Is Scientology Unnecessary?

scientology unnecessary

There’s nothing interesting happening  in Scientology right now.  I’m just waiting for Hanan Islam’s trial on November 21st.  That might be interesting.  Which leads me to wonder — is Scientology unnecessary? There are other interesting things happening in the neighborhood, such as a group I recently joined, which ties into my love of books: Friends …

Another Scientology Criminal Case

jail time for scientology criminal

The local ABC affiliate in L.A. had a 43-second segment about Scientologist Hanan Islam’s court appearance for her part in the Medi-Cal scam she committed, using Old L. Ron’s technology.  The judge called it a “sophisticated fraud.”  That news was originally reported by Tony Ortega, and there’s lots of entertaining back story at his Underground …

Undead Scientology

undead scientology

People wonder all the time, “how is Scientology still alive?”  When Anonymous said in 2008 that one of their goals was to dismantle Scientology in its present form, I thought it was an impossibility.  Back then, Scientology looked to me like an all-powerful monolith.  I had no frame of reference in the real world. But …

Scientology: Where’s David?

scientology where is david

One of the event call-in phone messages I got for the IAS Event — which happens every year around this time — announced that this year, they’re going to be showing the 1993 “Turning Point” Event.  What — like a re-run? So never mind “Where’s Shelly?”  Scientology, where’s David?  He’s no longer around to lord …

Scientologists Are Fragile

Scientologists are fragile

I suddenly realized how fragile Scientologists are during an Anonymous protest when Craig Jensen — the Scientology “whale” who owns Executive Software — wouldn’t speak to me, even though we’d met before, and I greeted him by name.  He just turned away. I called after him as he crossed Sunset Blvd. on his way to …