This is Google's index of pages on opposing views of these groups.
Look at how many Scn'gy has compared to the other ones. :-> And some of the other ones I checked out in a cursory fashion, all that opposed them were sites with philosophical differences.
Scientology is expanding!!!
Opposing Views Society > Religion and Spirituality > Opposing Views Go to Directory Home Categories
Heaven's Gate (2)
New Age (4)
Religious Communities (3)
* -- L Ron Hubbard wanted to create Scn'gy to be so believable to his adherents, he wanted them to convince him of its accuracy.
The sites listed are categorized as:
a.r.s. Related (6)
In the Courts (7)
News and Media (112)
Online Books (10)
Opposing Views Evaluated (90)
Parodies and Spoofs (10)
Scientology v. Internet (15)
Suspicious Deaths (5)
Operation Clambake - http://www.xenu.net/ The fight against Scientology on the Net.
Dianetics - http://www.factnet.org/Scientology/dianetics.html Claims to be the world's largest library of opposing views on Church of Scientology. At FactNet.
Karin Spaink - http://www.xs4all.nl/~kspaink/ Columns and essays criticizing $cientology.
The Real Steve Fishman Home Page - http://www.xs4all.nl/~fishman/ Yes, it's the homepage of *that* Fishman.
Xenubat's Home Page - http://www.primenet.com/~xenubat/ Transcripts of TV, radio, and multimedia programs, flyers and leaflets, audio and video clips and other miscellaneous things related to the Church of Scientology.
Stephen's UK Scientology Information Page - http://www.demon.co.uk/castle/scientology.html Critical information about the 'corrupt, sinister and dangerous' Scientology organisation, with an emphasis on information relevant to the UK.
Secrets of Scientology - http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Secrets/index.html Virtual library of Scientology-related materials.
An Introduction to Scientology[tm] from a Critical Perspective - http://www.modemac.com/cos/ For the curious and the uninformed.
Scientology's Secret Service - http://www.entheta.org/entheta/go/ An exposé of the shady activities of Scientology's intelligence agencies.
Scientology Audited - http://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/~cowen/ An archive of independent research and documentation on Scientology.
Occupied Clearwater - http://www.xenu-city.net/ Information on Scientology in Clearwater, Florida, one of the home bases of Scientology in the USA.
Scientology--Religion or Not? - http://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/~krasel/CoS/ This page links to primary material (e.g., legal documents, books, witness reports) and some background information on Scientology.
Scientology: Cult of Greed and Power - http://www.entheta.net/ Entheta.net, one of the many Web sites which reveal the practices, structure, and abusive behaviour of the cult of Scientology.
Cult Awareness Network - In Retrospect - http://www.icon.fi/~marina/can/ CAN was forced to close in mid-1996 as a result of a lawsuit. CAN is now operated by the Church of Scientology. This is a mirror of the original site.
Dutch BodyThetan Organization - http://www.b-org.demon.nl/ Includes a "Guided Tour of Scientology and Dianetics," as well as information about church policy and practices.
Critical Information about Scientology - http://www.primenet.com/~cultxpt/cos.htm Critical facts on the Church of Scientology, by Jeff Jacobsen.
The Church of Scientology - http://www.amazing.com/scientology/ A page with bits and pieces by David H. Dennis.
Australian Critics of Scientology Resource Collection - http://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/~gerard/ Press articles, radio transcripts, picketing reports (including leaflets and how-to), personal stories, critical books, legal and Government opinions, Scientology humour and lots more - 6 megabytes total.
Critical Scientology Site - http://www.users.wineasy.se/noname/ Providing many pages of information. Contains a multimedia page as well as pictures from pickets against the Scientology cult in Stockholm, Sweden.
Scientology Lies - http://www.scientology-lies.com/ Cataloguing and refuting Scientology's lies could easily take the rest of a lifetime: Scientology lies about its founder, its members, its critics, its cost, its drug treatment program, its policies, its ethics, its beliefs, and its compatibility with traditional religions.
Measures Undertaken by the Government of the State of Bavaria Against Scientology - http://www.innenministerium.bayern.de/english/scientology/ Official government web site details the findings of governmental research on Scientology, and outlines 15-point plan of action against this "anti-constitutional movement with a criminogenic structure" and "psycho-group".
Greece Uncovers Scientology - http://w4u.eexi.gr/~antbos/SCIENTOL.HTM Material about the cult of Scientology in Greece and the revelations about it, as a result of the three raids Public Prosecutor Ioannis Angelis conducted at KEPHE in 1995.
Scientology - http://www.rickross.com/groups/scientology.html A large collection of press articles related to the group's activities and impact.
Scientology--Organized Madness - http://www.helsinki.fi/~huuskone/Scn/ Views from Finland.
The Church of Scientology - http://bible.ca/scientology.htm About Scientology from a Christian perspective. Argues that Scientology and Christianity are mutually exclusive, despite what the CoS may say on the topic.
Stupid Secrets of the Sue-happy Scientologists - http://www.softdisk.com/comp/dan/sosueme.html They might sue me for exposing this deep dark secret.
Scientology Kills - http://www.scientology-kills.org/ Personal stories of former Scientologists, a list of those allegedly killed by Scientology, and listings from the WISE directory.
