EXCLUSIVE: An Outsider’s First Encounter With Scientology
Recently, one of the new shows we have been loving on TV is Leah Remini‘s Scientology: The Aftermath, as we have found it fascinating learning the stories of those who have been so negatively affected by the religion. One of our readers- who asked to remain anonymous- shared a very interesting experience they had with Scientology. What do we mean? Read on for details.
EXCLUSIVE An Outsider’s First Encounter With Scientology
One of our readers told us that, “I went to California for vacation in 2005 before it (Scientology) was in tabloids and new stories everywhere, but I had heard about it here and there. We went to Hollywood for the day and these random people handed us tickets to a museum/show or something. You know how they pass them out to anything that breathes…but act as though you just won the lottery.”
“Anyway, we decided to do it because we had to kill an hour before something,” they continued. “So we went in with a group of like 15 total people and, of course, (there was) a guide- dressed just like those Sea Org people on Leah Remini’s show!”
“So we are walking through they are talking about books and movies and L. Ron Hubbard and I was fascinated because I am a big film buff and some of his books have been written for the big screen,” our insider continued detailing. “Maybe it was because I was in Hollywood and because I love movies…but I didn’t notice at first how weird it started getting.”
So what happened?
“The information started turning slowly away from movies into religion, but without saying anything that you would normally hear in church,” they explained.”Then they started kinda talking about going to listen to speeches and donating time to help humanity and they would pay for room/board/clothes…basically everything. And they talked about a ship.”
At that point, our reader noted that, “I started realizing it was a little uncomfortable and I didnt know anything about Scientology, but in my head I made the connection and as we were walking. I nudged my people and whispered, ‘this is like a cult or something…we should get out of here.'”
“We had to slowly work our way to the back of the group and look for exit signs without letting anyone know (that) we were,” they detailed, “all while walking with the group, stopping periodically to look at lit up pics and information on the walls. And there were always 4 of those people (in the Sea Org clothes) plus the one speaking. It was so odd.”
Things then got very creepy, according to our source, who said that, “We finally made it to a door and one of those people touched my shoulder and stopped us and asked where we were going and tried to convince us a better exit was down this other hallway. I told them that I had gotten a call from another friend and he was in a wreck and we had to get to the hospital and he said, ‘No you didn’t. You can’t get calls here.”
“We looked at our phones,” they added. “All of us had different (cell service) providers and none of us had service, so I told him it had come through earlier in a different spot of the building and we just sort of pushed through the exit door and left!”
“I have been watching Leah Remini’s A&E show,” they wrapped with telling us,”and when I saw the people on her show, it all came back to me because of the stuff she was saying and the clothes that people were wearing!”
While this is just one person’s account of what they went through- and is not necessarily the way Scientologists recruit people/are taught to recruit people- it was still an interesting read nonetheless.
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