Declaration of war on YouTube

An anonymous Internet group has declared war on Scientology by means of a creepy video and a somewhat uncomfortable slogan: “We are anonymous. We are legion. We never forgive. We never forget.”

To emphasize their point, they stole every single Scientology document they could lay their hands on, and leaked them to the Internet. Including a document that describes ‘the axioms of Scientology’, a handy ‘admin dictionary’ and a fine document describing all the different OT-levels. This is definitely the real stuff, and I think it’s written by a mad man … 😉

Robert Green Ingersoll #2

Ok, I couldn’t resist – another quote by the great Robert G. Ingersoll. Why doesn’t anyone know this guy?

“The notion that faith in Christ is to be rewarded by an eternity of bliss, while a dependence upon reason, observation and experience merits everlasting pain, is too absurd for refutation, and can be relieved only by that unhappy mixture of insanity and ignorance, called “faith.””

Robert Green Ingersoll, The Gods (1872)

Robert Green Ingersoll

The Cynical-C blog introduced me to Robert G. Ingersoll by means of this rather provoking quote. From this day on, this (dead) guy is my hero.

“According to the theologians, God, the Father of us all, wrote a letter to his children. The children have always differed somewhat as to the meaning of this letter. In consequence of these honest differences, these brothers began to cut out each other’s hearts. In every land, where this letter from God has been read, the children to whom and for whom it was written have been filled with hatred and malice. They have imprisoned and murdered each other, and the wives and children of each other. In the name of God every possible crime has been committed, every conceivable outrage has been perpetrated. Brave men, tender and loving women, beautiful girls, and prattling babes have been exterminated in the name of Jesus Christ. For more than fifty generations the church has carried the black flag. Her vengeance has been measured only by her power. During all these years of infamy no heretic has ever been forgiven. With the heart of a fiend she has hated; with the clutch of avarice she has grasped; with the jaws of a dragon she has devoured; pitiless as famine, merciless as fire, with the conscience of a serpent: such is the history of the Church of God.”

Robert Green Ingersoll – “Heretics and Hericies” (1874)

Some googling turned up this nice page of quotes, and it seems most of his work is online too.