Lets see if many of you can figure our what this rant is about.
Europeans are up in arms about a religion that is expanding in Europe. It is opening centers in European Capitals with outrage from the Euros. The Europeans claim that this religion tries to lure impressionable young people with agressive tactics and harasses critics. Europeans are woried this religion will use its power to influence politicians. In Belgium, Greece and Germany contend the leaders seek financial gain and use totalitarian methods to keep people in line.
Christian DemocratRonald Porfalla "It is intolerable that religion x can throw its weight around in the capital of Germany"
Chairman of the Lutheran Church in Germany " X has nothing to do with religion, and certainly nothing to do with Christianity"
An expert in the Hamburg ministry wrote " They want to pressure people to do business under the cloak of a religion". This same expert Ursula Caberta compained "that religion x may undermine German Democracy with cynical ideology. They want to be represented in all the capitals of Europe and they allready have centers in London, Madrid and Brussels"
Some of you thought the above was about Islam. The above is about the pain the behind nonsense of Scientology. The hysteria is only more proof that Europeans are more concerned with the propensity to be annoying than actual criminal threats. As far as intimidation goes I do not remember Scientologist threatening to behead anyone over cartoons. I do not remember Scientologists ever threatening assasination to people that revert to other religions. I don't recall scientologists calling for genocide of another people or burning cars in Paris. I do remember scientologists annoying me in DC while eating a stack of strawberry walnut pancakes a few blocks from the Phillips Museum in DC.
The lesson we learn from the super enlightened Euros is worse to be annoying than to have a large vocal anti-social contingent. Those enlightened Euros certainly have their priorities in order.