The Real Costs of Joining the Church of Scientology | Sapling.com

Please note that this article was taken down after the website owners/company was threatened by the sinister, insidious, law-breaking, psychological abusive CULT of Scientology, of a huge lawsuit. Therefore it has been mirrored. Too bad, ‘church’, you can’t erase what was posted to the internet.

Original URL: https://www.sapling.com/12675535/the-real-costs-of-joining-the-church-of-scientology

Suing me would prove my point, including millions more. The tekch doesn’t work, OT powers don’t exist, or I wouldn’t have typed this.

“Most of us were a little taken aback when Tom Cruise jumped on the couch on The Oprah Winfrey Show over his love for then new girlfriend, Katie Holmes. We knew he was a Scientologist, but because of the mystery surrounding the religion, we didn’t know whether any of his behavior had to do with Scientology or if he was just a bit off (don’t forget that argument with Matt Lauer about psychiatry).But the secrets of this mysterious “religion,” with celebrities like Cruise and John Travolta as the unofficial spokesmen, have been revealed over time.

First, there was a South Park episode that detailed parts of Scientology’s doctrine in 2005. It was shocking for Non-Scientologists to learn the doctrine that only Scientologists of the highest levels are privy to. This is what the big secret was? Something that could be out of a sci-fi novel? The gist is: Frozen galactic Lord Xenu sent other frozen aliens to earth 75 million years ago and put them in volcanoes. These volcanoes then exploded and now these souls float around to cling to us and cause us pain and problems in our current lives. Scientology’s aim would be to rid us of those once frozen aliens so we could become “clear.”

Which brings us to 2015 and the award winning documentary Going Clear (based on a book of the same name) that completely shredded the veil that separated the general public from the secrets of Scientology. Former members and experts –like The New Yorker writer and author of the book Going Clear, Lawrence Wright – revealed everything from the full doctrine, to disconnection (a form of shunning), to auditing, to billion year contracts minors can sign, to “the hole” as a form of punishment (it’s even worse than it sounds), and other abuses.

But this past year, it would be Leah Remini, a former Scientologist, who would focus specifically on the abuses Scientology has committed in Scientology and the Aftermath, as well as focusing on the mindset of people in the religion and why they do not leave when abused. Just this week, the show was renewed by A&E for a second season, undoubtedly making some parts of Hollywood very unhappy.

Whether Scientology is a religion or a cult is debatable (and people do debate it). But one thing that differentiates it from other religions is the cost. You must pay to “move up the bridge.” Scientology also makes certain promises at each level, motivating people to pay to move up “the bridge” and even pressuring people to pay to “to help save the planet.” So, what does it cost if you aren’t a celebrity but want to be a Scientologist? And what do you get for your money?

Remini has claimed she has spent millions of dollars, but that the average person pays over a quarter of a million dollars in their lifetime (as well as spending hours each day studying their teachings).

The books

There are twelve basic books a Scientologist needs to buy. These cost about $4,000. But there is a catch. Every time there is an update to the books (as in oh, we missed this part of L. Ron Hubbard’s writings last time but now it’s fixed), a Scientologist needs to buy a new set. Apparently, this happens quite often. There is also pressure to buy sets to donate to libraries as well as to buy CDs and lectures from the now deceased founder’s, L. Ron Hubbard, teachings.

Scientology 101

The most basic level courses can cost as little as $15 to $35. Remini says these courses are used to hook people so that eventually they will pay a much steeper price to reach higher levels in the religion. Frankly, it’s good business sense not to ask for much at the beginning. It’s only once people are fully entrenched that the bills start to mount.

The Bridge

In order to become “clear” and reach complete spiritual enlightenment, one has to climb “The Bridge to Total Freedom.” These courses are about $650 each but there are a lot of them and they can also require hours of studying. Some courses, Remini claims, require studying from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m seven days a week.

The upside? Once you get to the higher levels like Remini did, you’re promised that you can move things with your mind or even cure cancer. Former members, like Remini, claim they never experienced such this, though.

Auditing

The simplest way to explain auditing is to call it therapy, but that is not wholly accurate. It involves a machine called the E-Meter (which is technically one-half of a lie detector test) that Scientologists believe has the capability to measure the mass of thoughts.

The auditor is able to read the E-Meter to tell if an individual is “clear” or not. The church charges around $800 per hour and auditing is a necessary part of moving up The Bridge. You can’t skip it.

The church may also require you to do extra auditing if they think you are committing “transgressions.” Many types of religions require you to make amends or confess if you have erred or sinned. But they don’t charge you $800 an hour to do it. By the way, it may be $800 an hour but a minimum session is two and a half hours long.

And that’s just the bare bones. Members are pressured to give to certain Scientology causes and to constantly continue up the bridge. Once you reach the highest levels, you would still require auditing.

