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July 29, 2014

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Apply Basic Skepticism to Scientology & See How it Holds Up

Basic skepticism is seeking out or asking for positive evidence in support of a claim, and then evaluating the soundness of that evidence. It is not giving out evidence that counterclaims are false, or giving out evidence that all similar claims “do it too”. It is simply looking for or asking for positive evidence in […]

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Michael Shermer The believing brain

July 4, 2014

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Michael Shermer’s “The Believing Brain” & “Why People Believe Weird Things”

Michael Shermer has written two books, “The Believing Brain” and “Why People Believe Weird Things”, which have been life-changing reads for me. There are several key points made in these books which can help a person understand Scientology, and Scientology-like experiences, in brand new ways. For me, a key point came early in “The Believing […]

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Scientology Books in the Trash

July 4, 2014

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Happy Independence Day!

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June 29, 2014

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Scientology and The Source Family Cult

Last night, I watched a very good documentary profiling The Source Family cult. This was a cult that operated a number of health food and vegetarian restaurants in Los Angeles in the late 1960′s and early 70′s and which featured lots of great sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. Yeah baby. I think it is a good […]

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June 15, 2014

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Hindsight Bias: An Ex-Scientologist’s Deadliest Disease

On Mike Rinder’s excellent blog, a person named “Peter Turner” wrote: “I joined Scientology to help create a world without war, insanity and crime. I used to believed it was possible and others believed it too. But now? War is still with us – crime is on the rise and I don’t know if Scientology […]

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Evidence in reasoning

June 11, 2014

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Evidence in Reasoning With Scientology Beliefs

There is an interesting quality to logic and how the human mind uses it. Logic is used by the mind like a ladder, with one step leading to the next step, and the next, etc. If one of the steps in the ladder of logic is false, the rest of the steps after that can […]

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June 8, 2014

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The Bottom Line on Scientology

If you are a highly trained OT in Scientology, you should be able to use logic and reason to defend it.

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April 28, 2014

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Chris Shelton on the Practice of Fair Game by the Church of Scientology

Chris Shelton spots the Source of abuse in Scientology: the writings and taped lectures of L Ron Hubbard, and shows how L Ron Hubbard’s technology of Fair Game is practiced 100% standardly by David Miscavige today.  

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April 27, 2014

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How L Ron Hubbard Tricked You: Two Scientologys

Have you ever noticed that there are two Scientologys? When you study the chronological development of Dianetics and Scientology, and you watch L Ron Hubbard develop his tech and policies, you can really see the change from one Scientology to another as it evolved from the 1950′s into the late 1960′s and 1970′s. All the […]

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March 29, 2014

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The Buddha’s Tooth

I read a story that Buddhists tell each other about a Tibetan mother who was a devout buddhist, and who had a son who traveled to India regularly on business. The mother asked her son, before a trip he was about to take to India, to please bring her back something from India that she […]

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