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Discussion in 'Scientology and Anonymous' started by Queer fag, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. slobeck Member

  2. Anonymous Member

    sure, and he would wash your feet also
  3. Herro Member

  4. Anonymous Member

    who is Jebus?

    what is The ancient title of Jerusalem?
  5. Anonymous Member

    who is Jebus?

    something to do with Al Gore's campaign?
  6. Anonymous Member

    i dont get the problem with scientology, i myself wish to join . you bunch of knobs ...
  7. veravendetter Member

  8. Anonymous Member

    I keep trying to enter in the title, BUT IT'S NOT WORKING!!!!!
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  9. Anonymous Member

    Scientology?

    whyweprotest.net/Main_Page
  10. Anonymous Member

    whyweprotest.net/Main_Page
  11. veravendetter Member

  12. Anonymous Member

    You're not the kind of person who jumps on the bandwagon, huh? I see.....
  13. Anonymous Member

    google HowStuffWorks"CultRecruitment"by Julia Layton
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  14. Anonymous Member

    If ever there was a thread to hand over to the Dome, this be it.
  15. Anonymous Member

    No! give it a chance to develop.
  16. Anonymous Member

    spiritualabuse.org/articles/recovery - not specific to SCN but does detail leaving a cult
  17. Anonymous Member

    Here are some books written about it:

    A Piece of Blue Sky, Jon Atack, 1990
    L. Ron Hubbard Messiah or Madman, Russell Miller, 1987
    Bare-Faced Messiah, Russell Miller, 1988
    Religion Inc. , Stewart Lamont, 1986
    The Autobiography of Margery Wakefield, 1996
    The Road to Xenu, Margery Wakefield, 1991
    Understanding Scientology, Margery Wakefield, 1991

    More can be found at xenu.net/archive/books
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  18. Anonymous Member

    interesting facts (according to Google)

    first anti Scientology book published was called The Mind Benders, by Cyril Vosper, 1971.

    followed by lawsuits, harassment, threats to public libraries and book stores

    He passed away in 2004.
  19. Anonymous Member

    also
    Scandal of Scientology by Paulette Cooper
    Blown For Good by Marc Headley
    My Billion Year Contract by Nancy Many
    Abuse at the Top by Amy Scobee
    The Miscavige Legal Statements by Larry Brennan
  20. Anonymous Member

    He was charged in 1987 for false imprisonment (deprogramming) of German Scientologist Barbara Scwartz. He was running a cult exit program.
  21. Anonymous Member

    Marty Rathbun's Barbara Schwarz?
  22. Anonymous Member

    Counterfeit Dreams, by Jeff Hawkins, (2010?)
    The Complex, by John Duignan
    Scientology: The Now Religion, by George Malko
    Inside Scientology by Robert Kaufman, 1972 - revised in 1995 to Inside Scientology/Dianetics and released on-line one year before his death
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  23. Anonymous Member

    The Mind Benders, by Cyril Vosper, 1971
  24. Anonymous Member

  25. Anonymous Member

    New : Inside Scientology, by Janet Reitman
  26. Anonymous Member

    see above listed references
  27. Anonymous Member

    ITT: How much you guys suck for not wanting to be on Scientology.

    I myself want to join. (!)
  28. FerrisWheel. Member

    Join , and get bankrupt . LOL@U
  29. Anonymous Member

    Books

    The Mind Benders, by Cyril Vosper, 1971
    Inside Scientology, by Robert Kaufman, 1972
    Religion, Inc., by Stewart Lamont, 1986
    L. Ron Hubbard Messiah or Madman, by Russell Miller, 1987
    Bare Faced Messiah, by Russell Miller, 1988
    A Piece of Blue Sky, by Jon Atack, 1990
    The Road to Xenu, by Margery Wakefield, 1991
    Understanding Scientology, by Margery Wakefield, 1991
    Inside Scientology/Dianetics, by Robert Kaufman, 1995
    The Autobiography of Margery Wakefield, 1996
    The Scandal of Scientology, by Paulette Cooper (?)
    Blown for Good, by Mark Headley (?)
    My Billion Year Contract, by Nancy Many, (2009?)
    Abuse at The Top, by Amy Scobee
    The Miscavige Legal Statements, by Larry Brennan
    Scientology: The Now Religion, by George Malko
    The Complex, by Jon Duignan, 2008
    Counterfeit Dreams, by Jeff Hawkins
    (New) Inside Scientology, by Janet Reitman
    (In progress) Bad Faith: Scientology's War on The World, by Jonny Jacobsen
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  30. DeathHamster Member

