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    Default Snc Orignal Freedom Fighter Bent Corydon Happy 70th B-day!



    HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY BENT CORYDON!!!

    Here's my video I made for him. I hope you all like it and IF
    his book helped you, please come wish him a Happy Birthday as you have
    no idea how much it means to him.



    To ALL

    Tory/Magoo
    PS: Also IF you missed Bill Frank's talk..the link to it is in the comments of my video (as well as one here on ESMB) and also an interview by L Ron Hubbard Jr.
    For those still "in":
    "Leap and the Net will Appear"
    Make the Leap!

    Make it safely and come share your story with us

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    Default Re: Snc Orignal Freedom Fighter Bent Corydon Happy 70th B-day!

    Happy Birthday Bent!
    "Your Freezone stinks."

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    Steve Hall

    "It is true that the term FZ includes many varients of Scn, and some may be inadequate. Or even wrong headed."

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    Default Re: Snc Orignal Freedom Fighter Bent Corydon Happy 70th B-day!

    Happy Birthday
    Bent Corydon

    Thank You!


    What you wrote and did helped me out!
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    Default Re: Snc Orignal Freedom Fighter Bent Corydon Happy 70th B-day!

    Isn't his name Brent?

    Anyway. A very Happy Birthday to you!!

    "Scientology, well understood, is a very powerful thing. Poorly relayed, poorly communicated, monopolized or used exclusively for gain, it could be a very destructive thing." - LRH June 1955
    + He told me he was obsessed by "an insatiable lust for power and money". - circa 1980 Mayo on LRH =

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    Default Re: Snc Orignal Freedom Fighter Bent Corydon Happy 70th B-day!

    Dear Bent:
    Happy birthday to you. All the best!!!
    Hugs,
    AnonSunshine



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    Default Re: Snc Orignal Freedom Fighter Bent Corydon Happy 70th B-day!

    Happy Birthday Bent!

    You deserve all the best that life has to offer for being a wise warrior at a time when the truth was so badly needed and hidden to our eyes, minds and hearts. Your book helped my family to see the light about LRH and to leave the cult. It was such an eye-opener and I highly recommend it to anyone wondering what the real truth is about LRH. Loaded with facts and dox it ripped the veil from my eyes at a time when it was sorely needed. Your bravery and acts of valor are beacons of light which will shine forever. I hope you are enjoying the things that make you feel good and have many warm hearts that shower you with love on a regular basis because you deserve it!

    Sautez
    Please feel free to call on me and mine at any time you need anything.



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    Default Re: Snc Orignal Freedom Fighter Bent Corydon Happy 70th B-day!

    Happy Birthday Bent!




    And many, many thanks!
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    Default Re: Snc Orignal Freedom Fighter Bent Corydon Happy 70th B-day!


    I'm pretty sure that the situation with L. Ron Hubbard Jr. is covered in the Preface of the book. I did a quick cut and paste of some stuff already posted on ESMB, which might provide some background.

    There are only five pages of material from Ron Jr. in 'Messiah or Madman?' and it has all been verified by other testimony and evidence, including court's evidence.

    Unfortunately, the only scan available of the book is the 1998 scan of the 1987 edition (The one with with the "emergency cover.")

    Below is a video by Mark Bunker from around 2000. Includes an interview with the former mayor of Clearwater, and a look at Dennis Clarke, cult thug and, then, head of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights. From 15:48 to 16:20 Mark holds up and discusses a copy of the 3rd edition of the book, 'Messiah or Madman?' http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...29596527335458 The 3rd edition (1996) is the preferred edition, if you can find it.


    And for those who haven't seen it, here's the statement by Bent Corydon at the end of the 'Preface' of the 2nd and 3rd editions:

    "As of the Spring of 1991, I have been a regular target for Scientology harassment - both 'legal' and otherwise - for over a decade. I have been sued six times. I have counter sued twice.

    "I have had to struggle within a court system which does not recognize as meaningful the long-standing Scientology policy of using frivolous lawsuits for purposes of harassment.

    "It's been very hard work. Yet I've been amazingly successful - or lucky. There are good judges, and even some honest lawyers. Unfortunately, over-all, the 'legal system' works in favor of the rich: competent lawyers are expensive. And the system of near endless 'appeals' often can bring the average person to his knees financially - and sometimes emotionally.

    "I've watched many fall by the wayside. Silenced in various ways: by threats, harassment of family members, litigation induced financial problems, stress related illnesses, and - perhaps most insidiously - so called legal settlements arrived at under these and other conditions of duress
    .

