Hello , I am an ex Scientologist , this blog is primarily about that but I may address other topics as the mood hits me to . I was in Scientology for 25 years and spent about 10,000 hours using the indoctrination and thought reform method "study tech " . I also spent time on staff and met hundreds of Scientologists and did hundreds of the cult practices . Many were the "ethics cycles and OW writeups " that really are an attempt to suppress or remove a person's identity and replace it with a mental pseudo clone of Ron Hubbard . To make a fanatical slave for the cult .

I looked outside the cult for answers in about January 2014 and left the cult in about March of 2014 . While in about 99% of members have no idea of the truth .

We are told we are in a mental therapy or spiritual enhancement or religion or science for helping people unlock potential . Or any of several other fronts that all pretend kind and humanitarian goals .

The truth is Scientology is a terrorist mind control cult and this blog is my attempt to understand and expose that . And try to state as clearly as possible the tools that I have found helpful in dealing with this .

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Taking A BITE Out Of Scientology An Introduction And Overview

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I have prepared a five part series of posts on the Scientology cult evaluated against the BITE model developed by Steven Hassan. In the first post I quote the entire BITE model and introduce the work of Steven Hassan with several quotes.

In each of the following posts I take on one part of the model and evaluate Scientology against it.  I collected all five posts here so it's easy to read them in order.

I feel the end result is a deep analysis of both Scientology and the BITE model as well.

Taking A BITE Out Of Scientology Part 1 The BITE Model
Taking A BITE Out Of Scientology Part 2 Behavior Control
Taking A BITE Out Of Scientology Part 3 Information Control
Taking A BITE Out Of Scientology Part 4 Thought Control
Taking A BITE Out Of Scientology Part 5 Emotional Control

Note: Cult expert Rick Ross recently made the following comment on the origin of the bite model:

FYI -- The BITE model is taken from other earlier sources. BITE represents B for behavior as already identified through the academic writings of Singer, Ofshe and others. I is for information as identified by Conway and Siegelman in "Snapping," which they called "Information Disease" (1978). T is for thinking identified by Lifton as thought reform (1961). And finally E is for emotional control, which was identified by Conway and Siegelman in their book "Holy Terror" (1982). I find that acknowledging and using the original material is much better, more precise and useful than spinning it with a new label without proper attribution. It's very important when writing to include footnotes that give proper credit to the originators of ideas and theories by recognizing their hard work and research.

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