You know what? Scientology scares the crap out of me. For real.
I have just become obsessed with reading about it and trying to determine what my position is on this “religion” (Thanks bunches, Tom Cruise!). I’ve read mostly first- and second-hand accounts, the scientology web page (no WAY am I linking to that) and news reports and have concluded that yes, scientology is, in my opinion, a cult that does in fact scare the crap out of me.
So imagine my hand-rubbing glee when I discovered that the Post-Gazette had a few stories about the local scientology office and one local former scientologist who is coming out of the life. His story is here, and it is riveting. But hey, you could figure that out yourself, so why am I blogging this, other than to say that SCIENTOLOGY SCARES THE CRAP OUT OF ME?
Because in the story, a visiting professor of religious studies at Pitt says this about the religion:
“They’re not doing anything that I haven’t seen other religions do.”
You know what rocks about that quote? In the same story that quote appears, you get these snippets:
- He said he was kept under constant watch.
- Rehabilitation Project Force (the prison of scientology) — that they were forced to run everywhere, that they were given only leftovers to eat, that they couldn’t speak unless spoken to.
- He finally left after a year of paperwork and signed confessions.
- Signing over a billion years of his current and future lives to service.
Yeah, MY religion doesn’t do that, does YOURS?
Again, SCIENTOLOGY SCARES THE CRAP OUT OF ME and if a scientologist were to contact me about this measly little post, I would no doubt shit my pants. Just saying.
So anyway, if you are near the 1900 block of East Carson street, I suggest you cover your ears, scream “I CAN’T HEAR YOU” at the top of your lungs and run like hell. Hey this isn’t religious intolerance, this is pure fear based on my own personal research.