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Sorry, I Don't Want A Scientology Ad On My Hubs! Get It Off!
I have just noticed that many of my Hubs feature among the regular advertising rotation a banner advertisement for scientology.org.
GET IT OFF MY HUBS!
I have long gone on record as praising HubPages and its management to the skies and I do not in any way want to get them involved in this strong complaint as they likely don't have anything to do with this. Google simply serves up ads onto our Hubs based on whatever its algorithms state are the best matches. Now, I have absolutely no idea why in the name of Xenu, Google would determine that various Hubs I've written in the categories of:
- PC Technology
- Bengal Cats
- Authoring & Publishing
and others have any tie in to Scientology whatsoever!
In my over one thousand Hubs I have bitten my tongue severely on many occasions as I have often been tempted to go off on a tirade against Scientology but always held back. Why? The so-called religion has a habit of striking back mercilessly against its critics and I've had more than enough mean-sprited run ins in various Hubs on all sorts of topics without trying to provoke the Demonic Duo of David Miscavige and Tom Cruise to get on my case.
Time Magazine's coverage of the charges the French government is pressing against Scientology in that nation is clear enough:
French prosecutors are charging Scientology's French affiliate with organized fraud. Six of Scientology's top French officials are defendants in the case that began May 25. When investigating magistrate Jean-Christophe Hullin filed the findings of a nine-year inquiry with prosecutors, he described Scientology as "first and foremost a commercial business" whose interactions with followers are defined by "a real obsession for financial remuneration." The church's bookstores and celebrity center were described by Hullin's investigation as instrumental in ensnaring psychologically fragile people "with the goal of seizing their fortune by exerting a psychological hold."
The reasons for my own profound disgust with Scientology are endless. My own personal experience with how Scientology deals with its followers would fill more than a thousand Hubs. Let it suffice to say that although I profoundly honor and respect all major world religions, Scientology is worthy of the name religion as I'm worthy of the name Jesus Christ.
And, yes, I could say lots more, but I don't particularly savor the prospect of finding a poisonous snake in my mail box tomorrow morning. I wouldn't be so concerned just for myself, but I simply cannot put innocent loved ones at peril.
I don't generally pay much attention to the ads that Google serves up. I rarely make any money at them so they're just a mild distraction that I put up with. But when a prominent square animated banner at the very head of many of my Hubs is vividly promoting Scientology that's when I put my foot down.
I do not want, not now, nor never, a Scientology ad on anything that bears my name. I don't want to associate myself or my writing or my reputation in any way with Scientology. I don't want to make money off Scientology... I don't want to gain one penny from any misguided bozo who would actually click on that Scientology ad. Not only do I advise my readers to NOT CLICK ON THE SCIENTOLOGY AD, but I am asking for their support in getting those advertisements off my Hubs, as well as off of all the other Hubs of the authors who do not support what Scientology stands for (and I can assure you that would be a very large number of Hubbers).
Therefore... PLEASE JOIN ME IN DOING EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO GET THESE SCIENTOLOGY ADS OFF OUR HUBS FOREVER!
Within 24 Hours, This Page Already Has 3 Top Spots In Google "scientology ad" Search! Let The Firestorm Begin!
In over one thousand Hubs, I have NEVER begged for social network hits as my Adsense income averages half a cent/month per Hub so I'm definitely not in this for the $$$... but this issue is important enough that it deserves to reach as many people as possible so that this revolt against these intrusive and unacceptable Scientology ads can be brought to critical mass.
Therefore, please consider Digging this Hub on:
... and please please please consider placing links to this on your own social networks and forums. If we all band together we can convince Google to squash this pestiferous, officious, obtrusive ad campaign!