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Independent Scientologists believe,

  • "Scientology" does not equal "the Church of Scientology."
  • Crimes, abuses and corruption are not Scientology.
  • The only “acceptable truth” is full truth.
  • LRH was neither perfect nor a sociopath.
  • David Miscavige is a classic sociopath.
  • Extracting donations under duress is robbery not Scientology.
  • Under Miscavige's influence, the CoS became a suppressive group.
  • Aggressive exposure of abuses and criminality is the only way to improve Scientology's condition.
  • The use of disconnection, dirty tricks and "fair game" to silence whistle blowers, critics and dissenters is evil.
  • Forcing Sea Org staff to abort their children is genocide.
  • The CoS is out of alignment with it's own core ideals.
  • Communication is the universal solvent.
  • The ONLY acceptable code of conduct for a Scientology organization is the Auditor's Code.
  • An organization that does not live by its own ideals is a fraud.
  • Buildings have nothing to do with Scientology philosophy.
  • Scientology is an applied spiritual philosophy, scientific in approach, that qualifies as a religion in the Eastern sense.
  • The end does not justify the means.
  • Auditing is for the pc and should never be done for any other purpose or reason.
  • Standard tech applied exactly produces an exact prescribed result
  • "Standard tech" is not available within the corporate church.
  • The "technology" delivered by the corporate church is an abomination.
  • No group has any right to a monopoly on wisdom.
  • Anyone is free to practice Scientology regardless of race, color, creed, income bracket or sexual preference.
  • People ARE basically good.
  • Management of Scientology organizations is unnecessary.
  • The problem with the CoS is their actions not their beliefs.
  • What we are really attacking is criminality, not Scientology.
  • Scientology's disrepute is due to the adversarial (crazy) actions of the Church as directed by DM.

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Robin Rhyne
+12 # Robin Rhyne 2012-10-12 18:11
Getting back to the basics of what Scientology truly is all about!
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Ronnie Bell
+12 # Ronnie Bell 2012-10-12 18:26
If I may add:

Accumulation of money and riches is the wrong motivation for a church.

Great list!
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Sinar
+9 # Sinar 2012-10-12 18:26
Wonderful new website! I agree with all of its morals and concepts of pure LRH Scientology without the Blackness David Miscavige put in denying gains to countless number of beings.
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ingrid smith
+5 # ingrid smith 2012-10-12 21:53
Wow-What a great and professional site!
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Max Bleiweiss
+3 # Max Bleiweiss 2012-10-12 22:12
This new website is a thing of beauty...and I don't mean just the physical appearance. The Theta shines through. Thanks for putting it there.
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Scott Gordon
+3 # Scott Gordon 2012-10-12 22:37
Very nice and valuable product for all of us. This is great!
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Susan Crane
+2 # Susan Crane 2012-10-13 10:15
What a great website! The indie beliefs are spot on and the history filled in a lot of gaps for me. Looking forward to reading and learning more.
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Les Warren
+3 # Les Warren 2012-10-13 11:38
Really excellent, Steve.

I'd like to add: "Being uptone, theta and spirit of play does not mean you are theetie wheetie."

Les Warren
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Gerlinde Mantey
+4 # Gerlinde Mantey 2012-10-13 12:15
What a great website!!! And how true the beliefs, I agree with all of it. This is so theta and not just the appearance! Thank you!
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DarnIt
+4 # DarnIt 2012-10-13 21:05
You can Google or Youtube "Scientology' and get 1,000s of Ex-Sea Org members personal stories of abuse and out tech. (Unfortunately most never speak out)
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Jack B
+5 # Jack B 2012-10-14 00:29
"Anyone is free to practice Scientology regardless of race, color, creed, income bracket or sexual preference".

Hi Steve, I was wondering if the Indie policy could be further expanded on with regards to gays and lesbians practicing Scientology in the Indie field...

Will they be audited with the view or goal to turn them straight?
Is a gay person consisered 1.1 on the tone scale in this movement?

