Cinema in Focus: ‘Going Clear — Scientology and the Prison of Belief’ –

Source: Cinema in Focus: ‘Going Clear — Scientology and the Prison of Belief’ –

I’ve been working on an article on Scientology and UFOs. Seems our  misinformed media has been creating the meme that Scientology is some kind of UFO Cult.

To do this they present some distorted version of what is called OT Section III emphasizing  the extraterrestrial aspect of an incident that is said to have occurred on this planet Seventy Five Million Years ago.

The fact is that anyone can pretty much take any religion and fixate on some extraterrestrial aspect.

For instance the Book of Genesis in the Bible which claims that Heaven and Earth, all flora and fauna and finally humans were created in a mere six days with the seventh when some extraterrestrial being named God took a break.

Not only that but ever since various prophets have been guided by extraterrestrials known as “angels”. Either that or stone tablets by special delivery to some burning bush on top of a mountain from God himself to Moses or some celestial voice warning Noah about a certain amount of flooding in the near future.

Never mind Ezekiel’s Fiery Wheel in the sky.

Best evidence yet that Christianity could be called a “UFO Cult”.

One wonders how one who lives in the glass house of Christianity could throw stones at Scientology.

None dare say hypocrisy.

Moving on let see what this writer “learned” by viewing Alex Gibney’s “doc” which most people familiar with the genre consider a non-fictional account of a topic or individual.

As opposed to a fictional account in many cases loosely based on actual events.

Yet the lines seem to blur in Gibney’s case or at least so it would seem from this “review” written by this good Christian who has the audacity to warn us about “false prophets”.

Of course we are “informed” of “the the insidious nature of the so-called “church” of Scientology.”

One thing that is said by many hard right Christians about any religion or faith or philosophy that isn’t based on Christian theology.

He then goes on to say: “The Church of Scientology began in the mind of L. Ron Hubbard. A prolific writer, he is credited by the Guinness World Records as having published more than 1,000 science-fiction novels.”

Yet if you go to actual link and then search for “Hubbard”. One finds:


The most published works by one author is 1,084 by L. Ron Hubbard (USA) whose first work was published in February 1934 and the last in March 2006.


Maybe hoping that no one would actually bother to search the records to verify this claim.

But as one can see there is no mention of “Science Fiction” here.

True Hubbard wrote Science Fiction but he also wrote and published stories and books in other genres, such as westerns, espionage, adventure, mystery, fantasy, thrillers as well as Dianetics and Scientology.

Then he goes on to say without even a touch of irony: “After several failed attempts, what emerged is a wacky set of beliefs mixed together into a creation story of earth being the prison for disemboweled spirits from other worlds and that our “bad thoughts” were just these spirits trying to get free.”

Coming from someone who obviously is a Christian. This is funny. Especially with their quaint story known as Genesis about how the Earth was created in just a matter of days by some big being hurling a glob of mud into the firmament and then surrounding it with the sun, moon and stars.

Nothing “wacky” about this belief folks so lets move along.

Where he goes on to say: “In the 1950s, Hubbard escaped from capture by the U.S. government by hiding his new converts and himself offshore on an old ship.”

News to anyone who’s has studied the actual documented history of the Church.

Sad that what passes for “history” these days comes from such Orwellian sources as wikipedia, slanted “documentaries” and what is factiously called the “alternative” media such as this.




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