LAST THOUGHTS BEFORE THE APPENDICES Is Scientology the "Church of Evil," the defacto "Brotherhood of the Beast" or "the World's Wickedest Religion"? CAREFULLY consider the parting quotes about Scientology by legal authorities and law enforcement that may help you to deal with these and other questions. "The government is satisfied that Scientology is socially harmful. It alienates members of families from each other and attributes squalid and disgraceful motives to all who oppose it; its authoritarian principles and practice are a potential menace to the personality and well being of those so deluded as to become followers; above all, its methods can be a serious danger to the health of those who submit to them... There is no power under existing law to prohibit the practice of scientology; but the government has concluded that it is so objectionable that it would be right to take all steps within its power to curb its growth." Kenneth Robinson, British Minister of Health "[the court record is] replete with evidence [that Scientology] is nothing in reality but a vast enterprise to extract the maximum amount of money from its adepts by pseudo scientific theories... and to exercise a kind of blackmail against persons who do not wish to continue with their sect.... The organization clearly is schizophrenic and paranoid, and this bizarre combination seems to be a reflection of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard." Judge Breckenridge, Los Angeles Superior Court Scientology is evil; its techniques are evil; its practice is a serious threat to the community, medically, morally, and socially; and its adherents are sadly deluded and often mentally ill... (Scientology is) the world's largest organization of unqualified persons engaged in the practice of dangerous techniques which masquerade as mental therapy." Justice Anderson, Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia "In addition to violating and abusing its own members' civil rights, the organization over the years with its "fair game" doctrine1 has harassed and abused those persons not in the church whom it perceives as enemies." Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul Breckenridge, June 1984, in the Gerry Armstrong case. "Scientology is both immoral and socially obnoxious... it is corrupt sinister and dangerous. It is corrupt because it is based on lies and deceit and has its real objective money and power for Mr. Hubbard... It is sinister because it indulges in infamous practices both to its adherents who do not toe the line unquestioningly and to those who criticize it or oppose it. It is dangerous because it is out to capture people and to indoctrinate and brainwash them so they become the unquestioning captives and tools of the cult, withdrawn from ordinary thought, living, and relationships with others." --Justice Latey, ruling in the High Court of London ruling in B and G Wards," "The crime committed by these defendants is of a breath and scope previously unheard of. No building, office, desk, or file was safe from their snooping and prying. No individual or organization was free from their despicable conspiratorial minds. The tools of their trade were miniature transmitters, lock picks, secret codes, forged credentials and any other device they found necessary to carry out their conspiratorial schemes." U.S. federal prosecutor's memorandum to the judge urging stiff jail sentences for 9 top leaders of Scientology who had pleaded guilty to criminal charges for infiltrating over 100 U.S. government agencies. "In my opinion the church has one of the most effective intelligence operations in the U.S. rivaling even that of the FBI." Ted Gunderson, former head of the FBI's Los Angeles office, quoted in TIME May 6, 1991 "Substantial evidence supports the conclusion Scientology leaders made the deliberate decision to ruin Wollersheim economically and possible psychologically.... We do not mean to suggest Scientology's retributive program as described in the evidence of this case represented a full scale modern day "inquisition." Nevertheless there are some parallels in purpose and effect. "Fair game" like the "inquisition" targeted "heretics." "During trial, Wollersheim's experts testified Scientology's "auditing" and "disconnect" practices constituted `brainwashing' and `thought reform' akin to what the Chinese and North Koreans practiced on American prisoners of war." "A religious practice which takes place in the context of this level of coercion2 has less religious value than one the recipient engages in voluntarily. Even more significantly, it poses a greater threat to society to have coerced religious practices inflicted on its citizens." "Church practices conducted in a coercive environment are not qualified to be voluntary religious practices entitled to first amendment religious freedom guarantees....We hold that the state has a compelling interest in allowing its citizens to recover for serious emotional injuries they suffer through religious practices they are coerced into accepting." "Such conduct is too outrageous to be protected under the constitution and too unworthy to be privileged under the law of torts." California appellate court, 2nd district, 