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 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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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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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.

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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?

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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