Mission Statement

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I have moved the deeper public discourse on Scientology philosophy to Patreon as a platform for support and interactive feedback, both of which I value highly. It is fitting to have a mission statement: My project is to deconstruct Scientology at its fundamental level. I aim to take the basic philosophical components apart for rigorous analysis. Where this leads I do not know, for I take the first step of the project as "not know",…

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Deconstructing Scientology: YouTube vs. Patreon vs. Academia

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I began a YouTube channel late in 2023 to bring my continuing interest in Scientology philosophy to the public sphere. I felt it was time to contribute to the public discourse beyond my 2019 book. I also wanted feedback on my approach. That feedback was difficult to bear yet bore initial fruit; first, the separation of Scientology philosophy from L. Ron Hubbard; second, the potential generation of a postscientology philosophy. The process also offered me…

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Jordan Peterson demonstrates the need for an intellectual understanding of Scientology

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The more I live beyond the Church of Scientology and the practice of Scientology, the more I study and gain life experience, the more I am coming to an understanding that Hubbard's Scientology contains abuse. However, this same path is revealing to me not a lack of philosophical depth in Scientology but the opposite, to the dismay of some. Yet these are not opposing notions. To the contrary, that Scientology has been abusive while philosophical…

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And Finally, My Answer Is: Post-Scientology Philosophy

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Only catch is: someone better accurately describe Scientology philosophy—as itself—first, before critiquing it. I plan to complete this project, in time. It's going to be a long journey. Most folks know nothing about Scientology philosophy beyond hit-piece media on the Church of Scientology. That's not good enough for my journey. I want to deeply understand the philosophy I was born into and once entrenched in.

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A Hubbardless Scientology Philosophy?

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A recent blog post has whittled down my continuing interest in Scientology. Abandoned components of Scientology now include its Church; its 'Bridge', ‘Tech’, and space opera; and its policy (‘Admin’); none of these hold my interest beyond nostalgia. My formal interest lies solely in Scientology philosophy, by which I mean such things as metaphysics, etc. Recently I started a YouTube channel where I reviewed some of Hubbard’s writings as practice for speaking in front of…

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My (Continuing) Interest in Scientology

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This is a longer post for those interested. My recent interviews have given me a gift of clarification. First, I have re-uploaded an emended Formal Resignation from the Church of Scientology. I have also re-uploaded a Question I posted to Scientologists affiliated with the Church of Scientology in the days after receiving my excommunication (my resignation precipitated excommunication). I have come to accept that my path forward does not lead back to good standing with…

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Scientology & Philosophy: An Essay

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Scientology is a subject few have not now heard of. Proposed as a religion, it receives regular public beatings for its reported zealotry, particularly amongst its inner acolytes. Stories of personal struggle, financial hardship and familial turmoil are abundant, and in the public eye the subject as a whole seems largely tainted. Stifled under the weight of emotionally-charged discourse, the basic philosophical postulations of Scientology are kept out of the limelight. Yet where basic concepts…

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