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Scientology Family Tragedy
The Jeremy Perkins case emphasizes all the things which are terribly wrong with Scientology. In defending their beliefs, the Buffalo spokesperson somehow entirely ignores the tragic circumstances of Ellie Perkins' death at the hand of her untreated and schizophrenic son.
It's very revealing that Ms. Reger avoids the entire issue by regurgitating Scientology's predigested party line; "Psychiatry attacks us because they know our technology works," said Teresa Reger of East Aurora, president of the Buffalo church.
Excuse me, but the Jeremy Perkins case clearly demonstrates that the "technology" does not, in fact, work. Ironically, the osteopath who determined that Jeremy had a vitamin deficiency, Conrad Maulfair Jr., is also very active in CCHR, Scientology's anti-psychiatry front group. That's the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, whose goal is the eradication of the mental health system in favor of Scientology processing and "therapy." However, Scientology offers no help for people with serious mental illness. Obviously, they were aware of Jeremy's schizophrenia when they rejected him from the Sea Org and denied him further services.
Scientologists will no doubt write in response to this series of articles. They will either whine about "religious persecution and intolerance," or praise Scientology for "all the good they do," in the field of human rights, drug education, etc.
These Scientology programs are just as useless as vitamin therapy. Narconon, their drug treatment program, was recently expelled from California public schools. A review by qualified medical professionals determined it was full of inaccuracies and junk science.
Their detoxification treatment, the Purification Rundown, has also been debunked as being potentially harmful due to toxic doses of vitamins administered to practitioners, which can result in blindness and liver damage.
Then there are the Scientology Volunteer Ministers, who flock to tragedies. While others perform real assistance, the VMs offer "touch assists" and hand out booklets promoting Scientology's version of the Ten Commandments.
Everything Scientology offers is a stew of new-age gobbledegook and pseudo-scientific claptrap, with a dash of alternative medicine thrown in. The organization parasitically latches on to popular social issues in order to promote itself.
By now, I'm sure the Mayor of Buffalo wishes he'd researched Scientology on the web before announcing November 16th as ‘Church of Scientology of Buffalo Day’."
By now, Buffalonians are aware that there is something terribly wrong with this self-proclaimed "church."
Those of us who monitor Scientology have a saying, "Scientology; it's worse than you think." A little time spent with Google online will confirm that assertion. Knowledge is your best defense against getting sucked into destructive cults. In a Scientology run world, citizens would be forbidden to read these critical websites. Scientologists are not permitted to look at such sites, but the rest of us can, and should.
"Imagine a church so dangerous, you must sign a release form before you can receive its "spiritual assistance." This assistance might involve holding you against your will for an indefinite period, isolating you from friends and family, and denying you access to appropriate medical care. You will of course be billed for this treatment - assuming you survive it. If not, the release form absolves your caretakers of all responsibility for your suffering and death.
Welcome to the Church of Scientology."
--Dr. Dave Touretzky, Peter Alexander