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Britain’s secret mission to expose Scientology leader as ‘fraud’
Posted: 07 August 2009 12:22 PM   [ Ignore ]
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British diplomats compiled evidence 30 years ago that the founder of Scientology, L Ron Hubbard, was a “fraud”, according to National Archive papers.

Whitehall officials discovered the science-fiction writer, who invented a religion now followed by celebrities such as Tom Cruise, awarded himself a PhD from a sham college he had acquired in California.

The information was gathered in secret by workers at the British consulate in Los Angeles on behalf of the government, which feared a libel action following its 1968 decision to ban followers from entering Britain to visit the sect’s headquarters in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

The documents show Britain was not alone in probing Scientology. The dossier of evidence, gathered during the 1970s, included the extraordinary claim by an American official that the sect had sent bogus doctors to hypnotise a legal investigator and declare him

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Posted: 07 August 2009 01:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hubbard started Scientology as a bet to make money. I don’t think declaring him a fraud would be that difficult.

Seeing as the group uses an “attack the attacker” mentality, Britain might be in for some unpleasantness. Some of the Scientologist plans for revenge are like something James Bond villains would come up with. Fortunately, they don’t come through (near as I’ve known).

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Posted: 07 August 2009 02:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Posted: 08 August 2009 12:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Should be amusing to watch the fallout from this one…

I think it hilarious that a nation which recognizes ‘Jedi’ as a religion takes one look at $cientologits and tells them where to stuff it.

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Posted: 08 August 2009 01:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Robin Bobcat - 08 August 2009 04:50 AM

I think it hilarious that a nation which recognizes ‘Jedi’ as a religion takes one look at $cientologits and tells them where to stuff it.

Well, I think that if the Jedi started a whole “pay huge amounts of money for every single item or service” program the way Scientology did, then they might be less well thought of.

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Posted: 08 August 2009 07:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Accipiter - 08 August 2009 05:04 AM
Robin Bobcat - 08 August 2009 04:50 AM

I think it hilarious that a nation which recognizes ‘Jedi’ as a religion takes one look at $cientologits and tells them where to stuff it.

Well, I think that if the Jedi started a whole “pay huge amounts of money for every single item or service” program the way Scientology did, then they might be less well thought of.

Exactly! The only ‘organised’ Jedi that I know of are two blokes in a garage in Wales…

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Posted: 09 August 2009 12:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Madmouse - 08 August 2009 11:43 AM
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Robin Bobcat - 08 August 2009 04:50 AM

I think it hilarious that a nation which recognizes ‘Jedi’ as a religion takes one look at $cientologits and tells them where to stuff it.

Well, I think that if the Jedi started a whole “pay huge amounts of money for every single item or service” program the way Scientology did, then they might be less well thought of.

Exactly! The only ‘organised’ Jedi that I know of are two blokes in a garage in Wales…

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Posted: 09 August 2009 07:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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ZeldaQueen - 07 August 2009 05:58 PM

Hubbard started Scientology as a bet to make money. I don’t think declaring him a fraud would be that difficult.

Seeing as the group uses an “attack the attacker” mentality, Britain might be in for some unpleasantness. Some of the Scientologist plans for revenge are like something James Bond villains would come up with. Fortunately, they don’t come through (near as I’ve known).

Britain is safe. They may have plans on par with Bond villains. We have Bond.

Bond > Evil machinations of shadowy totalitarian organisations bent on world domination.

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Posted: 09 August 2009 02:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Renquist - 09 August 2009 11:04 AM
ZeldaQueen - 07 August 2009 05:58 PM

Hubbard started Scientology as a bet to make money. I don’t think declaring him a fraud would be that difficult.

Seeing as the group uses an “attack the attacker” mentality, Britain might be in for some unpleasantness. Some of the Scientologist plans for revenge are like something James Bond villains would come up with. Fortunately, they don’t come through (near as I’ve known).

Britain is safe. They may have plans on par with Bond villains. We have Bond.

Bond > Evil machinations of shadowy totalitarian organisations bent on world domination.

Of course, that would require ZeldaQueen to get nekkid for him at some point.  And he’d mess up and end up with somebody important being killed.  But the big explosion at the end of it would be all impressive.

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