Comments:Belgian justice prosecutes Scientology

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Yay for Belgium![edit]

What more can I say? I know! let's link to the story from Scientology. ;) --Brian McNeil / talk 09:23, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Heh. --Brian McNeil / talk 09:37, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
Our article is mentioned on a.r.s. Google link. --Brian McNeil / talk 08:46, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

belgian justice prosecutes[edit]

I do hope sometimes it will happen again in france it's been a big trial in the city of lyon in 1996

I hope somedays in france thy will have to face justice again 
for criminal organisation assoociation, illegal use of medecine ,trangressing labor lmaws 
,cheating ,fake science 
and many attributes may be in charge like
 financial and moral scamand children  abusesand somuch we can find out 
vive la belgiqur libre !!
nos tres chers voisins

Well this is ridiculous.[edit]

oraclegd.com/ - Green Diamond —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.111.158.78 (talk) 05:25, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

These people are finally getting what they deserve. They've dug their graves and now they have to lie in them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.2.251.164 (talk) 07:08, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Why prosecute[edit]

It seems slightly unfair to prosecute scientology. Sure, they have different ideas to us and they are trying to make money but I see nothing wrong with that. I don't think that scientology is a religion, I tiink it is a for profit company, which I happen to disagree with, but, in our society, there is nothing wring with making money. Making money is all scientology are doing. Sure, it may be unethical but what right do we have to intervene.--A101 - (talk) 09:01, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

There are many reasons why one could come to the conclusion that Scientology, or to be more accurate, its official church, should be prosecuted. The first that springs to mind is the "disconnection" policy/practice. CoS members are expected to sever all ties with family members who they cannot convince to also join the church. Sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, even parents; if they're a risk of trying to talk you out of being a Scientologist you should have nothing to do with them - or so the church asserts. Second, and possibly even more worrying, is their stance when it comes to medicine. They actively seek to demonise psychiatry, they regularly attempt to draw parallels with it and the regime of Adolf Hitler, and if you join them and admit to taking something like antipsychotics or antidepressants you'll be offered one choice: flush them and go through cold turkey. This bullshit is why one of the reasons they have been prosecuted in the past is for practicing medicine without a license. I've even heard of cases where ignorant Scientologists have convinced new recruits to stop taking medicines to control their blood pressure and thus put them at risk of dropping dead. When it comes to them making money, look into the backstory behind them getting tax exempt status in the United States. They harassed the IRS, stalked its employees, infiltrated the organisation, and destroyed public records. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:04, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Scientologists[edit]

Several of my friends are Scientologists and I consider them among my best. They are honest, hard working and have a genuine concern for the well being of those around them. I would be suprised if the Belgium Scientologists are actually acting criminally assuming the Belgian Scientologists are like my friends. I am proud to count Scientologists among my friends even if they act a bit abnormal at times. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.209.58.85 (talk) 05:27, 15 June 2008 (UTC)