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4.0 out of 5 stars Deceptive practices from the so called "Church"
I am delighted that this expose on the "Church" of Scientology is on Amazon UK. With appalling libel laws that are easily abused by powerful, abusive organisations, I expected it to be pulled from sale.

I have met Bonnie and her husband - lovely people.

When she left Scientology, she filled that void with Christianity.

I would like to...
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3.0 out of 5 stars What the author didn't tell you
What the author didn't tell you is that this book is as much a glorification of Christianity than an indictment of Scientology. The book does not go into her involvement with Scientology that much, but there are considerable references to prayer and her personal love of Jesus Christ, so the purpose of the book seems to be a little blunted. I am agnostic and did not buy...
Published on 28 Nov. 2011 by Mr. Thomas Graham


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deceptive practices from the so called "Church", 27 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Deceived: One woman's stand against the church of Scientology (Paperback)
I am delighted that this expose on the "Church" of Scientology is on Amazon UK. With appalling libel laws that are easily abused by powerful, abusive organisations, I expected it to be pulled from sale.

I have met Bonnie and her husband - lovely people.

When she left Scientology, she filled that void with Christianity.

I would like to request an audio version of this book - perhaps Bonnie could record one?
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3.0 out of 5 stars What the author didn't tell you, 28 Nov. 2011
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This review is from: Deceived: One woman's stand against the church of Scientology (Paperback)
What the author didn't tell you is that this book is as much a glorification of Christianity than an indictment of Scientology. The book does not go into her involvement with Scientology that much, but there are considerable references to prayer and her personal love of Jesus Christ, so the purpose of the book seems to be a little blunted. I am agnostic and did not buy the book to read page after page of moralizing references in praise of the almighty. However, any author that stands up to the superpower of Scientology deserves support and if that comes from her religious beliefs that's fine by me although it did impinge on me a little too heavily.

The appendix is ironically the most interesting part of the book. It contains a no holds barred expose of L. Ron Hubbard's early life and war years that depicts him as nothing short of a garrulous swaggering liar. However, I was involved in Scientology for around 3 turbulent years myself, and ironically there is a tremendous amount of good in Scientology technology at least at the lower levels that cannot be denied. This indicates that LRH did have some positive purpose in the vision he created. Scientology's problem is its need to control and manipulate the individual to the denial of his own volition that is completely contrary to its original ethic of spiritually freeing the individual.

I don't think a definitive account of Scientology will be written until someone is prepared to weigh up both sides of the equation and try to find out what went wrong with it and where Hubbard lost the plot.
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