Ex-Scientologist story #308, Joe Harrington, “Scamisdat” and more.

Joe Harrington (lt.) with Wes Fager.

 

Joe Harrington spent more than two decades in Scientology.  When the time came for him to leave he did but instead of just pursuing his ordinary interests he devoted a large part of his life to exposing the cult for the sham it is.  I remember reading Joe’s posts to the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology in the mid to later 1990’s.  Things back then are a far cry from where they are now.  At that time Scientology was actively fighting the internet and trying very hard to control the flow of information about their evil doings.  People were being sued all over the place for copyright infringement and the cult was using the law in order to raid people’s homes.  It was like living in the wild west back then with some evil bandits taking over the town.  But the former members and critics fought back, Joe posted my thoughtful and informative posts.  The a new gunslinger was heard of : Scamisdat.  This guy posted some of the most secret top-level OT courses on newsgroups.  Scientology went bonkers at the time trying to find out who was doing this; but they never did find out who it was.  In fact it was not until Joe Harrington was dead that it was revealed that he was Scamisdat.  In all of this he was sustained by his wife Birgitta who had a story of her own to tell when it came to Scientology.  https://androvillans.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/ex-scientologist-story-194-birgitta-dagnell-dsa-europe-fights-pidgeons-for-breakfast/

It was not Joe’s stories from when he was on the inside that attracted people’s attention, no, it was his well-reasoned and carefully documented observations about Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard that caught so much attention.  I am going to give you a sample of this, here is something that Joe posted online.

From: Joe Harrington <joeharr@worldnet.att.net>
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: More of Hubbard’s views on Islam and Christianity
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 1997 18:06:38 -0400

More of Hubbard’s views on religions

In an earlier essay I wrote about some of Hubbard’s essays on  Christianity and other religions. This covered the period from  1959 to the now infamous OT8 document of 1980.

Researching further, I found some of his earliest remarks from the Philadelphia Doctorate Course (PDC) tapes, which were  delivered in Philadelphia, PA in Dec 1952.  The series covers 62  taped lectures. Students on the OT8 course listen to all these  tapes as part of their OT8 initiation.

On 9 Dec 1952, Hubbard lectured on “Whats wrong with This Universe: Working Package for the Auditor”.  Hubbard describes some of the  “between lifes” implants that supposedly occurs to everyone after  they die. In his later writings, Hubbard claimed that all religions  came from “implants”.

He describes the apparent origins of the Islam religion:   “He finds this enormous stone hanging suspended in the middle of  the room. This is an incident called the Emanator. By the way,  and this thing is, by the way, the source of the Mohammedan Lodestone  that they have hanging down there that – when Mohammed decided to  be a good small-town booster in Kansas, Middle East, or something  of that sort. By the way, the only reason he mocked that thing up
is the trade wasn’t good in his home town. That’s right. You read  the life of Mohammed. And he’s got a black one and it’s sort of  hung between the ceiling and the floor and, I don’t know, it –  maybe it’s called a casbah or something. Anyway, that thing is a  mockup of the Emanator. The Emanator is bright, not black.”

Hubbard is apparently referring to the shrine at Mecca, the birthplace  of Mohammed. Lodestone is magnetized magnetite. In the glossary for the tape transcripts the Emanator is further defined:  Emanator: “Now and then your preclear is found “stuck” in the  Emanator. This is a large, glowing body of radioactive material  which hangs magically in thin air, a sort of god, an all-knower.  Its out-pulse puts one into a trance.”

Hubbard’s later writings, in the 1960’s, and especially in the 1980    OT8 document, assert that Christianity was also an implant. In this    1952 tape he states:

“You’ll find out thousands of years before the year one A.D.   earth, you will have facsimiles and dolls made up like Christ.    FAC One a million years ago is occasionally rigged with Christ,    and the devil and an angel. It’s a fascinating thing, it’s an old game.”

A facsimile is a mental image picture, recorded in the mind.   Hubbard described FAC One as probably a supersonic shot in the   forehead, chest and stomach, incapacitating and reducing the   size and function of the pineal gland.

Hubbard described the presence of Christ on earth:

“Here on earth there was undoubtedly a Christ. Well, one of the    reasons he was – he swept in so suddenly and he would go forward    so hard is he had a good assist back of him in terms of an    implant. All right.”

In several taped lectures made in England in the 1960’s,  Hubbard stated that an alien space organization, called the
Markab Confederacy implanted their own troops before they sent  them off on missions. Hubbard claimed the Scientology  organizational structure was modeled after the Galactic  Confederation, of which he was a part of. In the infamous OT8  document of 1980, Hubbard wrote that Christ was a Markabian  agent, and Hubbard was a high-ranking official in the Galactic  Patrol.

Hubbard’s diagnosed the problem of preclears who closely identified with the Christ persona:
“What they’ve done is picked up an implant phrase and done a  mock-up on it. They can do – they can do this. They pick up some  kind of an implant or some kind of a terrible upset or a   conviction of some sort or another, and then they’ll go ahead  and, my Lord, they’ll carry that cross clear up to the top of  Golgotha and get themselves nailed on it. And very few of them go  to the point of getting the gallbladder stuffed in their mouth or  something like that – little Christian niceties – but, they will  be just about as good as this; as they know about Christ.

Here is something about Joe’s passing: http://www.lermanet.com/exit/joeharrington.htm

 

 

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