7th division, Wollersheim v. Church of Scientology of California, Civ. No. B023193 Cal. Super. (1986) "Evidentiary fact: The Church of Scientology is currently engaged in a nationwide conspiracy to impede and obstruct municipal, state and federal taxing authorities, by adopting a religious and charitable guise to avoid payment of taxes. "Scientology's internal policies state: "They (the public) want ministers. We will show them what ministers look like" (Vol. 1 p.41). "Churches are looked upon as reform groups. Therefore, we must act like a reform group" (Vol.1 p.196). "Scientology has nothing to do with religion. The Church did not adopt the religious guise until it was necessary to seek First Amendment protection (Vol.4 p.405). "Scientology uses a religious image checklist designed to falsely portray a religious image to mislead officials (Vol. 2 p.238,239). "Church policy instructs members to lie to inquiring officials (Vol.1 p.226,227). Commissioners of the City of Clearwater, Florida, public hearings, May 5-10, 1982 " ...the teaching of Scientology and the practice of Scientology will result in the commission of many offenses and may well result in the commission of many others." Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, Justice Brookings, 1982 "You can be merciless whenever your will is crossed and you have the right to be merciless."3 -- L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. Documentary evidence in the Armstrong case... A final suggestion for when your not reviewing the materials listed in the appendices: Get a copy of the movies or books "Wild Palms" and "The Stand." "The Stand" is by Stephen King. The are many strange and striking similarities between the events and names of "The Stand" and what is currently going on with Scientology and its adversaries on and off the Internet. "Wild Palms" with Jim Belushi is interesting because appears to have been made about other layers of the Scientology multiple personality. (The uniforms in Wild Palms are almost exact duplicates of the Scientology Sea Organization uniforms and the child leader in Wild Palms may represent Scientology's current "child" leader David Miscavige.) [Technical Notes:] 1.) If this came to you anonymously by mail, help protect the identity of the person who sent it to you by destroying the original disk, envelope and any comment or instructions that may have been included. 2.) If it came to you any other way, do everything you can to protect the details and method of how this story was transferred to you and who transferred it. (No one can be punished because they can't remember something or no longer have relevant records.) 3.) This allegorical story is NOT copyrighted. 4.) If you decide to share this story with someone else, feel free to add your own comments and opinions anonymously or non-anonymously in the following comments section. READER COMMENTS ON THE FABLE: When a document is written anonymously, the credibility of the document is immediately called into question. While this is normally true, there are circumstances and expectations where anonymity is the only way to bring new information to the public. The circumstances that give anonymous voices legitimacy are those when criticism is severely punished and free speech is repeatedly crushed. Part of these circumstances include a real and pressing danger to the society that must be disclosed in order to avoid a probable calamity or to stop an ongoing severe abuse. These special circumstances apply completely to this document. The organization being criticized has a forty year history of SEVERELY crushing and punishing critics. My opinion is that you will find this fable is not at all. I think by the time you finish reading and verifying the Internet and non-Internet research references you will agree that there was no other way to write this but anonymously. Moe S., U.K. This is the most amazing story I have ever read about Scientology and, I have read a lot of them. B.D. Enjoy this riveting reading and don't forget to add your own comments and keep the distribution efforts going. G.H., Germany I made 50 disk copies of this fable and have sent them out. I would have made 1,000 copies if I had the money. K.S. I had only been in Scientology for 9 months, but after I read this and then reviewed some of the mentioned Internet sites on Scientology I have decided to leave the organization and secretly get this "fable" to other current members. If only I had known about this 9 months ago I would have saved myself a lot of anguish as a Christian as well as money. Anonymous Great fable! It needs to be translated and distributed wherever Scientology operates. I'll do my part. R.G. I was a member of Scientology for almost 20 years. I am no longer a member. This is nothing more than pure fiction and a sicko smear campaign. Scientology is a legitimate religion recognized by the IRS. Scientology's lawyers and investigators will track down and punish whoever wrote this piece of garbage and whoever is foolish enough to think they won't be caught and punished for distributing it. Los Angeles I am so terrified of Scientology's threats and Nazi tactics I am "shuddering into silence" --- Yeah right! The friends