Scientologists assembling to “help” tornado victims

Church of Scientology is sending out emails to rally other members to preach the word of scientology disguised as tornado relief help.

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It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Scientology is leaping on the chance to take advantage of another natural disaster to promote itself.

In this case, Texas Scientologists are being urged to head to Oklahoma, the site of several recent deadly tornadoes. Once they get there, the “volunteer ministers” will do what they’ve done in places like New York after 9/11 and Haiti after its big earthquake: set up yellow tents and pretend to be useful by giving out “touch assists” — running their fingers over people as if it were a form of faith healing — and handing out Scientology booklets.

In other words, the point of sending Scientologists in yellow T-shirts to offer voodoo laying-on-of-hands is not really to aid first responders, but actually to “disseminate” the Scientology religion.

Here’s a screenshot of the email sent out:
emailscientologytornado

No, not surprising at all. They have done this before. They take advantage of a situation to proselytize. But, really, how different is it from any other missionary group that goes to help. In the background is the idea that your faith should be spread, that is part of the message and the help given.

Obviously, the secular opinion is that these people need to rebuild their lives and structure without supernatural themes. Religion may help for some but no one NEEDS it. Mostly, it’s rather sick to feel they take advantage of the depressed to push their agenda.

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  3 comments for “Scientologists assembling to “help” tornado victims

  1. Chris Howard
    June 5, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Yep, religion is just codified superstitions with a pedigree.

    NRM’s are at a disadvantage because they haven’t been around long enough to use the appeal from history/tradition argument, but the underlying mechanism is identical in all religion, new or old.

    This has got to make the work of real emergency response teams that much more difficult.

  2. Brian
    June 5, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Nothing like getting your life obliterated so some *CENSORED* can come by and push their nonexistent deity and belief. My argument is: “if your deity couldn’t show up and save me and others, and THEN announce themselves- why should *I* listen to *you*.”

  3. One Eyed Jack
    June 5, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    But, really, how different is it from any other missionary group that goes to help. In the background is the idea that your faith should be spread, that is part of the message and the help given.

    Thank-you for saying this. No religion has ever given anything without another agenda.

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