Information about the Church of Scientology - http://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/~brett/ The 0% opinion web page. A large portion of the records here are the result of database searches of on-line state public records.
Operation Snow White and the Guardian Office 11 - http://www.wwwaif.net/GO/ Not too long ago, 11 members of the Guardian Office were sent to jail.
Where are they now?
Xemu's $cientology Index - http://www.xemu.demon.co.uk/clam/ Includes FAQs, jargon dictionary, songs, parodies and annotated links to 50 other pages.
Knights of Xenu - http://www.xmission.com/~mirele/ Leaflets and court transcripts as well as information about counter pickets by church members.
Scientology, Dianetics, L. Ron Hubbard: Information Links - http://www.stelling.nl/simpos/scieneng.htm Critical information on various aspects of Scientology, from SIMPOS.
English and Dutch versions.
The World's Northernmost Scientology Critic Site - http://xenu.phys.uit.no/cos/ Scientology is a dangerous cult whose lies, strange theories and dangerous practices should be exposed.
Considering Scientology? - http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Spa/5987/ What do you have to lose by asking your contact a few questions?
Inside the Cult of Scientology - http://homepages.skylink.net./~teddy/ Mainly deals with the subjects of Scientology, Dianetics, and L. Ron Hubbard.
Perry Scott's Scientology Page - http://www.ezlink.com/~perry/Co$/ My wife and I were in the "Church" for a few years in the early 80's.
I completed a few courses and came away poorer but wiser.
Scientology: The Brooklyn Bridge to Total Freedom - http://www.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/u/samcclar/Scientology/ This page grew out of a concern about the antisocial activities of the so-called Church of Scientology. You can't have been on the Net long without running into some comment about the Church.
Wulfen's anti-Scientology Website - http://www.total.net/~wulfen/scn/ Anti-Scientology information, with a Toronto perspective.
I mock up my reactive mind - http://wwwusers.imaginet.fr/~jensting/muslinger/ Anti-Scientology page by Jens Tingleff.
David B. VanHorn - http://www.cedar.net/users/dvanhorn/ VanHorn on Xenu, Scientology, with many audio clips.
Bridge to Nowhere: Cult of Scientology - http://users.ev1.net/~doogmeister/dcs/scieno1.html The cult of Scientology threatens free speech on the Internet.
The Cult of Greed and Power - http://blkbox.com/~sderby/scieno/cult_of_greed.html Short personal story of how the author went from thinking of Scientology as just another religious group to actively opposing it as a despicable cult.
I am an Anti-Scientologist. You should be, too. - http://home.netcom.com/~seekon/ Mocks pages generated using Scientology's kit. Critical information about Scientology, its beliefs, and its practices. Also the home site for the Friends of Dennis Erlich Club.
The dark side of Scientology - http://www.xs4all.nl/~bogie/dunkle_seite/index.html A movie from Mona Botros and Egmond R. Koch.
Christianity and Scientology--A Comparison - http://www.ami.com.au/~bradw/cos/index.html This site examines the claim that the religious beliefs and teachings of Scientology are compatible with those of Christianity.
The Cult of Greed and Power: Scientology and Dianetics - http://www.xenu.de/#cos Tilman Hausherr's anti-Scientology page, with copious links.
Not Modern, Not Scientific, and Not About Mental Health - http://www.empire.net/~sgorton/cat/entheta/dianetic-rev.html A review of 'Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health'.
The Truth Scientology Lies - http://glenn11.home.mindspring.com/truth/ The purpose of this site is to spread the truth about Scientology. Not what Scientology tells you, not what the Scientologists believe to be true. But the truth as it has been discovered.
A Whistle Blows and a Light Turns On - http://www.sky.net/~sloth/sci/ An overview of the evidence against the Church of Scientology. Links to quite a bit of information regarding this group.
***** ARS ISSUES ARS Week in Review - http://www.xenu.net/archive/WIR/ Summarizes the most significant postings from the Usenet group alt.religion.scientology for the preceding week for the benefit of those who can't follow the group as closely as they'd like.
The Attack Against a.r.s. - http://holysmoke.org/forgeries/forged.htm Details about the December, 1998 attack against the newsgroup by means of a forged article flood.
alt.scientology.war - http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/3.12/alt.scientology.war_pr.html When computers are seized because they contain allegedly stolen intellectual property, and police pierce the security anonymous remailers, the days of the Net as a cozy, cocktail party are over. Welcome to a flame war with real bullets.
Loose Ends - http://home.earthlink.net/~snefru/ Odds and ends from alt.religion.scientology.
alt.religion.scientology - http://www.bauser.com/news.groups.reviews/alt.religion.scientology/1.html Originally posted to the newsgroup news.groups.reviews.
Hunting Rabbits, Serving Spam: The Net Under
Siege - http://www.westword.com/issues/1995-10-04/sidebar.html
"Always controversial, in recent months a.r.s. has become the primary
battleground in cyberspace in the dispute over Scientology's Advanced
Technology documents." [Westword]
**** IN THE COURTS
Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz - http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Fishman/ A selection of publicly-available legal documents filed in U.S.
District Court, Central District of California.
What Judges say about Scientology - http://www.lermanet.com/ Criminal Charges brought Against Scientology in Clearwater.
