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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tanchi, May 6, 2017.
I only plan to lurk and read, but sometimes I have to ask Qs. I've never been in.
Welcome, ask away!
Welcome Tanchi. We do allow laughter also but it is not required Enjoy your lurking and reading.
Thank you for the welcome!
Welcome. As you have posted, I assume you have at least one question right now. . . .
Not really. Im still looking around. Big place!!
If this is all too much - OT III provides "Freedom From Overwhelm".
Bare Faced Messiah:
Cult Awareness and Information Centre
http://www.cifs.org.au/index.php Cult Information and Family Support
http://www.Factnet.org Lawrence Wollersheim's Cult information site
http://www.xenu.net Andreas Heldal-Lund's Operation Clambake
http://www.lermanet.com Arnie Lerma's 4500+ pages of Exposing the Con
http://www.xenutv.com Mark Bunker's Video & Audio archives for ex-scns
http://exscn.net/component/option,co...page/Itemid,1/ Ex Scientologist
http://www.scientology-cult.com/ - lots of articles
Open Letter To Mike Rinder From Rovert Vaughn Young
Personal Stories of former members
Former OT 7-telling her story since she left Scientology Tory
Christman.She Used to be Tory Bezazian http://www.torymagoo.org
Becoming Free to Shine... http://becomingfreetoshine.wordpress.com/
Friend of Mankind: 4 part documentary compiled from news broadcasts
Scientology - Through the Door - Interviews with ex-members of the Church of Scientology, exploring their reasons for joining, staying, and leaving.
http://alley.ethercat.com/door/ *Do your's online, too.*
http://www.lermanet.com/paulette-cooper updated June 2007 Paulette Cooper
I Escaped Scientology by John Duignan 9/11/07
OT VIII Michael Pattinson's Experiences
http://www.xenutv.com/blog/?cat=174 Maria Pia Gardini. OT VIII, Class 9 Auditor Exposes Scientology
The death of L Ron Hubbard: Documents and facts
Are the mysterious deaths of Lisa McPherson & L. Ron Hubbard
Documents Of A Lifetime - the uncensored L. Ron Hubbard papers
A PIECE OF BLUE SKY by Jon Atack
Inside Scientology /Dianetics How I Joined Dianetics/Scientology and
Became Superhuman by Robert Kaufman (1995 revision)
Top 20 pages visited on Lermanet.com
Operation Clambake (aka Xenu.net ) presents: FAQ's
The Scientology Critical Information Directory
Documenting critical information in the news and on the web
These, along with the list below, are just a FEW OF THE MANYsites with valuable information COS & OSA do not want you to access. Their fear is that you will find information that will prompt you to question matters that you have every right to question. That is what freedom is all about.
These sites are not placed in any particular order outside of
http://www.antisectes.net Roger Gonnet, Fmr Pres. of Lyon Org/ Lyon Assocs in France (In French)
http://www.lisamcpherson.org Jeff Jacobsen's site dedicated to Lisa, a CoS victim
http://www.xenu-directory.net The critics 'Who What where'
http://www.carolineletkeman.org/ Refund and Reparation
http://www.newsfrombree.co.uk/stolgy_0.htm Hartley Patterson ARSCC
http://www.lermanet.com/cos/toryonosa.htm Tory on OSA
http://www.operatingthetan.com/ Keith Henson
Dave Touretzky's ' The COS's Wacky secrets' 4 the Critical study of Scientology
We ex-members have our own org right here on the net....
http://www.perkinstragedy.org Jeremy & Elle Perkins Tragedy
http://www.raids.org Scientology Raided around the world
http://theunfunnytruth.ytmnd.com Lisa McPherson story (video)
http://www.scientology-lies.com. Kristi Wachter's site
http://truthaboutscientology.com Critical Facts, COS Stats and info
http://warrior.xenu.ca/ Mark Plummer's Archives
http://www.solitarytrees.net/ Ted Mayette & Friends
http://www.operatingthetan.com/ Keith Henson News
http://www.crackpots.org/ NarCONon is Scientology!
