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Narconon and Other Scientology Front Groups => Narconon and related groups => Topic started by: Mary_McConnell on November 11, 2017, 20:41

Title: Narconon, Scientology, and the Battle for Legitimacy by Stephen A Kent
Post by: Mary_McConnell on November 11, 2017, 20:41
 
Some may not know this but Narconon really IS Scientology...

MARBURG JOURNAL OF RELIGION, Vol. 19, No. 1 (2017)

Narconon, Scientology, and the Battle for Legitimacy
                   Stephen A. Kent

http://archiv.ub.uni-marburg.de/ep/0004/article/view/6495/7412
http://archiv.ub.uni-marburg.de/ep/0004/article/download/6495/7412

From today's Underground Bunker article:
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Professor Kent takes on Narconon

There is none better in academia than University of Alberta professor Stephen Kent, and we’re happy to see that he’s written a new article on Narconon which is now online.

Here are a few lines from its abstract…

“I argue that Scientology initially wavered about acknowledging its program to be part of its ‘religion,’ but eventually dropped this claim as it attempted to get Narconon programs and teachings established in communities. I show, however, the intimate association between Scientology and Narconon courses, and present some of the evidence that the program lacks scientific validity – especially its Purification Rundown.” 
https://tonyortega.org/2017/11/11/scientology-is-dying-john-brousseau-on-the-decline-of-int-base-and-fate-of-shelly-miscavige/#more-43800