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    Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Reddit AMA Special Monday 10/9c A&E

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    wow. Some good questions asked.
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    I am obsessed with this series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeSommers View Post
    I am obsessed with this series.

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    I would like to thank tlcya for starting this thread. I am obsessed as well. I have always been curious about this so called "religion," But my interest really peaked when Tom Cruise stated that there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance, and that Matt didn't know the history of Psychiatry, and HE did. Matt was talking about depression, and Tom turned it into Adderall for children. SMH and then called Matt glib. LOL what a That and Tom jumping on Oprah's couch convinced me he might need a little Prozac himself.

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    Since Cruise spewed his stuff with Matt, about Brooke Shields, did the couch-dancing thing on Oprah, I have absolutely refuse to watch any movie he's in. I will not give one red cent to that arrogant lunatic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dmacky View Post
    I would like to thank tlcya for starting this thread. I am obsessed as well. I have always been curious about this so called "religion," But my interest really peaked when Tom Cruise stated that there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance, and that Matt didn't know the history of Psychiatry, and HE did. Matt was talking about depression, and Tom turned it into Adderall for children. SMH and then called Matt glib. LOL what a That and Tom jumping on Oprah's couch convinced me he might need a little Prozac himself.


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    I picked up a L. Ron Hubbard book in the 70's when I was 20. It was the craziest most cult-like thing I ever read. I thought, how can an ordinary man, such as the author,believe he has more power than God? I am spiritual. It is within me, and bringsme peace and happiness. It didnít cost me a dime, and I didnít go through theseoutrageous abuses these members went through. Iíve never understoodhow people could buy into such a thing? Iím very happy Leah is doing thisseries for exposure to this cult.Earlythis year, I started receiving mailings from Scientology. Strange, I thought.In my 63 years Iíve never received one before, let alone three in less than ayear. They were recruitment-like. I thought this was all just weird until Iheard of and started watching Leahís show. I now wonder if it is because of hershow. Are they so afraid of losing members that they are trying to get newones? One wouldnít think that this gigantic corporation would have to worryabout money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaMac View Post
    I picked up a L. Ron Hubbard book in the 70's when I was 20. It was the craziest most cult-like thing I ever read. I thought, how can an ordinary man, such as the author,believe he has more power than God? I am spiritual. It is within me, and bringsme peace and happiness. It didn’t cost me a dime, and I didn’t go through theseoutrageous abuses these members went through. I’ve never understoodhow people could buy into such a thing? I’m very happy Leah is doing thisseries for exposure to this cult.Earlythis year, I started receiving mailings from Scientology. Strange, I thought.In my 63 years I’ve never received one before, let alone three in less than ayear. They were recruitment-like. I thought this was all just weird until Iheard of and started watching Leah’s show. I now wonder if it is because of hershow. Are they so afraid of losing members that they are trying to get newones? One wouldn’t think that this gigantic corporation would have to worryabout money.
    Can you think of anything you may have done recently where they could have gotten you on their mailing list? Maybe through purchasing something on an internet site or visiting a site where you had to register and they sold the mailing list to them?

    It is scary how mailing lists get sold from one company to another. Its one reason why I hate to register anywhere online because it seems as soon as I do then I start receiving telemarketing calls or other mailed solicitations.

    As a funny example I recently went to a Captain Crunch cereal website to see if I "won" a prize. LOL And of course I had to register to see if my cereal box code number matched the winning prize code. I knew I would not win and I was foolish for even trying but this one day curiosity got the best of me and I checked it out. Right afterwards I started to get strange mailed solicitations for all sorts of strange offers in the mail. I knew right away where they got my address. Captain Crunch sold the mailing list to everyone in the world. LMAO
    Im gonna sink the Ole Capn's ship if I ever see him. LOL

    I also find it scary how when I do purchase something online how ads pop up for similar products as I surf the net. They must have "cookies" that know what I purchased. Pretty scary stuff how they steal people's personal information. I am sure its in the fine print when I ordered the product that I did give permission for them to do that.

    Its almost impossible to avoid letting our information get out to marketers because we then would not be able to do anything. We would have to lock ourselves in our homes and never come out and throw our computers in the trash. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by LayzeeDayzee View Post
    Since Cruise spewed his stuff with Matt, about Brooke Shields, did the couch-dancing thing on Oprah, I have absolutely refuse to watch any movie he's in. I will not give one red cent to that arrogant lunatic.
    ITA. I have never watched another of his movies since that time. He absolutely makes my skin crawl.

    Normally, I do not hold an artists personal or political views against them. Loretta Lynn campaigns for George W Bush? She is still one of the greatest talents of her generation and I will never stop listening to her music. She has a right to her political views, like everyone else.

    But, there is a point where I know I cannot ever enjoy anything they produce. Rapists like Cosby, Child molesters, whom I will refrain from naming since his death moved him back to sainthood for some, or arrogant pigs like Cruise. Never.

