Saturday, 8 March 2008

Anonymous vs Scientology: This Is Why

Readers might be aware, if you read Digg, perhaps, or read this previous post here on QT, that an internet-based group called Anonymous has 'declared war' on the Church of Scientology.

The short and unique history of Anonymous has taken a dramatic turn, initially as a consequence of the CoS's (failed) attempts to remove a leaked Tom Cruise video (see here) from the internet. Over the course of a few weeks, Anonymous turned from a loose-knit community of hackers and pranksters into a worldwide decentralized campaigning force. Its sights are set on bringing down the dangerous, money-grabbing organisation behind the Church of Scientology.

It is a lofty aim, but the fight against the CoS is a worthwhile one. Although the concept of a belief system invented by a science fiction writer that attracts celebrities may seem to be deserving of little but derision, the activities of the organization that runs Scientology are anything but comedic. This video, entitled 'The Unfunny Truth About Scientology' and put out by cult website YTMND is a starting point:

If you want to find out more of the truth about Scientology, read and
If you want to read some testimonies from ex-Scientologists, visit
If you want to find out more about, or even join, Anonymous's campaign against the Church of Scientology, visit the forums at

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