25 Shocking Facts About Scientology

Founded by L. Ron Hubbard in the 1950’s, Scientology considers itself a religion helping people be free of trauma and experience a true reality. Since its founding, it has grown into a multi-million dollar enterprise with many followers, including many actors and celebrities from Hollywood who shell out cash to reach new levels in the organization. While it tries to look harmless on the outside, many former Scientologists like Leah Remini have called it out for harmful, dangerous, and deceptive practices. Turns out, there’s much more to Scientology than meets the eye. Curious to find out more about this controversial group? Here are 25 Shocking Facts About Scientology.

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Scientology has its own rehab program called "Narconon," using saunas, vitamins, minerals, and oils to treat people with serious medical addiction. No one there is a medical professional; they indoctrinate you, and many have not been allowed to leave. Some of these facilities have also been shut down.

narcononSource: https://www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/what-scientology-based-rehab-is-like.html/?a=viewall
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The Church of Scientology spied on South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone when they aired the episode Trapped in the Closet, which brutally made fun of the church. They went through public records, investigated their friends, and even went through their trash. They found nothing.

parker and stoneSource: http://www.inquisitr.com/153535/church-of-scientology-spied-on-southpark-creators/

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L. Ron Hubbard's son, L. Ron Hubbard Jr., was once a leader in the church before walking away and changing his name to Ronald DeWolf. He left because he didn't have a high view of his father and the last straw was when his father sold secrets to the Russians.

l ron hubbardSource: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/lists/scientology-defectors-a-timeline-w461675/ronald-dewolf-w461686
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Charles Manson, the insane mass murderer, took 150 classes of Scientology and left saying it was too crazy for him.

charles mansonSource: http://www.cracked.com/article_14932_the-top-10-secret-celebrity-scientologists.html

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They have security checks for children as young as 6 years old with a wide range of questions. The first question is, "What has somebody told you not to tell?"

childrenSource: https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/01/08/with-children-when-does-religion-go-too-far/young-scientologists-face-control-and-interrogation


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