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Posted on Dec 11, 2009

Nancy Cartwright, the face behind the voice of Bart Simpson, is here to tell you in her non-cartoon voice about the excitement of recruiting new members for the Church of Scientology, which has long counted her among its members. There’s a “crusade” afoot in 2010, according to Cartwright ... and other enthusiastic Scientologists in this (leaked?) video ... to bring “ideal orgs” to every neighborhood—in buildings we can all “dig on!” And ones that serve really good food too!

It’s unclear, if you will, whether the COS wants this video to be accessible to those outside its fold, so watch it quick, as it’ll probably disappear if that isn’t the case.  —KA

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By Jambug, December 14, 2009 at 5:08 pm Link to this comment
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Save me, Scientologists!  The whole world is INSANE and I can’t TAKE IT ANY MORE!  Only your superior wiping of my Thetans will prevent me from destroying myself!!!  Take me to your ISLAND OF SANITY!!!  GAAAAHHH!!!!  Alien Thetans in my hair, clinging to my elbows, mucking up my television reception!!!  THERE’S ONE NOW!!!  Tom Cruise use your witchcraft on me!!!

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By Samson, December 14, 2009 at 4:37 pm Link to this comment

Go find the SouthPark episode on Scientology.  I’m sure its online somewhere.  Great stuff for puncturing this nonsense.
I love to read science fiction, but how could anyone follow a religion created from nothing by a science fiction writer?  And if people are going to be that silly, why couldn’t these people pick Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land” as their example to follow?  At least pick a good writer to go nuts over.

If I start writing tonight, will someone please come pay me $10 million to learn the secrets of my new religion? 

Of course, in Stranger in a Strange Land, the character kept a big pot of money next to the front door of his house/temple.  Anyone of his followers who wanted money to take out into the outside world just needed to grab some.

Obviously not the model to follow if you want your invented religion to make you wealthy!  L.Ron Hubbard’s model instead has all of his followers empty all of their money into his pot and leave empty handed back out into the world.

I guess this at least explains why SouthPark instead of the Simpsons did such a nice job on scientology.  I guess they finally found an episode idea that the Simpsons didn’t do first.

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By The Ronbot Hunter, December 14, 2009 at 4:06 pm Link to this comment
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You can go anywhere on the internet and you will find 90 to 98 percent of the people posting articles against the Godless Cult of Greed and Sin.

Its reputation has no recovery, no matter the millions it spends to hide its sins and secrets.

Its members are running out as fast as they can, and even exposing more and more scams and frauds.

I hope to see the day when there will be auctions at each center, to sell off its empty course rooms.

$cientology has shot its own foot. Now it can’t hide and is dropping down its own Tone Scale.

Please keep up the good work, and help us Ex-scientologists end the Godless cult for good.


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By amy, December 14, 2009 at 1:30 pm Link to this comment
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The Crusade?  Wasn’t there already a Crusade? It didn’t go so well for many of us. 
It certainly doesn’t make me feel welcomed!  (I’m Jewish, if you couldn’t tell from
the sarcasm.)

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By WriterOnTheStorm, December 14, 2009 at 1:28 pm Link to this comment

While it’s true that Hubbard created his “new religion” on a dare from the editor of Fortean magazine, the greater
truth is that Scientology’s sci-fi-meets-psy-chology concepts about Thetans and Clears are no more ridiculous
or dangerous than many other fantasy cosmologies or false ideologies poisoning minds all across the globe. In
fact, other religions have historical track records of murder and oppression yet somehow enjoy an untouchable
status even in evolved societies. So far, it looks like Scientology is more dangerous to your wallet than to your
neck, but it’s still in its infancy, give it some time…

This current foray into public relations seems aimed at reducing the anxiety most feel whenever they sense the
intrusion of a made-up fantasy world-view that is not their own made-up fantasy world-view. Scientology needs
recruits apparently, and that means they intend to scour America’s Springfields in search of the gullible and the
powerless. Something tells me they’ll find plenty of candidates out there, since our training to be good little
consumers cultivates gullibility and feelings of powerlessness in order to keep us in buying mode.

I have to laugh when I think this whole thing was founded by a smooth talking charlatan. An itinerant charmer
and a talented but self-occupied scoundrel whose real story—if it could ever be told without incurring the
wrath of an army of jackbooted lawyers—would be fascinating to many.

