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Do financial institutions specially approve loans to pay the Church of Scientology?

This is about claims made by Steven Mango (who appeared also in the "My Scientology Movie", directed by John Dower) between the 1:00 - 2:30 points in this video titled "Top 5 Craziest Experiences I ...
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Does the South Park episode “Trapped in the Closet” accurately depict the beliefs of Scientology?

The South Park episode Trapped in the Closet contained a dramatized explanation (you can skip the first 50 seconds) of the beliefs of Scientology. The video contains in the bottom the disclaimer: ...
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Did L Ron Hubbard say “The way to make a million dollars is to start a religion.”

I have heard various versions of this meme and was tempted to quote it in a comment on another thread. This site appears to do a fairly decent job of investigating the claim but leaves the conclusion ...
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Do Hubbard Electrometers (E-meters) detect emotion about past experiences?

I saw a table set up for "Free Stress Test" that someone was sitting at looking forlorn because everybody was walking past. I asked how it worked and she got me to sit down with these two cans ...