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Friday, 22 September 2017 18:36

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Karen Schless Pressley is the former Commanding Officer of the Scientology Celebrity Centre. In this interview she discusses how she and her then husband -- the composers Peter Schless -- became Scientologists and later joined the Sea Org. Karen fascinatingly discusses the lure of Scientology for celebrities in terms of co-dependency. In my view, this is a remarkably insightful description. Karen's new book "Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey With the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed and Power " is available on Amazon.

 
Mike Rinder: Scientology The Aftermath S2 Ep 5: the Aftermath PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 01:29

Scientology The Aftermath S2 Ep 5: the Aftermath

Note: This exquisite short piece is reposted from Mike Rinder's blog of 13 Septemeber 2017.


Mike Rinder: Tonight’s episode scratched the surface of a subject that many wonder about.

What is David Miscavige like and how did he get where he is?

Understand, he was NOT anointed by L. Ron Hubbard. Though he likes to show a declaration that HIS lawyers drafted for L. Ron Hubbard to sign in the Ron De Wolf probate case and takes a statement Hubbard made about “good scientologists” in Portland and claims it is about him — Hubbard did not choose him.

In fact there is NO written or recorded statement of what Hubbard wanted in his succession other than his will. But his will does not anoint David Miscavige to any position. In fact, the only time in his life where Hubbard failed to provide a briefing for scientologists about what he intended was when he “causatively left his body.” At every other juncture in scientology (and many other times in addition), Hubbard briefed scientologists. He was proud of this.

Way back in 2010 I wrote a blog article about Miscavige based on one of Hubbard’s writings about the “Aberrative Personality” (this was Hubbardspeak for sociopath or Suppressive Person). Though I have a different perspective about Hubbard and scientology than I did 7 years ago, this article is nevertheless instructive. Even applying Hubbard’s standards to Miscavige, he does not look good.

On David Miscavige’s Behavior.

Neither Jackson nor JB overstated anything tonight. And in this episode, as with all of them, much could not fit into the allocated time.

Of course, scientology will claim they are liars and they are nobodies and they know nothing and focus everything on THEM, while ignoring everything they SAID. Will post about that tomorrow.

As I always do, for anyone newly coming to this blog, I include some relevant links to earlier blog articles. And even for those who regularly come to the blog, it is instructive to refresh your recollection as to just how clear the POLICY of scientology is that anyone in disagreement must be destroyed.

To begin to understand the mindset scientologists have about those who criticize any part of it, read this article:

Dealing with Critics of Scientology — The L. Ron Hubbard Playbook

And then read this one:

Why Do Scientologists Lie?

And here is a fairly short explanation of how disconnection is used in scientology (and how they try to spin the practice):

Disconnection: the PR and the Truth

An overview of the efforts by scientology to smear Leah Remini:

Scientology Dead Agents* Itself

And finally this is a post about the lies they tell about their “expansion”:

Scientology “expansion” debunked

 
Petition: We Demand the IRS Commissioner Begin an Investigation into Scientology’s Tax Exempt Status PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Thursday, 17 August 2017 21:52

Please sign and share my Change.Org Petition: We Demand the IRS Commissioner Begin an Investigation into Scientology’s Tax Exempt Status.

IRS Commissioner Mr. John Koskinen has the legal and statutory authority to open an investigation into the Church of Scientology’s 501(c)3 tax exemption. We demand Commissioner Koskinen open an investigation for the following reasons:

1. Scientology’s lack of corporate governance as it represented to the IRS in its 1023 application for tax exemption. David Miscavige is the managing agent of Scientology and has pierced all corporate veils. Scientology is the alter ego of David Miscavige and he wields unchallenged and dictatorial control.

2. Scientology’s refusal to grant refunds or repayments to dissatisfied members as it represented to the IRS in its 1023 application for tax exemption.

3. Scientology use of tax-exempt dollars to engage in harassing former members, critics, and journalists. One example is the use of tax-exempt dollars to create slanderous hate websites and videos against former members, critics, and journalists who speak out and expose Scientology’s inhumane practices.

4. Scientology’s internal cover-ups of child sexual abuse and rape as described by the very victims of the sexual abuse and rape.

5. Scientology use of tax-exempt dollars to hire private investigators to spy on, stalk, and harass former members, critics, and journalists who speak out and expose Scientology’s inhumane practices. This is Scientology’s malicious policy of Fair Game and it is funded by tax-exempt dollars.

6. Scientology’s abuse of US religious worker visas to recruit non-US citizens to work in the Sea Org. Once in the US, these non-Americans have their passports confiscated and are forced to work 100 hour work weeks for wages far below the poverty level. Sometimes these workers receive no pay at all for weeks or months on end.

7. Scientology’s use of onerous contracts of adhesion to strip Scientologists of their legal and civil rights.

8. Scientology’s use of child labor.

9. Scientology’s predatory fundraising practices and use of commission salespeople to raise money.

10. Scientology’s use of a system of brutal and inhumane gulags known as the RPF (Rehabilitation Project Force). The RPF is a thought reform camp used to crush dissent. People in the RPF are often imprisoned for years and are stripped of their civil and legal rights.

11. The forced breaking up of families by Scientology’s inhumane practice of Disconnection.

 
Church of Scientology's Original Hubbard Messenger Janis Grady -- Part I of 3 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Sunday, 23 July 2017 15:04

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Janis Grady was born into the Church of Scientology. She joined the Sea Org at age 11 and was one of the first four original messengers in L. Ron Hubbard's Commodore's Messenger's Organization (CMO). Janis' mother was Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch who founded the Scientology Celebrity Centre.

 
Church of Scientology Spokesman Marty Rathbun PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Monday, 03 July 2017 16:42

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Description: Aaron Smith-Levin and Jeffrey Augustine discuss Marty Rathbun's video series in which he uses lies, distortions, and falsehoods to attack those who speak out against Scientology. Marty has no credibility according to the Church of Scientology itself. So why are Marty's videos on Scientology's website?

 
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Massive Ponzi Scheme

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"For example, through his destructive policies Miscavige forced hundreds of female Sea Org members at International Management to get abortions when they got pregnant. When the media started to investigate that, he came up with the solution: he ordered that husbands and wives at International Management get divorced...."  Learn More...

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"It's a lot more viable to chase down millionaires who will donate $10 million for a hand shake, some applause and a metal pin. It's not a matter of saving the planet and all the poor suffering people... it's 'Where's the BIG, FAT, EASY MONEY?' -- that's what we're talking about!..."  Learn More...

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Annie Tidman: Imprisoned for 2 Years

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"His most infamous sadistic moment was when he told them they were going to play 'musical chairs' and only the last person to get a chair would stay and the rest would vanish without even a chance to say good-bye to friends and family, husbands or wives. The game went on for hours as staff wept bitter tears. This delighted The Cob."  Learn More...

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