Lies Debunked: How Does Scientology Work?

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Scientology's doublecross

Scientology's® Claims

From: publicrelations@scientology.org
Subject: How Does Scientology Work?
Date: 2000/03/03

This message begins a series of messages dealing with some basic facts about Scientology for your information and use.

Question: How does Scientology Work?

Answer: Scientology provides answers to many questions about life and death; it encompasses an exact, precisely mapped-out path. Through application of Scientology technology in an auditing session, a person is able to remove barriers and unwanted conditions and so become more himself. As a person progresses, he often reaches out to help others in the ways he has been helped.

In developing Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard found the means to develop a technology to free the human spirit and thereby allow man to really know himself. He thoroughly tested all of his procedures and recorded for future use those that proved most workable in bringing about uniformly predictable results. These comprise standard Scientology technology.

That which is real to the person himself is all one is asked to accept of Scientology. No beliefs are forced upon him. By training and processing, he finds out for himself the answers he is looking for in life.

Robert


And now for the truth

At times Scientology likes to claim that it's not a religion and that it's actually a science -- when it suits them. Many times -- like when they're trying to avoid prosecution for their crimes -- they like to claim they're some how a religion and as such they should enjoy immunity from indictments based upon Constitutional Establishment grounds. In the debunking of their outrageous claims about the quack medical device they call their "E-meter," we find a documen which covers the judicial indictments handed down against the crime syndicate for its fraudulent quack medical claims.

In brief, however, Scientology doesn't "work" -- no matter how vague and illdefined leaders of the criminal enterprise care to define the word. It's rather lengthy yet let's take a look at what the word "work" means out in the real world. I'll mark in bold usage which Scientology would like us to believe is what they mean when they claim Scientology "works." After that we'll pick apart Scientology's lies one by one.

1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something. 2.a. A job; employment. b. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood. 3.a. Something that one is doing, making, or performing, especially as an occupation or undertaking; a duty or task. b. An amount of such activity either done or required. 4.a. The part of a day devoted to an occupation or undertaking. b. One's place of employment. 5.a. Something that has been produced or accomplished through the effort, activity, or agency of a effect of an agency. c. An act; a deed. 6.a. An artistic creation, such as a painting, sculpture, or literary or musical composition; a work of art. b. works. The output of a writer, an artist, or a musician considered or collected as a whole. 7.a. works. Engineering structures, such as bridges or dams. b. A fortified structure, such as a trench or fortress. 8.a. Needlework, weaving, lacemaking, or a similar textile art. b. A piece of such textile art. 9. A material or piece of material being processed in a machine during manufacture. 10. works. (used with a sing. or pl. verb). A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination. 11. works. Internal mechanism. 12. The manner, style, or quality of working or treatment; workmanship. 13. Abbr. w Physics. The transfer of energy from one physical system to another, especially the transfer of energy to a body by the application of a force that moves the body in the direction of the force. It is calculated as the product of the force and the distance through which the body moves and is expressed in joules, ergs, and foot-pounds. 14. works. Theology. Moral or righteous acts or deeds. 15. works.a. Informal. The full range of possibilities; everything. Used with the. b. Slang. A thorough beating or other severe treatment. Used with the. --work adj. 1. Of, relating to, designed for, or engaged in work. --work v. worked also wrought (r“t), workúing, works. --intr. 1. To exert oneself physically or mentally in order to do, make, or accomplish something. 2. To be employed; have a job. 3.a. To function; operate. b. To function or operate in the desired or required way. 4.a. To have a given effect or outcome. b. To have the desired effect or outcome; prove successful. 5. To exert an influence. Used with on or upon. 6. To arrive at a specified condition through gradual or repeated movement. 7. To proceed or progress slowly and laboriously. 8. To move in an agitated manner, as with emotion. 9. To behave in a specified way when handled or processed. 10. To ferment. 11. Nautical. a. To strain in heavy seas so that the joints give slightly and the fastenings become slack. Used of a boat or ship. b. To sail against the wind. 12. To undergo small motions that result in friction and wear. --tr. 1. To cause or effect; bring about. 2. To cause to operate or function; actuate, use, or manage. 3. To shape or forge. 4. To make or decorate by needlework. 5. To solve (a problem) by calculation and reasoning. 6. To knead, stir, or otherwise manipulate in preparation. 7. To bring to a specified condition by gradual or repeated effort or work. 8. To make, achieve, or pay for by work or effort. 9. Informal. To arrange or contrive. Often used with it. 10. To make productive; cultivate. 11. To cause to work. 12. To excite or provoke. 13. Informal. a. To gratify, cajole, or enchant artfully, especially for the purpose of influencing. b. To use or manipulate to one's own advantage; exploit. 14. To carry on an operation or a function in or through. 15. To ferment (liquor, for example).

Well, the primary definition is certainly true when one considers that the reason why Hubbard came up with the Scientology fraud in the firstr place was as a financial scam. It certainly worked for him and his fellow ringleaders who have managed to rook the ignorant out of millions. Some how, however, I doubt that that's what Scientology's official spokesperson ment when they suggested that Scientology "works."

