Jon Atack on Scientology - "The Church of Hate" - 2013-05-25
Jon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He now has a new edition of the book out, and on Saturdays he's 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.
We're taking a slight departure from our usual Saturday conversation with Jon. He's headed for Denmark this week for a meeting of FECRIS, the Fédération Européenne des Centres de Recherche et d'Information sur le Sectarisme, which in English becomes the European Federation of Centers of Research and Information on Sectarianism.
For the convention, Jon has written a brief overview of Scientology that we found powerful. If you've been keeping up with our Saturday conversations, you've seen us dive into quite a few different subjects in church history. But in this piece, Jon does his best to distill into one relatively short document what sets Scientology apart.