Dear Amanda - http://www.ecentral.com/members/skeller/ On father's struggle with the courts and the CoS over his daughter.
The Church of Scientology vs. Keith Henson - http://www.thecia.net/users/rnewman/scientology/henson/home.html On April 4, 1996, the Church of Scientology filed a federal lawsuit against Keith Henson.
Fishman Affidavit - http://www.df.lth.se/~triad/Fishman.html A copy of the Fishman Affidavit. Legal version.
Hana Whitfield - http://www.religio.de/therapie/sc/hana.html Affidavit of Hana Whitfield. The story of an ex member.
Scientology and the Courts - http://mars.superlink.net/~mgarde/
Devoted to collecting materials concerning legal actions involving
Scientology, an organization which has a history of bringing lawsuits
against its critics.
NEWS AND MEDIA Xenu TV - http://www.xenutv.com/ Brings you the most comprehensive video coverage of Scientology on the web. [RealVideo format] Do You Want to Buy a Bridge? - http://www.drasticmedia.com/Scientology.html An article by Mark Ebner, concerning his two-week initiation into Scientology. [Spy Magazine] Articles on Scientology in UK Media - http://www.demon.co.uk/castle/media.html A personal selection of articles from national and local UK press, radio and television concerning L. Ron Hubbard's cult of Scientology.
Cult Awareness Network and Scientology - http://www.csj.org/announce/annoucement_archives/can.html On October 23, 1996 the law firm which has represented the Church of Scientology for years purchased the logo and license agreement of the Cult Awareness Network (CAN).
German Scientology News - http://www.cisar.org/ Newspaper articles translated into English, special reports.
A Mother's Betrayal by the New CAN - http://trancenet.org/groups/can.shtml Since Scientology has taken over the old Cult Awareness Network, parents have contacted us with horror stories. CAN is now merely a front group for Scientology.
The Prisoners of Saint Hill - http://www.factnet.org/Scientology/sainthil.htm The Scientologists call it 'baby-watching', but it has nothing to do with looking after infants. Tim Kelsey and Mike Ricks investigate the potentially dangerous, and possibly illegal, secret treatment that the world's largest cult uses to deal with difficult members. [The Independent II] Firestorm hits MS Windows in Germany - http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2650088,00.html Responding to German complaints about part of Windows 2000 being written by a Scientologist-headed company, Microsoft issued instructions to remove the program from the operating system.
[Reuters] The 'S' Files - http://www.entheta.net/entheta/media/tv/1996-001.html Tonight we're going to expose serious financial crime in one of the Scientology cult's most successful operations in Britain. We show how they cooked the books, made false statements to obtain bank loans, and changed invoices to fiddle their VAT. [The Big Story] Inside the Cult - http://www.b-org.demon.nl/scn/deaths/others/ctv9507013.html Description of a half-hour documentary on Scientology. [The Big Story] Scientology Advertisements - http://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/~ukmedia/nnite1.html It calls itself a church and it claims some eight million adherents around the world, but its methods have been causing controversy for more than three decades. And tomorrow it starts to advertise itself on British television. [BBC Newsnight] Scientology's Internet Wars - http://www.watchman.org/sci/c0$p1.htm Scientology is locked in an international legal war to remove copies of their super-secret "scriptures" from the Internet, obtaining federal court orders to raid and confiscate the homes and offices of four of their most vocal critics. [The Watchman Expositor] Scientology News Translations - http://members.tripod.com/German_Scn_News/gsnindex.htm Index of articles translated from the original German.
See You in Court - http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/bfm/punch.htm Ron Hubbard was dead but the Scientologists were still out to make their mark on the world. Starting with unauthorized biographer Russell Miller. [Punch] Bavaria strikes against the Scientologists - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/metro-961030-eng.html Bavaria passed yesterday, as the first German state, far-reaching measures against Scientologists. [Metro] Scientology in Holy War on the Internet - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/bt-961110-eng.html Scriptures so sacred that only the inner-most circle of the Scientology sect are allowed to see them are now freely available on the world-wide internet. This has thrown Scientology into an ever increasing number of legal battles with computer freaks who believe that the true nature of the sect must be shown in the name of freedom of speech. [Berlingske Tidende] The secret scriptures of the scientologists in public documents - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/frankfurter-961118-eng.html Defector hands in to Swedish authorities documents of the organization, whereby these become public. [Frankfurter Rundschau] Documents were stolen from the parliament - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/ab-961003-eng.html By a burglary in the parliament documents were stolen that refer to the Scientology sect. This is serious. It is the first time that public documents have been stolen, says the chairman of the chamber Birgitta Dahl. [Aftonbladet] Secret scriptures on the net - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/ex-960910-eng.html For the first time, the church of Scientology sues a Swede. He has published the church's secret scriptures on Internet. Scientologists and the bailiff entered his home and seized computer equipment.
