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VIDEO: Proof Scientology still promotes Hubbard’s bizarre ideas about evolution

[This illustration only makes sense to Scientologists]

We have another leaked video of a webinar that was promoted to European Scientologists this week. In “The Evolution of Life: The True Story” by Barna Gombos we can see the anti-science nature of Scientology. Gombos denies the existence of evolution and the webinar is based on the writings of L. Ron Hubbard, starting with his definition of life as a combination of Theta and MEST.

Hubbard pokes fun at the primordial soup model of abiogenesis first proposed by Darwin, but that theory is the basis of the RNA World hypothesis that is thought to be the most likely path in the origin of life. Hubbard instead imagines beings with great computers that design animals and convince thetans to inhabit them.

Gombos describes Hubbard’s theory of the Genetic Entity — a second soul that reincarnates from body to body and performs autonomic functions that keep the body going. “This is the ‘mind’ of an animal, a dog or a cat or a cow” is his description. It’s the Genetic Entity that recalls past lives and deaths as animals best described Hubbard’s 1952 book “A History of Man” with the famous first line “A cold-blooded and factual account of your last 76 trillion years.”



The video is evidence of the blind adherence Scientologists have to Hubbard’s written and spoken words despite the bizarre theories he developed. The meaningless disclaimer “What’s true for you is what you have observed yourself” is always said and discarded. “What’s true for Hubbard is what’s true for you” would be a more accurate description of how his words are treated in Scientology.

It’s also evidence that the space opera event of OTIII with Xenu and the volcanoes is not the first time a Scientologist has been presented with an impossible history involving aliens. The beings with computers that design animals are presented here for publics and staff that haven’t reached the lofty and expensive OT levels.

— Rod Keller


Source Code

“This is probably how the ancient magician enchanted things. Possibly princes have turned into deer in the forest. If you took a period in the magic universe when thetans were still capable of mocking up their own bodies, and you pulled some shocking stunt on the person and sandwiched them in that ‘You are now a deer,’ why, he’d cease to mock up the prince and start mocking up a deer, don’t you see? And he would be an enchanted deer. That would be how enchantments were accomplished. I mean, the mechanism of enchantment is no cruder than that.” — L. Ron Hubbard, May 24, 1962


Overheard in the FreeZone

“When I see former corporate Scientologists in the free world expressing doubts or outright disagreements with the truth or workability of Scientology – or railing against KSW, the thought immediately comes to mind that the person was failed by the organization somewhere along the line. Either that, or that person is a true SP who is only interested in using the tech to suppress and dominate others.”


Random Howdy

“There are no shortage of folks here who enjoy a serious discourse, and there are those like myself who love satire, snark, and the absurd. That’s what makes this place so special. You need to be able to appreciate both to truly get the whole groovy effect of this place. And there’s a difference between respecting people and respecting their ‘beliefs’.”


Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Jay Spina: Sentencing was set for April 3 in White Plains
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members: Trial set for October 7 in Los Angeles

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Waiting for an appellate decision from the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Hearing on motion for reconsideration set for August 11
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: July 8 (plaintiff attorneys pro hac vice), August 31-Sept 1 (CSI/RTC demurrer against Riales, Masterson demurrer), Oct 7-19 (motions to compel arbitration)
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe dismissed the lawsuit on May 15 after the Clearwater Police dropped their criminal investigation of her allegations.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach bankruptcy appeal: Oral arguments were heard on March 11 in Jacksonville
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Amended complaint filed.


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, and Nancy Cartwright]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] How Scientology created its own prison for children who chafed at lifetime service
[TWO years ago] When rabid Scientologists got into a fistfight with US marshals to protect L. Ron Hubbard
[THREE years ago] Believe it or not, a second season of Reza Aslan’s ‘Believer’ is coming
[FOUR years ago] As Scientology sinks, does Tom Cruise really have to go down with the ship?
[FIVE years ago] Paulette Cooper has a surprise for Scientology and the residents of a certain Florida town
[SIX years ago] When Scientologists sell each other Scientology: ‘I’m me for the first time in trillions of years’
[SEVEN years ago] A Sheriff’s Kind Words About Scientology’s Drug Rehab Has Victims’ Attorney Riled


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,947 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,451 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,971 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 991 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 882 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,189 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,057 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,831 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,605 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,951 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,517 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,436 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,604 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,185 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,446 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,484 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,197 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,722 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,252 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,812 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,952 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,272 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,127 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,247 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,602 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,905 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,011 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,413 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,285 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,868 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,363 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,617 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,726 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on May 24, 2020 at 07:00

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