The Television Critics Awards last night apparently had some drama after all. According to a Tweet from Ellen Thompson, the wife of TV Line’s Dave Nemetz, actress Elisabeth Moss– a Scientologist since birth — walked out of the room when Leah Remini won the award for reality TV. Remini’s A&E TV series “Aftermath” tells the story of how brutally Scientology has treated its followers.

Moss has never been a vocal Scientologist, unlike Tom Cruise, John Travolta and a number of other celebrities. She’s kept it mostly to herself. But Remini’s series obviously hit a sore spot for her.

‘Scientology and the Aftermath’: Mike Rinder answers a few questions after TCA win

With only a little more than a week before the start of season two for A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, we sent over a few questions to Leah’s sidekick, former Scientology spokesman and Australian-born U.S. citizen Mike Rinder.

Mike and his wife Christie Collbran got dolled up for Saturday night’s Television Critics Awards when Aftermathwon for best reality programming. That nod from the critics bodes well for the show’s shot at winning an Emmy next month. This team is on some roll.

So Mike, how do you think David Miscavige would have been told the news that ‘Scientology and the Aftermath’ won the Television Critics Award on Saturday night? Would someone have been monitoring social media for news of it? Would they have had someone there? What would his reaction have been, based on your seeing him get news back in your day? Would someone’s head roll?

He would have instructed one or more of his minions to monitor social media to find out the winners — most attention being put on ‘The Aftermath,’ but also interested in Elisabeth Moss and whether she won as she and Laura Prepon are the only Scientologists who seem to have careers at this point despite them ALL having the only tech to handle anything and everything. They will love to take credit for Elisabeth’s success, though she hasn’t ever spoken much about Scientology and don’t expect she is about to begin.

We know that Scientologists do their best to shield themselves from “entheta” — negative information about the church. But even with all of the things Miscavige is doing to counter the show — the smear site, the STAND League, the constant web ads — do you think the remaining church members will really be able to keep from watching episodes in season two and dismiss what’s in them?

Scientologists are indoctrinated not to watch, read or believe “entheta.” Most buy the party line “It’s all just lies” and “this is a ploy by bitter SPs to make money out of the good name of Scientology.” For those that don’t buy this, they move to the safety net — the greatest good. “Look at all the good Scientology is doing in the world. What’s a few problems here and there. Scientology may be flawed or have some flawed people in it, but it is still the ONLY chance mankind has in this brief breath in eternity.”

We got news this week that Int Base is down to a population of about 325. And the orgs look completely lifeless as well. But on the other hand, the green light for construction has come through for the Ideal Orgs in Detroit and Kansas City, and Miscavige is re-working Narconon Arrowhead to make it an “Ideal” training center or something. So what’s your estimate of the organization’s health at this point — is Scientology on life support, or is it clearing the planet?

Scientology is on life support. The opening of new (empty) buildings is the ONLY thing making it appear it has not completely expired. But it’s like putting cosmetics on a cadaver. All Scientology has is money to spend to create the appearance of life. And that is a LOT of money that can be frittered away over decades….

We actually saw someone on social media say that their kid wants to be Mike Rinder for Halloween. What’s been the craziest thing for you about your show’s huge success?

That is funny about the Halloween costume. The craziest thing to me has been how many people imitate my accent, it happens all the time. Saturday night it was Kristin Chenoweth who was hosting the show who called me Mike Rindaaah when we met her backstage.

Nasty Feud Explodes! Maggie Declares War On Leah Over Scientology Bashing

‘The Deuce’ actress defends celebrity pals who follow the religion.

click on link at bottom to watch video on rRadar site
Leah Remini – Tom Cruise thinks I’m the devil

Maggie Gyllenhaal has fallen out with Scientology critic Leah Remini.

Although Gyllenhaal, 37, does not follow the religion, a lot of her celebrity friends do, which has caused a rift between the two women.

Remini, 47, infamously ditched Scientology before publicly claiming that it nearly destroyed her life.

PHOTOS: Leah Remini Exposes Scientology’s ‘Biggest Secret’

After leaving the church, Remini was an out-spoken critic and then went on to produce the hit A&E show Scientology and the Aftermath, which was nominated for the Best Informational Series Emmy.

An insider revealed: “Maggie and Leah used to be close but they’ve had an epic fall-out.

“The problem, is that Maggie grew up with a lot of people who were raised in the Church and is still friends with some of them like Michael Pena and Giovanni Ribisi.”

PHOTOS: J.Lo Stands By Long-Time Pal Leah Remini During Scientology Struggle

“So this is really car-wreck television for her.”

Leading Scientology figures slammed Remini and the production, claiming that it was totally fake.

“I had always hoped to win something for comedy,” Leah Remini deadpanned, picking up her TCA Award win in the best reality-series category, for A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

“Apparently you guys didn’t think I was so funny,” the CBS comedy series actress told TV critics.

“Words do not express how grateful we are for this… but our contribution pales in comparison to those who bravely shared their stories,” she said of her A&E series.

“I spent most of my life being told the world outside Scientology would fail me, that I would fail, and that without it I wasn’t worth a whole lot,” she told critics at their annual awards ceremony Saturday night. “I thank you for proving those theories wrong.”

Remini’s series is set to return for its second season, on Tuesday, August 15. A&E says Season 2 will include 10 hour-long episodes that further exploring accounts of former Scientology members whose lives have been significantly impacted by the org’s practices.


The 1994 Scientology Handbook is Just as Crazy as you Imagined it to Be

OCTOBER 6, 2016


In the hope of not inviting the wrath of the Scientology tech department with this article (surely they have a team of hackers on sabotage duty somewhere), I’d like to share some fascinating images from the 1994 Scientology handbook that have recently surfaced on the web…


The handbook is a massive 871-page hardcover book available to buy on Amazon, featuring over 700 bizarre comic book-style visual aids, which an Instagram account recently started posting after coming into possession of a copy, using the hashtag #scientologyvisualaidz.