[Expressen] The last battle of the Scientologists? - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/ab-960916-eng.html CM Edenborg about the sect, the surfers and justice. [Aftonbladet] Scientologists occupy the Swedish Parliament - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/politiken-9610xx-eng.html The most secret documents of Scientology that the cult itself takes hundreds of thousands of crowns to give its members insight to, can now without any problems be ordered by anyone for just 450 Swedish crowns. [Politiken] An angry man published the secret document of the Scientology sect in Sweden - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/hs-961101-eng.html The story tells about how Zenon Panoussis delivered "a 200-pages document of teaching letters" to the Riksdag and thus made it available to the ordinary citizens and the actions the sect has made to prevent the distribution of the document. [Helsingin sanomat] Fight on scriptures hardening - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/bt-961116-eng.html The war on Scientology's secret writs is now escalating. Both the Swedish Riksdag, the Chancellor of Justice and the Primary Court of Stockholm have had copies of the super-secret documents stolen or destroyed. The Scientology sect denies every involvement, and casts at the same time the blame on critics. [Berlingske Tidende] Scientology's War Against Judges - http://alfa.ist.utl.pt/~dif/ic/courts/judges.htm The Scientologists' "attack" litigation strategy amounts to an all-out war on district court judges, including harassment, contempt, and recusal motions. [The American Lawyer] Hush-Hush Money - http://www.westword.com/issues/1997-08-14/news.html An anti-Scientology activist claims that the church made him an offer he had to refuse: $12 million. [Westword] Standoff in Stockholm - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/biased-961217-eng.html Zenon, intrepid Swede and bane of the church of Scientology, is a familiar figure to natives of ars. After serious legal jousting which culminated in Zenon's delivery of the NOTs to Parliament, the church lawyers convinced a Swedish court to order a raid for copyright infringement. [Biased Journalism] Amazon to restore Scientology title - http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1007-200-342771.html Responding to customer criticism, Amazon.com today said it will restore a book critical of Scientology to its list of available titles.
[CNET News.com] Law and Disorder on the Internet - http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/issues/1405/05trend2.htm Angela Gunn's roundup story on Internet and the law mentions forged cancellations of posts critical of Scientology in alt.religion.scientology and the Church of Scientology's demand that the newsgroup be shut down. [PC Magazine] Johnny Get Your Modem: Scientology's War with the Internet - http://members.home.net/marinick/scieno_java.html This is the story of my ongoing battle with the Church of Scientology, and its attacks on free speech on the Internet. By Stephen E.
Marinick [Java Monthly] Anti-Scientology Site Shut Down - http://slashdot.org/yro/99/11/19/0219227.shtml The owner of www.xenu.net, reported that the site was shut down after the ISP received a letter from Scientology's Religious Technology Center alleging trademark infringement. [Slashdot] FRG on W2K: No CoS - http://slashdot.org/yro/00/11/05/1335233.shtml Readers discuss Microsoft's decision to provide instructions to Germans on how to remove defrag from Win2K because the software company's CEO is a Scientologist. The security risk is no joke.
[Slashdot] Scientology faces French ban - http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_443000/443271.stm The French Justice Minister says she is prepared to consider banning the Church of Scientology, considered a cult not a religion in France. [BBC News] eBay E-Meter Auctions Yanked - http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/04/27/1712248 Although anyone can buy an e-meter, eBay has yanked auctions of e-meters after the Church of Scientology claimed that copyright protection applies to the devices under the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. [Slashdot] Scientology loses copyright round - http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-335144.html?st.ne.fd.mdh A Colorado nonprofit group has won a critical round in a legal fight against the Church of Scientology, raising questions about whether Scientology has a legal right to keep hundreds of documents offline and out of the public eye. [CNET News.com] Scientologists in trademark disputes - http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-326074.html?st.ne.fd.mdh Church of Scientology International threatens to sue two sites critical of it, on grounds of alleged trademark and copyright violations.
Nightmare on the
Net - http://www.westword.com/issues/1997-03-06/feature2.html/page1.html
A web of intrigue surrounds the high-stakes legal brawl between
FACTnet and the Church of Scientology. [Westword]
Net - http://www.westword.com/issues/1995-10-04/feature.html/page1.html
In the online brawl over Scientology, Internet users discover that
virtual reality bites back. [Westword]
The Religious Hunt
Continues - http://home.online.no/~heldal/CoS/news/961125dagbladet.html
Scientologists work hard hunting down people who publish revealing
facts on the Internet. Questionable law is used to scare the
Internet providers into closing down Norwegian home pages. Nothing to
take notice of, claims Norwegian lawyer. [Dagbladet]
Newspaper and Magazine Articles on
Scientology - http://www2.thecia.net/users/rnewman/scientology/media/home.html
Plus a little bit of radio and TV. Part of Ron Newman's "The Church of
Scientology vs. the Net".
******* CNN NEWS Scientologists claim victory in Internet copyright lawsuit - http://cnn.com/TECH/9511/scientology/ Monday, a federal judge in San Jose, California, said a company that provides Internet access may be held liable for alleged copyright infringement by a user of its service.
Group that once criticized Scientologists now owned by one - http://cnn.com/US/9612/19/scientology/ At one time, the Cult Awareness Network took as many as 16,000 telephone calls a year in an effort to help anxious families worried about sons or daughters involved with unconventional religions.
Judge rules Time can't be sued for calling Scientology 'cult of greed' - http://cnn.com/US/9607/17/scientology/ A federal judge has thrown out the remaining part of a $415 million lawsuit brought by the Church of Scientology against Time Warner Inc.
