Scientology's only motivation for being labeled a religion is purely for taxation purposes. The government of Germany is trying to ban Scientology because they know better than we do about cults and how dominating and damaging they can become to a democratic society. Whether or not Scientology is a religion is not based on the philosophy of nihilism whereas Scientology believes there is no objective basis to truth. Thus, giving anyone the room to deem them a religion if they so choose. Nihilism philosophy is as "Scientific" as Scientology is "Religious" and yet Scientology cannot exist without throwing out any objective basis for truth. As for the editor and Big Brother. Check the letters to the editors a couple of years ago. I don't remember what month he wrote his now famous op/ed declaration about the government's alleged unconstitutional methods of gathering information on a national security basis. He appears to know as much about the government's ability to protect national security as well as the Constitution as does DUP concerning the rules of these forums. Our government has always taken extreme measures to protect national security. One example, the Sedition Act of 1918. It was passed so the President could control certain freedoms while he waged war. When the war was over it was repealed. It wasn't unconstitutional when it was passed any more than it was when it was repealed. The Sedition Act of 1918 makes the Patriot Act look like the Girl Scout Manual. The rules of these forums are a lot more relaxed than most Internet forums. So, I don't understand the "ruin" tactics being employed by certain individuals that don't like a certain person forcing the editor to go against his own principles to satisfy a few people. The correct way to deal with DUP if one doesn't like him is to put him on ignore rather than fight with him, get mad, and go crying to the administrator like Jan; of course Jan couldn't understand the written directions on the box of Hamburger Helper. But one has to maintain the ignore feature. Not state ignore is on but continue to reply.
The correct way to deal with DUP if one doesn't like him is to put him on ignore rather than fight with him, get mad, and go crying to the administrator like Jan; of course Jan couldn't understand the written directions on the box of Hamburger Helper.
Our decision to ban DUP was only made after much consideration, and then only when we felt we had exhausted every other option. We did not want to ban DUP, but we felt it was necessary in order to maintain the health of this forum. DUP's freedom was limiting and threatening to others, we felt, and we couldn't allow that to continue.
Same thing is happening here with you, Lamont, which is why these posts are in the Dead Zone.