Aaron's Story is the book that precedes what happens in Braden's Story, that I blogged…
The Unbreakable Miss Lovely is a book by Tony Ortega, a well known researcher of the Scientology phenomenon. The book is about author Paulette Cooper who wrote a quite damaging book about Scientology in 1971. Because of what the book said the Church tried to have the book shut down. In order to make that happen they unleashed a sinister campaign against Cooper that has never been seen before.
It lasted for several years and almost drove her to suicide. Scientology didn’t hold back and tried their very best to make Cooper shut up and go away. The story is now in print for the first time and is known to be one of the darker chapters in Scientology history. In the end Paulette Cooper won and several high ranking members of Scientology ended up in jail and it left the organization permanently damaged.
Religion is somewhat of a personal hobby of mine. I am not a religious person myself, but I love to read about it and I want to know all about it. Why are people so drawn to it and what makes them do what they do? In some countries Scientology is a cult, in others it is an official religion. Whatever you may think of it, there are some dark stories out there about them. It is hard to believe that their followers could be so brainwashed that the would drive a woman to madness and almost suicide. Any religion will be subject of criticism and it should be able to take that. You don’t have to agree but violence is never the way to end a debate.
I was fascinated by this story and could not stop reading it until I was finished. It is almost unbelievable what this woman had to go through, never be able to trust anyone, constantly having people turn on you and always having to doubt what you hear and see. Paulette Cooper is still alive today and is still speaking out against Scientology and its followers. Because of this book her story has come forward again and renewed attention has come to it. Read this story, I highly recommend it.
I have no personal opinion about Scientology because I know to little about it. Anyone should be able to believe what he or she wants to believe, but it is never allowed to push an opinion onto others or damaging someone because they don’t believe what you believe.
Tony Ortegas personal website The Underground Bunker can be found here. It contains a lot of information on Scientology and other things.
A video of the book presentation in May 2015 can be found here.