http://www.skeptictank.org/ Fredric L. Rice
http://xenutv.wordpress.com/ THE WOG BLOG from XENU TV
http://free-from-scientology.blogspo...s-on-what.html Tom Weeks
Archives of The Lisa McPherson Trust
David Mayo, ex Scientology proponent, talks of the 20 page despatch from L. Ron Hubbard to him, 1983-84 talk. YouTube video http://tinyurl.com/399r95
Operation Clambake presents: Hubbard Audio Collection -These are audio files in MP3 , WAV or RealAudio formats. The recording is actually L Ron Hubbard talking about these subjects: BTs | The Christ Game | Dumping | Friends | Frozen | Helicopter | No Christ | The Obscene Dog | Roman Catholicism | Van Allen | Venus | The Casbah | Espinol | Helatrobus Goals | Crowley | Jupiter | God | Inventing God | Yahweh | Calculus | Gamma Rays | God Dynamic | Know | Knowledge | Mars | Prison Planet | Ron the Mathematician | Smoking | Venusian | Blindness | Babies | Crocodile | Negro | Tech80 | Tech88
Letters to a Scientologist by Sasha Zbitnoff, 2nd Gen ex-Scn
Karen Pressley (formerly Karen Schless Pressley)
Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story
http://karenpressley.com/EscapingScientology.htm Help Stop The Suppression of Ex-Member Free Speech:
Support the book by Karen Pressley (formerly Karen Schless Pressley)
Celebrity Critics of Scientology - Celebrities against
CoS fears Hollywood's Mark Ebner
Scientology critical sites: Other Language Sites:
(Google has a translator http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en)
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY IN EUROPA : US CULT GO HOME!
MIEI ANNI IN SCIENTOLOGY Autore: MARIA PIA GARDINI (OT VIII / Cl 9)
& ALBERTO LAGGIA (Italy)
Declarations from the scientology official to the IRS
http://www.antisectes.net by Roger Gonnet, Fmr Pres. Lyon Org/
LyonAssoc. France Official texts, legal judgements, expertises, governmental reports on scientology and its employees (From France, in french)
French translations of Lisa McPherson Trust
http://xenu.com-it.net/ Italian Clam Bake
Jean-Luc Barbier Anti-scientologie
German Wochen-Review aus der alt.religion.scientology, seit 1995
Scam of Scientology (Netherlands) by Peter Schilte,aka 'Navy'
Here is a site that containspress coverage in many languages:
Message Boards & Groups
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XSO/ - XSO For Ex Sea Org Members
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/ OCMB - Operation Clambake Message Board
http://www.factnet.org/vbforum/ - Factnet Forum
http://forum.exscn.net/ - ESMB - Ex Scientologists Message Board
http://forum.rickross.com/ - Cult Education Forum
http://exscientologykids.com/eskforu...80be84d107189e - ESK - Ex Scientology Kids Forum
http://forums.whyweprotest.net/ WWP - Why We Protest (Anonymous)
http://www.scnforum.org/index.php?t=...b79034ae8249bc Scientology Forum - Gier Isene
Blogs of importance ( send me links. This section under
http://askthescientologist.blogspot.com/ Ask The Scientologist
http://larrybren.blogspot.com/ - Larry Brennan
http://leavingscientology.wordpress.com/ Leaving Scientology - Jeff Hawkins
http://mybillionyearcontract.com/ My Billion Year Contract - Nancy Many
http://blownforgood.com/ BFG Blown For Good - Marc Headley
http://isene.wordpress.com/ - Gier Isene
http://whenandnow.wordpress.com/ When and Now
http://caliwog.wordpress.com/ - Caliwog
http://alanzosblog.blogspot.com/2009...sm-part-1.html - Alanzo's Blog
http://bts2free.blogspot.com/2009/10...roduction.html - Scientology: Behind the Curtain BTs2Free John Peeler
http://ronthewarhero.org/ Ron the War Hero
http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/ Moving on Up a Little Higher
http://news-from-bree.blogspot.com/ Hartley Patterson
http://scientology-facts.blogspot.com/ Facts About Scientology by Shy David
http://wollersheim.blogspot.com/ Lawrence Wollersheim FactNet Blog
http://www.religionnewsblog.com/ Not afraid to post news critical of CoS
http://free-from-scientology.blogspot.com Formerly Fooled
http://clamicide.livejournal.com/ Tales of Scientology
http://bfhu.wordpress.com/2007/11/18/286/ Scientology Inside the Cult
http://scientologytm.blogspot.com/ Scientologytm blog
Top 10 Problems With Scientology http://tinyurl.com/2rn59v
Facts about Scientology as a religion: Web sites of importance:
http://www.bible.ca/scientology.htm "If you ain't got money.. ...."
