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Going Clear - Chapter 1: The Convert 
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Fortunately, a wiser older man was able to point out inconsistencies and talk him out of it in the nick of time.


:appl: good to hear.

Suzanne wrote:
Killing people over the phone no less.


ahhh yes i've known a few with that gift :-D some of them progress to where they can do it without the phone. :lol:



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Scientology does indeed prey on people in need. I joined the military in 1976, stationed in Sacramento, CA. I was 19 and away from home for the first time. While sitting at a fast food restaurant I was approached by a pretty young lady who told me about this wonderful place I should check out and she took me there. Feeling lonely, I signed up for the basic Scientology course, figuring what's the harm. But the more I went to their "mission" the more I was persuaded to buy things I did not need. No money? No problem, I was told to take out a loan, as surely my life was worth it. I thought I was buying books for a course when all I got was a huge collection of L.Ron Hubbard books. Worthless, and out over a thousand dollars. But I was one of the "lucky" ones, as I found that many members at my base were being taken for a whole lot more. What saddened me about this experience was that the low level workers in Scientology truly seemed to be sincere, unaware that the higher ups were getting very wealthy off of their work. After a year in Scientology I can say without reservation that the program did nothing for me. For that I would need to go thru their e-meter sessions, something that I would need to invest thousands upon thousands of dollars. Fast forward today: Scientology bought an old hotel in Clearwater, FL and consistently "bullies" the town into getting their way. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a non-profit animal hospital who rescued Winter Dolphin tried to build a better facility for the animals, but Scientology fought them at every turn and won by default, as the marina just couldn't spend more money on the legal fight to acquire the land. Believe me when I say Scientolgy ruins every community where they establish a "church."



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