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By Christopher Baker on Wed Apr 12 19:32:03 1995
From: LARRY SITES
Date: 10 Apr 95 11:20:00
Subj: Scientology protest 5-6
* * * * repost where appropriate * * * *
PICKET SCIENTOLOGY MAY 6
The Church of Scientology has attacked the internet;
1) rmgrouped alt.religion.scientology (a.r.s.)
2) threatened remailers who allow posts to a.r.s.
3) threatened administrators who keep a.r.s. active
4) raided the home of an a.r.s. user
5) raided anon.penet.fi and got the name of a remailer user
6) attempted to overwhelm a.r.s. with off-topic and mega-postings.
7) sent a private investigator to harass an a.r.s. user
8) attempted to hack the phone bills of a.r.s. users
9) cancelled dozens of posts from a.r.s.
10) posted untrue, hurtful material against church critics on a.r.s.
All the above is well documented in alt.religion.scientology and
This is a *worldwide* call to picket the Church of Scientology
Saturday May 6 (May 9 is Dianetics' birthday, a big holiday in
Scientology) at your nearest Scientology or Dianetics center. Do
so in a legal, safe and orderly manner to protest the church's
blatant and continuing attacks against the internet. Contact your
local police for guidelines on how to legally picket and to notify
them as to the times you will be picketing. Notify your local
media about the picket and the reason for your picketing. Provide
the media with copies of posts from a.r.s. as evidence. You can
get copies of documentation at the rnewman web page listed in my
Scientology is threatening the existence of a whole newsgroup
because they don't like what their critics are saying there.
Scientology threatens the ability of anonymous remailers to keep
their users safe. Now is the time to let the Church of
Scientology know that they can't mess with the internet.
Scottsdale [Arizona] Tribune 3/18/95
"Scientologists, Internet users square off over computer
missives" by Kelly Ettenborough
A small skirmish in the ongoing fight between Internet
users and the Church of Scientology International erupted in
the Valley this week.
Five local Internet users picketed the Church of
Scientology of Arizona, in Mesa, earlier this week to protest
the international church's efforts to close down their
"newsgroup" on the Internet.
The Internet, accessed by computer and modem, contains
about 6,000 newsgroups on different topics in which people
leave messages and information. The newsgroup in question is
alt.religion.scientology, also known as a.r.s. Earlier this
year, Scientology church officials requested it be eliminated
after copyrighted church documents were posted on the
Internet. The protesters also said the church doesn't want
any critical messages about the church posted on the
"Basically it's a freedom of speech issue where the church
decides that critics on the Internet should not have a voice,
therefore they tried to close our newsgroup down," said Jeff
Jacobsen, a Scottsdale resident and one of the protesters.
About 60 percent of the users of the newsgroup are critics
of the church, Jacobsen said.
Lisa Goodman, media relations director for the Los
Angeles-based Church of Scientology International, said
copyright infringement, not freedom of speech, is the issue.
The church filed suit against Dennis Erlich of Glendale,
Calif. after he continued posting church materials on the
In asking for the newsgroup to be shut down, a church
attorney cited the use of the church trademark "Scientology"
in its name, the release of "copyright and trade secret
violations" and "flamers" who use the forum to attack the
"They are posting illegally obtained, copyrighted church
scriptures. They don't really care about who is affected or
anything else," Goodman said. "The problem with the Internet
is it is open to abuse, and they violate the laws of the
Goodman called the messages posted by flamers a form of
hate crime. "It's not a matter of global freedom of
expression. It's cyber terrorism," she said.
Jacobsen is a local contact for Cults [sic] Awareness
Network, a group that considers Scientology a cult, but he
said the protest at the Mesa church wasn't about the church's
beliefs or teachings.
"The whole point of the Internet is the idea that freedom
of speech is the ultimate important thing. When one
newsgroup is attacked, then everyone gets upset," he said.
"It obviously goes from the Internet to the real world."
The newsgroup had not been shut down, and the response
from Internet administrators was to invite church members to
post their own messages in response to critics.
