of Scientology fighting fire
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em
Hendry (PC World) 20/03/2008 11:32:34
If you cant beat them, join them. The Church of Scientology has enabled
video on its Web site in an effort to further disseminate its religious
message, a month after a widely publicized online campaign sought to
discredit and "dismantle" the controversial religion.
Scientology Video Channel launched this week to
"provide an overview of the basic Scientology beliefs and practices of
the religion while answering the question 'What is Scientology?',"
according to a statement released by the church.
By making the video channel available online, the Church of Scientology
hopes to provide enlightening information to those who have questions
about the religion.
The church says it has "always considered the Internet a resource for
disseminating accurate information about the religion," and its new
video channel follows hot on the heels of a February campaign that
sought to damage the reputation of Scientology and its followers.
In mid-February, the "Anonymous" group released three YouTube videos
that sought to discredit and "dismantle" the church, not long after
they had claimed responsibility for a distributed denial of service
attack on the Scientology Web site.
The Church of Scientology says its new Video Channel contains 82
Scientology related videos, as well as information on humanitarian
programs it sponsors.
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