Author Rodger Clark

Disney and A&E: It’s a Small (-Minded) World

Disney and A&E: It’s a Small (-Minded) World

I find it difficult to envision Walt Disney trying to make a buck by inciting anti-religious witch hunts. However, if current...

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White Supremacy: Alive and Well in Hollywood

White Supremacy: Alive and Well in Hollywood

You’ll find modern versions of these supremacists in the audiences of the likes of Jerry Springer, Tosh.0, South Park, Samantha...

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The Boogeyman Factory

Media & Ethics

May 19, 2018

The Boogeyman Factory

War is sold by a handful of madmen on the basis that every citizen of the enemy country spends every waking minute slobbering...

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The Brilliance of Scientology

Scientology Religion

April 12, 2018

The Brilliance of Scientology

For most of us, our cell phone is a thing of wonder and mystery. We don’t know how it works, we only know it does. Well,...

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Scientologist Exposes Hollywood Bigotry in View of “The View”.

Media & Ethics

March 3, 2018

Scientologist Exposes Hollywood Bigotry in View of “The View”.

How an English teacher-turned-comedian, became and expert on “mental illness” is something left out of Joy Behar’s bio...

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Do Aliens Believe in Scientologists?

Religious Literacy

February 20, 2018

Do Aliens Believe in Scientologists?

The most popular attraction is always the chimp enclosure, where people get to sit and laugh at the antics of the resident...

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Church and State: Not Separate At All

Religious Literacy

January 27, 2018

Church and State: Not Separate At All

The line in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has been nearly beaten meaningless by repetition: “Congress shall...

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Beliefs About Believing

Religious Literacy

January 11, 2018

Beliefs About Believing

You won’t find anyone whose pupils contract that doesn’t believe something. From the time we are born, we “believe”...

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STAND’s Annual Year-End Reception: A Meeting of Minds

Scientology Religion

December 17, 2017

STAND’s Annual Year-End Reception: A Meeting of Minds

Once I began to study Scientology, one of the things that kept me coming back was the people I’ve been privileged to associate...

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Digitizing God—Anthony Levandowski’s “Way of the Future”

Religious Literacy

December 5, 2017

Digitizing God—Anthony Levandowski’s “Way of the Future”

Multimillionaire and Silicon Valley whiz kid Anthony Levandowski is obviously no dummy. So I can only conclude that he missed...

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America’s Most Dangerous Cult

Media & Ethics

November 21, 2017

America’s Most Dangerous Cult

“Everybody knows” what a cult is. “Cult” is one of those words promoted by the media. Yet if you question anyone using...

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Scientology, “Critics” and Critical Mass

Combating Bigotry & Hate

November 15, 2017

Scientology, “Critics” and Critical Mass

Just start pounding an idea enough times into enough people until, hypnotically, they begin to believe it. Critical mass is...

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If You’re Trying to Get Rid of Religion, It’s Gonna’ Be a Long Haul

If You’re Trying to Get Rid of Religion, It’s Gonna’ Be a Long Haul

When the “ Freedom From Religion Foundation” and other atheist crusaders put on their big-boy pants and go after religious...

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The “Secret” Practice of Scientology

Scientology Religion

September 26, 2017

The “Secret” Practice of Scientology

He was hoping for some weird, juicy secret stuff from an insider but I had to disappoint him. Nothing there to tell. After...

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A Scientologist’s Response to “Critics”

Scientology Religion

September 17, 2017

A Scientologist’s Response to “Critics”

Journalists always seem to get their panties in a wad, downright insulted that Scientologists, when asked to “respond to...

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Scientology and the War of Two Worlds

Combating Bigotry & Hate

September 13, 2017

Scientology and the War of Two Worlds

It was 1938. Adolph Hitler (Time Magazine’s “Man of the Year”) had begun dropping in on his neighbors without an invitation....

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Scientology and Responsibility

Scientology and Responsibility

If you have the impression that Scientologists never examine Scientology, you would be wrong. The simple practice of Scientology...

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Psychiatrists Say “Journalism” is a Mental Illness

Psychiatrists Say “Journalism” is a Mental Illness

So there I was minding my own business, having a little fun scrolling through what passes for “the news” when I spy this...

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Don’t Tell Me. SHOW Me.

Tolerance

July 4, 2017

Don’t Tell Me. SHOW Me.

My father was a brilliant man. He held a doctorate in law, was literate in both Spanish and English and, after 20 years as...

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Debunking the “Atheists are Smarter” Myth

Religious Freedom

June 26, 2017

Debunking the “Atheists are Smarter” Myth

Several researchers in the field of psychology descended from the ultra-recirculated, purified air of academia to address...

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The Biggest Secret About Scientology

The Biggest Secret About Scientology

I won't get into how it was, but one day I was sitting in a hotel in Siberia, downing a few vodka shots with Misha, the owner....

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A Story about Rocks, Inspired by Rolling Stone

A Story about Rocks, Inspired by Rolling Stone

“The pen is mightier than the sword,” as the saying goes. If you give an idiot a sword he’ll end up hurting innocent...

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Why Tolerance Works

Tolerance

May 16, 2017

Why Tolerance Works

When I was in my teens I could cruise any major street in Southern California and stop for a hamburger. Now I can stop for...

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