Scientology's Freewinds Cruise Ship Continues To Pollute Bonaire - 2009-07-31
The Freewinds, a supposedly refurbished cruise ship, was once a dilapidated rust bucket Scientology bought to house their most special patrons for high level teachings. According to, Scientology, in order for someone to do the level of OT VIII, it "required a completely safe, aesthetic and distraction-free environment". Founder L. Ron Hubbard researched and ministered many of the first OT levels in the 1960's aboard ship, so Scientology thought if they purchased a cruise ship, that it would have a lot of meaning for Scientologists. According to Scientology it is the ONLY place on earth you can do this level. Uhhh ok.
OT VIII is the eighth level on Scientology's "Bridge To Total Freedom", which we here at Glosslip affectionately call, the "Bridge To Financial Ruin". You can also take other lower level courses and auditing on the Freewinds, and of course it is also used as a recreational vessel for OT Summits and other celebrations. Many celebrities have sailed on the Freewinds, including Tom Cruise SEVERAL times, (even celebrated his birthday on the Freewinds, as seen in this famous, er infamous, video ) John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Kirstie Allie, as well as, actor Jason Beghe who has left Scientology in recent years, and is now speaking out against them and the financial fraud they continue to perpetrate. Jason was also quoted as saying that the Freewinds a real "flea bag" and that it "shook like crazy."