The Cult of Scientology

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"Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion."

- L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology

The most powerful, wealthy cult in the United States, perhaps the largest and most powerful cult ever to have been conceived, the Church of Scientology, has been making waves lately. With big names like Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin behind it, and with the amazing amount of money taken from its members, its no wonder this organization has been so influential.


Why is it a cult? Atheists will say that the only difference between a cult and a religion is the number of adherents. Why is Scientology a cult, whereas Judaism or Christianity is not?

I will define a cult as a group that uses lies and tricks to obtain and retain members, uses overt lies and attacks on those leaving the organization, suppresses internal discussion and change, and claims that giving money or resources to the organization is more important than any relationship. As you read on, you'll discover this glove fits Scientology perfectly.

"THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them."

- L. Ron Hubbard, "Off the Time Track," lecture of June 1952, excerpted in JOURNAL OF SCIENTOLOGY issue 18-G, reprinted in TECHNICAL VOLUMES OF DIANETICS & SCIENTOLOGY, vol. 1, p. 418

Most people believe Scientology to be "weird" or just another cult, however, in reality, the Church of Scientology is a vicious and dangerous cult that masquerades as a religion. Its purpose is to make money. It practices a variety of mind-control techniques on people lured into its midst to gain control over their money and their lives. Its aim is to take from them every penny that they have and can ever borrow and to also enslave them to further its wicked ends.

Backgrounds of its founder

According to, Scientology was started in the 1950s by a science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard in fulfillment to his declared aim to start a religion to make money. It is an offshoot to a method of psychotherapy he concocted from various sources which he named "Dianetics". Dianetics is a form of regression therapy. It was then further expanded to appear more like a religion in order to enjoy tax benefits. He called it "Scientology".

Prior to founding the cult of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard was intimately involved in Satanism and the occult. His mentor, English black magician Aleister Crowley, influenced him heavily early in life, which you'll discover as we explore Hubbard's early life and influences.

After Hubbard's military service, he returned to the US and joined with another Satanist, Jack Parsons, leader of Ordo Templis Orientis in California. The occult partnership between Hubbard and Parsons grew. In 1946, they carried out a number of Satanic rituals designed to birth the "moonchild," a kind of anti-Christ, an incarnation of "Babylon" in an unborn child. A woman in the house of Parsons' was chosen to be the mother of this satanic child:

In order to obtain a woman prepared to bear this magical child, Parsons and Hubbard engaged in eleven days of rituals.

All this seemed to achieve its desired result and, on January 18th, Parsons found the girl who was prepared to become the mother of Babalon, and to go through the required incantation rituals. During these rituals, which took place on the first three days of March 1946, Parsons was High Priest and had sexual intercourse with the girl, while Hubbard who was present acted as skryer, seer, or clairvoyant and described what was supposed to be happening on the astral plane. [Corydon, p. 256]

Hubbard's Satanism didn't end with Scientology. On the contrary, Hubbard claimed that Scientology began when his Satanist mentor, Aliester Crowley, died in 1947. In an interview, Hubbard made the following statement:

Hubbard: According to him [my father] and my mother, he tried to do it [perform an abortion] with me. I was born at six and a half months and weighed two pounds, two ounces. I mean, I wasn't born: this is what came out as a result of their attempt to abort me. It happened during a night of partying --he got involved in trying to do a black-magic number. Also, I've got to complete this by saying that he thought of himself as the Beast 666 incarnate.

Q: The devil?

Hubbard: Yes. The Antichrist. Alestair Crowley thought of himself as such. And when Crowley died in 1947, my father then decided that he should wear the cloak of the beast and become the most powerful being in the universe.

Q. You were sixteen years old at that time [when he first read Cowley's book]. What did you believe in?

Hubbard: I believed in Satanism. There was no other religion in the house! Scientology® and black magic. What a lot of people don't realize is that Scientology® is black magic that is just spread out over a long time period. To perform black magic generally takes a few hours or, at most, a few weeks. But in Scientology it's stretched out over a lifetime, and so you don't see it. Black magic is the inner core of Scientology® --- and it is probably the only part of Scientology® that really works.

Also, you've got to realize that my father did not worship Satan. He thought he was Satan. He was one with Satan. He had a direct pipeline of communication and power with him. My father wouldn't have worshiped anything. I mean, when you think you're the most powerful being in the universe, you have no respect for anything, let alone worship.

