Saturday, April 10, 2010

Scientology - The Soul Catchers

This is why we protest Scientology:

Repost from: From: Ackerland2 | April 10, 2010

2010-03-31 Die Seelenfänger - The Soul Catchers

This is the documentary broadcasted by the Südwestdeutscher Rundfunk (Southwest German Broadcaster) in connection with the forerun ARD-movie "Bis nichts mehr bleibt" (Until Nothing is Left) as well as the talk show "tough but fair" (firm but fair) on the subject of Scientology. Heiner von Rönn and Markus S. tell how their families have been destroyed by Scientology. Moreover, a camera team is travelling with Markus to the USA to reconstruct the suffering of the late Uwe S, who died from multiple sclerosis. With English subtitles

Scientology : The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power

Scientology : The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power
R Behar - Time, May, 1991
"This famous article critical of Scientology has been the target of an organized bookburning campaign by Scientologists as detailed in the Scarff deposition. The piece was awarded the Gerald Loeb Award for distinguished business and financial journalism, the Worth Bingham Prize and the Conscience in Media Awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

By republishing it into the digital domain of the Usenet we hope to confer a kind of
immortality on it that Scientology never does on either the perpetrators or victims of its crimes.

Please use under the fair use provision of the U.S. Copyright code.
Even as the cult of Scientology tries to destroy the truth, the truth shall be loosed over the planet forever." link

Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear

Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear

Terrific read:

Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear
WS Bainbridge, R Stark - SA. Sociological Analysis, 1980

Abstract: Advances a theory to explain the apparent success of
Scientology in raising its members to a superhuman level of functioning
known as "clear". It is argued that empirical evidence does not support
this claim and that the state of "clear" "is not a state of personal
development at all, but a social status conferring honor within the cult's
status system and demanding certain kinds of behavior from the person
labeled `clear'." Hubbard's social mechanisms used to establish and
defend the status of "clear" are discussed. Scientology caters to those
people who suffer from chronic unhappiness or inability to perform at the
level set for themselves. It does not solve the underlying problems; it
merely "cures the complaints by ending the person's freedom to
You can read the full 31 page article here: