One Good Thing from ARS

Alanzo

Bardo Tulpa
Mary McConnell has obviously been collecting Internet resources for years. I'm copying and pasting from her post here.

Check out these important videos and websites and save or bookmark this post for future reference. I find that the following are essential for the new reader:


Cult Awareness and Information Centre
http://www.culthelp.info/

http://www.altreligionscientology.org/

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

Former OT 7-telling her story since she left Scientology Tory
Christman.She Used to be Tory Bezazian http://www.torymagoo.org

Open Letter To Mike Rinder From Rovert Vaughn Young
http://www.lermanet.com/exit/tomikerinder.htm

Personal Stories of former members
http://home.snafu.de/tilman/mystory/
Friend of Mankind: 4 part documentary compiled from news broadcasts
www.xenutv.com/friendofmankind.htm

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.*

The death of L Ron Hubbard: Documents and facts
http://www.xenu.net/archive/hubbardcoroner/

Are the mysterious deaths of Lisa McPherson & L. Ron Hubbard
connected?
http://www.factnet.org/Scientology/hubbard_death.htm

Documents Of A Lifetime - the uncensored L. Ron Hubbard papers
http://www.spaink.net/cos/LRH-bio/lrhpaper.htm

A PIECE OF BLUE SKY by Jon Atack
www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/atack/

Inside Scientology /Dianetics How I Joined Dianetics/Scientology and
Became Superhuman by Robert Kaufman (1995 revision)
http://www.factnet.org/Books/InsideScientology/index.htm

Top 20 pages visited on Lermanet.com
http://www.lermanet2.com/top20.html

Affidavits and personal stories of life in Scientology
http://www.whyaretheydead.net/krasel/

Operation Clambake (aka Xenu.net ) presents: FAQ's
http://www.xenu.net/cb-faq.html

The Scientology Critical Information Directory
Documenting critical information in the news and on the web
http://www.xenu-directory.net

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
category:

Maria Pia Gardini. OT VIII, Class 9 Auditor Exposes Scientology www.xenutv.com/interviews/maria.htm

http://www.antisectes.net Roger Gonnet, Fmr Pres. of Lyon Org/ Lyon Assocs in France

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.gerryarmstrong.org

http://www.carolineletkeman.org/ Refund and Reparation

http://www.factnet.org/

http://home.snafu.de/tilman/mystory/ supporter and critic
testimonies

http://www.freewebs.com/chuckbeatty77

http://www.lisamcpherson.org

http://www.snafu.de/~tilman/

http://www.newsfrombree.co.uk Hartley Patterson ARSCC

http://www.lermanet.com/faqs.html

http://www.lermanet.com/cos/toryonosa.htm Tory on OSA

http://www.holysmoke.org

http://www.operatingthetan.com/ Keith Henson

http://www.stop-narconon.org

Dave Touretzky's ' The COS's Wacky secrets' 4 the Critical study of Scientology
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/ http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/

We ex-members have our own org right here on the net....
http://www.suppressiveperson.org/

http://www.religiousfreedomwatch.info To counter RFW disinformation.

http://www.jimmyr.com/blog/Scientology_Cult_Videos_197_2006.php

http://www.perkinstragedy.org Jeremy & Elle Perkins Tragedy

http://www.ScienTOMogy.com

http://www.suentology.com

http://www.raids.org

http://www.lermanet.com/paulette-cooper updated June 2007

http://theunfunnytruth.ytmnd.com Lisa McPherson story (video)

http://www.entheta.net/

http://www.modemac.com/cos

http://www.StopScientology.com

http://www.paulettecooper.com/

http://www.StopScientology.com

http://www.whatisscientology.net

http://www.parishioners.info

http://www.scientology-lies.com. Kristi Wachter's site

http://www.stopdisconnection.com

http://www.disconnectioninscientology.com

http://truthaboutscientology.com Critical Facts, COS Stats and info

http://www.whyaretheydead.net Scientology related Deaths

http://theunfunnytruth.ytmnd.com

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://fire.prohosting.com/tomweeks Tom Weeks

http://www.scientology-kills.org/ Valerie Emanuel's Scientology Kills

http://cgi.amazing.com/scientology/

http://www.scamofscientology.nl

Archives of The Lisa McPherson Trust
http://www.xenu.net/archive/events/lisa_mcpherson/the_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
http://www.xenu.net/archive/multimedia.html

