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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Scientology is based on lies. Scientology lies to Scientologists, and Scientology lies to the rest of the world. World's fastest growing religion? 8,000,000 members? Compatible with Christianity? ALL LIES. Check out a few of Scientology's biggest whoppers.
Scientology itself, the corporation, was convicted in Canada of breach of the public trust for an organized conspiracy to break into government offices. A police investigation in Clearwater, FL - Scientology's headquarters - recommended RICO charges. High-ranking Scientologists have been convicted of a variety of crimes, including manslaughter and stealing documents from government offices. The head of Scientology currently faces charges of fraud and other crimes in Spain. Scientology is breaking the law, every day of the year.
As I compiled information for my first Scientology-related site, scientology-lies.com, I became aware of a number of falsehoods that would be of much greater interest to Scientologists than to the main visitors to that site, non-Scientologist members of the general public. So I began collecting information that I could share with current Scientologists - information about Scientology's stats, alterations to the tech, erased or rewritten Scientology history, and outpoints noted by other Scientologists. Out of those investigations, truthaboutscientology.com was born.
Lisa McPherson, a Dallas native, a line dancing enthusiast, and a dedicated Scientologist for most of her adult life, died on December 5, 1995, after 17 days in the custody of the Church of Scientology. She was 36 years old.
The Clearwater Police Department investigated her death. The State of Florida ultimately charged the Church of Scientology with two felonies: abuse/neglect of a disabled adult and the illegal practice of medicine. Although the state later chose not to pursue those charges, a wrongful death case has been brought by her estate. The suit was settled on May 28, 2004.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Scientology literature states a belief that all people are basically good, not unlike stating that all are endowed with conscience. However, Scientology also believes that all people are at the mercy of their "reactive mind", which acts unreasoningly, so Scientology does not wholly embrace this article.
In Science of Survival , Hubbard describes people who place lower on the "Tone Scale" he invented, and says that the lower-ranking individuals do not have reason. He states:
The reasonable man quite ordinarily overlooks the fact that people from 2.0 down have no traffic with reason and cannot be reasoned with as one would reason with a 3.0.
There are certain characteristics and mental attitudes which cause about 20 percent of a race to oppose violently any betterment activity or group. ... if society were to recognize this personality type as a sick being as they now isolate people with smallpox, both social and economic recoveries could occur.
Here we can see that Scientology recommends quarantining 20 % of the world population. The same page says,
But the bulk of such people exhibit no outward signs of insanity. They appear quite rational. They can be very convincing.
As we see here, Scientology believes that this 20 % only appear rational. [...]
The Aberree started out as "the non-serious voice of Scientology" and ultimately encompassed all kinds of spiritual and self-help interests, from psychic phenomena and UFOs to improving eyesight.
The Aberree shows that convention and uniformity weren't the whole story of the 50s, by a long shot. It also shows that Scientology, which has grown famous for its attempts to silence dissent and criticism, was trying to squelch debate 50 years ago ... with similarly ineffective tactics.