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By DaseinX, December 14, 2009 at 10:20 am Link to this comment
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Well if this is not a clear indicator that the world is
coming to an end i dont know what is…be very scared
people, the advancement of scientology is not a good

p.s. “crusade” ? “Changing the world” ?

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By RonniNY, December 14, 2009 at 10:05 am Link to this comment
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The cults are scrambling for territory these days, all of them hell bent on taking over the world for their “religious beliefs”. 

This video reminds me of this uber christian movement that Palin is part of. They’re also out to take over the world. (not even joking. this is their goal and they talk openly about it )  Palin’s has been anointed as one of the leaders.  It is amazing what these folks are organizing to do and they have a huge following.  Here’s a video talking about the Seven Mountain Mandate:  It’s an eye opener!

You can also google “Seven Mountain Mandate” or “Seven Mountain Strategy” and you’ll find a lot more info.  We really need to be aware of these movements and shouldn’t dismiss them lightly.  They’ve got Palin where she is today. They’re not kidding around and they’ve got big bucks behind them.  There are already a number of them in govt office and effecting policy.  Time to wake ourselves up and make sure we know who we’re voting for and what their backgrounds are.

These folks want to bring back biblical law.  They want to purge gays and non-Christian religions.  They are anti-Catholic and believe that those praying to Mary, mother of Jesus, are praying to a demonic entity.  They believe in witches and the need to run them out of town when they’re found.

No matter the name they call themselves, all of these groups are extremists and no different than the Taliban. We’ve got to do our reading and vote accordingly.

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By NYCartist, December 14, 2009 at 10:02 am Link to this comment

Only place that I don’t complain is not wheelchair accessible is their space(s) near Times Sq.

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By RootJensen, December 14, 2009 at 7:19 am Link to this comment

As a video editor I could only say YYAAAAWWWNNNN!!!!
As a modern human being I can only say GOD? Who?
Divine humans?? We may be the higher beast of this world, but God? Archiac and UNhuman.

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By dihey, December 14, 2009 at 6:57 am Link to this comment

I have always wondered why beliefs such as Scientology need to invent exotic terms. According to them I am a “thetan” trapped on Earth. Why are there rich “thetans” and poor “thetans”?

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By thebeerdoctor, December 14, 2009 at 5:43 am Link to this comment

I had two significant run-ins with the Hubbardites. First time was a long time ago, out in Las Vegas, where the Scientologists were scooping up tourists for a supposed personality test. I was young and stupid at the time (okay now I am old and stupid) and I listened to their insane psycho babble. When the presentation ended, one of their members asked me what I thought. I replied: I think you all are full of shit. (I was a blunt young cuss in those days.)
Move forward a couple of decades later. I meet a musician who becomes attracted to Scientology, because his favorite musician, Chick Corea, was an enthusiastic member. So Mr. Misguided enrolls in to their organization, only to have his entire bank account scooped out by “the church”, a few months later. He arrived on my doorstep to announce he had been hoodwinked. Which I hear is standard modus operandi for the Hubbard Church: get some high profile celebrities (Tom Cruise, John Travolta, etc) to act as the lead goats to lure the lambs in for economic slaughter.My god these bastards are unrelentingly ruthless: they nearly destroyed the gifted songwriter Van Morrison, during the early treacherous 1980’s. Of course this was before Van said NO GURU NO METHOD NO TEACHER. Amen to that.But there seems to be no end to these Dianetic dingbats.

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By Warren Metzler, December 14, 2009 at 12:53 am Link to this comment
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Please don’t worry about this. The philosophical basis for scientology is
true insanity. Anyone with common sense sees major contradictions right
away, and never considers spending a penny. Anyone who abandons
common sense, does so through deliberately avoiding reality for an
extended period of time, and so deserves all the cons to which he
succumbs. Plus, once you abandon common sense, it is only through
repeated trauma you realize you must do the work to once again take it

Scientology will never achieve the critical mass to affect anyone other than
its followers.

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By expat in germany, December 14, 2009 at 12:20 am Link to this comment
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Why does any church or religious organization get a tax-exempt status, anyway?
Shouldn’t this fuzzy practice be challenged in the first place?

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By RickinSF, December 13, 2009 at 7:44 pm Link to this comment
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I’ve watched my last episode of “The Simpsons.”

