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It’s like brainwashing. It’s that simple. I mean, that’s a scary word. It took me a long time to come to the conclusion that that’s what had occurred.

8 ex-Scientology members (some high ranking) reveal insider details hidden from the public as well as their own horrible experiences after spending years in the cult in HBO’s documentary, Going Clear.

Learn about them at these sources:

1. Pythagora’s Theorem

2.  Logarithms

3. Calculus

4. Law of Gravity

5. The Square Root of -1 (a more detailed look into it)

6. Euler’s Formula for Polyhedra

7. Normal Distribution

8. Wave Equation

9. Fourier Transform

10. Navier-Stokes Equation

11. Maxwell’s Equations

12. Second Law of Thermodynamics

13. Relativity

14. Schrodinger’s Equation

15. Information Theory

16. Chaos Theory

17. Black-Scholes Equation

HBO’s Scientology documentary Going Clear is at once eye-opening and horrifying

By the end of Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, a new documentary debuting on HBO Sunday, it seems Scientology is nearly dead. One by one, church members leave for varying, egregious reasons: men and women are imprisoned, a woman’s daughter is being kept in hazardous conditions, a mother is separated from her daughter. The church is weakened, and it is scared. Yet it lives.

But more importantly, while it seems Scientology is fading, by the end of Going Clear, you’ll want it dead.

Just so we’re clear: We seriously can’t stress enough the vastness of the sea of money the Church of Scientology floats upon. However, by far the most clever and infuriating detail here isn’t their awesome power to tame federal institutions with fat green stacks of presidential flashcards, but rather that they’ve managed to harness one of the most cherished rights we have: religious freedom.

In 2013, a lengthy U.K. court battle resulted in five Supreme Court justices redefining religion to not exclusively require the belief in a god, allowing a couple to be married in the Church of Scientology. If you know absolutely nothing about Scientology, this seems like a clear-cut piece about the victory of religious freedom, and not the snarling hoot of triumph from the gullet of a terrifying monster. And that’s the tricky little problem.

Despite very possibly being a money-hoarding, murdering, occult scam that preys on the cast of Look Who’s Talking – it’s damn near impossible to dictate what brand of spirituality people choose to believe in when there’s no absolute evidence that it’s hurting anyone any more than any other religion out there.

It’s our willingness to respect freedom of religion that makes us vulnerable to the rancid mindspawn of pathological science-fiction writers who seek to take advantage of that. And you know what? That trust is what makes us awesome. Without the freedom to pursue ideas and spirituality, we would never grow as a society, even if that freedom occasionally produces a Jonestown or a Hitler. You just have to take the good with the bad and have the wisdom to tell the two apart.

5 Reasons It’s Always Impossible To Take On Scientology

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  • Comet: A comet is a relatively small solar system body that orbits the Sun. When close enough to the Sun they display a visible coma (a fuzzy outline or atmosphere due to solar radiation) and sometimes a tail. It is composed of rocky material, ice, and gas. It comes from the Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud. In summary, they are a relatively small, at times active, object whose ices can vaporize in sunlight forming an atmosphere (coma) of dust and gas and, sometimes, a tail of dust and/or gas.
  • Asteroid: Asteroids are small solar system bodies that orbit the Sun. Made of rock and metal, they can also contain organic compounds. Asteroids are similar to comets but do not have a visible coma (fuzzy outline and tail) like comets do. They range in size from a tiny speck to 500 km wide; most asteroids originate in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Asteroids are believed to be debris left over from the formation of the solar system, and some even have their own moons. In summary, they are a relatively small, inactive, rocky body orbiting the Sun.
  • Meteoroid: A meteoroid is a small rock or particle of debris in our solar system. They range in size from dust to around 10 metres in diameter (larger objects are usually referred to as asteroids). Astronomers believe that meteoroids are rocky chunks that have broken off asteroids and planets. In summary, they are a small particle from a comet or asteroid orbiting the Sun.
  • Meteor: A meteoroid that burns up as it passes through the Earth’s atmosphere is known as a meteor. If you’ve ever looked up at the sky at night and seen a streak of light or ‘shooting star’ what you are actually seeing is a meteor. In summary, they are the light phenomenon which results when a meteoroid enters the Earth’s atmosphere and vaporizes; a shooting star.
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