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Poll: Most Americans doubt Scientology is a true religion...

Submitted by nabashalam on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 22:17

Poll: Most Americans doubt Scientology is a true religion: That is no surprise, of course. What is surprising is that 13 percent of those polled said Scientology is a religion.
In our opinion, Scientology is a commercial product produced by L. Ron Hubbard, a fantasist. It has, over time, descended into a hate group that masquerades as a religion.
Reuters says

Religious surveys have estimated that less than 100,000 Americans practice Scientology, which is often branded a cult by its critics.
“It’s a tribute to America’s tradition of religious tolerance that Scientology is accepted throughout the country,” the survey noted in its analysis of the results.

That looks like an overly optimistic conclusion.
Meanwhile, the cult keeps featuring in a barrage of negative news reports. High profile executives who turn their back on the ‘Church of Scientology.’ Forced abortions. Slave labor. Scientology marriages going sour. Scientology’s double standards. And, of course, the cult’s love of quackery. Scientology’s medical claims alone prove that its ‘scriptures’ are mere fantasy, but Narconon — one of the cult’s front groups — provides drug rehabilitation services based on the writing of L. Ron Hubbard. And it’s in trouble:
Scientology’s Georgia Drug Rehab Hit with Double-Barreled Media Onslaught. Or, as Tony Ortega writes, “It’s Armageddon for Narconon in Georgia.”
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