Just Give 'em access to all the facts & They Can Figure it Out Themselves!
First, The amazing FAIR Law Suit Tape:
"This tape is as relevant today as it was in 1986 just after L. Ron Hubbard died. I saw this again recently over at Mark Bunker's WOGBLOG, which gives more details.
In the early 80’s, a group of Scientologists started a class-action lawsuit against Scientology. They called their group FAIR. Michael Flynn was brought in to talk to them through the years to share the progress on his various suits. In 1986, they invited him to handle the class action suit."
"For the first time on the net, here is the videotape of a meeting held on Feb. 15, 1986 in which Flynn addressed FAIR and invited Scientologists in attendance to join in the suit if they wished. Most were there to seek justice. As usual a fair number of people were there to disrupt the event. They get asked to leave."
Here is another wonderful blog piece I read today. The hyperlinks are mine, added for reference.
moving in brilliant timing -- The Downside of Higher Education
berkeley314159 at Live Journal 03:51 pm July 1st, 2007
"Thanks to my religion class, I have spent approximately 16 of the last 36 hours reading about Scientology. To say that this has left me in a bit of a mental whirlpool would be an understatement. I now know more about Scientology, it's detractors, and it's splinter groups than ever before. Truth be told, I had no idea that Scientology has splinter groups, but they do. Some of them appear to be pure opportunists, figuring that if people will pay $44,500 for OTIII training materials (not a fake number) than they would happily pay half that amount. Others, believe it or not, feel that the church has strayed from L. Ron Hubbard's original vision and structure since his death in the mid-80s, and offer a 'pure' version of Scientology. The whole experience has been intriguing, bizarre, and at times disturbing, and even though I'm just supposed to give a 10-15 minute presentation, I think at this point I could easily take up the whole two hours and forty minutes. Sadly, I have no idea what this information will ever do for me past the end of the semester. I guess I could use it as a conversation starter at parties (if I ever went to any): "Hey, did you know that during a Scientology audit the E-meter they use runs as much electricity through your system as one session of electroshock therapy? No? Want some punch?" "
re: The Downside of Higher Education.
"I really enjoyed this blog post of yours! You may not think what you learned will be of value after school end but you have already made an impact by what you have written here. It's already being discussed on usenet and hopefully it will remain on the internet for others to read for years to come. You also have the added personal advantage of being prepared for the future in discerning religious wolves dressed in sheeps clothing.
Just in case readers ask for references on your comment about the Scientology E-Meter voltage to the person vs ECT, here are 2 that you probably read, which I found helpful in understanding what was being done to me over the many years as a member receiving their 'therapy' while giving up my freedoms one by one to do the will of L. Ron Hubbard.
Subliminal Shock Therapy? by Arnaldo Lerma http://www.lermanet.com/exit/shock.htm
The E-Meter Papers - How Does Scientology Auditing Work? The Hidden Influence... by Arnaldo Lerma "Just how long would I have to run a small electric current through your body, while telling you things that you wanted to hear, before you became convinced that I held the secrets of the universe? " http://www.lermanet.com/e-metershort.htm I just thank God I'm alive! Some never made it. :( www.whyaretheydead.net Best wishes for a bright and stable future ~ Mary McConnell "