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If you're a Scientologist
you should act now

Do you believe there are good things in Dianetics and/or Scientology? You don't have to be afraid to admit it, it's your freedom of opinion and you should not be ashamed of having your own opinion and nobody should feel the need to hide their opinions.

If critics or criticism scare you, it's most likely because you agree with what they say more than you dare to admit.

Forget for a moment the debate about Hubbard being mad or not, forget Xenu and all the incredible lies. Forget the horrible testimonies from former members. You may have the opinion that your experience with CoS was good for you, or at least not a bad one. You probably also have experienced that most of the Scientologists you met were nice people. I don't argue with you on any of that.

Try looking at what is actually happening with Scientology.

Anybody having an opinion about Scientology can't ignore the fact that more people than ever before are being made aware of its darker sides. You may agree with some of those accusations or not, it doesn't matter. What matters for Scientology is that most people who hear about CoS and listen to the representatives of it do get alarmed and worried.

It's not the critics fault there is something to criticise.

Scientology's real enemy isn't the critics, all we can do is raise awareness in peoples minds. If the criticism is unfair or wrong, I trust most people will see the truth in the end. Truth always prevail if all are given equal chances to give their opinion. Most religions manage to live very well alongside their critics, and that's how it is supposed to be in our democratic and free society. If Scientology is good, having critics shouldn't be a threat to it.

On the contrary.

The biggest threat to your religion is the upper management in CoS. What if it's true that David Miscavige would dump you or any other good Scientologist just to secure his own position? Are you willing to gamble on a management that is in a position where only your religion is at risk and not them? Is this fair to you and to what you believe in? Should you at least be allowed to investigate the critisism, if not for other reasons than to make sure your church is not abused?

I think you should.

If you care about the future of Scientology, you should considered the following issues:

You have the freedom to believe in what ever you want. You must find your happiness. If that is Scientology, you should fight for it. Not support those who corrupt and destroy it. It may sound weird now, but in the fight for your religion, the critics of the same could be your best ally.

Take care.

Best wishes, Andreas Heldal-Lund
Operation Clambake:

"If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm."
-- Marcus Aurelius

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