The Scientology CreedTHE CREED OF THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGYThe Scientology Creed9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We of the Church believe:
That all men of whatever race, color or creed were created with equal rights;
That all men have inalienable rights to their own religious practices and their performance;
That all men have inalienable rights to their own lives;
That all men have inalienable rights to their sanity;
That all men have inalienable rights to their own defense;
That all men have inalienable rights to conceive, choose, assist or support their own organizations, churches and governments;
That all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others;
That all men have inalienable rights to the creation of their own kind;
That the souls of men have the rights of men;
That the study of the mind and the healing of mentally caused ills should not be alienated from religion or condoned in nonreligious fields;
And that no agency less than God has the
Random Snippets on LGBT RightsRandom Snippets on LGBT Rights6 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
The following people can marry:
* those with a past history of rape or murder
* active members of the Ku Klux Klan or Nazi Party
* people with late-stage AIDS or terminal cancer
* Britney Spears and Kevin Federline
The following people cannot marry:
* lesbians and gay men who love and support each other unconditionally
The following people find this unacceptable:
* any person we would want creating binding laws on our behavior
"Marriage isn't sacred! Not in America, where we have 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette' and 'Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire' and 'Who Wants to Marry a Midget'!" --Chris Rock
" 'Don't [let gay people] get married.' Well, why not? You don't have to go to the wedding; you don't have to buy them anything. It doesn't matter! It doesn't have any effect on your life; why the f*** do you care?" --Louis CK, comedian
" 'How am I supposed to explain to my child... that two men are getting married?' [shrugs] I don't know; it's YOUR kid. YOU f***i
AnonymousAnonymous7 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
You don't know me but you know us
And we are holding a party at all the Churches of Scientology
Our little party is held world wide and at any local Church of Scientology
The party begins the 12th of July of 2008
Be sure to get there at 11:00AM and our party ends around 4.
Don't forget your party gear; a mask, picket sign, preferably a suit but what ever suits you, and a megaphone or boom box.
This party is a peaceful gathering,
So no violence or rioting,
But feel free to shout and protest.
If this date does not suit you we are hosting the "Over 9000" march in Washington DC on the 19th of July 2008.
Thankyou for your time.
We are Anonymous
We are Legion
We never forgive
We never forget
L Ron Hubbard is a MoronI took the Scientology Personality Test when I was in Edinburgh. There was a stuffy-shirt-type sitting at the table watching me as I filled in the little circles that would define me as a person.L Ron Hubbard is a Moron11 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Question #8: Does emotional music have quite an effect on you? (This is interesting because it's a line in a Faith No More song. Something off of Angel Dust, the name escapes me right now)
Question #113: Do you enjoy activites of your own choosing? (After I read this question, I pulled out my notebook and copied it down, giggling all the while. My giggling and copying cause much consternation for the shirt-type that was monitoring, and my giggling only intesified when I answered the question with 'No'.)
There were 240 questions in all. Some were so pointed toward a certain psychological state that it was laughable ("When you view inkblots, do you often see things that are morbid or disturbing?")
COLUMN - ScientologyCOLUMN - Scientology9 years ago in Editorial More Like This
By now youve probably heard of this relatively newand quickly spreadingbelief system known as Scientology. Tom Cruise is probably to blame for your knowledge of this religion.
Other celebrities joining the Scientology madness include Kirstie Alley, Beck, Nicole Kidman, Priscilla & Lisa Marie Presley, Isaac Hayes, Catherine Bell, Jason Lee, and John Travolta, among others (scientology-kills.org).
It is my professional opinion that Scientology is nothing but a sleazy cult.
Scientology was created in the 1950s by a science-fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard. He utilized a combination of hypnotization and greed to create his religion. In Hubbards own words:
"Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion."
Readers Digest reprint, May 1980
Little less than a decade later, he created Scientology.
In this religion, one tries to re
To be BritishWhat makes a person British?To be British9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is it flying the union flag up in the air?
Is it our fashion sense abroad, that says I don't care
Is it our obsession with the weather every day?
