If Scientology sold hamburgers or any other retail product, they would have been hauled into court long ago for false advertising. But because they have IRS protection as a "church," they can continue their deceptive practices with immunity.

If Scientology sold hamburgers or any other retail product, they would have been hauled into court long ago for false advertising. But because they have IRS protection as a “church,” they can continue their deceptive practices with immunity.

As former Scientologist Arnie Lerma wrote in his 1998 article, The Art of Deception:

Hubbard was master of only one thing, the Art of Deception.

Lerma continues his lengthy dissertation with a history of his 20 year involvement with the deceptive cult and he fully analyzes how L. Ron Hubbard created his masterpiece cult religion. He begins his study with this summary of how he became involved with Scientology in the first place.

After resisting efforts to get involved with Scientology for a considerable period, I finally decided to give it a try. This supposedly wonderful technology of the mind was, after all, developed by a nuclear physicist, in order to cure himself of crippling wounds received during active duty as a highly decorated Navy hero.

Of course 25 years later, sitting amidst piles of documents, including a copy of Hubbard’s official Navy record and a copy of his transcript from George Washington University, I found that the entire premise for Dianetics and its spawn, Scientology is, and has always been, a complete fraud.
Hubbard was neither a war hero, highly decorated, wounded in action, nor a nuclear physicist. His discharge papers reflect the only affliction he seems to have acquired while in the Navy was an urethral discharge.

If the entire stated premise for the creation of Dianetics was a lie, then it follows that everything that comes after it must also be a lie.

In two concise paragraphs, Lerma summarizes the complete “bait and switch” of the entire Scientology enterprise, much like our photo of “Truth in Advertising.”

Dianetics teaches you in grisly detail how this complicated fabrication is constructed. While you think you are learning the “secret” of the human mind, you are instead being set up to swallow Scientology as the ultimate solution for mankind. And of course “ultimate solutions” go on to make otherwise unconscionable acts possible.

The “reactive mind” you are then tricked into creating, or “mocking up” is that very same ‘reactive mind’ that you spend years getting rid of in Scientology.

If you have some considerable time to kill, I would highly recommend reading the balance of Arnie Lerma’s article … it is insightful as it is comprehensive.

Space Jazz: The soundtrack of the book Battlefield Earth is a music album and soundtrack companion to the novel Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard, released in 1982. Hubbard composed the music for the album.

Space Jazz: The soundtrack of the book Battlefield Earth is a music album and soundtrack companion to the novel Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard, released in 1982. Hubbard composed the music for the album.

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?

In the 80’s, L. Ron Hubbard had gone into hiding … mostly from fear of prosecution by U.S. authorities who had already brought indictments against his wife (who eventually went to prison with two other conspirators in 1979) and 10 other officials in an alleged conspiracy to place the religion’s spies in government agencies, bug government meetings and steal government documents.

One of the things that emerged from this self-imposed sabbatical was Space Jazz, an very strange entry into the rock music world. This article from Slate magazine describes the aftermath:

Musically, the album alternates between canned uplift (“Jonnie”, “Golden Age of Sci-Fi”) and droning dirges, broken up with patches of comic-book dialogue, robot voices, and laser-gun sound effects. A then-new, extremely expensive digital sampling synthesizer called a Fairlight CMI peppers the album; Hubbard seemed to imagine it represents the sound of the future, but it actually sounds more like the rightly discarded mistake of an abandoned past. Even for Battlefield Earth buffs like myself, Space Jazz is less a guilty pleasure than a harrowing endurance test. With Space Jazz, L. Ron Hubbard set out to re-create Battlefield Earth as a purely sonic experience. He succeeded all too well.

Less about real music and more like “What should I do with all this free time I’ve got on my hands,” Hubbard proved again in a period of time just preceding his passing that he was nothing more than a professional dabbler in weirdness.

The Slate article is very interesting … make sure you give it a read!

