Well said. I’d add, if this was about religious beliefs, then victims could simply go to the police, or courts of law, as some in Australian Parliament have recently offered.
Somehow they have not gotten the memo. It is precisely because they cannot go to the police or the courts that both victims and public have overwhelmingly voiced their demands for investigations and inquiries, worldwide.
You might as well tell an individual to go up against the mafia, or a multinational well funded industry, like the insurance or tobacco industry.
This is about corrupt, criminal abuses, fraud, harrassment, human rights violations and more by a well funded cancerous corporation. The only pragmatic approach is to ask our government officials to investigate, act, and protect their people. It’s what they are paid and elected to do, and it is very long overdue. thePod
France is doing it right. Prosecute violations of law by Scientologists. Scientology scriptures include their green on white (meaning Hubbard’s writings he did in actual green ink, on white paper, thus “green on white” ARE Scientology organizational scriptures, I know, I taught it to Scientology staff, http://tinyurl.com/295khy ), Hubbard’s church policies where they back staff into the corner so they commit violations of the law, THOSE writings deserve intellectual/academic scrutiny. We to this day, have insufficient study to the same depth other religions’ rules and scriptures are studied, thus behind the scenes, as we speak, it is Scientology’s operative offensive and law breaking inducing Hubbard church administrative scriptures that will continue to plague society! For starters some academics should just study and report on one group of Scientology Hubbard scriptures. The “Office of Special Affairs Network Orders” are the Scientology church most irreligious church policies!
Academics in the “Scientology” 2009, Oxford Univ Press, anthology of articles about Scientology are a start. Prof Bromley’s chapter 4 of that anthology is my favorite. Australia would do well to follow France’s lead, and simply prosecute law violations by Scientologists. And get some academics to do a study of the Scientology church scriptures and compare and review them. I’ll help ANY scholar doing in depth work.
For starters, the OSA Network Orders need review and study. Here’s a choice Scientology church scripture:
“OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS NETWORK ORDER
15, 18 February 1988 Confidential BLACK PROPAGANDA …. Our propaganda is dirty…. We do this trick by survey and attack…. we become re-classified as attackers and the enemy as bad hats …… We just run propaganda campaigns….It reclassifies our attackers as evil people… Achieve for ourselves a dominance in classifying ourselves and others.” "L. RON HUBBARD, … official Church policy.
The two “monograph” academic books on Scientology are Roy Wallis’ “The Road to Total Freedom” and Harriet Whitehead’s “Renunciation and Reformulation”, and few NRM scholars today are truly versed in even these two books
We don’t have universities with the luxury to give a few Phd candidates the time, nor NRM (new religious movement) scholars, nor sociology scholars, to do the authoritative better books on Scientology.
Professor Stephen Kent of Univ of Alberta is the lone exception, I’d rate him the world’s expert on Scientology. I’d rate Gordon Melton and Professor David Bromley and Professor James Beverly as probably the next most informed academics about Scientology. I urge MORE study in depth of the green on white, and on the offensive church policies, like the OSA Network Orders, which are the root of Scientology’s offensive irreligious behavior. Chuck Beatty, http://tinyurl.com/49g722
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