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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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Why Is It So Hard to Give Up Scientology?

One of the continuing mysteries about Scientology is the dogged persistence of some Scientologists, both inside and outside of the Church of Scientology, in their devotion to L. Ron Hubbard and to Scientology’s technology despite its almost complete lack of … Continue reading

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Contact Me

After years of procrastination, I’ve finally added a Contact Me form for anyone who wishes to contact me privately rather than post a comment. I’m using Kontactr, we’ll see how that goes.  So far it seems acceptable.  It does append … Continue reading

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Scientologists: Can You Remove The "Cult" From Scientology?

Scientologists keep insisting, “Scientology is not a cult!”  OK then, if that is so, then removing all the cult characteristics from Scientology should be quite simple and certainly very desirable.  After all, if you believe Scientology is not a cult, … Continue reading

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Summer Break

Don’t worry if I’m slow in moderating comments for awhile, nothing is wrong.  It’s Summer for all of us here in the northern hemisphere — take a break.

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Ask a Question

One of these days, I really need to go back through the previous Ask a Questions and pull out the good stuff — and somehow present it in a better format.  There really are some great questions and discussions in … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Just a note to wish everyone a happy New Year. In the Ask a Question thread, I made a few predictions for 2010, and I’ll paraphrase them here, since it is appropriate. I’m thinking that 2010 will contain a lot … Continue reading

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Scientology Thought Control – Part 4

We covered, in Scientology Thought Control – Part 1, how simple definitions can change the way people think. In that example, the Hubbardism “entheta” causes Scientologists to reject “negative” information about the church even when true, and accept “positive” information … Continue reading

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Recovering from Scientology

It is hard for those who have never been intensely involved in something like the Church of Scientology to understand how difficult leaving can be. It can be a shock. Depending on how deeply one was into Scientology, whether one … Continue reading

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Scientologists: Masters of "Doublethink"

Doublethink: The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them . . . . To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, … Continue reading

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