Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

"If you really want to enslave people, tell them you’re going to give them total freedom."

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Scientologists don’t like it if you leave. Even if you leave quietly. There is a saying adherents fondly quote: “The way out is the way through.” Deep thoughts passed on by decade-dead megalomaniacal psychopath Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, in whose writings church followers find a labyrinth so complex, so full of elitist jargon and weird science that those trapped in it cannot see that the way out is the way through—the fucking door.

So, of course I had to join…

Via Boing Boing, it’s Mark Ebner’s classic 1996 exposé on the Church of Scientology and its extreme attempts to silence critics. I believe we’ve discussed Scientology before.

Written by gerrycanavan

November 14, 2005 at 9:58 pm

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