https://richarddawkins.net/2015/04/neil-degrasse-tyson-christians-have-no-right-to-call-scientologists-crazy/: Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Christians have no right to call Scientologists crazy
This is a puzzling pronouncement from N. DeGrasse Tyson. The problem with orgs like scientology is that one suspects they can harm people spiritually, but the charge is hard to make and the problem is one that is hard to observe. And stupid scientists who systematically negate the spiritual/magical realm are a godsend to the conmen in this sphere.
The question of religious freedom with gnostic conmen and occult predators is a modern innovation. It never existed before the age of scientific doubt made people careless. The solution is not censorship, but to warn people to stay away from gnostic conmen.
And why is everyone down on Ron Hubbard, an almost completely retarded spiritual idiot so harassed when much more clever and dangerous figures like E.J. Gold and his sufi equivalents like Gurdjieff get off scotfree? ‘Spiritual crimes’ aren’t even defined, and have no existence in the now coming-into-being ostrich religion of the new atheists whose tactics are ‘ostrich head down’ for all issue of the spiritual, and, sadly, the occult.
Would Mr. Tyson help us with the science behind sufi spiritual cannabilism, occult black magic, soul murder, the list is a little longer? Hubbard is hard to understand, but his roots in the world of Aleister Crowley should alert us to be attentive near such people, and in general to be wary of gnostic, sufi, shadow-buddhist, and the multiple forms of ‘sacrifice, human or otherwise’, etc… ‘rogue buddhas/sufi hyena’. Compared with this what was the problem with Hubbard.? Amateur incomprehension of all of the above, and completely idiocy to boot.