Brainwashing

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?

Leah Remini's Scientology and the Aftermath

Leah Remini’s Scientology and the Aftermath Has Still Presented No Evidence of Criminal Activity by the Church of Scientology

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]Last night’s episode of Leah Remini’s Scientology and the Aftermath was a round table discussion of former Scientologists, and independent Scientologists, exposing the upper levels of Scientology so that … Read more

Leah Remini

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?

William Drummond Ex Scientologist

William Drummond’s Message to Ex-Scientologists about Mike Rinder

William Drummond, long time Scientologist, now Ex, from Britain, with family members who used to work for Mike Rinder in the Office of Special Affairs, wants to talk about the things Mike Rinder has NOT exposed in the 11 years he’s been out of Scientology with his own blog on the Internet, and in 3 Seasons of Scientology and the Aftermath.

anti cult movement

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?

Anti-Scientology is a Socially Constructed Nightmare

When any Ex-Scientologist uses disciplined and reasoned analysis, he finds that the hysteria being generated by anti-scientology is just that – hysteria. Leah Remini, and some of the most abusive and fanatical people to ever … Read more

Scientology OT 7 Reverend Rex Fowler Guilty of Murder

Scientology OT 7 Reverend Rex Fowler Guilty of First Degree Murder

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] Rex Fowler Scientology Operating Thetan Level 7 “Ciancio died Dec. 30, 2009 while he went to the office to collect … Read more

Eileen Barker

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.

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.

Aaron Smith Levin

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?

Legal vs illegal

Why Legal vs Illegal is Way More Important than Moral vs Immoral in Dealing with Scientology

Anti-Scientologists who want to “end the cult” are not thinking things through. Unless Scientology is doing something illegal, no one has the power to “end” them. You actually do not want to live in a society where the government, or even you, have the power to take away someone else’s religion. This is why the line between legal and illegal behavior is WAY more important than the line between moral and immoral behavior.

Gerry Armstrong

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.