From: email@example.com (James Price)
Subject: Scientology Exposed
Date: 5 Nov 90 05:55:27 GMT
Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org (James Price)
Organization: Portland State University, Portland, OR
The Church of Scientology in Three Acts
Anyone who doesn't know the history of Scientology, henceforth known
by its fruit, will find it here.
L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Curch of Scientology, started as a
madcap if boring science fiction writer, and was even a friend of Phillip
K. Dick in the 50's. Dick later satirized Scientology in a story in which
the founder of a world cult, named Elron Hu, knows great ambition.
Elron Hu, at the time a used car salesman, bets he could create a church
overnight, $50 says so. Within 20 years, he has tapped into the loneliness,
the desperate desires of humanity to have grown a fortune and divorce himself
from consensus reality. Probably shizophrenic, Hubbard's crazy schemes and
lunatic visions, mad plans of ambition quickly brought a large following,
and before a dozen or two books of his prose, carefully polished during his
earlier career as a sci-fi author were sold he was set. His wealth overflowing
and inflowing from the international branches of Scientology, Hubbard took
to sea with an elite Sea-Org made up mostly of hot, sexy, pretty young women,
decked in saiing suits, brass all, reminiscint of Hubbard's stint in the
Navy (for which he later claimed was given innumeral medals; none were really
awarded him). With a hodge-podge of philosophy, conspiracy, and psychology,
his illogical but drugging books poured ceaselessly out, like a bad dream.
I could tell you of the 2 times I went in for their "free personality
test". The people stand out in front, and carney you into coming in for
a "free" personality test. Only will take 20 mins they say. (I think it would
have to take at very least one hour, as you need to mark 200 questions with
your answers. At 3 a minute this is over an hour. Then they grade it and
plot your personality graph on a chart. I have done a close comparison of
the chart and the test and it is easily broken, tho they won't tell you about
it. Every tenth queston applies to a catagory (Aggressiveness+ or Passive(-))
and the idea is if you check the N+10th questions, you can find out what
they EXPECT you to say. If you don't "dread the thought of death" you are
given a point in the Depression catagory, etc. I had a great time going
through the test and finding out what they wanted you to say, and didn't
want you to say. Now, when your test is graded, they take you into a private
office and "explain" it to you, and then try to sigh you up for remedial
sessions of their mixed up counseling.
They try to get you to buy a book, or a class, or some time on the E-meters
(more on theose later) and to sign this contract. Called the Covenant.
I will work for the Church of Scientology for (1.5) (2) (5) check one
years without expectation of a guarenteed pay (buried in legalese to sign,
not read) or I will revoke full PUBLIC price for all therapy sessions I have
If you try to get out, BOOM, they charge ya going rate, which ain't cheap.
That is. they charge you the public price for evrything you've done.
People have put over $50,000 into therapy in a single man/year. And that's
club prices. I said, no way I'm gonna sign, so they brought in they Heavy.
Heavy> Here you sign these now OK. Do it!
Me > No way man, I'm outta here....
Heavy> Look at this. (takes out E-meter. Fiddles and tweaks dials, seems to
self-consciously look at lighted indicators.) HOLD THESE!
ME > (thinkin- isn't that jus a voltometer? yes, it is, hmm..)
Sure. (Hold them)
Heavy> I'm gonna pinch you now, and it will set off engrams and make the
ME > OK, (hmm, if he does, why don't I let go the cans just a little with
my palms, and the needle DROPS, a little.
we repeat it, he doesn't understand why it won't work. I say it must not
really work, cruise.
Second time I seen two friends going in, couldn't keep them out, so I went
in with them. ! hr to take the test. Mine came out nearly optimum, I played
the system. Theirs were looking pretty bad. Did I mention the total fiction
and hyperbole on film they make you watch in a little theater? So they tried
to squeeze Friend A for a $50 hardcvr book, Friend B too smart. 3 hours later,
no lie, we escaped with the excuse of going to move the car, after the trick
for moving it for the meter didn't trick the Gestapo guards. They realized I
wasn't going for it so they singled me out, took 2 friends into room to grade,
and told me that I did "know where the door is at". Said I wasn't leaving
without them, they said I have to. I said Ok, let me tell them I was going.
No. I'll wait then. Sit down and make them drag me out. They retreated,
asking me to take a seat. I went to the BBoard while unattended, and posted
was a very embarsassing:
(70 lines: I, xxx yyy did act in extreme cowardice and betrayed not
only my org but my duty to it. My obligation to the org comes before
all else, etc, etc, ad nauseum...)
Caught, the girl screeched, "WHAT do you think you're doing THERE!?!"
I said, "i was reading this public msg, this one here that says, May It
Be Publically Known, msg above."
She asked me to be seated, after a legtrh of time my friends and I escaped.
To this day I believe that a large gorilla in the center got the nod to come
after me, subversive that I was, and thought I saw him tailing us to the car.
A very unnerving time.......
"Scientology" is a amorphous mass of pseudo-science, bunk, fabrication,
dreams of a madman. Even L. Ron's death was mysterious; he may have been
dead for years before Sci,Inc. admitted it, in their famous news release:
(paraphrs) "The entity known as L. Ron Hubbard no longer has need for the
encumberance of a physical form". He is now like an energy creature, pure
knowledge, truth, beauty, justice and wisdom I suppose. The scramble to
consolidate the holdings must have been intesense, oh, the power struggles.
My apologies for such a long post; flames and comments to