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Discussion in 'Office of Special Affairs' started by Emma, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Wilbur

    Wilbur Patron Meritorious

    Sorry to be logomachic about your folk etymology, but in fact the Greek logos component of the word logomachy comes from the 3rd Century BC word Sciologos, coined by Elronius Elrayimus, the Roman general who spoke Greek.
  2. freethinker

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  3. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Wasn't he the guy who played the pipe organ while Rome burned?
  4. He-man

    He-man Hero extraordinary

    I don't think the pipe organ was invented pre medieval times. Do you refer to the sacking of Rome 410AD or the more recent one in the 16th century by the German Emperor? I suppose pipe organs existed at that time.

    EDIT: Oh it actually DID exist! That's so cool! The things you learn in life!
  5. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Prolly invented it in a past life but didn't get proper credit for it. Technology was lost until he remembered it in a medieval lifetime. Actually, originally invented 75 million years ago before Xenu's tax auditors chased him into hiding.
  6. Wilbur

    Wilbur Patron Meritorious

    Well, he did invent music, apparently, so you could be right.
  7. He-man

    He-man Hero extraordinary

    I have a clear and livid memory of playing a pipe organ in a church at one time, no idea if it's a past life memory or just one of those things I did in a drunken stunt back in my university years, but since there is no police record of the incident I'll stick with it being a past life memory.
  8. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    I know just how you feel. I remember blowing up a planet but I'm also reasonably certain it was in a past life.
  9. He-man

    He-man Hero extraordinary

    Naughty you, all I ever got up to was raiding space lanes and bounty hunting for lord Xenu.
  10. Alanzo

    Alanzo Bardo Tulpa

    Well this is one of those alternatives that I keep going on about.

    In order for Scientology to gain tax exempt status in the US, you have to consider the idea - just consider it - that outright blackmail of all the Harvard attorneys and forensic tax accountants, and FBI agents who had only 12 years earlier sent Mary Sure to prison, did not need to happen. In fact it would be pretty difficult to blackmail all those particular people - if you would only think about it.

    Marty has said that all they needed to do was apply pressure to get a seat at the table. Once they had a seat at the table, it was a 'slam dunk' for the government to approve tax exemption - because it is clear by all standards in use for such things that Scientology qualifies.

    I'm not saying this hypothesis is 100% true. I'm saying that the likelihood here is not zero.

    So it is a viable hypothesis that should be considered, TOO.

    You should also consider that Scientology and the Aftermath was unable to create a review of Scientology's tax exemption.

    Last edited: Sep 4, 2019
  11. He-man

    He-man Hero extraordinary

    Because it is a documentary of past Scientologists experiences within the "church". It is not a crusade in itself.
  12. He-man

    He-man Hero extraordinary

    If you want to get a review of the tax exemption status, are you pressuring your federal politicians to get that? Have you submitted a complaint to the IRS? Has anyone actually done that the past ten years?
  13. Lurker5

    Lurker5 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Is anyone willingly to reveal that and paint a target on forehead for co$/o$a?
  14. TheOriginalBigBlue

    TheOriginalBigBlue Gold Meritorious Patron

    Keep working on it. I'm sure you blew up a planet. That's why we're here. Scientologist blew up so many planets in past lives that this was the only one left close enough without the DC-8s having to refuel.
  15. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    Look at what you've been reduced to: You're trying to convince people that "the likelihood is not zero" that David Miscavige is telling the truth and that he really is the ecclesiastical head of a minority religion which really is a non profit operation.

    Why? So you can convince others that the Aftermath "had no effect."

    "You have zero effect" | Ex Scientologist Message Board

    You need to get some new material.
  16. Dotey OT

    Dotey OT Cyclops Duck of the North - BEWARE

    Hello, I'm Ready Taxalot, and I'm the lead auditor (No, not the one who listens, the one YOU FRICKIN NEED TO LISTEN TO). Up to a little while ago, we were busy taking a bite out of conservative not-for-profits, and having quite the fun. We can't be bothered by such a small time beach party as a thing called The Choich of Slime-a-tology.