|Why Scientologists are so Touchy||| Print ||
|Wednesday, 21 January 2009 13:00|
If you've ever made a negative comment about Scientology to a Scientologist you may have noticed it makes them quite angry. Here's why.
Scientologists are in the position of having benefited greatly from the good parts of Scientology and they naturally want to share a good thing. But when they try, they end up sabotaged by their own leadership -- David Miscavige -- the man who has done the most to create Scientology's cult image. Scientologists who try to "spread the news" get hit by the cult-image backlash that Miscavige has created. As a Scientologist, I can tell you it is infuriating to be in that position. There is so much potential good in Scientology, but it is impossible to tell anyone about it because the organization has been transformed into a cult (and people don't trust cults).
It is possible for one man to utterly derail, subvert and destroy a group. Take Germany for example. Add Hitler and the result is ruin and death. Similarly with Scientology. Scientology isn't natively a evil cult. It has been made that way by a dictator who took over the organization in the early 1980s. David Miscavige has done for Scientology what many other dictators in the past have done for their groups. The real problem isn't Scientology, it is a money-motivated power-mad and genuinely suppressive dictatorship that has taken over and created an intensely negative public image through the commission of continual illegal acts and through his enforcement of destructive policy.
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