T-shirts in January and snow fall in May!
The never ending story of the hose-pipe ban
Seems to have been around since the dawn of man
Is it our freedom of speech, our sense of fair play?
Is it playing the bad guy in some film seen every day?
Is it our accents, from posh to horrid and everywhere between?
Is it the longing of keeping things as they've always been?
Is it the desire to weigh everything still in pounds?
Even if the metric system is so much more sound!
Is it driving on the left and not on the right?
Giving all foreign tourists a hell of a fright!
Is it our love-hate relationship with France?
That we want to be like them and yet skewer them all with a lance!
Is it our green and pleasant land?
Is it because it is the bastion of where good manners still stand?
No, the thing that makes us British
Is a nice
I Hate Being A Womani hate being a womanI Hate Being A Woman3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
i hate being so complex
always doing the opposite of what i say
and a whole fucking library in the head about rules for love and sex
i hate having periods
and these goddamn mood swings
cries, laughs, shouts, smiles and eats chocolate at the same time
and why do i need all these stupid "on sale" things?
i hate having a vagina
it's way to difficult to understand
it's size is questionable, and no map will ever find that damn clitoris
penis gets in, baby comes out, but in the end, the only thing that really touches it is your own hand
i hate having shapes
no matter how my body looks, it just gets wrong
boobs and ass never getting perfect, and every inch of the skin just has to be free of body hair
where the hell is all the sensitive areas, what the hell turns me on?
i hate wearing dresses
always blowing up my thighs
high fucking heels, lots of goddamn make up, stupid expensive bags
the hair wont stay down, it just ends with long, restless sighs
i hate being a girl
DespairingDespairing11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
You've told me no tales, and I've told you no lies
And yet I am the one that still sits here, and cries
Marking the time as the future is stumbling
I despair once again at my life now crumbling
Sorrow runs deep and my tears will stain far
I beg for an answer to the who that we are
Shifting and aimless, with no hope I can keep
I bang against this wall, unbreakable and steep
The scars from the tears, my face they do mar
Cracks in my sanity mark a door standing ajar
Broken and bent, through these shadows I'll creep
The words that you spoke made a rift that's too deep
I can think of your smile, and a part of me sighs
But as soon as my joy is beginning, it dies
What now haunts me, your face it is wearing
For you have becme the crux of my despairing
Believers: Laugh With UsYou are SMARTER than these stories,Believers: Laugh With Us3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
MORE MORAL than this god.
You're A living part of a universe
More beautiful and amazing
than any heaven could
ever hope to achieve.
Laugh with us!
At these Bible stories,
these usurpers of reality's origins,
these obviously silly
and detrimental beliefs,
and stop allowing other men
to convince you to be
emotionally attached to
An Essay on Republican Capitalist PhilosophyAn Essay on Republican Capitalist Philosophy4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I wrote this essay because Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan is the most ill-conceived and potentially counterproductive economical plan I have heard in recent history. Not only that, it seems to embody everything that is wrong with the republican way of thinking. I'm going to explain my objections to this plan, and also touch on the broader issues of republican capitalist ideals.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Cain's 9-9-9 plan is to limit income tax 9%, but introducing a 9% business transactions tax and a 9% federal sales tax. There's one crucial problem I immediately noticed, and to make it easier to see, I'll illustrate it with extreme examples from opposite ends of the spectrum.
Consider a poor person who barely makes enough to get by. He has to spend nearly 100% of his income because of his living expenses alone. Now consider a very wealthy person making $10,000,000 per year. He could be very frivolous and still
A Discourse on ReligionA Discourse on Religion4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
To all those who have belief in a deity, ideology, or belief system, I am going to ask you questions and state things that will challenge you. These will not only be provocative but in a way help you understand "Why?" and "What for?". Now, please this is a no-nonsense discourse. No shallow business here.
What is Religion? What is Belief? What is Faith? Is religion of beliefs and faiths? Or is religion something totally different?
