I am so sorry that I wont be at the UU assembly this year. I came to the UU
assembly in SLC back in 1999, from Jacksonville FL, and had a great time!! What
a beautiful city!. I remember this great used book store downtown, and an art
fair near the hotel. One quirky memory was participating in a UU Pagan Summer
Solstice celebration downtown, in an outdoors public park. While we were there
drumming and dancing, there was a fancy patrons party nearby for some arts
organization. The juxtaposition of activities, plus being within view of the
temple was so amusing. If the economy had been just a little better I would be
back this summer.
to Suellen:This Religion bashing you engaged in is most ugly. What's your
problem? Is this "different" than YOUR religion? What ever faith you espouse,
this same treatment you gave the Scientologists could be returned against you
ten-fold. Does it scientifically offend you? It isn't what you were
taught in school? I think we NEED to make room in our minds for new ideas
and give everyone a chance to speak. Everyone can teach us something.Are
you a big fan of BIG PHARMA? Do you find scientologies claim of curing the
mentally ill without drugs threatening? I say that IF they are able to do this
then THEY DESERVE THE FLOOR.I believe Scientologists ought to be able to
SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES, just like everyone else. You are just on a WITCH
Funny, I get all of my information about mormons from the internet. I guess
that would work the same for scientology.
And you probably won't see any Mormons outside these conventions yelling that
these people will be condemned for eternity.
Scientology didn't choose SLC for a conference. Please read the article.
I am surprised at the surprise surrounding Scientology choosing SLC for a
conference .. which other city and poeple in the USA is more understanding of
"cult" accusations and intolerance than SLC and the Moremons.. think about it,
it's the only logical choice.
The Baptists had their Big convention here a few years back. And spent a few
days trying to "save" the locals.And Amway has held several
conventions here, too.
As Winnie said, "Jaw, jaw is better than war, war!"Talk is
CESNUR is perhaps the leading apologist group for the "Church" of Scientology
criminal organization. Scientology is only a "religion" because founder L. Ron
Hubbard didn't want to pay taxes. You know, there's a very good
reason that Time Magazine described Scientology in a 1991 cover story as "the
cult of greed and power" and a "ruthless global scam." There's a very good
reason that Germany has declared this cult a "threat to democracy," just like
neo-nazis and Islamic extremists. There's a very good reason that many European
countries are trying to get rid of them.I'm not talking about
Scientology's "religious" beliefs -- I'm talking about their enormous history of
illegal and immoral actions. Anyone who would give them "the benefit of the
doubt" is missing the point. Maybe they do qualify as a religion by CESNUR's
checklist. But it behooves anyone who engages in discourse with Scientology and
its front groups to do a little research -- 20 minutes on the internet would be
plenty -- and learn about Scientology's abundant criminal history. Try it.
You'll be amazed and horrified at what you'll find. Thanks, and God bless you.
All I can say is WELCOME TO UTAH!!!!!!Enjoy your stay, spend a lot of
money and go home. Ohhhhhh yeah!!! Be safe