43 The Business of Scientology






Judging from the recent survey that indicates 50% of Americans don't know what the Koran is, i think its pretty safe to guess that most people think Scientology is a celebrity club, celebrities like John Travolta, Tom Cruise and even Danny Masterson are profiting members of the church of Scientology. Why?, what is scientology?.




**Im not making it up, this is what Scientologists actually believe**

Scientology is a religion completely made up founded by L. Ron Hubbard, yes, a science fiction writer, author of the holy book of scientology, Dianetics: The modern science of mental health, according to Hubbard we all have an immortal unit, like a soul, only its called Thetan, they live inside our bodies, when we die, they simply go on to a different body, Thetans are here on earth because an evil galactic emperor called Xenu, banished the Thetans to planet earth around 75 million years ago. Thetans have god like powers, but all of our sins, all of our crimes, every bad experience that we live through in life has caused them to forget they have those powers, and the only way to...(i can't believe i'm writing this) free our Thetan and make him remember his powers and recover his strength is through Auditing.

Auditing is an 8 step program offered only by the church of Scientology, and the only way they know you are making good progress to free your Thetan is with a measuring device called "E-Meter", supposedly it measures the negative energy on your body that is holding your Thetan back, this negative energy comes from repressed memories, the memories according to Dianetics, are the ones guilty of causing personal problems like depression, pain, stress and maybe even constipation, your childhood memories have such a negative energy that they prevent you from getting jobs, they reduce your lifespan, intelligence, happiness and relationships, yes, it sounds like a prescription drug advertisement. 

If you feel like Thetans are to blame for your misfortunes, you are welcome to get yourself some auditing by the church, all you need is to give the church around a thousand dollars per hour of auditing, the ultimate goal is to achieve the rank of Operating Thetan, translated to dollars it means you have to invest around 500 thousand dollars just to learn about your religion's dogma, yes, you have to pay to learn all of this information. By the time you are an Operating Thetan, you are poor and brainwashed, but now you can control energy, matter, space and time at will.

**I did not make any of the above up, those are the real beliefs of Scientology**

As if that wasn't enough, the church acts very much like a church, it brainwashes her members, it practices aggressive tactics like stalking and intimidation on whoever tries to leave it, it's been accused of fraud, surveillance and money laundering, they believe they have authority over their members, so they have their own "hospitals", the most famous case is Lisa Mcpherson




Lisa McPherson (February 10, 1959 – December 5, 1995) was a member of the Church of Scientology who died of a pulmonary embolismwhile under the care of the Flag Service Organization (FSO), a branch of the Church of Scientology. Following the report of the state'smedical examiner that indicated that Lisa was a victim of negligent homicide, the Church of Scientology was indicted on two felonycharges, "abuse and/or neglect of a disabled adult" and "practicing medicine without a license."
The charges against the Church of Scientology were dropped after the state's medical examiner changed the cause of death from "undetermined" to an "accident" on June 13, 2000. A civil suit brought by her family against the Church was settled on May 28, 2004
Other reports by church defectors include harassment, assault, and a process they call "cutting off", basically the church cuts you off from your family, that means that if you are the head of a Scientology family, and you decide to quit the church, you are free to do so, but you have to give up your family, they belong to the church.


Terrible cult leader, awesome businessman.
                                                    
There's also a very good reason why there's not as much talk of Scientology from skeptic TV shows, Scientology has a fierce team of lawyers and they jump to the neck of whoever dares to criticize the church, a couple of years ago, the magic duo Penn & Teller wanted to make an episode about Scientology on their show Bullshit!, that never happened, allegedly because SHOWTIME didn't want to deal with legal action from the church of Scientology.


In 1978 Mary Sue Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard's wife was accused by a grand jury of masterminding a conspiracy against the government to stop them from investigating the church's business practices. L. Ron Hubbard himself was being persecuted by the IRS for stealing 200 million dollars from the church's money, he died before he could answer to the authorities.


The famous E-meter was shot down by the medical association, every e-meter needs to have a label indicating that it has no proven effect in the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of any disease. It's basically in the same isle as a ouiji board, dousing rods, GT-200, and other mumbo jumbo "spiritual" devices.


At what point should we start attacking scientology more often and more directly?, should we start now?, or should we just wait for the masses to be more and more disappointed of Jesus, Muhammad, Yahweh or even Joseph Smith and run into the arms of something like Scientology?, have you ever seen a scientology in a debate defending his beliefs?, scary stuff right?, they don't even try to be rational, at least the christians and muslims try to sound reasonable, they try to make a case for themselves, Scientologists throw rationality overboard, they have a whole book of instructions called How to Confront and Shatter Supression: a guide on PTS/SP


To Scientologists, anyone who criticizes the church's methods is a SP (supressive person) you know, someone that suppresses your Thetan with his negativity, a PTS is a potential supressive person, often someone close to the SP, a PTS is deemed dangerous because he might be highly influenced by the SP, thus resulting in very destructive situations for your inner Thetan.


