The Truth About Mariette Lindstein Is a Lot More Interesting

Things are looking a little crazy across the planet right now.

With the declaration of a pandemic, the alarming quality of the news has reached unprecedented heights worldwide.

In the midst of panic-inducing headlines urging us all to stay at home and avoid social interaction, it’s comforting to find sources of truthful, helpful information wherever one can.

While browsing the internet, I’ve found quite a few excellent sources in the last couple of days, ranging from doctors explaining the statistics and dangers in a logical manner, to church groups providing care and guidance to their parishioners. There’s also my church’s Prevention Resource Center, which I found quite useful.

What’s disturbing, however, is that browsing the internet can also lead the unwary to mountains of data that is untruthful, scare-mongering, or libelous. True sources can be hard to find or hidden under a barrage of lies.

If you happen to search the internet because you are curious about my religion, Scientology, you will see an example of this phenomenon. You will find quite a few excellent, truthful and data-rich sources, for example, and But in the midst of a worldwide crisis about a disease that no one yet fully understands, you’ll also find the lies of a less-than-charming Scientology apostate, trying to use hate speech to promote her trashy novel.

Not surprisingly, the reality is nothing like the fiction she promotes.

I’m speaking about a Swedish woman named Mariette Lindstein. A violent, unstable and self-confessed liar and kleptomaniac, Lindstein joined the Scientology religious order thirty-some years ago and was expelled in 2004. Today she’s trying to “cash in” on the popularity of her former religion, hoping to sell what she admits is a completely fictional account as “truth.”

Mariette Lindstein
Mariette Lindstein, age 62

I’m happy to say that Lindstein’s delusional and fictional ramblings have not gone unanswered: there’s a website now where you can find out the facts about her and her actual experiences in Scientology. It’s an interesting read, especially the confessions of her own wrongdoing which you’ll see there.

And, not surprisingly, the reality is nothing like the fiction she promotes.

Stay safe, everyone. And if you are home with time to surf the internet and want to read a little nonfiction, why not try out Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard or watch this? According to the World Reporter Newspaper, “Hubbard’s bestseller has helped millions, and it should be read and used by all who are searching for a true understanding of the mind and a solution to such problems as self-doubt, stress, anxiety and depression.”

And trust me, it’s a fascinating, truthful read.

Laurie Bartilson
Always in search of wisdom and truth. I think for myself, and advise you to do the same.