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PostPosted: Mon 17 May, 2010 8:47 pm 
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An ex-Scientologist named Amy Scobee has written a book, Scientology - Abuse at the Top, which chronicles her 20 years working at the Scientology headquarters and all the abuse she saw. In an interview she was asked what were some of the worst things she'd seen in her 2 decades working for Scientology. Here are some of her answers. JW's and ex-JW's, do you see any similarities?

-- Family disconnection and their manipulation, blackmail and control through the threat of being cut off from family, which has devastating effects, and being denied your "only road to salvation as a spiritual being."

-- Another key thing is INFORMATION CONTROL. This is a form of mind control. If one controls what you can and can not see or hear, one is unable to make a rational decision about that matter. Scientology specializes in information control -- one is banned from upper levels of "spiritual enlightenment' if it is discovered that you read anything negative about Scientology or talked to someone about it. People are put in for routine confessionals to find out if you "committed this sin." So you are careful to avoid any contact with the media when it comes to Scientology or to read about any exposure about what is going on at the highest echelons. If the general public knew, they would stop supporting Scientology. They would walk away. They'd have the INFORMATION to be able to make that decision. Instead, all they hear is what the head of Scientology (Miscavige) reports at their frequent PR events -- how the expansion is better than ever and popularity of Scientology is at an all-time high, etc. They applaud, thinking it's all wonderful and donate a lot of money for the cause to "keep the expansion going."

Something dangerous about Scientology is that they truly believe that they are the "only salvation" for mankind. They therefore consider they can do all sorts of things -- even if it breaks the law -- because it's "the greatest good" and forwards their overall mission to ensure everyone's future eternity. Crush a critic into silence, lie on national television, beat a staff member who is not behaving as you'd like, blackmail people using family disconnection and other threats to keep them in line, use personal information obtained on people to smear their name, keep people on the RPF for years, force staff to work around the clock for almost no pay, hide evidence that could be damning if it were discovered -- on and on. They are fanatics about being the ONLY salvation and the end justifies the means.


When asked if she believed Scientology is a cult, she quickly answered, "Yes." JW's would agree that Scientology is a cult. So I ask, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

You know the rest.

God bless,

Mrs. R

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PostPosted: Tue 18 May, 2010 11:59 am 
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You're right, Mrs. R! Those kinds of things are the hallmark of a cult! I don't know a whole lot about Scientology but that stuff creeps me out!

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