posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 01:55 PM
I think there is probably a mix. I doubt many "know" it's a total crock, maybe some of those in the business structure who profit think that way,
but I'd expect the regular members, including celebrities to actually believe it has some worth.
Compare it to something more mainstream like Christianity. You get quite a range, some people believe every word, whereas some don't really believe
much at all, just find some of the "teachings" of use to them.
I've heard a few scientology members talking about it, and I believed they felt it had helped them.
Personally I think it's all a big waste of money. I think it would be better to just get a few philosophy, psychology, and self help books out of
the library, and spend a while thinking about things. I think most people will get the same effect from that kind of cost-free self study, and likely
without so much weird doctrine or odd beliefs.
[edit on 29/6/2010 by harpsounds]