Niece of Church of Scientology leader plans tell-all book with 'strange' details

Sep 24, 2012 Full story: CTV 23

Jenna Miscavige Hill has been a frequent critic of the Church of Scientology since publicly breaking with it in 2005.

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“It's all part of my charm.....”

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#1 Sep 25, 2012
Anyone who believes in a religion created by a sci-fi writer is strange, period.
Polly

Bondi, Australia

#2 Sep 25, 2012
Laurie Caring-Stalker wrote:
Anyone who believes in a religion created by a sci-fi writer is strange, period.
Better still, any "religion" afforded special considerations that applies to no other 'religion' needs and deserves investigating

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/09/us/scientol...
Donkey Estonkey

Hampton, VA

#4 Sep 25, 2012
What could be more interesting than that, esse?
Maybe watching Los Braceros picking grapefruit in Fresno Cali...
...or Bakersfield?

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#5 Sep 25, 2012
Laurie Caring-Stalker wrote:
Anyone who believes in a religion created by a sci-fi writer is strange, period.
*shrug*

In my book, if you believe one religion, you pretty much have to believe in them all. Either way you look at it, you are taking the word of people you will never, ever know whose agendas were perhaps not entirely altruistic.
Donkey Estonkey

Hampton, VA

#6 Sep 25, 2012
Oh ohhhhhh.
Sense a thread on religion about to start...

Let the whacked out batshit discussions begin..!!!

“It's all part of my charm.....”

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#7 Sep 25, 2012
EraserX wrote:
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*shrug*
In my book, if you believe one religion, you pretty much have to believe in them all. Either way you look at it, you are taking the word of people you will never, ever know whose agendas were perhaps not entirely altruistic.
Agreed. They all certainly seem to have been grown from the same seed. A seed grown by mere humans.

This one seems to be the nuttiest though. Proof there are suckers born every minute. Either Hubbard is laughing his ass off from "beyond the grave" or he was as nutty as his followers.

Happy Tuesday =)

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#8 Sep 25, 2012
Laurie Caring-Stalker wrote:
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Agreed. They all certainly seem to have been grown from the same seed. A seed grown by mere humans.
This one seems to be the nuttiest though. Proof there are suckers born every minute. Either Hubbard is laughing his ass off from "beyond the grave" or he was as nutty as his followers.
Happy Tuesday =)
Happy Tuesday to you, too.

As far as nutty goes, if you stand well on the outside and cast an objective eye, they all look pretty loopy.

“It's all part of my charm.....”

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#9 Sep 25, 2012
EraserX wrote:
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Happy Tuesday to you, too.
As far as nutty goes, if you stand well on the outside and cast an objective eye, they all look pretty loopy.
Gotta agree with you again.=)
Polly

Bondi, Australia

#10 Sep 25, 2012
EraserX wrote:
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Happy Tuesday to you, too.
As far as nutty goes, if you stand well on the outside and cast an objective eye, they all look pretty loopy.
Maybe you can enlighten me, as I am still looking for any other religion caught perpetrating the largest infiltration into government offices on local soil in all U.S history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Snow_W...

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#11 Sep 25, 2012
Polly wrote:
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Maybe you can enlighten me, as I am still looking for any other religion caught perpetrating the largest infiltration into government offices on local soil in all U.S history
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Snow_W...
I'd research the phrases "In God We Trust" and "one nation, under God" - that should clue you in on an even bigger hijacking of our government.
Polly

Bondi, Australia

#12 Sep 25, 2012
EraserX wrote:
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I'd research the phrases "In God We Trust" and "one nation, under God" - that should clue you in on an even bigger hijacking of our government.
Why? I am here to discuss scientology.

http://www.ezlink.com/~perry/CoS/Theology/ind...

There are plenty other forums to discuss your government or other religions.

