The Internet is not always enlightening

Mar 11, 2008 at 3:05 PM
I was going through the comments about the post I wrote about Scientology and Children a few days ago.

All of them were positive -- or so it seemed. One was mascarading as a nice post -- it called my article "interesting".

I clicked on the link she recommended as also being "interesting" and it turned out to be a covert attempt to get me to link my blog to a site trying to get Scientologists to change their minds.

What a ridiculous thing to do! Honestly, like I'm going to turn around and go "Wow! The last 31 successful years as a Scientologist mean nothing to me because someone made a nasty website. Oops! I change my mind."

Silly, silly people. When are you going to understand this is a real religion here. We're happy with our religious choices - each and every one of us. That includes you - or at least I hope it does. And it definitely includes me.

So, there is no need to send me links to sites to tell me how wrong-headed I am for being completely satisfied spiritually and mentally with my religion. I'm just not interested in changing the religion out -- especially when your recommendation is just to overturn all my great stable data and make myself into a nasty negative nellie like you've gone and done.

Geez - if you feel like talking to me that way, go ahead and clear your conscience in whatever way your religion provides for doing so -- mine recommends writing up your overt acts (deeds more destructive than constructive), but Catholics have confession, Christians have always got a Pastor/Minister to talk to, and there are countless ways in countless religions that were provided for clearing up misdeeds, cleansing the soul.

If you're trying to tell others that their positive, happy religious choices are BAD ONES, you need it. No doubt about it.

1 Responses to The Internet is not always enlightening

  1. Grahame Says:

    Nicely put Desi! I opened up my site to questions (Questions About Scientology) and I got some good ones, but there were one or two who thought they were cleverly going to make me turn against my religion by sliding in lies and links to "anti" sites.

    I love the way you put it: What a ridiculous thing to do! Honestly, like I'm going to turn around and go "Wow! The last 31 successful years as a Scientologist mean nothing to me because someone made a nasty website. Oops! I change my mind.".

    I sort of feel sad for such people. I would never try to turn a person against their religion. It's their choice and I respect it. It would be nice if the "silly, silly people" would respect our choices too.

    PS - I love your site.