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Introduction to Hubbard
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Scientology as a religion
Jon Atack Essay
Scientology and Others
Scientology and their enemies
Attitudes towards lying
Scientology price list
How to justify beating your wife
Margery Wakefield's essays
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for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to
make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own
reprint, May 1980, p.1
Later he created the
Church of Scientology.
Read about some of the legal
threats I am facing because of this web page.
These pages are a collection of
information regarding the Church of Scientology and it's dealings with
the world around it. Let me be the first to say that they are not
a flattering look at Scientology. Let me also say that most of
this information is not my own. It is collected from various
public sources around the web and newsgroups. While there is
reference to "secret" teachings, none of the documents are
stored on this server (although links to sources may be provided).
This page does assume that the reader has an understanding of
Christianity, its basic theology and teachings regarding Jesus
Christ. It looks at some of the theological issues that divide the
two religions, and also has a long hard look at L. Ron Hubbard himself.
I do this because it is my belief that a 'thing' is as only as strong as
the foundations it is built on. Take Christianity, for example. It is a
religion that is 100% dependant on the character and person of Jesus
Christ. If it could be proven that Jesus was of bad character, lied,
stole, etc, then the entire Christian faith is worthless. It becomes
nothing more than a social group with some rather strict membership
Similar is Scientology. It is built entirely on the discoveries and work
of L. Ron Hubbard. The organisation runs and behaves according to his
rules, ideas and beliefs. Because of this, it is valid to examine the
character and person of L. Ron Hubbard in order to see the foundations
of the Scientology religion, and if in fact LRH had the right, the moral
and the spiritual authority to say what he did.
Introduction to L Ron Hubbard
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, March
13th 1911 - January 24th 1986. It is written about LRH that he
brother" to the "Blackfoot Indians"|
|A few other less
remarkable things, such as poet, musician and explorer.|
Looking at that list, the
most remarkable aspect of his life is that he had time to do it
all. It would take a normal person till they were about 100 to
achieve all LRH said he'd done.
In Dianetics: The Modern
Miracle, February 6, 1952, LRH stated:
"I happen to be a nuclear
physicist; I am not a psychologist nor a psychiatrist nor a medical
In fact, he did study
Engineering at George Washington University, but took only one unit of
Nuclear physics, and didn't even manage to pass that. He was
award an F mark. In his entire stay at GWU, his average grade
This is a very odd claim for
Ron to have made. Odd because it is very easy to verify the
claims in detail, by requesting the details of his naval record from
the US Navy themselves. The Navy has been very generous in its
provision of the records.
||The truth is:
with injured optic nerves, and lame with physical injuries to
hip and back, at the end of World War II, I faced an almost
non-existent future. My service record states: "This
officer has no neurotic or psychotic tendencies of any kind
whatsoever," but it also states "permanently disabled
physically." - L. Ron Hubbard, "My
immediate cause of Hubbard's hospitalisation in 1945 was a
duodenal ulcer, for which he received treatment. He also claimed
to be suffering from bursitis, arthritis, short-sightedness
caused by "exposure to tropical sunlight" and a
variety of other complaints.
Sources: Hubbard's Veterans Administration file; US Navy records
of medical examinations of Hubbard
|Hubbard sunk one (or
two) enemy submarines off the Oregon coast. ("L. Ron
Hubbard - A Chronicle", 1990; "Ron The
inquiry by the US Navy found that there was no definite evidence
of any submarines having been present and that there was a known
magnetic deposit nearby on the sea floor which could have caused
anomalous readings on Hubbard's detection equipment. The PC
class of subchasers were relatively weakly armed; the 317 PCs
destroyed only three submarines (only one of those in the
Pacific) in the entire war.
Blood Brother to the
Blackfoot Indian tribe.
This is a fairly silly
claim. Scientology researches should have investigated this a
bit further, because it is documented that the Blackfoot tribe dismiss
the idea of "blood brothers" as Hollywood myth. It is not
a practise they take part in! The LA Times ran a series back in
1990, looking at Scientology. As part of this, they of course
looked at Hubbard, the man. This is part of what they wrote.
As L. Ron
Hubbard told it, he was 4 years old when a medicine man named
"Old Tom" made him a "blood brother" of the
Blackfeet Indians of Montana, providing the inspiration for the
Scientology founder's first novel, "Buckskin Brigades."
But one expert on the tribe doesn't buy Hubbard's account.
Historian Hugh Dempsey is associate director of the Glenbow Museum
in Calgary, Canada. He has extensively researched the tribe, of
which his wife is a member.
He said that blood brothers are "an old Hollywood idea"
and that the act was "never done among the Blackfeet."