How Scientology Works

To work its black magic over it's adherents, Scientology is applied in 3 ways. First, psychotherapy and Hubbard's own Dianetics are used to bring the mind's delusional subconscious to the surface, breaking down rationality and making one more susceptible to suggestion. Hubbard himself used and advocated the use of hallucinogens as well.

Once the potential Scientologist's mind has been worked over, the cult extorts money from members by claiming they must have audits performed by Scientologists in order to mark you as Clear. Of course, the audits can cost $200-300/hour. Failure to get audits done can result in one being labelled an "SP®", suppressive person. More on that in a minute. Also, if your Scientology "Tone Scale" rating is low enough, assumingly from a lack of audits and Clearings, you'll be treated as such:

"In any event, any person from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale should not have, in any thinking society, any civil rights of any kind, because by abusing those rights he brings into being arduous and strenuous laws which are oppressive to those who need no such restraints."

- L. Ron Hubbard, SCIENCE OF SURVIVAL, 1989 Ed., p. 145 [The "Tone Scale" is Scientology's measure of mental and spiritual health.]

"There are only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale, neither one of which has anything to do with reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their acts. The first is to raise them on the Tone Scale by un-enturbulating some of their theta by any one of the three valid processes. The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow."

- L. Ron Hubbard, SCIENCE OF SURVIVAL, p. 170

"The sudden and abrupt deletion of all individuals occupying the lower bands of the Tone Scale from the social order would result in an almost instant rise in the cultural tone and would interrupt the dwindling spiral into which any society may have entered."

- L. Ron Hubbard, SCIENCE OF SURVIVAL, p. 170

Finally, Scientology encourages members to remain members via persecution of non-Scientologists, critics, and ex-Scientologists by physically threatening, following, investigating, harassing, suing, and slandering such people.

Attempts to leave Scientology can result in being labeled an "SP®" (suppressive person) who is then attacked in the press and in the courts. L. Ron Hubbard's official stance, and therefore Scientology's stance on folks critical of Scientology:

"ENEMY SP® [suppressive person] Order. Fair game®. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed."

- L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 18 October 1967

"The practice of declaring people FAIR GAME® will cease. FAIR GAME® may not appear on any Ethics Order. It causes bad public relations.

This P/L does not cancel any policy on the treatment or handling of an SP®."

- L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 21 October 1968, "Cancellation of Fair Game®"

"A truly Suppressive Person or group has no rights of any kind and actions taken against them are not punishable."

- L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 1 March 1965, HCO (Division 1) "Ethics, Suppressive Acts, Suppression of Scientology and Scientologists"

"If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace."

- L. Ron Hubbard, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, 15 August 1960, Dept. of Govt. Affairs

"The purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win. The law can be used very easily to harass, and enough harassment on somebody who is simply on the thin edge anyway, well knowing that he is not authorized, will generally be sufficient to cause his professional decease. If possible, of course, ruin him utterly."


"When we need somebody haunted we investigate
When we investigate we do so noisily always."

- L. Ron Hubbard, MANUAL OF JUSTICE, 1959

"People attack Scientology, I never forget it, always even the score. People attack auditors, or staff, or organisations, or me. I never forget until the slate is clear."

- L. Ron Hubbard, MANUAL OF JUSTICE, 1959

"So we listen. We add up associations of people with people. When a push against Scientology starts somewhere, we go over the people involved and weed them out. Push vanishes."

- L. Ron Hubbard, MANUAL OF JUSTICE, 1959

Folks need to have knowledge about this stuff lest we get sucked in by its friendly and helpful facade.

See Hubbard in his own words,, and for a thorough debunking of Scientology.

(Xenu, of course, coming from the Scientology doctrine -- revealed only to secret "OT (Operating Thetan) Level III" members -- that you are possessed by the spirits of aliens murdered 75,000,000 years ago by galactic dictator Xenu. Once this core Scientology doctrine is revealed, one must have Scientology audits to exorcise these spirits, at a very high cost per alien of course!)

God forgive these folks and and the poor people looking for right-living in the wrong places, who have been tricked into walking down a path to destruction. Pray for these folks, that God would deliver them from the clutches of man's ever-increasing evil inventions.

Credit for much of the material on this page is due to and sites linked from that site, including several direct citations, exact quotes, or statements made by the authors.

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  1. Wow, I see you did indeed add it to Digg: Excellen Primer to Scientology

    Will be interesting to see if that goes anywhere. I'm not anonymous, the Church could easily find me and sue to shut me up. We'll see what happens.