John DeNero, director of special affairs of the Church of
Scientology of Arizona, 2311 [actually 2111] W. University
Drive, Mesa, called the demonstration a curiosity. "It's not
really a local issue," he said. "It really has nothing to do
with our local church so I ask, why are they here to cause
disruption to the local church?... You have to wonder what
their real concern is."
One protester shouted at cars during the demonstration,
DeNero said, so the church called the police, who came down
and talked to them.
The protesters met on the Internet, and not all are users
of alt.religion.scientology. Internationally, the church has
about 8 million members, Goodman said. Several thousand
people in Arizona are members of the church, DeNero said.
firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Jacobsen PO Box 3541 Scottsdale AZ 85271
For Info on Scientology anonymous ftp.primenet.com /users/c/cultxpt OR
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By Christopher Baker on Wed Apr 12 19:32:25 1995
From: LARRY SITES
Date: 10 Apr 95 11:32:00
Subj: More on scientology
Interesting post actually found on alt.religion.christian. The christians
apparently don't like this upstart religion milking their cash cow. Notice
how this supposedly new scientific religion still has spooks and devils aka
body thetans. Larry
From: email@example.com (harringtonj-smtc)
Subject: Hubbard's Views On Christianity
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 1995
Hubbard's Views on Christianity
For the last several weeks, Scientology's Office of Special
Affairs has flooded alt.religion.scientology with
endorsements from purported religious scholars from various
denominations who offered their opinions that Scientology
is a religion, and not in conflict with mainstream
religions. As the testimonials are unsigned and undated,
and most of the authors are unheard of, it is difficult, if
not impossible, to authenticate these statements.
Any group that hold religious beliefs and practices can
call themselve a "religion". Jim and Tammy Baker's PTL
Club was a "religious practice", as was "Reverend" Jim
Jones and his People's Temple. In the case of the latter,
Jim Jones also had many testimonials from governmnent
officials at the local, state, and federal levels, and
"Tax-Exempt, Tax deductible" status from the IRS. The
government even sent welfare and social security checks
directly to the People Temple account.
It is not the role of any government agency to evaluate the
merits of any organization's religious beliefs and
practices. Hubbard's decision to operate under the cloak
of "religion" was motivated by his desire to avoid income
taxes and the scrutiny of the medical and mental health
New Church members are told that Scientology's policy is
to "Change no man's religion" and they are assured that
Scientology doctrine does not conflict with any other
religions, and indeed it is consistent and supportive of
ALL religions, past and present.
The Church asserts that Hubbard's writings constitute their
"Sacred Scriptures" and they are immutatable. They have
registered Hubbard's writings as "copyrighted" and some of
their "religious practices" as "trade secrets".
Hubbard's deep-rooted bigotry and cynicism toward
Christianity permeates all of his writings. Fewer than 2%
of Church members have any formal technical training in
Scientology and have never read Hubbard's views on
Christianity. It is doubtful if the religious scholars
mentioned in the OSA propaganda articles had more than a
cursory view of the public-relations oriented articles that
the Church has published in order maintain the sham of
Scientology's religious tolerance.
Unverifiable claims from religious "authorities" are
meaningless and Scientology's claim of toleration and non-
conflict with other religions can only be determined by an
analysis of Hubbard's writings. This essay was prepared
for that purpose, and in defense of the value of Christian
Ethics and exposure of the underlying mean-spiritness of
the Hubbardian dogmas.
Scientology's constant refrain that they are victims of
"Hate Crimes" and "Religious Bigotry" should be evaluated
in the light of the "Sacred Scriptures" of their Chief High
Priest and Founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
Belief or Non-Belief in a Supreme or a Supreme Being can be
a part of any religion. Scientology is essentially
atheistic. Hubbard claimed that the creation of the
physical universe was a joint venture by a group of
"thetans" (spirits) who are now the victims of amnesia,
enforced on them at the hands of hostile groups who
obliterated their memories with electronic mind-control and
encapsulated their consciousness in a body.
In the Hubbardian cosmology, modern-day psychiatrists and
medical doctors were the ancient nemesis who invaded
galaxies and planets and enslaved the populaces. They,
(the "Psychs") introduced religious concepts and symbols
and incorporated them into their electronic mind-control
techniques. The Church invests a substantial amount of
manpower and finances into their Holy War to expose and
exterminate Hubbard's ancient enemies.
