Cross-posted from WWP Tracking the Freewinds
Google Translate from: http://www.eluniversal.com.co/carta...i ... ogia-90345 "Freewinds" Floating Temple of Scientology in Cartagena
Posted on September 10, 2012
In the Port Society remains a luxury cruise called "Freewinds", who last weekend became the setting of a jazz concert to benefit Festicinekids.
Freewinds, a vessel of 134 meters in length, is home to the so-called Service Organization Flag Ship, a religious retreat for followers of Scientology who have the "most advanced levels of spiritual counseling."
Scientology is a religious congregation of which are part known Hollywood stars, businessmen and politicians around the world, the subject of much criticism and accusations of having built a business empire through brainwashing, threats and extortion.
On the website of the congregation said the ship Freewinds "provides a safe, attractive and free of distractions, it is appropriate to deliver this level of auditing deeply spiritual."
The ship, as practitioners of this cult, is "the only place that a Scientologist can go and be sure you can devote himself entirely to his religious practice and in the company of people who share their religious commitment and perspective on life in general ".
The cruise also performed religious conventions and seminars for senior leadership levels of Scientology churches around the world, as well as events organized especially for members of a country.
The ship can accommodate 600 people, has 9 floors and 21 feet deep.
In 2009 he had been in Cartagena to undergo repairs, amid a controversy caused by the presence of asbestos in the vessel, in quantities greater than those permitted and which endanger health, a charge that ultimately could not be verified.
Some have said that the presence of the Freewinds in Cartagena is to consolidate the presence of the church in Colombia, where there are already churches em Bogota and Cali, and Cartagena and it seems that many Colombians have come on board to take courses that help them solve the problems of his life, after paying a heavy amount of money.
Some of the characters that belong to Scientology, founded by L. Ron Hubbard, are Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Oliver Stone and Larry King.
One of the latest scandals of Scientology occurred because an adept named Valeska Paris, gave an interview to ABC News, which reported that nearly took prisoner on that ship, working in the engine room because his faith had reached a sufficient level for the luxury area.
Paris said that Scientology had taken entire fortune to his father and that it was the church leader, David Miscavige, who commanded the ship, and at first I was blinded by know, but ultimately disappointed, to find that was "a man who ran a church and took advantage of his faithful, who hid behind religion to live require contributions and taking money from people and live like a king", he told the ABC.