Scientology's biggest lie: That it will teach you to take control of your own life - 2016-10-19
Jon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He has a new edition of the book for sale, and for more than three years he's been 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.
It is difficult to accept that you've been following orders from a guy behind a curtain with a megaphone. Better to make up any excuse than accept the Wizard as he really is and own the embarrassment. How was it that we became dependent when we had been promised "self-determinism"?
We are assured that through the strict application of "standard technology," followers will become progressively more "self-determined." Once this is achieved, they will seek to become "pan-determined," but before entering this bodhisattva-state of compassion for all beings, "self-determinism" must be attained.