Why Christians Object to Scientology:
Is Scientology compatible with Christianity? Let's ask L. Ron Hubbard
Church of Scientology Research resources, News, and News Archive
http://www.sweenytod.com/cos/ Scientology and Christianity Examined
http://www.religiousshunning.org The Committee on Religious Shunning Tom Cruise vs. Karen Schless Pressley-Scientology War of the Worlds
Scientology Comparative Religion This web site was created to promote the scholarly study of the beliefs and practices of Dianetics and Scientology
More Noteworthy sites:
Transcript: Q & A on Scientology w/ Richard Leiby, Washington Post 2005 http://tinyurl.com/djfch
STOP-WISE.BIZ >> Help for Scientology WISE victims
Ulf Brettstam 'psychiatric evaluation of El Ron H'
A psychiatric view with comments on the Admissions by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard From: Orkeltatte aka Ulf Brettstam
Subliminal Shock Therapy? Examination of the Scientology E-Meter
Dianetics Reviews from 1950 - or Dianetics may kill ( Corrected ) http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/dianetics-might-kill.htm
The E-Meter Papers.
A Critic looks at the Church of Scientology
Declaration of Don Larson ( Fmr Int Finance Exec,) 1988
Scientology in the UK Media
Martin Poulter Scientology Criticism (UK)
Dan Garvin's Story
Scientology & Dianetics - Tax-exempt Child Abuse and Neglect ?
Making Law, Making Enemies' about Helena Kobrin & Scientology
The American Lawyer March 1996
Edith Ervin's Story on Scientology
What Christians Need to Know about Scientology - by Margery
Scientology's Human Rights Abuses and Victims Stories
The Great Universe Corps Rip Off!! posted on OCMB by mr_bad
Truth is what sets us free. Never give up your right to seek and have truth. Having it makes a world of difference. Believe me. Better yet, find out for yourself by visiting these helpful sites.
rev. Dec 09, 2007"
Most all of the snipped items tell you what's bad in Scientology and (usually quite accurately) why it's bad.
In another vein, Clearbird has done a good job of accurately rewriting Hubbard's technical stuff so it's comprehensible (as much as possible with Scn). This link is the stuff up to Clear:
And if you really like shooting up the hard stuff, there's always the free 24/7 sessions from PaulsRobot. The Scn section of PaulsRobot3 is here (it's not nearly as good as most of the non-Scn stuff there):
But it won't make much sense.
Enjoy your lurking-time here!
So much to digest it may take a while to get your head around it all, but its all good in the long run and provides an excellent form of inoculation against mind-control manipulations for all sorts/varieties of culty activity, above and beyond just CoS and its various Hydra-like tentacles.
As also a 'never-in' I can appreciate the morbid fascination of understanding such abstracts, been at this for over 10 years now (oh man that makes me feel elder lololo) as a critic/observer/student-of-human-nature, and still, to this day, keep finding surprises and insights, like a never ending Easter egg hunt.
