Lies Debunked: Why has Scientology sometimes been considered controversial?

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Scientology's doublecross

Scientology's® Claims

From: Public Relations (publicrelations@scientology.org)
Subject: Controversial?
Date: 1999/01/06

WHY HAS SCIENTOLOGY SOMETIMES BEEN CONSIDERED CONTROVERSIAL?

Like all new ideas, Scientology has come under attack by the uniformed and those who feel their vested interests are threatened. As Scientologists have openly and effectively advocated social reform causes, they have become the target of attacks. For those vested interests who cling to a status quo that is detrimental to society, Scientology's technology of making the able more able and teaching people to think for themselves poses a serious threat.

As the falsehoods are proven lies, the controversy quickly fades, and the truth about Scientology, what the Church really is and what its members do, replaces it. The source of these attacks and the controversy that have generated are detailed in Chapter 31 of this book. [the What is Scientology? book]


And now for the truth

There's nothing new to Scientology. Scam artists and tax evaders have been with humanity ever since individuals started congregating for mutual safety and protection. Scientology isn't perpetually controversial because of any notion or ideal that their mad messiah L. Ron Hubbard dreamed up, it's perpetually "controversial" because Scientology is perpetually criminal. Scientology's on the front page at the news stand for the very same reasons why the Mafia families of the 1930's through the 1970's were perpetually on the front pages of newspapers.

The claim that Scientology advocates social reforms and thus makes them controversial is nonsense. Thousands of real religions and real organizations advocate social programs and yet few ever become as controversial as the Scientology crime syndicate. Scientology's supposed social programs are never an issue; it's the criminal basis for Scientology's existance that's always at issue. Indeed, the criminal organization is constantly annowed that nobody takes them and their advocacy seriously -- and indeed nobody should since they're all based upon the drug induced hallucinations of their mad messiah L. Ron Hubbard who also labored under highly dysfunctional mental problems. Since nobody takes Scientology and its bizarre social notions seriously, their social advocacy isn't a matter of controversy.

Here you have the official spokesperson for the Scientology organization trying to claim that all the criminal indictments, all the embarrassing court documents, all the materials available in the public domain which tells the truth about Scientology is all because there's opposition to change in social thinking that Scientology advocate.

The fact is that Scientology has no new ideas. None. The most bizarre idea is that humans are infested with the invisible fragments of murdered space aliens which cause all of humanity's problems yet even that notion isn't new... it's a common theme among science fiction venues. Even the notion that people have previous lives, that they can leave their bodies, that everything they hear is memorized, and all the other claptrap real or delusional offered in "Dianetics" have all been advocated routinely for centuries before Scientology's mad messiah L. Ron Hubbard came down the pike and decided he'd try his hand at cobbling together a pseudo-self-help book.

So no, few people care about Scientology's notions and ideals except when they're criminal notions and ideals which motivate criminal activities; the endless criminal activities of which Scientology is well known for.

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