Scientology claims to be the most ethical religion on the planet.
Ethical means morally good or correct and also avoiding activities or organizations that do harm to people or the environment.
In typical Scientology hypocrisy, this most ethical of religions practices some of the most unethical, harmful and immoral activities designed to tear down and destroy anyone in its way.
COS has decided that IT can judge the rest of society. It teaches it’s members that anyone who questions the organization is evil and has crimes. Scientology has set itself up as judge and jury over the rest of mankind, determining who is Suppressive and therefore unworthy of redemption. After all, their own doctrine teaches the utter destruction and ruination of anyone who speaks against them. After being ruined there is little room for forgiveness.
The Fair Game Policy instructs;
“SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by
any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the
Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.”
“The homes, property, places and abodes of persons who have been active in attempting to: suppress Scientology or Scientologists are all beyond any protection of Scientology Ethics, unless absolved by later Ethics or an amnesty … this Policy Letter extends to suppressive non-Scientology wives and husbands and parents, or other family members or hostile groups or even close friends.”
To this end Scientology has engaged in ruthless, even criminal behavior. Operation Snow White had them infiltrating various government agencies and stealing thousands of documents.
Paulette Cooper’s life was ruined and, had a government raid on Scientology not revealed the plot against her, she would have ended up in prison.
Those who have left this Organization and spoken out about their experiences have found themselves under attack; stalked by private investigators, followed by vehicles, recorded by strangers and slandered in their own neighborhoods.
Recently on Twitter there was a video of a man simply trying to walk across the street but was impeded by a Scientologist who was shouting at him, her face an ugly mask of self righteousness, demanding that he reveal his crimes.
All of this in the name of religion.
Scientology claims to be founded in the great religions of the world. Interestingly, Scientology’s website used to claim kinship with Buddhism as stated: “Scientology carries forward a religious tradition extending ten thousand years and embraces truths found in the oldest sacred texts of the Hindu Veda and the wisdom of Buddhism.”
However this statement is no longer found but rather a new claim has appeared; “Scientology is something one does, not something one believes in.”
One more step taken by Scientology that leads away from any semblance of Religion.
Removing itself from the earlier assertion that it is rooted in the beliefs of the great religions of the world leaves it better able to perpetuate its campaigns of hate unchallenged.
After all it is extremely difficult to justify the stalking, defamation and character assassination of innocent people all while trying to convince the world that it is a humanitarian, ethical religion.
Operation Snow White and the framing of Paulette Cooper are not the only examples of Fair Game practices. There is this example noted on Operation Clambake’s website:
“In Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of California (the “mother church” of the Churches of Scientology at the time the suit was filed), the California Appeal Court ruled, in a decision upheld by the US Supreme Court: “Wollersheim was compelled to abandon his wife and his family through the policy of disconnect. When his mental illness reached such a level he actively planned his suicide, he was forbidden to seek professional help. Finally, when Wollersheim was able to leave the Church, it subjected him to financial ruin through its policy of ‘fair game’.” (JCA-147, pp.A-7, 15 & 16). At appeal, Scientology asserted that “fair game” was a “core practice of Scientology”, and therefore protected as “religious expression”.”
Which brings up another immoral and unethical practice embraced by Scientology.
This evil policy tears apart families leaving pain and devastation in it’s wake. It causes divorces between spouses, the loss of parents for innocent children and is a fertile bed for anger, hate, pain and emotional destruction. Unlike any other mainstream religion, Scientology has no understanding of the importance of family relationships. COS likes to cite the Catholic Church’s use of excommunication to justify Disconnection however the two are completely different both in their practice as well as in their ultimate intent. In the Catholic Church excommunication is used only in extreme situations and even then very rarely. The excommunicated person is NOT prohibited from interacting with their families. Nor are they forbidden from participating in the religion. In fact the person is encouraged to continue to join the community for Mass, he is only prohibited from taking communion until he goes to confession and receives absolution. He is never prohibited from his family or friends in any way. His regular life goes on as usual. He is still welcomed within the community of the faithful, in this way he is shown love and mercy and is encouraged to fully rejoin the faithful. Nor is he followed, hounded, labeled, stalked, or slandered by any member of the Church. If the excommunicated person, or in fact any member even in good standing, ultimately decides that the Faith is not for him, he is free to move on and seek another way for himself. Even leaving the Catholic Faith altogether does not prohibit his interaction with his loved ones. His life with his family and friends continues unabated and unaffected.
This proscription from the sacraments is only applied in the most extreme circumstances and is never used lightly.
Scientology on the other hand uses Disconnection as a weapon with which to lash it’s members into obedience. Comply or lose everything you know and everyone you love. This is a terrible and toxic form of control that tears at the very fabric of community and society. The fear of such a loss, of being alone and adrift without the love and support of parent or spouse is tantamount to emotional abuse of the highest order.
Disconnection is used liberally on anyone who is labeled Suppressive by the church. One can be labeled Suppressive just for speaking out and questioning Scientology leaving no room for free will or free thought.
Scientology denies that they have a policy of Disconnection. They state that disconnecting from family is a member’s personal choice, however there is an interesting word usage on COS’ website that indicates otherwise;
“Once the person has been restored to good standing, the prohibition against fellowship with other Scientologists is lifted.”
To prohibit means to formally forbid by law, rule or other authority. This is a strong word for something that is claimed to be a personal choice.
This organization, under the leadership of David Miscavige is becoming more and more confused, contradictory and dark. It speaks with a forked tongue extolling it’s non existent virtues all while perpetrating abuses and crime. Falling farther and further from any accepted definition of Religion, it slithers through the world leaving broken, hurting, struggling victims in it’s wake.
Lies and greed are the true Doctrine of Scientology. Accumulating money at any cost it’s driving ambition.
“Scientology is something one does, not something one believes in.”
Washing one’s car is something one does. Getting a haircut is something one does. Gardening, swimming, jogging are things one does. Religion is what one believes in. It is our search for meaning, our journey towards something.
Scientology has never been a religion and it is less and less one today.