Long time critic.
«And that is the sad punch line of Scientology: that Scientologists spend years,
and often quite a great deal of money, to rid themselves of something which they
never had until they joined Scientology.» — Jeff Lee.
Lawyers, Spies and Lie Detectors: What kind of "church" needs to
use such things?
I first learned about the
"Church" of Scientology
in 1995, when, in an effort to silence its critics, it committed
a number of assaults against free speech. A lawyer working for
attempted to delete a Usenet newsgroup
where the secrets
of Scientology were being discussed. Four critics of the "church"
had their houses raided and their computers and other property
for the crime of quoting Scientology texts on
the Internet. Numerous other critics have been sued or threatened
with lawsuits, some for
a mere six lines of "secret" Scientology scriptures.
The more I learned about Scientology, the less I liked it. From
my reading of Scientology's own publications, witnessing their
actions both on and off the Internet, and from my own experiences
of its Office of Special Affairs, it is my opinion
that the Church of ScientoloThe gy is a dangerous cult which attracts
adherents through fraudulent promises, abuses the court system
as a bludgeon against its critics, and has committed numerous
human rights violations against its own members.
In these Web pages, I hope to present the reasons for that
Punchline: The Clear Cognition
But here is the important part: the reactive mind is a concept
of Dianetics and Scientology. Preclears are told that they
have a reactive mind, and taught how to begin getting rid
of it. They only begin "mocking it up" after they learn
of its purported existence, often spending thousands of dollars
to get rid of a nonexistent thing which they had no reason to
believe even existed until they encountered Dianetics and
And that is the sad punchline of Scientology: that Scientologists
spend years, and often quite a great deal of money, to rid themselves
of something which they never had until they joined Scientology.
Introduction to Scientology Ethics: An analysis by Jeff Lee
After only four installments, someone forged a message so that
it apparently originated from Keith, casting aspersions on his
sexual habits (an action known in Scientology parlance as a
dead agent attack
was posted from the Clearwater point of presence
of the largest ISP in Florida. (Perhaps it is only a coincidence
that the largest "advanced org" of the Church of Scientology,
the Flag Service Org, is located in Clearwater.)
enough to convince me that what Keith was doing was a Good Thing;
his actions had disturbed people so much that they were willing
to undertake illegal activity in order to destroy his credibility.
A Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater
Compiled from records of the Clearwater Courthouse, files seized
from Scientology by the FBI, and archives of the St. Petersburg
Times, the Tampa Tribune and the now-defunct Clearwater
seized from Scientology
In 1977, FBI agents raided Scientology properties (Fifield Manor
and the Cedars Complex in Los Angeles, California) and seized
a number of documents. Among these were several pertaining to
the Scientology infiltration of
, currently the site of one of two Advanced Orgs
in the United States (there are only six worldwide) and the
planned site for the only location where Scientology's Super
Power Processes will be delivered to members.
These Web pages contain transcriptions of some of those documents.
Unfortunately, many of them are fragmentary, consisting of only
one page of a multipage document. I have attempted to retain,
as closely as possible, the formatting and typographical errors
in the original documents. Handwritten additions to the originals
are indicated by the use of italics.
Scientology Net Censor
On March 13th, 1998, Scientology unveiled its plans to flood
the World Wide Web (and, more importantly, the search
engines which index the Web) with pro-Scientology pages. (A
RealAudio recording of the announcement may be found
Yet the "Scientology Web Kit" CD-ROM, which contains the
programs to automate the creation of the nearly-identical
Scientologists' homepages, contains another program, which
users must agree to use. The wording in the contract seems
fairly innocuous; users must:
(6) agree to use the specific Internet Filter
Program that CSI has provided to you which allows you
freedom to view other sites on Dianetics, Scientology or
its principals without threat of accessing sites deemed
to be using the Marks or Works in an unauthorized
fashion or deemed to be improper or discreditable to the
The filter, however, does more than it claims to.
Certainly, it does filter out sites hosted by splinter
groups which have broken off from the Church of Scientology
and use Scientology materials "in an unauthorized fashion",
such as freezone.org. It
also blocks sites which are critical of Scientology, such as
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