Since the Church of Scientology has tax exemption status – hence their do or die rally against the IRS in the 1993 – their coffers are full AF of cash they don’t have to pay taxes on. If you think it’s messed up, then don’t miss Leah Remini’s next season of Scientology and the Aftermath. According to Remini and the victims on the show, the money is the smallest abuse this “church” commits against its followers.”


SIMPLE 10 STEP SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THOSE WHO WITH THE COURAGE TO BEAR WITNESS TO THE ABUSES OF THE €HURCH OF $CIENTOLOGY (HOW IT WORKS)

Shared this from a friend on facebook:

1. One of your so called ‘friends’ or ‘family members’ reports you to ‘ethics’ in their local ‘org’ (otherwise known as throwing you under a bus in exchange for their ‘eternal freedom’) because you have said or done something contrary to some ‘real’ or imagined laws within the cult. Usually evidence that you’ve had an ‘aha’ moment and are onto them. Yikes!

2. The ‘Church’ culls your files (including any information in your ‘confessionals’ and ‘personal’ interviews and interrogates everyone you know for ‘incriminating evidence’ of your anti-Scientology activities. If they don’t recall such activities their memories are nudged into the right direction (squeal on your loved one or else).

3. All of the information is collected together and now goes to ‘OSA’ (Office of Special Affairs (AKA CIA headquarters) as you have now been adjudicated to be a ‘threat’.

4. A full ‘handling’ program will be written up which will include pulling in your ‘friends’ and family members and giving them instructions on what needs to be done. Such instructions are given under the threat of further ‘ethics or justice’ actions (punishment) for ‘non-compliance’.

5. You are called in under duress of ‘ethics or justice’ actions (whichever will terrify you into compliance faster) or your relatives are called in and ordered to go and ‘handle you’ under the same conditions of duress.

6. CONDITIONAL: (unlikely unless you really are a massochist). You report in the the ‘Church’ for your handling and are given a stack of super sekrit files all about ‘the bad guys’ who are either ‘religious bigots’, ‘bitter defrocked apostates’, ‘squirrels’ (if you’re in on the lingo), ‘hate groups’ or failing everything else some ‘Anonymous’ or someone being financed by ‘big pharma’. Meanwhile you are hammered about your ‘unethical’ or ‘suppressive’ behavior and threatened and badgered into getting back with the program. If at all possible at this point they will try to get you on an E-Meter. Easy to avoid if you just say you’re not a Scientologist so there’s no reason for you to hang onto their silly contraption.

6. KEEPING IT REAL: You tell the ‘Church’ in no uncertain terms to fuck off. Now they’ve got nothing. What are they going to do? Declare you? All they can do is continue to hound and pound any living relative into getting you to STFU and get inline with the program using continued threats.

7. Some go away quietly at this point wanting no further trouble. As long as their friends and relatives stay with the program and disconnect or keep you under control everything is fine and dandy. However some people choose to use their ‘God-given right’ to speak freely about their thoughts, feelings and experience regarding their experiences with the ‘Church’ and decide to do so. For some this is a vital part of the ‘healing’.

8. The OSA machinery goes into full swing. If you’ve made too much ‘noise’ and people are starting to listen to you OSA fabricates a story about you to feed to their sheeple so there is no chance they will start to wake up and leave. As ‘Members of the Church’ have very limited access to real world information (the reading of non-‘Church approved’ literature or media is strictly forbidden) then this is often enough to keep the ‘flock’ from straying. If you’ve been really naughty you may at this point earn yourself the golden ticket – an excommunication notice written on bright yellow paper and hidden in a drawer so no-one finds out they’ve done it – kind of defeats the purpose really but they take it out once in a while and proudly announce that they’ve discovered that you are part devil and part lunatic and THAT’s why you hate the ‘church’ (not because they tried to destroy your life or take your children away).

9. If you continue to be a pest for the ‘Church’ don’t be surprised to suddenly ‘discover’ some quote from Karin (big fat liar) Pouw (current puppet – erm I mean ‘spokesperson’ for the ‘Church of Scientology’) saying that you’ve been recruited by David Love or me or Marty Rathbun or some faction of Anonymous and you’re all being paid by ‘Eli Lilly’. Yup. they’re THAT insane. If you’re considered very high risk they will hire lunatics to film you, follow you, surveille you, send agents to make friends with and get ‘close’ to you and hack into your email and phone – all in a desperate bid to find your ‘hidden crimes’ and ‘sexual perversions’ (like anyone on planet earth is an angel and anyone else cares less). They demand that ‘friends’ or ‘family’ members still in ‘good standiing’ act as spies and report back to them on your activities in order to maintain their status.
The ultimate plan is to destroy you utterly – financially, emotionally and physically.
I have a first hand report from an ex OSA agent that the actual physical death of a ‘critic’ was cause for champaign celebrations among OSA staff members when he was inside.

