anonymous takes the scientology fight to michigan

According to this flyer I saw in Ann Arbor today, Anonymous, that faceless horde going straight for the throat of Scientology, is plotting an attack here in Michigan. I won’t be able to attend, but if one of you would like to have an MM.com press pass, just let me know… The event is supposed to take place at12 Mile and Middlebelt, which I’m guessing is right next to the Church of Scientology at 28000 Middlebelt… If you do go, for Xenu’s sake, don’t bust out a Rickroll. Word is that Mr. Astley is pissed.

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  1. Posted March 5, 2008 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    This is why ALL churches should be taxed…this and the fact Hagee is gay.

  2. mark
    Posted March 6, 2008 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Religions, at their worst, are big business. I have no problem with small churches operating as non-profits. Generally speaking, they do good work in their communities. I have a problem with religion as industry though… And I should point out here that I’m not entirely comfortable with the means that Anonymous is using against the Church of Scientology. I like that awareness is being raised, but it seems as though, for the most part, those participating are just nerds looking to have a good time in meat space. Maybe that’s what’s necessary. I liked it when Abbie Hoffman was doing it with the Yippies, it just doesn’t seem right in the context of religion though… Yes, it’s a cult and it deserves the negative attention, but I don’t like to see anyone surrounded by mobs, even unviolent ones, due to their beliefs.

  3. mark
    Posted March 6, 2008 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    I do not know this Hagee. Is he like our Higbee?

  4. mark
    Posted March 6, 2008 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    OK, you must mean this guy.

  5. Katy
    Posted March 6, 2008 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Your timing is awesome. Just saw this flyer on a pole in downtown A2, but couldn’t make out exactly what it was since I was on the bus. Scientology scares me. The music in this video is partly to blame: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGiuY1zMpxw

  6. Meta
    Posted March 6, 2008 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Did someone say Hagee:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qNi7tPanUA

  7. jules
    Posted March 6, 2008 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    mark said: it just doesn’t seem right in the context of religion though… Yes, it’s a cult and it deserves the negative attention, but I don’t like to see anyone surrounded by mobs, even unviolent ones, due to their beliefs.

    C’mon, Mark, we’re talking about scientology here. Not a religion, I don’t give a
    shit what the IRS says. And no one’s being attacked for their beliefs. It’s about attacking their repressive, anti-free speech bullshit, remember? Though, if a RIckroll should happen, well, does anyone (‘cept Bush/Cheney) really deserve that? mmmmmmmmm, yes! Scientology does!

  8. PAW
    Posted March 7, 2008 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Have you read the book of Mormon? It’s not all that different from Scientology. Some might argue their beliefs are even more strange. If we start picking on groups because of their beliefs, where does it stop? And who decides what’s “too weird”?

  9. Posted March 7, 2008 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    “If we start picking on groups because of their beliefs, where does it stop?”

    At the front door of the human race. We are all weird. Some of us just choose not to admit it, even to ourselves.

  10. Paw
    Posted March 7, 2008 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    …says the man calling himself EdWEIRD.

  11. jason
    Posted March 8, 2008 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    Nobody in anonymous is atacking anyone for their beliefs, although there is a small amount of ridicule that is just the price one pays for belonging to a flying saucer cult.
    What anonymous is disturbed and angered by are the illegal actions such as atempting to frame critics for crimes they did not commit (Google operation freakout), the largest espionage action ever taken against the united states goverment (Google operation snowwhite)the use of multible and repeated lawsuits in an effort to bankrupt and silence critics as well as the represive nature of a cult that,, oh hell it’s late and i’m tired,lets just say their crimes are too numerous to mention and if you do not believe me google it. check out operation clambake at xenu.net . they have folks there that were in the cult for decades but got free and would love to inform you.

  12. mark
    Posted March 8, 2008 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the note, Jason. I agree with you in principle. I did, after all, post the notice about the event. I just thought that it was worth adding the “slippery slope” caveat.

    [See also the most sophisticated ric roll to date.]

  13. Steph's Dad
    Posted March 10, 2008 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    I’m not positive but I think that the 15th might be L Ron’s birthday.

  14. Steph's Dad
    Posted March 10, 2008 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    I just checked. He was born March 13, 1911. He would have turned 97 on Thursday.

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