Belief is shallow. No matter how pretty the belief sounds.. it's shallowness comes from the lack of depth. Depth means understanding through questioning. I never said anything about doubt. What does it mean to question? Question is to look for relevance and find out if it is true. Remember, Truth means it is One-to-One with Reality. If it is true, why even say you believe it? It is what it is. When there is a belief, there are principles. But, Truth ha
Totalitarian Chap. 1 (AlfredxReaderxArthur)Totalitarian Chap. 1 (AlfredxReaderxArthur)3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Totalitarian (Requested by SkytheandSaphira)
Your (H/C) hair whipped around with the strong wind that twisted through the streets you were walking through. Rain continued to pitter-patter on the rooftops of state run shops and restaurants and the homes with oppressed people sleeping inside. Your dominant hand tightened its grip on the state issued black trench coat that was attempting to shield you from the rain. In your other hand there was a black umbrella which was blocking the rain from your hair. Not that your looks mattered at two in the morning on a Thursday. Where you were headed was the only thing that held importance at the present time.
Your (E/C) orbs looked both way across the street and took a deep breath as you headed across the potholed road. Your eyes landed on the large sign that loomed above the city like a watchtower looking over prisoners. The sign had a black backdrop and a pair of menacingly realistic eyes with the words: 'Big Brother is Watching' scrolled in rid
You do not need 'God' to be Moral."If you don't believe in God, then why believe in morality?"You do not need 'God' to be Moral.3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
This question was once asked by a stampmaker who has since deactivated their account here on deviantART. To this person, it seemed that morality was something that required faith. Faith, in the sense of the word that the religious use in reference to their relationship with their particular god, and not in the other sense that is used when someone speaks of trust or confidence in someone or something, based off of previous experiences.
I have always been of the opinion that we do not need god to be a good person. Some have asked me, where does the concept of good come from, but from God? It's an interesting and thought-provoking question. Where does the concept of good come from? Is it something that is learned? And if not learned, is it something that we are born with?
I feel that the solution to these questions can be found by viewing our behavior in the same wa
You're Selling Broken Souls?You sell already broken soulsYou're Selling Broken Souls?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Blaming your customers for soul corruption
You're trying to sell us Free Will
Which we already own in abundance
Next, you tell us you know the cure
for the sad souls you barter
"Give us back that free will
or we'll just make your lives harder!"
You sell pre-corrupted souls
to hook us on the dream
You slander me, "Fool!"
for calling out your scheme
To vote against gays and women?
Then I will truly be free?
Turn around and call ME intolerant
When it's YOUR OWN bigotry being screamed
You sell me a damaged soul
that I neither want, nor need
You expect ME to fix YOUR product
Before YOUR god can feed!
Repeating meaningless praises
just to ignore his greed
Who cares about evidence?
Or Life itself?
When your place in heaven is "guaranteed"
You sell me a soul jam-packed with your filth
- a soul you have yet to show me
You claim the crime of an ancestor is my guilt
Hah! Well, you can go ahead and blow me!
If you can sway me without ins
Reasons Twilight ExistsSomething else to hate onReasons Twilight Exists5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Gives nightmares to kids
Gives people false hopes
Worth a good laugh
Makes a great debate discussion
I can easily get on someone's nerves by saying "Twilight is the worst"
Easy to make fun of
Keeps Van Hellsing, Zero, and Alucard busy
Great Burning Material
Great for Mr. Kitty's litter Box
It makes Twihaters look smart
It makes Twitards look freakin' stupid
Makes amateur writer's feel good because they that they are at least better than Stephanie Meyer
Fan girls needed more to lower their IQ's
It is a ploy by the government to keep us stupid and uneducated grunts.
It exists to lower our general IQ for when the aliens begin invading
It exists as a cruel method of torture
The Death of Sebastian DeJorgeThe Death of Sebastian DeJorge11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Horrid after death shudders run through your body.
The blood drenched walls scream in agonizing pain
as they give off your resilient heat.
I hold your limp lifeless body close to mine.
The thought you loved me never crossed my mind.
"I love you. I always have please
Those words haunt my dreams.
The thought we shared the same bed.
The sensation of your now long gone embrace.
As I sit here in a pool of blood, I weep.
