Friday, May 29, 2009

Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology

People using IP addressed owned by the Church of Scientology will no longer be able to edit Wikipedia articles. Apparently members of the church have kept trying to edit articles to be pro-Scientology, which goes against Wikipedia's neutrality rules.

Ha.

Seriously though, Scientology creeps me out big time. It's scary how much they try to control and censor anyone talking about their organization. People like to point out how it's just a cult, but really, it's not that much different than other religions - they're just cults that have somehow become socially acceptable. Hopefully Scientology never reaches that point, but you never know...

3 comments:

  1. Too true Jen. There's a big case running in Paris at the moment where the 'church' of Scientology is accused of "extortion and racketeering as an organized gang". A case brought by disgruntled adepts who had been fleeced of all they owned. It could result in the scientologists being banned in France. They are already classed as a 'sect' in France and other european countries.

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  2. I hate when blatantly false pseudoscience, religion or New Ageism borrows and utterly misconstrues scientific terms. Some people will take the pseudoscience/religion/new ageism to be more credible than it actually is because, for example, it's title contains a variation of the word 'science'. Same thing with New Age's bastardization of quantum physics.

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  3. color me amused (a bit late, cleaning out the dusty entries in my feed reader)

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