Skip to comments.How Scientology And The Nation Of Islam Formed A Bizarre And Dangerous Alliance
Posted on 11/26/2018 1:43:57 PM PST by detective
The Church of Scientology, an organization created by the science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, is a cult that boasts multiple A-list actors as members.
Scientology was founded in the 1950s, after the publishing of Hubbards self-help book Dianetics. This cult is built around the ideas found within Dianetics and the science fiction genre for which Hubbard was known.
Scientology has multiple celebrities and business magnates in its membership. In addition to being worth billions of dollars, with massive real-estate holdings, Scientology has been known to attack detractors and cover up the misdeeds of some of its most prominent members.
Scientology has faced a storm of public criticisms over the past decade, much of it by former members of the group. One action Scientology took in response to the criticism was to establish a front group called Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination (STAND). The group claims its goal is to put a stop to incitement of bigotry and hate crimes, and to secure religious freedom for Man, but it spends most of its time attacking critics of Scientology.
Scientology and STAND pay lip service to fighting against religious bigotry. Following the massacre of 11 Jews at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, STAND expressed solidarity with the Jewish community. However, while Scientology claims their sympathies are with the Jewish faith, they have a long-term partnership with a group of the most hateful, anti-Semites in America, The Nation of Islam (NOI).
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He may well have been. I have no idea.
I've got no love for the 'church', but I won't try to pin Charles Manson on them. Lots of well known people have been passing members of that organization, including John Brodie, Stanley Clarke, Ingo Swan, Christopher Reeve, Chaka Khan, and many others.
I tend to think of Antifa as a bunch of Manson Family types. Basically psychopaths — neglected youth who seem to derive some kind of religious ecstasy from all this left-wing stuff.
John Brodie - I remember reading that Sports Illustrated. I always like him as a QB, even though in those days usually the 49’ers sucked.
Once the Internet had every pissed off victim able to publish his or her story, there were just too many targets to keep up with.
Very true. They also lost the courts as a tool to silence critics, as over time, they were increasingly litigating against former church staff who had massive amounts of insider dirt to spill in front of judges and juries.
In more and more of those cases, they were forced to settle out of court, rather than allow their crimes and injustices to go into the public record. Ex members are now defying the non disclosure agreements they signed with the church, and are daring them to file suit.
The fear is gone.
Also, I never expected to hear anyone out-talk Robin Williams.
Then why do they have it?
Would they be trying to find recruits among the entertainment industry if it was so Republican?
As the commander of an ani-submarine vessel he staged an unsanctioned invasion of Mexico during World War II. Maybe some people think that’s cool today, but he really shouldn’t have done that. Especially since, not only were they our allies, they were one of only two countries South of us in the Americas to actually send troops.
Background, history, reference, etc.
I read years ago that Hubbard made up scientology on a bet with John W. Campbell that he could start a successful fake religion.
Funny thing was, Hubbard wasn’t a bad SF writer - some of his stuff is pretty good.
>>Id also bet that no more than 5 Freepers total have ever read ANYTHING L. Ron wrote and thus have not arrived at their opinions by any means other than group think.
>>Why would any normal, intelligent person waste their time reading anything written by L. Ron Hubbard?
>>Scientology is a weird, exploitive cult. There have been many books and articles written about Scientology. Many former members have told their stories.
This is how rumor and innuendo take precedence over original source material. Scientology has been targeted by liberal factions almost since its inception. The material you need to form an intelligent, informed conclusion is a mouse click away. I’m not sure how much energy it takes to click a mouse, but for most people, it appears be to require the oomph of a D11 Caterpillar. :)
>>Would they be trying to find recruits among the entertainment industry if it was so Republican?
Most entertainment industry people in Scientology had not been propagandized against it by leftists pushing identity politics. The lineup of Scientologists in entertainment is pretty dang impressive, lots of A-listers and many working in production. Scientology requires that you quit drugs and that’s a tough sell to 80% of the industry.
The best send up of scientology is sci-fi writer Jack Vance’s take on it, written in 1966. Read the ‘Brains of Earth/Nopalgarth’. Pretty funny, for those that know.
“As a Scientologist since 1973, I can tell you that the science fiction angle is blown all out of proportion in the press and online discussions.”
So... the science fiction part is there, but it’s on the dl. :D
It's not on the down low at all, but it's not nearly as important to the philosophy or practice as many think it is.
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