Definition 5A might be what the organization is thinking of when they claim Scientology "works." The stated goals, however, that Scientology sells to its victims -- specifically the state of "clear" and followers becoming superhuman "Operating Thetans" are never achieved so if that's what Scientology means when they claim Scientology "works," that's obviously a lie.

As you read Scientology's claims above, we see several additional salient points which should be looked at:

  • "Scientology provides answers to many questions about life and death" -- No, Scientology sells its victims ever changing claims about life and death depending upon how much money one pays into the scam to purchase which levels of the scam. Scientology calls this Bunko bait-and-switch scam a "bridge" when in fact it's more properly viewed as a never-ending ladder each level of which costs more and more money to purchase. "Selling a bridge" to people, in fact, has always been a joking reference to taking financial advantage of the rubes who don't know any better. L. Ron Hubbard must have laughed himself silly when he dreamed up his "bridge" and started selling it to his victims.

  • "it encompasses an exact, precisely mapped-out path" -- What Scientology doesn't tell you is that the price for this dubious enlightenment is right around $360,000 U. S. Dollars -- not to mention your sanity and quite possibly your family. And no, the bait-and-switch scam is far from "exact." Scientology has been altering the "technology" that their mad messiah L. Ron Hubbard wrote over the years to remove both embarrassing comments Hubbard made and to remove some of the more obvious criminal scams Hubbard developed and wrote about in his "technology."

  • "Through application of Scientology technology in an auditing session, a person is able to remove barriers and unwanted conditions and so become more himself" -- Utter nonsense. The official Scientology spokesperson isn't telling us that what they're pretending to remove is the invisible infestation of murdered aliens from outer space Scientology calls "Body Thetans" or "BTs" for short. Scientology "auditing" is claimed to scrape off these invisible space aliens -- for an extortionist price, of course. Even more horribly, Scientology doesn't tell its followers that that's what they're doing when they subject themselves to "auditing" until after the rubes purchase the document called "OT3" or "Operating Thetan Level 3." Who would fall for Scientology's science fiction based frauds if they knew about it in advance?

  • "As a person progresses, he often reaches out to help others in the ways he has been helped" -- That's one way to describe the Ponzi-like scam, I suppose. Some followers who stick with the fraud may sign on as "staff" and work to sucker other victims in to the scam. Those "staff" people get a small percentage of the take every time they rook someone in and every time the people they sucker purchase "courses" and "auditing." The criminal enterprise has a punishment and reward system they call "stats" or "statistics." Reportedly every Thursday at 14:00 hours, various Scientologists are required to file paperwork reporting their "stats" for the week and their pay -- often just a few cents an hour -- depends upon these "stats." Rooking more victims in raises their "stats" and of course getting suckers to sign up for costly (and utterly useless) "courses" and "auditing" also increases their "stats."

  • "In developing Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard found the means to develop a technology to free the human spirit and thereby allow man to really know himself" -- No he didn't. Let's face it: If Hubbard actually had discovered or developed anything of such miraclous benefit to humanity, it would be widely recognized and widely used around the world and Scientology wouldn't have to lie pathologically and persist in committing endless criminal acts for their survival.

  • "He thoroughly tested all of his procedures and recorded for future use those that proved most workable in bringing about uniformly predictable results" -- Well, perhaps he actually did succeed in figuring out how best to rook the gullible out of as much money as possible for as long as possible but that's nothing remarkable or new; con men have been doing it for centuries long before L. Ron Hubbard came along and "discovered" how to swindle people.

  • "These comprise standard Scientology technology" -- No it doesn't. Scientology's spokesperson "forgot" to mention the stalking of law enforcement officers, media reporters, Judges, and Human Rights activists. Scientology's spokesperson also "forgot" to mention the perjury, the racketeering, the domestic espionage, and all the other core criminal aspects which forms Scientology's "standard technology." Scientology wouldn't be Scientology without these things.

  • "That which is real to the person himself is all one is asked to accept of Scientology" -- And that's utter nonsense. Ex-victims of Scientology invariably talk about the fact that followers are ordered to think what the leaders think, do what the leaders demand be done, and follow everything the leaders tell them to follow. Indeed, within the criminal enterprise the organization has something they call "ethics" and something they call "ethics conditions." Inside of Scientology, "ethics" is anything which makes money for the organization and anything "out ethics" -- such as becoming pregnant -- is whatever keeps money out of Scientology's hands. If followers don't believe and do everything the organization tells its followers to believe or do, they're "assigned an ethics condition" and may be forced to subject themselves to the crime syndicate's RPF or "Rehabilitation Project Force" re-education camps.

  • "No beliefs are forced upon him" -- Utter nonsense. Scientology's ringleaders don't even tell their victims what the core "beliefs" of Scientology are. Xenu, Body Thetans, the rampant criminality of their ringleaders... Everything that makes Scientology a criminal enterprise is kept from their followers. Followers are told just exactly what their leaders want them to hear. Indeed, Scientology even forces some of its followers to use filters when accessing the Internet to keep them from finding out what Scientology is all about.

  • "By training and processing, he finds out for himself the answers he is looking for in life" -- And walks away brainwashed and broke.

    So we see that Scientology lies virtually with every claim they make.

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