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‘Radar’ magazine latest to peddle ‘Tom Cruise leaving Scientology’ fake news

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We’ve had a pretty good relationship with the National Enquirer’s online sister publication, RadarOnline. It often jumps on our stories before anyone else, and can usually be counted on to provide a link and a shout out. We really appreciate it. And its own stories about Scientology have often been solid. But then, earlier this year, Jen Heger left the publication, and lately, well, Radar has been shoveling pure shit into Scientology cyberspace.

The latest piece it put out that’s getting a lot of notice is based entirely on a simple observation: Tom Cruise did not attend last week’s grand opening of a new “Ideal Org” in San Diego that was presided over by Scientology leader David Miscavige.

Now, here’s what you should conclude from that piece of information: Absolutely nothing. Miscavige always shows up at Ideal Org openings, and Tom Cruise almost never does. In fact, the only time we can remember Tom showing up at an Ideal Org grand opening was in Madrid in 2004. He wasn’t at the other 50 or so openings, and he sure as hell wouldn’t be expected at a second-tier city like San Diego. (Love the town, but it’s not a world capital.)

Radar, however, concludes the exact opposite, that’s it’s deeply meaningful that Cruise didn’t show up, and so therefore it’s evidence that Tom is drifting away from Scientology and his former best man.

In other words, Radar joins the list of other tabloid publications that keep predicting that Cruise is on his way out of Scientology, when we haven’t seen any convincing evidence that it’s the case.

It is true that Tom appears to have been a no-show at the 2016 IAS gala in England last October, but that event happened just a couple of days before Tom was opening his latest Jack Reacher film at a premiere in Beijing. So his absence from the IAS event doesn’t really say much.

Meanwhile, not only have we been documenting other cases when he’s showed up at events — and wearing his big medal — but also, two very significant recent stories suggest to us that Tom is as dedicated to Scientology as ever. First, he was actually asked about it by a brave journalist who dared to get in his face at a London movie premiere, and Tom described Scientology as his “beautiful religion.” And second, we found evidence that a developer has made plans for a mindblowing double-level penthouse with a nine-car private garage at a ten-story building right in the middle of Scientology’s “spiritual mecca” in Clearwater, Florida. And a church official told a local developer that the purchaser of the penthouse is Tom Cruise. The Tampa Bay Times picked up the story, as well as many others, and there’s been no denial from Tom or the church.

We’re still pretty confident that Cruise is a dedicated Scientologist. But even so, it would be shocking for him to show up at the San Diego opening. His absence does not mean what Radar is telling people it means. But already, the story is metastasizing all over the dumb sectors of the Internet.

And that’s just a few days after Radar put out a story about Scientology’s New Mexico vault site that we called the website’s “most fact-free story ever.” There are so many errors and misconceptions in this “story,” it would be difficult for us to add them all up. Whoever you are, winding Radar up with this garbage, you really aren’t helping.

There’s actually a very interesting story to be told about the Church of Spiritual Technology, the Scientology entity that digs vaults in remote locations for the storing of L. Ron Hubbard’s works so they can last in case of a civilization collapse. In fact, we recently provided the first drone footage of the New Mexico site, and we can tell you that the place has absolutely nothing to do with Scientology’s celebrities, including Tom Cruise.

No, Cruise and John Travolta and Kirstie Alley are not reserving space in these underground bunkers to ride out a nuclear holocaust, and no, information about these celebrities is not being stored there. Laugh at it if you will, but CST employees take seriously their mission to use these vaults for the storage of Hubbard’s “technology” — his written works and taped lectures.

As secure as these sites are, they are not “H-Bomb proof,” and none of them cost anywhere near $1 billion, as the Radar story claims.

Hey, Radar. There are so many great stories about Scientology out there, and so many significant events coming up. Why are you peddling pure bullshit?

 
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Jon Atack has a question for you

Jon Atack sent over a short item for us this week in the hopes of stirring up our comments section…

Hitler said that to control people you have to tell them a Big Lie. The Ronald (forgive me) said that for anything to persist it must contain a lie. Otherwise, it will just disappear or “as-is,” because the fundamental reality of the universe is – well – nothing.

Most of “auditing” is based upon the premise that the memories of trauma that restrict our reasoning, and our supernatural abilities, can be “as-ised,” or made to disappear, simply by perceiving or “confronting” their true nature.

In Hubbardology, the trillions, or perhaps quadrillions, quintillions or even nonillions of “thetans” all chant “space, particle, position” to pretend the universe into being. How we all came to believe the same crazy stuff is nowhere explained (do please correct me if I’m wrong).

I’m hoping that everyone who reads this will contribute their own idea of the biggest lie in Scientology to the comments section, after reading my own, probably not humble enough, opinion.
What is the Big Lie that allows Scientology to persist? I think that it is the redefinition of “reality.” Hubbard assured us that reality is an “agreement.” I disagree with this (though I still seem to be real), and I have been known to say publicly that the only time that reality is an agreement is under a hypnotic spell, but I’ve just found a statement by the eminent science-fiction writer Phillip K Dick that explains the position thoroughly: “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” Now that’s what I call a technical breakthrough!

— Jon Atack

 
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  • J. Swift

    What is the Big Lie that allows Scientology to persist?

    The lie that allows Scientology to persist is IRS tax exemption. Remove tax exemption and the fraudulent crime syndicate will not persist.

      • allioops

        wish the USA was aware of the tax hoaxes///w/Drumpf worrying about his rich pals getting richer; i doubt there wll be any investigations in the USA about tax-exempt churches

        • chukicita

          Considering the way Scn achieved tax exemption in the first place by pressuring the IRS with hundreds of lawsuits and with perhaps with, as scripture demands, dirty tricks and further pressures such as lobbyists working to end the agency through tax reform, it is obvious the agency doesn’t think it has the resources to take on Scientology. Not sure if a congressional inquiry would help, but it might be a start.

          • dchoiceisalwaysrs

            Maybe the IRS doesn’t need to take action in the courts!
            Couldn’t they upon receipt of, a court decision proof of a criminal conviction, by a third interested party, implement their already existing code practice of exemption removal?

            http://www.nonprofitrisk.org/library/articles/How_to_Lose_Your_Tax_Exempt_Status.shtml

            It’s easy for a nonprofit organization to maintain its tax exempt status—and can be just as easy to lose it.
            Each year, the IRS revokes the tax-exempt status of more than 100 501(c)(3) organizations. Organizations recognized as exempt from federal income tax under this section of the Internal Revenue Code

            • chukicita

              Looks that easy, doesn’t it?

              Are you familiar with how Scientology achieved its current status after a decades-long battle?

              I and another critic met in Washington, DC to review the paperwork submitted by Scientology during its war with the IRS – and that is exactly how it was perceived by Scientology, a war.

              There were literally rooms full of papers. Twelve linear feet of bound notebooks containing questions asked by the IRS and Scientology’s responses, just for the final judgment.

              Yes, each year the IRS revokes tax-exempt status of more than 100 nonprofits. Do you realize how many should be revoked, but aren’t? The IRS doesn’t have the budget, the person-power or the team of forensic accountants it is going to need to take on the IRS.

              The last time the US government caught Scientology out (and 11 top members were convicted), all it did was say “we won’t do that anymore” — and all they did was change the name of the internal group committing those crimes.

    • dchoiceisalwaysrs

      Charitable is the lie, which if I understand the category in which thet are placed. AND the CofS is diligently adding more lies through its deceptive front groups. I thought fraud is covered in the criminal code. And conviction of criminal activities allows per tax code for exemptions to be removed.
      Any prosecutors in the audience who could query the IRS CHARITIES DIVISION on this as my research notes with the specific code section is not currently accessible.

      • chukicita

        The lie is that Scientology acts like a normal nonprofit. Religions have wonky “charitable” definitions. Scientology’s front groups *are* its claim to charitability.

