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No, you said:My original post is an example of beliefs that had/have real consequences. As such, beliefs should be investigated, in this case Scientology. A person is entitled to believe in the most irrational subjective fallacies they choose, yet those beliefs still have consequences, such as the mental/emotional manipulation inherent within Scientology.
I never said I want to regulate or control peoples beliefs/thoughts. I said, "Beliefs should be challenged, examined, and analyzed." It's ironic you state that cults and governments practicing thought control are the worst organizations on earth and accuse me of doing the same while you defend a cult. Considering how indignant you are regarding challenging beliefs, twisting my words to fit a nonexistent agenda, your motivation is suspect and deemed irrelevant.
You were arguing that Scientologists are not "entitled to their own beliefs".The post I made is a general offering countering the fall back offered on the board that people, in particular Scientologists, are entitled to their own beliefs.
Even all those Scientologists who have never harmed another? Just because they might, someday, maybe harm others? Because the Church of Scientology harms people?
You claim that those beliefs "have consequences", even when the believer has done no harm? Not "might have" but "have".
And I only said:
Would you care to explain how that statement is "defending the cult"? I was defending the right of people, including you, to have their own thoughts, even if you or I don't like those thoughts.No, Scientologists are entitled to their own beliefs. Always have been, always should be.
Understand that I will argue with True Believers when I disagree with what they've said, but I will never attack them because they believe. That is their right.
I'm very proud of my position, but I did not and do not defend the fucking cult and I find your putting words into my mouth to be insulting.