VIDEO: Decline (and Probable Fall) of the Scientology Empire

Posted: April 9, 2014 in Video

An interesting discussion by Jim Lippard, founder of the Phoenix Skeptics in 1985, and co-founder of the Phoenix Area Skeptics Society in 2011. He’s written articles and book chapters on skeptical topics, including two articles in Skeptic magazine on Scientology, “Scientology vs. the Internet” in 1995 (co-authored with Jeff Jacobsen) and “The Decline (and Probable Fall) of the Scientology Empire” in 2012.

Jim Lippard spoke on the history of the Church of Scientology, how it has collided with the Internet and lost control of its secrets and its membership, and is now seeing an accelerating decline as its top members leave for new alternatives.

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