  • Ha! That Philip K. Dick quote adorns my wall. One of my favorites.

    As a former “you create your own reality” New Ager, I really used to love pseudoscientific physics. I spent a great deal of time reading the works of those few physicists who, through their own cognitive biases, were willing to torture quantum physics to justify mind/body duality. Though I found his work embarrassingly dumb, I get why Hubbs went this route. Sounds sciency. Seems spiritual. Can’t be blatantly disproven, or if it can, the maths to do that are beyond most people’s ken.

    “You create your own reality” is a great concept for conning the fearful, one that I first encountered as an existentially anxious teen when I came across the works of Jane Roberts. The Seth Materials and her other works comforted my fear of (or outrage at) the idea of non-existence. She also wrote in a warm, humorous voice and sounded skeptical and sciency enough that it appeased my temporarily demoted reasoning mind.

    I now hold the position that hard materialism is the only reality of which we have any respectable evidence. Would I be thrilled if I survived death through some utterly unseen dynamic of reality? Sure. Well, maybe. It would depend on how things worked “over there.” If someone (or something) was in charge, not so much. If I couldn’t connect with others, also, not so much. Once I started really teasing out possibilities, there appeared to be more problems than solutions down that path. That said, I remain open to the remote possibility that consciousness (since it actually exists) might be a fixed force in our universe, like gravity or electromagnetism, and operate universally through some mechanism we have yet to detect (besides living matter). Not holding my breath though.

    So, that’s a long way of saying that I agree with Jon on his assessment of the biggest Scientology lie: “What’s True Is What’s True For You™,” the refuge of conmen and charlatans for millennia.

  • Draco

    The biggest lie?
    This: “The Ronald (forgive me) said that for anything to persist it must contain a lie. Otherwise, it will just disappear or “as-is,” because the fundamental reality of the universe is – well – nothing.”

    • pluvo

      edited

  • Phil Jones

    So many lies in Scientology. It’s a lying culture. If Ronald would have had a second wife and not lied about it maybe he would have ended up in jail and never advanced Scientology. Not ‘the’ big lie, just one of thousands.

    • Body Thetan’s are real. I have seen them on the Internet!

      • Scott H

        …hiding behind the 100 MPG carburetor…

      • Phil Jones

        Okay, well I’ll give you that. If it’s on the internet it must be real. Also, I heard that if it reads on an e-meter it is definitely real.

    • Missionary Kid

      I love the comments.

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Be REALLY careful what you wish for there, Singaporean $cilons!

      I just love how no chance is ever missed to J&D with earnest $cilons flogging their religious beliefs these days! It must be highly dissonance inducing to think that you and your $cilon friends are all that and two bags of crisps, but to be met with a veritable wall of entheta whenever you mention your religious affiliation in public! The wog world must seem like a terrible. frightening and confusing place at all times to them.

    • MarcabExpat

      Hahaha the petition is now closed. That didn’t take long 🙂

  • Missionary Kid

    The biggest lie in $cientology is $cientology.

  • Chee Chalker

    I hope Tom keeps the grey that is starting to show on the sides.
    And not go with the Ms Clariol blowout pompadour his little friend is so fond of

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    Lotsa luck! The Miami clams are trying to recruit the Castro protesters. Sheesh!
    (refresh)
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  • FOTF2012

    This is a simple yet profound question that Atack is asking, and I am glad he asked it. For the sake of
    those both in Scientology or those who have emerged from it, I wanted to
    provide the following detailed thoughts.

    True, Hitler referred to a “big lie” in Mein Kampf saying,
    “… thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily
    fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often
    tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale
    falsehoods …” (from Volume 1, Chapter X). In German, this is in
    reference to the große Lüge.

    True, Hubbard said that for anything to persist it must contain a lie.
    Otherwise, it will just disappear or “as-is,” but my sense of the theoretical
    basis of the statement differs from Atack’s. Atack states that the
    “fundamental reality of the universe is – well – nothing.” (Interestingly,
    that’s almost exactly what I heard a Hindu guru say once.) I think a more
    accurate view in Scientology terms would be that the fundamental reality of the
    universe is the static, which is not matter, energy, space, time and is not
    located in any of those, but is not “nothing” either. There is the
    static and the apparent reality of the universe – it is not just Scientology
    that must contain some sort of alteration to persist, but rather the universe
    itself and everything in it, to put it in Scientology terms.

    Also it is true that Hubbard said something along the lines of the only way to
    control people is to lie to them. But I think this may be one of the biggest
    red herrings used by those who criticize Scientology because it takes the
    comment out of context. Hubbard was talking about how people could be
    controlled by others in society and the broad sweep of history; he was not
    suggesting that Scientology was intended to control people through lies, and
    actually warned against potential misuses of Scientology to control others. On
    the other hand, given Hubbard’s training as a hypnotist, his statement could
    have been a misdirection – telling people to avoid control and saying that
    Scientology avoided control and brought people to freedom when actually
    installing organizational, training, and auditing processes that wove control
    pervasively into Scientology.

    I agree that most of “auditing” is, as Atack says, based upon the premise that
    the memories of trauma that restrict our reasoning” and that “can be
    ‘as-ised,’ or made to disappear, simply by perceiving or ‘confronting’ their
    true nature.” However, Scientology theory has nuances that go beyond that.
    Hubbard, with his shallow knowledge of science, probably knew that physics
    asserted that two objects could not by definition occupy the same space at the
    same time – this was the Pauli Exclusion Principle from the 1920s, later to be
    expanded in the 1940s. The Principle would have been accessible to Hubbard
    before his development of Dianetics and Scientology. Though it is just
    conjecture, I believe it is possible that Hubbard morphed the Exclusion
    Principle, as he did other concepts from many sources, into his own language
    expressed as as-isness. In applying as-isness conceptually to auditing, it is
    not a matter of simply perceiving or confronting; rather it is the creation of an
    exact duplicate in the same space and with all its features, resulting in
    destruction of the “as-ised” item. (In the case of an “as-ised” engramic
    memory, it is the charge that erases, not the memory; the memory is moved from
    the non-conscious “reactive mind” to the “perfectly” functioning and accessible
    “analytic mind.”)

    Though it is a minor point, I don’t think Scientology would consider released thetan
    abilities “supernatural.” Certainly they would be supernatural from the
    framework of Western society. But they would be natural within the worldview of
    Scientology — and probably in other religious frameworks as well. So yes, in
    terms of what is called scientific naturalism, Scientology’s various claimed
    abilities would be considered supernatural claims. However, that is not
    necessarily the view of other traditions, religions, and cultures around the
    world.

    Atack wrote, “In Hubbardology, the trillions, or perhaps quadrillions,
    quintillions or even nonillions of “thetans” all chant “space, particle,
    position” to pretend the universe into being. How we all came to believe the
    same crazy stuff is nowhere explained.” I think Hubbard would have said,
    and maybe did, that there was no chanting involved and it was an agreed upon
    set of postulates that made the universe for a place for thetans to have games,
    which they reportedly love.

    Also, though I went to level of “clear” I did not go to the “operating
    thetan” (OT) levels, so Atack may be referring to OT materials I did not
    see when describing chanting thetans. However, Atack’s characterization on this
    point does not fit how Scientology put it in my experience. Scientology’s view,
    avoiding loaded language, was that the static, which has the ability to
    postulate and perceive, postulated the universe into existence with the agreed
    upon result constituting the “isness” or reality of the universe.

    Atack asks, “What is the Big Lie that allows Scientology to persist?”
    It is a question I have pondered in terms of Scientology theory. In terms of
    general (non-Scientological) concepts, Scientology persists in the United
    States largely because of a bureaucratic decision on the part of a tax agency,
    the IRS, that gave Scientology tax-exempt status as a religion. As a result, it
    has taken billions of dollars from people, hoarded a reported one or two
    billion, and squandered hundreds of millions on church propaganda through the
    Potemkin-like ideal org strategy – much of the waste at an indirect cost to
    American taxpayers, since Scientology’s lack of tax payments, and the tax
    deductions taken by members for “donations” meant less money in the public
    treasury.

