Scientology draws supporters and critics - 2003-03-30
"My goal is for every Scientologist or ex-Scientologist to be able to speak freely about his experiences," says Armstrong. "I was lured into Scientology the same way everyone else is — by its false promises. The cult promised to raise IQ a point per hour of 'auditing.' It promised stable psychological states — 'Clear' and 'OT' — far above what man has achieved before. It promised superhuman abilities... I bought the package."
Even calling Scientology a religion is controversial. "Since the KGB and mafia are not considered religions by thinking people, neither is Scientology," says Armstrong.