(RNS) A Renowned journalist throws the book at Scientology

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Q: Why did you write this book?

A: I’ve always been curious about why people believe one thing rather than another. In America you can believe anything you want, unlike in a lot of other countries where there’s only one religion. So why would people be drawn to Scientology, one of the most esoteric and stigmatized religions?

Q: And what did you find?

A: Oftentimes people who go into Scientology are dealing with a personal problem. If you enter a Church of Scientology building you’ll be asked, “What is your ruin?” That is, what is standing in the way of your financial, spiritual and emotional success? And they will talk through things with you and offer a menu of courses designed to help. And many people do feel that they are helped by the courses or therapy.

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Posted February 1, 2013 at 9:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Ad Orientem wrote:

I hope this guy has all his “i"s dotted and “t"s crossed. Scientology is not your typical cult. It is closer to an organized criminal syndicate and these guys don’t play nice.

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