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Escaping for the second time: Cathy Mullins on forsaking Scientology’s Florida swamp

[Scientology’s Florida mecca]

I had been sucked back into Scientology after 30 years. As I said last time, I was a Ronbot through and through.

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If this video doesn’t convince you Scientology is the world’s coolest religion, nothing will

 
There’s no question that Scientology is at a crossroads, like so many other businesses and organizations trying to figure out how to negotiate a pandemic that refuses to go away quietly.

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Court file: Brian Statler was never asked to leave Scientology org before being shot

[Brian Statler]

Last week we learned a lot more detail about the 2019 shooting death of Brian Statler, 30, at the Scientology “Ideal Org” in Inglewood, California. We obtained evidence submitted in the Statler family’s wrongful death lawsuit by the attorneys for the Inglewood police officers who shot and killed Statler. Those officers are asking for summary judgment in order to dismiss the lawsuit, but we found a lot to question about the evidence they submitted. Namely, that Statler turned out to be unarmed.

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What kind of technical perfection can you expect at Scientology’s mecca, space pilgrim?

 
We know some of you have your doubts about Scientology’s capacity for actually delivering the superpowers it promises, but there’s no doubt that it is steeped in decades of delivering L. Ron Hubbard’s “technology” as closely as possible to the founder’s dictates.

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How insidious is Scientology? Cathy Mullins on how she got sucked back in after escaping

[“I set up the tent every weekend…I had become the perfect Ronbot.”]

Last time, I mentioned that when my mother went off to Saint Hill in the mid-1960s, she left me the phone number of the Scientology org in Phoenix and I began taking courses there. But I left something out: I met the love of my life there, Kim Hawkins. And when I came back a “Clear” after my own trip to Saint Hill, my friends were very impressed. They thought I had superpowers or something. A few of them, including Kim, let me audit them.

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More Scientology euphoria: What it looks like to finish Grade 3!

 
How do you top your Grade 2 success story when you finish Grade 3?

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A Scientology escape saga, which includes serving L. Ron Hubbard a bad meal

 
I read this website every day. For a while I even commented (nobs and nobs2). But I’m not particularly good at social interactions and may even have a bit of envy for the camaraderie, so I stopped. Now I’d like to tell a few stories.

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Miss Lovely tells us she has a birthday wish this year, and it’s about Mr. Lovely

[Paul Noble and Paulette Cooper Noble]

Today Miss Lovely herself, Paulette Cooper, turns 79 years old. This year, she had a message for us that we were not expecting. We’ll let her tell the story.

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More proof Scientology’s ‘Fresh Start’ clinics going belly up: San Diego County site for sale

 
We told you previously that Scientology is now only listing five US locations for its Narconon rehab network, down from dozens in past years. In particular, we’ve been watching the demise of its ‘Fresh Start’ clinics in Southern California. Longtime reader Science Doc has been keeping tabs on Fresh Start’s Warner Springs location in San Diego County for years, and sent us this surprising new report.

 
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Scientology is known for stalking people years after their involvement. Here’s how they do it.


 

You document hounds are really going to love us today. The “tl;dr” folks on the other hand, well, you’re going to hate us.

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