Russia Criminalizes The Writings Of L. Ron Hubbard

From now on in Russia, only outlaws will have Scientology pamphlets, as the writings of L. Ron Hubbard have been criminalized. That’s right, no more free “Are You Stressed?” quizzes in the subway for the people of Moscow. From Yahoo News:e9wsoxahz3uzezwz

Under a new law empowering the Russian government to ban written work categorized as “extremist materials,” the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has declared that the work of L. Ron Hubbard, the American founder of Scientology, belongs on a list of materials “undermining the traditional spiritual values of the citizens of the Russian Federation.”

The law lays out fines of 3,000 rubles ($100) for anyone in possession of such materials, or a jail term of up to 15 days — with harsher penalties imposed on repeat offenders and/or those with a criminal history.

According to the Moscow Times, 28 Hubbard-penned titles are now on that forbidden-readings list, including such works such as “The Factors, Admiration & the Renaissance of Beingness” and “The Unification Congress. Communication! Freedom and Ability.” The writings were reportedly intercepted by Russian transport officials, who forwarded them to a panel of “psychiatrists, psychologists, and sociologists” for review. The panel determined that the Scientology works justified using “violence in general” against critics of the church — while also containing “hidden calls for social and religious hatred.”

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  • tonyviner

    Oh great!! Now THEY'RE going to start killing people, too? Sheesh.

  • http://lovewithoutsound.tumblr.com adam

    People hate on banning things, but Russia has seen what that shit has done to the US. There are no positives to it. It's a weird money cult. fuck em.

    • $927230

      This is a point of serious contention. As wrong as it may be to put limits on one’s right to free speech, where do you draw the line when it comes to things that have all but been proven to be dangerous? You have to leave it to the people and trust them to make the proper decision. Usually uninformed and uneducated. Unfortunately.

      • truthalator

        Yes, you are a bit uninformed and uneducated. Why not consult the constitution and the bill of Rights on this instead of ranting like a retarded Ape?

        • tonyviner

          I guess you got me there, Truthalator. I will be more like you from here on out. Sorry.

    • truthalator

      Fucking adam the idiot, you cannot even pronounce the name scientology let alone tell what it has done to America. Maybe you prefer Russian communism?

      • Tuna Ghost

        Dude you make absolutely no sense. What the eff are you talking about?

      • DurtyD

        Haha, someone's pissed. Did dey hurt your wittle feelings making fun of your stupid-ass quasi-religion? Go blow a goat, space-fag.

  • Anonymous

    This is a point of serious contention. As wrong as it may be to put limits on one’s right to free speech, where do you draw the line when it comes to things that have all but been proven to be dangerous? You have to leave it to the people and trust them to make the proper decision. Usually uninformed and uneducated. Unfortunately.

  • http://lovewithoutsound.tumblr.com adam

    People hate on banning things, but Russia has seen what that shit has done to the US. There are no positives to it. It's a weird money cult. fuck em.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mr.Parker.Gabriel Parker Gabriel

    Well!

    It’s about time!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mr.Parker.Gabriel Parker Gabriel

    Well!

    It’s about time!