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"Hey, I hear that scientology is bat-shit crazy" says John
Eric retorts "You know, you're right!"
by TheConquerer February 07, 2008
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A dangerous cult that masquerades as a religion and exploits vulnerable people.
Loads of really cool celebrities like Tom Cruise are into Scientology
by John James John Smith March 16, 2008
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A religion for incredibly stupid people. Also, one of the most successful money scams around currently.
Tom Cruise follows Scientology.
by Derek DF February 25, 2009
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A religion that was created by a SCIENCE FICTION WRITER!!! L. Ron Hubbard<--- who got all his scientology information/bullcrap by feeding his son SPEED (the drug) and then wrote down whatever his son said. then he even said "best way to make money is to start your own religion"...which he then did...

Scientology has many fucked up rules

1. if anyone who badmouths or criticizes scientology is a criminal, regardless of past history, likewise with people who leave scientology, destroy them any way possible, you have permission from the church of scientology(i shit you not...this is the literal rules)

2. Pay to play: got no money? get the FUCK out of scientology

3. Recruit celebrities: GET CELEBRITIES FOR FREE ADVERTISING (this is also one of their rules...100% no bs)

4. Vitamins make everything better! brain tumor? NO PROBLEM HERE HAVE SOME VITAMINS... OF COURSE THEY WORK L.RON SAID THEY WOULD...PROOF? WHO NEEDS PROOF WHEN YOU HAVE THETANS!!!

5. If your dear loving family are not scientologists...either recruit them or cut them off completely, aww your moms dying? GOOD! SHE ISNT A SCIENTOLOGIST SHE DESERVES TO DIE

6. Psychology and psychiatry ARE EVIL...THEY WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HOLOCAUST? (we dont need to prove...thetans remember?)...WHY? BECAUSE WE SAY SO...(besides we wouldnt want them to get rid of all our brain washing...)

7. MIND ALTERING DRUGS ARE EVIL...NOW LETS GO TAKE SOME WEED AND DRINK ALCHOHOL (L. Ron Hubbard was a heavy user of drugs)

8. Bribary and lying is justifiable if it benifits the church...we are above the law

9. If we cant beat them...sue them and incite violence against them until they are crushed...(sounds like the KKK and the NAZIs)

10. history is nothing...we can change it at our convienience...thats why L.Ron hubbard has about a thousand war medals...to bad those medals and official documents about them dissapeared...OH WELL guess you'll have to take our word for it
Scientology has caused many tragedies...go to wikipedia or google and look up what they did to Lisa McPherson

Go to youtube.com and type in scientology...you will see first hand how they abuse a reporter in an insane manner for trying to celebrate july 4th

They have bribed/brainwashed huge ammounts of the police force in various communities...soon they will truly be above the law no one will be safe

scientologists claim to have over 25 million members world wide...funny that the official government cenus and other records say its not even half of that...maybe 1/10th

They hope to destroy all forms of psycology and psychiatry...ironic that they use those techniques/practices themselves when "stress testing" people. if scientology is allowed to grow, the ability to care for those with mental diseases or issues will decay.

the practices and beliefs of scientology are making cracks within society with its agressive, selfish, and ignorant policies. they are encouraging violence and abuse to those who they deem "heretics" or "enemys"...if you say anything bad about them BAM "enemy" or "criminal"...if you try to leave their organisation BAM "heretic"
by Serial Protector May 19, 2007
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A total BS religion that has so thoroughly brainwashed the rich and stupid that it took the death of John Travolta's son for him to be able to shake free from its cult-like powers.
Neil: Hey, man, I heard John Travolta is leaving Scientology.
Bob: Good for him. But what will he waste his money on now? He must have given those douche bags hundreds of thousands over the years. Did he even make OT Thetan level 7 yet?
Neil: Who gives a shit?!
by Doc Lock October 13, 2009
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A, Word created by a german scientist in the 1920s meant to mean "how to know" or "knowing how to know" as an attempt at creating a theory of knowledge

B, Paranoid cult founded by pulp-science fiction writer and Lafayett Ronald Hubbard who stole the word Scientology to describe the movement originaly named Dianetics after his (unfortunatly) bestselling book after he´d gotten into trouble with the many people he´d licensed the name "dianetics" to. What started as a (supposedly) self-help book based (supposedly) on scientific experimentation (but since L Ron never made any experiments it was most likely dreamt up from his somewhat warped and drug-influenced imagination, much like his war record which allthough claimed by Hubbard and the church to be outstanding most notably includes him ordering the bombardment of an iron deposit on the sea floor mistaking it for a submarine and him almost dragging Mexico into the WWII by using a mexican island for target practice) grew into a movement after people started sending L Ron money to be educated as auditors (the people performing one of the most essential (and possibly brain-washing) techniques of the cult to supposedly help people). L Ron later created scientology as a way of gaining more control over the training and for him most essentialy the money payed to the movement.