Good luck arguing with a scientologist. I'm missing a lot of interesting stuff but i feel this is a good introduction to Scientology, ill save more crazy goodies, like their hate towards psychiatry and the belief that they are the only qualified persons on earth to deal with issues of the mind for future articles.


43 Response to "The Business of Scientology"

`†he Պen†al Պasochis† said...

great to finally see some facts on this, ive been saying this for years. i think most churches are profiteering tho under a non profit title. Churches keep a lot of their staff under 40 hours so they dont have to pay for benifits, but they'll spend 1.4 million on a church organ, true story

Nickolas said...

I don't understand how they can pretty much legally suppress just about any dissent that comes there way.

The Silencing Machine said...

@the mental masochist
funny you mention that because last sunday was one of the biggest days of the year for doing just that...
http://ffrf.org/news/releases/statement-from-ffrf-inc.-regarding-pulpit-freedom-sunday/

Michele said...

Cool post man!:D
Thanks for the comment on my blog!!

James said...

I tried to read Dianetics once. Checked it out from the library. In the three years it was there, I was the only one to check it out. I managed to get 1/3 of the way through before I stopped. It wasn't my kind of thing. You gotta give Hubbard credit though. He did make money off of it so his "religion" did do its job. It still is making money. I should start a religion and get rich and famous.

Michael Casspir said...

Oh, incredible, more Scientology - I can't think of anything I would want to see more of on Youtube than Scientology. At least your post is entertaining, and on the right side of the debate. :)

Slumph said...

Religion is generally bs.. lol tom though =).. I find it hard to grasp their beliefs, its all a bit skew wiff but Science > all others.. its evolution, simples.

Mitsuru said...

You can't argue with a Scientologist because they're batshit insane =.= I just leave them to their own crazy cult and try to have nothing to do with them ^.^

HonBlogger said...

I really don't understand scientology

Naj said...

man, cmon! this is just crazy! thinking about this group will only kill your braincells. btw, just watch the south park's episode about scientologist, it will you more. lol

Naj said...

@nigma
dude, you need to create a new feed. your feed does down with the old url.

Red Baron said...

the business of religion in general is retarded

Fuuuuuuuu said...

I like your ideas here :)

sildude said...

Scientology is simply retarded

deviants0ul said...

Great post man. Keep in touch... Look forward to more.

David Davidson said...

I hate Scientology with every fiber of my being. The stigma towards mental health is bad enough and these people do nothing to improve it.

There's a reason why this bullshit is banned in Germany....

James said...

Great Post! Keep them coming!

Katie Greene said...

i was fucking with the scientologists once when they were tabling in downtown SF. i practically propositioned one of them, and they didn't even blanche. she had nice jugs too.

Mr. Black said...

Scientology must be taxed.

Johnn said...

Scientology DOES have some good ideas behind it, at the lower levels... but charging for it? And all the underhanded things they do? Not cool.

Oscar said...

lol @ scientology

Crammarc said...

It sounds very fishy, plus they like to strongarm the media

Dilly Skates said...

tom cruise is fucking crazy

Shane said...

I feel terrible for the people of fall for this crap

Undertaker said...

Yeah, what Shane said there...

Mr. Smith said...

Those guys are a bunch of nutjobs...

BLUERAD said...

Man I love your blog, basically, watch the South Park episode on it for some valid information and some laughs. Starting a religion is probbaly not that difficult, but it requires timing, disclipline, and momentum.

A powerful figurehead is needed, but the profits are rewarding. You can become a god, and power is the essence of the gods, which we mortals crave yet cannot control. Knowledge, is it power? Or is it our enemy? Who knows...

Potato Skinz said...

I was training to be a priest once... But these guys are just crazy!!!

David said...

I hate that douche..

Jacob said...

i hope he s really happy and not popping pills

ShredGuitar said...

Very nice.

RatsRunThisTown said...

As much as 50% don't know what the Koran is? That's mental

Izzie said...

scientology has nothing to do with science or evolution.
on the bright side, when you finally reach nirva---er....release your Thetan, you get to rule your own planet in space.
Yay?

JRam said...

Profiteering via religion.. what else is new.

Kevorkian said...

scientology, how fool can people be?

Fuuuuuuuu said...

Thanks for the insightful comments on my last blog post!

batgirl said...

TOM CRUISE

Tal Zahn said...

Haha, I learned a lot of this from South Park, and happy that they were able to broadcast their episode bashing Scientology. (Even though Comedy Central pussied out on the Muhammad episode)

A few good celebrities were lost to this church, namely Issac Hayes (for me). It's kind of sad someone pretty awesome went to that idiotic cult. I feel pity for the families that are in it (especially the children getting dragged into it), as I doubt it even preaches some semblance of good morals like most other religions (that I know of anyways) attempts, plus if one member of the family disagrees, I'm sure they are taken away from their family or worse...

Zykei said...

SAVE US TOM CRUISE

Katie Greene said...

i like how the video says "tom cruse" and "uncut" in the same line. wait, what?

kmartsmartsuperstar said...

Tom Cruise save me with your witchcraft!

Come At Me Bro said...

Love it!

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

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