Scientology Escapee Tells Skeptics' Group How It's Done - 2009-08-17

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F243.png Scientology Escapee Tells Skeptics' Group How It's Done August 17, 2009, Candice M. Giove, Runnin' Scared, Village Voice

Bright? Of course. Curious about the world around me? Sure. Idealistic? Sometimes. Like being the recipient of a compliment? Who doesn't? Take risks? From time to time.

So when Paul Grosswald, a former Scientologist-turned-anti-cult-lecturer, instructed those who checked off at least three of the nine general statements on a handout to raise their hands, everyone's digits reached towards the ceiling.

"You are exactly the type of people that cult recruiters are looking for," he said -- which, of course, elicited a peal of laughter since New York City Skeptics, a group of local critical thinkers, was hosting the event last Saturday.


{{cite news | first = Candice M. | last = Giove | title = Scientology Escapee Tells Skeptics' Group How It's Done | url = http://www.villagevoice.com/news/scientology-escapee-tells-skeptics-group-how-its-done-6711742 | work = Runnin' Scared | publisher = Village Voice | date = August 17, 2009 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}