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Louis Theroux talks about Independent Scientology

Discussion in 'Freezone, Independents, and Other Flavors of Scien' started by CommunicatorIC, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Louis Theroux talks about Independent Scientology.

    As noted in another thread with the Youtube video, Louis Theroux appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Tony Ortega highlights that Louis Theroux talked about Independent Scientology:

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    “It’s called the indie movement, independent Scientology…The problem with the independent movement is that, it turns out that if you remove the rather predatory money-raising side, and the sort of fundamentalist controlling side, you get something a bit wishy-washy that’s more or less indistinguishable from many other self-help creeds. It sort of loses its potency. It’s almost that the authoritarian dimension of Scientology and the way in which it demands total obedience from its followers is intrinsic to its ability to have an effect.”

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  2. arcxcauseblows

    arcxcauseblows Patron Meritorious

    huh? scientology is potent and effective?

    maybe at generating horrible pr and an ever growing list of whistleblowers...
  3. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    Yeah, he could have used a better way to express this particular thought.
    But I think I understand what he really means anyway.
    (Did you watch the entire interview? Just curious.)