posted on Jun, 15 2006 @ 03:12 AM
You know, I have to admit I know next to nothing about scientology except a bit of stuff that I've read about L. Ron Hubbard, the founder. I have
studied just about every religion, just to know and understand, but at the time I was doing all that, a few years back, scientology wasn't getting
much publicity. I remember when I used to see the commercials for L. Ron Hubbard's book 'Dianetics' when I was a kid, I just assumed it was like a
diet book or something.
What I did read about him seemed rather bizarre in recollection, but I can't even remember why. I also read some stuff about how many that leave
scientology need what they call 'exit counseling' because it is a very powerful influence on the people who are in it. The people I read about
weren't wanting to leave, at least on a conscious level, but their loved ones had grown concerned to the point that they 'intervened' for the sake
of hoping to help. And it sometimes took like 3 days of solid counseling of that person to break the spell of persuasion that was on their minds.
I do remember one thing about it, though--it was about self-help, more than God, it seemed. I should check up on it.
It's not even discussed much, if at all, here on ATS, either. I think I will definitely look up some information so at least we have something to
talk about, in case no scientologists come to share their views with us.