    As to a Scientological answer to why Scientology persists, yes, as a persisting
    “reality,” the group known as Scientology is an “isness.”
    Scientology’s own axioms would seem to apply to Scientology and can shed some
    light on what that means.

    — Axiom 11, described the four conditions of existence: (a) “as-isness”is
    the state of immediate creation without persistence; (b) “alter-isness”
    introduces change into an “as-isness” to create persistence; (c) “isness”
    is an apparency arising from the continual alteration of an as-isness and
    everyone who agrees on an “isness” then has a shared reality; and (d)
    “not-isness” is an effort to reduce or remove an “isness”
    through force, and it cannot succeed because it to is an apparency. In more
    transparent English, those four conditions of existence might be called
    creation, alteration, reality, and denial.

    — Axiom 12: “The primary condition of any universe is that two spaces,
    energies or objects must not occupy the same space. When this condition is
    violated (a perfect duplicate) the apparency of any universe or any part
    therefor is nullified.”

    — Axiom 13: “The cycle of action of the physical universe is create,
    survive (which is to persist), destroy.” Hubbard claimed that the urge to
    survive was the motivating dynamic of life and the universe.

    — Axiom 14: “Survival is accomplished by alter-isness and not-isness, by
    which is gained the persistency known as time.”

    — Axiom 15: “Creation is accomplished by the postulation of an
    as-isness.”

    — Axiom 16: “Complete destruction is accomplished by the postulations of
    the as-isness of any existence and the parts thereof.”

    So now let’s go back to Atack’s question: “What is the Big Lie that allows
    Scientology to persist?”

    First, Scientology would reject the assumption that it is a “big
    lie” that allows Scientology to persist. Alter-isness could certainly
    include “lies” but it would also include alterations of any sort,
    even at the some metaphysical level, that introduced enough change for
    something to persist. Scientology is not the only belief system that has such a
    belief. Some branches of Islam, for example, believe that the universe is
    continually recreated by God every second.

    Second, academic researchers would criticize the question as being ill formed,
    loaded, and presumptive. A neutral inquiry would ask simply, “What factors
    enable Scientology to persist as a group?”

    Third, Scientology might answer in its own theoretical framework that it is
    a 3rd dynamic entity that persists because, like all dynamics, it has an innate
    urge to survive.

    Fourth, I think that Scientology would have to concede on its own theory and
    hoisted on its own petard, so to speak, that it persists because of an
    apparency resulting from continual alter-isness. However, I think Scientology
    could assert that the nature of the alter-isness is not a “lie” in the
    derogatory sense, but an alteration in a sense that tricks the senses (as in
    the maya of some Eastern religions). Scientology would have to admit that its
    teachings hold that the MEST (matter, energy, space, and time) universe and all
    that it consists of is an apparency and therefore is based on a lie in the
    sense of alteration. This is closely akin to Hinduism’s maya – apparent reality
    which is based on illusion. In Buddhist theology or cosmology, reality has two
    sides – anicca or impermanence (which has similarity to isness and
    alter-isness) and anatta, sometimes called the “emptiness” (and which
    arguably has some similarity to the static and possibly as-isness with
    not-isness being a failed effort to remove something by force that can only be
    removed through exact duplication, or as-isness). Hubbard acknowledged Eastern
    philosophical roots to some of his own thinking, so similarities are not
    surprising.

    Finally, shifting back to Western society and an academic research mode, it
    is clear that Scientology does include a number of big lies that help it
    persist. As to non-theological lies, Hubbard’s hagiography is falsified on many
    fronts: boyhood experiences; being a blood brother to an Indian tribe; travels
    in Asia; military history including medals and service and injury; education;
    degrees; research claims; and so on. Those big lies promote Scientology by
    giving a false sense of argument from authority: surely someone who did all
    these things must be an authority and must be trustworthy! And as Hitler wrote
    and as Atack pointed out, the bigger the lie, the more likely it will be
    believed. Most people would not dream of making up a false autobiography like
    Hubbard did, so it must be true! Who would lie about so much?

    The theological big lie is about the results that Scientology achieves – or
    rather does not achieve. In 65 years of trying, Scientology has not produced a
    single proven clear or OT. Scientologists are not living longer, divorcing
    less, needing glasses less, achieving higher IQs, having a lower incidence of
    cancer or other illness (and may be expected to have a higher incidence of lung
    cancer from smoking), and so on. If Scientology were achieving such successes,
    they would undoubtedly be trumpeted from every rooftop: “Scientologists
    now documented as living 20% longer than society’s average!” “Cancer
    shown to be virtually non-existent among Scientology Clears!”
    “Scientology’s divorce rate approaches zero, compared to XX% in the whole
    of America!” “Scientologists shown to score 30 points higher on IQ
    tests compared to the general population!” “The last Scientologist
    with glasses is now lens free!” And so on. But the absence of any such
    headlines amounts to a deafening silence that should give anyone attracted to
    Scientology great pause. And as to clear and OT? Scientology toned down
    (alter-ised?) the supposed end phenomena to bland generalities, whereas the
    original OT VIII result was staggering – a person fully at cause, objectively
    and subjectively, over matter, energy, space, time, life, and thought. That
    achievement would entail remarkable abilities! And for the average decent human
    being who will tell little lies but could not imagine telling huge lies, the
    claims must be true, right? For who could possibly tell such huge lies? L. Ron
    Hubbard could. To put it bluntly in Miscavige-ish terms, much of what Hubbard
    claimed is “provable bullshit.”

    That does not mean, however, that Scientology does not constitute a highly
    nuanced, internally cohesive system of concepts, procedures, and a rich
    tapestry of beliefs. It does. And it can and does draw very intelligent people
    to it because of that fact – no one currently in or having left Scientology
    should doubt their own intelligence or attraction to the allure of Scientology.
    Hubbard may have in fact been purposeful in his adoption of various viable
    scientific, psychological, and religious concepts from other sources – though
    he translated his borrowings into his own language, the concepts nonetheless
    gave a feel of credibility to recruits and veterans alike. Thus the astounding
    big lies about Hubbard and the claims of his technology tend to be accepted by
    decent people who could not imagine committing such deception on such a scale
    and therefore, by projection, cannot imagine that Hubbard would have done so.
    Those big lies get accepted and then coupled with the complex, nuanced, and
    internally cohesive set of doctrines that form Dianetics and Scientology.

    In this way, Atack’s question is
    entirely on the money: Scientology persists because of its big lies about
    Hubbard, the results (“Scientology works!”), and the complexity of the
    technology. Surely no one could or would lie about all that! Surely that person

    standing up there and attesting to clear or OT VIII would not be lying about those
    incredible wins, either! And thus people become trapped in the prison of belief.

    The same dynamics function in other religions, too: An elevated guru,
    teacher, leader, savior, or enlightened one emerges, giving rise to incredible
    claims, distributing false or non-verifiable incredible claims, and then
    providing a complex system that must be followed through various rules and rituals.
    These dynamics seem to be the Achilles heel of the human psyche, and if Earth
    ever were say invaded by aliens, and if those aliens had learned human
    psychology, they would not come as warriors but as self-proclaimed gods and
    saviors.

  • OTVIIIisGrrr8!

    We in RTC have irrefutable scientific evidence in our files that the stories of Marshal Tom Cruise leaving Scientology are yet more examples of Psychiatric propaganda being injected into the vulgar Western public discourse by the Zionist running dog Imperialists who control the decadent media. These corrupt parties are behind the sinister Marcab plot to overthrow Scientology as the world’s only workable system of mental health technology.

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  • Mockingbird

    Really the game is only meant to benefit Hubbard. He was meant to control others. As the games maker and hide the rules from everyone else.