Not tears of sorrow, but drops of liquid emotions
swirling down my face.
They well up like my love for you and tear sickly
twisted paths, screeching their sorrow filled song;
Wiped away with clenched fists.
I bludgeon your chest with heated anger and kiss
the soft bruises.
Slivers of words escape between breaths.
I loved you. I can't be more true.
I see the gun lie on the floor.
Blood oozes from its muzzle like a beast who has
captured its prey.
The self inflicted shots and screams of family still
echo in my head.
Over and over like de
Iceland X Reader: SongsIceland X Reader: Songs3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Your class was going on a camping trip. The bad thing was that girls and boys would be partnered up.
The teacher came around to pick up a scrap of paper,he gave to each student for them to write their names on. After he collceted every scrap,He put the scraps into a bowl.
The first couple was Bella* and Vash. Then,when Elizabeta got picked as the girl,Gilbert got picked with her.Roderich was pissed.
Then, Katyusha*, your shy female friend got matched with Matthew,Your evenly equal shy male friend.It was a good thing because they like each other.Lukas got matched up with Lili*. And then there is you,________. There are three boys left, Feliks, Toris,and Emil.You have liked Emil since grade school.But,Your not sure if he likes you or not.
The teacher shakes the bowl for you to pick and your about to have a mental break down
FaggotFaggot4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
My body shakes and shivers. It trembles with every tender touch of your supple hands. Stroking every spot and tracing every curve. Breath fills the air. I'm panting and crying. Fearful. I hear a growling voice. Enveloping every soft moan that fills my ear. Your hands gently caress my face. I come closer yearning to taste your lips. The feel on my skin is now rough and ghastly. Caresses turn into tugging and pulling. So hard. My skin is ripping. I stare at the coarse texture of the rope, contrasting the smooth feel of your lips against mine. I taste you. But it transforms into a nauseating taste of blood in my mouth. Your lips reach down to my neck. Teasing my soft spots. I feel it becoming forceful. Strings piercing through my delicate face. The rope now encircles me. Fearful. I turn you over sliding my hands across your back. My body against yours. I feel empowered. My hand is slipping away. Tied behind my back. Stripped from all power. My breathing weakens. I lay my feeble head again
Insane!EnglandxReader: Never Leave MeInsane!EnglandxReader: Never Leave Me3 years ago in Horror More Like This
WARNING! WARNING! THIS STORY IS NOT FOR PEOPLE WHO DISLIKE TWISTED VIOLENCE!
STARTS OF IN READER'S POV
That's the only thing I could feel right now.
The cold emptyness as I lay tied down on a metal table with nothing except the darkness that embraced me and kept me blind to everything in the room. It was better that way anyways. I didn't want to see what horrors were currently surrounding myself anyways. The thought of their decapitated heads set on the table, looking peacefully asleep despite the actual truth behind why they were there in the first place. A tear rolled down my cheek and I struggled to take a breath. The blood that dried on my forehead cracked and reopened the terrible wound /he/ inflicted on me. I bit my lip to supress the scream that dared to escape from my throat. I tossed and turned to try and undo the tight leather restraints upon my wrists and ankles, but my efforts were in vain as they cut deeper into the already bleeding, raw flesh underneath.
The Occupy Movement is Harmless and ConfusedAn adventure into a mundane campaign for social justice in the Decadent WestThe Occupy Movement is Harmless and Confused3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
- The Public Domain -
From day one, I figured checking out the Occupy movement was better than not, when I already have attended less popular protests in the region. I e-mailed the local communists and asked if they would be in attendance, they gave back a "sure". Cool. They are the only other group I make my presence known with. They operate mainly under a different protest name but commonly hand out copies of People's Voice, the official Communist Party of Canada newspaper. I've been in the paper, but I've never gotten a copy. I may at some point, it's available online.
I decided that this movement was close enough to being radical for me to make a peaceful accepted presence at. Locally, and through much of Canada, there was a planned specific day for worldwide protests. October 15th, the day of Action or some shit. I had only been in the province for about two weeks when this rolled aro