Tony Ortega is one of the most valuable critics of Scientology ever. But is he so biased that, over time, you can start to live in a delusional world about Scientology? I think so.Read More
Michael Shermer has written two books, “The Believing Brain” and “Why People...Read More
I’ve been practicing Basic Skepticism on marauding Anti-Scientologists on the Internet. It’s pretty much unstoppable. Here’s how it works.Read More
How gullible can some Ex-Scientologists get? Jon Atack wrote a post on Tony Ortega’s blog,...Read More
The key characteristic of a pseudo-skeptic of Scientology is the furious and dedicated certainty of their position, and their squinting suspicion that anyone who would question them must be an OSA agent.Read More
Was Elizabeth Moss a Brainwashed Cult Member Playing a Brainwashed Cult Member in “The Handmaid’s Tale”?
To hear Anti-Scientologists tell it, Elizabeth Moss was just a clueless & brainwashed...Read More
If you can’t believe in Atheistic Materialism, what can you believe in? Not much, if the withering skeptic Rupert Sheldrake has a crack at it. My God, if we can’t believe in Atheistic Materialism – IS THERE NOTHING SACRED??Read More
Could this righteous fight that we’ve all engaged in regarding Scientology, for all these years, have only been because we felt guilty and needed to re-establish our own moral identity after finding out how abusive Scientology had been?Read More
Who is Alanzo?
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.
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Policing of social media & who you can & can't be friends with is completely normalized in #AntiCults too.
Chris can't see it because his loyalty blinds him to these behaviors common to #Cults & AntiCults.
Here's @sheltondesigner calling every member of a minority religion "mad".
Is this an attempt to dehumanize all adherents of a religion as dangerous & irrational?
Yes it is. Yet another one.
Rachel Bernstein, the notorious #anticult therapist who mentally shamed a Scientologist for her daughter's suicide on Ortega's blog, has had her license revoked by the State of California in another matter, which was stayed. She accepted 3yrs probation.
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You've never picked yourself up from that.
The process of getting out of a 'Cult' is one of the most valuable experiences a human being can have.
Sure. Your whole life is ruined.
Sure, all your friends & business contacts abandon you.
How else will you find out what's important, and meaningful, in life?
If you got into a 'cult' to find out what life was all about, then getting out of a cult and being thrust back into Mainstream Society - with all it's guilt-tripping 'told-you-Sos!' - will teach you real quick.
The trick is not to learn too hard from that.
Remember who you are & who you were.
You're the same person you were before, during, and after the 'cult'.
Don't let mainstream society beat you out of your rebellious individualism.
Don't let them stop you from your search for a meaningful life.
If you haven't spotted it yet, you haven't been watching.