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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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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 February 16, 2013

    Facinating.

    After reading and loving Wright's Looming Tower and Saints and Sinners, I was glad to read more of his superb investigative writing. Wright presents a fair picture of Scientology and I am appalled by the abuses of the members. I wanted to believe that the Church of Scientology should be stripped of its tax exempt status, but Wright fairly distinguished between the religion (which while I find it fantasy, others are truly helped), and the abusive behavior of the leaders. I end wishing Miscavege was convicted of the many abuses he thrust on Sea Org members.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Disturbing

    Excellently researched and written

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Takes Time

    Can be a difficult read. It's interesting, but can be hard to follow. A confusing and timely subject. Some things are just unbelievable!

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

    Eye opener

    The book is well researched & pleasant to read. It's also very sad to read how people can be manipulated.

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