Inside Scientology - The shocking truth About Scientology

   

Hollands Glorie

 

Published on Nov 16, 2016

A vivid and no-holds-barred look Inside Scientology .

It is the most controversial religion in America, and the most mysterious. Its followers believe they're on a mission to save the universe — but detractors call it a cult. What's the truth? A 2006 special report that unlocks the faith's complex code

The Church of Scientology is a rich and vengeful religious cult, or as one critic puts it, "a cross between the Moonies and the Mafia." But it would be a mistake to dismiss its underlying technology as harmless or ineffective. Scientologists know a great deal about thought control, social control, rhetorical judo (defeat by misdirection, deft use of logical fallacies) and high pressure sales, though as victims of their own technology, they wouldn't characterize it that way.

Despite its extensive advertising campaign, including half-hour TV infomercials for Dianetics, the Church has been careful to maintain a veil of mystery about its teachings, in part by outlawing any meaningful discussion or analysis of them. (See the policy bulletin prohibiting verbal tech.) To learn the inner secrets of the cult requires years of strict obedience and large monetary donations.

In return, Scientology promises its adherents "total freedom".