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Anti-Scientology Myths


 

1.

Scientology Kills

It doesn't. Thousands or even millions have engaged in various forms of Scientology over the past 50 years and are still alive.

 

 


 

2.

Scientology members are restrained against their will

They aren't. Scientologists are free to come and go within the constrain of the contractual or tacit agreement they took with the CoS, which does not includes physical restrain.

 

 


 

3.

Cult members are victim of mind-control

What anticultists call "mind-control" has been debunked by scholars during the 80's and rejected by the courts since then.

 

 


 

4.

Scientology kills pets

Accusations of pet killing by critics rest on nothing else but paranoid and unsubstantiated speculations. The CoS may engage in harassment against critics, but it doesn't go as far as killing pets.

 

 


 

5.

Scientology is not a religion

Scientologists, members and leaders alike, sincerely believe that they are spiritual beings who take on other bodies after they die and can improve through Scientology. This alone already qualifies Scientology as a religious group.

 

 


 

6.

Anticultists engage in "critical thinking"

See for yourself. Look at the Unanswered Questions page, the Cat Story page, or nearly any other pages used as example on this web site - or read ARS - and decide for yourself whether what critics engage into is critical thinking or cultic thinking.

 

 


 

7.

Dissenters are "cult apologists"

Dissenters are critics and ex-members who disagree with myths such as those above. It also includes scholars who conducted scientific studies that likewise disproved critics' assertions. To equate criticism of critics with "apologizing for cults" is another example of the inability of anticultists to make appropriate distinctions - a cultic characteristic all by itself.

 

 


 

8.

Critics link to alternative views to let people make their own mind

Critics cannot avoid linking to the main CoS site, but they will avoid as much as possible to link to dissident sites, such as the present one, or to factual 3rd parties sites such as scholarly sites. What critics leave out from their report is about as important as what they put in.

 

 


 

9.

The CoS wore down the Cult Awareness Network (CAN) with lawsuits until it went broke.

This isn't the reason CAN went broke. It went broke because of its historical, contextual, direct and indirect involvement in kidnapping and forcible deprogramming - the logical outcome of the anticult belief system. A unanimously jury found them guilty on this ground. The judgement has been confirmed by all the successive appeal courts in the US.

 

 


 

10.

Scientology "technology" is a dangerous form of brainwashing

The "tech" is neither the dangerous brainwashing technique critics portray, nor the all-in-one universal solution Scientology promotes.The all-bad attitude critics have towards Scientology tech basically mirrors the all-good attitude of scientologists about it. Both are myths in their own right.

 

 


Bernie@bernie.cncfamily.com



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This web site is NOT created by a Scientologist. It is created by a Scientology EX-MEMBER who is critical of Scientology. However, this ex-member is ALSO critical of the anti-Scientology movement. This does not make him a Scientologist, nor a defender of Scientology.

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