is Scientology fraudulently fundraising?

This disturbing article claims that Scientology is asking their members to contribute to the Super Power building project, and then using the money for other projects.  Is that not what put Jim Bakker in jail?  Plus, they’ve raised $140 million for a project they themselves claim would cost $90 million to complete, according to the figures presented.  It looks like they’re trying to weasel out of that quandary by claiming the new funds are for administration of the project, rather than the building.

This is a lot of money, and therefore a lot of fraud, if that’s what’s going on.  Investigate!

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2 Responses to “is Scientology fraudulently fundraising?”

  1. A Free Spirit Says:

    I’ve just posted on the case of fraud at http://deligentia.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/scientology-current-problems-illustrate-susceptabilities-of-religion/ I argue that the problems are indicative of broader susceptabilities facing religion–namely, susceptability to the profit-motive and an over-estimation of religious leaders.

    If you haven’t already read it, here is a NYT article on the case: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/world/europe/28france.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=scientology&st=cse

  2. Careful Observer Says:

    The reason why people are carelessly donating money is because they have not come across the sites below.

    http://www.friendsoflrh.org/COBvsLRH/

    http://www.sc-i-r-s-ology.com/index.html

    The church of scientology nowadays is no longer run the way LRH wants it to run. DM was never authorized to be in charge in the first place. The tech is now squirreled and will be more so in the future.

    The lessons to learn from the church or CO$ is to distinguish good people practising Scientology from the evil management abusing your bank accounts. If this fundamental point is not grasped, I guarantee you are going to suffer from financial upsets and no progress on your spiritual path.

    Don’t tell me that you are going to those close-door fund-raising events. They only put a bigger smile on the evil management for more cash in their bank accounts not any enhancements on your spiritual growth

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