Thursday, September 6, 2007

Scientology and Blog Catalog

Now to the best of my knowledge I have never mentioned Scientology on this blog before. Truth is I know very little about it other than Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman are practioners. I did however, read L Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth when I was a kid.

Now I have been a member of Blog Catalog since fairly early in my blogging life but I have to say I hadn't noticed a related blogs section on the right hand side of this blogs page before today. The three blogs this widget says are related to this one are -

A matter of perspective which is a fellow Aussie blog so I can see some connection there.

Palo Alto Scientology Mission and

Soma Scientology Mission


I for the life of me can't really see any connection to those last two. So I invite any of you to find a link or any readers who also happen to be Scientologists to perhaps explain what they may see as a link. Secondly, if you're a member of Blog Catalog, what are your "related blogs"?

24 comments:

kellypea said...

Good question. I'm going to look right now...I'm already wondering.

Beth said...

Loz;
OK, I don't know how they pick these:
1)a women's bible group?????

2)a fitness blog??????????

3)the woman's dilbert????????

I give up.

Anonymous said...

The best place in the world to learn about Scientology these days is at Wikipedia. The article on Scientology there shows both the good and the bad about the organization. Go to Scientology's own site and you'll only get the good; go to the many critical sites out there and you'll only get the bad.

paisley said...

loz this is hysterical.. i have no clue,, but i did go check mine.....
mine are gregs writing blog... diary of a heretic,, another writing blog...and a copper wire... which actually looks like a good blog,, writing again... i'll have to check it out....

well now that you talked about it... i wonder if you'll get the scientology stalkers????

Loz said...

Glad to see you're a bit like mine Beth in being obscure.

Paisley - at least yours are writing blogs and that makes a lot of sense.

Dana said...

Either I'm not cool enough to have a related blog, or something is just messed up.

Stuff like that is usually controlled by some weird computer program. Probably the same one that delivers google ads to my site that have nothing to do with anything that I have ever written about or that any of my readers would be interested in.

Seiche said...

Good Lord...

1.) A quilting blog

2.) Pickin' & Grinnin' - A blog that reviews bluegrass music.

3.) "Bleeding in the Sun" - Goth Culture

WTF?

HollyGL said...

When I was in college there was a kid in one of my classes who grew up as a member of Scientology. His parents left the "organization", and he had some pretty interesting stories about what transpired upon and after their departure. Pretty scary stuff.

Actually, I don't think Nicole Kidman was ever a practicing Scientologist. I think that was a bone of contention in that marriage. One of them, at least. Of course, I don't know either of them personally, but I have read that on a few occasions.

Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley are Scientologists. I remember reading once that Priscilla sent Elvis a copy of Dianetics (sp?), and some more information on Scientology, in an effort to persuade Elvis to sign on. He wasn't interested because he said it was "all head and no heart". I've read quite a bit about their beliefs and practices, and I would have to say I couldn't imagine a better description.

M said...

I confess it's a mystery to me!!! Apparently I am 'similar' to Psychic Seduction Tips!

Oh, and ummmmmm, by the way, I've tagged you ;-)

Morgan said...

Even more fun than going to Wikipedia to learn about Scientology is to Google "Scientology Celebrities".
Heck - here's the link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Scientologist_celebrities
I have no opinion regarding this whacked out religion, their absurd teachings and they amounts of money spent to get into the inner circle of idiots. No opinion at all.
Later.

Joh said...

I don't think Nicole is a scientologist.
Scientology is nothing to worry yourself about.

Dorothy said...

I'll check it out..great question. And I'm glad someone mentioned wikipedia I'll go there as well..to be continued.

Dorothy from grammology
http://grammology.com

Random Magus said...

I had never noticed - great observation. I'll check it out right now and add them to this comment...

Found them... mine are
1. POETRY BLOG GONE WILD BY PURPLE CRAYON BRAIN GET AFFECTED!
2. If I Was God I'd Cry Too
3. Jim....'s Own!

One is satire & poetry and other two are philosophy and life

Micki said...

You made me look!
All of mine made perfect sense.
YOURS
Midlife Perspective
Boomer Chronicles

I can't answer why my related blogs would be completely relevant while others are off the mark, but it would be interesting to find out what the criteria is.

Leah said...

Hello fellow aussie blogger! :) I saw you mention my blog in technorati. can we exchange links? :)

Loz said...

Dana - you're definitely cool enough in my book

Loz said...

Seiche - I can see you sitting in your rocking chair on the front verandah, quilt over your legs, picking your gutar, dressed in black and whittling :)

Loz said...

Holly - I don't know a lot about it but I'm a little confounded about how it could be called a religion.

Loz said...

M - Pshychic Seduction Tips - Why didn't I think of that?

Loz said...

Morgan - i tend to agree

Joh - I am certainly not worried and welcome to another Aussie blogger

Loz said...

Dorothy - what did you find?

Loz said...

Amber - your three seem to be related.

As do yours Micki - and I'm glad mine is one of them.

Loz said...

Hi Leah and welcome - I've linked to you on both my blogs

Anonymous said...

They are crazy! and yes, they are stalkers! My husband dabbled in Scientology while living in CA, 14 years ago. Recently we have been getting dozens of high quality print, DVD and CD material in the mail from them and constant phone calls. I was friendly, interested and nice for 3 months, but made it clear we didn't want to buy any of the new "tech" material they are selling.

they don't take no for an answer. They won't quit calling. They don't listen.

They are stalking us and making my life very frustrating.

That, is NOT a church!