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New additions:

Letters to a Scientologist by Sasha Zbitnoff, 2nd Gen ex-Scn
http://tinyurl.com/2tfw3g

http://www.helenandsasha.com/ltrs_to_a_scientologist-The Letters.htm


I Escaped Scientology by John Duignan 9/11/07
http://www.orato.com/node/3514/&page=1

OT VIII Michael Pattinson's Experiences
http://www.lermanet2.com/michaelpattinson/

Burning Bridges by Catherine (Pool) Jacob, former widow of John Boucher
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?highlight=boucher&t=579

Karen Pressley (formerly Karen Schless Pressley)
Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story
http://www.xenu-directory.net/critics/pressley1.html

http://karenpressley.com/links.asp (articles on scn are linked here)
Help Stop The Suppression of Ex-Member Free Speech:
Support the book by Karen Pressley (formerly Karen Schless Pressley)
http://tinyurl.com/3a8guz

http://www.amazon.com/Escaping-Scientology-Insiders-True-Story/dp/159...


An Illustrated History of Scientology in Color
http://www.rickvodicka.com/Scientology.htm

http://www.rickvodicka.com/CONTENT/scientology2/IHS-3.pdf


Celebrity Critics of Scientology - Celebrities against
Scientology
http://www.factnet.org/Scientology/celebcrit.html

CoS fears Hollywood's Mark Ebner
http://www.hollywoodinterrupted.com

BBC Radio report on Volunteer Ministers, 2 July 2006
http://www.daisy.freeserve.co.uk/stolgy_23.htm

Scientology in the media
http://home.primus.ca/~ronshar-p/frontcite.html

Facts about the Scientology's Volunteer Minister Program
http://cosvm.xenu-directory.net/

Scientology critical sites: Other Language Sites:
(Google has a translator http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en)

Schwarzbuch Scientology (Broschiert) von Ursula Caberta (Autor)
http://www.antipsychiatrieverlag.de/versand/titel/caberta.htm

Jean-Luc Barbier's
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY IN EUROPA : US CULT GO HOME!
http://www.anti-scientologie.ch/english-index.htm#H

Stadt Hamburg: Die Arbeitsgruppe Scientology-governmental group
Ursula Camberta runs in Hamburg. http://tinyurl.com/38nrf2
http://fhh.hamburg.de/stadt/Aktuell/behoerden/inneres/arbeitsgruppe-s...

MIEI ANNI IN SCIENTOLOGY Autore: MARIA PIA GARDINI (OT VIII / Cl 9)
& ALBERTO LAGGIA (Italy)
http://xenu.com-it.net/txt/mariapia05.htm
http://tinyurl.com/3d8to8
http://www.paoline.it/site_ecomm/libreria/prodotto.asp?dep_id=16&IdPr...


Declarations from the scientology official to the IRS
http://www.xenufrance.net

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)
http://www.antisectes.net/index-law.htm

http://scientologie.fraude.free.fr
http://ccdh.critique.free.fr
http://narconon.critique.free.fr

http://www.scamofscientology.nl

http://www.holysmoke.org/theta.htm

French translations of Lisa McPherson Trust
http://www.antisectes.net/indexlmt.htm

http://xenu.com-it.net/ Italian Clam Bake

http://xenu.com-it.net/update.htm


Jean-Luc Barbier Anti-scientologie
http://www.anti-scientologie.ch/index.html#H

Jean-Luc Barbier Anti-scientologie#H INDEX DEUTSCHE PRESSE-ARTIKEL
http://www.anti-scientologie.ch/Index-Presseartikel.htm#H

