Scientology expose

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  1. 'tween_fly_ways

    'tween_fly_ways Moderator Moderator

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    Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

    Cruising Amazon I ran across this book. I thought I had a decent understanding of the scientology phenomenon at least. . .but no.

    This is a well sourced review of L. Ron Hubbard's life and the history of Scientology by a New Yorker investigative reporter. I was stunned at the details.

    The power of man to participate in his own intellectual humiliation is astounding.
     
  2. cootmeurer

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    If you are interested, probably ought to buy a copy soon.

    Heard yesterday that it will not be printed/sold in Canada or the UK for fear of libel. Doesn't sound like like they really have any ground to stand on - but the Mother Church is willing to spend a TON of $$ to suppress it.
     
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    Very interesting, thanks.:tu
     
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    Apparently, there are a lot of books in the last few years on those that have escaped. Have you had the chance to read any yet? I was (as I said) stunned. Not only that they continue to exist in America, but that they prosper, have defeated the IRS (the IRS!), and infiltrated the State Dept. and other government agencies which has allowed them to bully countries that formerly defined them (appropriately in my opinion) as a cult (Germany, UK, etc).
     
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    Just finished it- condensed review

    A - Ron Hubbard was a pathological liar and borderline delusional schizophrenic

    B - Those that replaced him were organized criminals running a Ponzi scheme

    C - Scientology should be attacked using RICO, because it has all the hallmarks of organized crime.

    D - The walking dead my already exist as brainless zombies working for SEA ORG
     
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    Haven't, but need to.

    Has certainly piqued my interest.
     

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