With Scientology at war in Clearwater, religious studies types still seeking its warm & fuzzy side - 2017-04-28
(Some ordinary Scientologists)
With all of the amazing news happening lately, Scientology's true nature is finally getting through to the larger public: The church has the knives out in Clearwater, Leah Remini is laying Scientology's abuses bare on television, and so many other things are exposed here at the Underground Bunker every day. So you'd be forgiven if you were unaware that there's a very different story about the church being told elsewhere.
It's pretty easy to ignore, but the religious studies academics continue to examine Scientology in their papers and conferences, few of which are worth mentioning. Except for Reza Aslan, few academics make much of an impact on Scientology media coverage.