posted on Jan, 30 2007 @ 09:15 AM
For anyone wanting to view the presentation, it DOES show dead people from car accidents and apparently one person who's skin was burned off in a
There are several books out there about scandals in scientology, but the organization actively works to supress them. Members who leave scientology
often get harrassed, and people in 'the free zone', which are people practicing hubbards scientology outside of the official church corporation, are
Scientology is a cult, and like most cults, people've died while inside it.
As far as I can tell, it basically started when hubbard, a science fiction writer, came to beleive that psychology doesn't explain a person's
behaviour, but rather Engrams do. Hubbard didn't invent engrams (that is to say, one can't claim that he 'made it up' or anything liek that). He
claimed that a person in fetal stages of their life could 'pick up' engrams, ideas that get nearly hardwired into their brains, and dictate their
actions. Similar to how some newly hatched birds will 'imprint' onto any largish animal around them for a while and follow it around. Hubbard
beleived that engrams were responsible for our psychological problems, our bad habits, depression, not reaching our potential, etc. He beleived that
he ahd found a process by which a person could have their engrams revealed, and then done away with, similar to how a psychologist will have a session
The problem is that the idea of engrams, especially hubbards absurd forumulation of them, is bunk. Its literally bad science fiction. And from it
seems to have grown the whole panopoly of scientological beleifs, that engrams are alien spirits, that there is an evil overlord called Xenu, becoming
'clear', that hubbard is super-human, etc.
Hubbard also wrote "Dianetics", which is appparently 'scientology lite', less of the weird theology, more of the engrams and auditing.