For the first time ever, a look inside the most secure room in the world. Not Disney's Club 33
. Not the White House Situation Room
or the Gold Vault
at Fort Knox. Welcome to the OT VIII Course Room
aboard the Church of Scientology's flagship MV Freewinds
. This room is the only place (on this planet at least) where you can read an authorized copy of Scientology's highest level.
A 15-year-old in London is being prosecuted
for holding a sign
calling Scientology a "cult", during a peaceful demonstration (0:55-1:40)
. The teenager refused to back down, quoting a 1984 high court ruling from Mr Justice Latey, in which he described the Church of Scientology as a "cult" ... The City of London police came under fire two years ago when it emerged that more than 20 officers, ranging from constable to chief superintendent, had accepted gifts worth thousands of pounds from the Church of Scientology. The City of London Chief Superintendent, Kevin Hurley, praised Scientology for "raising the spiritual wealth of society" during the opening of its headquarters in 2006. Last year a video praising Scientology emerged featuring Ken Stewart, another of the City of London's chief superintendents via
The Beginner's Guide to L Ron Hubbard.
A surprisingly sympathetic look at the cultists
everyone loves to hate. Or more specifically their slightly less crazy splinter church.
It might not be funny,
but it's true. An educational episode of South Park, via Waxy.org.
Scientologists accused of misrepresenting themselves during the terror attack crisis
This cult filled with terrible people (at the top) and saps below. Note the service they claim to provide during the crisis. The problem is that in America (unlike German, say) any one claiming to be religious gets away with whatever madness or evil they want.
Does "Battlefield Earth" make anyone else nervous?
The film has a deep connection to the church of Scientology - an organization that has seen a certain amount of controversy (though I don't wish to belittle the belief system of anyone). This connection seems to have gone unnoticed. Is there cause for concern when a heavily marketed film is surreptiously tied to an organized religion?