Author Rodger Clark

Jeffrey Augustine: Anatomy of an Internet Bigot

Jeffrey Augustine: Anatomy of an Internet Bigot

Just as criminologists have developed profiles of common traits for individuals like serial killers, mass murderers, terrorists,...

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Distractify’s Mustafa Gatollari Spreads Disinformation

Distractify’s Mustafa Gatollari Spreads Disinformation

Just as bullies only pick on people whom it seems safe to bully, bigots only practice bigotry on minority groups—the ones...

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The Essence of Religion: L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday, and His Gift

Scientology Religion

March 13, 2021

The Essence of Religion: L. Ron Hubbard’s Birthday, and His Gift

Though I grew up Catholic, I’ve been into many churches of different types and one thing I’ve always noticed is the same...

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How Bigotry & Wild Horses Can Both Get Someone Hurt

How Bigotry & Wild Horses Can Both Get Someone Hurt

I grew up around horses. My family raised them, cared for them, rode them, bred them, trained them, bought and sold them....

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AJ McLean & Kyle Sandilands—Media “Brainwashing” Claims Two More Victims

Anti-Religious Propaganda

February 16, 2021

AJ McLean & Kyle Sandilands—Media “Brainwashing” Claims Two More Victims

The tabloid media regularly employs an old tried-and-true technique upon the public known as the “seed of doubt.” It is...

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Scientology: The “Other” Philosophy

Scientology Religion

December 8, 2020

Scientology: The “Other” Philosophy

The philosophy of facing and handling life requires things like responsibility, courage, self-reliance, the ability to reason...

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Understanding or Bigotry—the Truth or the Lie

Media & Ethics

November 12, 2020

Understanding or Bigotry—the Truth or the Lie

Have you ever noticed that when someone has entirely mastered a skill or subject they are usually very calm, unemotional and...

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Scientology Is Freedom. Freedom Is Fun.

Scientology Is Freedom. Freedom Is Fun.

In just about every society on earth, we humans are handed nothing but limits from the time we are born. The limits of popular...

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The Cult Recipe

Media & Ethics

February 3, 2020

The Cult Recipe

I actually saw this question in an online forum the other day: “If I wanted to start my own cult, how would I do it?”...

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Why We Don’t “Believe” In Scientology

Scientology Religion

November 20, 2019

Why We Don’t “Believe” In Scientology

Recently, I've found myself fielding numerous questions about what Scientologists “believe,” so I'm going to address the...

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The Scientology “Mystery” Solved

Scientology Religion

January 27, 2019

The Scientology “Mystery” Solved

I have often seen confusion arise in the minds of people who hear snippets of the theatrical, artificial media version of...

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The Type That Rages Against Scientology

Scientology Religion

January 15, 2019

The Type That Rages Against Scientology

“This is classic,” I thought. This guy was the poster child for the usual type of person who rages against Scientology....

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The Price of Freedom

Religious Freedom

January 2, 2019

The Price of Freedom

Some people see freedom as dangerous. They see people who cannot be enslaved as dangerous. They are the type who think that...

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Galileo’s Middle Finger

Tolerance

December 27, 2018

Galileo’s Middle Finger

In the Galileo museum in Florence, Italy, carefully and lovingly preserved by his admirers in an ornate and gilded glass bubble,...

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Christmas and Our Common Humanity

Tolerance

December 21, 2018

Christmas and Our Common Humanity

The Winter Solstice itself is something that nearly all humanity and all life on this planet has in common. The point of renewal....

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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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