    "In light of all this, it occurred to me that there is no absolute guarantee that I will always be able to withstand the Machiavellian machinations of this big sticky trap called the Church of Scientology. I have a family to support. It is feasible that I may collapse financially before the legal process is complete, and also feasible that I may have to settle on less than ideal terms.

    "With this in mind, I wish to state that no matter what my fate may be, that one thing is absolutely true: I wholeheartedly support all of those who are working to make known the many hidden facts about this amoral and exploitative organization, and expose the truth about its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.

    "I unequivocally stand by the contents of 'L. Ron Hubbard, Messiah or Madman?'. This book has helped many to think through, and sort out, their disturbing experiences with Scientology. It has also helped to 'inoculate' those who might otherwise be vulnerable to the 'dark side' of Scientology.

    "I look forward to seeing a second edition.

    "- Bent Corydon, 1991"




    The book L. Ron Hubbard, Messiah or Madman? has been published in three English language editions, each further revised and updated
    (1987, 1992, and 1996.)

    There is also a hardbound Russian language edition that became available in 2005.

    An excerpt from the book flap for the 464 page 1996 edition:

    "I have high hopes of smashing my name
    into history so violently that it will take a
    legendary form even if all the books are
    destroyed. That goal is the real goal as far as
    I am concerned. Things which stand too
    consistently in my way make me nervous.
    It's a pretty big job. In a hundred years
    Roosevelt will have been forgotten - which
    gives some idea of the magnitude of my
    attempt. And all this boils and froths inside
    my head...
    "Psychiatrists, reaching the high of the
    dusty desk, tell us that Alexander, Genghis
    Khan and Napoleon were madmen. I know
    they're maligning some very intelligent
    gentlemen."

    L. Ron Hubbard wrote these words in a letter to
    his first wife in 1938.

    In 1950 he wrote the bestseller 'Dianetics, the
    Modern Science of Mental Health. This inspired a
    layman oriented mental health movement which,
    ultimately, developed into Scientology, the most
    profitable of the money-making new religions.

    Hubbard's early Dianetic and Scientology writings
    borrow freely from Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and
    the founder of General Semantics, Alfred Korzybski.

    And P.T. Barnum appears to have been an inspiration.

    Hubbard also took much from the writings of Aleister
    Crowley - self-proclaimed "Beast 666." This is a source
    of embarrassment for the Scientology Church, which
    is determined to achieve broad public acceptance.

    In the 1960s Hubbard incorporated Brainwashing
    methodologies into the subject. He established the
    "Fair Game Policy" which states that an "enemy" of
    Scientology "may be deprived of property or injured
    by any means by any Scientologist, without
    discipline of that Scientologist. May be tricked,
    sued, lied to or destroyed."

    He also became the Commodore of his own private
    navy, and began to refer to himself as "Source."

    L. Ron Hubbard, Messiah or Madman? exposes
    as never before the dark side of Scientology, yet
    contains an in-depth examination of the potential
    positives of the subject and their actual origins.
    Visit the Ex Scientologist Message Board web site for selected content from ESMB and more: http://exscn.net/

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    Default Re: Snc Orignal Freedom Fighter Bent Corydon Happy 70th B-day!

    Happy 70th Birthday Bent......hope it's the best ever!

    Thank you so much for writing and publishing your book and helping others to learn more about the cult and it's founder.
    MY STORY FROM INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthrea...-Ups-and-Downs

    "Scientology is essentially a spy and mind-control network set up to extract the most money it can from itís members as well as to enforce the maximum amount of production out of each individual, at minimal or no cost to the organization. Itís as simple as that." - John Peeler

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    Default Re: Snc Orignal Freedom Fighter Bent Corydon Happy 70th B-day!

    Excellent! kudos! Thanks for the video.

    Although I left SCN (Riverside Mission staff) before he wrote that book, I did read it years after I had left staff (course sup) and it brought tears to my eyes (yes, I was literally choked up). It was the 1st expose book that I read, mainly, because I was there on staff during the early days of that Mission.

    Tory,
    Please tell Bent that I luved his book and it helped me so much to understand SCN things after I left when I was still young!
    The emphasis on finding and describing "knowledge structures" that are somewhere "inside" the individual encourages us to overlook the fact that human cognition is always situated in a complex sociocultural world and cannot be unaffected by it. - Edwin Hutchins
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwin_Hutchins

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