Among the history of scientology a few things stand out:
1, Hubbards many and always failing attempts to ingratiate himself with various governements which usually ended either with some form of prosecution or in a few cases with scientology being basicly kicked out of the country (as they were from Greece). The most prominent being the conflict with the US governement. Hubbards contact with it started with his rather failed serving in the navy which only earned him a couple of medals that where handed out to anybody who´d served in an arena of the war and a disability pension. After the war, during the fifties, Hubbard frecuently sent letters to the FBI. Among other things claiming that his ex-wife had tried to kill him. The FBI apperently thought of him as a nutter. Later the IRS started investigating his various enterprises which lead to him leaving the country.
The weirdest part of this conflict was the fact that several cult-members managed to infiltrate federal buildings and copying IRS-files being used against the cult. When this was discovered many cult-members were pu on trial and sent to jail, including Hubbars wife.
2, Hubbards overly inflated claims about himself that always seemed to grow larger with each telling which the "church" has never tried to correct.
3, Hubbards growing paranoia until his death in seclusion attended only by a few of his closest aides (of which most were booted out of the cult or punished by David Miscaviage, the current cult-leader) which manifested itself with his inventing at first Sea Org and then several other organisations within the cult supposedly in control (which ultimatly led to a power struggle between the organisations) then the Rehabilitation Project Force (an in-cult concentration camp aimed at punishing people who dared to think individually, in cult-lingo called "to put ethics" on someone which also stands for other kinds of punishments).
4, The cults persecution of outside critics (inside ones were either booted out or put in RPF). The cult is noted for it's extreme use of basicly frivolous lawsuits used to harass all critics, in one case it even succeded to put the Cult Awareness Network into bankruptcy and then bying the rights to its name and launching its own website under the name of the New Cult Awareness Network (which is noted for its extreme pro-cult policies and actions and is to be avoided). The cult has also managed to falsify charges against the author of a cult-critical book which almost sent her to jail. The author is/was Paulette Cooper and the book The Scandal of Scientology which was published in the 1970s.
5, The cults extreme fees needed to advance within the many levels of the cult and the tendency for these to increase both in size and in number.
6, The cults focus on recruting celebrities and these celebrities diverse success in recruting new members to the cult. The question remains open as to whether Tom Cruise is an asset or a liability to the cult.
7, The cults "war" on psychology. While the cult is activly fighting against all forms of psychotherapy (one wonders if this is a symptom of L Rons own fear that he was mentally ill) most psychologists seems blissfully unaware of this so-called war.
8, The cults manipulation and oppression of its own members, a sure sign of a destructive cult.
9, The cults extreme beliefs, derived from Hubbards equally outlandish books. Which includes:
That we all can remember everything from some time before conception (called: "The sperm dream").
That we can remember past lifes (including lifes lived on other planets)
That women try to abort most of their children several times during the pregnancy (each of which is remembered by the fetus)
That the fetus suffers and can remember when its mother was constipated
That the fetus remembers arguments verbatim and can later start to act accordingly(exemplified by a woman hearing her father raping her mother while she was in the womb and screaming "take that" leading to the woman later becoming a cleptomaniac)
That sex is degrading and was forced upon us by evil aliens (a statement Hubbard made late in life when one can suppose, his own equipment wasn´t in good working order)
10, The setting up and use of exterior supposedly independent organisations to attack critics of the cult and everyone the cult feels is their enemy. Organisations that go very far when trying to hide their connections to the cult. The cult has even tried infiltrating many organisations that have critisized the cult.
11, The fact that in lawsuits the cults arguments are often inflated and sometimes contradictory with themselves or with the fact that they are supposedly a church.

Many have called Scientology a schizoid cult and wondered whether this was a reflection of its founders mental health. A psychologist talking about the cult thought that L Ron Hubbard was more similar to a necrophile, similar to hitler.

For sources and even more nuttyness, check out these sites: operation clambake, factnet, the smoking gun(which has all of Hubbards letters to the FBI), wikipedia and youtube
and these online books:
The Scandal of Scientology, A Piece of Blue Sky, L Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman?, Scientology, The Now religion
Tom Cruise:
I... you know, wow.. I mean... wosh... you know... and we can help... (laughing like a demented madman)

Was Tom Cruises mind and verbal abilities destroyed by Scientology or did he need to be demented in order to join in the first place?...
by Kurt von Stedingk April 29, 2008
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A disease which infects many weak souls. Anyone infected with the disease feels they are superior, and the only ones who understand life. The disease also makes people act like a bunch of loudmouthed assholes who just want to sell books for their psuedo-religion. Comparable to placebos, a chimp's behind, and communism.
If scientology were a person, it would be slightly gay, and with small genitalia.
by the storm March 18, 2006
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