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By gabriel, December 13, 2009 at 4:23 pm Link to this comment
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So let’s expose them some more. In our studies we have found some facts and trends: and you can check all this for yourselves;
Hubbard studied with Aleister Crowley - satanist/freemason/illuminati. Hubbard used the worst of the worst of CIA mind experiments to start his cult, Scientology is an exact copy. CIA was created by the Vatican. Freemasons used to be called Templars before Friday the 13th massacre. Templars used to work for the Vatican till that time, but started out really poor. Couldn’t even afford a horse per man, had to share one. They got rich off banking. Who runs the banks now?
Vatican was and is hiding certain info. Templars went to Jerusalem to find the holy grail at Solomon’s temple. They dug under it but only found books. For some reason they became very rich after visiting Ethiopia. Vatican and Templars have been competing to find the holy grail or Christs possessions. Hitler did same. Scientology uses same symbols as Templars, Freemasons, Vatican, 10 lost tribes of Israel, Islam and any other sect that come from them. What does it all mean? To find out step by step watch first 2 videos here:
You will be totally amazed at the secrets they have been hiding. Be patient and watch, it’s well worth it. You want to stop them then watch. If you don’t watch then you won’t know anything what all those groups are really about.

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By Robert, December 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm Link to this comment
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Oh my…  the enthusiasm, the excitement, the energy, the positiveness of it….. 

It’s so like the missionary training I had as a Mormon missionary in 1981…  10 years before I left that cult. 

The so the ideal orgs are ‘safe havens.’  Why don’t they just work to make the home a ‘safe haven?’ 

All organized religion is dangerous - or has the ability to become dangerous.  If not in a violent way, simply by taking over the mind of individuals. 

If I hadn’t been gay, and the Mormons one of the most homophobic churches out there, I’d never have had a factor to cause conflict in my mind enough to eventually leave it. 

I first saw being gay as a cross to bear.  Now I see it as a wonderful blessing because the conflict it caused in me as a Mormon forced me to open my eyes.  It took ten years for me to detach from it and to think on my own. 

When I hear this talk, it is so familiar.  And it makes me squirm a bit..

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By Mike, December 13, 2009 at 1:09 pm Link to this comment
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Fascinating.  No, these folks ARE nuttier than others, if we define “nutty” as “evangelical”, that is to say, driven by the need to make other people think as they do.  They are right in there with Christianity and Islam in that regard.

On the other hand most human religions, from Hindu to Buddhist to Jewish to Animists of many kinds… the list goes on…  have a lot to offer human beings and are ethical because they are, in the main and as practiced by most adherents, not devoted to the proposition that you are inadequate (or unsaved or evil) if you do not subscribe to their world views.

So, yeah, these folks are certifiable, just like most Christianity and Islam.  No surprise of course since Scientology is part of Christian culture in a deep sense… just another evangelical cult. 

The vindictive capitalist psychopaths who run the operation just give it a little extra spice of sickness.

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By GeorgeM, December 13, 2009 at 9:16 am Link to this comment
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I’m with eyeroll…no nuttier than any other religion. They’re all man-made (for the most part) monstrosities that create absurd delusions designed for use in controlling, oppressing, robbing and manipulating other humans. It’s pathetic primitivism….

And Scientology is such a fucking joke among the pantheon of ludicrousness that represents the dancing, japing, jiving, killing humans that swear by their brand of BS…it’s unadulterated science fiction written by a guy who knew how to play some suckers for their $. Just like all the rest of the religions.

What is astonishing to me is how people can be so fucking stupid?

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By Inherit The Wind, December 13, 2009 at 6:51 am Link to this comment

I know some ex-Scientologists—they are a lot poorer than they would have been if they had saved all the $$$ they wasted on these scoundrels.  And the COS is positively VICIOUS to anyone who leaves. I’m surprised they don’t have a Wahabi like death “fatwa’ on “deserters”.

KJ: Think of all the energy recycled if you heated your home with all the pamphlets you got shoved on you in Times Square! (LOL!)

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By THE RONBOT HUNTER, December 13, 2009 at 5:09 am Link to this comment

When they try to recruit you into their Godless Cult of Greed and Sin on the street, it is best to know that talking to the Brain-washed Ronbot standing in front of you—is useless. To him you are a body and no more. They call it body-routing.

Their job is to get your brainless body INSIDE.

If you oppose them in any way, their training will ID you as a suppressive person (SP). As an SP you can be injured or robbed.

The best think to do is look at them in disgust, to let them know how we feel about them. Insulting them makes you feel good, but having no brains of their own, it won’t penetrate.

They are trained only with cult policy, and will always respond with cult policy.

They way to defeat them is simple. It is called dissemination. Talk to all the people you know and educate them on the scams, frauds, and crimes of the dangerous and deadly cult.

