craziness. Talks about Hubbard's invented past and of course our favorite LRH quote <subtitles ahead of quote>...)
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The Belgians have been working on this case for years and years. What it has cost the Belgian state cannot be imagined. They would not have persisted this far without very good legal reasons. Even without plaintiffs they are forging ahead.
The mills of the Belgian court system grind very slowly but they grind exceeding small.
Even if they waffle they are laying out the legal arguments and showing the way. It is a Napoleonic system incidentally, common in Europe.
You mean you think I am making a satyre of it ????
I translated their prayer They prayed god! (yes the father of the pseudo-pedophile Jesus)
But yes - They performed such a good satyre of a sunday at the cherch - and they are fuc.. good tongue in cheek comedians.
The charges, leveled against 11 senior members of the group, are the result of two separate investigations by Belgian authorities: one in 1997, spurred by complaints from former members, and one in 2008, after an employment agency accused the church of trying to convert people to whom it had offered fake jobs, reports AFP.
The church, founded in 1954 by L. Ron Hubbard, claims to teach its followers to use technology to expand the mind. Critics contend its a far more predatory organization bent on financial gain, going so far as to blackmail members who leave.
Chris Meganck, a spokesman for the church, seemed to welcome the Belgium trial, spinning it on Monday as a chance to clear Scientology's name of an ill-deserved reputation, one shaped largely by disgruntled ex-employees.
"Finally, we get the opportunity to respond to this whole series of accusations, insinuations and claims that have been spread with a lot of enthusiasm and exaggeration,” he told Belgium’s Flanders News.
The trial is expected to last a month.