In the 1950's, Hubbard wrote a series of newsletter about
his technical "discoveries" and called them PABS
(Professional Auditor Bulletins). In PAB 31 Hubbard
"Religion does much to keep the assumption in
restimulation, being basically a control mechanism used
by those who have sent the preclear into a body. You
will find the cross as a symbol all over the universe,
and the Christ legend as implant in preclears a million
In the same article, Hubbard infers that Jesus Christ was
an agent of a mind-control organization that was imported
"A few operating thetans -scarcity- could lead to
trouble. Witness the chaos resulting from the
activities and other determinism technology of one
operating thetan, 2,000 years ago. It is despicable
and utterly beneath contempt to tell a man he must
repent, that he is evil. Those who talk most about
peace on earth and good-will among men themselves carry
forward the seas of unrest, war and chaos."
Hubbard claimed that he was Guatama Siddharta, the founder
of Buddhism. In "Hymn of Asia" he stated that he addressed
the Buddhist Congress in London in 1955 and inferred he was
the future Buddha that was predicted in the Pali Canon. In
Certainty magazine, Vol. 5, No. 10, he writes of his
achievements as the Buddha, and positions himself as a
contender with Jesus Christ:
"Two and a half thousand years ago a handful of clears
civilized half a billion people. What if we were all
clear. Neither Lord Buddha nor Jesus Christ were OT's
according to the evidence. They were just a shade
In HCO bulletin of 18 July 1959 Hubbard wrote as a
"The whole Christian movement is based on the victim.
Compulsion of the overt-motivator sequence. They won
by appealing to victims. We can win by converting
victims. Christianity succeeded by making people into
victims. We can succeed by making victims into
Hubbard's criticism of Christian confessionals is utter
hypocriscy, in view of his organization's policy of leaking
the contents of confessionals and transgressions culled
from the confidential records of dissident present and
former church members. In HCO bulletin 21 Jan 1960 he
"Some Churches used a mechanism of confession. This was
a limited effort to relieve a person of the pressure of
his overt acts. Later the mechanism of confession was
employed as a kind of blackmail by which increased
contribution could be obtained from the person
Hubbard continued his "research" on the insidious genesis
of Christianity and in the "Heaven" bulletin of 11 May 1963
he released his latest "objective" findings which were:
"Based on over a thousand hours of research auditing,
analyzing the facsimiles of the reactive mind, and with
the help of a Mark V Electrometer. It is scientific
research and is not in any way based upon the mere
opinion of the researcher...The contents of this HCO
bulletin discover the apparent underlying impulses of
religious zealotism and the source of the religious
mania which terrorized Earth over the ages and has
given religion the appearance of insanity."
In his much touted 1950 book, "Dianetics, the Modern
Science of Mental Health", Hubbard asserted that "engrams"
were the root cause of ALL human abberations and
psychosomatic illnesses. With his news discoveries of what
transpired in Heaven, Hubbard offered a new cause of the
"The Goals-Problems-Mass (GPM) implants, which are the
apparent basic source of abberation and human travail,
which began with the goal to Forget, were cynically
done `in Heaven'.
Hubbard dismissed the concerns of some members about his
disparagement and cynicism about other religions:
"For a long while, some people have been cross with me
for my lack of cooperation in believing in a Christian
Heaven, God and Christ. I have never said I didn't
disbelieve in a Big Thetan but there was certainly
something very corny about Heaven et al. Now I have to
apologize. There was a Heaven. Not too unlike, in
cruel betrayal, the heaven of the Assassins in the 12th
Century who, like everyone else, dramatized the whole
track implants - if a bit more so. The symbol of the
crucified Christ is very apt indeed. It's the symbol
of a thetan betrayed."