Law on bended knee - http://cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/time/1999/09/06/religion.html Will a new federal law give religious freedom even more protection than it has now? Or will it erode other basic liberties?
News Briefs - http://cnn.com/US/Newsbriefs/9509/9-13/ Church of Scientology loses fight against former member [at bottom of page] Church of Scientology protects secrets - http://cnn.com/US/9508/scientology/ The Church of Scientology is going to unusual lengths to protect the secrecy of copyrighted church secrets U.S. report backs Scientologists in dispute with Germany - Jan. 30, 1997 - http://cnn.com/US/9701/30/scientologists/index.html Anti-church rhetoric escalates in Bonn U.S. to list Germany for abusing Scientologists - http://cnn.com/US/9701/27/briefs.pm/scientology.html The issue has bubbled to the surface in recent weeks because Scientologists have stepped up their criticism of Germany, and have likened their treatment to the Nazis' persecution of the Jews.
Church of Scientology charged in member's death - http://www.cnn.com/US/9811/13/scientology.death/ The Church of Scientology was charged by Florida prosecutors Friday in the death of a member. The State Attorney's office in Pinellas County filed the felony charges after a lengthy investigation into the 1995 death of Lisa McPherson.
Church of Scientology charged in member's death - http://cnn.com/US/9811/14/scientology.response/ Information about the Lisa McPherson case. A revision to a piece posted the day prior, this time with responses from an agent of the church.
Tom Cruise's religion may affect his pocketbook in Germany - http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/9608/11/scientology/ Scientology isn't well received there.
Albright gets warm welcome in Paris - http://cnn.com/WORLD/9702/17/albright.pm/index.html In Bonn, Albright tried to downplay U.S. differences with Germany over its viewpoints on Scientology.
The text of the ad placed by the Scientologists in The New York
Times - http://cnn.com/WORLD/9610/17/german.text/text.html
In which Scientologists compare their treatment in modern Germany to
that of the Jews under Hitler.
****** THE INDUSTRY STANDARD NEWS
Gimme That High-Tech Religion - http://www.thestandard.net/articles/display/0,1449,6134,00.html "Last month, a new series of 'high-tech career nights' kicked off in Silicon Valley with an unlikely sponsor: the Church of Scientology."
SALON NEWS b Pages Viewing in Google PageRank order View in alphabetical order Copyright--or wrong? - http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/1999/07/22/scientology/index.html The Church of Scientology takes up a new weapon--the Digital Millennium Copyright Act--in its ongoing battle with critics.
A Web of their own - http://www.salon.com/21st/feature/1998/07/15feature.html Scientologists say their Internet filter protects the faithful.
Critics call it "cult mind-control."
Scientologists lose a round in copyright fight - http://www.salon.com/21st/log/1998/11/10log.html The war between Scientology and its online opponents may have no visible end, but victory in the latest skirmish goes to the Net.
Getting Clear at BU? - http://www.salon.com/media/media960515.html Boston University chairman's legal role in Scientology copyright flap raises questions.
Getting clear on
copyrights - http://www.salon.com/30dec1995/departments/hotb.html
Important causes don't always get to choose their adherents. That's
why politics often makes for such strange bedfellows. [second
article on the page]
"Holocaust" - http://www.salon.com/feb97/news/news970225.html
Is Hollywood on the wrong side in Germany's "Church" vs. state furor?
****** ST. PETERSBURG TIMES NEWS The man behind Scientology - http://www.sptimes.com/TampaBay/102598/scientologypart1.html David Miscavige, the seldom-seen leader of the church, comes forth in his first newspaper interview to talk of a more peaceful time for Scientology.
Scientology on the World Wide Web - http://www.sptimes.com/News/32999/Worldandnation/Scientology_on_the_Wo.html A collection of links to pro and con sites.
At home: Critics public and private keep pressure on Scientology - http://www.sptimes.com/News/32999/Worldandnation/At_home__Critics_publ.html Scientology leaders say they want peace. They say they want to stay out of court. But with both foes at home and foes abroad, that goal may be elusive.
Scientology promises long fight - http://www.sptimes.com/TampaBay/121698/Scientology_promises_.html The church will vigorously battle charges in the Lisa McPherson case, an attorney says.
Internet is battleground in foes' war of information - http://www.sptimes.com/News/32999/Worldandnation/Internet_is_battlegro.html Around the clock, from Norway, the Netherlands, Australia and every corner of the United States, the critics of Scientology discuss the controversial organization and its practices.
Former Scientologist shares familiar tale of force-feeding - http://www.sptimes.com/TampaBay/120598/Former_Scientologist_.html Church officials say the Denmark man's allegations lack credibility in a case similar to that of Lisa McPherson.
McPherson relatives lead protest - http://www.sptimes.com/SouthPinellas/120698/McPherson_relatives_l2.html Protesters gather in a somber ceremony outside the Fort Harrison Hotel, where Lisa McPherson spent her final days.
Scientology told to release notes on late member - http://www.sptimes.com/News/31699/TampaBay/Scientology_told_to_r.html A judge gives the church a delay so it can fight for the privacy of a practice it compares to confession.
