Church of Scientology

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The Church of Scientology is overwhelmingly the primary promoter of the philosophy of Scientology. It was founded by speculative fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, who also created Scientology.

There have been repeated and increasing allegations by many, including former CoS members as well as those not affiliated with the church, that CoS uses highly unethical attack strategies against those who criticize it. The CoS's Fair Game policy confirms that this is indeed their strategy for dealing with those they deem to be in a "Condition of Enemy": "ENEMY — SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed." (see Wikipedia for source) The CoS claims that this policy was revoked, but it is not at all clear that this is the case, and their continuing actions seem to belie their words.

In 2008, there were worldwide protests against the CoS.


  • Keith Henson [W] is an outspoken critic of Scientology; the Church has repeatedly declared that Henson is a criminal and a terrorist, and successfully sued him for copyright infringement due to his publishing two pages of a Church manual in an internet newsgroup.



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    • A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology, Dianetics, and L. Ron Hubbard exposed by Jon Atack (site has full text online)