reply to post by boaby_phet
Nope. Can't bear to watch another moment of them
But will reiterate that all the male scientologists I've watched from this thread have come across as ... not very masculine .. but as trying to
adopt a facade of masculinity .. and failing badly
More than that though, these videos have solved a mystery which has puzzled and pained members of my family for a few decades.
Years ago, a family member became involved with scientology. It was a busy period of my own life so I didn't pay it as much attention as I should, I
realise now. She was always into New Age trends, so I thought scientology was just another phase
She went the rounds of family members, plus friends of herself and her husband, begging large amounts of money in order she could be 'audited'
I asked what that meant and received a long and weird explanation. The arrogance with which she sought money from me has always stuck in my mind.
She said: 'Look, I want you to give me X-thousand dollars. Whether or not I will ever pay it back is another thing but I need it by the end of next
I gave her a quarter of what she wanted and said she should never again ask me for a loan, and that was it.
Shortly afterwards, she went mad and bad. I engaged a solicitor to ensure she was prohibited from contacting my family or me. That was 20 years ago.
I've never regretted doing it. I lost most of my extended family in the process, of course
What brought that all to mind a moment ago was when I watched the scientology videos from Page 2 of this thread. She (the family member) attacked,
derided, sought to destroy everyone's confidence and reputation, just like the scientologists in the videos. Watching the videos was like watching
her in action. Brought it all back to me and nearly made me sick
It's about control. Scientology, as evidenced in the videos, is all about control .. the weak lusting after control.
The mad and bad family member was a vicious control freak after being audited. She kept everyone alienated from each other. I used to liken her to
the hub of a wheel, with the rest of us on the rim of the wheel, at the end of individual spokes. The spokes were only allowed to be friends with her
.. the hub. She controlled everything and everyone. She kept all the spokes divided, suspicious of each other, distrusting each other. She told
each spoke that none of the other spokes liked them. She said the same to all the spokes. And she forbade the spokes to confer with each other about
her. She used to say to each of the spokes: ' You might as well tell me .. I already know all about you, what you did .. X and Y (spokes) told me.
And all the way through, as she was destroying lives, she'd smile a ghastly smile and say, ' I'm only doing/saying/telling you this, because I care
for you, I love you, I want to help you '.
So each spoke felt betrayed by all the other spokes. It was divide and conquer in overdrive. And she used the same tactics as the scientologists we
see on the streets in the videos .. a legal inch from slander, defamation, character assassination, etc. Vicious. Destruction for the sake of
enjoyment. Destroying lives. Destroying families. I watched the family member do it all .. and she loved doing it .. she fed on it.
Scientology .. don't you EVER come knocking at my door. Or you'll be lucky if you manage to crawl, let alone walk, away.