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Scientology sect attacks internet! -- The case Scientology vs. the Internet
Last update of this page: Jun 12, 2002
- On-line books about scientology
- The Fishman Affidavit
- The New Era Dianetics OT levels
- Scientology organisations in The Netherlands
- Relevant usenet newsgroups
- Scientology censors its own people
If you are looking for specific information about the scientology cult, you
can use this seach
special purpose engine.
The "church" of Scientology is a totalitarian cult leaded by highschool drop-out
David Miscavige and Warren McShane. It uses agressive methods to control its
members and to prevent criticism from the press. They even have their own secret
service, called OSA, the Office of Special Affairs.
This is an organization that tries to find material for blackmailing its
opponents, harassing them and more. It teaches its members how to effectively
lie to the press if it suits their needs. Some of their documents have become
public knowledge after several FBI raids on the Guardians office, OSA's predecessor.
Here are some examples of the documents that describe their mindset. Some
terminology might be usefull: a PRO is a Public Relations Officer, a SP is a Suppressive Person -
scientology's term for everyone who dares to criticise them or they otherwise
Nice "church", eh? I have already had a letter from their lawyer demanding me
to remove some of the above files, but that seems to have been bluff, I have
not heard from them since my reply to him. An
English translation of this letter is also
Now how did I get involved with all this?
This whole fuzz started when the scientology sect raided anon.penet.fi
and my provider XS4ALL to silence criticism. See
the detailed story for more information. Since I
don't like this kind of attacks on free speech I decided to put up a homepage
with the disputed documents, the Fishman affidavit.
A lot of background information can also be found in the declaration Karin
Spaink used in court aginst the sect, which is available in
Dutch and in
More information on this sect can be found on
Karin Spaink's homepage and more
about their "interactions" with the internet on
The fight between alt.religion.scientology
and Scientology is in many ways formative for what one in the very near future
can and cannot do on the net: for rules and regualtions, for law and netiquette.
- The Scandal of Scientology by Paulette Cooper.
An unveiling view on scientology can be found in this book by Paulette
Cooper. After publishing this book she was harassed for years by
the cult, in "operation freakout".
- Bare-faced messiah by Russell Miller.
The scientologists make up a lot of stories about its founder Ron Hubbard;
this real biography tels the real story of this cult leader. If you want to
read it off-line you can also download it in
one big zipfile.
- A piece of blue sky by John Atack.
The story of an ex-scientologist who slowly discovered the lies scientology
is telling its members. This book can be downloaded in
one convenient zipfile.
- De stankbel aan de nieuwezijdse by Gerrit Komrij (Dutch).
The Dutch readers may be interested in in this book by Gerrit Komrij. It can
also be doanloaded in one zipfile.
- A Dutch report from
the subcommissie sekten Tweede Kamer Commissie volksgezondheid gives an
overview of their actions in The Netherlands in the past and explains their
This sect continues to harass critics and people who just give information
about them. An insightfull document in the sects thinking can be found in
the Fishman Affidavit.
This declaration from Steven Fishman contains many of the "secret" scriptures
of the sect, for which its followers have to pay $200,000 to $400,000 to read.
In this file, the sections containing OT 2, OT 3 and Ability/Dissemination
of material are replaced by summaries by Karin Spaink (email@example.com)
because with these changes, the publication of the file on a homepage is
approved by a Dutch judge. This may change by the ruling of a new lawsuit.
A summary and analyses of the OT documents by
Michael Robinson is available.
For readers who are unfamiliar with the many expensive courses scientology
teaches an overview exist.
On Steven Fishman's own
homepage he tells his own story. He has also placed his book,
about his time in scientology, on-line. This book can also be downloaded as a
The New Era Dianetics OT levels, newer bullshit of the sect, were first posted
to alt.religion.scientology on May
6, 1996 by me, and were promptly illegally cancelled by the cancelbunny -
believed by many to be acting under the orders of the
sects attorneys, although there is no
An short history on how these documents came to the net can be found on
One of the NOTs documents,
nr. 34 is illegal in the USA and perhaps also
in other countries, as it promotes quackery and contains medical claims. The
exact text can be found at Operation
These insane teachings have now resulted in the death of a member of this cult,
Lisa McPherson, who received "treatment" according to these nonsense and died
of dehydration. More of this can be read on
the Lisa memorial site.
More about the many deaths scientology has on its conscience (if they would
have one) can be found on
Mike Gormez' page.
Another result of such teachings is that scientologists have no
compassion at all with disabled people, as the following fragmant of their
"secret" mailinglist (TNX-L) proves. It was written by Ken Harthun
(firstname.lastname@example.org), who is OT4, i.e. believes that he is possessed by
the dead spirits of space aliens murdered 75,000,000 years ago (see OT3 for
I do not agree with a tax break for the handicapped
person, as this is another method of rewarding the
downstat. In my concept of the program, the person would
not be eligible for any relief beyond re-training. Most
people *want* to produce and contribute. If they don't,
they should not expect to be subsidized by those who do.
Standard bonuses and incentives for competent production
would be sufficient.
Actually, this means that handicapped people who can't be retrained
(because they are handicapped at birth, or because they lost arms / legs /
eyes / ...) will simply be left to die in scientology's world. Insurance is
of course also unavailable - it rewards "downstats", and per scientology
logic, all what happens to you is your fault anyway, and you get "cause over
life" thru scientology, and you can get "postulates" to work. If you can't --
In scientology's world, even their PR programs "doing good things in exchange
for a thank-you letter" wouldn't be needed anymore, since all public is already
Ken's contemptuous attitude isn't his alone. No one reponded/disagreed with
Ken after that - I couldn't find any message with the word "handicap" after
it. Handicapped people will simply be ignored.
SHAME on every scientologist on TNX-L for their silent approval.
A complete summary of the NOTs is available.
The COMPLETE NOTs can be ordered in
Provided is a list of, mostly covered,
organisations of the scientology sect in the Netherlands.
I advise you to stay away from them. Examples about the destructive impact of
scientology on the workfloor can be found at
Mike Gormez' site.
A more extesive list of such companies can be found on
The following newsgroups are related to scientology and can be for more, up
to date, information:
Read more about scientology's filtering software that they use to prevent their
victims fom finding out the truth.
8. Other sites
There are of course much more sites dealing with the scientology cult. Some
of them are:
Other sites can be found on links summaries, like:
- The Factnet archive.
Information from this site started the whole mess in The netherlands.
- Operation Clambake
- Karin Spaink's site.
- The Dutch BodyThetan Organization.
or can be found in the webring below.
- Factnet links page
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