10. You beat the ‘Church’ to a pulp simply by exposing them for the lying sack of shit scum bags that they are and they go off and sulk and stand in a corner calling you mean names. Meanwhile you find you have lost a high percentage of your ‘friends’ and possibly ‘family’ and worse you find you have been betrayed by people you once trusted. It can be heartbreaking. BUT you’ve made it out alive and sane and you suddenly find somewhere along the line that you’ve made new friends – REAL friends who have stuck by you through it all. And you realize you’re not alone. And it’s easy to fight back and win 🙂 xxx

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Scientology – Why I got out (the video that the church/cult is trying to eradicate like the tom cruise video)

TOO BAD SCIENTOLOGY!! YOU ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE THAT VIDEO OFF OF THE INTERNET YOU SCUM SCAMMING BASTARDS!!! You tried with the tom cruise video and that didn’t work, NOW YOU CAN’T WITH THIS ONE!! To the public: Download and re-upload this video using popular services such as keepvid.com, video downloadhelper (firefox addon).

DO NOT LET THE CULT TAKE IT DOWN!

We are Anonymous
We are Legion
We do not Forgive
We do not Forget

Expect us.

VIDEO:

Scientology – Why I got out

MORE direct links

Scientology – Why I got out

Scientology – Why I Got Out

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Scientology Toronto leaks twice in a row, Protest at new temporary and current mOrg’s to piss off the ronbots!

So yeah, it basically started off with two leaks that happened on the exact same day that I spotted in the misdelivered/junk mail to be disposed folder outside the lobby. I always seem to be curious as to what’s in there. Sometimes there are free samples, like tea, which I pocketed. Why waste it eh? This time it was two envelopes packed full of SCIENTOLOGY INTERNAL INFORMATION!

I excitedly grabbed them out of the folder that’s mounted on the wall and took pictures as I was opening each one and sorting each detailed piece out. Then after I took photos of every single one of them, I quickly used the same digital camera that wants to be a D-SLR and did a fly-by of every single piece in video form. As soon as that was done, I got to running each piece through the monochrome scanner. I only had to redo two pieces due to it getting stuck and skewing the image.

Then I got to uploading ALL of the photos and scanned images, then worked on stitching each video clip together. That took a few hours to do, but it was worth it. Then, it got uploaded to the internet and embedded on the whyweprotest.net forums. After which… Surprise surprise, a recon photo/video shoot was had, and a double solo protest was held, basically being hit and miss with another lovely anonymous protester.

There was allot of garbage/rubble/rubbish/trash/junk that nobody would want due to it getting rained on and possibly having bed bugs in or on it. But whoever grabs it, I won’t. I took photos of all of it, videos of all of it. The org is a fucking mess last I saw it. They’ve got to downsize it to ensure everything fits in the tiny peter street mOrg. They might just get charged for dumping OR littering, if they don’t dispose of it properly. BWAHAHAHA to them if they do, which I hope they get FINED.

We both had our fun! The cult got so pissed off! I got into their faces a few times, the cops were called and after switching to plan B in a snap, they glared at the cult of scientology for wasting their time yet AGAIN, twice in the same day!! Hmm, they even think that they own the public sidewalk that people walk on each day. Ha. I’ll show them next time, unmasked, I’ll enturbulate their asses hard as an SP who use an I DON’T GIVE A FUCK attitude, but in a friendly, polite, civilized manner.

The one thing I hate is violence towards anybody. I don’t care if they try and fair game me. I give fake names all the time, same for fake addresses and no phone numbers. They (OSA) will have a ball with me. Being the random and viral video blogger that doesn’t quite get noticed too often or appreciated, I’ll sure get noticed soon enough. Scilons will help make it big. 😄

Thanks for reading. Video links follow this blog entry.


Scientology Toronto made a big mistake! Dox haz been
dropped for you all to consume!


Toronto Church (Cult) of $cientology recon – 696 Yonge
and 77 Peter Street mOrgs


December 8, 2012 – Double Scientology Solo Flash Raid –
Piss ’em off moar!


Free scientology garbage at the toronto Morg

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Speaking out against the dangerous cult of $cientology, message to SP’s, EX’s and critics with humor too!

The video: http://www.viddler.com/v/7b011c65

There isn’t much I have to say after this. Just watch it and enjoy.

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Protesting for 5 hours against the CULT OF SCIENTOLOGY of Toronto

Okay, here is the video, and the photos which follow near the end of the video, which I snapped. Lots were talked about, but things were missed due to the camera misbehaving sort of, but as long as I got allot of the discussion, that was important.