I've always wondered about Scientology, and its unique approach to "spirituality." I remember clearly the Dianetics commercials of the 80s with the Volcano, and almost picked up the book once or twice out of curiosity, but never did. Oddly, it was my own experience with a cult - Jehovah's Witnesses - and my research on the internet when I left that organization that lead me to the Operation Clambake (xenu.net) website years and years ago. The revelations in this movie are not new, but they are finally out from under the cloak of anonymous postings by scared individuals. It took celebrities and defecting top officials, who weren't cowed by the church's relentless "fair game" attacks to bring all of this out in the open. That's allowing the little guys to tell their story with less and less risk. Because now that the world is watching, the church's bullying and harassing is backfiring. Watch this documentary, then read Scientology's "reactions" (which are mostly "liar liar pants on fire" and "oh he's a big stinky head, I have a picture of him holding a BEER from years ago - that's right a BEER!"), then come back and watch this movie again. And you'll never fall for a "personality test" pitch at your local mall.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) 720p YIFY Movie
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)
A documentary looking at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology.
IMDB: 8.00 Likes
- Genre: Documentary |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 1.45G
- Resolution: / fps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 119
- IMDB Rating: 8.0/10
- MPR: Normal
- Peers/Seeds: 0 / 0
The Synopsis for Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) 720p
A devastating two hour documentary based on Lawrence Wright's book of the same name. Scientology is laid bare by a film that skilfully knits together archive footage, testimonials from former high ranking officials and public, and dramatic reconstructions.
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Fascinating summation of what's wrong with this "Church"Reviewed bySecretAgentWVote: 10/10
The work speaks for itself. The individuals interviewed portray the deep level of discourse wrought by the Scientology tyranny. With moments of horrific reality, the tone of the documentary is one that will likely make you question your sense of moral duty to prevent such modern day enslavement from even being possible, and likely cause you to rage in compassion and sympathy. Shame, while clearly evident in the candor of the interviewees, hones in the true condemnation forced upon them, their children, and their humanity. Watch it, open your eyes to the gravity of the situation, and absorb the truly empowering sense that people can rise to the occasion and fight for what's right, regardless of the likelihood of reprisal.
Side note: You may need this link after you watch it.
One thing I am quite clear on is that Scientology ain't no religion. In their teachings I see no heart, no soul, no humanity, no softness. All I see is technique. Gurus are rewarded with power and money.
The movement was founded by a science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard, who enshrined his 1950s self-help fad, called "Dianetics", into a self-proclaimed religion that he renamed "Scientology". Fast-forward sixty years and Hubbard's "religion" has morphed into a billion-dollar business headed by an allegedly manipulative, controlling madman, surrounded by star celebrities and a hoard of brainwashed, but wealthy, individuals who should know better.
The purpose of this pretentious clique seems to be to turn every member into a cash dispensing zombie, incapable of critical thought, and existing to service the financial and cheer-leading demands of its arrogant, elitist leaders, pied pipers of deception and delusion. One of the scariest segments shows a huge audience of followers giving a thunderous, standing ovation to their leader as he spouts out his victory over the IRS.
The only difference between these followers and those of Jim Jones' Peoples Temple is that these people are not destitute or uneducated. But they still have willingly forfeited their independence, some too weak ever to escape the group's dogmatic belief system.
I felt a bit sorry for John Travolta as presented here. He comes across as a person who has been blackmailed into silence by the "church", to preserve his public image. He can't leave or speak out. Tom Cruise is much scarier. He comes across as pompous, certain, and invincible. His obvious power to influence and control is frightening.
Technical quality of this documentary, comprised largely of contemporary interviews and archival footage, is very good, though I could have wished for screen information, like names and places, to be in bigger letters. For example, I had to squint to see the names of people being interviewed. Music is appropriately low-key.
One thing this program tacitly pounds away at is the gullibility of insecure people who will believe almost anything pushed by a charismatic messenger. "Going Clear" offers an enlightening exposure of an organization that seems to meet all the criteria of a cult. I just hope the endgame here is not another tragedy comparable to that of Jim Jones and the Peoples' Temple. Heaven only knows about private Scientology tragedies that may lie hidden from public view.