Tell everyone you know and tell them to go on the Anti-Scientology websites, created by Ex-Scientologists that have first hand knowledge of the truth.

The IRS is another weak-point. Call all the politicians you can and ask them to start an action, to remove the black-mailed IRS agent’s declaration that Scientology is a real religion.

$cientology can NOT prove any of their claims.

Make them prove their claims and you will expose them for the evil Godless suppressive persons that they are.


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By eyeroll, December 13, 2009 at 3:13 am Link to this comment

No nuttier than any other religion.

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By James Lightfield, December 12, 2009 at 8:27 pm Link to this comment
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Well, as is typical, the one-lifers (those who can’t recall their existence prior to their current bodies—let alone recall what happened to them in this lifetime mother’s womb) are wallowing in their myopia of self-righeousness. If they only knew how tedious and banal their commentaries are.

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By swisskitsch, December 12, 2009 at 1:48 pm Link to this comment
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Scientology is no different than any large church or corporation who has a
product or service that has “perceived value”. Yes the churches are tax exempt.
But so are the corporations who take advantage of tax laws that are written by the
lobbyist who represent them.  We live in a plutocracy. Accept it or change it. Get
off you butts and organize. The fight is not with Scientology, it’s with the
ignorance inflicted on the populous by histrionic pundits who turn complex issues
into adolescent gossip. And you just bought in again. Our country has been
overthrown by special interest. Lets stay focused.  Vote progressive, vote 3rd
party. Demand REAL change.

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By Byron Savage, December 12, 2009 at 1:47 pm Link to this comment
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Holy shit, they are quite clearly planning to take over the world Damien style.

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By matthew, December 12, 2009 at 11:32 am Link to this comment
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This is hilarious! Are these all the “actors” that thought they’d meet Tom Cruise when they joined? hahaha!

They people are so lost! hahahaha I hope they can all get out of their cult.

So funny yet very sad.

But mostly funny.

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By Chandidevi, December 12, 2009 at 11:20 am Link to this comment
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Their comments don’t make any sense.  They are talking gibberish.  Scientologists aren’t exactly mental giants.  The brighter ones, like Mark Headley, have defected and exposed the dark side of this evil cult.  They speak in generalities about nothing.  L. Ron Hubbard was certified a paranoid schizophrenic and was on psychotropic medicine for most of his life.  He died a raging lunatic.  His autobiography was completely fabricated.

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By Kay Johnson, December 12, 2009 at 9:31 am Link to this comment

The following article is eye-opening! It’s a three-part series and includes a report on the death of Lisa McPherson.

As I suspected, the Church of Scientology is tax exempt.

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By rumble, December 12, 2009 at 9:11 am Link to this comment
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“the old man” is an affectionate nick name for L Ron Hubbard among scilons.

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By peterjkraus, December 12, 2009 at 9:07 am Link to this comment

Thetans, huh? Space ships and Dawn of the Dead. Kooks, the bunch of them. Fascist freaks, with a nice tax exemption for their coven.

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By Helix Barkoff, December 12, 2009 at 9:05 am Link to this comment
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Scilons live in their own little world, that their
hundred thousand dollar plus 1950’s sci fi
“technology” (primitive lie detector + talk
therapy), this mind control they use on people, is
going to “save the planet.”

Thus the disparity between their internal videos,
like this one where the insanity really shows, to
the videos meant for the public, which show people
just being exuberant, but offering very little
information on what Scientology is. They can’t say
it is a mind control scam, so they have to pretend
it is EVERYTHING, that it is LIFE itself. 

That their outrageously expensive brainwashing is
going to reach every child in a city, once their
“Org” opens up…come on, how many people in smaller
cities have even ever met a Scientologist.

Scientology may not appeal to most sane people, but
the people who get hooked, become such devoted
zombies, that they are trained to do ANYTHING to
Keep Scientology Working.

They are trained liars. In the 1950’s, before the
public, Hubbard tried and failed to prove there is
even such a thing as a Scientology “clear” and he
never tried to prove anything again to people who
aren’t brainwashed in the cult.

Hubbard claimed such outrageous things such as that
he was blind and healed himself with Dianetics, and
his followers just eat this stuff up, never looking
at the historical record, in his military and
medical records, which list his most serious problem
as a stomach ulcer.

