Is Tom Leaving Scientology For Suri?

Could be? Who knows? I don’t want to set myself up for heartbreak again. I love too much and I hope too much and I never ever give up on…

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Means of Demolishing Thetans

JonJ in Philadelphia writes, responding to J. C. Hallman’s recent essay, “Killing the Thetan,” a critique of Lawrence Wright’s widely-discussed story on Scientology: Yes, Wright’s piece in the New Yorker…

"2008-03-15 Anonymous Hollywood Scientology protest" by Jason Scragz, via Flickr.

Killing the Thetan

On what The New Yorker’s coverage of Scientology lacks.

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Getting Clear in Haiti

As reported by ABC News, “hope for Haiti came courtesy of John Travolta who flew in with four tons of medical supplies and food for earthquake victims.” The report added…

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I Would Use My Last Ounce of Strength to Freak Out

There’s been an attack or an earthquake and you’re waiting for help lying on the ground, possibly bleeding and who shows up? Some dick with an e-meter (source)

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Katie’s Mom Strikes Back

Dear Katie, How are things? Enclosed are some some books we picked up on our trip to Tuscany last summer. We found a nice man in our parish who agreed…

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To: TC From: DM/Gold Base Tom, we need you. The Valkyrie thing? You took it to the Germans. Now it’s this French thing. They need your teeth of truth. They…

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Who Will Save Manhattan?

New York’s summer evangelism season isn’t what it used to be.

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Jewish Without the Big-Noseness

My RSS feeds were crawling with Jewish International Conspiracy today. (It was a welcome break from learning that my other favorite religion, Catholicism, is going back on its longtime and…

Night falls on a Testing Center.

The Choice is Yours

How would William James rate on a Scientology E-meter? An excerpt from the new book, The Devil is a Gentleman.