Tuesday, March 09, 2010

New York Times on exiting and exposing a cult (Scientology)

The New York Times of Sunday, March 7th (hard copy edition) had an interesting front page article about exiting and exposing Scientology.

Those who left the Transcendental Meditation Movement after working close to inner core activities probably can relate to Scientology tactics in this article... abysmally low wages, expensive advanced courses, repression of bad outcomes, promotion, protection & catering to celebrity participants, intimidation tactics about departure & about publicly disclosing inner 'secrets', rejection from so-called loved ones after speaking doubts about cult teachings or departing, difficulty integrating to the outside world.

For those interested, this link brings you to the online article:
Defectors say Church of Scientology Hides Abuse published by New York Times, March 6, 2010 (internet edition).


Laurie said...

The NY Times authors of the article on Scientologu are brave people.  In the past, people writing against Scientology had unfortunate things happen to them - accused of felonies, framed by Scientologists, ended up in mental hospitals, seduced by lovers who were secretly Scientologists, etc.  Keep an eye open to see what happens to the writers of this front page article....

Seeker said...

From FFL: Investigative series on Scientology begins Monday (3/29) by Anderson Cooper on his evening program at CNN.

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