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THE TRANSCENDENTAL ENGINEERS: THE FICTIONAL ORIGINS OF A MODERN RELIGION HUGH ALAN DOUGLAS SPENCER (THESIS) 1981 McMASTER UNIVERSITY This thesis by Hugh A.D. Spencer has been cited on very few occasions over the past several decades … BoingBoing and Scientology Books and Media were those sites that gave it more than mere mention. It seems appropriate to bring […]

Is truth to be obtained from secret religious texts without a second thought? A Galactic Confederacy populated with exact duplicates of earth dwellers, a tyrannical overlord ridding his planets of overpopulation, trillions of people subjected to illegal tax audits, captured and destined to spend eternity as dreaded body-hugging spirits on a distant planet … and […]

Totally photoshopped from the original by Herbert Rose Barraud, Oxford Street, London. Public Domain version. Grand Poobah from Wikipedia: Grand Poobah is a satirical term derived from the name of the haughty character Pooh-Bah in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (1885).[1] In this comic opera, Pooh-Bah holds numerous exalted offices, including “First Lord of the Treasury, Lord Chief […]

The website of Scientology’s Volunteer Ministers, detailing their latest “news,” is shown in this screen capture today, March 30, 2023, at 12:03 MST. According to their stated mission… Volunteer Ministers work with public servants in their own communities, helping to improve conditions right at home. Their information and training centers are bright yellow tents open […]

Read: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power (Time Magazine, 1991) Excerpts … The Church of Scientology, started by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard to “clear” people of unhappiness, portrays itself as a religion. In reality the church is a hugely profitable global racket that survives by intimidating members and critics in a Mafia-like manner. At times […]

The Scientology Story (Los Angeles Times series) by Joel Sappell and Robert W. Welkos A six-part series on the Church of Scientology, the controversial religion founded by the late author L. Ron Hubbard. Since its creation nearly four decades ago, Scientology has grown into a worldwide movement that, in recent months, has spent millions of dollars […]