Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Scientology may be a bizarre faith invented by a sci-fi hack. But it's not a cult.
Link to article at Slate Magazine
Some Americans may consider Scientology perhaps a cult, maybe a violent sect, and certainly very weird. And, like many, I find the Church of Scientology odd, to say the least. But Scientology is no more bizarre than other religions. And it's the similarities between Scientology and, say, Christianity and Judaism that make us so uncomfortable. We need to hate Scientology, lest we hate ourselves.Nicely points out how anything different from our own beliefs can seem quite strange.