of Scamizdat. Some friends and I got a taped copy of Wild Palms. I am surprised Scientology didn't sue the producers for portraying the young David Miscavige as the cult's leader right down to his Sea Org para-military uniform. I'll help get "The Fable" distributed. Keeping in mind this same theme, did anyone see the Stephen King movie, "The Stand?" After reading "The Fable", I know why Stephen King named the devil "Flagg." Myra N., AZ. Scientology is using the current copyright raids on Dennis Erlich, Arnie Lerma, F.A.C.T.net, Karin Spaink, xs4all and the web pages in the Netherlands to enforce censorship, to crush free speech and to crush all criticism. It's as simple as that. When libraries, researchers and former members cannot possess and discuss information on an organization calling itself a legitimate religion then something is horribly wrong. I am so fed up with this group and its actions that I added a new appendix (four) to this wonderful fable from documents I have collected from around the Internet and from other sources on Scientology's history of attacking those who speak out of possess information it does not want them to have. Of course all this information is fictional too! G.B.B. I am going to make sure "The Fable" is being sent to Stephen King and other Hollywood writers. The story of this "Brotherhood of the Beast" is King's "The Stand II." Angie. I agree this should be made into a book A.S.A.P! The Rainman's Nemesis You don't have to research, think or pray very long to know Scientology is something that must be stopped from growing. I'll make sure my connections in the media and local churches get copies. If everyone who gets this does 10 e-mail transfers and sends out 10 disks to people not on the net, it won't take long to get 1 million copies of the fable distributed. That should slow down this dangerous organization. M.S. M.S. has a great idea! Let's make it into an Internet-wide protest against Scientology. Scientology is trying to crush free speech on the net and silence critics through intimidation and other harassment. Scientology is trying to crush discussion about everything the fable reveals. Nothing is more suiting than to get a million copies of this incredible story transferred on and off the net. I'll bet that the target of one million Fable transfers can be reached so fast that, just the story of this new Internet protest and the power of the net will become a story unto itself. LET THE ONE MILLION FABLE TRANSFERS BEGIN !!! ~~ a friend of those who have been raided and hurt by Scientology. Scientology hasn't stopped its tactics. I heard they got an injunction against Grady Ward. My vote is we do the ONE MILLION FABLE TRANSFER PROTEST as fast as possible and see if that slows their bullshit down. Mr. 100 Transfers Scientology's front group of the National Council of Churches will be derailed by copies of the Fable which I will get to the member churches of the Council. They have no idea they are fronting for a Satanic church. Another supporter of the One Million Fable Transfer Protest. Why stop at a million? We shouldn't stop transferring and translating the Fable until Scientology stops all actions to crush criticism. Another supporter. I think the important thing about One Million Fable Transfers is to do it faster than ever imagined possible. That's the power of the protest. If this could happen in 30-90 days it might even topple the leader of Scientology for ordering such stupid harassment of Internet users and service providers. 100 Transfers Too! Let's make the Fable the new Fishman / Geertz document of the Internet. I think the fable will eventually be read by far more people. It's much more interesting and tells the story behind the Fishman / Geertz document and declarations containing the OT Levels. The Hollywood celebrity section and their connections to this neo-Satanic group will be gobbled up by the media all over the world. Go fable, Go! The Cyberpunks. Scientology deserved the Million Transfers of the Fable. Scientology's thousands of victims demand it. I'll keep transferring it to e-mail list servers and newsgroups until Scientology stops attacking the Net. E.F.W. Scientology has embarked upon a new policy of spam-botting alt.religion.scientology in order to overwhelm and take over the newsgroup by posting thousands of spam articles per day. Consequently, it is vital to get the Fable distributed right now. I have come forward as a public distributor of the Fable in protest to this horrendous attempt to crush our newsgroup, as well as in support of the Cult Awareness Network's struggle to survive, of which I am a member. Steve Fishman, 12980 S. W. 48th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33330-2339, (954) 434-9777, e-mail: email@example.com I couldn't resist creating a table of contents for the Fable and inserting it in front of the document. You can't put this document down once you know what's in it and you get about 20 pages into it. A reader and a One Million Fable Transfers Supporter. I think someone should regularly post people's inserted comments on the Fable into various Internet newsgroups like alt.religion.scientology and alt.journalism. There could even be a regular update of