All of them, those in power, and those who want the power, would pamper us, if we agreed to overlook their crookedness by wilfully restricting our activities.
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The Fishman Affidavit is a set of court documents submitted by ex-Scientologist Steven Fishman in 1994 containing criticisms of the Church of Scientology and, controversially, substantial portions of the Operating Thetan course materials.
The documents were brought as exhibits attached to a declaration by Steven Fishman on 9 April 1993 as part of Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz. Fishman told the court that he had committed crimes on behalf of the Church. He also attested that he was assigned to murder his psychologist, Dr. Uwe Geertz, and then commit suicide.
As evidence, Fishman submitted course materials he claimed to have purchased from the Church of Scientology. The Church claims the documents were stolen and considers them to be copyrighted and a trade secret.
Among other materials, the affidavit contains 61 pages of the allegedly trade-secret and copyrighted story of Xenu. Although the Church of Scientology attempted to prevent others from receiving the document by continuously borrowing it, the text of this declaration and its exhibits were scanned, OCR'd and converted to text and posted onto the Usenet newsgroup alt.religion.scientology by ex-Scientologist Arnie Lerma. The material was then placed on the World Wide Web by David S. Touretzky.
Who is Steven Fishman? Was he really the biological father of Jesus Christ?
The Church of Scientology said he was. His auditors, Nancy Witkowski, Catherine Fox, Leah Abady, Ann Glushakow, Margaret Supak, Richard Reese, John Eastment, Hans Stahli, and Ray Mithoff all checked Steven Fishman on the e-meter over a period of years and told him over and over again that he was the biological father of Jesus Christ, and that it was Steve Fishman's responsibility to de-Christianize the planet by exposing the lie and the myth of the immaculate conception, and thereafter bring all of Christianity into Scientology as the largest FSM (Field Staff member) or conversion movement of planet earth.
There is a drill in Scientology, known as "TR-L", or the Training Routine for Lying, in which a Scientologist is trained to "outflow false data effectively." That was mandatory drilling for all Guardian Office agents and currently for all OSA Agents doing their basic training. TR-L is part of the full hat pack for every DSA or Director of Special Affairs.
In the Policy Letter written by Hubbard entitled "On Control and Lying", Hubbard wrote, "The only way you can control people is to lie to them."
The case file for Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz contains over 700 documents. This web page presents a declaration filed by Steven Fishman on April 9, 1993 in which he included the OT (Operating Thetan) materials as exhibits. Links to a few other interesting affidavits are given at the end of the page. The order form for these materials will not be honored now, since the judge sealed the files on August 15, 1995.
Steven Fishman Deposition (Part 1)
Former Scientologist Steven Fishman and his
psychologist Dr. Uwe Geertz were sued by Scientology
after they were interviewed by Time magazine for a cover story
about Scientology, "The
Cult of Greed and Power."
A selection of publicly-available legal documents filed in U.S. District Court, Central District of California.
Scientology's obsession with secrecy has developed for a purpose. It has been deliberately designed to hide its abuses, casualties and its real purposes and nature.
Less that 2% of the individuals within Scientology have ever seen the inner secret initiations and information of this story. Significant parts of this story have never been seen before in any form. Scientology members who have been exposed to Hubbard's secret writings are required to sign nondisclosure agreements for the rest of their lives. To attempt to enforce secrecy Scientology has even registered Hubbard's secrets as its "trade secrets".
This story is the result of decades years of research from the work of many different researchers and sources. Often in unexpected ways, the style and structure of this story will seem to suddenly twist and turn as it tries to unveil the convoluted secret Scientology and the layers of deception and misinformation used to hide it secrets from uninitiated outside eyes and ears. In discovering the secret Scientology for yourself keep in mind that the overall context of Scientology and its actual actions IS as important as specific initiation details. [...]
She had recently purchased over a dozen books, all by L. Ron Hubbard, who I knew nothing about, other than the fact that he had written the book Dianetics: The Modern Science Of Mental Health, which I owned but had never bothered to read.
At her insistence, I glanced through her collection of what I considered to be cult scam propaganda. She had copies of the books Self Analysis, The Problems Of Work, The Dynamics Of Life, The Fundamentals Of Thought, The History Of Man and a few others dealing with the life and work of the author Hubbard, who she affectionately referred to as "Ron." I assumed she knew him very well, and that he worked closely with her at the Mission of Fort Lauderdale, where she took her courses. At that time I had not the slightest idea how widespread the Scientology Organizations were.
Although I resented the fact that Ron's name usually would come up during sex, our relationship was far more productive than the bizarre one-sided nightmare I had previously entered into with Metra. [...]