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  •  Here, I agree with you (7+ / 0-)

    and think you've written much about how I see this too. My parents were in a cult for a while. I spent my first two years in a cult which was pretty intense, and I knew kids in it for years and years.

    I also agree that there are forms of personal depency which become cult-like.

    In the matter of Scientology, I think it's extremely creepy because it has been codified as a religion and thus main-streamed in the U.S. which has enabled it to enter into more mainstream political and public discourse. And this has happened very, very subtly without much knowledge that it is happening (because of the threats involved, the protectionism, and also the censorship that Scientology has managed to achieve).

    People should know about this one. They're definitely out to brain wash individuals, but they're also using their influence to impact mental health legislation and public and physician education both, which is absolutely groteque.

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    by mahakali overdrive on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 01:54:39 PM PST

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