Street & Smith’s “Unknown,” April, 1940, “The Indegestible Triton.”

Cover story by L. Ron Hubbard (as by Rene LaFayette)

 Ever wonder where Hubbard dreamed up OT III and his wonderful Wall of Fire?  All you have to do to answer that question is look at his science-fiction/fantasy writings.  The same mind that wrote these peculiar fiction stories produced the upper level Scientology courses.  The tale of Xenu is just another space opera.  The only real difference was that he was no longer writing for a penny a word.  By the time he got done with his OT levels he was rolling in dough.

Published in: on April 25, 2011 at 11:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ex-Scientology Story #55, Scientology: “simply an extortion business”

Richard Williams got involved with Scientology in Texas first in Houston, later in Dallas.  He joined staff for the usual reasons.  “I actually believed that they were sincere people with a real solution to many of mankind’s problems. I actually thought at the time that all Peoples from all religions could be part of this organization. I believed this was humanitarian.”  He was in for a rude awakening in the meatgrinder world of the Sea Org. 

“They claimed to be philanthropic and care about mankind; but their cold and callous behavior toward each other and especially toward ‘wogs’ began to belie their claims. Also, the living conditions were pathetic for the staff, especially upon my first arrival at Celebrity Centre, Dallas, the food was very poor; the pay was inappropriate. What I at first thought of as ‘sacrifice for the cause’ soon became a feeling of being used and lied to. I began to feel that any kind of thinking for myself and using my own common sense was looked upon as being ‘reasonable’ and that is looked up as ‘suppressive’. It really was pathetic; especially the cut throat attitude I observed Scientologists to have with each other. It was nothing I could recognize humanitarian by the end of my experience. Just greed and selfishness and a kind of paranoia.”

This is the kind of world Scientology wants.  Well, they can have it but don’t bother asking me to join up.  To read more of his story go here.

Published in: on April 25, 2011 at 9:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ex-Scientologist story #54, children in Scientology

Tera Hattaway was new on staff at the Dallas Org, she found out she was pregnant.  Her supervisor talked her into having an abortion with some curious arguments.  ” She went on to tell me that the spirit doesn’t enter the baby’s body until the baby is born. She made the point that all I would be “killing” is a piece of meat essentially.   We discussed this for a couple of days and she showed me definitions in the L. Ron Hubbard Technical Dictionary to persuade me to have an ABORTION.”

This statement was taken in 2001, since then forced abortions in Scientology has gotten into the news a number of times.  No Kids Allowed, a story featured in The St. Petersburg Times, June, 2010.  To read this shocking story follow this link

As for staff members who did have children the story is bleak.  Tera says,
The parents (staff members of the church) would drop the kids off early in the morning, at about 6:00 am, and would pick them up between 10:00 and midnight on a regular basis.  The majority of the kids were dressed in old, worn-out, filthy, tattered clothing and most were left with us largely unkempt and disheveled.  It was like the children were taken home out of obligation only and dropped off in the morning for us to care for and clean up.”

Scientology goes to great effort to recruit members to staff but most don’t stay because of the terrible conditions in the Sea Org.  As much as anything else this shows just how insane these people are.  If they weren’t nuts to begin with six months of Hubbard mania will do the trick.  To read the rest of Tera’s statement go here.

Published in: on April 25, 2011 at 9:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

Ex-Scientologist Story #53, “Nine Lives in Scientology”

It takes one to know one.

Monica Pignotti speaks of her time in Scientology, “The following is an account of my life in Scientology, a group I was involved in from December 1970 to August of 1976 — about 5 years and 9 months. From 1973 to 1975 I lived aboard the Flagship Apollo (“Flag”), the home of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Dianetics and Scientology. On Flag, I trained to be an auditor (a Scientology counselor). My life on Flag was a continual roller-coaster of ups and downs. One day I would receive a personal commendation from Hubbard and be held up as an example of what a Flag auditor should be and then, just months later, Hubbard would take away all my certificates and send me to the RPF (Scientology’s prison camp) for an auditing error I did not even commit. On Flag as auditors, we were under continuous pressure to be perfect, the standard of perfection being the whim of L. Ron Hubbard.”

She had this to say about the RPF, the nasty internal prison system of Scientology:

“Once Hubbard had conceived of the RPF, he had his assistants go through PC folders of everyone on board, looking for a particular E-meter read, called a rockslam. Rockslams, according to Hubbard, indicated that the person had committed high crimes against Scientology and was, therefore, psychotic. Anyone with a rockslam recorded in his folder was a candidate for the RPF. We were also given a personality test called the OCA. Anyone with a low score could also be sent to the RPF. In addition to these people, anyone who was considered to have intentions contrary to that of the group could be sent to the RPF. I can remember one woman on Hubbard’s personal household staff was sent to the RPF because he thought she was trying to poison him. Actually, she worshipped the man and would have sooner poisoned herself than him. People from the household unit were RPFed with great regularity. The closer a person was to LRH, the more likely they were to eventually be sent to the RPF.”

To read Monica’s essay, My Nine Lives in Scientology, go here:

Published in: on April 25, 2011 at 11:56 am  Leave a Comment