German Wochen-Review aus der alt.religion.scientology, seit 1995
http://www.religio.de/publik/arsfaq.html

Scam of Scientology (Netherlands) by Peter Schilte,aka 'Navy'
http://www.scamofscientology.nl/

Here is a site that containspress coverage in many languages:
http://www.moreaboutscientologycult.eu

Message Boards & Groups
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.religion.scientology/topics?lnk=gs....
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XSO/ For Ex Sea Org Members
http://ocmb.lermanet.us/discussion/
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/
http://www.factnet.org/discus/messages/26600/26600.html?1177143384
http://forum.exscn.net/
http://forum.rickross.com/

http://narcononvictims.com VICTIMS of NARCONON Message Board

Blogs of importance ( send me links. This section under
construction ;)

http://news-from-bree.blogspot.com/ Hartley Patterson

http://scientology-facts.blogspot.com/ Facts About Scientology by Shy David

http://stopscientology.blogspot.com/

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://thaddeusgadfly.com/ Are you a Scientologist? thaddeusgadfly

http://www.jimmyr.com/blog/Scientology_Cult_Videos_197_2006.php

http://ars-week-in-review.blogspot.com/ (a.r.s. Week in Review )
http://www.thethinkingblog.com/2007/05/scientology-exposed.html

http://scientomogy.blogspot.com/

http://www.blogtoplist.com/rss/scientology.html

http://xenubarb.blogspot.com

http://clamicide.livejournal.com/

http://bfhu.wordpress.com/2007/11/18/286/

http://www.theskepticsguide.org/sgublog/?p=53

http://scientologytm.blogspot.com/ Scientologytm blog
Top 10 Problems With Scientology http://tinyurl.com/2rn59v
http://listverse.com/bizarre/top-10-problems-with-scientology/#commen...


Facts about Scientology as a religion: Web sites of importance:

http://www.bible.ca/scientology.htm "If you ain't got money.. ...."
http://www.bible.ca/scientology-christianity-compared.htm

http://contenderministries.org/scientology.php

Why Christians Object to Scientology:
http://www.ctlibrary.com/ct/2000/september4/8.93.html

Is Scientology compatible with Christianity? Let's ask L. Ron Hubbard
www.skeptictank.org/compat.htm

Church of Scientology Research resources, News, and News Archive
http://www.apologeticsindex.org/s04a.html

Bradley Woodward's Christianity and Scientology - A Comparison:
http://www.ami.com.au/~bradw/cos/

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
http://tinyurl.com/yscl5n

http://www.4truth.net/site/apps/nl/content3.asp?c=hiKXLbPNLrF&b=78455...

Scientology Comparative Religion This web site was created to promote the scholarly study of the beliefs and practices of Dianetics and Scientology
www.ezlink.com/~perry/CoS/Theology/index.htm

Comparative list of important Landmarks between Scientology and Freemasonry
http://tinyurl.com/yw2zds

http://www.tracyrtwyman.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/ScientologyLandma...


More Noteworthy sites:


Transcript: Q & A on Scientology w/ Richard Leiby, Washington Post 2005 http://tinyurl.com/djfch

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2005/07/06/DI...


American Satan, L Ron Hubbard "Narration by the beast himself . The founder of the Cult of Scientology L Ron Hubbard" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yQb64WpoU8


STOP-WISE.BIZ >> Help for Scientology WISE victims
http://stop-wise.biz/index.html#WISE


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
http://www.lermanet.com/exit/hubbard-admissions-psychiatric-eval.html


Subliminal Shock Therapy? Examination of the Scientology E-Meter
http://www.lermanet.com/exit/shock.htm


Dianetics Reviews from 1950 - or Dianetics may kill ( Corrected ) http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/dianetics-might-kill.htm


The E-Meter Papers.
http://www.lermanet.com/e-metershort.htm


A Critic looks at the Church of Scientology
http://www.lisamcpherson.org/cos/index.htm


