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May 7, 2021 By Mike Rinder 19 Comments
May 9, 2021 at 3:58 am
This comic really shows how the cult is like a seven headed dragon that sometimes eats itself when there is no fresher prey available.
Stan is going to make a nice aperitif for one of the heads if he doesn’t stop talking scripture and start making money for the cult.
Bruce Ploetz says
May 7, 2021 at 4:06 pm
Long long ago in a galaxy far far away – the less is actually known about something the more room for speculation, conspiracy theories and statistical analysis.
For centuries it was thought that Mars had extensive systems of canals, with seasonal vegetation. Turned out to be poor telescope lenses and overactive imaginations. There was liquid water on Mars, a few billion years ago.
Just today articles came out about mushrooms on Mars, supposedly photographed by the landers. Actually the photographs show rocks. Sorry.
Not sure why we are looking so hard for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. Where is there evidence for intelligent life on Earth? Not on the internet!
I remember when a few Mars landers crashed. Software bugs and and some bad assumptions, as I understand it, but around the Scientology world it was widely speculated that the buried implant stations were shooting them out of the sky. I can imagine RB’s SO bunk-mates wink-wink and nod-nod to each other about how they know more than those foolish scientists.
Now that some Mars landers have actually landed, we are forced to conclude that the 5th Invaders are not near the landing locations. Hope springs eternal in the true believer’s breast.
As Mark Twain observed:
“There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.”
Hubbard expanded that idea 5.4x every year. At the end, he was beyond even needing a soupcon of scientific fact to inspire his soaring flights of fancy. It was enough to say he “remembered it from a past life”. Implant stations on Mars, freight trains on Venus, interstellar DC10s, all utterly bogus and all 100% Standard. Not to be questioned on pain of imprisonment.
Stevie Wonder said it:
When you believe in things
That you don’t understand
Then you suffer
Superstition ain’t the way
May 8, 2021 at 9:45 am
Those two quotes you used to describe the kind of thinking that is prevalent in the bubble are just fabulous.
May 19, 2021 at 8:56 am
agreed – fantastic stuff. LOL
May 29, 2021 at 9:45 am
Stevie Wonder – he is a beautiful soul ✨ ❤
Foreign Lurker says
May 7, 2021 at 2:19 pm
The Arslycus civilization … was Elron trying to see just how far he could take it before people will laugh in his face? Or is it only me who always gets reminded of Biggus Dickus when reading this ridiculous name?
May 7, 2021 at 11:42 am
(I’m just shaking my head right now)
May 7, 2021 at 11:37 am
Maybe the Mars Rover will stumble across L. Ron as well. I mean, if it is the place where so much bad shit has been sourced shouldn’t he be there destroying it all in his after life? If not, then maybe he doesn’t believe his own bullshit?
Inquiring minds have to ask.
Zee Moo says
May 7, 2021 at 11:19 am
That is hilarious. Yeah, $cientology is all about the money, except when it is about fealty.
Loosing my Religion says
May 7, 2021 at 9:50 am
After all, that FSM guy named Michael Chan does something like that too.
He holds or participates in events where he mixes up a little bit of everything: whole track, aliens, reactive mind, past lifes, cleaning windows, and so on. At the events often there are new people. Poor guys.
Back in my early days this never worked and we called it creating ‘arc breaks’ in the field.
And if one ran away we were sure the reason wasn’t that he had overts – he thought we were completely crazy!
May 7, 2021 at 9:40 am
O/T. New academic paper: “Scientology and times of uncertainty,” by Martin Weightman (2020).
In book: Minority Religions and Uncertainty.
NOTE: The Introduction to the paper states that the author was a member of the Church of Scientology for more than 40 years, and a staff member for 33 of those 40 years.
Direct link to access the paper if authorized:
* * * * * BEGIN ABSTRACT * * * * *
This chapter shows how the Church of Scientology and its members have responded to various issues that have challenged its survival – from the death of its founder to threats posed by governments in a number of countries and by certain individuals and groups within society. External pressures have been placed on the Church in different countries for it to close down or to change course from the original direction plotted by its founder. The Church’s management and its members have responded to these threats in various ways. Have the basic tenets of the Scientology religion changed as a result of these pressures? What policies were adopted (or were already in place) to deal with these challenges to its existence and how has Scientology come through these times to become what it is today?
* * * * * END ABSTRACT * * * * *
Via Research Gate to request a copy of the paper from the author:
Preview of the paper on Books.Google.com —
The entire book Minority Religions and Uncertainty is available in hardcover on Amazon for $136.10:
The entire book Minority Religions and Uncertainty is also available as an e-Book from:
Barnes and Noble (Nook app and devices) for $36.99:
Kobo for $44.09:
Routledge for $44.05, with a 6 month rental for $24 48, and a 12 month rental for $29.37:
Memorialized with three screenshots on ESMBR at:
May 7, 2021 at 2:05 pm
Quick correction and my apology. There is a typo in the OP that I caught on ESMBR and WWP, but didn’t think to correct here until the time to edit expired. Weightman is still in Scientology and the Sea Org. He writes that he offers an “insider’s perspective.”
The relevant paragraph above should read:
“NOTE: The Introduction to the paper states that the author has been a member of the Church of Scientology for more than 40 years, and a staff member for 33 of those 40 years. He offers an insiders perspective.”
I think this type of thing — Sea Org executives contributing to academic books, papers and symposiams — is significant. This is the second time ithis has happened in the last few months.
May 8, 2021 at 11:19 am
Martin Weightman attested to New OT VI in 2019, so it would be interesting to see how much insiders perspective he can offer without mentioning Xenu and the Body Thetans. Is rule #1 still “Keep Scientology Working”?
Jere Lull says
May 7, 2021 at 9:38 am
Another good “hit”: the endless over-acks she gave him. SUCH a scientological ‘thang’.
She might have just as well well said “STFU, idiot!”.
May 7, 2021 at 9:34 am
“Eradicate the biggest barrier to your road to total freedom: Give your kids to the Sea Org.”We’ll keep them busy and out of your way for the next billion years”
LOVE that little dig. It WOULD be a hot button for so many scns.
Marie guerin says
May 7, 2021 at 2:11 pm
An ex friend of mine once told me that we should all give one child to the sea org . I said « good luck with that » and added in my thoughts « you idiot ».
May 8, 2021 at 12:26 am
Marie, The last thought you had was quite right.
One must have been in the SO for a while and “have done whatever duty is required and gone wherever you are told” before speaking.
So giving one’s son to the sea org is the biggest bullshit one can do. And many still do it.
It shows the true brainwashing condition that exists in the cult.
Andy S says
May 8, 2021 at 6:53 am
Shouldn’t that be sacrifice one child to the sea org?
May 8, 2021 at 12:41 pm
Sacrifice a child to the memory of Xenu, more likely.
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