This collation of scientology terminology was sent to me by Christi Gordon. It was compiled by a number of second generation "scientology kids" -- the most prominent listed on the cover above. They note that this is "A thoughtful collaboration to gather and share the many euphemisms, nuanced phrases, commands & threats used to guide the children of scientology." It is very lengthy -- a reflection of just how much jargon there is in scientology. It is a secret language for the bubble-dwellers. And it is one of the things that sets cults apart from other … [Read more...]
Want to be a Sea Org Parent?
Thanks to Christi Gordon for uncovering some new documents that have not seen the light of day before. This one is a fascinating glimpse into the mindset of the Sea Org with respect to children. The basic gist of this issue from 1982 is this. Sea Org members are supposed to produce 5X what it costs to retain them Babies produce no monetary exchange to the Sea Org Babies cost the Sea Org at least $3000 a year To be able to keep a child in the Sea Org you have to prove that you are providing more than adequate exchange for yourself AND for your child(ren) otherwise you are not … [Read more...]
Our 10th Anniversary
The first blog post on mikerindersblog.org was on 5 November 2009. It's been 10 years but it sure doesn't seem that long! It's been a lot of fun along the way. I have met many wonderful people here (and quite a number subsequently IRL which has been especially gratifying). Hopefully I have opened a window to discovering the truth about scientology for many. This blog would not have been possible without the support of many who have helped. While it is a labor of love (or perhaps passion) it IS labor and first my thanks to the many contributors who have provided content and … [Read more...]