Lay Off Xenu: An Ex-Scientologist's Plea - 2012-11-13
Lay off the big fella, already Over at The Hairpin, on Monday "Stella Forstner" put up the second installment of her series on growing up in Scientology. This second chapter was about Scientology beliefs, and like the first, it's very well written and smarter than your average church tell-all.
Forstner helps an outsider understand the appeal of auditing, and does her best to make the idea of tracking down traumas from your past lives in order to improve your current life sound like the most natural thing in the world.
But her real beef in this essay is that she wants the rest of us to lay off Xenu, already.