    OTOH, I kinda love Katie Holmes for blindsiding him exactly as he blindsided Nicole. Karma is an awesome thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chlban View Post
    ITA. I have never watched another of his movies since that time. He absolutely makes my skin crawl.

    Normally, I do not hold an artists personal or political views against them.
    Loretta Lynn campaigns for George W Bush? She is still one of the greatest talents of her generation and I will never stop listening to her music. She has a right to her political views, like everyone else.

    But, there is a point where I know I cannot ever enjoy anything they produce. Rapists like Cosby, Child molesters, whom I will refrain from naming since his death moved him back to sainthood for some, or arrogant pigs like Cruise. Never.

    OTOH, I kinda love Katie Holmes for blindsiding him exactly as he blindsided Nicole. Karma is an awesome thing.
    You succinctly put into words what I have been thinking and could not figure out how to convey. You hit the nail on the head for me too.

    I normally try enjoy actors and musicians for their talent and if they have views different than mine then I try not to hold it against them and just enjoy their talent. But you are so right that there is a line that if they cross it for me then I simply cannot enjoy them anymore.

    Thank you for expaining it so well.


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    Its funny how some of these celebrities were probably praying to God to get that first acting role or that major role in a big movie.

    But as soon as they hit a certain threshold. They somehow get transformed to this Science religion thing.

    Plus they pay big bucks as well.

    Anyways. To each their own.
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    Scientology has been a concern of mine for decades. I am proud of KH for taking her young daughter, SC, to NYC away from that S stuff TC is caught up into up to his ears.

    "This is the first, and thus far only, drone flight over the secret Scientology base near Twin Peaks, CA. This base has a vault containing all the works of L. Ron Hubbard etched onto steel plates. It is part of a series covering all of the major Scientology bases in the Western USA. This video was created for use in documentaries and may be used by anyone without credit or restrictions."


    Got my SIL a fairly nice drone for Christmas as he's an architect and flies private jets for fun and business so figured he'd find a use for it.

    This LRH Scientology project came onto the scene as a cult religion before my time. He turned science into a religion, the only new religion of the twenty first century, then he authored the book Dianetics to become wealthy. I read RHs book, Dianetics, back in the early 80s, out of curiosity.

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    LRH's grandson, Jamie DeWolf, is amazing in the video at this link by declaring his manic depressive disorder and being asked if mental illness ran in his family. He said, "Yes! Yes, it does!"
    Hello. His grandfather is LRH.

    http://www.upworthy.com/l-ron-hubbar...gy-started-eek

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    Quote Originally Posted by DexterMorgan View Post
    They somehow get transformed to this Science religion thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by DeDee View Post
    He turned science into a religion, the only new religion of the twenty first century, then he authored the book Dianetics to become wealthy.
    Please do not refer to science this way. It has nothing to do with actual science.

    Before founding Scientology, LRH was famous for numerous things including a poor military record and particularly for writing pulp science fiction. His science fiction wasn't very good. His claims about interplanetary travel and disembodied spirits being part of humanity's origin are implausibly bad.

    Furthermore, Scientology is definitely not the only new religion of the 21st century.
    Here's a list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ious_movements

    Without looking at that list, I can name one famous religion that started in the last 10 years: Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It's a parody religion but it's still a religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elwyn5150 View Post
    Please do not refer to science this way. It has nothing to do with actual science.

    Before founding Scientology, LRH was famous for numerous things including a poor military record and particularly for writing pulp science fiction. His science fiction wasn't very good. His claims about interplanetary travel and disembodied spirits being part of humanity's origin are implausibly bad.
    ^^snip

    Although the published book title includes the word “science” - Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, many scientists would certainly disagree that LRH’s Dianetics book is based at all on actual ‘science’.

    The original 1950 published Dianetics book is classified in the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (LOC) as RC461
    R - - MEDICINE
    C - - AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
    https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/holdin...&bibId=6489625

    Later book publications of Dianetics are classified in LOC as BP605
    B - - PHILOSOPHY, PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGION
    P - - LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
    https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search...=0&recCount=25

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    Quote Originally Posted by elwyn5150 View Post
    Please do not refer to science this way. It has nothing to do with actual science.

    Before founding Scientology, LRH was famous for numerous things including a poor military record and particularly for writing pulp science fiction. His science fiction wasn't very good. His claims about interplanetary travel and disembodied spirits being part of humanity's origin are implausibly bad.

    Furthermore, Scientology is definitely not the only new religion of the 21st century.
    Here's a list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ious_movements

    Without looking at that list, I can name one famous religion that started in the last 10 years: Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It's a parody religion but it's still a religion.
    Okay. David didn't want his father revived while about to die, supposedly due to the beliefs of the church.

    Wink wink.

    Plus Davids wife was forced to exile due to xyz bull crap. Lol

    Wink wink.

    So whats next?

    The broke parishioners have to hand over their daughters or pay a fine.

    Come on. Lol
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