Message to Scientology from Anonymous
Religions and Cults

Message to Scientology from Anonymous
Religions and Cults

Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by writer L. Ron Hubbard (1911–1986), starting in 1952, as a successor to his earlier self-help system, Dianetics. Hubbard characterized Scientology as a religion and in 1953 incorporated the Church of Scientology in Camden, New Jersey.

Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a label and Internet meme adopted within Internet culture to represent the actions of many online community users acting anonymously, usually toward a loosely agreed-upon goal. It is generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures.

Actions attributed to Anonymous are undertaken by unidentified individuals who apply the Anonymous label to themselves. After a series of controversial, widely-publicized protests and reprisal DDoS attacks by Anonymous in 2008, incidents linked to its cadre members are said to be increasingly common.

Although not necessarily tied to a single online entity, many websites are strongly associated with Anonymous. This includes notable imageboards such as 4chan and Futaba, their associated wikis, Encyclopedia Dramatica, and a number of forums.

On January 21st, 2008, Anonymous announced its intentions via a video posted to YouTube entitled "Message to Scientology", and a press release declaring a "war" against both the Church of Scientology and the Religious Technology Center.

In the press release, the group stated that the attacks against the Church of Scientology would continue in order to protect the freedom of speech, and end what they saw as the financial exploitation of church members.

Hello, Scientology.   We are Anonymous.

Over the years, we have been watching you. Your campaigns of misinformation; suppression of dissent; your litigious nature, all of these things have caught our eye.

With the leakage of your latest propaganda video into mainstream circulation, the extent of your malign influence over those who trust you, who call you leader, has been made clear to us.

Anonymous has therefore decided that your organization should be destroyed.

For the good of your followers, for the good of mankind--for the laughs--we shall expel you from the Internet and systematically dismantle the Church of Scientology in its present form.

We acknowledge you as a serious opponent, and we are prepared for a long, long campaign. You will not prevail forever against the angry masses of the body politic.

Your methods, hypocrisy, and the artlessness of your organization have sounded its death knell.

You cannot hide;   we are everywhere.

We cannot die; we are forever. We're getting bigger every day--and solely by the force of our ideas, malicious and hostile as they often are. If you want another name for your opponent, then call us Legion, for we are many.

Yet for all that we are not as monstrous as you are; still our methods are a parallel to your own.

Doubtless you will use the Anon's actions as an example of the persecution you have so long warned your followers would come; this is acceptable. In fact, it is encouraged. We are your SPs.

Gradually as we merge our pulse with that of your "Church", the suppression of your followers will become increasingly difficult to maintain.

Believers will wake, and see that salvation has no price. They will know that the stress, the frustration that they feel is not something that may be blamed upon Anonymous. No--they will see that it stems from a source far closer to each.

Yes, we are SPs. But the sum of suppression we could ever muster is eclipsed by that of the RTC.

The religion known as Scientology has been under the microscope now for quite some time. A group named Anonymous has set out to destroy the so-called religion.

In 1995, Scientology raided the homes of three critics who had been discussing Scientology's upper level materials on the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology. Dennis Erlich, Arnie Lerma and Bob Penny each had their homes invaded. This video shows what happened when Scientology used the courts to try to silence Dennis Erlich.


The Secrets of Scientology

Reporter John Sweeney's last investigation into the Church of Scientology resulted in an explosive confrontation with church officials. This time, in a Panorama Special, one of those officials has turned whistleblower to help him reveal the dark secrets of the church, which boasts Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its devotees.

Knowledge is free.   We are Anonymous.   We are Legion.  
We do not forgive.   We do not forget.   Expect us.

Elli Perkins and Scientology

Elli Perkins née Present (1949 – March 13, 2003) was a mother of two, a professional glass artist, and a Scientologist who lived in Western New York.

She was a senior auditor at the Church of Scientology in Buffalo, New York.

Her son, Jeremy, started showing signs of strange and disturbing behavior. She attempted to correct this with treatment by means consistent with her beliefs; and in accordance with Scientology she did not seek out psychiatric care for him.

Jeremy's schizophrenia eventually progressed to the point where he felt Elli was poisoning him, prompting an unsuccessful suicide attempt.

When this failed, Jeremy instead murdered his mother. The crime received both local and national coverage including The Amherst Bee, The Buffalo News, the New York Post, and an installment of the investigative news program 48 Hours.

Aside from the tragedy itself, issues covered included the implication that her refusal to allow Jeremy to be treated by a psychiatrist caused his eventual outburst, and her death.

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