Germany has just released its annual “Constitution protection report” for 2020. The last section of the report concerns scientology.
One of our readers helped us with a translation:
“Scientology Organization” (SO)
The “Scientology Organization” (SO) intends to establish a worldwide “Scientology Society”. The number of members in Germany in 2020, as in 2019, was around 3,500 people. In the year under review, SO online activity increased again as the otherwise usual information stands in cities throughout Germany could not be operated due to the corona pandemic.
The SO dogmatically bases its ideology on the writings of founder and leading figure Lafayette Ron Hubbard (1911-1986). In it he developed a method that he called “technology”, designated as “Dianetics” respectively “Scientology”. The aim of this method is to create the perfect person who is called “clear” or synonymously “non-aberrant”. People who do not belong to the “Clears” should be denied basic rights and human dignity.
In the reporting year, the SO reacted to the corona pandemic in Germany with a “Stay Well” campaign. This is multimedia scattering of Scientology information material with tips on “how to stay healthy“, targeting fears and insecurities of the population in connection with the pandemic situation to recruit members. In response to the corona pandemic in Germany, the SO’s sub-organization “Volunteer Ministers” with its German offshoot “Ehrenamtliche Geistliche” distributed flyers nationwide which introduce a QR code leading to websites of the SO under the pretext of prevention of infection.
Videos especially produced for the pandemic situation with the title “How To Keep Yourself & Others Healthy ”or“ How to Stop the Spreading of Diseases through Isolation ”on the YouTube channel of the SO aim to lure one to the official website of the SO and joining a Facebook group – especially set up for the “Stay Well” campaign .
The SO continues to carry out various social campaigns and runs alleged aid organizations. Here too, the aim is to recruit new members via what appear at first sight to be charitable organizations not affiliated with the SO.
Germany is not fooled by scientology. They see through the front groups and campaigns as charades to recruit new members.
I wonder about the figure of 3500 scientologists in Germany — seems perhaps a bit high. Though there are 7 orgs, 3 of them ideal, in Germany, crediting them with 500 scientologists each is about 2X what actually exists.
The matter of fact, uncomplicated assessment of scientology is refreshing after seeing so many government agencies, courts and media fooled by the veil of religiosity scientology hides behind to give them the “benefit of the doubt” or a full pass.
Wake up world.