If they are taught that they are 1.1, don't you think it's hollow to say "they are welcome to practice but their sexuality is considered to be 1.1 - ie the lowest of the low"?

Great wesite BTW, very proffessional.

Cheers
J.B
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Thoughtful
+12 # Thoughtful 2012-10-14 09:26
The real problem is NOT NOT NOT sexual preference. The real problem is that 2.5% of the population (estimated to have risen to 4% in the USA) are sociopaths who have zero remorse, zero guilt, zero love for anyone, zero affinity for anyone — all because they have NO conscience. Having no conscience, it doesn't matter what they do. And their incidence has nothing to do with sexual selection. Marta Stout's book, "The Sociopath Next Door" is currently being dismissed by DM's agents as "psychobabble" but it is not. I don't think sexual selection matters a hill of beans. The idea is to help people walk the spiritual path to greater abilities. I've known incredibly loyal and loving people who were gay. One of them was at the Int base. He wasn't 1.1. So we need to retire that stupid, stupid, stupid falsehood. There is no correlation between gay, straight, and tone level. We're in the 21st century now and we all know better. The dangerous person is the sociopath and their incidence is unrelated to sexual preference.
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Richard Kaminski
+3 # Richard Kaminski 2012-10-15 09:07
Wow! Great website, Steve. Refreshing and so positive and forward-looking. Another triumph. VVWD!
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Thoughtful
+2 # Thoughtful 2012-10-15 09:26
Much appreciated, hope it is helpful. Steve
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Dennis Smith
+2 # Dennis Smith 2012-10-15 10:45
Thank you very much for putting this website together for we "sideline" Scientologists.
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ERIC ALEXANDROU
+3 # ERIC ALEXANDROU 2012-10-16 09:07
THANKYOU ALL FOR PUTTING THIS TOGETHER,YOU ALL HAVE MY FULL SUPPORT,
THANKYOU,
ERIC BRISBANE AUSTRALIA
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Scientoblogger
+2 # Scientoblogger 2012-10-16 10:45
I totally agree ! That is a wonderful job !

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Steve !
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Thetalibre
+2 # Thetalibre 2012-11-09 22:34
Very,very refreshing!!
Thank you so much Steve!
Eugene Francoeur
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L. R. van Goens
+2 # L. R. van Goens 2012-11-15 10:10
Well, this is it!
I turned my back on the whole thing, and that, right after getting my credentials as a trained, certified auditor (with stunning results in my PC's, believe you me).
When I delved into the news about scientology on the networks, all that came to me was dark and evil. Not all of that can be wrong...
Now, I have been searching for like fellows who want only the best for those who are in need of us. With this website come to existence, I believe I will be in the ranks again after some more exchange.
Thank you for this alteration, we're on the way up again, alive and kicking!
Leonardo "Faith", Bonaire
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David88
+2 # David88 2013-05-07 13:43
Thank you for putting all this together!
I generally agree :)

An evolution has to come and change "official" scn organisations.
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A.K.
0 # A.K. 2013-05-19 06:26
Is Scientology a religion for human rights and peace?
Is it a pacifistic religion?
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Latoyea Hawkins
0 # Latoyea Hawkins 2014-06-06 14:59
Although I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have quoted LRH's essay "Personal Integrity" in my fast and testimony sacrament meetings (just the first two sentences). It is amazing how inspiring that quote is and everyone can relate to it easily. I have tried Scientology not once, not twice but three times. It was always something trivial that caused me to walk away. And after the third time, it was clear that Scientology was not what I am supposed to be doing in my life. I was baptised three weeks after my aunt's untimely death in the late summer of 2012 -just a few months after leaving CoS for the last time. I take to heart the words "What is true for you is what you have observed ..." I had observed the LDS religion and it spoke volumes to me. It's been almost two years now; I was called to a position as Primary teacher up until three weeks ago when I was released from that calling and sustained as a ward missionary. I love it! And I love you all as well. You are taking on a great endevour bringing Scientology back to form. It's unfortunate that I had not known of this group before I came into contact with CoS. I would still be a Mormon, mind you, but I think I would have been a much better Auditor as well. Good luck to all and may heavenly Father bless and keep you safe.
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Van
0 # Van 2015-09-07 13:57
Scientology should be helpful to anyone of any faith, and well applied can be used to expand your understanding of your existing faith.

