From Encyclopedia Dramatica
ARS aka alt.religion.scientology is an old school Usenet newsgroup discussion board which - since its inception in 1991 until last Thursday - was the 'Church' of Scientology's main source of severe butthurt in life. It was founded by Kelly Martin before Kelly had the sex change and changed her name to female.
Mainly populated by long-time 'church' critics like Magoo, Wise Beard Man and Greg Haggalund, as well as other normal people, it has trolled the fuck out of the House of L. Ron for years and has constantly pwnt Scientology's feeble attempt at retaliation in the form of massive amounts of spam and lolsuits.
Scientology vs the Internets
Usenet sysops reacted by ignoring it, mainly For the lulz, but the resulting drama and publicity led to a hueg influx of noobs and provided all the ingredients for some delicious cake made of rAIDS after the 1337 hackers of the Cult of the Dead Cow declared war on Scientology.
ARS recently became quite popular again in mid-January 2008 when the Marcabian minions of Anonymous issued a fatwa on L. Ron's arse and declared eJihad on them with Project Chanology. As a result, Anons swarmed ARS (as well as pwning Enturbulation's forums) to bring DESU and the lulz to the old crusaders in an otherwise staid corner of the Interwebs. Browsing ARS these days is something akin to getting Rickrolld at a poetry reading.
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