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Scientology, the placebo of personal betterment

placebo noun a substance having no pharmacological effect but given merely to satisfy a patient who supposes it to be medicine. a substance having no pharmacological effect but administered as a control in testing experimentally or clinically the efficacy of a biologically … Continue reading

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Going Clear – The Obvious Question that Scientologists Cannot Even Think

With the release of the new HBO documentary, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”, it becomes even more difficult for Scientologists to avoid a most obvious question. The question had became increasingly obvious with the recent publication of … Continue reading

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The Big Bad Church of Scientology

Recently, I received a private message from a reader.  Unfortunately, the return email they provided wasn’t valid so I could not respond privately. However, since I occasionally get similar messages from others, I felt it would be worthwhile to respond … Continue reading

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The Missing Foundations of Scientology

It is interesting to me that some people who recognize the evil of the Church of Scientology, still believe that Scientology, itself, is good. I see some folks talking about “rehabilitating Scientology’s and L. Ron Hubbard’s image”.  I see some … Continue reading

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Scientology Hides in Portland

[Guest post from Arthur who was in Portland for the “Grand Opening”.] I dropped by the “Grand Opening” of Scientology’s latest “Ideal Org” in Portland, Oregon.  It was nothing much.  I guess that’s typical of these events.  Only a couple … Continue reading

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Scientologists: What, exactly, “works”?

One of the things that Scientologists do that is so very confusing, is their insistence that “Scientology works!” Even after leaving the Church of Scientology in disgust, a few people continue to believe and insist that Scientology works.  This results … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2013

I thought I’d follow tradition and make a few predictions for the new year. Here are a couple of things I see happening. We are all seeing the tremendous flood of articles, programs and books about the Church of Scientology … Continue reading

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We Have Moved!

You have found the new home for Ask the Scientologist! The blog isn’t fully set up the way I want it to be but it will be soon.  In the meantime, you can post questions, comments and suggestions here or … Continue reading

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Scientology: It’s All About Threats and Fear

As the implosion of the Church of Scientology continues, I have had more contact with newly-out Scientologists than ever before.  And I have noticed that one of the common characteristics of newly-out Scientologists is fear. This isn’t just fear of … Continue reading

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Ask a Question

I’m a bit late on a new Ask a Question.  I’ve found that some browsers don’t work too well with Blogger once the comments have gone past 200 and you have to go to another page.  On some browsers, you … Continue reading

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