Declaration of Don Larson ( Fmr Int Finance Exec,now-wog) 1988
http://lisatrust.bogie.nl/legal/declaration-larson092888.htm


Scientology in the UK Media
http://cosmedia.freewinds.cx/media/uk2007.html


Martin Poulter Scientology Criticism (UK)
http://cosmedia.freewinds.cx/


Dan Garvin's Story
http://www.lermanet.com/exit/DanGarvin.htm


Scientology & Dianetics - Tax-exempt Child Abuse and Neglect ?
http://www.taxexemptchildabuse.net/


Making Law, Making Enemies' about Helena Kobrin & Scientology
The American Lawyer March 1996
www.skeptictank.org/makelaw.htm


Knut Vigeland, Norwegian lawyer, responds to Helena Kobrin
http://www.whyaretheydead.net/UK/HELENA/HO_KNUTT.HTM

The Infography about Opposing Views of Scientology
http://www.infography.com/content/485197600203.html


Edith Ervin's Story on Scientology
http://www.lisamcpherson.org/cos/editherv.htm


Why Kathy Won't Come Home
http://www.scientology-lies.com/press/independent/1995-03-31/why-kath...


What Christians Need to Know about Scientology - by Margery
Wakefield (1991)
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/wakefield/christians.html


Scientology's Human Rights Abuses and Victims Stories
http://www.factnet.org/Scientology/dianetics_abuse.html


The Great Universe Corps Rip Off!! posted on OCMB by mr_bad
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?t=15904

==============================
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.

==========================
Sincerely,
Mary McConnell
rev. Dec 09, 2007"


Awesome, eh?
 

Alanzo

Bardo Tulpa
I think it's everything in the English language on the Internet about Scientology.

It's fantastic!
 

chipgallo

Patron Meritorious
Speaking as an internet user since 1989, I have found that the most useful sites have some kind of "librarian" role. These people may or may not be experts in the subject, but they know where to go to find information. If there is a subject matter expert around to point out the best quality info, so much the better.

In discussion areas or newsgroups, unmoderated ones can fall apart under flame wars or off-topic bs. Anonymity (which may be required in order to get some to participate) can encourage rudeness. The best moderated USENET groups such as the "risks" and "telco" ngs were generally kept to a low noise level and were good references. The "alt" hierarchy is a wild-wild-west show where anything goes. Starting at alt.religion.scientology is akin to moving into a new town and meeting a crazy person as your first contact. Some of what they say is possibly true, but you feel a strong urge to talk with someone else to confirm. Sites like Clambake, Factnet, Lermanet and this one provide connections to presumably reliable resources.

I was lucky to work with a Knowledge Management expert in my day job. This web site is what she would call a "birds of a feather" group or a Community of Interest. It is a good example of that model and I compliment Emma as well as the other participants and experts. I may not read everything here but I enjoy the time spent.

Best wishes for the holiday season!
Chip
 

Voltaire's Child

Fool on the Hill
People post valuable information on critical sites, message boards and ngs.

One has to be able to separate the wheat (info, interesting dialogue, etc) from the chaff (flame wars, spam, etc.).

Hey...that's just like with Scn!!

:p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p :p

:coolwink:
 

gomorrhan

Gold Meritorious Patron
Mary McConnell has obviously been collecting Internet resources for years. I'm copying and pasting from her post here.

Scientology's Human Rights Abuses and Victims Stories
http://www.factnet.org/Scientology/dianetics_abuse.html [/FONT]

The Great Universe Corps Rip Off!! posted on OCMB by mr_bad
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?t=15904

==============================
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.

==========================
Sincerely,
Mary McConnell
rev. Dec 09, 2007"


Awesome, eh?

Umm, yeah, but whose truth? Frankly, I'll get mine from inspection. While there's a lot of interesting data on a lot of these sites, I don't think a lot of them have "the truth". I see truth as the the exact relationship between two or more points of data as seen from a particular viewpoint. So 'the truth' to me, concerning scientology or the Church, or anything at all, is "my truth" (and subject to change). Even the data are often debatable.
 
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