Hubbard describes the incident as occuring 43+ trillion
years ago. The stunned thetan was placed in a doll body
and transported to Heaven in a ship. Over a period of one
trillion years, the thetan was given a series of electronic
implants, containing the phrases To Forget, To Remember, To
Hubbard described the terrain of Heaven:
"The gates of the first series are well done, well
built. An avenue of statues of saints leads up to
them. The gate pillars are surmounted by marble
angels. The entering grounds are very well kept, laid
out like Bush Gardens in Pasadena, so often seen in the
movies. Aside from the implant boxes which lie across
from each other on the walk there are other noises and
sounds as though the saints are defending and
"The second series, probably in the same place, shows
what a trillion years of overt acts does (or is an
additional trick to collapse one's time). The place is
shabby. The vegetation is gone. The pillars are
scruffy. The saints have vanished. So have the
angels. A sign on one (the left as you enter) says
`This is Heaven'. The right has a sign "Hell" with an
arrow and inside the grounds one can see the
excavations like archaeological diggings with the raw
terraces, that lead to "Hell". Plain wire fencing
encloses the place. There is a sentry box beside and
outside the right pillar. The roadway `leading up' to
the gates is deeply eroded. An effigy of Joseph,
complete with desert clothing is seen approaching the
gates (but not moving) leading a donkey which `carries'
the original Madonna and child from `Bethlehem'. The
implanting boxes lie on either side of this `entering'
path at path level."
"Further, we have our hands on an appalling bit of
technology where the world is concerned. With rapidity
and a Meter it can be shown that Heaven is a false
dream and that the old religion was based on very
painful lie, cynical betrayal."
Hubbard was living in England at the time and his
"breakthrough" was considered of major significance. His
discovery of Heaven inspired the "poet laureate" of
Scientology, Julian Cooper, to write:
"They that worship Jesus nailed upon a cross above an
While an old priest chants....
Do they know what they worship?
Do they know why they worship?
Can they recognize what they worship?
Bondage of unconfronted facsimiles implanted so as to
control and invalidate, is what they worship."
Hubbard abandoned Dianetics as the solution to an Un-Clear
world after his discovery of the Heaven incident and the
nature of the Goals-Problems-Mass implant. He spent the
next five years "researching" the pattern of the implants
and in 1967-68 he made another series of "discoveries"
which are now know as "OT2" and "OT3". Hubbard wrote
voluminous notes on the command phrases contained in the
GPM implants, which he claimed were universal in nature.
Church members undergoing initiation on these levels are
required to mentally repeat these phrases until their
effects are nullified.
Hubbard's "major" breakthrough in this period was his
discovery that human bodies are actually the result of the
melding of thetans during a psychiatrically-inspired
implant 76 million years ago. Hubbard wrote that a
galactic despot, Xenu, rounded up the population of 76
planets in this sector of the galaxy and transported them
to Earth, placed them in volcanoes, and exploded H-bombs,
then subjected them to 36 days of electronic implanting,
including the "Christianity" and "Heaven" implant. This
incident created "Body Thetans" (BT/s), beings who were
attached to other beings or human beings. They monitor
one's thought and impede one's life. Hubbard developed a
technique for exorcizing these Body Thetans.
In 1978 Hubbard made another "Breakthrough!" which he
called NOTS (New-Era Dianetics for OTs). Hubbard developed
new techniques for dealing with BTs who were comatose or
did not respond to his 1968 exorcizing techniques. Hubbard
claimed that a human body was actually a mass of BTs who
were comatose and diseases were simply BTs who were acting
against the person. Hubbard claimed that eradicating these
BTs from on or near the body would result in the creation
of a Supra-Human, an Operating Thetan, capable of
telepathic and telekinetic powers, without the need for a
Following the government raids of Hubbard's Secret
Intelligence offices, he went into hiding, never to be seen
In May 1980 he wrote the OT VIII, Confidential, Student
Briefing bulletin wherein he summarized his ancient role in
the never-ending fight against the psychiatric implanters.
"With the exception of the original Buddhism, virtually
all religions of any consequence on this planet, mono-
and pantheistic alike, have been instruments to speed
the progress of the "evolution of consciousness" and
bring about the eventual enslavement of mankind."
