Videos here from the anti-Scientology protests across Australia earlier today. Feeling very uneasy about this. Not that I’m a fan of Scientology by any stretch of the imagination. But I struggle to see how it is going to make any positive difference. Persecution rarely does.
But besides that, I also have concerns about how easy attacks one religion could spill over into attacks against other religions. I would rather not have the fires of xenophobia fanned in this country thank you very much. I am sure there are far more effective ways of subverting the attempt of Scientologists to subvert the openness of YouTube than this.
And really, are Scientologists really that much of a threat? I mean, is the legalism of Scientologist leaders winning them mass conversions? I haven’t seen any evidence for it. So why not explore other approaches. I wonder have any of these protestors actually met any Scientologists?