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Leah Remini, Mike Rinder, and Scientology

The second episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath aired this evening on A&E. This episode featured Scientology’s former international spokesman Mike Rinder and his wife Christie Collbran. 373 more words

The Scientology Money Project

Calling All Squirrels!—Valley Org Gala Event—October 1, 2016

This is Photojournalist Fred G. Haseney with his eye on scientology. Today, I’m reporting 2,700 miles from the Church of scientology’s Valley “Ideal” Org, located at 11455 Burbank Blvd., in North Hollywood, California. 864 more words


How Gullible Can One Get?

It came to my attention that some fellow gave a youtube lecture about what he called a conflict between Tony Ortega and me. When I went to the video I saw a man calling himself Chris Shelton ‘critical thinker at large.’ It would be difficult to imagine more inflated airs of self-absorbed arrogance than this fellow manages to put on; nor a mind as infected with hive-mentality. 353 more words


I did not plan on reading Ron Miscavige’s book.  Since Ron spent dozens of hours on the phone with me after leaving Scientology to share his observations and thoughts about his experience I did not think there was anything else to be learned from him. 2,973 more words

Scientology Floggers

Within 24 hours of posting Cyber Cults, the anti-scientology cyber-cult came unglued. If you haven’t read Cyber Cults and its links, I suggest you do so before reading on. 671 more words

Battlefield Earth, Scientology's failed PR movie.

Most film connoisseurs have probably heard of the universally panned 2000 movie Battlefield Earth, and most of you probably also know that Battlefield Earth was based on a book written by Scientology founder L.Ron Hubbard. 597 more words

Cyber Cults

The New York Times recently covered some interesting phenomena that is happening online, see Frank Bruni – How Facebook Warps Our Worlds. Bruni observes that our newfound abilities to facilely pick villains, jump to judgments and duck/cluster with like-opinionated people (all without showing our faces or even necessarily identifying ourselves) has led to some creepy results. 45 more words