Friday, December 4, 2020

Killing Xenu: A Scientology Murder Mystery


Psychological thriller by Rick Verde.
An international movie star is brutally murdered. Clearwater police department dispatches Detective Botti to investigate one of the biggest Scientology churches there. Clues lead him to an equally prominent musician. Detective Botti must find his missing daughter, and catch a serial killer whose obsession is to bring down the religious fiction that is Scientology.

https://www.amazon.com/Killing-Xenu-Scientology-Murder-Mystery-ebook/dp/B07GQW1SB4/

The Scientology Murders: A Dead Detective Novel (Dead Detective Mysteries)


A 2017 police procedural novel by William Heffernan, about the Church of Scientology.
Clearwater, Florida, is the spiritual center of Scientology. A senior church leader there employs a young man who will stop at nothing to make sure the church's rules are followed - including mass murder. The cops know who is doing the killings, but are powerless to catch the murderer because the Scientology hierarchy is protecting him.
The detectives are stonewalled at every turn. Harry Doyle gets pulled into the case when his adoptive father is shot while trying to rescue a young woman from Scientology. As the bodies pile up, the Clearwater police become more desperate. When the Scientologists move the killer to Alaska, Harry Doyle and his partner follow . . .

https://www.amazon.com/Scientology-Murders-Dead-Detective-Novel/dp/1617755362/

Thursday, October 29, 2020

On space opera: The problem with Star Trek


Star Trek is an example of what L. Ron Hubbard called "space opera".
The reason the new reboots or resets or reimaginings ("Discovery", "Picard") suck so much is not because they are that bad.
It's because they are buried in their own past. They refuse to go beyond their origin. There are just NO original ideas.
Hubbard would say they are stuck in a past valence. Although Vulcans with sunglasses were sort of cool.

My first complaint with Star Trek is very simple: all these so-called alien worlds are located in our own galaxy (or as Hubbard would say "Guhlaxy").
That's just wrong. There probably is no other human-level civilization within a billion lightyears from Earth, if not much more.
To be more accurate, all these humanoid planets should be located a semi-infinite distance away.

Maybe you can only travel faster than light if you travel infinitely fast and far, entirely outside our light cone, to an onteleologically linked light cone inconceivably far away.
That could also explain the similarity between the humanoid aliens, or even why the aliens speak English, or whatever language the episode is dubbed into.
This was a real opportunity for "The Orville" to set themselves apart from Star Trek (or the space opera series that I have been personally developing for many years).
Unfortunately, producers keep ignoring the letters I write them.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Mark Rathbun explained


There has been another furious post at the blog named after senior Sea Org member Mark or Marty Rathbun:
https://markrathbun.blog/2020/10/01/monique-rathbun-vs-church-of-scientology/
Based on the writing style, the blog post was mostly written by him with OSA guidance.

In this post he makes it seem like Tony Ortega, Mike Rinder, and others are some of the most sinister and malicious individuals on this planet. These guys are truly devious conspirators, though he never actually says what they did wrong. It's mostly meaningless word salad with some factoids.
Rathbun also never hints about why he dropped his wife's lawsuit against Scientology and returned to work for them, or why he gave them confidential information from victims.
Cult watch experts suspect the purpose of his blog and videos is to eliminate his credibility as a witness against Scientology in future court proceedings.

Except this time he DID drop a hint about what happened to end the Monique Rathbun lawsuit.
It's speculated he bought his new home after January 2016 with money funneled his way by Scientology to get him to drop the lawsuit, and especially to stiff and discourage his lawyers, who took the case on a contingency basis.
Rathbun mentions in passing "I have been continuously employed in a self-employed capacity" during the lawsuit, and that he bought the home with money from this source. He never explains the nature of his self-employment activities, but he doesn't have to.
He writes it "had no connection whatsoever with anything even remotely related to Scientology", but he was working as a paid Free Zone auditor during that time. That did not pay well, since most auditing is generally ineffective therapy (some auditing has been reported to work for some people, especially at the beginning).

Rathbun was hired and derived most of his income as some sort of "consultant" for a front group not "even remotely related to Scientology" in its stated purpose, but fully funded by them. It has some nebulous mission statement like "the pursuit of truth". Expect high-priced lawyers to be involved.
Not one cent came directly from Scientology, as that would count as a settlement of the lawsuit, a percentage of which would be claimed by his fired attorneys. So everything was legal, if immoral.
At least they seem to have stopped paying him to make videos condemning cult critics, the most recent of which was posted in December 2017:
https://markrathbun.blog/2017/12/17/leah-remini-and-mike-rinder/

Monday, October 5, 2020

Post your stories about life in the Sea Org!


Or just short anecdotes to inform those who want to join later.
Life in the Sea Org has been very odd these past seven months, yet curiously unchanged at its heart. What is seven months out of a billion years?
This is a totally anonymous Blogger.com blog. No registration is required to post, just an image "captcha" thingy to verify you're not a bot.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Scientology Duality: Part Two

The retroactive illusion of time flying is caused by enduring its reverse.
During stressful times, a lot happens and many memories are created, so time can seem to crawl unbearably.
People experience tunnel vision during such ordeals. There's so much going on that they rarely look back.
Therefore, when they finally do recall stress memories, they still seem "fresh" and recent... As if not much time has passed at all.
Time can seem to pass very fast that way.

The Scientology Duality: Part One

What is "insouciance"?
You hear it a lot in Scientology groups working hard to fulfill Command Intention. It could be described as "mocking" any outside opposition or "counter intention".
However, in Scientology groups insouciance is always combined with its opposite. Strict conformity to Source (as interpreted by RTC) is always required. Insouciance could be dangerous in these conditions, so it needs to be balanced with something else.
The only thing in the universe that always gets automatic respect is pain.

Friday, July 24, 2020

What is the purpose of life?

The purpose of life is not not to die, but to evolve forever.
To even begin to have a chance at becoming immortal, you would have to find a way to back up the contents of your mind.
All this data should be migrated to a more durable medium than a human brain.
Unfortunately, we can't just plug in a USB drive. It would have to be reverse engineered.
To make a long story short, your most detailed possible diary would become your future self.

That sounds like a worthy goal to aspire to.
Record everything about yourself to fully become yourself.
Then, become a self-perpetuating logical pattern.
In the long term, this would not be religion but science.
At the moment, such a project would be entirely faith-based.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The religious problem

The most important problem in existence is the thing we least want to think about.
When you look at the big picture long enough, the phenomenon of existence becomes completely unacceptable. It's the ultimate and only cataclysm.
The number of possible horrors is absolutely unlimited, and they will only get worse without end.
True, we can reasonably expect things not to go TOO badly wrong while we're still alive.
What if there ISN'T nothing after we die, but infinitely more chaos? Why would we expect things to start making sense then?
We are barely at the beginning of an infinite journey.

Funny comic about what your life will be like as a member of the Sea Org

"Sea Org life" https://old.reddit.com/r/scientology/comments/klti98/sea_org_life/