What is an Apostate, or “ex-member”?

As posted on ScientologyMyths.info:

From the American Heritage Dictionary: “One who has abandoned one’s religious faith, a political party, one’s principles, or a cause. Usually apostates are called ex-members or former members.”

Lonnie Kliever, Professor of Religious Studies at the Southern Methodist University, says about apostates:

“There is no denying that these (apostates) present a distorted view of the new religions to the public, the academy, and the courts by virtue of their ready availability and eagerness to testify against their former religious associations and activities.”

The full Study: The Reliability of Apostate Testimony About New Religious Movements

I personally think these people SUCK. Too wimpy to sort out their grievances – if they are no made up to begin with – and too much of a coward to address their personal issues.  Disgusting. The Church of Scientology always has an open door for those who change their mind and stop being assholes. And they will, I am positive.

So. Back to something worthwhile.

– L


  1. Could this blog be any more awesome? Apostates really suck.
    Ultimately, liars like Leah Remini will disappear while we prosper.
    Lying liars like her will never win. Just starved for attention is what it is.
    This church will expand and flourish and prosper for a thousand years.

  2. Checked out this post and all the replies. Gotta agree with you there.
    Unanimously, I must agree. David Miscavige is a coward who sucks.
    Lying liars like him always suck like the cowards they are. So true.
    Those people are still going to beat their staff like the cowards they be.

  3. David Miscavige’s father has left the Church – would you agree that he’s a coward who sucks?

  4. More like POOanne, amirite?

  5. Concur with what you say. Apostates suck! They just bitch!
    Utter B.S. are their claims. Sour grapes is more like it, you know.
    Last person I would ever listen to is an ex. Too much bias for me.
    They obviously can’t get along with others. LOL! Bunch of losers.

    • Love the link.

  6. Ive been browsing this site but my questions remain unanswered so I’ll ask them here ifthats okay (sorry English is notmy first language lol)

    1. Why are celebrities treated so differently than other scientologists and why have so many of them left lately?

    2. I’ve heard that they believe they can leave their bodies. Is this what they do believe? If yes can they see what’s in a locked room or no?

    3. Why are there so people in the world that don’t like Scientology? When did that start? Is it getting more or less?

    4. Why is it so expensive? Could someone like me raising tow kids by myself and working all the time ever volunteer enough to get all the way to the top even thought I have little time?

    Thank you very much for reading my questions.

    • 1) How exactly has a celebrity been treated differently? If you know of more than one, list it and be specific, please.

      Who are “so many” left? How many left Christianity or Buddhism or Islam? etc etc.

      2) The term is called exteriorization. You’ll find the definition at http://www.scientologymyths.info/definitions/dianetics-and-scientology-definitions.html

      3) Who are “so many people” exactly? There are 8 billion people in the world, with over 10,000 Scientology Churches, Missions and groups in 167+ countries. So… how many is “so many” compared to let’s say people who don’t like Islam or Christianity, for example?

      4) What exactly is expensive to you? All the doctrine is free to read in the library and there are 18 free on-line courses covering every aspect of life at http://www.scientology.org/courses.html. Among these courses are ways to meet your goals, how to set targets and achieve them, raise children, have a successful marriage, do well at work, help those who are ill or injured, etc. etc. Knowledge to use in life. It costs money to train and deliver advanced services. Should someone else pay for those who complain about cost?

    • These do not sound like questions. They sound like allegations or accusations. Go into a local Church or Mission to ask if you are really interested.

  7. whole lot of conversations being deleted… it’s very telling that one of the few public pro-scientology blogs is so heavily censored.

    that’s okay, the many many anti-scientology blogs are a little more open.

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