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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.” Science Fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.
Because of the recent increases in advertising and activity of
this book on Ted Turner’s Goodwill Games and other T.V. ads, it
is necessary to alert the public to the true nature of Dianetics,
its author L. Ron Hubbard, and the leadership of Scientology.
They have been thoroughly exposed and denounced the F.B.I.,
C.I.A., I.R.S., Reader Digest, the courts, various foreign
governments, Forbes magazine, the Los Angeles Times, St.
Petersburg Times, various respected mental health professionals,
and Protestant, Catholic and Jewish Churches.
The following are some of the statements:
“Scientology is one of the oldest, wealthiest, and most dangerous
of the major ‘new religions’ or cults operating in America
today.” Scientology: Anatomy of a Frightening Cult, Readers
“Psychological coercion by dangerous mind bending cults under
cover of religion can only occur like disease, when there is no
immunization against it. In this case, the immunization is
freedom of speech.” Scientology: The Sickness Spreads, Readers
“As early as the 1950’s officials of the American Medical
Association were warning that Scientology, known as Dianetics was
a cult…the I.R.S. was later able to prove in court that he
(Hubbard) was meanwhile skimming money, at least $3 million in
1972 alone and laundering it through schemes involving phone
billings, a dummy corporation in Panama and secret Swiss bank
accounts. In 1971 a U.S. federal court upheld a F.D.A. ruling
that Hubbard’s ‘scientific’ claims were bogus and that E-meter
auditing would no longer be labeled as scientific treatment.”
The Prophet and Profits of Scientology, Forbes 400, 10/27/86.
Following a case involving a Scientologist, High Court Justice
Latey described Scientology as immoral…corrupt because it is
based on lies and deceit…sinister…and dangerous because it is
out to capture people…indoctrinate and brainwash them so that
they become the unquestioning captives and tools of the cult.”
London Daily Mail, 7/24/84.
Eleven of the leaders (including L. Ron Hubbard’s wife) of the
Scientology were convicted and sent to federal prison for
conspiring to steal government documents, infiltrate federal
agencies, and kidnap a church official who decided to help expose
the crimes. Washington Post, 2/20/85.
“Fifteen Scientologists and the church itself are awaiting trial
(some have already been convicted) in Canada on charges stemming
from a 1983 police raid in which about 2 million stolen
government documents were seized in church offices.” St.
Petersburg Times, 12/22/88
The St. Petersburg “Times won a Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for