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Re: Manson once proclaimed Scientology
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2010, 13:16 »
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Manson once proclaimed Scientology
By Greg Goodsell
2/23/2010

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Convicted killer once listed philosophy as religion of choice

Among the many former adherents of Scientology is convicted mass slayer Charles Manson.

BAKERSFIELD, CA (Catholic Online) - Among the many former adherents of Scientology is convicted mass slayer Charles Manson. Found guilty in leading the murders against nine individuals, later called the Tate-La Bianca massacre, Manson once proudly proclaimed Scientology as his religion of choice

Manson was introduced to the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard by his cell mate Lanier Rayner while he was incarcerated United States Penitentiary of McNeil Island, Washington in 1961. Manson was dabbling in many religions and philosophies during this period, and was said to have been attracted to Scientology for its many mind control tactics.

Claiming that he had been interested in "understanding his own mind," Manson is said to have spoken of little else and would reply "Scientology" if asked for his religion during this period. After about 150 hours of "auditing," however, he was screaming to get away from his "auditor," the person administrating Scientology processes and even managed to be put in solitary confinement.

This episode, according to one Scientology web site, "was probably due to the fact that Scientology brings one to confront and take responsibility for (their own) unethical behavior, something that, obviously, Manson never could do."

Manson, along with his followers were found guilty on several counts of murder and sentenced to life sentences without parole in 1971. One of his followers, Susan Atkins, found guilty in the murder of actress Sharon Tate, died from cancer while incarcerated last year.
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Re: Manson once proclaimed Scientology
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Manson was introduced to the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard by his cell mate Lanier Rayner while he was incarcerated United States Penitentiary of McNeil Island, Washington in 1961. Manson was dabbling in many religions and philosophies during this period, and was said to have been attracted to Scientology for its many mind control tactics.

Claiming that he had been interested in "understanding his own mind," Manson is said to have spoken of little else and would reply "Scientology" if asked for his religion during this period. After about 150 hours of "auditing," however, he was screaming to get away from his "auditor," the person administrating Scientology processes and even managed to be put in solitary confinement.

This episode, according to one Scientology web site, "was probably due to the fact that Scientology brings one to confront and take responsibility for (their own) unethical behavior, something that, obviously, Manson never could do."

Actually, it was probably due to the fact that Manson studied scientology to learn to control other people, not to be controlled himself. 
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