Is Scientology a 'nonsense, pay-as-you-go religion'? One man thinks so - 2015-02-03

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F0.png Is Scientology a 'nonsense, pay-as-you-go religion'? One man thinks so February 3, 2015, Jonathan de Burca Butler, Irish Examiner

"Scientology is not a religion, it's a con," he says.

"If you go into a Christian church they will tell you Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again. In a mosque they'll tell you to follow the prophet. So the religion is openly accessible immediately. There are all sorts of bits and pieces to them yes but basically you get the big thing straight away.

"In Scientology the main message that our brains are infected by these dead aliens is something that you learn step by step and therefore they're hiding their core belief and making it a pay-as-you go religion. That is a confidence trick."

"People have the right to believe in whatever they want," he continues, "and that includes the Church of Scientology and if you're into it fine. But also people like me have a right to scrutinise it, to mock it and to criticise it and both rights should be equally respected."

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