Here’s an excerpt from Amazon’s “About the Author”:

To date, more than 320 million copies of his works are in circulation worldwide … including nineteen New York Times bestsellers. Accordingly, and in testament to the magnitude of his literary legacy, there are his four Guinness World Records: most published author, most translated author, the author with the most audiobook titles and the single most translated non-religious work. Yet the essence of L. Ron Hubbard’s legacy is perhaps best expressed in his simple declaration: “I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days. These shadows look so thick to him and weigh him down so that when he finds they are shadows and that he can see through them, walk through them and be again in the sun, he is enormously delighted. “


“If Scientology had a Bible, this would be it. It is a workable set of actions, concepts and suggestions to living a better life.”

I thought I’d also complement a selection of my favourite visual aids with a few quotes from the Amazon customer reviews, which not surprisingly all gave at least four stars…


“This book has several sections which I have found invaluable in terms of handling my children. The chapter called ‘Children’ has a ton of data on how exactly to handle children … I have found this to be extremely helpful for me. I have six kids, so it is really important to me to be able to really handle my job as a parent well.”



“It had everything I had ever been looking for to change my life and turn it around for the better.”



“This book would make the best gift to a son or daughter heading off to college, or for any adult that is not flourishing.”



“After I read the Scientology Handbook, I felt as if I could start a new life.”



“The intro, which states who this handbook can help, ranges from kids who can’t read who will learn to read through reading this book, to businessmen trapped in their suits and wishing for freedom. What it really boils down to is this: If you are a person, this book is for you.”



“It seems like I have written a review of this book before. I mentioned it comes also as 19-20 individual booklets at $5 each. It is easier to handle as booklets, as the hardback is quite large and heavy. Scientology Ministers use them as handouts when dealing with particular issues. Most Scientology materials seem to be written on an eight grade reading level. Those written by Hubbard are extremely wordy. It is an interesting book explaining many Scientology processes and assists.”


“Contains all kinds of wonderful data that can be used right away.”



“In one sentence, my decesion to buy this book was the best decesion I ever made in my life and it helped me become very happy and successful. I am 33, and the Chairman of an Internet Company set to go public. I always had a lot of ability and this book gave me the tools to bring out my abilities and use them. Without this book it would have been impossible. I know because the knowledge in it is invaluable. It gave me the knowlege and the tools to construct a life that I enjoy and taught me which direction to take in life to be happy! See it for yourself and you decide. Buy it now, apply it and watch your life expand!”



“With Hubbards extensive technology on how to handle human realtionships and his kind heart, I felt like I knew very well what Scientology was and I was very intersted in finding out more about.”



“It’s funny you never hear about things like this on Oprah, it seems like she’d be all over it…if only Dr. Phil would start giving out practical advice like this.”


“Extremely valuable information so that, as a Scientology Volunteer Minister, I can help people with their problems in life. Beautifully put together.”



“Essentially, Scientology is like Candy Crush; the more levels you clear, the more you spend… This handbook is a guide through all these levels, healthy living, cleaning up chaos, not having affairs, and generally being a pretty decent robot on Earth (I say robot because the pictures in this handbook indicate Scientologists as such) being one with satan or thetan or whatnot, and so on which can help you be anything. When I was 18 or so, I was working in a college library and came across this book. I read it from beginning to end, and came away with the realization that behind the tacky photographs, there lies a multimillion dollar idea which isn’t that unique but sounds like it is and is a great hobby for wealthy people who have the time and patience to hit their head against a wall until they don’t feel pain.”



“The first thing that jumped out at me was a section called ‘Conditions of Existance’. Basically, we are all in a certain condition,by using what was in this chapter I was able to improve my conditon, not only at work but in my marriage!”



“I use this book a lot: There is a section on Tone Scales, which are the different tone levels people are in, cheerful, grief, apathy, etc. The book tells what you can expect of people in different tones, and how to handle them. There is…there seems to be something for everyone. You should get this book. There, I said it. I’m on record. Anyone who from this point on comes up to me and complains that I had all the answers to their problems, but I didn’t share them and thus help them out is in error – as I said, this book has all the answers and I just told you to read it.”



“I really feel more in control of my life as a result of reading and putting to use the information laid out in this book. It also has many other useful chapters. I highly recommend this book for those who are interested in ‘improving their condition’”



“I was told that if I purchased this book, I would attain OT 3 status and get to have a conversation with Zenu. Unfortunately, my family had me committed to a mental Institution, where I now sit in front of a Bay window, rocking back and forth, auditing my self with two soup cans in the hopes that I will be reinstated as a general in the galactic confederation.”

[↑ This may not be the most genuine review of the bunch]



The 1994 Scientology Handbook is Just as Crazy as you Imagined it to Be

More from the Amazon Scientology Handbook product page via Dangerous Minds 

latest Suri pics

John Early is hoisting himself onto the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre sign on Franklin Avenue in Hollywood. Atop a row of stones outside the center, the comedian poses like a kid who just arrived at camp and flashes a peace sign as his photo is taken by a friend. He isn’t trespassing but encroaching. “Do you think they can see me?” he asks, looking over his shoulder. “They” are Scientologists, a cluster of ubiquitous but mysterious figures who apparently live in the looming chateau behind him. As far as characters go, they’re a mostly undiscovered archetype. As we walk down Franklin, he wonders aloud, “What do you think they do all day?”

read the rest here but there’s nothing clam worthy apart from the photo