the best fable comments and transfer stories to keep the momentum up. I'll start from here. A paper warrior. After President of the Church of Scientology International Heber Jentzsch's arrogant comments that Scientology has been forced to become the policeman of the Internet, I think it will be easy to get the One Million Fable Transfer Protests picked up by people all over the net. Ms. 75 Transfers. I have heard some top U. S. media people have already got copies. They are now contacting former Scientologists and religious experts to verify what they can put on the air. I an stoked to focus on transfers to regional media hot shots in the upper Midwest. Will someone else claim other areas and get the media people the Fable first? Iceman. I was a long-time Scientologist. Reading the sections of the Fable on Scientology's Satanic origins got me thinking about some things the Fable missed in this area. On the secret level called Power you are repeatedly asked the question "locate a power source." If you answer "God" it is treated as a wrong answer and a delusion. If you answer "Hubbard" or "Source" (as power source of the world), or "Yourself", it is accepted as a right answer. Also on another secret level (OT II) you had to audit something called "The Sevens." Looking back on it now, what I think we were really doing was ritualistically releasing the seven seals which release the beast upon the world and bring on the final conflict before the apocalypse. I am not real up to date on all the different legends of Christian theology, but that's what I think we were really doing ritualistically although I did not realize it at the time. Wasn't Satan or the Anti-Christ the claimer of power of the material world? T.G. In my own auditing of New Era Dianetics I was led to believe that I had once lived as "Malchoot", the biological father of Jesus Christ. Through the hypnotic techniques in Scientology known as anaten, reverie and boil-off, I was shown mental image pictures of my having masturbated into a stream where the Virgin Mary was bathing, causing her to become pregnant via artificial insemination. My post in life, I was told, was to de-mythologize the "lie of the immaculate conception" and bring the "misguided Christian fools" into Scientology as a grand dissemination effort. Scientology is the ultimate anti-Christian religion, obsessed with de-Christianizing the planet. Steve Fishman. I was a long term member that worked around the organizations that delivered Scientology's secret levels or initiations as they are referred to in the Fable. It was common knowledge among the high-level staff members that many individuals went psychotic or threatened or attempted suicide during the levels. We thought nothing of it and considered it an unacceptable risk of passing through the secret levels at the time. Several people did kill themselves and we covered it up because we believed that they would pick up new bodies soon and could be "repaired" then. We also kept silent to protect Scientology which at the time we were deluded into believing was mankind's only hope against the upcoming world cataclysm. I am now so ashamed and sorry for the families of the victims we lied to. I will transfer the Fable and keep transferring the Fable not as a protest but because Scientology is attacking critics on the Internet. I will keep distributing the Fable for the families that have lost their loved ones and to prevent any more initiation deaths and Scientology cover-ups. God Bless the brave souls at F.A.C.T.net who are keeping the reports on 40 years of Scientology casualties. They are right on the mark. Mad as Hell and I'm NOT going to keep silent Anymore !!! I have just finished another night of anonymously e-mailing about 20 more zipped copies of "The Fable" to carefully selected "power exposure" locations on the Net. It's not much of a risk to me because I am using several remailers, but it sure feels good to drop an electronic dime on these assholes. I am definitely not as brave as the many individuals who are taking the risks to openly expose them. But, this is what I can do and will continue to do for the One Million Fable Transfer Protest and to help fight against Scientology's attack of Internet free speech. E.D., Houston The first 25 copies I am sending out are for Grady Ward. I have a lot more copies to send out for all the other people Scientology has attacked or abused. The Clearwater Renegade. I am the webmaster of a small web page that has just become familiar with Scientology's outrageous Internet tactics and harassment of critics. You can take it to the bank that I am going to use my full technical know-how to insure as many people know about and read the Fable. I did some math on transfer possibilities and it is possible to achieve One Million Fable Transfers on the Internet in just days if everyone who receives a copy thereafter transfers it to just 10 people. "Oh what tangled webs we weave when first we try to crush free speech on the Net." The One Million Fable Transfer Team. Before I did my small part for the One Million Fable Transfer Protest I corrected some typos and formatting problems on the second copy of the Fable that I have received. It was nice reading