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By Kay Johnson, December 12, 2009 at 8:38 am Link to this comment

About three years ago, I suddenly found myself having to wind my way through Times Square Station to Grand Central in order to go uptown on the east side of NYC. The Shuttle is the means of travel. Evidently, I was oblivious to the subject of proselytizing religions in the city. Each day, as soon as I entered Times Square Station—after using my Metrocard, Jehovah Witnesses met me. Second, the Scientologists forced their printed information on me. Then, I always ran into a couple of Jesus cults, and finally, the Mormons met me with their pamphlets. In the end, I quit taking the shuttle, and opted on walking from the west side, to the east side, catching the 6 train on 51st Street and Lexington so that I could avoid the various proselytizers. I concluded that so many churches/religions worked the streets/subway stations of NYC because there were probably more sinners, according to their views, per-square-foot, in the city than anywhere else. No doubt, a few unwitting subway travelers are recruited.

At the same time, I began to notice that in mid-town (Scientologists are located at 227 West 46th St. and at 349 West 48th St.), in NYC, these so-called religions occupy/own huge buildings—and more than likely, they pay NO taxes of any kind. Real estate in mid-town is very expensive—at least it is for most of us.

Although I am a reader, I have never really been a fan of science fiction, and therefore, I have never read L. Ron Hubbard’s books. However, I am aware of some of the underlying principles the Scientologists espouse in their dogma. Until I experienced the Scientologists handing out printed information in the Times Square subway station, I had NO idea that they proselytized in order to recruit.

A couple of weeks ago, when I was walking up 3rd Avenue in NYC, on my way home, I noticed that the Scientologists have a storefront (2250 3rd Ave.) in East Harlem. This must be part of their “crusade,” their “shoulder to shoulder crusade” for “ideal orgs” and their “islands of sanity,” as described in the video offered above.

“Google “the truth rundown” to see where her money is going.”—Tom

Thanks, I’ll be looking into this issue, too! It’s time to turn OFF the Simpsons in order to quit funding this new brand of crusades.

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By Howie Bledsoe, December 12, 2009 at 7:45 am Link to this comment
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eat my shorts, cartwright…
you and mr. burns will make great buddies.

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By THE RONBOT HUNTER, December 12, 2009 at 6:59 am Link to this comment
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Who cares about their new claims?

The fact is that the Godless Cult of Greed and Sin is dying out, all around the world.

For proof just walk into any Mission and see how many students are there reading—The God Ron’s policy letters.

You will always see less than 6, and many times just one or two each day.

There are now 6 Ex-Scientologists for every active member. And more leaving the Godless Cult each day.

Many are bringing prove of crimes with them, to post on the Anti-Cult websites.

Know this for a FACT, Scientology kills even its own members.


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By sister of a Sea Org member, December 12, 2009 at 1:32 am Link to this comment
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These people are really bizarre.  Scientology is not a church.  It is a dangerous cult that is just after money and power.  What other church makes you pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to find out its belief system?  They demand more and more money to money from members, as on this video.  And they mistreat staff horribly - see “Blown for Good,” the new book by Marc Headley, which exposes how badly staff are treated, how poorly the cult is managed, and why the “ideal orgs” aren’t being built as planned.  Scientology attacks anyone who speaks out against it - the Fair Game policy says you can attack and destroy enemies of the church .  My sister has been at the Int Base in Hemet for years.  Calls and mail are screened.  They don’t have access to email or internet.  They should be investigated for labor abuses.

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By DaveZx3, December 12, 2009 at 12:42 am Link to this comment

“Islands of sanity for people to go to”, says Cartwright.  These people need to be exposed at great length to kill, dead in its tracks, any growth of this movement. 

Any shallow dig shows the true nature of scientology, which is to suck money out of its followers.  Similar to many other pseudo-religions except, once in, it is like organized crime, you cannot get out.

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By Stayjit, December 12, 2009 at 12:13 am Link to this comment
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This reminds me of Tarvuism. I like Tarvuism better.

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By Chris, December 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm Link to this comment
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Yeah, this is some crazy stuff, but no crazier than more mainstream religions.  Religions are all dangerous nonsense.

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By San Jacinto Local, December 11, 2009 at 4:27 pm Link to this comment
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Since I live right next door to Gold (the COS headquarters in Gilman Springs, CA) This is scary junk.

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By Tom, December 11, 2009 at 4:11 pm Link to this comment
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How many lives have been directly destroyed by her $10 million donations?

I hope Cartwright is one day exposed for the monster she is. 

Google “the truth rundown” to see where her money is going.

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