As for "Old Tom," Dempsey has informed doubts. For one
thing, he said, the name does not appear in a 1907 Blackfeet
enrollment register containing the names of hundreds of tribal
For another, "It's the kind of name, for that period (1915),
that would practically not exist among the Blackfeet," he said.
"At that time, Blackfeet did not have Christian names."
Never the less, Scientology
apologists insist on continuing this lie. I found it referenced
on at least two official Scientology web sites. You can find out
more on this at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/la90/la90-1e.html.
This at least was
Scientology is a religion
invented by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer who died in 1986.
It is a mixture of the 'science of mental health' and religious
philosophy. They believe that through their technologies and practises
they can, through their own effort, achieve immortality and spiritual
as a religion
The official numbers put the church as "ministering to some 8
million people in more than 100 countries", although how many of
those 8 million are active Scientologists is not mentioned.
The upper teachings of Scientology are similar to those of a UFO based
religion. They teach that Earth is a prison planet, home to the souls
of millions of murdered intergalactic beings. They teach that an evil
galactic overload named Xenu had them all killed in order to solve a
massive overcrowding problem. This is known as Incident 2. This is not
a joke. These are the actual teachings of Scientology. Ex-members have
confirmed it. For a complete analysis of Incident 2, please see http://www.xs4all.nl/~kspaink/fishman/ot3.html.
Scientology claims to be
compatible with all religions. This section looks at that claim, with
a special focus on how it relates to orthodox Christianity.
I'm not allowed to pray, take communion or join in worship without
permission of three people?
L. Ron Hubbard, the creator of Scientology, speak
for himself . In these sound files, you will find Mr Hubbard
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|Claim the the reason for the Islamic faith was because the trade
in Mohammed's town wasn't very good, so he invented the faith to
"boost" it a little|
|Claim that man invented God|
|Claim that there was no Christ|
|The Christian faith is part of an implant, a false memory
planted by an evil space alien|
|Say that because Scientology and Christianity disagree, the
Christian religion cannot be true|
|Claim to have been nearly run down by a train on Venus. (yes,
the planet Venus - i kid you not).
|A number of other things, that you'll just have to listen to
A Scientology book titled
"Theology & Practice of a Contemporary Religion
Scientology", (Bridge Publications, 1998. ISBN 1-57318-145-5)
includes Bryan R. Wilson's essay "Scientology - An Analysis and
Comparison of its Religion Systems and Doctrines". In this he
says "Scientology differs radically from traditional Christian
churches [ ... ] in matters of ideology, practice and
On the subject of dual membership with Scientology and other faiths,
Dr Wilson says
"I have spoken with senior Church officials as well as
individual Scientologists on the this aspect of Scientology and
their response was that while exclusivity is not required, it comes
about as a matter of practice. According to them, as one becomes
more involved with Scientology, one inevitably discards one's prior
faith. For example, my experience is that a Jew who becomes a
Scientologist might remain affiliated with Judaism for cultural
reasons and might celebrate Jewish holidays with family and friends,
but he or she would not practise and would not believe in Jewish
theology. From my view as a scholar this explanation seems correct.
Scientologists regard their faith as a complete religion demanding
dedication of its members."
As a Christian, you look to
the bible for the word of God. It's in there you find God's
revelation to mankind. You don't look else where for it.
New recruits to the Church
of Scientology are told that they can practice their religion of
choice and Scientology at the same time. The official introductory
handbook "What is Scientology?" (1992) states (p 544):
Scientology there is no attempt to change a person's beliefs or to
persuade him away from any religion to which he already
is all-denominational in that it opens its membership to people of
in Scientology does not mean that there is any necessity to leave
your current church, synagogue, temple or mosque."
respects all religions. Scientology does not conflict with other
religions or other religious practices"
In 1993, the Church faced an
inquiry by the American IRS, regarding their tax exempt status.
This quote shows that as a member of their Church, you are
"expected" to be a Scientologist first and foremost.
The bible insists that a Christian put no other before God.
Since when does a Christian look to an organisation of men for
The Church of Spiritual
Technology's Explanation to the IRS As To Why It Qualifies As a
"Church" Described in Section 170(b)(1)(A)(i)."
It was reprinted in the December 1993 (Vol. 8, No. 6) issue of The
Exempt Organization Tax Review, a publication of Tax Analysts, Inc.
The magazine gives as its
source "Response to Final Series of IRS Questions Prior to
Recognition of Exemption of CST Under Section 501(c)(3) As a Church
on October 1, 1993.