Scientology is not a conversion religion, and is not a religion at all from the perspective of Western biblical Christianity. Therefore, there is no conflict that a person should be a Mormon and a Scientologist at the same time.
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alcoboy
0 # alcoboy 2016-02-09 20:43
Glad to hear this,Sister Hawkins! Being a member of the church does not mean you have to abandon LRH. There are things in Scientology that can help you as a Latter Day Saint. Good luck in your new calling and I wish you the best.
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S.R.K
0 # S.R.K 2014-08-09 21:14
Excellent points. Very interesting to read and understand what Scientology is.
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Stale Crouton
0 # Stale Crouton 2015-01-19 21:44
Great website, and actually answered many questions I had. I still firmly believe that you guys are all still practicing what I will call "psedo-psycological-scifi-self-help ", and could never buy into it myself (financially or spiritually). That said, It's none of my business what other's personal beliefs are, and we should have freedom of thought as humans, it is afteral, the final thing you can take from a man, before he becomes a true slave. I think this group deserves major kudos and cojones to branch out to practice what you believe is the core of your beliefs. It is obvious to me in under 2hrs of internet research on Scientology, that Miscavige has basically imploded what was once a growning volcano (pun totally intended).

I remember the commercials in the 80's and actually once thought about reading that book, just to see what it was about, but by the late 1990's the Co$ was already a joke, and I thought it a waste of time. Anyway, if CoS would have embraced change, and technology in as much a manner you guys so boldly like to tout, think of the possibilites of where it could be today given technological advances since the 50's, or whenever LRH cobbled together that crude device, hell I may even have been an OT... Maybe in my next life.

Again, great job getting some freedom of thought. It is amazing to see people escape cults, but you guys have a devotion to your craft, and that I strongly admire. Now go save the world... seriously do good. Let the Volcano collapse (Curch of Scientology days as a tax exempt organization are numbered, and we all know what that means, yup, bye-bye SEA ORG, as you can't do slavery with IRS oversight), once the lava cools, you can rebuild this movement the way it probably should have been from the beginning.. In my opinion, less LRH cult of personality, and more helping others. Make Ron proud.

~a fellow independent human thinker
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Andreir
0 # Andreir 2015-05-16 08:01
Hi there, I have 2 questions! :)
1. Does iScientology believe in the Xenu Story aka The Wall of Fire?

2. How can I move up the bridge? There is no independent auditor in Romania :(
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Thoughtful
+3 # Thoughtful 2015-05-16 09:24
iScientology doesn't have an opinion because iScientology is not an institution or a person. Each person is truly independent and each person is free to believe what he or she feels is correct. Hubbard originally said everyone in Scientology was free to accept or reject anything in Scientology — a concept that he violated later. But the fact is no person owns the subject of truth. Every individual is already on their own quest for to know and find truth. Some are actively looking, others are at other places in life and maybe not so concerned with that at the present. Life is a game and people get busy playing. That's fine, nothing wrong with that. Hubbard also originally said that Scientology was not a belief system. IScientology is aligned to that. The Xenu story is not something to believe or not believe. Hubbard wrote down his "theory" of what happened. Maybe it's accurate. Maybe it's not even remotely true. Who knows? The fact is, it doesn't matter and it's not the point anyway. What is the point? Actually doing the processes and getting the gains to your personal character. The actual product of doing the OT levels up through III is "freedom from overwhelm." If you feel you already have that capability, then maybe you don't need the OT levels. But if you don't feel that nothing in life could ever overwhelm you, then you should do the levels. But the levels aren't a matter of what you "believe." The OT levels are a matter of sitting down and auditing. And for most people, they can produce spectacular gains unlike anything experienced through any other means. Freeing yourself, reaching your potential is the point. "Belief" is NOT a road to personal freedom — it's just not. You aren't going to believe in something and suddenly experience profound personal freedom. You could believe in the Xenu story and it won't do a damn thing for you. Belief is just not relevant on the road to freedom. What you DO in life is relevant. What you discover is relevant. What you learn is relevant. But speculating on what happened 75 million years ago? Leave that to archaeologists. Perhaps one day they will find out Hubbard was right. Perhaps they will simply confirm Hubbard was wrong. None of that changes the fact that auditing these levels produces profound changes in personal ability, knowingness, compassion, happiness, and life force. I myself regained the ability to write while on the level. Today I am a professional writer. So it changed my life.

