In Scientology, the manipulation happens gradually over the years. It’s not like people are beaten at the entrance and then happily walk further into a cult.
Scientology took the best 10 years of my life. There’s a featured article in the news today called “The Bridge to Ruin” – my journey to financial ruin in Scientology.
Scientologists from all of Europe are traveling to Scientology’s European headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark to climb the “Bridge to Total Freedom”. Kristeligt Dagblad is a Danish newspaper publishing articles on religious and moral topics.
Too good to be true?
If something sounds too good to be true, maybe it is. Trust your instincts and run away.
There are many people who have walked away from Scientology remaining silent. Afraid of repercussions from the church. Some hide in anger, regret and shame. I admit it has been embarrassing. But I’ve put all that behind and decided to be open about it.
Hitler brainwashed a nation
No one is manipulation proof. Manipulation makes the impossible possible. Every day we’re tricked a bit. Like when we see a commercial ending up buying stuff we didn’t even know we needed.
We know all your secrets!
In the Church of Scientology they keep archives of all your secrets. Written down or recorded. Your confessionals and interrogations with an e-meter, a lie-detector-like device, are usually recorded by hidden video cameras. In case you leave in the future, they know where to look in order to shut you up if you dare speak out about what you have witnessed.
If my story can prevent just one other person from experiencing the same, it is worth it!
Are you manipulation proof?
A person told me: “I’m not that type of person to be lured into a cult.” At first I was somewhat provoked, then happy – on the person’s behalf. It’s just a sign that the person has not been subjected to such manipulation. A very lucky person indeed!
In Scientology, the manipulation happens gradually over the years. It’s not like people are beaten at the entrance and then happily walk further into the cult. It’s much more insidious. Scientology makes sure you get enough positive outcomes that you continue to put money in the pot until the point on which the negative experiences outweigh the positives. Like the actor Jason Beghe said: The world’s best mousetrap doesn’t work without cheese.
What your donation buys – No, it’s not humanitarian aid
If the donations had gone to a good cause like helping children in need, it wouldn’t be that big deal to lose everything. When you find out people’s donations pay for expensive lawyers and private investigators to spy on and harass Scientology defectors, you get angry. The money has also gone to fund Scientology leader David Miscavige luxurious lifestyle with private jets and expensive Scotch whisky. The members have no clue.
Here I am with my favorite cult leader. I would probably look more angry if I knew I just paid for his party.
The Church of Scientology could be doing us a favor by removing itself from the face of earth.