- johnfás wrote:
- I agree riadach. It is a shame that he did explode though because it meant that he could not feesibly continue with his investigative work.
Well given he had most of his material compiled at that stage, I think it wasn't as damaging as it could have been. I believe one of the reasons why he did let loose of his pent up frustration was because he knew at that stage he could, he had no more reason to plámas or yield to the intentions of his pursuer.
One does have to wonder why scientology is so insecure about it's organisation. Fair enough, it is under attack. However, most institutions when under attack become more open so as to illustrate that what takes place is no more abnormal or destructive than any other. There seems to be an unwillingness here, especially among the American organisation.
The comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli, also did a investigation into scientology in Europe, and faced none of the obstacles faced in the above documentary. Indeed, what resulted was a depiction of a self-help organisation that seemed to genuinely try to build up the confidence of it's members. (Of course, one has to ask, why do scientology members always seem to be individuals with formerly self-esteem issues, and does that lead to their vulnerability).
All in all, we probably shouldn't worry about it as much as we do. Indeed, there are some very strange elements to it, but it does seem to be providing a benefit to individuals as well. If allegations of brainwashing remain unproven, then I see no reason not to treat it as any other religion.
The only real religion I worry about is Dawkinism. Oh the arrogance, he's like a modern day Joseph Smith :-)