My name is Steven Mango and I was a parishoner of the exclusive Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood, CA. In the span of four years of devoted membership until my escape in 2012, I became a lifetime member, I donated close to $50,000 to the church, and I was a victim of severe spiritual and emotional abuse inside the walls of the church. I was also a poster boy for the church, appearing in advertisements for the International Association of Scientologists across the Celebrity Centre. My photo also appeared on their The Way To Happiness booklets.

Yes, you really DO have to be out of your mind to sign into this wacky religion. But then, after you read this amazing document you discover that if you ARE indeed out of your mind you don’t really qualify to to participate. The ultimate religious CATCH 22.

PLEASE CHECK THIS DOCUMENTS OUT … I’ve interpreted what they REALLY say below:

Document, Part 1

Document, Part 1

Document, Part 2

Document, Part 2

HERE IS THE “Scientology for Dummies” VERSION OF THIS DOCUMENT:

1. I realize I’m an idiot for even remotely considering a relationship with these lunatics.

2. I agree that psychiatry is bad because they are among the few professionals that know Scientology is hogwash. And I agree to some weird process called the Introspection Rundown that includes the risk of unknown injury, loss, or damage resulting from my decision. It’s O.K., I trust you bozos.

3. I will never sue any of the snake oil sales reps involved in this bogus entity and if my mind gets totally screwed up in the process, it’s all my fault … and the psychiatrists of course.

4. Finally, I really REALLY want to participate in this wacky spiritual assistance and am signing this legal document from Hell that absolves you freaks from any and all damages that are likely to occur because of my irresponsible choices in life, including this one.

SIGNATURE
NAME
ADDRESS
SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN, IF A MINOR (WHAT???)

Hat tip to Jeffrey Augustine at Scientology Money Project for the link to these documents.

The real science behind Scientology seems to be an understanding of the very human need, as social animals, to be part of a supportive group—and the willingness of people to pay handsomely for it. (Scientific American: The Real Science behind Scientology, by Michael Shermer, Oct 12, 2011).

DID HUBBARD MISS HIS REAL CALLING AS A WHITE WITCH DOCTOR? The real science behind Scientology seems to be an understanding of the very human need, as social animals, to be part of a supportive group—and the willingness of people to pay handsomely for it. (Scientific American: The Real Science behind Scientology, by Michael Shermer, Oct 12, 2011).

The official general treatment of injuries as recognized by Scientology is a monumental contradiction of medical science. Hubbard explained that the purpose of a touch assist is to

… unlock the standing waves that are small electronic ridges of nervous energy that is not flowing as it should.

Here is actual audio of Hubbard discussing the concept of one aspect of the touch assist which requires the patient be returned to the scene of the injury and … well, just listen for yourself.

This treatment for pain is discussed at length in Scientology’s online Handbook, a humorous read for any thinking person.

The purpose of a Touch Assist is to reestablish communication with injured or ill body parts. It brings the person’s attention to the injured or affected body areas. This is done by repetitively touching the ill or injured person’s body and putting him into communication with the injury. His communication with it brings about recovery. The technique is based on the principle that the way to heal anything or remedy anything is to put somebody into communication with it.

http://www.scientologyhandbook.org/assists/sh6_4.htm

To read this entire explanation is an epic study of the ludicrous, or to be more blunt … just plain asinine. Naturally, a claim like this should be demonstrable on a wide scale but aside from the random testimonials of people actually helped by this medical “wonder,” there is NO PROOF ANYWHERE that this has helped anyone. Like I’ve asked the phony faith healers … how about showing up at Egleston Children’s Hospital and let’s go room to room with this wonder cure!!

This theory which, surprisingly, is actually referred to as “THEORY” on the Scientology Handbook website. It is found exclusively in Hubbard’s ramblings and has no medical foundation whatsoever. Much of what is currently being exposed in the news about Narconon stems from this medical nonsense that Hubbard blabbered about in his nonsensical writings about medical science (ironic, is it not, that they are so far removed from ANYTHING scientific?). A thorough discussion of Narconon as a junk science is presented here.

