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24-03-2015, 11:49 AM (This post was last modified: 24-03-2015 11:56 AM by Billy Bob.)
Watching Scientology go down
Compare the reaction of the Catholic church to child abuse by priests to the reaction of Scientology to the abuse documented in Going Clear. The Catholics couldn't quite bring themselves to deny the abuses outright. Scientology simply states every allegation is a lie.
I submit that one hundred or more years ago that the Catholic church would have denied every allegation, just as Scientology has currently.
I hope that the consensus on what is ethical will keep chipping away at these belief systems.

The Alex Gibney documentary 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief' will air on HBO, Sunday March 29 at 8:00.
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24-03-2015, 11:52 AM
RE: Watching Scientology go down
(24-03-2015 11:49 AM)Billy Bob Wrote:  Compare the reaction of the Catholic church to child abuse by priests to the reaction of Scientology to the abuse documented in Going Clear. The Catholics couldn't quite bring themselves to deny the abuses outright. Scientology simply states every allegation is a lie.
I submit that one hundred or more years ago that the Catholic church would have denied every allegation, just as Scientology has currently.
I hope that the consensus on what is ethical will keep chipping away at these belief systems.

The Alex Gibney documentary 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief' will air on Sunday March 29 at 8:00.

The official Scientology organization is composed of a number of “levels”. One begins as a “preclear” & works their way up. One must purchase virtually every service crucial to advancement directly from the "church" & at staggering prices. "Auditing", for example, is purchased in 12½ hour blocks, costing anywhere from $200-$750 for introductory sessions to between $8,000 & $9,000 for advanced sessions. Basically, Scientology claims to possess exclusive knowledge of the path to religious redemption & then charges obscene amounts of money for every tiny incremental step towards this end. $380,000 is a conservative estimate for the total cost of moving all the way up the Scientology hierarchal ladder.

At level OT III (Operating Thetan Level 3), some very strange & fiercely guarded secrets are imparted upon worthy members who have paid enough money to advance to such a level (and no, this isn't a joke): The evil alien ruler Xenu killed millions of aliens (Thetans) from around the universe by kidnapping them, bringing them to earth in golden DC-8 “space-planes”, stacking them around volcanoes & blowing them up by dropping “h-bombs” into the volcanoes. Scientologists believe the souls of these aliens (these souls are "Body Thetans") were captured, brainwashed & released; they then attached themselves to our ancestors (and according to Scientology’s belief in Thetan immortality, they also attached to us during “past lives”) & cause many of our mental & physical ills to this day. Auditing is said to “clear” us of these Body Thetans as well as the “mental implants” they supposedly impose on our minds.

fellow members here is some internal documents. If one goes to their official site, you of course get the politically correct, gentle version of their...."religion". One has to dig just a tad deeper to find the depth of their..."view". They work very hard to snuff out anything written against them and sling law suits like a fry cook slings potatoes at anyone who takes a stand in the media. Lot of info out there on them, feel free to do a little research, it is eye opening to say the least. Here is what I was able to find within 2 mins of looking last night...



http://www.xenu.net/archive/secret.html

http://jeta.home.xs4all.nl/scn/ot3/ot3.html

http://unchain.gr/seizeddocs.html

and the final document in his handwriting no less....

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/OTIII/

Then consider this famous quote from the good creator of this.."religion";

Response to a question from the audience during a meeting of the Eastern Science Fiction Association on (7 November 1948), as quoted in a 1994 affidavit by Sam Moskowitz.

"You don't get rich writing science fiction. If you want to get rich, you start a religion".

He said it, he did it, and they fell for it.

Some other great quotes:

Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way to do it would be start his own religion.
-- As quoted in the Los Angeles Times (27 August 1978)

THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them.
-- Lecture: "Off the Time Track" (June 1952) as quoted in Journal of Scientology issue 18-G, reprinted in Technical Volumes of Dianetics & Scientology Vol. 1, p. 418

You can get a much better fee — I tell you as auditors quite frankly — it's much easier to get a great deal of money out of somebody who's on a down spiral into becoming MEST than it is to get money out of somebody who is going on an up spiral toward becoming theta.
-- "Philadelphia Doctorate Course" #15 (1952)
Scientology is the only specific (cure) for radiation (atomic bomb) burns.
-- All About Radiation (1952) p. 109

You are only three or four hours from taking your glasses off for keeps.
-- "Eyesight and glasses" in Dianetic Auditor's Bulletin Vol. 2, No. 7, (January 1952)

Twenty-five hours of Scientology by an auditor who fairly understands how to process arthritis can be said to produce an invariable alleviation of the condition. Some cases, even severe ones, have responded in as little as two hours of processing, according to reports from auditors in the field.
-- Journal of Scientology Issue 1-G, (1952)

Leukemia is evidently psychosomatic in origin and at least eight cases of leukemia had been treated successfully by Dianetics after medicine had traditionally given up. The source of leukemia has been reported to be an engram containing the phrase 'It turns my blood to water.'
-- Journal of Scientology Issue 15-G (1953)

Not smoking enough will cause lung cancer! If anybody is getting a cancerous activity in the lung, the probabilities are that it's radiation dosage coupled with the fact that he smokes. And what it does is start to run out the radiation dosage, don't you see.
-- Saint Hill Special Briefing Course 35 (19 July 1961)

Advanced Courses are the most valuable service on the planet. Life insurance, houses, cars, stocks, bonds, college savings, all are transitory and impermanent ... There is nothing to compare with Advanced Courses. They are infinitely valuable and transcend time itself.
-- On his Operating Thetan Courses, in Flag Mission Order 375 (1970)