  • Mockingbird

    The ultimate end of the road that folks like Nancy Cartwright seek is cleared theta clear.
    Cleared Theta Clear
    Beyond even the powerful Operating Thetan levels comes “Cleared Theta Clear,” a state which Hubbard describes this way:
    A thetan who is completely rehabilitated and can do everything a thetan should do, such as move MEST and control others from a distance, or create his own universe; a person who is able to create his own universe or, living in the MEST universe is able to create illusions perceivable by others at will, to handle MEST universe objects without mechanical means and to have and feel no need of bodies or even the MEST universe to keep himself and his friends interested in existence.
    Ron Hubbard, Scientology 8-8008, p. 114 (1st ed), p. 151 (1990 ed.)
    The interesting thing is Hubbard said the only way to control people is with lies. Living in the MEST universe Hubbard could create illusions perceivable by others. By controlling their imaginations. Hubbard could handle objects without mechanical means. By fooling other people into doing it for him. Hubbard kept himself interested in existence because he felt the only way to attain personal immortality was through smashing his name into history, so he considered the people that trusted and would help HIM his friends, he was a different definition of friend to them. He was a trusted person to them . They were thinking of attaining immortality as their reason for being interested in existence.
    He played them and twisted language to almost say it, but never really be honest.
    He played the games maker and hid the game from the pieces and broken pieces. Those were the Scientologists.

    • JJ

      Move MEST. Sounds like the promises on the back of a Scientology suppository for constipation. A natural concoction of gerbil spit, lime fungus and emu scat lovingly coated in a cod liver oil suppository guaranteed to move MEST right on through, leaving you clear clear clear! Colon Tech!

  • Tony Ortega

    To promote the re-run of an old show they did about Marty Rathbun, the ID network has reposted an interview they did with him two years ago, without noting its age. (But the 2-year-old comments gives it away.)

    Interesting to see how much differently he talks about these things now at his blog compared to two years ago.

    http://crimefeed.com/2016/11/ex-scientologist-marty-rathbun-reveals-church-leaders-dont-want-know/

    • Mockingbird

      Very interesting. What has changed to inspire his new behavior ?

      • DoveAlexa

        A failure to create a new identity outside of the church that he can be satisfied with?

        • Mockingbird

          Hmmm. But Miscavige would NEVER publicly take him back.

          • DoveAlexa

            He could be trying to justify $ci in order to make it seem like none of what he was was a lie. Including the part about him being a warrior baddass, yadda yadda. If the first is a lie then the rest must be too, so he has to justify all of it?
            Which would be why he started creepily saying nice things about miniführer.

            Is it possible that he might also think he is superior to $ci and other scilons, now, too?

            • Frodis73

              Is it possible that he might also think he is superior to $ci and other scilons, now, too?
              From reading his rantings of the past few months or so, he clearly does think he’s better than everybody else.

          • JJ

            I think they are playing some kind of real life chicken where they both know really bad (illegal?) things about one another and are waiting to see who flinches first.

            • Mockingbird

              Mark Rathbun would lose that in almost every conceivable situation. Miscavige can use attorneys and even flee extradition. Marty doesn’t have those options.

      • jazzlover

        Allowing people like Alanzo, Oracle, Cat Daddy, et. al. to infiltrate his now broken ARC 😉

  • Mockingbird

    Regarding the Philadelphia Doctorate Course tape number 39 here are a few quotes. Note how Hubbard says games require lying and hiding parts and owning players and a caste system. From 1952 I believe:

    Games are going on with all kinds of rules, terrific interest levels and so forth. All right, I’m going to read off for you this paper just so we’ve got it on the tape. How many minutes we got? – five minutes. That’s plenty.

    „The aberration above time is ‘there must be a game’. Now there’s a postulate up there, ‘there must be a game’ and there’s an interest level and therefore it enters into a flow. And ‘there must be a game’ and ‘there must not be a game’. So you have the Un-maker of Games quite as important as the Maker of Games.“

    Now we get „The rules of games are as follows: Limitations on self and others, obedience to rules, unconsciousness of rules to add reality“ – we pretend the rules are real.

    „ARC with others to play. Pain as a penalty which will be obeyed“ – you have to have a penalty that will be obeyed. Otherwise, nobody will stick with the rules.

    „Agreement to rules and penalties is necessary to continue a game.“ And boy, are they! „Deterioration of a game until no game“ – cycle of action shows you the whole game is an object with no action.

    You know, the… the… the wienie finally becomes everything there is, and there is no action even to get the wienie.

    „Work is admission of inability to play“ – if you have to work, you can’t play, obvious. They really yap about that here.

    „A game of complexity and levels“ – the Tone Scale is such a game. It’s just a map of MEST universe games.

    „Peculiarity or liability of a maker of game, people attempting to play the game of Maker of Games“ – it’s a game itself. Your big capitalista or commissar will do that.

    „The game called Maker of Games results in No Game. And the game called Unmaking Games results in a game. 8008.“

    „There’s a game called freedom,“ which is what you’re playing right at this minute. „

    And Games contain trickery and misdirection to win“ – your 180 degree vector of Have and Agree. „

    The prize of winning is making a new game“ – what do you know? „Or permitting a new game to be made or making it possible for a new game to be played.“ Those are all prizes, and that’s all the prizes there are. ”

    “The necessity“ – oh, of course, there’s these gimmicks, these wienies and so forth. But everybody just knows that they’re spurious as hell. Uh… „The necessity to have a new game coded before one ends the old game.“ Otherwise, everyone becomes a maker of games with no game.

    Now, “The value of pieces. Ownership of pieces may be also the ownership of players. And the difference between players and pieces, and the difficulty of pieces becoming players“

    boy, when a piece becomes a player, there’s really a hell of an upset in the game; it’ll just blow. Oh, the quarterback walks out of the football game and all of a sudden starts to run the whole football game, and nobody can tell him „No.“ That football game’s dead.

    Now… so you’ve got to hide the rules from the pieces, otherwise this is going to happen.

    „Now the caste system of game consist of this: The Maker of Games, he has no rules, he runs by no rules.

    The player of the games, rules known but he obeys them. And the assistant players merely obey the players. And the pieces obey rules as dictated by players, but they don’t know the rules.“

    And then, what do you know. There’s broken pieces, and they aren’t even in the game, but they’re still in the game.

    And they’re in a terrible maybe: „Am I in the game or am I not in the game?“ Now, „How to make a piece. This is how to make a piece: First, deny there is a game. Second, hide the rules from them. Three, give them all penalties and no wins. Four, remove all goals“ –

    all goals. „Enforce them… their playing. Inhibit their enjoying. Make them look like but forbid their being like players“

    – look like God but uh… you can’t be God.

    „To make a piece continue to be a piece, permit it to associate only with pieces and deny the existence of players.“

    Never let the pieces find out that there are players. Now out of these you’re going to get games.

    Now here’s a process that has to do with the making of games, and all this process adds up to, is you just address to those factors which I just gave you, oh, run and change postulates and any creative process that you can think of and shift postulates around, you get a whole process.

    But remember, that up at the top of it there is a big postulate, „There must be a game.

    “ Therefore if you want to regain the Spirit of Play, people have got to unmake postulates they’ve made all along, saying, „There mustn’t be a game. There mustn’t be a game. It can’t be a game. Don’t play with me. I mustn’t be played with. Life is serious. This isn’t a game. We’re playing for keeps. I’ll never get out of this,“

    and so forth. In other words, the postulates which they’ve made to convince themselves that these are the rules and the only rules that can be played, and these that I’ve just read off to you.

    I’m going to have this typed and you can figure it out more or less as you want to. I could, of course, give you even further rundown on this, if you wanted me to, but it takes… takes a little while to do so. It’s actually the backbone of what we are doing. But let’s take a break. (TAPE ENDS) Ron Hubbard pdc tape 39

    • MarcabExpat

      A more illustrative description of the Scientology process would be difficult to create.