    An oldie from ARS:

    Entheta wrote:

    If Christians were to use Scientologist methods...

    You are contacted in the streets by "missionaries", asking you to fill a "personal ethics" test. Whathever the results of this test is, you are told that you carry the burden of a lot of sins. The Church can help you to get
    rid of these sins and live a better life. Feeling somewhat guilty for all these sins, you decide to pay a visit to that Church. Inside of it there are numerous pictures of a smiling bearded man. You are told that He is Jesus Christ and that His writings is the essential basis for you to get a better, free of sins, life. The people inside the Church look all happy singing wonderful cantics, and are all friendly towards you.

    However, you are told that before reaching the sinless status, you have a lot of stages to go through. You first are offered to follow a beginner's course on "prayer". Prayer is the basic tool to get rid of sins. Praying courses are organised at several levels. In the lowest levels, you have to learn how to memorize texts. In other courses, you will learn how to recitate prayers, with the suitable voice tone. Other sessions are provided, where you learn how to pray in your house, at work, on travel. You also have to learn a lot of actual prayers. For each prayer or course you have to take, there is a price tag. You have to go through all of them if you want to progress towards the sinless status. The Church has also developped a praying tool to help you keeping track of the number of prayers you have recitated. This tool is based on numerous patents established by the Church. Basically, it looks like some pearls made of a special alloy linked by kind of highly resistant chain.

    To demonstrate your mastering in the praying techniques, you have to pass exams, recitating the prayers you have learned, under the stress of time and voluntary disturbances by priests. You pay for these exams. After reciting the same prayers again and again you feel somewhat better, and relieved of a bit of your initial guilt. Prayers work!

    After some times you have been going to the Church, you are required to isolate in a room with a priest to confess your sins. It is the only way to actually get rid of them. The priest writes down all your confessed sins in your "paroissial records". Each confession session costs you money.

    While you progress towards the sinless status, you are told that the Church founder has left a kind of testimony, referred to as "The Bible". It explains what sins are, but it is also believed to contain mysterious secrets, like the origin of our very universe! However, the Bible is not something that is given freely to anybody. There are only a few full copies, heavily protected in special Churches.While you progress toward the sinfree status, you will get only a few pages at a time. Learning too much of these secrets of the universe sat a time without the proper preparation could kill you!

    So while you progress in the Church, you learn more and more from this Bible. For each new chapter you receive, you have to follow a course that prepares you. Each course costs you money, in addition to the sums you have to pay to continue learning new prayers and the mandatory confessing sessions.

    Each step you go forward, you learn more and more amazing things from the Bible : The 10 Commandments, how Jesus was killed by the Romans (BTW, the Church is engaged in worldwide campaign to get rid of the city of Rome, the source of all sins). The further you get, the more amazing it becomes. Jesus was able to walk on the water. If you continue to the following steps in the Church, you will be able to do like Him! You will able to multiplicate breads, to heal wounds, to resurrect people!

    Going through all of this, you have finally reached the sinless status (although you do not feel very different from what you used to be and are not able to walk on water). But if the Church says so, then let it be.

