"Scientology is both immoral and socially obnoxious.... In my judgement it is corrupt, sinister and dangerous.
It is corrupt because it is based on lies and deceit and has as its real objective money and power for Mr. Hubbard, his wife and those close to him at the top.
It is sinister because it indulges in infamous practices both to its adherents who do not toe the line unquestioningly, and to those who criticise or oppose it.
It is dangerous because it is out to capture people, especially children and impressionable young people, and indoctrinate and brainwash them so that they become the unquestioning captives and tools of the cult, withdrawn from ordinary thought, living and relationships with others."
"Discipline is ruthless and obedience has to be unquestioning."
"The auditing - the processing - begins at an early age. [...] In "The Second Dynamic" 1982 edition under the heading "Children's Confessional Ages 6 - 12" is a "processing check for use on children". It is a very long and vigorous interrogation. [...] I agree with Dr. Clark [an expert witness] that "Scientology training is training for slavery".
"it is grimly reminiscent of the ranting and bullying of Hitler and his henchmen"
"Contrary to the assurance of confidentiality, all "auditing" files are available to Scientology's intelligence and enforcement bureau [the Office of Special Affairs] and are used, if necessary, to control and extort obedience from the person who was audited. If a person seeks to escape from Scientology his auditing files are taken by the intelligence bureau and used, if wished, to pressure him into silence. They are often so used and uncontraverted evidence of this has been given at this hearing."