      • Mockingbird

        It has the blueprint for a cult. Make rules, hide them. Use claims that are 180 degrees from the truth.

        He foreshadowed his later claims that life is serious.

        He foreshadowed his statement that we’re playing for keeps or his claim that we’re playing for blood, the stakes are earth.

        Hubbard required “obedience to rules, unconsciousness of rules to add reality“ – we pretend the rules are real.”

        He demanded extreme obedience. He used contradictions and deep layers of complex and compartmentalized doctrine for different caste levels so no one but he knew the rules. They were unknowable to everyone else.

        By having the rules be unknown they couldn’t be analyzed and rejected.

        It’s like how in 1984 ALL laws have been cancelled. This makes it so the government CAN’T break the law as there is no law to break. The government can legally do ANYTHING to ANYONE. So to Hubbard’s hidden rules let him do anything to anyone.

        Agreement to rules and penalties is something Margaret Singer noted in her six conditions for a thought reform program. Cults use a system of rewards and penalties. Hubbard certainly learned this from his participation in and study of occult practices.

        The weinie is everything statement is similar to the eventual blind obedience to Scientology. It goes from a tool to a way of life. It goes from optional servant to inescapable master. You just do things FOR Scientology.

        Hubbard sought to escape work with his game. He wanted to have the pirates and bums attitude that life should just give him what he desired.

        Hubbard intentionally made complexity to control people. He made the tone scale to map how he alone would persuade people with a series of lies about emotions. It’s entirely a fabrication from other plagiarized ideas.

        He said the game you are playing now is called freedom. It’s an Orwellian reversal. It’s slavery.

        “And Games contain trickery and misdirection to win“ – your 180 degree vector of Have and Agree. „

        Hubbard admitted his game contained trickery and misdirection to win. He used 180 degree reversals in his lies, projection and his Orwellian reversals. He called things their opposites. His bridge to total freedom was a route to slavery. He called his hypnotic illusions truth revealed. He called a method of adding guided imagination to create false memories a method to merely listen and guide.

        He called adding a cult identity clearing. He called obliterating independent, critical, linear and rational thought through high authority indoctrination study technology. He called removing the morals of a person ethics technology. He said auditing un hypnotizes people.

        His prize of making a new game is the illusion of a future as a free immortal spiritual being he claims Scientology prepares one to participate in. It’s a very generous empty promise of a counterfeit dream.

        “The necessity“ – oh, of course, there’s these gimmicks, these wienies and so forth. But everybody just knows that they’re spurious as hell. Uh… „The necessity to have a new game coded before one ends the old game.“ Otherwise, everyone becomes a maker of games with no game.

        He had several references on necessity levels. He had hundreds on the deadly serious nature of Scientology. When he spoke of having the new game coded it’s a sneaky method of persuasion. People think they are temporarily giving up freedom but it becomes permanent. A world without criminals, war or insanity is a very difficult goal.

        The necessity“ – oh, of course, there’s these gimmicks, these wienies and so forth. But everybody just knows that they’re spurious as hell. Uh… „The necessity to have a new game coded before one ends the old game.“ Otherwise, everyone becomes a maker of games with no game.

        Now, “The value of pieces. Ownership of pieces may be also the ownership of players. And the difference between players and pieces, and the difficulty of pieces becoming players“

        boy, when a piece becomes a player, there’s really a hell of an upset in the game; it’ll just blow. Oh, the quarterback walks out of the football game and all of a sudden starts to run the whole football game, and nobody can tell him „No.“ That football game’s dead.

        Now… so you’ve got to hide the rules from the pieces, otherwise this is going to happen.

        This quote really sums up why he hid EVERYTHING he really wanted. With his affirmations it becomes clear. Scientology was meant to make slaves for Hubbard that didn’t suspect it for a second.

        Next is the plan to have Hubbard be the games maker and his highest assistants like Nibs be players, until Nibs left him.
        Hubbard went on:
        “Now the caste system of game consist of this: The Maker of Games, he has no rules, he runs by no rules.

        The player of the games, rules known but he obeys them. And the assistant players merely obey the players. And the pieces obey rules as dictated by players, but they don’t know the rules.“

        And then, what do you know. There’s broken pieces, and they aren’t even in the game, but they’re still in the game.

        And they’re in a terrible maybe: „Am I in the game or am I not in the game?“ Now, „How to make a piece. This is how to make a piece: First, deny there is a game. Second, hide the rules from them. Three, give them all penalties and no wins. Four, remove all goals“ –

        all goals. „Enforce them… their playing. Inhibit their enjoying. Make them look like but forbid their being like players“

        – look like God but uh… you can’t be God.

        „To make a piece continue to be a piece, permit it to associate only with pieces and deny the existence of players.“

        Never let the pieces find out that there are players. Now out of these you’re going to get games.

        Now here’s a process that has to do with the making of games, and all this process adds up to, is you just address to those factors which I just gave you, oh, run and change postulates and any creative process that you can think of and shift postulates around, you get a whole process.

        But remember, that up at the top of it there is a big postulate, „There must be a game. Ron Hubbard

        Hubbard had a few trusted lieutenants but over time stopped trusting anyone. He became paranoid and the only player of games. High level Scientology Sea Org members were pieces Hubbard lied to Mary Sue and his closest advisors over time.

        Hubbard made pieces out of Scientology cult members by pretending there were no players. The players were people Hubbard stole ideas from. Hubbard pretended to be the only source of Dianetics and Scientology. It’s always been a lie. Hubbard would excommunicate people who exposed him as having other people contribute to Scientology. He consistently used ideas from others but clamped down hard on it by the advent of KSW.

        He used harsh ethics and the RPF to make broken pieces out of Sea Org members.

        He went on:

        Now here’s a process that has to do with the making of games, and all this process adds up to, is you just address to those factors which I just gave you, oh, run and change postulates and any creative process that you can think of and shift postulates around, you get a whole process. Ron Hubbard

        His process had many forms but added up to addressing the factors he laid out and run meaning use guided imagination aka hypnosis to change the decisions people make, the decisions they recalled making and the decisions they will make. Hubbard greatly expanded this over time to include any creative processes he can think of. That included the metered auditing taken from Volney Mathison’s guided imagery therapy, the objectives taken from hypnosis and occult practices, the study tech taken from a combination of hypnosis, loaded language and psychology and even administrative technology and ethics technology too.

        Hubbard continued:

        But remember, that up at the top of it there is a big postulate, „There must be a game.

        “ Therefore if you want to regain the Spirit of Play, people have got to unmake postulates they’ve made all along, saying, „There mustn’t be a game. There mustn’t be a game. It can’t be a game. Don’t play with me. I mustn’t be played with. Life is serious. This isn’t a game. We’re playing for keeps. I’ll never get out of this,“

        and so forth. In other words, the postulates which they’ve made to convince themselves that these are the rules and the only rules that can be played, and these that I’ve just read off to you.

        He told people they needed to regain the spirit of play. He put games at 22.0 on his tone scale so people thought they needed a spirit of play.

        He of course said it’s a deadly serious activity and not some minor game we are playing in Scientology. He said we play for keeps.

        Here’s the heart of it “In other words, the postulates which they’ve made to convince themselves that these are the rules and the only rules that can be played, and these that I’ve just read off to you.” Ron Hubbard

        He wanted to change your decisions so you would see his rules as the only rules that can be played. In other words his reality is the only truth and if it includes obedience to him, well that’s now your belief too. Hubbard wins the minds of men. That’s the game.

    • Scott H

      Absolute fucking gibberish.

      • Mockingbird

        No. It’s the blueprint for Scientology. If you understand his intentions.

      • Mockingbird

        He based Scientology entirely on this blueprint. It’s laced all through the doctrine in hundreds of places.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • LooooooooooooooooooooL

    • noseinabk

      Ahh… no. Cold…cold… *gets auditing* warmer.
      Cmon man, you can figure this out.
      *gets sec check* hotter… hotter .

