Scientology and the cloak of religion - 2013-01-30

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F182.png Scientology and the cloak of religion January 30, 2013, Neil Macdonald, CBC News

But, after reading Lawrence Wright's searing new investigative book, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, my usual indifference has given way to concern.

On second thought, make that fright. And not just about L. Ron Hubbard's secretive army of adherents.

Because Wright's book demonstrates in granular detail what an organization with enough money and zealous acolytes can do once it has wrapped itself in a religious cloak: assault, conspire, burgle, forge, perjure, spy, bully and intimidate anyone who gets in its way.

Convince your flock that they are above earthly laws, and they go about their task with, well, religious ferocity.

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{{cite news | first = Neil | last = Macdonald | title = Scientology and the cloak of religion | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/neil-macdonald-scientology-and-the-cloak-of-religion-1.1356600 | work = CBC News | date = January 30, 2013 | accessdate = February 7, 2019 }}