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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.

Talk about your inbred social media plan!!

Talk about your inbred social media plan!!

Folks, the Internet reveals a lot when it comes to the legitimacy of organizations. When you see a Twitter account like most, if not ALL, of Scientology’s accounts, it’s easy to see that wall of separation they’ve established between themselves and the “outside world.” what could possibly be the reason for following a mere 17 other accounts? Well, it’s time for the truth (and we know it’s true because it’s true for us), they’re merely following themselves!!

I mean, come on people … that’s just social media inbreeding. Do you people realize what you look like?

The Scientology Social Media Plan ... WE LIKES US!

The Scientology Social Media Plan … WE LIKES US!

The story of Hubbard and the Blackfeet is one that’s been told for years. According to official Scientology biographies, Hubbard, born in 1911, spent a short time on his grandparents’ Kalispell ranch when he was a boy. During that time, he claimed to have befriended a Blackfeet medicine man named “Old Tom” who taught him tribal lore and made him a “blood brother” in a special ceremony.

The story of Hubbard and the Blackfeet is one that’s been told for years. According to official Scientology biographies, Hubbard, born in 1911, spent a short time on his grandparents’ Kalispell ranch when he was a boy. During that time, he claimed to have befriended a Blackfeet medicine man named “Old Tom” who taught him tribal lore and made him a “blood brother” in a special ceremony.

Wacky L. Ron Hubbard … in his own words:

On his Native American upbringing …

It seems L. Ron really, and I mean really, wanted to make it clear that he had some extraordinary credentials when it came to his understanding of spirituality. And what do most of us require in a spiritual leader? Nothing less than full membership in a Native-American tribe.

Lucky for L. Ron, the Blackfoot Indian tribe of Montana recruited him and made him a blood brother in a really cool tribal ceremony that probably featured a whole lot of feathers and peace pipes and dancing and whatnot. And, oh yeah, that was when he was just six years old. Those injuns must have really recognized great perception and timeless wisdom in little L. Ron when he wasn’t crapping his pants.

And then, as if his followers wouldn’t be crapping their pants in excitement over his Blackfeet Indian connections, L. Ron also insists that he spent his adolescence sitting at the feet of shamans of the Orient, eventually applying their ageless wisdom to produce–TA-DA!–Scientology.

But Actually:

L. Ron lived in Helena, Montana when he was four. The nearest Blackfoot Reservation was over 100 miles away. Still, he could have made the trek for the blood brother ceremony … if the Blackfoot tribe ACTUALLY CONDUCTED that sort of ritual. But oops, they didn’t. As our friends at Wikipedia point out:

“The white Blackfeet historian Hugh Dempsey has commented that the act of blood brotherhood was ‘never done among the Blackfeet,’ and Blackfeet Nation officials have disavowed attempts to ‘reestablish’ Hubbard as a ‘blood brother’ of the Blackfeet.”

Hat tip Kristi Harrison, posted at Cracked.com

What Scientology Paid $8 Million To Hide

by Tony Ortega — Village Voice

Six years ago, when I was a reporter at New Times LA, I’d written several stories about Scientology (Los Angeles is one of its headquarters), and I was about to uncork the longest one yet—a 7,000 word piece about an embarrassing, $8 million defeat Scientology had just suffered, when the weekly paper suddenly folded.

That unpublished story has been sitting in storage ever since. Fast forward to 2008, and the world of reporting on Scientology has changed radically, thanks in part to the lunacy of Tom Cruise, but also in part to a worldwide, leaderless movement that calls itself Anonymous. Ravenous for any information about L. Ron Hubbard’s strange organization, Anonymous scours the world for the least tidbit about Scientology.

Well, here was a pretty meaty morsel just sitting in my hard drive. It’s still a substantial bit of reporting, and it fills in some gaps in the historical record of one of the most humiliating court losses Scientology has ever suffered.

Originally scheduled to be printed in October 2002, the piece follows. (It’s unchanged except for updates in [brackets].) This material may come as a revelation to some readers, but even for the know-it-alls at Anonymous, there are juicy bites. — Tony Ortega

CONTINUE READING.

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You loved the movie … now discover what they DIDN’T find!

miscavige1.jpgConvinced that the Sea Org needed a new look, David Miscavige commissioned Allegra Versace to create the trendy look that will now replace the cheesy maritime uniforms that have been the scourge of the organization since its founding by L. Ron Hubbard in 1968. Miscavige definitely has a much more fashionable appearance now, as the leader of a modern Galactic Confederacy rather than looking like a fishing boat captain.

The Church of Scientology consciously models itself on aspects of the Galactic Confederacy. The Sea Org’s insignia has a laurel wreath said by Hubbard to be based on the symbol of the “Loyal Officers”, an anti-Xenu faction within the Galactic Confederacy. Each of the leaves on the laurel wreath is said to represent one of the Galactic Confederacy’s stars. According to the Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary, “the Sea Org symbol, adopted and used as the symbol of a Galactic Confederacy far back in the history of this sector, derives much of its power and authority from that association.”

“Now we can take over the world in style!” said Miscavige, with an obvious reference to his delusion of world domination.

legally-approved.jpgThe documents were brought as exhibits attached to a declaration by Steven Fishman on 9 April 1993 as part of Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz. Along with Kendrick Moxon and Laurie Bartilson, Timothy Bowles was one of the lead attorneys for the Church of Scientology in the case.

Fishman told the court that he had committed crimes on behalf of the Church. He also attested that he was assigned to murder his psychologist, Dr. Uwe Geertz, and then commit suicide.

You’ll find them here.

The case file for Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz contains over 700 documents. This is the declaration filed by Steven Fishman on April 9, 1993 in which he included the OT (Operating Thetan) materials as exhibits. Links to a few other interesting affidavits are given at the end of the page.

The other notable case in connection with this was against Dutch writer Karin Spaink. The Church brought suit on copyright violation grounds for reproducing the source material, and claimed rewordings would reveal a trade secret. In 2003, Spaink won the case, with the court holding that her quotation of Scientology works was acceptable and expressing concern about Scientology’s attempts to prevent discussion of its doctrines. The Church appealed but dropped the case after a negative advice on the appeal from the Attorney-General to the court in March 2005. In December 2005 the court dismissed the appeal, making the previous ruling final. The Church has no further possibility for appeal due to them dropping the case. The ruling also reversed earlier decisions affecting hyperlinking.