Scientology is probably worse for the cultist, but they're less annoying overall.
i think this is true on both counts. and deej otm about real-world effects of randism:
one of my hs friends dropped out of college to become a scientologist and is still in the church. i'm in occasional contact with him (he's even a facebook friend), and he seems kind of goofy and confused about his direction in life, but that's how he was before he joined the church too.
― tipsy mothra, Monday, 24 November 2008 18:25 (eleven years ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.
― System, Sunday, 30 November 2008 00:01 (eleven years ago) link
Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.
― System, Monday, 1 December 2008 00:01 (eleven years ago) link
"he spent several days deciding on the artifacts. Much long than he spent deciding to kill himself, and approximately the same time he spent getting that many reds. He would be found lying on his back, on his bed, with a copy of Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead" (which would prove he had been a misunderstood superman rejected by the masses and so, in a sense, murdered by their scorn) and an unfinished letter to Exxon protesting the cancellation of his gas credit card." Philip K. Dick A Scanner Darkly p. 186
― Neotropical pygmy squirrel, Monday, 1 December 2008 03:05 (eleven years ago) link
― eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 November 2013 17:47 (six years ago) link
the haha objectivism's just a harmless teenage phase stuff upthread is poignant in its november 2008ness
― i want to say one word to you, just one word:buzzfeed (difficult listening hour), Monday, 18 November 2013 18:41 (six years ago) link
Started getting Scientology ads on social media lately, they're doing the full press w/ streaming movies, FOLLOW US ON SNAPCHAT etc..
― Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Saturday, 13 April 2019 00:05 (ten months ago) link
Scientology thoroughly poisons its adherents, but has been widely labeled as poison. Randian 'Objectivism' is poison, too, but it is somewhat milder and doesn't have the same warning labels. If I had to wish one on an innocent stranger, it would (reluctantly) be Objectivism, since it is easier to recover from.
― A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 13 April 2019 03:12 (ten months ago) link
At first I thought this was about Louis Zukofsky, George Oppen, Lorine Niedecker, etc. vs. scientology, and I was like 'why the fuck are we even polling this?'
― pomenitul, Saturday, 13 April 2019 11:06 (ten months ago) link
At least Scientology's mythology is entertaining
― Boles to the Wolds (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 13 April 2019 11:17 (ten months ago) link
Xenu > James Taggart.
― pomenitul, Saturday, 13 April 2019 11:35 (ten months ago) link
Scientism vs. objectivology.
― what if bod was one of us (ledge), Saturday, 13 April 2019 13:22 (ten months ago) link