We do not need a “church” to inspect and study the subject of Scientology.
Thank you, Grasshopper, for this one:
To The Scientology Haters Out There
I understand that there are those out there who are rooting for a demise not only of Mr. David Miscavige, but also of the entire subject of Scientology. To them I say – hey, whatever turns your crank. But there are some of us who know that Scientology is valuable, that L. Ron Hubbard was an amazing man, and a genius (mad, or otherwise), and that e-meters work. We know it because we did Scientology, and found it to be true and workable – but alas, not perfect. We know Ron was cool because we listened to the man talk for hundreds of hours, and read hundreds of thousands of his words.
I find it much more valuable than, say, modern psychiatry that, despite the billions of dollars of funding, despite legal recognition and support from the government, and despite programs in all the major universities, still cannot prevent its own patients from shooting innocent people and themselves. Now THAT is quackery. So while certain anti-Scientologists are worried about whether a Scientologist may or may not have poisoned a dog twenty-five years ago, today we have psychiatric patients with guns walking the streets of America.
There is a lot of bad in the current Church of Scientology. But let us keep it in perspective.