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  • Submitted: Fri, September 30, 2005
  • Updated: Fri, April 24, 2009

  • Reported By:new haven Connecticut
Scientology
909 Whalley Avenue New Haven, Connecticut U.S.A.

Scientology Sucks! RIPOFF Stay away from them!! New Haven Connecticut

*Consumer Suggestion: The Truth...

*Consumer Suggestion: I'm glad to see there are lots of folks in the know....

*Consumer Comment: It seems that every pro-Scientology argument I encounter is riddled with miseducation and defensive tactics.

*Consumer Comment: truths

*Consumer Comment: Is your evaluation "method" logical?

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When I got the first flyer I felt an inward groan of revulsion.

I picked up a copy of Dianetics in the 90's. It seemed interesting. Then the article in Time magazine came out exposing the truth of this horrible cult. I took that book in my back yard, poured some gas on it and watched it burn.

You have to pay loads of money to get "cleared".
They lash out at those who go against them.
They are ruining lives of people all over the world.
Check these sites out:

http://www.xenu.net/
http://www.factnet.org/

A few weeks ago they had a tent on the New Haven Green.

They have been posting flyers on cars. Everytime I get them I make it a point to rip them up so that they are illegible.

No I don't want to join your cult!

No I don't want to give all my money away and be virtual slave to make moore money for your organization and to get more recruits!

No I don't think that Tom Cruise is all that - especialy if he is going to promote your group. In fact, I won't even pay to see a movie done with Tom Cruise out of principle!

To all of you in Scientology - I wish you a speedy recovery. I would reccomend reading combatting cult mind control by Steven Hassan. Educate your selves and allow time to have your own thoughts come back and not always those of scientology.

To all else - don't listen to them! Don't go to their meetings! Don't give them money!

This organization is one big bottom feeder!

Mark
new haven, Connecticut
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Suggestion

The Truth...

AUTHOR: Valid Fact - (U.S.A.)

Is that anyone spending their money on anything they aren't fully understanding is uninformed.

Anyone with an esoteric amount of intelligence can tell you what they think about life and how they should go about it. People donate millions to non-profits for various other reasons beyond "Its my religion".

Who do you think you are to judge those waiting in line for the wafer? Who are you to think that when you die you don't get your own planet?

You are your own person. You have free will. And you don't have to bash what other people think because you heard or read something from a source that is probably unreliable in the first place.

Think about it. Anyone can go to your place of work and scream "YOUR A SCAM!" and hide behind your First Amendment Right. But imagine if someone came to your childs school and started saying "YOUR PARENTS ARE LIERS! YOUR FAMILY ARE HEATHENS! YOUR ALL WITCHES! YOU SHOULD BE BURNED!"- it would totally be in their right, but you would aptly want to stop that and you would. Yet the very posts you flood are along those lines on a site seeking truth and not some debased smear campaign.

Accept people for who they are and what they think- or become like those fanatics so unable to deal with other viewpoints that they would fly a plane into a building to prove they "Know better".
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I'm glad to see there are lots of folks in the know....

AUTHOR: Anon. - (U.S.A.)

There's recently been a big surge in protests against scientology. In addition to some of the places mentioned on this Report and others, here's a little more. You'll see some info repeated here.

Hello, Victims of Scientology...

Many families have been torn apart by the Cult of scientology, crushed under the wheels of its overreaching "fair game" policy, and the "never defend, always attack" philosophy entrenched in them by L. Ron Hubbard.

Know this: scientology is one of the most dangerous scams in existence today. But there are groups taking a stand against this dangerous organization.

Please go to You Tube and type in "Anonymous", "Wise Beard Man", or "XenuTV", to get a visual stream of some of the groups that stand against Scientology.

Look up "Project Chanology" on the Search Engines, or simply "XenuTV". There are others, but I'm unsure as to all of them. For the love of God...look up what happened to Lisa McPherson (you tube has a video called "the unfunny truth about scientology" that features only a few of the horrible fates suffered by the victims of this brainwashing nightmare.) and judge for yourselves.

