The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the Church of Scientology


The Good

The development and practice of techniques that assist men to achieve an improved mental and spiritual condition is the good part of Scientology.

The spiritual gains obtained from auditing and its social programs in the areas of drugs, education and criminality, form the constructive side of the Church.

And, if that were all that the Church was doing in the world – it would be fine.

But, that is not all that the Church of Scientology is doing in the world….

The Bad

Throughout history there is a repeated phenomena that occurs when a certain fanatical faction deems itself the savior of the world.

Examples of the phenomena are the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, and the Nazis.

Considering itself to have some kind of superior truth to other men – it then sets out to enforce its “truth” upon the rest of the world through the use of force. This is an element of fascism.

The dictionary defines fascism as:

Any program for setting up a centralized autocratic national regime with severely nationalistic policies, exercising regimentation of industry, commerce, and finance, rigid censorship, and forcible suppression of opposition.

As leader of his National Fascist Party, he (Mussolini) presented himself as the strong-armed savior of Italy…  he made use of an elite party militia – the Black Shirts – to crush opposition and to maintain his power.  (Note: Hitler’s were called the Brown Shirts.)

In its dictatorial methods and in its use of brutal intimidation of the opposition by the militia and the secret police, fascism does not greatly distinguish itself from other despotic and totalitarian regimes.

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The above sounds like an exact description of the Office of Special Affairs, and the tactics they use. The efforts of Church Intelligence to silence critics is one example. Enforced disconnection is another. Remember the part of the definition “rigid censorship, and forcible suppression of opposition.”

The Church criminal Intelligence bureau can be likened to Hitler’s Brown Shirts. Through the Fair Game Law – these secret police have been given a license to kill.

One has to wonder about a “truth” that has to be spread by bats and clubs.

Even if it were truth, bats and clubs are the wrong way to get it recognized and accepted. “Man can be handled by reason alone” - Science of Survival - one of many basic concepts within Scientology, which is preached - but not practiced, by its organizations.

Scientology espouses many idealistic principles, which are then violated by certain organizational policies:

All men have an inalienable right to speak freely, write freely and counter or utter upon the opinion of others – part of the Creed of the Church.

It also promotes itself as “the road to truth” and “the road to total freedom”.

The Church then sets up units that suppress communication, truth and freedoms.

These movements always have the same justifier - the glorious end justifies the means.


The Spanish Inquisition was going to rid the world of heretics.
Hitler was going to save the world from the people with bad genes.

Scientology is going to create a world “without criminality, insanity and war”.
The Church is going to do this with fascist units that are criminal, insane, and at war.

These fanatical movements always have the same justifier for their fascist crimes –
some admirable goal to whitewash their heinous crimes against humanity.

The truth is - their admirable goal does not make their crimes ok – it’s a justifier.

The end does not justify the means.

And that is the bad side of the Church of Scientology.

The Ugly

The Church has violated its senior policy - to deliver what was promised.

The promised results from auditing were:

Theta Clear
Cleared Theta Clear
Free Spiritual Being

No Theta Clears have been produced.
No Cleared Theta Clears have been produced.
No Free Spiritual Beings have been produced.

That the Church can produce these last three states is simply a belief  (without proof) that Scientologists have.

So, all the harm that is being leveled upon individuals by the Church is based on a belief.

But, even if the Church could produce these states and people were achieving them -
that is still no excuse for the Church’s fascist crimes against others.

But, worse yet, the promised goods, supposedly justifying these heinous deeds, are not even available! Where are the Theta Clears and OTs?

Proper practice of the subject of Scientology can produce these states. But the current Church management has brought about intentional misapplication of the subject by altering the original teachings of the Founder.

Now we have a group that preys upon man’s yearning for freedom and all that is decent.

By dangling this carrot in front of him, he continually makes great sacrifices, financial and otherwise – but the carrot is always held out of his reach. It’s always the next level that will give him what he came for. He never arrives! He just keeps making more and more sacrifices for a hope that never comes true.

It’s time for the Church to abolish all of its fascist policies and practices and eliminate the hypocrisy by practicing what it preaches.

We do not believe the Church can make a world “without criminality, insanity and war” because it cannot even make its own organization that way.

Church of Scientology – its time to deliver the promised goods or admit you can’t.

A group that takes advantage of men by offering hope - for things it does not deliver – is



And that is what is Ugly about the Church of Scientology.