Scientology is not about L. Ron Hubbard. He tried to own the road to truth, but that's not something any individual can own. It belongs to each individual and it is inviolate. By placing his own name and brand on that he sewed the seeds of his own destruction. That's a fact. The reason is just as he explained in his writings from 1955, when an individual places himself in the middle of what he called a "theta" line, meaning a pathway of spiritual discovery, he will be surely blown to bits. And that is exactly what happened to him. Stupid of him to do that. Move forward on your own pathway to discovery. It belongs to you and not to anyone else.

There is a center in Israel and there maybe others in Romania you can work with. Perhaps through facebook you can find other like-minded people in your part of the world. There are also auditors who travel in Europe.
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Randall
0 # Randall 2015-07-05 23:05
hello all this is Randall from Canada I'm looking for the belief that is missing from my life I hope you folks can steer me in the rite direction I have a sour taste in my mouth with the Cathic church ,my wife has left me because for influence from the Catholic Church I now I worry about our four children ,so I read on and research further
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OutOfTheCloset
+2 # OutOfTheCloset 2015-10-25 21:29
Nice page, but Ron Hubbard invented a "religion" out of the blank just to not pay taxes (Dianetics at the time was promoted as an alternative medicine, so it was taxable) and he himself charged a lot of money for his "tech" books. So you can't blame only Miscavige for all the wrongs in Scientology.
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andreir
0 # andreir 2015-11-11 08:00
Quoting Andreir:
Hi there, I have 2 questions! :)
1. Does iScientology believe in the Xenu Story aka The Wall of Fire?

2. How can I move up the bridge? There is no independent auditor in Romania :(


I was foolish to have asked that question in the past, but put it in such a way that people would understand my concerns and you would give me a good answer to my question. Even as it is, I should have read through Scientology books and delved within the religion with an open mind, instead of judging it without putting a bit of thought in my comment, based on the Media. I actually have analyzed the information that you gave me, and must say that I have rediscovered myself, so much so that I am ready to achieve ultimate freedom.

"What is true for you is what you have observed yourself. If you lost that, you lost everything".

#Thoughtful, you have my respect, and sincere thanks for putting this site together and doing your best to use Scientology as a force of good. Best wishes!
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Thoughtful
0 # Thoughtful 2015-11-11 08:55
Hi Andreir, They were both good questions and honest ones. They deserved an honest answer! It's a great pleasure to read your comments this morning. There's nothing better than helping someone else along on their own road to Truth.
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ken keener
0 # ken keener 2016-07-10 08:40
Any scientologists in N. Texas?
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ChinesePurple
0 # ChinesePurple 2016-07-30 01:00
I'm glad to have found a stable datum such as Independent Scnists after being denied services at the C of S regardless of the amount of money I paid in the attempt to go Clear in the past 2 yrs. I have been out mainly due to Break of Auditor's Code. The Church was my stable datum for nearly 40 years so you could image how I felt when I was not allowed to step foot in an Org & they my money I have on account, such criminals! Lost my stable datum. So I am doing a Non-E and looking for more comm lines in the independent field. I am impressed with this website & more POWER to you all & MAY YOU FLOURISH & PROSPER!
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