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Rock Center, "The Defectors," The Decline (and Probable Fall) 2 days ago   12:47

Interviews with Paul Haggis and author Lawrence Wright. Wright discusses his new book, "Going Clear."

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Kevin Barry
In the old days they would have had this story taken down but with power having dwindled down to near nothing and a mere 15,000 members left they are almost completely ineffective now in 2019. 😊
‘Going Clear’ is an exhaustively researched and fascinating book. It explores the beginnings of the cult and how it grew to become a massive financial and ideological scheme.
Bella Legosi
When will they make a Love button?
Thanks for sharing these... Not a lot of tv coverage like this over here in UK..
Jordan Smith
This is an amazing book! It just makes me sick to think of all the families that have been torn apart, children who have been abused, and people demeaned through this cult. I also will NEVER watch another Tom Cruise movie again. Thank goodness Nicole Kidman broke free of that loon.
Thousands of Thetans are Operating inside the body of David Miscavige. He is filled with evil spirits. Unless there is a coup to bring down Miscavige, no one in the church will be safe. Miscavige Must Go!
leon kasel
i think it's time the I.R.S. took another run at the CULT of scientology
Glenn Brown
'Freedom Medal of Valor...' WTF is that? LOL.
David Miscavige should be in prison.
It's brilliant for such high profile exmember to come out and speak. This so called church has taken bits of many philosophies and packaged and sold.
Oliver James
Quit call that damn cult a church!
Faith Walker
them weirdo culties stay weird and paranoid after they leave the cult that robbed them of so much. FREE THE WEED!
art deco
What's interesting, speeking of dangerous cults, is that Albert Speer, Minister of Armaments for the Nazi party, and one of the very few to admit wrong, said, after the war at the Nuremberg Trails for Crimes Against Humanity, the same thing. The knowledge was out there; however, they chose not to know.
"I chose to be blind". Finally. At least one who can admit to that!
Mike Hunt
When will the press start demanding answers from Tom Cruise? It's time to put his feet to the fire.
Haggis should also make a film about Scientology, just like his mate PTA did.
Excellent!! Thanks for the upload Mackie!
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The Decline (and Probable Fall) Rock Center, "The Defectors," 2 days ago   1:34:14

Jim Lippard spoke on the history of the Church of Scientology, how it has collided with the Internet and lost control of its secrets and its membership, and is now seeing an accelerating decline as its top members leave for new alternatives.

Jim Lippard founded the Phoenix Skeptics in 1985, and co-founded the Phoenix Area Skeptics Society in 2011. He's written articles and book chapters on skeptical topics, including two articles in Skeptic magazine on Scientology, "Scientology vs. the Internet" in 1995 (co-authored with Jeff Jacobsen) and "The Decline (and Probable Fall) of the Scientology Empire" in 2012. He also contributed to Gordon Stein's Encyclopedia of the Paranormal and Joe Nickell's Psychic Sleuths.

Video notes starting at 13:50: The Fraser Mansion, though referred to by Scientology as the "founding church" from the 1970s to 2010, wasn't the original building. The original building, at 1812 19th St. NW, is now a museum called the L. Ron Hubbard House (though his house was across the street), which the church acquired in 2004. The Fraser Mansion is now Scientology's National Affairs Office.

The first use of the name "Church of Scientology" was by the Church of Scientology founded in Camden, N.J. in Dec. 1953; the first Church of Scientology corporation was in Los Angeles (Feb. 1954, which became the Church of Scientology of California in 1956), the Church of Scientology of Arizona was incorporated that same year. Hubbard's organization while he lived in Phoenix was the Hubbard Association of Scientologists, International (HASI), founded in Sep. 1952. All HASI assets were folded into the Church of Scientology of California in 1966.

(Views expressed are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views
of the National Capital Area Skeptics.)