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#13 Sep 26, 2012
I don't understand why people are always trying to make things look bad when they don't know much about them. This girl must have had a falling-out with her church so now she wants everyone to think badly of it - to take her side.
It just seems SO wrong. I wouldn't read it if it were the last book on earth.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#14 Sep 26, 2012
Polly wrote:
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Maybe you can enlighten me, as I am still looking for any other religion caught perpetrating the largest infiltration into government offices on local soil in all U.S history
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Snow_W...
Stupidity seems to have become a religion to our politicians.
Polly

Bondi, Australia

#15 Sep 26, 2012
quilterqueen wrote:
I don't understand why people are always trying to make things look bad when they don't know much about them.
Oh, you are so so wrong. And the world is finding out more than ever that scientology destroys peoples lives
quilterqueen wrote:
This girl must have had a falling-out with her church
Oh, how surprising you say this
/sarcasm
Why are you trying to paint her or how book in a bad light?
It's okay, we both know why.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/church-sc...
quilterqueen wrote:
so now she wants everyone to think badly of it - to take her side.
Golly, if only Jenna were not the only one to live through hell called scientology and live to talk about it. Wonder what Shelly Miscavige would have to say, but alas she hasnt been since for a looong time
http://www.ibtimes.com/mystery-shelly-miscavi...
People deserve a right to think for themselves, right?
quilterqueen wrote:
It just seems SO wrong. I wouldn't read it if it were the last book on earth.
Let me guess, you're "not a scientologist, but"?
Scientology is now getting what it deserved. Albeit decades after hubbard cloaked his dianetics and scientology with "the religion angle" to create a mafioso.
http://carolineletkeman.org/sp/index.php...
The RICO Act will be ringing in peoples ears real soon. Hollywood have obviously had enough of that festering infection called scientology.
Do you like a good movie?
Coz this one being released will be outstanding and it's Oscar material
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1560747/
Donkey Estonkey

Hampton, VA

#17 Sep 26, 2012
Think I saw her on Robot Chicken!

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#18 Sep 27, 2012
Polly, the shredder, from Australia - My comments sure tipped over your apple cart.
Since you had difficulty interpreting what I said - let me rephrase.
I know nothing AT ALL about the girl or her past religion. And not a lot of people do.
I just think it is wrong to tear something down that you once believed in. Whatever her reasons for leaving she now finds that she can make money from trying to destroy it.
I do know that when people come out with anti-church books, both the author and the book are full of lies, and the authors true motives are usually suspect.

Now, I'll give you something REALLY stupid to REALLY sink your teeth into and shred:'Why don't you people fall off the earth?'

“I know where you are,”

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

#19 Sep 27, 2012
quilterqueen wrote:
I just think it is wrong to tear something down that you once believed in.
Ever hear of the Stockholm Syndrome?

Stockholm Syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.

Battered-wife syndrome is an example of activating the capture-bonding psychological mechanism, as are military basic training, fraternity bonding by hazing, religious cults and sex practices such as sadism/masochism or bondage/discipline.

Scientology is a cult that financially defrauds and abuses its members, charging exorbitant fees for its spiritual services.
R U Itchin for a B

Quakertown, PA

#20 Sep 27, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Ever hear of the Stockholm Syndrome?
Stockholm Syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.
Battered-wife syndrome is an example of activating the capture-bonding psychological mechanism, as are military basic training, fraternity bonding by hazing, religious cults and sex practices such as sadism/masochism or bondage/discipline.
Scientology is a cult that financially defrauds and abuses its members, charging exorbitant fees for its spiritual services.
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U talk like a member
Polly

Bondi, Australia

#21 Sep 27, 2012
quilterqueen wrote:
Polly, the shredder, from Australia - My comments sure tipped over your apple cart.[/QUOTE} not at all.'toots
[QUOTE who="quilterqueen"}S ince you had difficulty interpreting what I said - let me rephrase.
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No "difficulty" at all

[QUOTE who="quilterqueen"
I know nothing AT ALL about the girl or her past religion. And not a lot of people do.[./QUOTE]

Sorry darl , but not everyone has you pretended knowingness

[QUOTE who="quilterqueen"
I just think it is wrong to tear something down that you once believed does it?.[/QUOTE] so, it makes Janna's account less believable does it?[QUOTE who="quilterqueen"Wh atever her reasons for leaving she now finds that she can make money from trying to destroy it.{/QUOTE] Because YOU say so and Hubbard himself said that to "leave"cientology makes one a psychotic. Coz I will post the policy from him if needed
quilterqueen wrote:
I do know that when people come out with anti-church books, both the author and the book are full of lies, and the authors true motives are usually suspect.
How could you "know" when there are so many that have a comprehension of pretended knowingness?
[QUOTE who="quilterqueen"No w, I'll give you something REALLY stupid to REALLY sink your teeth into and shred:'Why don't you people fall off the earth?'[/QUOTE]Obfuscate all you like, it wont stop scientology as a subject being questioned
Polly

Bondi, Australia

#22 Sep 27, 2012
I cannot be arsed answering someone ordained to lie

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