So Scientology has recently been purchasing ad spots on social media sites including Twitter and Facebook. Scientology has always worked hard to recruit young people it seems like they’re investing in social media as well now. I know most people think Scientology is a joke but it’s a seriously dangerous cult which uses fear, extortion, violence, vandalism and various other unethical actions against those who oppose them both inside and outside the church. Here is key information on the abuses committed by Scientology:
•Scientology uses a form of pseudo-therapy called auditing which focuses largely on embarrassing and traumatic memories. Scientology collects the information you share and uses that information to threaten you if you oppose the church. They also charge huge amounts of money for auditing sessions (which is why they really are doing all this).
•They are extremely anti-psychology and psychiatry and pressure you against taking any antidepressants, anti-anxiety medication or any other drugs for mental health.
•They believe homosexuality can be “cured” and are blatantly homophobic. •Enemies of the church are labeled “suppressive persons” and it is forbidden to communicate with such people. This isn’t just to limit the negative press they receive but also is a manipulative tool. If you are in the cult and decide to leave or criticize the church you stand the risk of being completely cut off from your friends and family. “Suppressive Persons” are often also harassed, stalked, or threatened.
•If you’re new to Scientology and your family or friends are worried about you being in a cult you’re instructed to cut them out of your life, increasing your reliance on the support system (though there’s nothing supportive about it) the church give to you.
•Scientology’s doctrine includes the concept of “Fair Game”. This basically says that those who are judged a threat to the Church can be punished and harassed by any and all means possible.
•Because of this, they have no moral qualms about having their members lie in court which they use to defend themselves from lawsuits or charges that they’ve broken the law and also to help win lawsuits against their enemies. •They essentially spied on and stole information from the IRS and tried to frame the mayor of Clearwater Florida for a hit and run.
•Scientology filed 50 different lawsuits in one year against the Cult Awareness Network, an anti-cult organization. Using false testimony they won one of the suits and because the organization couldn’t pay the fine Scientology took the organizations name and logo so if you were calling to get out of Scientology you’d be unknowingly telling Scientology of your intentions. (For full transparency my mom was a member of the Cult Awareness Network before it was taken over and was sued individually by the Church of Scientology)
•Scientology has an official branch known as the Sea Org, a mixture between a paramilitary group and slavery, comprised of their most dedicated members including many children/teens who’ve been raised in Scientology. This is where some of the most rampant and terrifying abuse in Scientology occurs.
•Sea Org members often work over 100 hours a week for Scientology for around 2$ per hour.
•Sea Org member’s living conditions are terrible; they live in overcrowded communal rooms with up to 12 other people, are not given healthcare unless there is a free clinic in the area, often are forced to miss meals or sleep in order to successfully completed their work.
•Several former Sea Org members have accused the church of physical abuse. •Sea Org members may not have children and women who have become pregnant have reportedly been forced/coerced by their higher-ups to have abortions.
•Leaving Sea Org without permission automatically makes you a suppressive person, so young adults who’ve been raised in Scientology who want to leave are cut off from everyone they’ve ever known with no money or job and getting permission to leave can require 3 years of hard labor, social isolation, and group pressure.
thie above is 100% true. one of my friends has scientology and other cults as a special interest. there are hundreds of pages of documentation of their abuse that you can publicly read about.
it’s one of the scariest “religions” you’ll ever meet if not THE scariest because it was PURPOSELY created to make money. unlike most cults that do have some seed of genuine belief however twisted and off base the founders are, scientology was never a belief system – it was a get rich quick scheme for a terrible hack author who saw that there was more money to be made in manipulating people into a cult and then not letting them leave. higher and higher levels of scientology, which you have to take to be truly “clear” aka free of evil spirits, will cost you thousands and even millions of dollars. they will literally hook you into a billion year contract and then pursue you for any money you “owe” them, thousands of “back fees” for their religious training, if you try to leave.
stay the fuck away from anything marked scientology or dianetics. narconon (NOT the same as narcotics anonymous, the 12 step program) is also their thing. never even step FOOT into one of their free dianetics “auditing sessions” because they will use it to manipulate you into joining. they are incredibly persistent and will use every trick in the book to get you on board.
scientology: not even once.
It was a special interest of mine too for a while. This is all true.
They literally tried to drive a journalist crazy who reported on them critically. Paulette Cooper was her name.
They will literally attempt to make you paranoid if you ever cross them.
Hell, a few years back a guy from the BBC did a documentary on them and they did it to him, to the point where he explosively lost his temper at one of them on camera.
The intention being to make him look unstable in his own documentary so people wouldn’t believe what he was exposing.
Please read this, the church of Scientology is pure evil. Be aware of this truth.
I thought 4chan made them into a laughing stock, like, 10 years ago, why are people still taking it seriously?
if you really wanna know Scientology from someone who got into the highest ranks of it and spend millions upon millions of dollars on it, please consider watching or downloading Leah Remini’s documentary on A&E,
Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath
or even pirate it, it talks about EVERYTHING! From the origin, to the language and terminology(which you have to know if you want to debate about Scientology), the mind breaking techniques, strategies the church uses to silence critics, the abuse of individuals, and even some very clear proof that the church is all about image and covers almost every major incident in the last decades, the last episode is part a “reunion” of journalists and writers who confronted or tried to expose the church too and talk about how they are attacked or attempted to be persuaded away from writing about the church.
The first season is done and the second is coming this year still(if i’m right), and they are going cover stories of sexual assault in the church.
If you want to pirate even, mostly if you are outside of the USA, go for it, she only wants people to know the truth about the church and she and the network are rich so is not like neither of them are having financial troubles at the moment or really will if this is pirated.
Some of the things that are covered are her own experience as someone who was the church for decades since childhood and experienced every “category” of it, in the documentary she is working together with a man that actually worked side of the church chairman, as pretty much a smear campaigner organizer for the cult who has left the church too, but she also finds people and documents their experience too, from simple members to people to also came in contact with the high-ups. The documentary is not graphic, nor it is “tragedy mirror” every time was Leah is a comedian and most of the people have been able to rise themselves from the trauma, but if you are a very emotional person, you gonna cry hearing some of the stories of these people.
Here are some videos on Leah’s talking about the church, leaving it and her current work on exposing the cult:
^ 2 hour and 1 hour podcast, respectively.
^ And a video of some past decade happenings