Disconnection is Not A Choice

In Commodore’s Messenger, Book One by Janice Gillham Grady the author tells of a young child being punished by being shut into a small, dark, dirty chain locker on board the Apollo. The little boy sobbed and cried out for his mother for days and although many could hear his pitiable cries no one dared […]

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Life is But A Dream

Or: Enter the Matrix… Hubbard’s crazy, confusing, conflicting teachings meant one thing, then another as he desperately attempted to create a religion. Take his explanation of life, which is intricately bound to his teachings concerning the Thetan. Hubbard wanted very much for his religion/science of the mind to be the Bionic Man version; better, faster, […]

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Religious Confusion

“Although there is no policy or Scriptural mandate expressly requiring Scientologists to renounce other religious beliefs or membership in other churches, as a practical matter Scientologists are expected to and do become fully devoted to Scientology to the exclusion of other faiths. As Scientologists, they are required to look only to Scientology Scriptures for the […]

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The SeaOrg is Not A Religious Order

Mike Rinder has an excellent blog post discussing the SeaOrg and it’s “religious retreat” ship, Freewinds. In his post he refers to the SeaOrg as “a paramilitary organization that runs scientology in accordance with Hubbard’s policies and directives.” —https://www.mikerindersblog.org/the-real-story-of-the-freewinds/ My post is not in any way a challenge or refutation of Mike’s. He spent his […]

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There is No Point in Yesterday

Or: We Do Not Believe in Reincarnation or Past Lives. Maybe. Scientology is filled with strange, conflicting and confusing beliefs. Claiming a belief in a Supreme Being while at the same time calling their Thetan “Creator of life, itself” then hedging by saying you can believe in God if you want to. Or not. It […]

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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend…

He knew. One of the core beliefs of Scientology is that Man is immortal and fated to return over and over. By extension, they also believe that their Founder and Source, L. Ron Hubbard would one day return, pick the reins back up and continue to lead them ad infinitum. For Scientologists, all the words […]

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Why Not Give Gangs Tax Exemption, Too?

“Churches and religious organizations, like many other charitable organizations, qualify for exemption from federal income tax under IRC Section 501(c)(3) and are generally eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. To qualify for tax-exempt status, the organization must meet the following requirements (covered in greater detail throughout this publication): the organization must be organized and operated exclusively […]

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