Internet Resources on Scientology for newcomers

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  1. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    This list was compiled in 2007 although some areas may be outdated (for example Mike Rinder is no longer in). It contains a wealth of resources for people leaving scientology and seeking the truth of what happened to them.

    There are other sites as well now, please add to the list.
    ps Thanks Mary! :)




     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011
  2. Infinite

    Infinite Crusader

  3. Free Being Me

    Free Being Me Crusader

    Beautiful! :cheers2:
     
  4. Emma

    Emma Mother of Dragons Administrator

    I think some of those links are broken so if anyone wants to add to the list we can keep the OP updated.
     
  5. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    I've found and corrected some links, I'll work my way through it. I think the broken links are mostly from Xenu TV when the site changed.
     
  6. Panda Termint

    Panda Termint Cabal Of One

    It's a great list of resources, nonetheless. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Pooks

    Pooks MERCHANT OF CHAOS

    Very nice. Your time and effort in putting this together (and fixing the links) is much appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2011
  8. Lovinglife625

    Lovinglife625 Patron with Honors

    An impressive and helpful set of links!

    Feel free to add mine to this list if you would like:

    http://larrybren.blogspot.com/
     
  9. Panda Termint

    Panda Termint Cabal Of One

    Yes, Larry, that's a great link. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    Still working on the broken links, there were quite a few. Mostly I have found the correct site but can't find these. If you can, PM me and I will update the first post.

    StopScientology.com
    stop disconnection.com
    disconnectioninscientology.com
    whyaretheydead.net
    scientologykills.org
    Burning Bridges by Cathering Jacob. (was on xenu.net)
     
  11. A.K. Myers

    A.K. Myers Patron with Honors

  12. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    I think I am done updating the links in the opening post. If you find any more, please pm me.


    Also there are many wonderful videos in the video section of this message board. :)
     
  13. haiqu

    haiqu Patron Meritorious

    I laughed at this one. I knew Brad quite well for about 7 years through Fidonet in the 1990's. He's a Perth-based meek-n-mild Christian Fanatical Religious Zealot, or FRZ as we used to call them. (Actually, we preferred to jokingly tell people that it really meant "Free Range Zucchinis.")

    Nice enough guy, but with no real viewpoint about anything. In all that time he didn't once ask me about Scientology, even though he had ample opportunity.

    Secondary sources (i.e. compilers of other people's data) such as Bradley aren't really valid sites to be sending people for information. They simply spread the same old tired misinformation without evaluating it.

    I also notice that you didn't include Marty Rathbun's site - or at least if you did, I missed it amongst the remarkable amounts of dross.
     
  14. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    I didn't compile the list, just checked the links. Perhaps it needs a full scale revision. It's a very big job though and I can only do it a bit at a time. I would actually set it our more clearly. I'll take that link out and if there's any more let me know. Mostly I just clicked it to see if it worked and sought out the ones that had moved. :)
     
  15. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    CIFS.org.au

    I didnt see this one...

    cifs.org.au

    They have a lot of recent news articles from the media and other resources
     
  16. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    Thanks Jump, they are great. I'll add it now.
     
  17. Ulf K. Maier

    Ulf K. Maier Patron Meritorious


    ^^^BUMP^^^

    :hattip:

    Note to Emma: please make this thread a "sticky" for n00bs... thanks!!
     
  18. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    It already is. :)
     
  19. Ulf K. Maier

    Ulf K. Maier Patron Meritorious

    doh!

    I should really lurk moar ;)
     
  20. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

    Hi FTS, sorry I missed this thread. Yes, the list is old and has been updated to 2009 since but not posted since 2008 elesewhere.
    Some of the links got cut off in the copy pasting process from one forum to another, some are dead links. Some changedand of course there are many more to add. I will try to update this thread as I can.

    Here are some corrections on the above that you mention

    Burning Bridges by Cathering Jacob
    http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?t=579

    Why Are They dead has a new extention, so change the url to this:
    http://www.whyaretheydead.info/

    Looks like CoS bought up Valerie Emmanuel's expired scientology-kills.org site. Too sad. I or a host of others would have taken it over. Unfortunately, there are no archived copies at Internet Archive.org :no:

    re:StopScientology.com
    stop disconnection.com
    disconnectioninscientology.com

    Here are is an archived versions of the ones named above, which are accessable with this longer link, which cannot be broken up for it to work:
    http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20060829125422/http://www.scientomogy.com/religiousfreedomwatch/


    The owner of the above, Paul Horner owned a bunch of sites, some of which were taken over by critics or the church, some not. He was a controversial person (propensity for exaggeration, used drugs, and sold them on the net), to say the lest but his sites were good and I was sorry to see some of them go. He certainly knew how to grab attention and those sites helped, despite the naysayers. Hope he's drug free now.
    http://forums.whyweprotest.net/thre...ke-over-these-critic-sites-for-a-while.38145/

    His blog is still up
    http://stopscientology.blogspot.com/

    I will post a longer post with all that I have up to 2009 and bold the ones that are not on what you have in the OP ( which still work to my knowledge)
     

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