Atack: Scientology advocates serenity, so why are so many Scientologists angry jerks? - 2016-10-01
Jon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He has a new edition of the book for sale, and for more than three years he's been helping us sift through the legends, myths, and contested facts about Scientology that tend to get hashed and rehashed in books, articles, and especially on the Internet.
Whenever I'm on the receiving end of a scream-fest by an entrenched Scientologist, I reflect on the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation and the Emotional Tone Scale.
[One of the bedrock concepts of Scientology is that its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, discovered how to chart human emotion on what he called a "Tone Scale." Scientologists believe they can affect another person's mood by identifying where they are on that scale, and then communicating with them in a certain way to move them up the scale to more pleasing states — Ed.]