Just watched a BBC Panorama docu called The Secrets of Scientology. A friend had sent it to me telling me it’s very interesting.
Here’s where our differences came up- she found it unbelievable these ppl think they’re a religion, I find it unbelievable that anyone thinks they aren’t.
As far as I’m concerned they have all components of a religion:
- A theory not supported by any evidence that contradicts scientific findings to-date
- Blind followers that pay money and have other people tell them what to do
- Teaches ppl the meaning of life, gathers their confessions and uses them against these ppl
So then, why is Christianity a well respected religion, but Scientology viewed as a cult? Because Scientology threatens to take believers away from what is ‘mainstream Christianity’ these days.