Hubbard restates his claim of his prior existence as the
Buddha and remarks about Christ and Christianity:
"For those of you whose Christian toes I may have
stepped on, let me take the opportunity to disabuse you
of some lovely myths. For instance, the historic Jesus
was not nearly the sainted figure he has been made out
to be. In addition to being a lover of young boys and
men, he was given to uncontrollable bursts of temper
and hatred that belied the general message of love,
understanding and other typical Marcab PR. You have
only to look at the history his teachings have inspired
to see where it all inevitably leads. It is historic
fact and yet man still clings to the ideal, so deep and
insidious is the biological implanting."
It should be pointed out that some present and former
church members have disputed the authenticity of this
bulletin and claimed that it was a "forgery" written to
"embarass" the church. Church officials have remained
silent about it. The authenticity of the statements should
be evaluated in the light of Hubbard's previous statements
about the subject matter. His defamatory remarks about
people's sexual habits are part of a long pattern in his
dealings with people he considered his "enemies".
Church members, staff and public, who have been exposed to
Hubbard's "Upper Levels" writings are required to sign non-
disclosure agreements for the rest of their lifes, in or
outside of the Church. The Church has registered Hubbard's
Upper Level exorcism techniques as its "trade secrets".
The Church aggressively attacks former members who discuss
Hubbard's techniques. In statements made to the media
after a former Church minister; Dennis Erlich, posted
essays critical of Hubbard's doctrines; Karin Pouw, Church
of Scientology International Public Relations Director
said: "He deliberately defiled them in the computer,
equivalent of desecrating a House of Worship with offensive
On 13 Feb 1995, the Church obtained a writ of seizure from
a Federal Court and seized files and computer disks from
Erlich's residence, alleging Erlich had "infringed" on
their copyrights and violated the terms of the non-
disclosure of trade secrets agreement that he executed when
he was a church member in 1978.
Commenting to the media after the raid, Warren L. McShane,
president of the Religious Technology Center, the Keeper of
Hubbard's copyrights and trade secrets, reiterated the
necessity of keeping Hubbard's techniques away from the
minds of the uninitiated:
"McShane said the church had every right to aggressively
protect its text. And, he said, certain advanced texts
could "do harm" if studied by people not yet deemed
ready for them by church officials. `It's like jumping
in an 18-wheeler and not knowing how to drive," McShane
said, adding, "Spiritually, a person has to be ready
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By Christopher Baker on Wed Apr 12 19:32:37 1995
From: LARRY SITES
Date: 10 Apr 95 11:36:00
Subj: Scientology defined
In prior article to alt.religion.scientology,
av282@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Martin G. V. Hunt) posted:
What is Scientology?
Scientology is a dangerous, mindbending cult that was
established in the 1950's by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard and
presents a grave threat to the concepts and tenets of
freedom and democracy. Scientology has, as its basic
purpose, the destruction of freedom and the erosion of
human rights on the way to making money; it uses any means
possible to achieve this end, including legal harassment,
verbal and physical threats, hiding under the cover of
"religion", and thought reform so complete that to talk to
anyone brainwashed by the cult is to talk to little more
than the mouthed platitudes of mechanical zombies.
Scientology has evolved its own language that is little
more than meaningless, incomprehensible ravings to
rational, educated minds. This newspeak is a form of
semantic control, used by the church to extract profit,
either in money or personnel resources from its hapless,
brainwashed victims and to serve PR functions to fool the
public. Scientology is a totalitarian and fascist system
that sees freedom of speech as an arch enemy, and freedom
of thought as a personal attack, deserving of every means
to stop it dead, sometimes literally. An example of this
newspeak is the unfounded claim by the cult to be a
"church"; Scientology is a cult, not a church.
Based on science fiction and fantasy, the cult's teachings
are little more than a thinly concealed attempt at making
huge sums of money for the people at the top of the cult.
Near the end of his life, Ronald Hubbard was reported to
be making as much as one million dollars per week. Hubbard
is documented as having said that the best way to make a
lot of money is to invent a religion, and that is exactly
what he did with the cult of Scientology.
