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Monday, June 28, 2010

L. Ron Hubbard on Atheists

Since I've been posting about creationists a lot, here is something that is rather different. I thought I would go to the website of the Church of Scientology, since it is advertised on my blog fairly frequently and see what they say about themselves. On the third page I went to on their website called "Does Scientology have a concept of God?" I found the following statement quoted from Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard.

“No culture in the history of the world, save the thoroughly depraved and expiring ones, has failed to affirm the existence of a Supreme Being. It is an empirical observation that men without a strong and lasting faith in a Supreme Being are less capable, less ethical and less valuable to themselves and society....A man without an abiding faith is, by observation alone, more of a thing than a man.”
I find this kind of statement to be rather offensive as you can imagine. So here is an extremely short list of of some people who most certainly are capable, ethical and valuable members of society.


Patrick Blackett: Nobel Prize winning experimental physicist.
Noam Chomsky: American Philosopher and father of modern linguistics.
Francis Crick: Nobel Prize winning biologist, co-discoverer of DNA structure.
Richard Feynman: Early contributor to the development of quantum mechanics.
Sigmund Freud: Founded the psychoanalytic school of psychology.
Democritus: Pre-Socratic philosopher who proposed one of the earliest atomic theories.
Sir Julian Huxley: Founding member of the World Wildlife Fund.
Ernst Mayr: Renowned taxonomist and evolutionary Biologist.
Peter Singer: Australian philosopher and humanist known for his works on Utilitarianism, strong advocate of animal liberation.
Richard Strauss: Famous German composer of the theme for 2001: A Space Odyssey.

There are many more lists availiable on the internet that are much more comprehensive than this snippet. Here is one such example. Wikipedia even has extensive lists of notable nontheists here. All I wanted to demonstrate was that Religious people are simply lying outright when they claim such things as L. Ron Hubbard did in the quote above.

5 comments:

  1. I do think it's a little funny that people have to make a list of "nontheists". Does that mean that everyone else not on the list is presumed to be a theist? Between 8-10 billion people in world history and there's less than 1000 of them on a list of people that didn't believe in God? That's like saying "these 10 people in China believe that Falun Gong should be allowed to operate peacefully, thus proving that the organisation is safe to exercise its liberty of conscience without fear of detention". Some of the people on the list are a little arbitrary as well, and there will be some missing because at the time or place they were active it would have been more trouble than it was worth to admit doubts in a god.

    Still, lists are lists ... :) What this reminds me most of all is the evolutionists' list of scientists who don't believe in evolution - it's like you have to make a list of people to prove you're not alone!

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  2. Some people really like making lists! The wikipedia lists are by no means complete, in fact far from it. The other list is just the authors 'top 50' influential atheists in history.

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  3. you DIE, fucker...

    you're a perfect example of when PHILOSOPHY becomes an ENEMY OF LIFE...

    http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/2010/06/playing-mystery-card.html

    not quite samantha with her *supernatural spit*, eh?


    this isn't one of your little WORD GAMES...

    blasphemy is a DEATH SENTENCE

    you people actually BELIEVE the BS you preach!

    GOD 1 - atheists 0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQcNiD0Z3MU


    Atheists,
    you are ENEMIES OF GOD AND ARE GOING TO BE ANNIHILATED...

    Repent and turn to God or be destroyed...

    YOU HAVE NO CHOICE...

    my interpretation of the STATUE FIRE... it symbolizes the SPIRITUAL DEATH of atheism...

    http://www.latimes.com/news/custom/topofthetimes/national/la-naw-0616-jesus-statue-lightning-20100616,0,4295974.story

    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/6/16/1276680110544/The-King-of-Kings-statue--005.jpg

    http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2010-06/54332292.jpg


    http://friendlyatheist.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/butterjesus-1.jpg

    PRINCESS DI IS WEARING A NEW DRESS!

    http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/speechesandarticles/a_speech_by_hrh_the_prince_of_wales_titled_islam_and_the_env_252516346.html
    ______________________________
    http://skepticblog.org/2010/04/06/would-i-ever-pray-for-a-miracle/

    Shermer, I WANT TO SEE YOU BEG FOR A MIRACLE...
    ___________________
    we do like your music Lady Gaga, but...

    The B**BQUAKE - 911

    Let me show you the FATE OF TRAITORS...

    http://www.loiterink.com/photos/products/182_3424_500x500.jpg

    they are incapable of telling the difference between SCIENTIFIC *FACT* AND
    RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL *TRUTH*... FATAL ERROR!

    they also preach a *VALUE FREE SCIENCE* called *POSITIVISM* that ignores the
    inequalities of wealth and power in capitalist civilization...

    for a sample taste of PZ Myers' GARBAGE...

    http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/06/sunday_sacrilege_imagine_no_he.php

    HIJACKING IN PROGRESS!!!

    http://hawaiiwebgroup.com/maui-design/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/website-hijacking.jpg

    HIJACKING IN PROGRESS!!!

    how can these HEADLESS IDIOTS BET AGAINST GOD!!!
    ________________________________________
    what happens when you LOSE Pascal's Wager...

    http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics/pascals-wager.htm
    ____________
    you FIGHT PAPER MONSTERS...

    the blood and bodies of the atheist movement...

    you mofos killed MICKEY MOUSE!!!!

    this has more TRUTH then what Dawkins, Randi, Harris, Myers, and Shermer
    combined have said in their entire lives...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=5R2wE8Sduhs&playnext_from=TL&videos=hht1U_19anc&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_fresh%2Bdiv-1r-3-HM

    they tried to BULLDOZE the entire METAPHYSICAL DIMENSION...
    they LOST THE WAR......

    you have FORFEIT YOUR SOUL, shermer... you have become an object in the material world, as you WISHED...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUB4j0n2UDU

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/7/11792994_ffaaee87fa.jpg

    we're gonna smash that TV...

    They had become ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE AND OF GOD...

    you pushed too much and *CROSSED THE LINE*

    degenerates (PZ) or children (HEMANT) - ATHEISTS!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRRg2tWGDSY

    do you have anything to say, you STUPID LITTLE F*CKER?

    how about I tell you, Mr. Shermer, EVERYTHING YOU THINK ABOUT THE WORLD is
    *WRONG*

    THE BOOBQUAKE - 911!
    ****************************************************
    http://dissidentphilosophy.lifediscussion.net/philosophy-f1/the-boobquake-911-t1310.htm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx7XNb3Q9Ek

    RUN, ATHEISTS, RUN!!!
    -------------------
    http://www.4degreez.com/misc/dante-inferno-information.html

    the 9th and FINAL RING of Dante's Inferno is designed for little blaspheming traitors like you...

    but at least FREE AIR CONDITIONING is included!

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  4. Aww, what's the matter? Are you a bit upset that your god prohibits you from putting your dick in guys' butts? Aww. Poor wittle baby.

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  5. Religious people have an affinity for making baseless claims. Not surprising, Mr. Hubbard.

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