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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:56 PM

This Photo Of A Scientologist Allegedly Being Punished In The Desert Is Chilling

This Photo Of A Scientologist Allegedly Being Punished In The Desert Is Chilling

This photograph of a palm tree in a circle of sand at the Church of Scientology's HQ at Gilman Hot Springs, in the California desert, doesn't look unusual at first glance.

But there is more to it than meets the eye.

Before we explain what we've been told is actually going on inside those concentric circles of raked sand, click on the photo to enlarge it, and see if you can figure out what's happening



The circle at Gilman Hot Springs was thought to have been abandoned around 2010. But according to Parman and Bunker, the running program continues to exist inside the church. Both sources told us that at the church's building in Clearwater, Fla., an indoor circle has been built for a similar purpose.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-photo-of-a-scientologist-allegedly-being-punished-in-the-desert-is-chilling-2012-8#ixzz22PtEB8Ki

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Reply This Photo Of A Scientologist Allegedly Being Punished In The Desert Is Chilling (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2012 OP
darkangel218 Aug 2012 #1
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2012 #3
darkangel218 Aug 2012 #5
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2012 #7
Xyzse Aug 2012 #13
warrior1 Aug 2012 #2
sakabatou Aug 2012 #4
darkangel218 Aug 2012 #6
darkangel218 Aug 2012 #9
sakabatou Aug 2012 #15
aikoaiko Aug 2012 #8
LiberalAndProud Aug 2012 #10
aikoaiko Aug 2012 #12
joeybee12 Aug 2012 #16
obamanut2012 Aug 2012 #14
flyingfysh Aug 2012 #17
Lizzie Poppet Aug 2012 #11

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:00 PM

1. i cant see anything

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:03 PM

3. person at 12:15 (if it were a clock)

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:07 PM

5. ok but how is that person being punished?

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:13 PM

7. California deserts are hotter than the sun!

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:48 PM

13. If I had to guess

Having the person walk around in a widening circle from the middle outwards?
I don't know.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:02 PM

2. there is a person at about 12 o'clock

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:06 PM

4. "Question anything and we'll physically punish you."

Sickening.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:08 PM

6. im lost lol :(

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:19 PM

9. ok i read the article i get it now

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Response to darkangel218 (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:55 PM

15. Question anything within Scientology and you'll be punished

As the circle was supposedly used as punishment for questioning parts of Scientology.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:18 PM

8. Meh. Isn't membership voluntary?


It doesn't look chilling to me.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:25 PM

10. Really?

Folks in Jonestown and Rulo where there voluntarily too. I find that idea chilling.

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:46 PM

12. Raking sand in pretty circles just doesn't bother me the same way as suicides and murders.



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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:57 PM

16. Yeah, slavery doesn't bother me either...

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:53 PM

14. Read Inside Scientology and the Village Voice's CoS series

Then get back to us.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:19 PM

17. Once you're in, it's REALLY hard to leave

Among other things, they charge many thousands of dollars for the "training" people received. They call it "freeloader" payments. Very often, people are held by force and cut off from relatives and friends outside.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:29 PM

11. Here, this'll help you cool off:



Okay, maybe not...

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