Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

by Rufus T. Firefly 9 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Rufus T. Firefly
    Rufus T. Firefly

    I hope this link works for everyone. If you can watch this video, I think you will find it very interesting how closely Scientology resembles the Watchtower Society. For example, the Watchtower's 'apostates' equate to Scientology's 'suppressives.'


  • berrygerry
    Just to be clear.
  • Finkelstein

    It is known that when a high profile Scientologist has marital problems leading to divorce, they take the side of the most strongest member. Sceintologists aren't suppose have problems in their lives because their members are suppose to have such strong grasp of happinesses and understanding of themselves , particularly when they've reached the highest level of indoctrination.

    ........ and they do impose shunning on to past members who are apposed to their teachings.

  • Rufus T. Firefly
    Rufus T. Firefly

    The Watchtower's 'disfellowshipping' equates to Scientology's 'disconnection.'

    As with all cults, a complete nobody can join and become a somebody, finally achieving the sense of belonging to something, of having peers, regardless of how ridiculous it may be.

  • Vidiot
    I often think of Scientology is the WTS's freaky-ass sci-fi mirror-universe doppelganger.
  • cofty
    Mormons need somebody to laugh at.
  • Magnum
    Thanks, just watched a little bit and am now downloading a copy to take with me and listen to later.
  • scary21

    I noticed they also love numbers.They keep track of many things and tally up the numbers weekly so the higher ups can view them.

  • Fernando

    It seems on Sun 29 Mar 2015 the movie "Going Clear: Scientology and the prison of belief" starts showing on HBO in the USA:


    A search on JWC reveals it may be based on, or inspired by, an earlier book by the name "Going Clear":



  • 88JM

    Will certainly make for an interesting documentary.

    Apparently Louis Theroux has been working on a documentary about it for quite a while too.

    Was listening Joe Rogan's podcast with him and they were discussing how the Scientology cult first seems to get all the dirt they can on someone (under the premise of confessing sins type of thing etc.) then they can use that to blackmail people when they threaten to leave. I hadn't considered the obvious cases like Tom Cruise and John Travolta where it looks like they were threatened to be outed as gay to keep them in the cult.

    Louis Theroux discussing it here from about 2:31:25:


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