Someone's Blog – March 2011 Archive (4)

"The Appliance of Science" - Irish Sunday Mirror, March 20th 2011

SCIENTOLOGY bosses are trying to brainwash vulnerable people to get at their cash, an undercover Irish Sunday Mirror investigation reveals today.

We went behind the scenes at the secretive religion's four-hour long Personal Efficiency Course last week.

Our aim was to discover just what goes on inside what experts call the biggest cult in the world.

And our findings weren't pretty. Our reporter was told he was depressed, nervous, and unstable, and warned the only…


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"Scientology: Inside and Out" - The Irish Times, March 19th 2011

A recent campaign in Dublin advertised courses run by the Scientology movement. Members past and present tell Cian Traynor about their experiences of the organisation. Does it bring the promised prosperity, intelligence and freedom, or simply exploit the vulnerable?

‘When job security turns into insecurity,” ran a recent ad on the Dart, in Dublin, “attend a course in Scientology.” The accompanying photographs feature men and women looking stressed or dejected. The course advertised… Continue

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"The Celebrity Magnet 'Church' Ron Built" - The Irish Examiner, March 2011

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard would have been 100 on Sunday. He has left behind a controversial legacy, says Jonathan de Burca Butler

This Sunday, one hundred years ago, the founder of one of the world's most contoversial religions was born in Nebraska. L Ron Hubbard founded The Church of Scientology - an organisation which for the last 60 years of its existence has attracted criticism and praise in equally strong measure.

In recent years members such as Tom Cruise… Continue

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"Scientology Adverts Under Investigation by Ads Watchdog" - Sunday Times, March 6th 2011

Row over posters that claim sessions can tackle job insecurity as former member of church describes campaign as ‘misleading and offensive’

Complaints have been filed with the country’s advertising watchdog over a Church of Scientology campaign, which claims its courses can help with job insecurity.

The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) is investigating claims that the ads, appearing in Dublin’s train and Dart…


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