Scientology murders two in Australia

When a manic Tom Cruise told Matt Lauer “You don’t know the history of psychiatry. I do,” on the Today Show, it was easy to ridicule and ignore the Mission Impossible star. Years of being hemmed in by his own mammoth fame, and his deep involvement with Scientology had given him his own sense of reality.

Looking back, however, the obvious conclusion is that Cruise is but another overprotected simpleton sucked into a corrupt cult. A corrupt cult that has no qualms about sending people off on murderous rages.

Accused family killer was ‘denied treatment by Scientologist parents’

A woman accused of killing her father and sister and injuring her mother was denied psychiatric treatment by her parents who were Scientologists, a court heard yesterday.

They declined the treatment after the 25-year-old woman, who cannot be named, was diagnosed with a psychotic illness last year and instead gave her medication they got from America.

Dr Mark Cross, consultant psychiatrist and clinical director of the Liverpool and Fairfield Mental Health Services, said it was not “psychiatric in nature”.

The woman, who is accused of murdering her 53-year-old father and 15-year-old sister in Revesby, south-west Sydney last Thursday, and stabbing her 52-year-old mother, appeared briefly before a magistrate yesterday. She is said to be too ill to be properly interviewed.

Dr Cross said the woman was diagnosed with a severe psychiatric illness in 2006 but follow-up treatment was “declined by her parents because of their alleged Scientology beliefs”, he said. The woman did, however, see a psychiatrist, who prescribed anti-depressants and anti-psychotic drugs. In January, after moving back home with her parents following the end of a relationship, she grew depressed.

“She stated that her parents did not want her to take the prescribed medication she had been on in 2006, and apparently started her on medication they got from America – which was not psychiatric in nature,” Dr Cross said.

It is one thing that, based on freedom of religion, the world allows this elaborate pyramid scheme of the soul to exist. But when this money-making plot with its archaic, nonsensical, pseudoscientific belief system becomes a conduit for murder, then perhaps it’s time the world woke up to the fact that just because an organization believes it should be treated as a religion, doesn’t mean it is. And while you can say the same for nearly every religion, the evidence of Scientology being an outright fraudulent scam from its moment of conception is readily available.

L. Ron Hubbard invented a scam to fleece idiots out of their money. And Hubbard’s beliefs apparently have directly led to two people being violently murdered.

Laugh at the bizarre stories of Thetans and Lord Xenu all you like, but remember – Scientology kills. It has before, and it will again.

–WKW

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12 responses to “Scientology murders two in Australia

  1. larkohio

    There are many strange religions, that is true, but Scientology is right up there with the weirdest of them all.

    Now, these poor people are dead because they did not use their heads and give this woman her medication because of this stupid cult.

    How sad this is.

  2. L. Ron Hubbard invented a scam to fleece idiots out of their money. And Hubbard’s beliefs apparently have directly led to two people being violently murdered.

    Beliefs which just oh-so-coincidentally keep simpletons who have been sucked into his corrupt cult cum elaborate scam away from precisely the sort of professionals who are best equipped to make them aware of just what, exactly, they’ve gotten themselves into. Hmm.

  3. Aaron

    Scientology certainly does seem more problematic than other world religions for many reasons, but I think we could easily find other instances where other religions would cause the refusal of necessary medical care which directly results in someone’s death.

  4. Shade

    Aaron, Scientology is NOT a religion. At best, it’s a cult. Or a pyramid scheme. Check out “Operation Clambake” or just google “scientology cult” for more info.

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  6. Many religions started out as cults, and evolved over time. Just because Scientology is completely absurd does not mean that people do not sincerely believe in it, and that does not require at all that L. Ron Hubbard ever believed a word. Some effort should be made to reach people where they are and within their own context.

    With that having been said, the financial pyramid of Scientology is something that might be addressed.

  7. grape_crush

    Shade, the link I think you are referring to is here. If even halfway accurate, it’s a scary read.

  8. txrad

    This site looks a bit dated but it is interesting. I hate to say it but I had these saved in the favorites list.

    http://www.whyaretheydead.net/

  9. boatboy_srq

    Scientology. I can’t decide if it’s frightening or just laughable – were it not for stories like this.

    On a tangent:

    “They declined the treatment after the 25-year-old woman… was diagnosed with a psychotic illness last year and instead gave her medication they got from America.”

    Now THERE’s a provocative line. Weren’t we just discussing the merits of the US healthcare system on this ‘blog? I’m tempted to ask whether the worse facet of this story is that two people are dead because of the lunacy of their beliefs or that they’re dead because of their faith in American pharmaceuticals – or is that redundant?

  10. hk

    the medication from america was probably the vitamins they like to push.

  11. Erin M

    I think we could easily find other instances where other religions would cause the refusal of necessary medical care which directly results in someone’s death.

    Here’s a listing from a Mass. children’s charity related to Christian Scientists, just to throw that out there.

    On the other hand, Christian Science isn’t monitored as a threat to the German Constitution, unlike neo-Nazis, leftist radicals (the real Baader-Meinhof type, not Quaker peace marches or environmentalists), Islamists, and–yep, Scientology. Not sure why they do that, exactly, but it says something, I think.

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