Blog: What Attracted Me to Scientology - 2017-09-30
I didn't know Scientology was a religion until well into my HQS course (Hubbard Qualified Scientologist course). And even then, I didn't accept that it was a bona fide religious entity but more of a new-age, self-help type of outfit. Werner Erhard and EST had set up shop locally, Moonies and Buddhists were common sights at airports, and yes, the field of psychology had become the lifeblood of American mental health.
If people wanted to call Scientology a religion, so be it. I didn't care. I just wanted to handle my life and go Clear.