The upcoming March 29 HBO premier of Going Clear puts The Church of Scientology back into the spotlight, but many people barely know anything about the mysterious church. Going Clear explains it all, but it helps to have some general understanding of Scientology. The Church of Scientology is a massive cult that scams honest people, who are just looking for the answers to life as any one of us would, out of nearly all their money.
$cientology starts as a self-help program through the use of Dianetics and E-Meter auditing. They swap out Dianetics for outrageous fees and book purchases that can total into the five figures. The idea is to climb up the $cientology bridge by raising your Operating Thetan (OT) level. At OT3, the second bait-and-switch happens, the actual story at the core of $cientology.
A galactic overlord, Xenu, sent billions of people to Earth to be banished and killed, and their immortal spirits (thetans) grab onto human hosts and cause misery and pain.
Organizations like the Sea Org involve things like signing a billion year contract and doing menial work for about 100 hours a week for little pay. The church commits multiple crimes against humanity, not limited to forced imprisonment, human trafficking, forced separation, abuse, and forced abortions.
The founder of $cientology, L. Ron Hubbard, was a mentally unstable mediocre science fiction writer. He was vehemently anti-homosexual, even to his own son, who turned up dead from car exhaust asphyxiation in either a suicide or murder.
$cientology leader David Miscavige possesses sociopathic and psychotic tendencies. For example, he sends people to “The Hole,” a double-wide trailer in which he forcibly imprisons people for even years at a time, subjecting them to a hellish experience. Miscavige’s wife’s whereabouts and status remain unknown.
Hubbard saw value in celebrities as a form of advertisement and PR, which is why he created the celebrity center. $cientology promotes highly dangerous treatment options, like a detoxification treatment that involves drinking excessive amounts of niacin while sitting in a sauna for six hours. John Travolta’s autistic son died after being taken off his seizure medicine.
Most of the auditing can be used as blackmail. Those who leave could face endless and relentless harassment, extreme stalking, the blackmailing, and forced family separation. In some cases, the families will harass their own family member(s). They used to do the same to journalists but are running low on money. They claim to have millions of members but have more like 40,000 at the most, fewer than Rastafarians.
They sometimes hold people, basically against their will, until they donate. It’s not uncommon for people to hand over hundreds of thousands or possibly even a million dollars over the long run. They ask victims to borrow from loved ones or they take credit out in victims’ names. $cientology allegedly has insiders high up enough as underwriters to approve anything.
Their scam doesn’t get taxed in America. The tenants of their religion aren’t even the problem, regardless of the religion’s origin and public opinion surrounding it. The way it operates is what needs to change. It’s hard to believe that we idly stand by, crack a joke, and ignore the problem. Without government help, people can at least spread the word. The Internet’s the cult’s worst enemy.
Books and documentaries such as Going Clear bravely expose the cult’s secrets. Explore the links within this article for mind-blowing information, which especially helps set the stage for Going Clear because it uses many people from the provided links. The cult vehemently denies every single accusation, lying over and over for a billion years. Oh, and they built a museum that blames psychiatrists for the Holocaust.
All of this information only scratches the surface. Together we can rise up and restore power to those who have none because of a very evil and greedy man in David Miscavige. Isn’t that what Jesus and Moses would do?
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