Church pleads innocent to criminal charges - http://www.sptimes.com/TampaBay/120198/Church_pleads_innocen.html The Church of Scientology requests a jury trial in the case of member Lisa McPherson, who died in 1995.
Church, critics may share path - http://www.sptimes.com/NorthPinellas/120398/Church__critics_may_s.html A permit mix-up results in Scientology and its protesters both claiming the right to use a sidewalk near the Fort Harrison Hotel this weekend.
Commentary: Scientology's new tack - http://www.sptimes.com/Commentary/112098/Scientology_s_new_tac.html Church of Scientology officials now admit they made a mistake in the case of the Lisa McPherson, who died in the organization's care, but questions remain.
Scientologists buy Red Cross building - http://www.sptimes.com/News/122998/NorthPinellas/Scientologists_buy_Re.html The Church of Scientology has completed the latest in a series of land purchases that will help clear the way for its downtown expansion project.
Tampabay: State takes middle road against Scientology - http://www.sptimes.com/TampaBay/112398/State_takes_middle_ro.html Colleagues of State Attorney Bernie McCabe say charging the church, not the members, and deciding against a manslaughter charge walks the line between acting too harshly and too weakly.
Public service ads banned from buses - http://www.sptimes.com/News/22599/NorthPinellas/Public_service_ads_ba.html The transit authority limits ads to "commercial transactions" after anti-Scientology messages draw church protest.
PSTA aims to avoid ad flap - http://www.sptimes.com/News/12899/NorthPinellas/PSTA_aims_to_avoid_ad.html The transit agency is examining its policies after anti-Scientology ads were posted on county buses in December, sparking a legal debate.
Church's complaints take buses off road - http://www.sptimes.com/TampaBay/120998/Church_s_complaints_t.html Scientologists say side panels on the buses carried ads attacking their church, violating state law.
High profile couple never pairs church and
state - http://www.sptimes.com/Floridian/121398/High_profile_couple_n.html
Greta Van Susteren and her husband, John Coale, rub shoulders with
notables in the nation's capital, they involve themselves in
controversial legal cases, they like Florida living. But you rarely
hear them speak of their religion, Scientology.
***** WIRED NEWS Scientology in the Machine - http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,35054,00.html The German government is examining whether a utility developed by a Scientologist would prohibit public agencies from installing Windows 2000.
Amazon Drops Controversial Book - http://www.wired.com/news/news/business/story/19787.html Amazon.com has removed a controversial book from its listings, a book well known for angering the Church of Scientology.
Virtual Book Burning - http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/7.09/mustread.html?pg=4 Amazon's snap decision to ban two books in the face of legal threats seemingly contradicts the high-minded free-speech ideals the company often spouts.
Scientology's Online Battle - http://www.wired.com/news/news/politics/story/19998.html An anonymous online critic of Scientology is the subject of a legal complaint targeting newsgroup postings of church doctrines. It is the latest move by the church to prosecute what it maintains are copyright abuses online.
German Win2K Bug:
Scientology? - http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,33154,00.html Officials are investigating whether the country's restrictions on Scientology might affect Windows 2000. How? Part of the software technology is provided by a company with links to the church.
Scientology Book an Open Issue - http://www.wired.com/news/news/politics/story/19869.html A book removed from Amazon's site because of alleged legal troubles is now among the top 150 books sold by the online bookstore.
ISP Reveals Scientology Critic - http://www.wired.com/news/news/politics/story/20087.html In response to a subpoena, AT&T on Monday released the identity of a WorldNet subscriber to Bridge Publications, a corporate arm of the Church of Scientology.
Amazon Relents, Reinstates Book - http://www.wired.com/news/news/politics/story/19811.html Amazon.com, responding to customer complaints, will restore a book pulled from its online catalog to comply with a ban on the publication in the United Kingdom.
Scientology Slips Through the Net - http://www.wired.com/news/news/culture/story/12355.html Depending on whom you ask, last week's verdict in Religious Technology Center v. Keith Henson is either a vote for intellectual property rights or a vote against freedom of information.
Henson Trial Continued - http://www.wired.com/news/news/politics/story/12498.html Keith Henson, an electrical engineer successfully sued by the Church of Scientology for copyright infringement, will wait until next month to find out whether he will face prison on a contempt-of-court charge related to the case.
Scientology Raid - http://www.wired.com/news/news/worldwatch/story/10200.html More than 100 German police officers stormed the Munich offices of the US-based Church of Scientology.
Germany Again Affirms Anti-Scientology
Stance - http://www.wired.com/news/news/politics/story/1736.html
The German government has reiterated its stance against Scientology,
showing the back of its hand to the US after a State
Department report criticized Germanys discriminatory practices.
***** ZDNET NEWS Amazon reverses decision on book ban - http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2263095,00.html Company says original ban not a mistake but thanks Netizens for cyber feedback.
Spirituality in cyberspace - http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/zdnn_rc_display/0,3443,2180084,00.html From the pope to practicing pagans, virtually every religious body maintains a Web site... from the Church of Scientology to UFO-worshiping cults.
Coop: Clark's big score, Case's big bore - http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2263965,00.html As Compaq looks to clean up yet one more mess, Amazon offers a textbook example of how to shoot one's self in the foot.