There are many, many good folks here, and they carry with them a wealth of knowledge and levels of compassion and understanding that are often hard to find these days, I am very proud to call some of them my friends as well!
It beats the shit outta twittering selfies on failbook with imaginary friends
Thanks to everyone. My question today is.. How much Hubbard/Dianetics/Sci.. doctrine do you think you retain? I ask because I don't believe everything in Xtian bibles, and folklore. But my indoctrination is strong, and I have always been fascinated with cults and cultic behaviour. Since I have been reading about Scientology cult, I'm feeling my foundations quiver a little.
Retain as in remember, or retain as in have assimilated and don't question?
And that second category subdivides into (simplistically) true and false.
Example: "man is basically good" is a fundamental Scn doctrine. But is it true?
Mostly assimilated, but! Sometimes my little memories surprise me, eg, scripture, bible stories. (Plagiarised as they may be).
Man good.. Hmm, I think that depends on where ya from. I trust people from my neck of the woods. A different story is me in a large town, or small city, or a casino, places where I have a very low level of trust!!
Just my opinion, I think one has to try to separate out their own inherent qualities and personality quirks first because Scientology indoctrination can appeal to something that is already in your nature and amplify it. And as you age these same qualities can become more inflexible and interwoven with age related cognitive issues. I think the later in life an individual realizes they have been conned and tries to separate out these 3 factors the more difficult it can be.
Scientology basically instills a system of reasoning whereby a person categorizes problems, solutions and observations according to LRH's precepts instead of using common sense. I think the Tone Scale is extremely destructive in this regard as it teaches that people are to be classified instead of understood and it doesn't allow for maturity, experience and growth that takes time. LRH isn't the only one to push this and the idea that people can be quickly and neatly pigeon-holed is very inviting.
Scientology teaches that there is causation behind everything - or, that there should be and you should strive for control and responsibility of it. But life just isn't like that. It's random and ridiculous and you must allow for time to play it's role in revealing outcomes. Life is easier if your thinking is flexible and patient but Scientology makes your thinking rigid and tries to compress time so you stress over things that you cannot change and reach wrong conclusions because you don't allow for unpredictable consequences to unfold.
I enjoy Scio watching because it is fascinating the consistency with which LRH and everything the Church has done since is so illogical and results in consequences that are so completely opposite of what they try to achieve in spite of all their cleverness, glib truisms and assertions that they alone understand logic.
questions about independent Sci...
Thanks for all responses!! I've been mulling them over today. Let me preface these questions by saying, 1) I type from my phone, I have pain in my wrists, so I try to be as succinct as possible. 2) I ask because I just want to know and compare, not to judge.
So enough build-up. As an Indie, or OTC, How closely do you adhere to Hubbard's scripture, practices, or advices? For instance, Fair Game policies? Hubbard wasn't the first to think of this. I'm thinking of Ferdinand and Isabella' s inquiringness, and Galileo.
And do yall go to doctors now? Still do the Purification Rundown?
Is your church or org still Anti-Psychiatry?
We're X Scientologists.
There are Indies here but for the most part we are not Scientologists nor practicing Scientology.
Re: questions about independent Sci...
Ex-Scientologists are pretty much the same as ordinary folk, like the general (non-Scn) population in every respect--except for one (1):
Former Scientologists are more street smart. They have the "wisdom" of having been mugged. And thus, they are more discerning and disciplined on what neighborhoods are safe to walk through--and which to avoid at all costs.
HELPFUL TIP: Scientology is a part of any culture's ecosystem--the ghetto. In that part of town, the local heroes are the grinning pimps and street corner drug dealers hawking their feel-good Kool-Aid. These are the "winning" and "total cause" ones who made it big. Anyone can clearly see their up-stat-ness by the flash and bling they adorn themselves with.
Yep, Tom is blingalicious. He has the biggest bling of all the thugdaddy's..Snoop, puffy/pdiddy, Biggie Smalls. That is one stupid lookin medallion.