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Fifteen Essays

I’m interested in making a booklet with the quotes, statistics and essays that really communicate. This would be for Scientologists who need bringing up to speed with what has been going on in the church and why it’s important to take some action.

This post by Haydn James was the one that really changed my mind:

1. http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2009/11/24/an-independent-family-t-paine-and-the-james-gang/

Three more articles by Haydn:

2. http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/how-far-have-we-come-since-1950/

3. http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/02/16/why-we-havent-progressed/

4. http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/scientology-and-common-sense/

Four from Mike Rinder, former spokesperson of the church, head of OSA and director of CSI:

5. http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/idle-orgs-the-great-ponzi-scheme/

6. http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/the-real-third-party-by-mike-rinder/

7. http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/neglected-heros-staff-of-scientology-orgs/

8. http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/04/04/free-heber/

Marty introduces why he runs his excellent blog:

9. http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/stepping-out-of-line/

There are plenty more great articles by Marty on that site. The six part series on the final purges is spread out but worth looking for.

Two accounts of the story behind GAT

10. http://www.scientology-cult.com/behind-the-golden-age-of-tech.html

11. http://lrhtech.hostoi.com/index.php?topic=5.msg8#msg8

A good page on church statistics (make sure to read the illuminating comment by poster Margaret)

12. http://leavingscientology.wordpress.com/doubt-formulas/statistics/

Seven things we aren’t supposed to remember:

13. http://leavingscientology.wordpress.com/2009/07/19/seven-things-were-not-supposed-to-remember/

Seven things to ask:

14. http://leavingscientology.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/seven-questions-every-scientologist-has-the-right-to-ask/

A history of the takeover of the church:

15. http://rediscoverscientology.com/secret-history-of-david-miscavige.html

Over the coming weeks I’ll  list out some LRH quotes that seem pertinent and will also look at some of the other pages and websites out there.

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