all the comments from readers, but I wonder how many readers are so terrified by Scientology's history of retaliation that they wouldn't even put in a small anonymous comment. I strongly recommend that you do not let these Scientology bastards intimidate you into silence. Add your anonymous comments to the rest of ours. A friend of Dennis Erlich. Sooner or later Scientology is going to come up with some "bright idea" to try to stop the One Million Fable Transfer Protest. Let's stay on our toes and like their other misguided "bright ideas" let's turn it against them as soon as they try it. X-G.O. Each of us has our own reasons for joining the One Million Fable Transfer Protest. Mine are because of what Scientology has done to harass authors Jon Atack and Russell Miller in the United Kingdom. They are both writers of books critical of Scientology. R.R. Denmark. I am going to start sending the Fable to all anti-cult organizations around the world. There are almost 700 of them listed in an address index called the "Directory of Cultic Research Organizations." I cannot afford to send more than 100 disks myself. Could some of the other Fable readers help me by getting this index and mailing or e-mailing to the other anti-cult organizations? It is published by the American Religious Center, Post Office Box 168, Trenton, Michigan 48183, U.S.A. I believe if we get the Fable to all of the organizations that deal with cults, then no matter where Scientology shows up there will be informed people to tell the other side of the story. And, Scientology always shrinks whenever people begin discussing it openly with all of the available information. M.K., Chicago. Why just think about one million copies of the Fable transferred in protest? Why not ten million or a hundred million transfers? There are six billion people on this planet. The celebrity Hollywood and Satanic story angles are so interesting, we should be thinking about getting between one and two billion people familiar with what this group is doing in Hollywood. To achieve that end, I am going to help by zipping it up and beginning to e-mail it in smaller zipped parts so it becomes a five to seven part zipped e-mail project. A.G., Finland. Recently Scientology began a new "Way To Happiness Campaign" on the CNN. News Network. They don't even identify themselves as a church or Scientology. This front group can be stopped via distribution of the Fable if we act now. I am going to get the Fable to the CNN. advertising department and a lot of other media people in the local Radio Talk Show circuit. I think the radio talk shows would absolutely love to discuss the contents of the Fable. A Protest Supporter. I'll send out a bunch of e-mailed copies of the Fable for what they did to Gerry Armstrong. Annie, San Francisco. In this protest please keep in mind what Scientology is doing to the largest cult information organization in the United States, which is the Cult Awareness Network (CAN). Scientology has sued them 44 times and has driven them into bankruptcy. Every one of the 70 or so U.S. CAN affiliates should have a copy of the Fable for anonymous distribution to their media, former member and religious connections. If anyone has a list of these CAN affiliate addresses please get them all copies of the Fable. I am joining the One Million Fable Transfer Protest and will be beginning to e-mail copies not because of Scientology's Internet harassment, but for their harassment of CAN. I will keep e-mailing copies of the Fable around the Net until Scientology drops all legal action against CAN. I am angry as hell and I am not going to take Scientology's abuse of CAN anymore. J.B. Scientology has recently brought an outrageous legal action against Keith Hanson, who is another Internet free speech advocate. Because I was not personally involved with Scientology, I previously avoided the Scientology Internet conflict, but these people just won't back off until the whole Net gets together and backs them down. I am on board and will get the Fable onto as many automated e-mail list servers as I can. The French Connection. Refund requests are rising from former members to Scientology organizations worldwide. If you are a former member, now may be the last time to request AND GET all of your money back. Do it now! Signs from new defectors are showing up that indicate Scientology is unraveling financially. The sinking ship mentality is starting to show up in frustrated insiders. Income all over the world has been dropping severely. Maybe all of this information on the Internet is the reason. I wonder what One Million Transfers of the Fable will do J.G.R., Mexico. I am joining the One Million Fable Transfer Protest not because of what Scientology has done to the Internet or anti-cult organizations like CAN, the Watchman Fellowship or other anti-cult groups. I am joining because what Scientology has done to tens of thousands of former members and their families. There are hundreds of deaths, attempted suicides and episodes of member psychosis directly attributable to the harm Scientology does to people. I will send out copies of the Fable for the voices that can no longer speak for themselves. Another Mother Against Scientology.