Scientology banned his book and trashed him as an apostate. Here's his full-throated reply! - 2019-11-16

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F347.png Scientology banned his book and trashed him as an apostate. Here's his full-throated reply! November 16, 2019, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Last Saturday, we had fun posting a 1995 Scientology bulletin that banned Scientologists from reading the 1989 ancient aliens book The Gods of Eden and warned against interacting with its author, former church member William Bramley. In our comments section, Bramley reached out to us and said he was interested in answering Scientology's criticisms of him. We thought that was a terrific idea, and asked him to swing away at the church's document. We hope you enjoy his lengthy response.

First of all, let me begin by assuring readers that, contrary to the warning in Scientology's directive, reading my book will not cause anyone to become a violent ogre who starts spreading cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not declared my book to be a carcinogen. So you can now rest your mind on that point.

Also let me assure everyone that I never became violent, suicidal or "a danger to the group" while in Scientology. I was just a young man who wanted to leave and go back to college, which is what I finally did. The directive's description of my Scientology experience happened back in the 1970's when I was in my twenties. Here is the back story:

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Scientology banned his book and trashed him as an apostate. Here's his full-throated reply! | url = https://tonyortega.org/2019/11/16/scientology-banned-his-book-and-trashed-him-as-an-apostate-heres-his-full-throated-reply/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = November 16, 2019 | accessdate = November 17, 2019 }}