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What Happened While Wright Was Writing

The last decade marked the greatest period of expansion in Scientology history. It is an era of explosive growth.

This period will always be remembered for the completion of a 25-year project to recover and restore all the works of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard. It has come to be known to Scientologists as the “Golden Age of Knowledge” and it represents more than 5,000 written pages and 2,000 recorded lectures available for all time. The Golden Age of Knowledge has generated a renaissance for Scientology and its accomplishment constitutes nothing less than the ultimate guarantee of the permanency of the religion itself.

The decade has also seen skyrocketing demand for Dianetics and Scientology services and Church-sponsored social and humanitarian programs. In turn, a program was launched to transform all Scientology Churches into Ideal Churches and realize L. Ron Hubbard’s vision, wherein he prescribed the standard and model to which all Churches of Scientology would aspire.

These Churches are known as Ideal Organizations and are built to provide all services of the Scientology religion while also serving as a home for the community at large and a meeting ground of cooperative effort to uplift citizens of all denominations.

To date, 24 of these new Ideal Churches have opened their doors in cultural centers across five continents, while an additional 60 buildings are currently under construction or renovation to house new Churches.

The following pages provide a glimpse into the growth of Scientology in just the past two years. This is the same period during which Paul Haggis and Lawrence Wright—individually and collectively—allegedly conducted their “investigation” into Scientology. And yet not one word of what is happening in the world of Scientology made it into the article. Lawrence Wright apparently didn’t think it important enough or relevant to furnish generally discerning New Yorker readers with the real story so they could make up their own minds.

Wright was also well aware that these facts stand in sharp contrast to the “accomplishments” of his apostate “Posse” of sources. That this growth and these accomplishments occurred while Wright was investigating or writing his article and he failed to include these facts is unforgivable. As the saying goes, “Pictures don’t lie.”

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