In the years since leaving Scientology, I've become aware of just how brainwashed I had been. I have probed for exactly HOW an intelligent, well-educated, free-thinking agnostic could be so taken in by a "religion," which I then did not believe it to be. In discovering this, I could only be awed by Hubbard's twisted brilliance. He knew exactly what he was doing. Had he lived in more primitive times, before the mass media (which he feared) and the information superhighway (which his successors fear), he certainly would have succeeded. Should his autocratic cult ever come to great power, he may yet become a God in most minds, as he intended. And I believe the human race would then suffer perhaps the most fascistic, mind-controlling domination in history.
What gets one addicted to heroin? Long before any physical addiction, there is the rush, the high, the temporary RELEASE from all suffering - emotional or physical, conscious or not. For perhaps the first time, there is no anxiety, no fear, no pain. It's gone! Blissful peace at last! I'm FREE! And freedom tastes of reality!
Nothing wrong with this, except its falsity due to the heroin, which enslaves. If some psychological "tech" and its source are corrupt, they bring the follower to this point, but then mislead and exploit. In such euphoria, and with suggestion, there may come a quasi-religious leap of faith: THIS IS IT! All my life I've searched and prayed for this! The Source of this is GOD! Anything this good MUST BE ALL GOOD! This is THE ANSWER, and worth any risk! And worth any price! It's THE WAY to TOTAL FREEDOM! Call it a drug, psychotherapy, deception - I don't care! THIS IS THE WAY!!
So commanding is this belief, that it blinds to all evidence to the contrary. The rational, analytical mind, perhaps perceptibly enhanced, becomes imperceptibly stultified, blinded. The word of Source is now Gospel. Then comes the dark side of religion, intolerance and hatred: Disbelievers? Devils! Evil foes of my Source and his Church! Suppressives, enemies, fair game! This is THE WAY, and the ONLY way - I must have more, everyone must! How DARE they resist the will of Source and block the Bridge to TOTAL FREEDOM?!
What will a junkie pay for more junk? Anything and everything. What will a junkie do for a fix? Anything and everything. Thus he or she is easily controlled by even the suggestion it will be denied. Then: I need money. I'll get more people hooked. My Source wants me to - he's even taught me how. I must disconnect from non-junkies - except those of value to my Source. I'll take their money - my Source and his mob get that, but it earns me my fix. I'll lie. Steal. Intimidate. Cleverly con people. It's OK; it's the greatest good for the greatest number. This is THE WAY TO TOTAL FREEDOM, and I'LL DO ANYTHING FOR IT!
So thank you, L. Ron Pusher and his fanatical followers. Fortunately, self-liberated from earlier religious indoctrination, I was too smart for you - I soon sensed the danger and never got fully hooked, though you sure tried hard, with high pressure and covert manipulations, to suck me in totally and take all my money. But I did want the euphoria, the "gains," so much that I tolerated your arrogant disrespect, paid a fortune, and put up with bad service and abusive, unscrupulous treatment. Guess you don't have to be polite once your junkies are hooked and you are the only Source around. In awakening to how I fell into your trap, I've become far more free than you wanted me to be. I am far happier for not being under your thumb. I don't need your opiate, or anyone else's. I am my own Source. Being "clear" is OK, but far less than what you claimed for it. I believe that joining your staff is volunteering for slavery, and the OT levels are little more than a sci-fi based scam. An OT I knew is in jail, as Hubbard's wife and several other Scientology officials have been. I've found SELF-DETERMINED FREEDOM far better than what you offer, for as philosopher J. W. Von Gothe said, there are none more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Had Hubbard been content to ethically deliver Dianetics(tm), he would have a place in history alongside Freud and Korzybski, from whom he took most of this "tech." Tragically, his megalomania and greed led him to corrupt it, degrading it to a con game and a paranoid cult world he could play God in, using it to exploit and subjugate more than to heal and liberate. Given the mindset of the ruling Scientology elite, the only hope for reform lies in EXPOSING THEIR CRIMES AND LIES, making such practices too costly to continue. As the truth becomes known, I believe what is good in Scientology will find "total freedom" from the cult monopoly and become available and affordable to all. Until this psychological-spiritual technology is in truly ethical hands, I must warn all - DO NOT RISK INVOLVEMENT! And if already involved, LEAVE WHILE YOU STILL HAVE ENOUGH FREE WILL TO DO SO.
