they really are a scary bunch
Admittedly, a lot of the info was sourced on the web, but here's a few pointers about how mad they are:
* Thetans. Xenu. Etc. You can't get more wacky than that
* Once you reach Auditor level (very few people have ever been deprogrammed after getting this high up their "church") you're told the Xenu myth is crap, and you're in charge of money and maintaining belief.
* Where do you see Scientology advertised? Nowhere directly, unlike normal churches. They're sneaky bastrds. Outrside Harrods, doing their "stress testing", looking for the vulnerable or weak to sell on Dianetics. They even turned up to do same in Dublin from the back of a lorry on St Stephen's Green. People actually got into a truck with them to talk - I thought they'd drive away with them.
* L Ron Hubbard seems to have gotten posessed by power towards the end, moving his navy from port to port, until they were barred from each in turn. It's alleged that he shot a 21 year old recruit on deck with a pistol fatally, and successfully covered it up. Her family have never been able to make it stick.
All in all, a "church" that makes the ills of the old school churches seem slight by comparison!
Note: I'll be posting anonymously for this one... these freaks are creepy parasites, from what I've heard about them they sound dangerous