6: Although there is no policy or Scriptural mandate expressly
requiring Scientologists to renounce other religious beliefs or
membership in other churches, as a practical matter Scientologists
are expected to and do become fully devoted to Scientology to the
exclusion of other faiths. As Scientologists, they are
required to look only to Scientology Scriptures for the answers to
the fundamental questions of their existence and to seek
enlightenment only from Scientology. Thus, a Scientologist who grew
up in the Jewish faith who continues formal membership in his
synagogue and attends services with his family violates no
Scientology policy or tenet. On the other hand, such a person is not
permitted to mix the practice of his former faith into his practice
and understanding of Scientology so as to alter orthodox Scientology
in any way.
You can read the full details of the final IRS
agreement online here. These documents were not released to
the public for quite some time, but are now freely available on the
Web. It is a long read though.
About the Passion of
Jesus Christ, the very basis for the Christian faith - The
crucifixion, L Ron Hubbard says:
is basically good but he could not attain expression of this until
now. Nobody but the individual could die for his own sins -- to
arrange things otherwise was to keep man in chains."
["What is Scientology?" (1992)]
This quote is in direct opposition to the bible's claim that Jesus
died for the sins of all.
Scientology on prayer
HCO PL 15
December 1965R Issue 1 Revised 25.7.87 STUDENT'S GUIDE TO ACCEPTABLE
naturopathic, homeopathic, chiropractic treatment or any other
healing or mental therapy while on course without the express
permission of the D of T, Case Supervisor and Ethics Officer."
Do not engage in any rite, ceremony, practice, exercise,meditation,
diet, food therapy or any similar occult,
by side comparison of Christianity and Scientology's teaching
Mohammed and Islam, Scientology says " By the way, the only
reason he mocked that thing up, is the trade wasn't good in his
hometown. That's right. You read the life of Mohammed ".
Mocked that thing up? What sort of way is that to talk about the
Examine some of
the teachings of Scientology, and compare them to basic Christian
teachings. This is a must read for anyone interested in if it's
possible to be a faithful member of both faiths. To quote
something I read, "It is very possible to be a faithful
Scientologist and a Christian. It is not possible to be a
faithful Christian and a Scientologist ".
The Satanic and occult influence in
Crowley was a Satanist, and described himself as The Beast. You
can read a brief outline of
Crowley here. Crowley said this about Satan, the devil:
was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the
ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally
and become his chief of staff." Aleister Crowley, _The_Confessions_of_Aleister_Crowley_,
chapter 5 (1929; revised 1970).
To the best of my knowledge, Mr Hubbard was not a disciple of Crowley,
but he was a fan. Crowley on the other hand is reported to have been
in despair over Hubbard and his followers, calling them idiots. LRH
made reference to him in several of his lectures, and even called
Crowley "my good friend" at least once. You can listen to
Hubbard say exactly that in this sound
Another interesting thing to look at is the
Scientology cross. This is their symbol. You can see the huge
similarity between Crowley's cross and the one Mr Hubbard adopted for
his new religion.
This clearly shows that the founder of Scientology was so impressed by
A. Crowley's work, that he adopted his symbol. An interesting source
of information exploring the idea of Hubbard and a connection with the
occult is found at this
The fact that L. Ron Hubbard was fascinated by/interested in the
occult needs to be kept in mind when evaluating what they teach. The
techniques and processes used by Scientologists all over the world
come from LRH, a man influenced by the occult and Aleister Crowley, a
For a much more exhaustive study on the
subject, please refer to this report written by Jon Atack. These are a
long read, but worth the effort if you're interested in the subject.
fuller examination of religion and Scientology can be found here.
I strongly recommend everybody who is serious about studying
Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard and his relationship with other world
religions to read this rather long page. It is heavy going, but worth
the effort. I don't know of a better examination of the subject.
My thanks go to Perry Scott
for allowing me to make a local mirror of his wonderful
Here is the
tragic story of Lisa McPherson. On November 18 1995 Lisa
was taken to hospital for treatment and physiological assessment,
following a car accident. Lisa was a member of the Church of
Scientology. Members of that organisation took her from the
hospital to their facilities. On December 5, she was rushed to
hospital, and wad dead on arrival. On November 13, 1998, Scientology
was indicted on 2 felony charges in Lisa's death. These criminal
charges against Scientology for criminal neglect of a disabled
person and practicing medicine without a license were dropped in
June 2000, although they are being sued by Lisa's family in a civil
suit. Scientology says various
areas of the case have been falsified. It seems the criminal
side of this story is over, so you'll have to read all the details
and make up your own mind as to what really happened. I can't find
any official Scientology response to the criticism surrounding
Lisa's death, although there is a web
page describing the civil suit as a Money-Grab Plot. You can follow the civil suit here..