BOOKS AND ARTICLES EXPOSING THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY(tm): The cult does not want you to read these, so they may be hard to find. They reveal and document the hypocrisy, greed, unscrupulous practices, and serious crimes of this "Church." You will learn more about their techniques of mind control and subjugation - the use of personal secrets confided in counseling for intimidation and blackmail - the exploitation of staff - abuse and slavery in the "RPF" - brutal and degrading punishments - the big ripoff of Missionholders by Hubbard's "Finance Dictator" and "Finance Police" - harassment and terror tactics against dissenters - Hubbard's tall tales, false claims and con games - imprisonment, abductions, suicides, and unexplained deaths - criminal conspiracies - and much more. Scientologists: If you don't want to read these, is it possible you have been brainwashed to reject non-conforming information - as "entheta?"
L. RON HUBBARD: MESSIAH OR MADMAN? - Bent Corydon & L. Ron Hubbard
THE BARE-FACED MESSIAH - Russell Miller.
A PIECE OF BLUE SKY - Jon Atack.
THE SCANDAL OF SCIENTOLOGY - Paulette Cooper. For writing this book, the author was harassed, terrorized, and framed by a Scientology criminal conspiracy.
RELIGION, INC. - Stewart Lamont.
THE MIND BENDERS - Cyril Vosper.
SCIENTOLOGY: THE NOW RELIGION - George Malko.
THE ROAD TO TOTAL FREEDOM - Roy Wallis.
THE ROAD TO XENU - Margery Wakefield. Available from Coalition, PO Box 290402, Tampa, FL 33687, or FACTNet, 601 16 St. #C-217, Golden, CO 80401.
INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY - Robert Kaufman.
COMBATTING CULT MIND CONTROL - Steven Hassan.
SCIENTOLOGY: THE CULT OF GREED - Time Magazine, May 6, 1991.
THE PROPHET AND PROFITS OF SCIENTOLOGY - Forbes, Oct. 27, 1986.
SCIENTOLOGY: ANATOMY OF A FRIGHTENING CULT - Reader's Digest, May 1980.
SCIENTOLOGY: THE SICKNESS SPREADS - Reader's Digest, Sept. 1981.
HOW TO FIND TOTAL FREEDOM IN A CHAIN LOCKER - L. Ron Hubbard.
CLEARING YOUR BANK (accounts) - L. Ron Hubbard.
TOTAL FREEDOM THROUGH TOTAL OBEDIENCE - Hubbard.
XENU, BTs, AND OTHER LUCRATIVE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES - guess who?
Scientologists: Does all this anger you? A challenge to RATIONAL beliefs rarely evokes intolerant hatred. Could your feelings be a reactive response to an invalidation of INDOCTRINATED beliefs; IMPLANTS? I did not implant you. Who did? WAKE UP! The truth can be hard to confront, but it will set you free.
SCIENTOLOGY FRONT GROUPS - all pose as altruistic, usually concealing their Scientology ties: Narconon, Criminon, ABLE International, WISE, Applied Scholastics, Apple and Delphian Schools, The Way to Happiness, Citizen's Commission on Human Rights, Sterling Management, Concerned Businessmen's Association of America, Singer Consultants, Hollander management, The Marcus Group, HealthMed, World Literacy Crusade, Dignity For The Aged, Ebony Awakening, Citizens Rescuing Youth (CRY), IHELP, Foundation for Advancement in Science & Education (FASE), Cult Awareness Network (CAN) - see below.
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