    At this point, you learn that the sinless state is just a milestone in your spiritual progression. You have just entered a new cycle where you will become an OS (Operating Soul). Then only will you be able to accomplish the same miracles as Jesus did. So you start your OS cycle. A first, you learn that you are not just a biological being, but there is something called a "soul" inside you. Unfortunately, a guy called Adam and a girl called Eva, many years ago, on a distant place called "Paradise" made a terrific mistake that created all the sins we know. It has something to do with an evil galactic snake called Xevil, that is now trapped inside a gigantic buried apple (or something along these lines). The souls of the previous sinners have remainded after their death and thousands of these souls, called "body souls", are clustered in various parts of your own body. To get rid of them, and be an Operating Soul, you have to learn a lot of new prayers (each costing $), and recitate these prayers to each body soul, until all have taken conscience of their sins and flown elsewhere. But you are stimulated by the lot of written testimonies from more advanced Church members that attest having been able to walk on water or multiplicate breads!

    You also learn one the most protected secrets of the Church : there is a supreme being above Jesus, and His name is God, the father of Jesus. You are not allowed to tell that to sinners, not even to discuss that with lower ranking Church members. Learning this all enlightning secret has cost you 100,000s of $, but that was all worth it. If you want to be saved at the time of the Great Judgement you have to become a permanent member of Church, for the billions of years to come. This also implies that you are ready to work 16 hours a day for the Church, for an almost nil salary. But what are a few years of sacrifice to get an eternal life?

    With your growing participation to the Church, you have noticed that non Church members (sinners) look weirder and weirder to you. Embeded in their material life, with their sinfull activities governed by their body souls, you do not feel the same communion that you have with the other member of the Church. Little by little, you start to deconnect from your non Church friends. Your husband does not understand why you spend so much money and time away from home. Your priest has recommended that you take a break from your husband : he is braking your progression towards Salvation with his sinning mind.

    You also have noticed that one of your closest friends, a high ranked priest of the Church has suddenly disapeared. You are ordered not to have any communication with her anymore. But you can not prevent to talk to her while meeting her once on the street. She tells you that she has dared criticise the Bible regarding the evolution of mankind, the science showing that the man has evolved from the ape, while the Bible affirms that the man was created by God. For saying that, she has been ordered to perform lowly "penitence" tasks during several days, until she was completely exhausted. These days have helped her seing clearly what the Church was : a monstrous scam to get money from believers, and that the teachings of the Bible should be free ot everyone. She has been excommunicated from the Church. Having dared to tell his stories to newspapers, she is now the victim of a large blackmail campaign, where all the sins she has confessed, and other invented sins are revealed anonymously to his close friends or his employer. Her life has become a wreckage and the limited amount of money and energy that remained her is taken by different court cases the Church has involved her in. One of these case revolves around copyright infiringement : she has put scanned copies of Bible verses on an Internet site.

    Her testimony opens your eyes : you have given a lot of money to the Church, have disconnected from your friends, your family, your former job. What have you got? The promise of a better afterlife, but how can you trust a promise from people that have obviously been lying to you ? Your are still not able to walk on the water and are repeatedly told that this will come after you have performed the next (paying) cycle. So you decide to call it quit. But are you ready to face all the harassment that excommunicated sinner have to go through?

    Entheta
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  31. Loki's spawn Member

    Lol, that's awesome, DH.
  32. Anonymous Member

    HowCultsWork.com has a lot of info.
  33. Anonymous Member

    Abuse at The Top, by Amy Scobee was released in 2010
  34. Anonymous Member

    The Scandal of Scientology, by Paulette Cooper, 1971
    also see Paulette Cooper.com
  35. Anonymous Member

    beginners courses are about $100.00 to $200.00, then it gets more and more expensive, high pressure controlling recruiters who work hard to get you to trust them, buy, buy, buy, or join staff -- howcultswork.com explains this
  36. Anonymous Member

    its expensive and you get brainwashed
  37. Anonymous Member

    Why is this thread still going? OP troll left long ago.
  38. Anonymous Member

    Protip: Studying a subject won't hurt you.

    Unless you're a weak & whiny lil' bitch...

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  39. Anonymous Member

    Brainwashing - the application of coercive techniques to change the values and perceptions and judgements, and subsequent mindsets and behaviors of one or more people. Usually for political, financial, personal or religious purposes - from Wikipedia
  40. Anonymous Member

    wut?

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