scientology & me

i think the youtube battle between the bbc investigative show “panorama” and the “church” of scientology is great entertainment. john sweeney did and investigative report on scientology and scientology’s response was to do an “investigative” report on him discrediting. i have mixed feelings here because i think it is hilarious that a reporter received the same treatment that some of them have given out to their subjects before (i don’t know john sweeney so i can’t say if he has done such attacks or not). it’s kind of funny. you can view scientology’s response to panorama’s show here.

with that said, in my opinion the people from scientology are freaky. from watching both sweeney’s film and the film from scientology it seems obvious to me that the people from scientology were trying to intimidate and disrupt everything that was happening. it is my understanding that scientology has always had a rep for trying to force people to shut up and the film just seems to make their techniques even clearer. of course, i’m not real sure what else we could expect from a “church” founded by a science fiction writer.

you can view the entire panorma episode “scientology and me” by clicking the four links below:

my run for the day
distance – 2.0 miles
time – 20:28
pace – 10:14/mile

[tags]scientology, panorama, john sweeney, bbc[/tags]

speaking of faith

yet another stencilling shot

first the important news. pam had some minor surgery today. pam has a recurrent tracheal stenosis that interferes with her breathing. today they basically stretched her trachea back out to the size it is supposed to be. she went through it like a champ and she is home and fine now. she is presently sleeping the drugs off and feeling fine.

secondly, “speaking of faith” is a public radio program that deals with faith in america. they decided to do an episode on the new monastic movement, focusing specifically on the simple way. i was thrilled to find out earlier today that they decided to use one of my photos for the webpage art. here’s the page.

cool huh?

[tags]new monasticism, simple way, photography, public radio[/tags]