Here are families trying to reconnect with loved ones claimed by scientology, children who were raised in the nightmare life that is scientology (including David Miscaviege's neice, I believe!), and people whose lives have been irreparably scarred by getting involved in this very expensive business posing as a religion.

Knowledge is free. But to get the whole story behind scientology and all it's information it will cost the average person no less than a hundred grand. If you're wealthier, they'll tailor the expense to your income....if you're poor, no problem...you can consign yourself to a life of oppressive servitude and constant surveillance for your "audits, lessons and counsel".

If you choose to leave the "church", they blackmail you and ruin everything they can: your job, your personal life, your credit history. They trump up false allegations--even sue you if they can. "The object of litigation is to harass, more than to win", according to L. Ron Hubbard; "use their crimes against them...if they have no crimes, invent some."

Seriously...check out some of the videos and judge for yourself. There are videos and information provided by some folks who have spent years in the organization.

Also, just to be fair...for those of you who are scientologists, it is not your belief system that I stand against, it is the practice of those who support your "church" and the policies they institute.

If you want to believe the principles and the "path of enlightenment" lies in scientology, that is your choice. Really, I don't fault you for it (why should I? Other religions believe a myriad of incredible things!)...honestly, I think you should be able to enjoy your families and friends of other faiths, and to keep every cent you work for. You deserve no less than anyone else.

Thank you for hearing me out.
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It seems that every pro-Scientology argument I encounter is riddled with miseducation and defensive tactics.

AUTHOR: Brian C - (Canada)

Hey Tom,

I really like your obsessive use of quotation marks to get "the point" across. Your grammar strongly reinforces my point made in another Scientology feed open on this website. I can't quite remember the heading but it should be dated Dec. 7, 2006.

You people are all the same ignorant, idiot-savant, uneducated breed. It seems that every pro-Scientology argument I encounter is riddled with miseducation and defensive tactics.

Why do you think it is that Scientologists are constantly on the defensive Tom?

Why does Scientology constantly have to defend itself Tom?

Why are there a tremendous amount of mysterious deaths involved in Scientology Tom?

Why are the "OT" levels so secretive Tom?

Why aren't we allowed to know the secret behind euphoric existence Tom?

How can Scientologists not question why their group (I refuse to refer to Scientology as a religion) is constantly under fire Tom?

Why is the IRS continually investigating the financial practices of Scientology Tom?

How did L. Ron Hubbard promote a drug-free existence and die with levels of anti-depressant drugs in his system Tom?

Sounds like a little hypocrisy to me Tom.

But you have fun Tom, you run along and nance around in the gardens with your little cult. You have fun spending your money to achieve a state of clear and move up the OT ladder. It'll be funny when you're broke and contemplating suicide, you can start the "Save Tom" charity to try and get back on your feet again.

I look forward to your future speeches explaining why Scientology is such a dangerous cult to get involved with, backed up by real-life examples.

Good luck Tom... dumb a*s!
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#4 Consumer Comment

truths

AUTHOR: Linda - (U.S.A.)

Tom you seem very angry at the OP. But you never mentioned what your version of the truth is. Care to tell us what that may be?
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#5 Consumer Comment

Is your evaluation "method" logical?

AUTHOR: Tom - (U.S.A.)

You say that "Dianetics . . . seemed interesting."
Then (seemingly suddenly) you read a "Time"
magazine article & just changed your mind.

HOW do you KNOW that "Time" knows
"the truth of this terrible cult"?
I hope you're smart enough to KNOW that
NOT EVERYTHING YOU READ is "the truth"!

HOW do you KNOW (for YOURSELF)
"the truth of this terrible cult"?

People, organizations, magazines, etc.
can ( & usually WILL ) tell you anything -
that does NOT necessarily mean it's
"the TRUTH"! It's often just THEIR "version",
given for their OWN (selfish, ulterior, etc. )
"reasons".

The preceding is my "version" of "the truth".
Is "mine" better than "yours"?
FAR BETTER, I believe!
But that's just my "opinion", which may be
ONLY my "truth".
And you know that "opinions are like . . ."
Never mind - this is a "family" website.
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