The untold truth about Scientology
People have a deep-seated need to belong — it's why our disastrous elections go the way they do. And sometimes, this leads people to join a bona fide cult, which gains steam and fame till the rest of us can just bang our heads against the wall and wonder how and why. Is the world really such an isolating place that people believe anything they're told under the guise of belonging and bettering themselves?
The Church of Scientology, labeled as a cult by defectors and detractors alike, has somehow gained a prestigious mass following. Here are a few things we do know about the strange pseudo-religion.