I strongly recommend this book to anyone considering joining Scientology or knows someone who is. Fortunately, I learned what a scam they are after feeling worse from their treatments and loosing only $15,000.
At the height of my high-tech career, which was going great, I was suddenly stricken with a suicidal depression, one which lasted 7 years. I went to a psychiatrist, but got only sporadic relief. I foolishly turned to Scientology, and after scoring a “minus 90%” on the optimism-depression scale of their Oxford personality test, I was told that they had a cure and I would really be able to “go places” once they had repaired me. Further, that I had been a victim of psycho-quackery which would never help me (and they were right on this point), but now I had found the source of all healing. I signed up.
After a year of treatments, at $130 an hour, I took their test again and scored a “minus 95%”.
By their own measure, I was even more depressed. I asked,
He keeps the listener interested, even when some details seem tedious.
It is simply amazing what can be achieved just with BS and PR.
Scientology's assertions, methods and planned responses to perceived threats make Bernie Madoff's scam appear downscale, friendly, and amateurish.
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