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What Is Wrong With Scientology?: Healing through Understanding Paperback – June 21, 2012
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It is literately riddled with scientology jargon and references and unfounded statements of fact about scientology and Hubbard that I believe will not interest this public on any scale.
However, I believe this book is going to have great appeal to scientologists who have left organized scientology, fleeing its abuses but are still true believers in Hubbard. And why not? Marty rightly points out many horrid abuses within the organized scientology and purports to offer a kinder and gentler scientology where people are not beaten, screamed at, hard sold beyond ability to bear and the like. Who would not like that?
I liked that the book told of some horrid abuses in organized scientology. There are many horrid abuses within organized scientology that go far beyond the examples given by Marty.
I also really liked reading that Marty to a degree seems to promote a non-fundamentalist approach to scientology, saying people should be able to leave it, take breaks from it, not have to believe everything Hubbard says, etc. I think that is a good start.
I especially liked reading the last chapter or two of the book and really, really wanted to believe that Marty reaches out to and seems to embrace good parts of other practices that foster human rights and decency. I like that he seemed to be preaching that scientologists should not think they have this superior technology and be arrogant as if they were somehow above all others, when they certainly are not.Read more ›
Why is Scientology still here? You would think that with over 60 years of some of the most horrible press attacking it incessently, that the organization and the philosophy would have vanished from the face of the earth. So how the heck does it continue to make headlines and continue to be controversial or continue to be accepted by anyone in his right mind?
The unfortunate truth for detractors is that Hubbard did in fact come up with workable spiritual technology which can and does (in the right hands) help people live a happier, more fullfilling life. Sorry. Works for me.
The reason that membership in the "church" of $cientology is declining is because the organization is so corrupt and its leadership is completely out of touch with reality. And, because its self-appointed "leader" is a sociopath.
Mr. Rathbun does an excellent job of clarifying many of the issues embroiling the current cult of $cientology as well as describing some of the things that really are the reason that scientology is still around.
An excellent read.
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I've only recently become interested in the subject of Scientology. This book outlines the current beliefs and structure of the church, how it got flipped upside down, and explores... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Benjamin Guy
The difficult explanation Marty tries to dissect here of what Scientology can offer to heal and uplift Mankind as originally envisaged, and how the application of the technology... Read morePublished on March 19, 2014 by Frik Blaauw
I would have wanted to write a book like this myself, but Mark covered all the topics in such a thorough and insightful manner that it would be redundant for me to do so now. Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by John
The story and personal experiences of the writer came through well. I recommend this writer for other purchases. I will buy other of his books.Published on August 10, 2013 by Lindy
This is the best source of data on scientology I've found. Marty knows what every truth seeker is looking for and answers tough questions head on. Bravo!!!Published on July 17, 2013 by John
This is for a former member of the group. I appreciate all the efforts Marty has put into writing these tomes. Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by The Bookster
Well researched and well written book. Helped me understand what went wrong inside Scientology and aided me in moving on.Published on May 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
After spending a lifetime as a senior level Scientologist who was a trusted aide to David Miscaviage, Marty Rathbun now makes a claim for his own piece of the Scientology $$$ pie... Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by GS