To some, Scientology is a bona fide religion based upon rigorous research and its doctrines are akin to universal scientific laws. But to others, including some former members, Scientology ... See full summary »
A series featuring stories from former members of the Church of Scientology whose lives have been affected by the Church's harmful practices. Along with a team of former high-ranking Scientology insiders who understand the inner workings and policies of the organization, Leah gives the victims a chance to be heard.
Importance of keep your eyes and heart opened to others
I fully agree with the other reviewers comment that this is hair-raising.
Many Non-Scientologists watching the show shake their heads and feel that it was all so obvious. They have a hard time understanding how someone could let themselves be used for so long.
It is not religion, it is business and politics selling itself as a religion and they did a great job.
You can list their tricks as a How to use and manipulate people cheat sheet-
Tell people what they want to hear.
Get them committed to your cause.
Sell the idea that listening to non members and educating yourself outside of your organization is unnecessary.
Constantly drive in that those who oppose your views are ignorant and bad people opposed to truth or righteous thoughts.
Make the "label" (organization) more important to your members than it's ideals. Entire generations of families are now that label vs. free thinking individuals. To oppose it now means opposing your family, friends, and a way of life that has become if not comfortable, at least familiar. The unknown is scary.
Realize that humans can be very lazy when it suits them and would often rather stay put and just follow their chosen leaders then to make any effort to change or to doing the work to compare other ideals.
This show is an incredible eye opener, people made hard and brave decisions to break free from a cult. but it begs the question if everyone watching is willing to run the check list at themselves? At this time in our history another large and powerful organization is in the spotlight and they have run every trick on this list for my entire lifetime- over and over again. You may agree with some of their plans, but people with a fresh mind will disagree with others. If you blindly follow every report, story, comment as truth, then it's past time to look in the mirror and be brave about their tactics. They have used you and your family. The label became more important than the truth by far.
Telling people that news is bad and not to listen is like hanging the billboard exposing themselves as frauds. ONLY FRAUDS NEED TO DO THAT PEOPLE. If you can see that with Scientology, you should apply it elsewhere.
Are you going to respond like the stubborn members of Scientology who won't listen? Practically sticking fingers in their ears and yelling at other people so they themselves can't hear the truth? Is the reality of this group being nasty manipulators too hard to accept just like Scientologists can't accept the truth of their cult? Their opponents encourage learning and listening and an open mind. You get to choose too.
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