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- ASIN : B003UBCFKE
- Publisher : Scobee Publishing (June 29, 2010)
- Publication date : June 29, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 3177 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 236 pages
- Lending : Enabled
Best Sellers Rank:
#506,239 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #71 in Scientology
- #1,254 in Biographies of Religious Leaders
- #1,469 in Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts (Kindle Store)
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I also have no quarrel with her writing style, which is readable and to the point, nor even with the number of exclamation points. I write for a humor website myself, have done editing and proofed copy, and aside from the universal misuse of apostrophes for the possessive form of "it" -- dearest everybody, use the apostrophe for "it is" only; it's just that easy -- I find her writing to be just fine, thank you.
It's (see?) fascinating to read multiple accounts of what happens "over the Rainbow" at the nerve center of the Church, because each account verifies the others, but from a different angle, resulting in a multi-dimensional depiction of each incident. The mockery and physical abuse endured by the executives, the snakes-and-ladders game of one day heading worldwide entities and the next scraping sewage pipes in the R.P.F., then back to the boardroom, all these stories dovetail seamlessly with one another.
So I would say, buy Amy Scobee's book; it's a valuable contribution to the growing collection of eyewitness accounts that may someday, I hope, crack open the gates of this malevolent institution and free its (see? easy!) victims.
Top reviews from other countries
Having previously read a lot of online material on Scientology, I wasn't expecting any major revelations from Scobee's book, but despite being prepared for some of the absurdities of this `religion', this particular story still managed to shock me. Amy Scobee seems an intelligent, articulate woman; and yet she was so brainwashed by Scientology that she put up with unimaginable ordeals; the separation from her family, the collapse of both her marriages caused by prolonged separation, and the slave labour camps. Scientology's RPF - Rehabilitation Project Force - is indeed, just another word for `slave labour camp'. It is astonishing to think that the United States Government allows slave labour to take place on its own soil, while readily condemning it in a foreign country. A woman mentioned in the book was `locked' in the RPF programme for 6 years: 6 years of slavery. Whilst reading this story, is sometimes difficult to sympathise with the victims because they could have walked out; but of course, the way cults operate is by isolating people from their families and from society in general. With no qualifications and not even a bank account, it would be overwhelming for most of us, let alone for someone who has known little else of the world since age 16.
Aside from shock values, this is not a book that you will read for its prose. Scobee's writing leaves a lot to be desired, and a lack of structure, as well as an overuse of Scientology jargon and acronyms make for a difficult reading at times. But this is still a story that needed to be told and I hope that more people will buy this book, read it, encourage their friends to buy a copy and spread the word, so that hopefully, one day the US Government will put an end to this abuse of human rights in the name of the absolute scandal known as Scientology.
The IRS individuals who granted it churn charitable status need to be intensively investigated and charitable status needs to be rescinded. This is a very creepy, abusive, abusive cult that needs exposed and annihilated.