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Russian Orthodox Church Labels Scientology a 'Brutal, Totalitarian Sect'

Discussion in 'Europe' started by CommunicatorIC, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Russian Orthodox Church Labels Scientology a 'Brutal, Totalitarian Sect'

    Moscow Times: Russian Orthodox Church Labels Scientology a 'Brutal, Totalitarian Sect'

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    Russian Orthodox Church Labels Scientology a 'Brutal, Totalitarian Sect'

    Oct. 05 2016 — 17:42

    — Update: 17:42

    The Russian Orthodox Church has called Scientology a “brutal, totalitarian sect” and accused it of being nothing more than a structure to defraud people out of money, the Rosbalt news agency reported Wednesday.

    A representative for the missionary department of the St. Petersburg diocese, Archpriest Georgy Ioffe, said during a press conference on Wednesday that all the Church of Scientology’s methods were completely artificial and were created purely “to drain money from people.”

    He said “quite a large number of people” had come to the St. Petersburg diocese, having suffered at the hands of the U.S.-based Church of Scientology.

    Darya Varnovskaya, who spent spent time in St. Petersburg’s Church of Scientology, reported its weekly revenue as between three and four million rubles ($48,000-64,000), Rosbalt reported.

    According to the news agency, Varnovskaya suspects the true figure is much higher, claiming the church’s international administration expects its St. Petersburg branch to earn 6 million rubles ($96,000) a week.

    The church’s staff earned just 10,000 rubles ($160) and faced “disciplinary action” if they were unable to carry out “the plan," she said.

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  2. Dave B.

    Dave B. Maximus Ultimus Mostimus

    It's a start. Next maybe some other religions get on-board. But also I think we need some of these dipshit academic apologist authors who write on religion to write some new books based on fact instead of $cn. cult PR.
  3. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

  4. Churchill

    Churchill Gold Meritorious Patron

    Perhaps if more ex-Scientologists spoke with their Priests, Rabbis, and Pastors about Scientology abuses, as occurred in Russia,

    more mainstream religions might voice in public what they say in private; that Scientology is a highly questionable,

    and likely fraudulent commercial enterprise taking unfair advantage of the 1st Amendment protections.