Neopets Were Actually Run By Scientologists
Laura Lee - April 22, 2018

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

Neopets was unarguably the most important website out there when we were 13 years old.  It was every single middle school child’s most important priority and greatest love. Well, other than their beanie babies of course, but the virtual pets somehow felt more real than our actual toys.

With the epic Neopets, we were able to pick our very own creature and raise them, choosing their name, feeding it, taking care of it and playing with it.  We would spin an exciting wheel in the hopes of getting as many neopoints as possible to buy our adorable pets everything they could ever need.

The game is pretty simple and easy to understand. But what’s really getting our attention now the new discovery that the Neopets website was in fact made by Scientologists, who used methods of the church.

While there are no shortage of celebrities that follow the Scientologist religion, it still remains a rather controversial topic.  We’re all a little bit stunned to know who was running our favorite childhood website.

 

The website was created under a ”Org Board Method” which was created to help Scientologists run businesses.  Many of the details are kept private, unless you go further into to the organization, but generally what the Org Board does is separate organizations into seven divisions, creating a production cycle that copies the cycle of action of the church.

 

Sounds decent, right? Well according to a human rights professor from Harvard, there is a lot more going on behind the scenes that we’re not aware of. Apparently the employees had to spy on other employees and share any information with the executives.  If someone did not follow the mission of the organization (making money) then the organization, in the name of ethics is advised to take action against that person, such as fire them.