I disagree. Scientology only looks harmless on the outside. Most people just dismiss it as a cult and its adherents looney-tunes. Unfortunately, (imo) most of their membership are Crypto-Scientologists - that is, no one knows that they are members. They are not only the faces like Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Greta Van Susteren, but judges, city councillors, lawyers, sheriffs, justices of the peace, CEO’s, bank managers, editors - people in money and power behind the scenes.
What is the draw? - they promise wealth and power. If you aren’t there already, they will help you to get there. If you are there, they will help you get more.
There is some speculation that Judge Greer, who sentenced Terri Schaivo to death by starvation, is a crypto-scientologist. (they gave him an award afterwards for being a great judge and he hobnobs with them on a regular basis.) They occupy positions of power and influence and their policies are being implemented by stealth - like disabled people should either kill themselves or allow themselves to be killed.
I read that L Ron Hubbard’s son stated outright that his father believed he was Satan Incarnate, the Anti-Christ and that scientology was just a front for Satan worship and black magic. Even if they don’t worship Satan, their aim is to get as much power for themselves as possible.
In looking for a link to confirm my statement about his son, I came across this. This is why they need to be exposed. They are not just nuts - they are powerful and dangerous nuts and a lot of their power comes from the fact that most people don’t know who they are, what they believe and what their intent is.
video of sworn testimony:
Clearwater Florida city council hearings, researching the Scientology crime syndicate’s many crimes and human rights abuse. Sworn testimony included murder, kidnapping, extortion, money laundering, bribery, subborning perjury, and other assorted Scientology crimes.
“He [L. Ron Hubbard] got hold of the book by Alistair Crowley called The Book of the Law. He was very interested in…the creation of what some people call the Moon Child. It was basically an attempt to create an immaculate conception --except by Satan rather than by God. Another important idea was the creation of what they call embryo implants --of getting a satanic or demonic spirit to inhabit the body of a fetus. This would come about as a result of black-magic rituals, which included the use of hypnosis, drugs, and other dangerous and destructive practices. One of the important things was to destroy the evidence if you failed at this immaculate conception. That’s how my father became obsessed with abortions.”
L. Ron Hubbard, Jr., son of the late Scientology founder.
Click on link and scroll down to post by edisme quoting L Ron Hubbard Jnr on his father and Scientology. It gets even more disturbing.
If any cult needs exposing, it is this one.