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Karl-Rainer Blumenthal

Critic.


"What's the Matter with you, Hat?"

Excellent piece of work, featuring Hubbard's words from his Scientology lectures (otherwise known as Scientology scripture)

This excellent piece was taken down from Youtube on December, 7th, 2007, because of a "copyright claim by L. Ron Hubbard Library". It is not known whether it will be available again (there is such a thing as "Fair use", "Fair dealing", etc.). Apparently, having L. Ron Hubbard state that "There was no Christ", and other disturbing statements to many people might be a tad embarrassing for the Church of Scientology.

Thanks to Peter Schilte for making the video file available online, and thanks to Jeroen Wijering for his free Flash video player: You can still see the video.

Update, December 22, 2007: Karl-Rainer Blumenthal comments on his blog about the removal of his work from Youtube.

Official website of "The Friend of Mankind"

The Friend of Mankind (2006) is a non-fiction documentary film about writer L. Ron Hubbard, his devoted celebrity followers and those who have died through his prescribed methods for the Church of Scientology. It is comprised primarily of footage from film and televion interviews.

Wikipedia (as of March 2007): "The Friend of Mankind"

The Friend of Mankind (2006) is a 30-minute essay film by Karl-Rainer Blumenthal about the accomplishments, controversies and followers of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, composed primarily[1] of American, English and German television broadcasts from the last 37 years.

The film appears to take a critical perspective, giving significant footage time to Hubbard and Scientology's critics. It also uses footage from the South Park episode Trapped in the Closet, which was a critical and satirical commentary. It ultimately ends with a listing of deaths of people related to Scientology ending with Hubbard himself, noting his disputed cause of death.

The critical video has garnered some attention on YouTube[2], Operation Clambake[3] and Mark Bunker's XenuTV website[4].

The Friend of Mankind

A critical look at the accomplishments, controversies and followers of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, comprised of American, English and German television broadcasts from the last 37 years.

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