A mainstay of the cult's writings are based upon a kind of
pseudo-science that gives one the clear impression that it
is the 1930's. Many of these writings talk down to their
audience as if they were wholly ignorant of basic facts
about geology, biology, medicine, and other branches of
general knowledge and science. The lamentable truth is
that the cult's brainwashed victims are actually willing to
defend these bits of fantasy as established scientific
fact, against all reason and logic; one such delusion is
In "auditing", Scientology charges huge amounts of money to
hook the indoctrinees up to a crude resistor-based bridge
ohmmeter and ask bizarre questions about what supposedly
happened to them millions, billions or even trillions of
years ago on this and other planets. This "treatment"
(also called "metering" by the cult) is supposed to cure
all manner of ailments, both physical and psychological,
for astronomical prices. The total cost of going from "raw
meat", as the cult disparagingly calls the public, to
"OT-8" is estimated to cost over $250,000.00 US. The cult
also uses another form of this "auditing" process, called
"security-checking" to obtain very personal information
about the follower's sex lives and criminal history (if
any), which is then used for security purposes as potential
blackmail to keep people quiet about the illegal activities
of the cult should they ever escape its semantic entrapment
long enough to resume their former lives.
The litigious nature of the controversial cult of
Scientology is well known and reported in the literature on
this dangerous cultic phenomenon. Scientologists have, as
one of their basic policies, the destruction of anyone who
is perceived by this paranoid schizophrenic organization as
being an "enemy", and baseless lawsuits, sometimes
involving frames, are used for this purpose. An enemy is
anyone who, in the eyes of the cult, denigrates the cult in
any way; thus critics are subject to multitudes of
frivolous lawsuits, threats, strong-arm tactics, and
outright physical attacks. For this reason, suggestions
have been put forward to ban Scientology from the courts
for barratrous abuses.
Scientology, while trying desperately to maintain a PR
facade of sweetness and light, in reality call their public
by such derogatory names as "raw meat", "bodies", and
"WOGs"; these same people are thought to be so
inconsequential to the cult that they are "body routed"
into the organization, as they are thought to have no self
determination or free will whatsoever, and thus no rights.
The "raw meat" are fit for little more than indoctrination
using simple hand motions like the children's game of pat-
a-cake, according to the cult, as they are too far down the
cult's "tone scale", a list of all the emotional states a
person is capable of, to be treated as human beings.
Interestingly, this "tone scale" of all human states and
emotions fails to contain either happiness or freedom --
the stated goals of Hubbard's so-called "religion".
The charade of hiding behind a religious cover even goes as
far as installing pews and an altar in most of its
buildings; however, these are seldom actually used until
an investigation by a taxation branch brings down the order
from above to "make this place look churchy" by using the
pews and dressing up a cult indoctrinator as a "minister".
Pretending to be a religion serves two purposes within the
cult; escaping the charge of medical malpractice and
avoiding legitimate taxation within the host country the
cult has infiltrated. The hope for the future is that more
countries will stand up to this tactic with protective
Scientology hides behind the facade of a "religion", yet to
the cult indoctrinees and those "in the know", this is
merely seen as a way to avoid taxation and hassles over
using the "auditing" techniques for stated medical
purposes. The medical community has long been trying to
curtail this cult's dangerous pseudo-medical practices,
such as the "purification rundown" and the use of the
"e-meter" for healing everything from backaches to bad
eyesight. For this reason, the cult perceives a need to
hide under the cover of religion, while at the same time
calling itself a "science of mind" to gain credence on the
the coattails of legitimate medicine. In addition, the
cult has a policy of discrediting, attacking, and suing the
medical and psychiatric communities, as they were perceived
as enemies by the paranoid Hubbard; he was at one time
diagnosed as being mentally unstable by a psychiatrist, and
thus he conceived a hatred for the healing professions.
Although the cult of Scientology often makes irrational and
unscientific claims for medical treatment and healing, the
reality is that these "effects" can all be easily explained
by the placebo effect and by the crushing effects of
complete thought reform, sleep deprivation, dietary
control, semantic disturbances, and milieu control exacted
by the cult on its victims. These brainwashing techniques
lead the victim to "attest" to all forms of miraculous
"cures"; if written "attests" are not made, then the poor
"preclear" is sent off to "ethics" -- an action that every
Scientologist fears. In fact, Scientology has a specific
policy on people who do not "improve". They are seen as
being evil, suppressive, or a source of trouble; thus if
the cult's efforts fail, the "preclear" is held entirely
responsible in a kind of catch-22 situation, and made even
more of a victim.