  • Aharon Friedman

    To Jon Atack, I think the biggest lie is either the Tone Scale, or the ARC triangle. Both very subtly deceptive.

    • chukicita

      I have a CRAP quadrangle somewhere around here that I would sell ya for half what that triangle cost.

      • Aharon Friedman

        Why would I buy your crap, or hubbrd’s?

        • chukicita

          I have no idea.

          I was referring to a post I made almost 17 years ago – your post reminded me of it. In it I was trying to illustrate how people attach inappropriate significance to random stuff, just because people tell them to.

          It took all of six seconds to make up the deep spiritual significance of the CRAP quadrangle. My ancient post is in response to a Scientologist’s definition of ARC:

          > ARC:
          > a word made from the initial letters of Affinity, Reality and
          > Communication, which together equate to Understanding. It is pronounced
          > by stating its letters, A-R-C. To Scientologists it has come to mean
          > good feeling, love or friendliness, such as, “He was in ARC with his
          > friend.” One does not, however, fall out of ARC; he has an ARC break.
          >

          and i could also say that c, r and a mean connection, rootedness and awe,
          and tell you these three states of consciousness together are the keys to
          peace but then that would be c+r+a=p and you would have new memes to chew.

  • I admit: I don’t know which is the biggest lie in Scientology. But I do know what I’d like to do with them all (refresh to recycle): https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34ef083a350fdc72f1579987e7e3e1fe65fb267aeaa79f4336635e2d43cb36dd.jpg

    • F/N

      • Harpoona Frittata

        Fin viggies indeed! My whole TA is floating here!

        • i always thought that there should be a coin slot on the back side of the meter?

  • Intergalactic Walrus

    So “no dinner, no friends or family” is considered a Thanksgiving win in the CO$? 🙁
    (refresh)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/50b62347070b7100caa307e654eaa187f065784f5487cd42980713486d7defc8.png

    • April

      She has no self-control, therefore she has to keep her kids from seeing extended family for Thanksgiving. Wat?

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Another example of $cientology making the able more able? SMH

      • DoveAlexa

        Most people would call seeing a movie in place of the people you chose (friends) at the very least, as a big loss. If you don’t want to see them, are they even your friends?
        Also 5 bucks her ‘5 pounds’ isn’t even 5 pounds, she’s just having a needless panic over one meal of overeating.

        • MarcabExpat

          Or all of that blather is cover for not wanting to actually face any of those people for the holiday…

    • daisy

      Only gained 5 pounds .Pffft , amateaur

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        IKR! And why would a skinny clam like her need to be concerned with her weight anyway, it is just a meat sack, right? It sounds like she needs more auditing to me 😉

        • daisy

          I hear some of that weight is BT weight. A good BM should get rid of 3 or 4 lbs.

      • Scott H

        I’ve gained at least 7 and the leftovers have taken residence in the fridge. Weekend’s not even over yet. Looks like a Zocor and Slim-Fast week ahead.

  • Scientology “religion” charges one “fixed donations” to achieve states of Clear and OT. No lies here.

  • flyonthewall

    Hana and a few others have mentioned the lie of “Scientology works”. Technically this isn’t a lie. We should keep in mind what Nibs said in 1/10th of 1%, “Scientology does not work as stated but as intended.”

    • JJ

      And if it doesn’t work for you, you’re not worthy or pulling in “not working”. Hey, just thought of something. Maybe if they gauge their Keeping Scientology working levels by the sheer annoyance they produce in all those around them they can all have an up tick in wins. If you annoy half of the people all of the time, or all of the people a third of the time…

  • cdub

    Scientology draws suckers into a bubble, a very small bubble, filled with other zealots, and there they live a fantasy life of Hubbard’s design for years or decades. As people discover it’s a scam and drop out they are replaced by new converts. Word here at the Bunker is that the replacement rate in the English speaking world has been declining for several years.
    Using Hubbard’s teachings to explain Scientology’s failures or successes is a chancey stab at the problem Scientology poses to the world. I mean, why is Hubbard’s big lie theory of persistence any better at explaining Scientology’s existence than his teachings that a person’s ability to confront problems improves by doing the hypnotic Training Routine Zero drill (essentially staring at a person staring at you for two hours with no breaks)? He taught thousands of strange theories which he supposedly learned himself eons ago in other galaxies.
    Always remember: They are ruthless, believe themselves to be a superior race, and are working extremely hard to one day rule the world.

    • JJ

      They probably resent the fact they have to save it and only THEN they get to rule it…

      • cdub

        So true. I think many lifers think they’re being held against their will on this prison planet Earth.

    • JJ

      There gotta be a way to combine this with the joke about oil well… “a hole in the ground surrounded by suckers…”
      Pointing to a hole in the sky while taking the money out of their pockets…? something like that…

      • cdub

        Good one.

  • JJ

    There is a rollover crash at the end of our street, someone has had their last Thanksgiving. Cars being rerouted, speeding down our side street, talking on their phones, you’d think the presence of an actual car accident would make people slow the hell down and pay attention!
    But as Marcus Aurelius says…(more or less) don’t be surprised when people do the stupid shit they do, you know they are gonna do it anyway!

  • scnethics

    The biggest lie is that Hubbard didn’t need the money.

    • JJ

      I like the one where he “invented the question mark and accused chestnuts of being lazy…”

      • Juicer77

        XD

  • JJ

    Tom Cruise wasn’t at Grandopeningnumber4,962. Doi. Does Scientology really want to draw attention to this stuff? They’ll pull him out when they have something of import to announce like a cure for cancer or human levitation.

  • The problem with lying is that you have make it bigger every time you do it… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/698197a26a7e0c904c7c6ab786f4add68c1d7e11f2e6b437df94a6cfb6664882.png

    • JJ

      Keeping track of all the little lies that went before…

  • JJ

    A group of Scientologists is called a what?
    A pester of Scientologists, a mirage of Scientologists, a horde, a clan a clutch, a smattering, a brief, a pood, a pride, a gaggle, a thrumble, a sham of Scientologists, a scam of Scientologists, a tremble, a fleecing, a police state of Scientologists, a disafect, a rack, a group, a gamble, a podge, a Quaalude, a reef of Scientologists, a brace, a meek, a minder, a bind, a slope (slippery), a collection, a grumble, a jumbled assortment of Scientologists, a clique, a claque, a quarrel of Scientologists, a fake, a fraud, a blow, a blunder of Scientologists, a jive, a front, a tempest of Scientologists, a CSSOAB of a kwarfff of Scientologists, a keep, a defcon four, a sadling, a glaze, a tormph, a cabbage of Scientologists, a cabal, a cartel, a stand (last), a design, a dream, a dire, a dread, a cloister, a cage, a stant, a stunt, a grunt of Scientologists, a wave, a beacon, a bacon, a deluge, a pile, an assembly of Scientologists, a maypo, a bif, a bof, a tape worm, a dunderbloom, a post, a theme, a dare, a courtroom of Scientologists, a waste, an array, a pod, a herd, an heirloom, a hubar, a close, a shanty, a squid, a phalanx, a plotsderby, a jesting of Scientologists…

    Too much turkey?

    • JJ

      There, yes, a group of Scientologists is called…too much turkey…possibly even jive turkey.

    • Paul V. Tupointeau

      How about a delusion of Scientologists? Or a smoke (especially when outdoors)?

  • JJ

    I’m gonna go walk down to 7 11 and buy a lotto ticket and look at the accident and pray to the god I don’t believe in for some peace for the people who just lost a loved one.

    • JJ

      and do not go up and start a question with: “Excuse me officer…?” NO, I didn’t my brother is a cop, it is an inside joke…

  • Paul V. Tupointeau
  • Joe

    I think the biggest lie that allows it to persist is that in Scientology, the focus is on “you.” Fixing you, discovering you, improving you when in reality the minute you become attached to Scientology everything about “you” — your health, your finances, your time, your relationships, your sanity, your well-being, your opinions, all become sublimated to the greater good of the “Church” which is really just David Miscavige.