Again, from the Scientology Handbook:

FROM SCIENTOLOGY HANDBOOK:
If a person has received an actual injury to the head such as being poked in the eye or hit on the head with a bat, he can be given a Touch Assist. The same applies to injuries to the teeth or painful dental work.

The Touch Assist is easy to learn and can get quite remarkable results. It has the advantage of being easy to teach others. So use it well to help those around you, and teach them to help others in turn.

One of more insane pieces of nonsense that Scientology merely wizzes by in their quest to deify this Chief of lunatics was his claim regarding the treatment of radiation sickness or even burns:

“Scientology is the only specific (cure) for radiation (atomic bomb) burns.”
– L. Ron Hubbard, ALL ABOUT RADIATION, p. 109

“We are today the only people whose processes will actually cure or handle, in any way, shape or form, atomic energy burns … you get some guy’s case in order, and then you can cure his radiation burns with fair rapidity. More work has to be done on this, but I can tell you right now that it is the one thing that does something about it. Gives us a monopoly. More importantly, it gives us this interesting position. Just being able to cure this makes us the only civil defense agency on the face of Earth today. Think of that for a minute. Because no other agency has the knowledge or equipment to even vaguely handle it.” [Hubbard, “Aims and Goals of Scientology”, lecture of 14 February 1956]

I am only assuming that this this medical knowledge stems from Hubbard’s extensive research as a nuclear physicist.

For an extensive review of Scientology’s history involving the practice of medicine, check out this page at Xenu-Directory.net

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Online shoppers in the United States will spend $327 billion in 2016, up 45% from $226 billion this year and 62% from $202 billion in 2011, according to a projection released today by Forrester Research Inc. In 2016, e-retail will account for 9% of total retail sales, up from 7% in both 2012 and 2011, according to the report, “U.S. Online Retail Forecast, 2011 to 2016,”by Forrester analyst Sucharita Mulpuru. That represents a compound annual growth rate of 10.1% over the five-year forecast period.

Online shoppers in the United States will spend $327 billion in 2016, up 45% from $226 billion this year and 62% from $202 billion in 2011, according to a projection released today by Forrester Research Inc. In 2016, e-retail will account for 9% of total retail sales, up from 7% in both 2012 and 2011, according to the report, “U.S. Online Retail Forecast, 2011 to 2016,”by Forrester analyst Sucharita Mulpuru. That represents a compound annual growth rate of 10.1% over the five-year forecast period.

And Scientology is content with selling books, tapes & auditing. You guys are stuck in the 80’s.

You Scientology yahoos are really missing the boat … I mean, look at your web site for just one minute. Now tell me, WHERE is the menu link for the STORE?? You launched the Golden Age of Tech Phase II in 2013 and what did all the little Scilons have to show for it? No buttons, no stickers, no mouse pads, no coffee mugs … NOTHING. I’ll bet they wish they could have clicked on the “STORE” button and bought some stuff.

You know … THE STORE??? Where the folks can buy neat bumper stickers with the Scientology logo and cool L. Ron Hubbard sayings on them, Challenge Coins with DM’s likeness on one side and logo on the other, T-Shirts with your OT level, gift cards where you could pay for auditing for a less fortunate Scientologist and hundreds of other gifts and resources. And think about this … little silver or gold E-meter replica necklaces or bracelets. Wow, now we’re talking serious marketing genius.

“I wish I had a pin that said ‘I’m a Scientologist,’ if you have questions, come ask me.”

“I wish I had a pin that said ‘I’m a Scientologist,’ if you have questions, come ask me.”

I mean come on … sure, you sell tons of books and recordings of the Great One himself but you have completely missed out on a revenue stream that could generate 7 … 8 figures a month. DM … are you freaking listening?

Give the folks what they want. After all, don’t the faithful want folks to know that they’re on a mission to clear the planet. After all … that’s what the young lady said on your web page “What Scientologists Say About Scientology,” assuming she wasn’t just an actor or something.

And who wouldn’t want a Squirrel Buster Hat — dude, that would be an epic score. In camo complete with a GoPro camera!

You can only imagine where we could take this discussion from here, right?