There are two faces to Scientology; one for public
consumption, and an entirely different one, hidden from
public view, for those "in the know". The public is told
that Hubbard is "just a human", and that the cult does not
treat of religion; but the fact is that Hubbard is known
to be God once one has been brainwashed into the "upper
levels". The public is given a PR story that the cult is a
"religion", all the teaching are "belief", and all gains
are "spiritual" in nature. Nevertheless, the indoctrinated
know, or rather are brainwashed into believing, that
Scientology is a workable method for treating human
ailments, both medical and psychiatric, and every word of
Hubbard's science-fictionlike scribblings, no matter how
ludicrous, are "scientifically proven facts" referred to as
"source" or, more significantly, "Source", and thoroughly
researched. This "research" in fact involved Hubbard
sitting down at a typewriter and writing whatever came to
mind, a skill he developed while writing pulp science
Scientology is well known for publishing various "codes"
and "creeds" of a lofty and humanitarian nature, but the
cult does not adhere to these altruistic statements in the
smallest degree; they are just more PR material to make
the cult look good in the eyes of a sceptical and
increasingly hostile public.
As time goes on, and more people lose their children,
relatives, and friends to this dangerous, lawless, immoral,
and litigious cult, legislation will surely be enacted in
the free democratic countries of the world to limit its
pernicious effect upon our society. Every time a
brainwashed cultist wakes up to wonder what happened to the
last few years of his or her life, and steps out of the
shadows into the bracing sunlight of freedom of speech and
thought, another nail is hammered into the coffin of this
ugly phenomenon. The Scientology cult itself admits this;
it says it has a problem with its "field" (the public)
being "muddy" (hard to expand into). One can only hope
that as time goes by, the cult will grow more distant from
the paranoid and schizophrenic man who created it; already
the cult has gone through its reformation, of sorts, as
slightly more liberal minded groups have split off from the
cult and set up their own operations.
Former members of this cult are requested to speak out
against it; tell the world the dark secrets of the "SO"
and the "RPF". The SO is the Sea Org; a heavily
controlled slave-like segment of the cult that signs
billion year service contracts for wages lower than the
average income of third-world countries. The RPF is the
deceptively named Rehabilitation Project Force, a dark,
secret, and hidden section of the cult used for punishing
"downstat" members. Every recruit is irrationally expected
to increase their production every week or they become
"downstat", having falling statistics for production. The
RPF is similar to a concentration camp; some of the
unfortunate wights who end up here do not see the light of
day for years. The RPFers for the Los Angeles Cedars of
Lebanon Centre are imprisoned in cavern-like tunnels
extending under the streets of Los Angeles, fed on a
starvation diet of beans and rice, forced to work up to 125
hours a week, are not allowed to speak, and are dressed in
filthy grey rags. There is an even darker and more secret
organization for punishing "downstat" members called the
"RRPF", or Ron's RPF; if anyone out there has experiences
to relate of this cruel section of the cult, they are
encouraged to speak out against this flagrant abuse of
basic human rights.
If you, the gentle reader have information of torture,
inhumane treatment, murder, or other nefarious behavior or
human rights abuses by this cult, then let the world
know -- don't let what happened to you or people who were
in the cult with you happen to another person out of
ignorance of just how evil this cult really is. Fear not
reprisals; people who have escaped the cult number in the
hundreds of thousands! It has been estimated that there
are several times more "disaffected" Scientologists than
there are people trapped in the cult at present.
The author of this FAQ shall, in all likelihood, be
attacked by the cult for writing this, but this tactic will
not serve. For the author believes so strongly in the
truth that nothing shall swerve him from this path. In
this world, we must fight for what we believe in; for if we
turn a blind eye to the dictator or to those who would
limit our freedoms, then we shall be forever on the
retreat, and we shall end up having a life not worth
living. Let this be a call to arms, "for we have nothing
to fear but fear itself".
Cogito, ergo sum. Martin Hunt, firstname.lastname@example.org
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