    • Liberated

      I can remember reading one of LRon’s reasons why communism was so bad…..love the masses kill the “individual ”

      Guess what… that’s exactly what scientology does….once they use the individual up, exploit the person in every possible way…to keep scientology working…..they will toss you into the trash bin forever and without sorrow.

    • JJ

      What is DM’s malfunction? Some sort of Scavenger of Souls, he has none of his own so he has to consume the souls of others around him…?

  • jazzlover

    O/T: For those interested in such things, A&E’s got another 2 hours of an investigative doc called “The Killing Season” starting at 9 est tonight. The focus has been on the apparently linked deaths of sex workers up and down the east coast from Daytona Beach through Atlantic City up to Gilgo Beach, Long Island. The unsub of the still unsolved case (which started a little over 10 years ago) is named LISK (Long Island Serial Killer)

    • JJ

      Easiest people to kill are societies throw always. These people live on the edge of so called civilization. Reviled, used, abused and left to die. Literally. Scientology gonna fix this too I suppose. Distortions of The Second Dynamic Uplift Clearing Rehabilitation Tech. But only if they have the money to pay for it….Kinda a contradiction, and yet, you could see them doing it. Prostitute yourself to pay for the services to help you leave the sex trade. LRH be O.K. with that…

      • jazzlover

        And then a 2D deprived member of OSA goes about performing society’s street clean-up for bonus points?

      • chukicita

        Scientology’s plan for people it doesn’t think have any value is to simply disconnect and eliminate them.

  • grundoon
    • JJ

      Dude, free snacks…

      • Juicer77

        Free. Lol

    • The Finding of Ruins, is that between the Airing of Grievances and the Feats of Strength?

      • grundoon

        The Finding of Ruins marks the beginning of the season of Pitius, which spirals down to the Extinction of Light on the winter solstice, and Unfestivus on December 25. Mark your calendar!

    • madame duran

      “Interned”? They have interns giving seminars?

      • grundoon

        Cliff’s Data Series course included an internship, which means Flag put him to work on some real evaluations. After finishing, he is no longer an intern, and he gets to call himself an “interned” evaluator.

        • Robert Eckert

          Does he go to internment camp?

          • grundoon

            He was in the Sea Org, so probably yes, if the RPF counts.

    • chukicita

      Wait. People are toasting finding other people’s *ruins?*

      This is something you celebrate? “Hey this raw meat thought he was all good until I showed him how his life really sucks and he is entirely unequipped to survive without Scientology. Win!”

    • Cosmo Pidgeon

      I thought this was a joke. Holy shit!

      • Juicer77

        Indeed.

    • Harpoona Frittata

      Hey Scientology, I found your ruin…yep, that’s right, YOU are your OWN ruin!

    • Frodis73

      I remember some indie ex’s recently speaking out against the whole find your ruin thing…saying it did not play a part at all in recruiting and we ASC types were blowing it out of proportion. I wish I could remember exactly where i read this.

  • Every time Radar or any media source writes unconfirmed garbage, it reinforces Tom Cruise’s believe that they are “merchants of chaos” and probably makes him and Dave laugh hysterically. So yeah, report responsibly.

    • Cos is busy trying to generate as many press releases as they can to counter the Leah Remini stories. Another batch of Tom gas stories would suit them right now.

  • noseinabk

    Ha. I just checked in and sorted comments to best …

    Hana Eltringham Whitfield
    7 hours ago
    The biggest lie about Scientology is that it works.

    Hana won the blog question of the day hands down.
    She probably knows that no matter what you think you gained from some early scientology courses you could have gained by simply growing up and living life.

    Another big lie in scientology is that you should always be up-stat and tone 40, projecting confidence and a superior knowledge of how the “game” works. That isn’t real life with its natural ups and downs and messy bits. That is the way to being a delusional ass who thinks he will reach god-like status.
    *looking at you Dave and Tom and of course Nancy C.*

  • Gib

    I think the biggest lie is that Hubbard put hisself on a pedistal and thought he knew how it is for another.

  • Ann B Watson

    Jon,your last part about the quote by Philip K. Dick,is so perfect to me when I think about Sea Org,Ron and my time in the undertow of the cult of Scientology.I can truly say,the reality that I called home when in Sea Org,did not refuse to go away for years and years.Until I finally saw the flip over to the really dark side of mind control & all the built in punishments,conditions that Ron & Miscavige employ.When I could see the big lie of the OT levels and the fact that the Sea Org would never care for me if I was old or sick,& I so believed they would do,after I realized all this I began to let the real me emerge.Then I could start to swim out of the undertow of lies that this cult attacks with always.Perhaps the power through Leah & those on the upcoming special,Yeah! Will start to tip the scales.Money is power but where there is no heart,soul or conscience,then money is evil.And Miscavige is evil I feel,and Ron was no stranger on that road either.Thank you for your work,your latest book very absorbing.🌠

    • jazzlover

      An abridged version of this just aired on A&E. I got chills:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xldDUAVARDo

      • Ann B Watson

        jazzlover,Wow thank you for the YouTube clip.Triple Chills I got.I thank Leah from my heart for having the connections in the industry TV, movies etc & her formidable will,to help us get our stories out there,on video,loud ,strong,proud and powerful.I really think she is tremendous and this is from one who knew nothing about her previously.Except she was a Scientologist back in the day.I love her and she goes on not only my heroes wall but in my heart,where all my true,very dear sweet sweet comrades dwell.Yes the Bunkeroos are there too!!😻🌹⭐️🌌❤️

        • jazzlover

          You’re welcome, Ann! My pleasure. You always bring a ray of sunshine, and that is truly appreciated here as well 🙂 Best to you and yours during this holiday season!

          • Ann B Watson

            🎄❣🌞 Wonderful Holidays to you & yours as well.Thank you for the kind thoughts.

  • Jo

    Scientology biggest lie, is a difficult one, when they lie 24/7.

  • Every scientologist is manipulated to lie. With every passive – aggressive mandatory success story demand.

  • JJ

    I wonder at what point they stop knowing the difference? Maybe it is gradual and the potential rewards too great. If you really believe something and need it and make it the focus of your life, what wouldn’t you do for it?

  • Mymy88

    –Off Topic– No offense to people who support Trump, but oh man, why can’t we Trump busters get together and do something like this. No violence broke out there and hopefully won’t:

    Growing South Korean protests demand President Park’s resignation

    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/26/asia/south-korea-mass-protests/index.html

    • Mymy88
    • JJ

      It’s not off topic when it underlies so much people are worried about on a daily basis. It isn’t as jarring as it was the day after the election, but would it be better if it was? It isn’t good to live in a haze of worry, but we need to be really careful about just “letting things go…”

      • JJ

        Pretty sure we can, but lets wait and do it when it is legally viable. HE can be impeached if he does something so reprehensible even the Republican controlled House and Congress want it over. Clinton had people calling for impeachment, and that was mostly sex based.

        • Mymy88

          I want to say something that a poster here (Liberated) said the other day. I commented about the first lady to be, and the non nonchalant attitude of everyone about her nude pictures and being in bed naked making out with another naked woman photo and WTF happened to all the screaming family values folks and what not. Liberated said remember the scandal and outrage when Michelle Obama had the audacity to wear clothes that allowed her bare arms to show *gasp.

          Just W in TF is going on here?

          • grundoon

            Trump won evangelicals by close to 90%.

            Some of them pointed out that God was ok with King David who did worse things than Trump.

            This election has proven that morality, for them, is nothing more than a stepping stone to power.

            • Frodis73

              They really showed their true colors this election. They can never ever try to throw the word moral around again…though we both know they will try.

