Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Cult of Scientology

Most Scientologists are good, decent people.
We oppose corrupt policies and practices of the Church of Scientology. The victims of Scientology are often Scientologists themselves. Anonymous is committed to peaceful, nonviolent action to raise awareness.

Scientologists are victims of a vicious cult designed to suppress free thinking.

Scientology tears families apart
The Church of Scientology forces its followers to "disconnect" (cut all contact) from friends and family who don't like Scientology.

Scientology exploits its followers
Scientologists are required to regularly pay large sums of money for "religious" services and texts. If they become bankrupt they are advised to work for the Church. Even minors are aggressively recruited into the "Sea Org" where they work long hours in poor conditions, burdened by an illegal billion year contract.

Scientology abuses human rights
In 1995, Lisa McPherson died after being imprisoned for 17 days by Scientologists.
In January 2008, Italian Police rescued Frenchwoman Martine Boublil from a house where she was being held against her will by four Scientologists, who were arrested.
In both these cases the women were being subjected to a Scientology procedure called an 'Introspection Rundown' - isolation and imprisonment.

Scientology prevents people from receiving treatment for mental illness.
The consequences are horrific.

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard hated psychiatry, so Scientology claims psychiatry and psychology are evil.

In March 2003, Scientologist Elli Perkins was killed by her own son, who suffered from schizophrenia. He had been denied psychiatric treatment because of Scientology's policies.

In July 2007, the Walicki family suffered a horrendous tragedy because of the false claims made by the Church of Scientology about mental illness. A 25 year old woman who had similarly been denied psychiatric treatment killed her own father and sister, and critically injured her mother.

The Church of Scientology has a long criminal history
The Church of Scientology and its members have been convicted in the US, Canada, Italy, and France.

Eleven Scientologists, including the then second-in-command Mary Sue Hubbard, were convicted in the 1970s for obstruction of justice and theft of U.S. government property - crimes committed as part of a Scientology campaign called "Operation Snow White".

The Church of Scientology has a policy known as "Fair Game", which encourages Scientologists to attack, harass, lie to, injure and defame anyone critical of Scientology. Paulette Cooper suffered intimidation and an attempt to frame her for false crimes in a Scientology campaign uncovered by the FBI called "Operation Freakout."

Abuses are happening right now in our own countries.
It is our right and our responsibility to speak up.

If anything on this page is hard to believe, I urge you to do your own research, find objective information and make up your own mind.

The very nature of Scientology opposes democratic nations.

It is fiercely secretive, suppressing non-conformity and independent thought, with a single authoritarian leader. The CoS has repeatedly proven it has little respect for the laws of the societies in which it operates. It seeks to dominate and indoctrinate the general population, which it regards as fundamentally flawed and a potential threat to their own survival. The Church of Scientology bullies its own followers to give up their money and their voices. In fact, the real 'voice' of the CoS is that of L. Ron Hubbard - a dead, tyrannical hypocrite whose arrogance was only surpassed by his immorality. He continues to speak through the teachings and policies which Scientologists must obey to the letter.

If the countless deaths, criminal acts and broken families are not enough to show that this ideology is opposed to free society, read Hubbard's own words -

"I once had the idea that a group could evolve truth. A third of a century has thoroughly disabused me of that idea...I don't see that popular measures, self-abnegation and democracy have done anything for Man but push him further into the mud. Currently, popularity endorses degraded novels, self-abnegation has filled the Southeast Asian jungles with stone idols and corpses, and democracy has given us inflation and income tax."
(quote from Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter Of 7 February 1965. Reissued 27 August 1980)

If you are troubled by the harmful practices of the Church of Scientology, please contact your elected representatives and let them know. A simple email or a phone call may be all it takes to start real change.


RW said...

Thank you for all this work! I hadn't seen the interview of the two parents in your sidebar before. As is said... This is why.

Cathy said...

Writing to elected officials is exactly what is needed. When they get a flood of letters asking for a review of $cn's tax exempt status, there will be such a shift. The so-called church is coming down!

Great blog.
check out:

How You Can Stop a Dangerous Cult

Anonymous and Scientology Explained. Video By Thunderf00t