Arthritis vanishes, myopia gets better, heart illness decreases, asthma disappears, stomachs function properly and the whole catalog of illnesses goes away and stays away.
-- 1987 Edition of Dianetics : The Modern Science of Mental Health (1950)p. 72

Hubbard wrote:
Now, get this as a technical fact, not a hopeful idea. Every time we have investigated the background of a critic of Scientology, we have found crimes for which that person or group could be imprisoned under existing law. We do not find critics of Scientology who do not have criminal pasts.
-- "Critics of Scientology" (5 November 1967)

The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly.
-- A Manual on the Dissemination of Material (1955)

If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace.
-- Dept. of Govt. Affairs policy letter (15 August 1960)

A truly Suppressive Person or group has no rights of any kind and actions taken against them are not punishable.
-- "Ethics, Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists" policy letter (1 March 1965)

This is the correct procedure: Spot who is attacking us. Start investigating them promptly for felonies or worse using our own professionals, not outside agencies. Double curve our reply by saying we welcome an investigation of them. Start feeding lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence on the attackers to the press. Don't ever tamely submit to an investigation of us. Make it rough, rough on attackers all the way.
-- "Attacks on Scientology" policy letter (25 February 1966)

ENEMY: SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.
-- "Penalties for Lower Conditions" policy letter (18 October 1967)

The practice of declaring people FAIR GAME will cease. FAIR GAME may not appear on any Ethics Order. It causes bad public relations.
This P/L does not cancel any policy on the treatment or handling of an SP.
-- "Cancellation of Fair Game" policy letter (21 October 1968)

A psychiatrist today has the power to (1) take a fancy to a woman (2) lead her to take wild treatment as a joke (3) drug and shock her to temporary insanity (4) incarnate [sic] her (5) use her sexually (6) sterilize her to prevent conception (7) kill her by a brain operation to prevent disclosure. And all with no fear of reprisal. Yet it is rape and murder… We want at least one bad mark on every psychiatrist in England, a murder, an assault, or a rape or more than one… This is Project Psychiatry. We will remove them.
-- Confidential memo "Project Psychiatry" (22 February 1966)

Yup folks, bat-shit-crazy as I see it. Knowledge is power

GWG

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24-03-2015, 11:53 AM
RE: Watching Scientology go down
Quote:The Alex Gibney documentary 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief' will air on Sunday March 29 at 8:00.

Where?
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24-03-2015, 12:00 PM
RE: Watching Scientology go down
Thanks.
On HBO.
fixed above.
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24-03-2015, 12:09 PM
RE: Watching Scientology go down
reading the part G w/o G wrote about airplanes above makes me wonder if this is connected to why John Travolta is not only a pilot but licensed to fly large commercial airliners. Consider


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24-03-2015, 12:11 PM
RE: Watching Scientology go down
(24-03-2015 12:09 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  reading the part G w/o G wrote about airplanes above makes me wonder if this is connected to why John Travolta is not only a pilot but licensed to fly large commercial airliners. Consider

Someone has to fly the next batch of thetan souls to the volcanoes I suppose Consider

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24-03-2015, 04:56 PM
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The science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard told his friends that the way to get really really rich would be to invent a religion. Apparently he liked his own idea because he used his science-fiction imagination to create first Dianetics, and then Scientology.

Scientology is a very successful money-grubbing scam created by a second-rate science fiction writer. I guess we should not be surprised that people can buy into it, when people buy into Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. But I sill can't get my mind around the fact that people believe this CRAP!!!

Apparently they've been known to harass and even assault people who've dared to leave their cult.

When people ask, "What's the harm in religion?" one answer is that when it is made socially unacceptable to criticize anything classified as "religion" it allows violent cults like Scientology to flourish.

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24-03-2015, 05:01 PM
RE: Watching Scientology go down
(24-03-2015 11:49 AM)Billy Bob Wrote:  Compare the reaction of the Catholic church to child abuse by priests to the reaction of Scientology to the abuse documented in Going Clear. The Catholics couldn't quite bring themselves to deny the abuses outright. Scientology simply states every allegation is a lie.
I submit that one hundred or more years ago that the Catholic church would have denied every allegation, just as Scientology has currently.
I hope that the consensus on what is ethical will keep chipping away at these belief systems.

The Alex Gibney documentary 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief' will air on HBO, Sunday March 29 at 8:00.

My sister told me about this. I have the DVR already set. Thumbsup

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24-03-2015, 06:52 PM
RE: Watching Scientology go down
daniel1948 Wrote:Scientology is a very successful money-grubbing scam created by a second-rate science fiction writer. I guess we should not be surprised that people can buy into it, when people buy into Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. But I sill can't get my mind around the fact that people believe this CRAP!!!

The documentary addresses that question somewhat.
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24-03-2015, 11:05 PM
RE: Watching Scientology go down
They've never really not been going down since the early 90s when there was an investigative piece about the group in TIME magazine. Before those times they were massively growing and able to spend the duckets to launch themselves into the pockets of government officials to be recognized.

Perhaps the Tom Cruise boom like a decade ago now gave a slim boost, at least financially but that also spread knowledge all around upon what they're actually based on. I've seen they were still shrinking because of it and not having the money to do construction projects for centers they wanted to build. I can't picture there being more harm to be done shutting them down after they were even ripped in plenty of basic cable shows throughout the past years.

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