Links about Scientology
For more information regarding deaths of people associated with
Scientology please check out the Deaths
in Scientology Home Page.
you're unlucky enough to make their "enemy" list, then you
can expect trouble and harassment. Especially interesting is
the practice of Dead
Agenting In this document, LRH says
If there will be a long-term threat, you are to immediately
evaluate and originate a black PR campaign to destroy the person's
repute and to discredit them so thoroughly that they will be
So much for discussion of the issues. But it
gets better. There is also the church doctrine of Fair
Game. In this, LRH says that anybody declared a Suppressive
Person can be injured in any way, have their property stolen or
seized, lied to, sued or destroyed. Lovely. Remember,
this is official church doctrine.
Now then, it must be said that Scientologists say that Mr Hubbard
latter issued a cancellation of this Fair
Game policy, due to wide spread misunderstanding and abuse of
it. Please email me if you can explain how I can misinterpret
"sued or lied to or destroyed". And anyway, it's untrue - Fair
Game wasn't cancelled at all. Only the practise of publicly
declaring people fair game was cancelled. In fact, the policy
letter that Scientologists hold up as proof as cancellation says
So there you have it. Fair Gaming exists, they just don't publicly
tell you about it. Even worse is the reason LRH cancelled Fair Game.
It wasn't because of a moral disgust, such as the rest of the world
might have, it was because It caused bad PR.
"This P/L does not cancel any policy on the treatment
or handling of an SP."
Jon Atack writes in "The cancellation of Fair
77. In Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of California (the
"mother church" of the Churches of Scientology at the
time the suit was filed), the California Appeal Court ruled, in a
decision upheld by the US Supreme Court: "Wollersheim was
compelled to abandon his wife and his family through the policy of
disconnect. When his mental illness reached such a level he
actively planned his suicide, he was forbidden to seek
professional help. Finally, when Wollersheim was able to leave the
Church, it subjected him to financial ruin through its policy of
'fair game'." (JCA-147, pp.A-7, 15 & 16). At appeal,
Scientology asserted that "fair game" was a "core
practice of Scientology", and therefore protected as
"religious expression". This position was also made on
behalf of Scientology in the case against Gerald Armstrong, in
1984, by religious expert Dr. Frank Flinn (JCA-45).
JCA-45. Frank K. Flinn testimony in Church of Scientology of
California, 1984, vol.23, pp.4032-4160. JCA-147. Wollersheim v.
Church of Scientology of California, Court of Appeal of the State
of California, civ.no.B023193, 18 July 1989 (upheld by the U,S.
Supreme Court, 7 March 1994).
Do you still think this is over
exaggerated? Read the story of Paulette
Cooper. In 1970 she published a book criticizing
Scientology called "The
Scandal of Scientology". The reaction of the church
was "Operation Freakout". One action they
took was to forge bomb threats, even planning on a threat against
Henry Kissinger in Paulette's name. Because of this she was
arrested and charged. Read the whole
story and see Scientology's reaction to this woman.
It seems to
me LRH is saying that lying to people is A Good Thing, because of
the power it gives you. Here he encourages Scientologists around the
world to consider everybody who is trying to have power over them as
a liar. He also says organised religion are all liars too. Does this
include judges and police as well? How about school teachers? This
is fascinating. It clearly shows, in my opinion, how Mr Hubbard
views the world around him. It shows a degree of paranoia and
distrust for humanity which is interesting for a man who claims to
have developed mental health techniques and wants to help everybody.
This page comes from Karin Spaink, a critic and believer in free
speech. Her homepage
has the first legal copy of a remarkable document, known as the Fishman
Affidavit. Scientology desperately wants this information off
the internet, and have sued a number of people to try and stop the
spread of this information. Some of their most valuable ($$$$
wise) secrets are in this affidavit. The "OT" documents
mentioned are significant, because it is here the church member
learns of Xenu, the intergalactic space overlord, and his crimes
against the galaxy.
does it cost to go through the ranks ("going up the
Bridge")? Well, now you know. This document also is curtsy
of Karin Spaink.
L Ron Hubbard himself, it's because she started the fight, so it's
her fault. This quote is a direct link to a Scientology run web
site, so they're obviously proud of this point of view.
written a number of books for the internet, based on her 12 years
experience in Scientology. Her testimony is a very tragic
story, and needs to be read to see how she was treated in her time
of need. When she needed the help and support of her church,
they cast her out. You can read the following stories online
among the critics of Scientology is Andreas Heldal-Lund. His
site has information regarding almost every aspect of the
Church. Read what the FBI think of L. Ron Hubbard! These
documents were seized by the FBI following a raid on Scientology
property. Kind of makes you wonder what the FBI are so worried
about, doesn't it.
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