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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

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39 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

Lawrence Wright has written a thorough book. The things that th

Lawrence Wright has written a thorough book. The things that the Church of Scientology objected to or records differently are carefully included. This book has been substantiated by people who have blown or left the Sea Org and lived to tell about it. Those who don't...
Lawrence Wright has written a thorough book. The things that the Church of Scientology objected to or records differently are carefully included. This book has been substantiated by people who have blown or left the Sea Org and lived to tell about it. Those who don't understand, please type "lisa mcpherson scientology" without the quotes into your search engine. And then take a deep breathe. Remember that the beliefs of Scientologists are no more [ir]rational than those of any other religion. Scientology is not the only organization that is guilty of [alleged] human rights violations either. The laws in the USA need changing so that way when violations such as abuse, slavery, and forced imprisonment are found to exist in religious facilities and schools, those violations can be acted upon. I do not expect this review to last as I am quite sure that Scientologists will decend upon the Going Clear listing to leave nasty reviews and to complain about anything remotely resembling the truth. They are not necessarily bad people. Just afraid that the things that they have given their lives to are not worthy of such dedication and loyalty.

posted by sapphoq on January 21, 2013

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2 out of 61 people found this review helpful.

This is nothing more than an error-filled, unsubstantiated and i

This is nothing more than an error-filled, unsubstantiated and intolerant anti-Scientology book. You'd expect to see this trashy stuff in your typical tabloid paper but not from a Pulitzer Prize winning author. Very avant-garde Mr. Wright...

posted by DanielleFord on January 21, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Interesting, but dry

    The origins of Scientology, its evolution and practices are presented in a straightforward, dispassionate way. This enhances its credibility - one must always wonder about the writer's motives when discussing controversial topics - but it does not make for an engaging reading experience. I was also hoping for more discussion about religions in general, and why societies continue to embrace them and create new ones, but that is mostly limited to the epilogue.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Definitely read this if you are curious about Hubbard and Scientology.

    I'm learning a lot about LRH and Scientology, but this book is a bit tedious.

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