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As Scientology sinks, does Tom Cruise really have to go down with the ship?

  Sunday night we were still reeling from what we’d just seen on HBO and a scene involving three little words — “hold the door” — so when we turned to AMC at ten pm, we weren’t really in the best shape for taking in the craziness in the pilot episode of Preacher.

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Did L. Ron Hubbard believe his own rap? Here’s what he admitted about Scientology in 1952

  In 2011, an Ohio State University professor named Hugh Urban came out with a book he titled The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion. We wrote about the book when it came out and interviewed the man.

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Ron Miscavige shakes off Scientology smears, rockets to #1 in ebooks

  Your proprietor left his underground lair recently to make a kitty litter run, and found himself in one of those cavernous wholesale warehouses where you have to buy everything in bulk. And while passing by pallets of industrial-sized boxes of breakfast cereal and five-gallon drums of peanut butter, we saw it. On a […]

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66 years ago, L. Ron Hubbard transubstantiated from pulp writer to god among men

  Sixty-six years ago today, L. Ron Hubbard published his surprise bestseller, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

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When Anonymous had Scientology in a panic: A new document has us nostalgic for 2008

  Where would we be without our wonderful network of tipsters? We are so fortunate that so many of our readers help us out by tracking down documents or giving us tips about where to find information. We have a few fun items for you today, but we first wanted to acknowledge how much […]

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How Ron Miscavige’s Scientology memoir reads to a former Scientologist

  We had our say about Ron Miscavige’s book Tuesday morning at midnight (in London) when it first started to hit your Kindles and other devices.

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A Scientologist heading for suicide — the missing Tayler Tweed Facebook postings

  Two years ago, we told you about Tayler Tweed, a 27-year-old Scientologist who had been working on a career in music and acting under the name Tayler DeBari before she killed herself at the home of some friends in Fullerton, California on January 10, 2014.

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One of the best examples ever that Scientology can only be understood from ex-Scientologists

  We hear it from the academic types again and again. That there’s some kind of idyllic, moderate kind of Scientology that isn’t being represented in the stories coming out of the controversial organization.

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Why Scientology’s inability to pay its tax bill in Montreal is not a sign that it’s struggling

  There was some interesting news out of Montreal yesterday regarding Scientology’s empty and derelict “Ideal Org” project there. For those joining us recently, the “Ideal Org” program is church leader David Miscavige’s desperate attempt to give the impression that Scientology is not shrinking rapidly by opening new, unneeded churches in cities around the […]

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More Atlanta video: David Miscavige cuts the ribbon on Scientology’s new real estate venture!

  Previously, we posted video of Scientology leader David Miscavige giving his oration on April 2 to open the new “Ideal Org” in Atlanta, which was shot by a couple of very resourceful Underground Bunker readers who had secured a strategic position across the street from the festivities.

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