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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Former scientologist, long time critic.
«What is Scientology, you ask? Some say The Church of Scientology is a religion. Some call it a cult devoted to its late founder L. Ron Hubbard. Others say the Church (a.k.a. Co$) is a money-grubbing scam. My wife and I were in the "Church" for a few years in the early 80's. I completed a few courses and came away poorer but wiser. Both my wife and I drifted away from the Church, never knowing the darker, sinister side of of the organization with which we had associated.»
«This web site was created to promote the scholarly study of the beliefs and practices of Dianetics and Scientology. The "Church" of Scientology is less than forthcoming in revealing its entire belief structure to the general public. Scientology publicly claims to be an "applied religious philosophy", as well as being compatible with other religious belief systems. However, the private upper levels of Scientology introduce many concepts that stretch the definition of "compatible", and L. Ron Hubbard says many uncomplimentary things about religion in general and Christianity in particular. This website explores the beliefs and practices of Scientology, then compares those beliefs and practices to those of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism.»
«These OSA Network Orders are being used by Scientology today whenever OSA deals with critics, the Government, or the general public. As can be seen from the Orders, Hubbard cultivates sedition, conspiracy, libel, paranoia, and disrespect for law and order within G.O./OSA. He also expounds on the conspiracy against Scientology and the insanity of Government, feeding OSA's false sense of "religious persecution". Hubbard never cancelled these documents, and they form part of the unchanging "scriptures" that guide the actions of Scientology.»
Training Routines, or TRs, are done on what Scientologists
call "the gradient". The claim is that information should not be
presented until the student is ready to understand the
information. In this way, knowledge is presented in bite-sized
pieces that won't cause the student (or "Mark" as The Rev.
Dennis Erlich is prone to say) to "blow", or leave the training
«Scientology relies on the e-meter for
auditing, which they have described as a form of "spiritual
counselling". Hubbard claims that by asking a preclear
questions and reading their response on the meter, an auditor
is able to find areas of upset in the preclear's life. Hubbard
also claims that the e-meter measures "mental mass", or energy
buildups caused by previous upsets. In yet another claim,
Hubbard states the e-meter reads the "carrier wave" of the
thetan (spirit), and goes on to define its frequency as some
ridiculously high number, on the order of 1069 Hz.
(By comparison, microwave ovens run at 109 Hz.)