Escape from Scientology

escape from scientology

You can’t escape from Scientology, if you can’t think an independent thought.  Old L. Ron knew this, so he built into the subject and its practice lots of things that discouraged and downright prevented people from thinking. In Scientology, you don’t think about things.  You do.  You act.  You impinge.  Even when you’re learning his wonderful …

Scientology Beliefs

scientology beliefs

Old L. Ron constructed a bubble universe when he invented Scientology beliefs.  The whole belief system has a certain internal logic all its own, but the minute you change anything about it, it tends to fall apart — which is why he had to write a five page policy (“Keeping Scientology Working”) about how you’re …

There’s No Love In Scientology

no love in Scientology

There’s no love in Scientology.  Not really.  No affinity.  No empathy.  Not even any real friendships.  People I’d known for more than thirty years disconnected from me at the drop of a hat, when Scientology’s Facebook police and others started whispering the rumor that I was no longer “in good standing,” because of some things …

Scientology in Samoa?

Scientology in Samoa

I understand they’re teaching Scientology in schools in Samoa now.  According to a recent VICE article, Scientology has donated 10,000 copies of Learning How To Learn by L. Ron Hubbard — well, it wasn’t really Scientology that did it.  It was Applied Scholastics who gave them the books, and Applied Scholastics swore on a stack …

Scientology Ship News Persists

sinking Scientology ship

People are still talking about the measles and quarantine on the Scientology ship Freewinds.  This week the story shows up in media outlets like: The Seattle Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Daily Beast, KITV Honolulu, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, New York Post, just to name a few. The gist of …