Scientology: Nothing is what it seems

Scientology, a religion created by L. Ron Hubbard, has hidden motives.

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Hidden, dangerous, abusive, disgusting, unawareness, clear. These words pop into my head everytime I hear the phase the Church of Scientology. With its helpful nature in view and its horrifying truth in the dark, Scientology is a game where one can be played so easily. Where one can be innocent, but guilty not just in Scientology’s eye, but in their own. Scientology is a horrible cult hidden within the characterization of a religion.
Scientology is a mix of religious beliefs and practices. It was created by the American pulp science-fiction author L. Ron Hubbard in 1954. It started with Hubbard making a book called “Dianetics: Modern Science of Mental Health,” which is the idea that there are two sides of the mind: the analytical and the reactive. The analytical side is like a computer and remembers every detail of someone’s life. The reactive side is where fear and stress are stored, these come from engrams or memories. Hubbard made the Dianetics Foundation to spread Dianetics practices, but the foundation went bankrupt and he lost the publication to “Dianetics: Modern Science of Mental Health”. Hubbard then decided to recharacterize it as a religion and rename the subject as Scientology. Later, Hubbard regained his right to Dianetics and added it to the Church of Scientology.

The main practice in Scientology is sessions with an auditor and an E-meter. An auditor is a person who listens to you, writes down information about you, and ask you questions about you life. An E-meter is a machine that in Scientology apparently shows a person’s mental mass. These session are intended to help people become “clear,” which is the main goal of Dianetics. Someone who is clear is a person that has achieved total alertness and has erased all traumatic experiences from their life and past lives.
There are also levels in Scientology, the highest of them being the Operating Thetan or OT levels. To become clear you must reach the highest level in Scientology which is OT VII, and apparently people believe that someone at OT levels can mind control other people and move objects with their mind. But, when you reach OT III, you are told the creation story of Scientology.
The story explains that 75 million years ago, aliens lived on a different planet that was a lot like our world in the 1950’s and they had the same problems as us like overpopulation. They had a galactic overlord named Xenu. Xenu made a solution to solve the overpopulation problem and he took people and froze them. Then, they dropped the frozen people into volcanoes on the prison planet, Earth, and blew up each volcano with an atomic bomb. The disembodied spirits called thetans would jump into a person’s body and become their soul when they are born.

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In 1986, L. Ron Hubbard died and the person who took his place was David Miscavige. Miscavige joined Scientology at the young age of 11 years old and became very close to Hubbard almost immediately. He is still running the church today.
Scientology isn’t just crazy, but it is extremely abusive, aggressive, and brainwashing. There is a prison camp called the Rehabilitation Project Force, which forces members to do labor work for many hours without any rest. Sylvia Taylor said it felt like 30 hours of working and three hours of rest. This is just disgusting and Scientology is treating these people like slaves, which is never right.
Many high ranking Scientologists were forced by Miscavige to live in a place called the Hole. The Hole was a dirty and disgusting place where Scientologists would torture people into admitting that they had committed crimes against the leaders of Scientology, but most of them didn’t do anything. If they admitted to crimes they didn’t commit they would be let out of the Hole, or they had to just stay in the Hole. Some of the torture they did was they had people clean the floors with their tongue. They would pour freezing water over someone until they turned blue. They also beat them. This went on for years and one person was in the Hole for seven years.
One day in the Hole, Miscavige decided to play musical chairs with the people forced to live in the Hole. In the game the people that didn’t win got to leave the Hole and the person that won got to stay in the Hole and in Scientology. So, people were brainwashed so much that they were tearing each other apart to stay in the Hole. This is horrible and it’s hard to imagine any of this ever happening, but it did.
After leaving the church, many people are harassed and stalked by members of the church. The church harassing former members is extremely harsh and disgusting. Also, there are fake websites put up by the church to discredit them. The Church of Scientology also demands family members to break all ties with former Scientology members.
Scientology is a horrible cult hiding in the name of a religion. It makes me extremely angry that no one is doing anything to fix this problem, but as I have discovered many people don’t really know what Scientology is and does to its members. Scientology is an important topic that need to be talked about more often, so we can avoid it. At this time, no one is able to take down Scientology, because it is a religion and their members lie about what is actually going on inside of the religion. So, the best thing to do is to inform people and avoid Scientology, because it will be a safer world without the Church of Scientology.

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