Blog: Scientology Regression - 2013-03-18
Michael Moore, President of the International Freezone Association, posted an article on the iscientology blog apparently in protest of the message this blog, and my book What Is Wrong With Scientology?, have been proposing as a course to assure the future relevance of Scientology: integrate, evolve and transcend. In his article, What is RIGHT With Scientology, Mr. Moore asserts that the reason Scientology has a bad rap is because:
In today's western society man is cultured into believing that he is basically bad, cannot be changed for the better, and is a body only run by a brain and all efforts are in the direction of reducing man's level of responsibility through the encouragement of laziness and increased regulation. Through repetition such mores become the accepted norm and efforts to introduce a more causative approach for man, such as Scientology, hit this head on. Hence it takes time to assimilate a new and radical 'think'.
"All efforts" in "today's western society…are in the direction of reducing man's level of responsibility through encouragement of laziness and increased regulation" and apparently to condition him into believing "he is basically bad, cannot be changed for the better, and is a body run by a brain"? This statement is so sweeping and absurd as to communicate to the world that Scientologists are uninformed, isolationist cultists. Perhaps, even fascist cultists, given the political slant he apparently felt compelled to toss in. At best, it is a complete effect point of view, rivalling the victimhood that Scientology Inc. instils in its members to be totally certain and right in the face of the most fantastic wrongnesses.