Thursday, January 06, 2011

Paul Haggis vs. Scientology Part 2?

Paul Haggis vs. Scientology Part 2?
Remember when Haggis made that very public letter about leaving the Church of Scientology? Well, that was only the beginning. Haggis will work with writer Lawrence Wright for a tell-all book about the goings-on inside the Space Church.
The name of the book is The Heretic of Hollywood: Paul Haggis vs.The Church of Scientology by the Coward Robert Ford. Actually, I added the “By the Coward Robert Ford”.
While am looking forward to the book. Something tells me the Church will do everything in its power to destroy Haggis, his family, and the book. He needs to prepare himself for that.
((The Academy Award winning writer and director, Paul Haggis (Million Dollar Baby, Crash), spent three decades in the Church of Scientology. Haggis was one of the church's Hollywood trophies, along with Tom Cruise and John Travolta, whose paths cross with Haggis's. His resignation from the church in August of 2009 was a crushing disappointment to the organization. This is the first time Haggis has spoken about his experience.
The roots of Scientology are explored in this book, particularly the life of its eccentric founder, L. Ron Hubbard, whose flashes of brilliance and insanity are woven into the fabric of this elaborate belief system. Through Haggis's eyes, we discover the appeal of Scientology, especially to talented and ambitious members of the entertainment industry. Haggis conducted a personal investigation of the church, in which he was told about the wanton physical abuse on the part of its current leader, David Miscavige, of senior members of the organization. He was told that young volunteers in the Scientology clergy, called the Sea Org, are subjected to conditions approaching slavery or imprisonment, and that many female members have been forced to have abortions.
The most profound reckoning to date with this powerful and secretive organization, The Heretic of Hollywood is also a moving human story of the lure of extreme faith and the price of leaving it.))
In other Space Church news, Will Smith, a known Scientology supporter, didn't give any more money to any of the Scientology organizations last year. Then again, that doesn't mean he hasn't supported them in another form.   

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