Tag: Social Science on Cults & Anti-Cults

How Hubbard Lied: ReDefining “Individuation” Like It’s A Bad Thing

What if being a Scientologist was never a really a disease in the first place that you needed to “recover from”? What if it was just one part of your own much longer spiritual journey that taught you many important lessons, and from which you emerged stronger and wiser than ever?

How would you know?

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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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How Anti Cult Movement Ideology 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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Steven Hassan Makes Bizarre Claim for Why Moonie Brainwashing Didn’t Work Whenever Scientists Were in the Room

Social scientists like Eileen Barker traveled to Moonie recruitment seminars where brainwashing & mind control was claimed to be in use. They found that more than 90% of the people in those “brainwashing” seminars did not sign up to be a Moonie, and all were gone from the Moonies within 2 years.

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Mike Rinder on Why Scientology is a Religion

At one of the most prestigious universities in the English language for debate – The University Philosophical Society of Trinity College Dublin – Former head of the Office of Special Affairs for the Church of Scientology Mike Rinder lays out why Scientology is a religion. This speech was given 4 years after Rinder left the official Church of Scientology.

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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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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.

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#BlindLoyalty https://t.co/a0VcIyDzuK

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.

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#exmormon
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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.

https://t.co/O4wnL2Fa4x

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"The judicial system failed Kyle, but at that moment I realized we weren’t out of options. If the Church of Scientology expected us to limp away broken and beaten, they were sorely mistaken."

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#TheTruthForKyleBrennan

https://vbreton2062.wordpress.com/2020/03/27/the-power-of-the-written-word/
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People don't realize that getting yourself into & out of a cult is one of the most valuable lessons in #CriticalThinking ever. People don't get that if you haven't experienced this, then you've never had your worldview collapse on you.

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.

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#AntiCults
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A pandemic is a great time to re-think things.
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Gerry Armstrong's latest post about the behind the scenes machine which creates what you see online about #Scientology & #AntiScientology.

If you haven't spotted it yet, you haven't been watching.

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#ScientologytheAftermanth
#Cults
#AntiCults

https://gerryarmstrong.ca/transparency-after-the-death-of-privacy/