            • madame duran

              I would point out that among evangelicals, the largest and greatest support for Trump came from WHITE conservatives. There was resistance and condemnation, as you’d expect, among non-whites (particularly non-white women). Christians aren’t a monolith…just keep that in mind. That said, the reality of evangelicals giving significant support to a man who defiles their values and only gives lip service to them is something that will haunt them for a long, long time. American Christendom will need to undergo a serious self-evaluation regarding race relations, the separation of church & state, and its hampering of the gospel message.

      • Mymy88

        Speak for yourself (just kidding) but it’s jarring for me every day! It’s getting worse for me except I think shock is turning into determination to bust this guy’s ass good!

        • JJ

          Don’t know, but the constant unmitigated terror was making me physically ill. It is a guarantee in life that there is good news and bad news coming all the time. Sometimes ya just have to turn on TCM or PBS and shut it out. Unless you have work you could be doing on your bomb proof bunker… S’good to keep busy…

    • lori banister

      I am probably late to this discussion, but have the recounts Jill Stein is getting been discussed? I am personally thrilled. Trump and the sycophants (who can’t believe this shit and their luck) are desparate. It won’t make much difference, IMHO, but it’s fun to watch them scramble.

  • Frodis73

    OT-I know we have a lot of Firefly fans here. We all know that Ron Glass died, but here are some words from Joss and the cast about him.
    This year cannot end soon enough…how many more will we lose before the calendar flips?
    http://www.thewrap.com/firefly-cast-members-pay-tribute-to-ron-glass/

  • Observer

    Finished the campaign. Three words: So. Much. Wallrunning! There is one really unique level, and it’s a pretty good, if frustrating (wallrunning!), game. But Titanfall has always been about the multiplayer, and they’ve added some cool stuff to it, and it’s still a lot of fun.

    • Aaaaaand, she’s up for air! Ice those legs and hydrate!

  • dchoiceisalwaysrs

    Phillip K Dick that explains the position thoroughly: “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away

    Damn, what a conundrum! I want Scientology to go away but I stopped believing in it years ago. But is still there, well sorta. I really don’t want to be a martyr but should I believe again so it will go away?

    On second thought maybe reality just is and has no dependence whatsoever on beliefs.

  • Robert Eckert
    • Robert Long

      I wanted to laugh, but damn…too soon.

      • Mockingbird

        Yeah, the death of America is fresh.

        • Robert Long

          Like an open wound, you could say.

          • Mockingbird

            A still inflicted wound.

            • Robert Long

              Is it still bleeding? Great! That means we ain’t dead yet

            • Mockingbird

              We may soon prefer it.

    • daisy

      Dead Castro looks like live Eric Trump

  • Richard

    I think the biggest lie in Scientology all starts one day back in 1950 when Hubbard sat down at his typewriter and pressed the key for the letter D.

  • The biggest lie in Scientology is that, those who admit to L. Ron Hubbard, becomes Homo Noivis or (über Mensh) and by that, believe they have all the rights in the world to create their own social structure where those who don’t agree will get disposed one way or the other. Snobs must be avoided at all cost if you ask me!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snob

  • madame duran

    Looking over today’s responses to Atack’s question, the two biggest lies in my mind were already covered (1. Scientology’s concept of reality/”What’s true for you is true”; 2. That Scientology works as promised — thanks Hana!). Here’s a third: That Man is basically good.

    It’s a premise that Hubbard didn’t believe in himself, IMO. Like the “what’s true for you is true” line, it sounds pleasing enough to get someone through the door yet it blinds them to the bait-and-switch that lies ahead. Hubbard’s world is filled with evil psychs, SPs, “merchants of chaos”, 1.1’s, degraded beings and the like. Wogs are pitied at best but more often are regarded with contempt. People are treated with suspicion, ridicule, and hostility regardless of whether they’re “outsiders” or Scientologists themselves. A person who either rejects Scientology or fails to uphold it is essentially worthless. If humankind is “basically good” then a) why is the world in the grievous state it’s in?, and b) why can’t humanity be left to its own devices (why the need for intervention or fix-ups)? More importantly, why is Hubbard’s own life not remarkably different in terms of high moral standards? If Hubbard is a Scientologist’s prime example of “goodness”, I’d really question what their definition of “good” is.

  • IHC

    Great compilation of the latest shit shoveling by Radar-Online! It may be that they have new staff because they are shoveling other crap too – like Tom Cruise supposedly is involved in tracking down a terrorist who called Scientology HQ to ask if they could use his help and bombing some places. Not sure what to make out of that although lunatics are found in all walks of life.
    Yes – I saw the building located in FL and scientology mecca that has been mentioned in this post. It said that the top floor being re-designed to fit the needs of Tom Cruise who will be the tenant after completion of remodeling. To answer Jon Atack: Hitler repeated what his propaganda minister – Goebbels – used to deceive the masses. Hitler said that to gain compliant citizens ergo control one must tell a big lie. That lie will travel all around the globe and even when the truth surface – it will have no impact because it is designed not to ever catch up ergo letting the big lie stand up in time!
    Scientology operates no differently – their lie of suppressed truth located deep into someone conscience is worded to impress anyone looking for a meaning in their life ergo easy manipulated impulses by people unable to reason without involving emotions. Emotion driven individuals are easily manipulated while losing their will to search further ergo getting stuck holding cans believing the needle moves based on their perceived notion that their problems lie in buried and unresolved events.

  • Xique

    “What’s true for you is true for you.” Lie

    • WTF!

      Atack seems to not understand it.

  • Lacey Sheridan

    Why is this important?

  • Dyan Shane

    Personally i think tom cruise is actually gullible and easily led. He believes whatever cabbage head tells him, if cabbage tells him there is no child labor, tom wants to go and see where they work, the $camoligists set something up, tom sees it, and tada, the media is lying. Those kind of scenarios.
    Not only is tom a idiot, (he’s a actor for cripesakes, not a brain surgeon) he’s a jerk, he truly thinks he is a GOD.
    What i want to see, is the IRS take away there status, we all know the agents were blackmailed, but that was years ago, so what is the deal now? People REALLY need to take a stand against this, for we have to pay our taxes, but they don’t! Does anyone know what is being done about this? Or is the gov not going to do anything?

  • Shayne

    Perhaps one of the biggest lies is regarding the actual number of practicing Scientologists, with the true numbers being far, far fewer than the leadership would like the world and their own members to believe.

    Speaking of Tom Cruise (and lies) Katie Holmes posted a photo of Suri on Thanksgiving, reminding me of a rumor I’ve heard. That Tommy Davis, not Tom Cruise is Suri’s bio dad. And yikes, she REALLY does look more like Davis in this latest pic, and his mother Anne Archer, than she does Tom Cruise. I recall that when Katie & Tom started dating, she mysteriously disappeared for a period of time, and when she publicly “resurfaced” she was pregnant. Rumor also has it, Tom shoots blanks, or at least he did while married to his first two wives. Could it be that they used artificial insemination, and Tommy’s swimmers, to create an offspring for Cruise? Thoughts?

  • Sars Goodwin

    I really do find Tom Cruise’s persona charming, however much of an act it may be (considering what former Scientologists have said having known him personally, like Remini and that voice actress who auditioned to be his girlfriend)… But I can’t believe he isn’t the LEAST bit shunned in Hollywood and regularly appears to great fanfare on all the late night TV shows and programs like that. I wonder when he will EVER be caught on film confronted with questions about CoS abuses. Someone should really interview him under the pretense of a typical exchange and switch up at least a question or two on him.

  • Anonymouse

    This may have already been said in the comments (no, I haven’t looked). I have a theory that perhaps there is a Scientologist that has got into Radar and is building these BS pieces in order to weaken the truly good pieces there? EG that the average reader (who don’t actually care about fact checking) with just think that any news on Scientology is pure bs even if it is the truth.

  • Fink Jonas

    The lie in Scientology is that you become “more tiger”