posted on May, 23 2013 @ 06:14 PM
The Scientology organization can be every bit as annoying as any fundamentalist sect of any kind. Once you get on their mailing list they will make
your current flood of junk mail seem tiny by comparison. Best thing to do is move, leave no forwarding address, change your name if need be. Other
than that I have found a lot of useful information through them and in Hubbard's books - though one needs to sieve through it to obtain that. There
are even a few useful training routines in some of their courses. IMO though, the negatives outweigh the positives.
I have had a friend since the early 70's that has been involved with Scientology since long before I met him and is still active with it. He is no
major "insider" to their organization but has other family members active with them for just as long. He taught me a lot about their more inside
information that one doesn't usually learn until they have been involved with them for quite awhile. He loaned me books, talked me into taking a
couple courses, I spent a short time on staff with them, but find their "tech" more useful than their organization.
I can be fairly objective about them from an outsider's viewpoint that has had some involvement. It is not all bad, IMO, but neither is it all good.
Some people don't like them because they have run afoul of their organization. Others perhaps don't like them because while going through their
"spiritual training" they had found out things about themselves they would rather not have learned. Many people just don't like them because they have
expensive courses that can literally go on forever. My personal advice is to avoid them altogether. At the same time though, I did learn some useful
things from them. That was many decades ago and it still is handy. My friend is still my friend after all this time and he is still an interesting
character and a decent sort of person.
edit on 23-5-2013 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)