Top 10 Internet Associations &
Organizations - http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/content/inwk/0410/inwk0056.html Sites were rated on how effectively they promoted or extended a company's business. The EFF's Church of Scientology Archive of legal cases came in at number 9.
Whispers - http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/content/inwk/0404/inwk0053.html
For years now the Church of Scientology has been suing Internet
service providers over stuff they put on the Net, church writings
****** DAGEBS NYHETER NEWS
Escalated fight about public sacred scripture - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/dn-961027-eng.html 'Bouncer characters' on guard at the Parliament.
'Sacred scripture' is being read in shifts - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/dn-961029-eng.html DN has read the now public secret sect bible.
The parliament will become more secure - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/dn-961203-eng.html The parliament has increased its inner security after the thefts that were recently discovered at the office of the chamber and at the member of parliament Barbro Westerholm (liberal). Secret scientology papers and sensitive letters from defectors from the scientology movement disappeared through the burglaries.
Scientology Theft from Chancellor of Justice - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/dn-961113-eng.html Coup against the CoJ. Public document substituted.
Secret Bible on the
Internet - http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/~d1dd/cos/media/dn-960911-eng.html
Uncertain legal situation. The Church of Scientology sues Swede for an
unveiling home page.
***** DER SPIEGEL translated by our friend, Joe Cisar.
Kirijenko: "I love money, professionally" - http://cisar.org/trn0328.htm "The Russian parliament, the Duma, resists the nomination of Sergei Kirijenko as Minister President - he is too 'inexperienced.' In saying this, the representatives are not bothered by where the novice has graduated a management course: with the Scientologists."
Code Name: Snow White - http://cisar.org/g50925ae.htm "The Scientology sect is fighting for its position in Germany. With the most lavish PR campaign to date, the psycho-concern blasts its opponents with its hardest attack yet. A defector reveals why: Sect founder L. Ron Hubbard himself had early declared Germany to be enemy number one, he feared that German psychiatrists wanted to murder him."
"Superman in Two Lessons" - http://cisar.org/trn0214.htm An examination of Dianetics.
I Was a Clam - http://cisar.org/trn0216.htm "Three years ago, when the American quack Ron Hubbard announced to an astonished world that the human psyche was already gathering experiences in the darkness of the mother's womb, it appeared that Hubbard and his thousands of followers were fated to be left standing on the front steps of spiritual development."
Scientology has gained little - http://cisar.org/g80919ae.htm
"The Scientologists are rather short of their alleged goal of
obtaining controlling positions in society. This is the conclusion
arrived at -
according to a report by news magazine 'Der Spiegel' - by German
federal and state security in a report which is to be presented to
the Interior Ministry conference this fall." [Press Release]
Use Their Blood - http://cisar.org/841202a.htm
"The Munich 'Scientology Church' employs a detective to investigate
the private lives of their 'enemies'- among them county
administration chief Gauweiler and a state attorney. The detective's
cover was blown."
**** ONLINE BOOKS b Pages Viewing in Google PageRank order View in alphabetical order The Scandal of Scientology - http://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/~krasel/CoS/books/scandal/ The full book by Paulette Cooper as well as the battles after it was published.
Bare-Faced Messiah - http://www.xs4all.nl/~kspaink/cos/rmiller/index.html An online reprint of Russell Miller's book.
The Road to Xenu - http://www.demon.co.uk/castle/xenu/xenu.html A narrative account of life in Scientology by Margery Wakefield.
Social Control in Scientology - http://www.demon.co.uk/castle/xenu/scs.html The complete book by Bob Penny.
Lonesome Squirrel - http://www.xs4all.nl/~fishman/ls/indexls.html Complete on-line version of the book by Steven Fishman.
The Mind Benders:
Scientology - http://thingy.apana.org.au/~fun/scn/books/vosper/ 1971 book by Cyril Vosper, a former senior official at Scientology's Saint Hill headquarters in England.
Inside Scientology/Dianetics - http://wpxx02.toxi.uni-wuerzburg.de/~krasel/CoS/books/kaufman/ How I Joined Dianetics/Scientology and Became Superhuman. 1995 revision of a book by the late Robert Kaufman.
The Total Freedom Trap - http://home.snafu.de/tilman/j/tftrap.html An essay on Scientology, by Jon Atack.
A Piece of Blue Sky - http://www.xmission.com/~mirele/bluesky/ Scientology, Dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard Exposed. Unedited version of the book by Jon Atack.
Religion Inc.: The Church of
Scientology - http://pw2.netcom.com/~seekon/lamont.html
Full text of 1986 book by Stewart Lamont. 464K.
**** OPPOSING VIEWS EVALUATED. Not listed because many of what is on this link is Scn'gy's views of why they are right. I assumed that evaluation means by someone who isn't so biased. There's 90 more links here.
**** PARODIES AND SPOOFS
Fun with Scientologists and their critics - http://www.snafu.de/~tilman/cos_fun/ Collection of humor about Scientology.
The $cientology Cartoon Page - http://www.peghole.com/mare/vis/cartoon.html Weekly (or not) cartoon criticism of Scientology.
Nut in the Hat - http://www.fadetoblack.com/nutinthehat/ Presented by Fade to Black.
