Author: Alanzo

Cult Expert, London School of Economics Social Science Professor Eileen Barker Submits Herself to the Gearty Grilling

Why do anti-cultists reject science so much? When they call a social scientist a “shill” or a “quack”, where is their quantitative data that disputes the work of that social scientist? I have never once seen them offer any scientific data to dispute the results of any of the scientists they wish to discredit with this juvenile name calling character assassinations.

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Beliefs vs. Facts

I’ve written about this before. But there is a whole lot to gain by continually reminding myself of what a fact is, vs what a belief is. Especially with regard to political and religious areas of my life.

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How the Anti Cult Movement Harms Ex-Members

Adopting the beliefs of the anti-cult movement dramatically changes the views and attitudes of those who experience a loss of faith. Those changes have a profound effect on how Exes make sense of their own past. So we must ask: How helpful is the ideology of the anti cult movement in making sense of your life?

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Does Anti-Scientology Deserve Any Criticism?

During all 3 Seasons of Leah Remini’s Scientology and the Aftermath, Leah and Mike have sought to make anyone who criticizes their show out to be a Scientologist. Because who could possibly criticize the holy work that they are doing but a Scientologist?

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Pounding the Intellectual Honesty Out of Aaron Smith-Levin

I recorded my thoughts on the treatment I observed Aaron Smith-Levin getting from his Anti-Scientologist friends. From the ideologue Chris Shelton, to Tony Ortega’s demagoguery, to Leah Remini’s need to create a moral panic around Scientology – can Aaron’s intellectual honesty survive?

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The Scientology Brainwashing Defense

The anti-cult movement provides the principle ideology almost all Ex-cult members are given to adopt after they leave their minority religions. The foundation of that anti-cult ideology is the belief in “brainwashing”. But does “brainwashing” really exist? Or is it just an excuse?

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Gerry Armstrong Details the Scientology Fair Game Operations Against Him

Until the background of these acts have been exposed, detailed and thoroughly condemned by Mike Rider and Marty Rathbun, and amends made to Gerry Armstrong for what they have done to him, there can be little possibility that a person who wishes to claim they are “exposing the abuses of Scientology” fails to expose the some of the worst abuses that they themselves committed.

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Who is Alanzo?

Alanzo Scientology

Alanzo is an Ex-Scientologist who sees the same tribalism he escaped in Scientology rising up in Anti-Scientology.

Of all the lessons he learned by escaping Scientology, he learned one lesson harder than any other: Never let your tribe do your thinking for you.

Alanzo tries to use critical thinking on the war between Cults & AntiCults.

Go To Alanzo's Scientology Biography

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Is skepticism the opposite of faith?

No.

#Skepticism is the process by which you come to discern what, as a mortal human being, you must have faith in.

And what not.

#TrueSkepticism
#TrueSkepticismRocks
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Is @TroMcManus the FanGirl of #CelebrityAntiScientology?

She has that membership to Karen's sekrit Outer Banks Facebook group.

Is that where she's getting all her information on #Scientology?

#ScientologytheAftermath
#ExJW
#ExMormon
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#JournalismNotTribalism

Why hasn't Bryan continued to report on the person who murdered a Sydney Scientology staff member in January of 2019?

Because he's from the wrong tribe we report on?

This tribalism has to go on reporting on #Scientology & Bryan Seymour is one of the biggest tribalists around. https://t.co/mr77hPRrwS