Travolta Hospitalized with Critically Low E-Meter Reading - http://www.snafu.de/~tilman/cos_fun/onion3219.html From The Onion.
DianeTech - http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/5616/ Applied Spiritual and Linguistic Technology.
British BodyThetan Society - http://www.jritson.demon.co.uk/bodythetan.htm Groom them, feed them, keep them as pets.
Entertainment for Clambakers - http://www.suburbia.net/~fun/scn/fun/ "A lot of these will be incomprehensible to those who haven't suffered an overload of Scientology jargon. Your mileage will almost certainly vary."
Apelomatics: The Modern Pseudoscience of Mental Dentistry - http://plaza.powersurfr.com/MHP/apelord/apead.html "Using its patented, copyrighted techniques, you can overcome every obstacle in your life."
SP Songs Index - http://extra.newsguy.com/~marina/spsongs/ An archive of song parodies involving the CoS.
Techtology - http://www.wenet.net/~imo/anarchy/tara_tech.html
A whimsical offshoot faction of Scientology.
***** PICKETING Church of Scientology - http://alley.ethercat.com/pickets/picket.htm International listing of critic-organized pickets.
Demonstrations against Scientology in Australia - http://thingy.apana.org.au/~fun/scn/demo/ Picket reports, how-to, leaflets to use.
Duke the dog's UK tour, 96 - 99 - http://www.multimania.com/jensting/ Protests against the Co$ in the UK.
ARSCC-ATL - http://www.arscc-atl.com/ alt.religion.scientology Central Committee - Atlanta Division.
Scenes From The Picket - http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/4497/ Tilman Hausherr's personal archive of picketing photos and reports.
***** SCIENTOLOGY VS. NET Scientology v. the Internet - http://www.skeptic.com/03.3.jl-jj-scientology.html Overview--reprinted from Skeptic magazine--of what critics claim are efforts to stifle free speech on the Internet.
The Church of Scientology vs. the Net - http://www.thecia.net/users/rnewman/scientology/home.html Journal of the events involving net-denizens and the Church of Scientology occurring in 1995 and 1996.
Scientology Cult Attacks XS4ALL - http://www.xs4all.nl/~felipe/cos/ Contains links and press coverage both in Dutch and English translations.
Church of Scientology Censors Net Access for Members - http://www.xenu.net/archive/events/censorship/ Information about the CoS censorware that filters any site that may say anything critical about the organisation.
Yet Another 'Scientology vs. the Net' Web Page - http://www.gate.net/~shipbrk/Co$/ Containing a detailed history of Scientology's attacks on the Internet.
The Scientology sect vs. Internet - http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/CoS/ Panoramic view of the "church" of Scientology's dirty campaign against its critics on the Internet, from the raids on anon.penet.fi and XS4ALL to present-day censoring of the cult's own members.
Clam-Nanny Cracked - http://www.taniwha.com/crack.list.html The list of banned servers, forbidden newsgroups and censored words from the Co$ censorware.
Offlines Online - http://www.offlines.org/ Contains author's personal story in Scientology, critical links, and reports of CoS harassment of its critics covering incidents from 1995 to 1998.
The Church of Scientology vs. the Internet - http://www2.gol.com/users/larabell/xenu.html Find out more about the war between the Internet and the Church of Scientology.
Scientology(tm) Banners - http://brandiland.hypermart.net/banner.html Banners provided for purposes of educating the public by providing links to sites exposing the Scientology cult.
About the Raid at XS4ALL - http://www.df.lth.se/~triad/triad/3words/xs4all.html Some thoughts about the raid at XS4ALL, a small Dutch ISP in Amsterdam that was raided by a Dutch bailiff and lawyers from the Church of Scientology.
Scientology Spam Web Sites - http://www.scientology-lies.com/aboutspam.html "Think for yourself", indeed.
Scientology vs. the Net - http://www2.egr.uh.edu/~sears/CoS/ Links to Critical Pages.
Anonymity: 0. Scientology:
1. - http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/3.05/eword.html?pg=7
About the raid on anon.penet.fi, at the behest of the Church of
Scientology. [Wired Magazine]
EFF CoS Archive - http://www.eff.org/pub/Censorship/CoS_v_the_NET/
Archive of legal cases involving Net censorship.
***** SUSPICIOUS DEATHS The Lisa McPherson Trust - http://www.lisatrust.net/ Exposing the abusive and deceptive practices of the Church of $cientology and helping its victims.
Lisa McPherson Memorial - http://www.lisamcpherson.org/ [lisamcpherson.org] "Killed by the Church of Scientology."
Scientology-Associated Deaths - http://www.b-org.demon.nl/scn/deaths/ Raises the question why so many Scientologists have died under mysterious circumstances.
Lisa McPherson Memorial - http://www.xmission.com/~mirele/lisamcp.html In honour of Lisa McPherson, who died in the custody of fellow Scientologists in the Fort Harrison Hotel on 5 December 1995.
Scientologist Lisa McPherson's Tragic
Death - http://www.watchman.org/sci/mcpherson.htm
Article by Craig Branch. From the Watchman Expositor, 1997.
* -- L Ron Hubbard wanted to create Scn'gy to be so believable to his adherents, he wanted them to convince him of its accuracy.