Scientology v. Amway v. Other religions
I have decided to put down the bible and learn about the wonder that is Scientology. Why? Well, for one, despite what everyone else said, I thought Battlefield Earth kicked ass. Also, if I am going to reach my goal of sleeping with a famous actress or actor I first need to be rubbing elbows with them.
One thing I have discovered (disclaimer: I spent all of like ten minutes researching this, so I might be completely wrong) is that Scientology, in many respects is not unlike Amway. In Scientology one must have "audits", which is "personal counseling intended to help an individual look at his own existence and improve their ability to confront what and where they are." By proving that they have increased their ability, or by paying $1,500, they can meet with the "auditor" and possibly move to the next "Operating Thetan", or OT. Their are 15 levels of OT (Tom Cruise is currently a OT VII, which means he can move things with his mind). Once someone reaches OT VIII they can kill people with their mind. By the way, to prove that you have "increased your ability" you must bring in other believers.
Also, Scientology has for many years worked to shut down websites that are critical of them.
Now whether this is worse than making a sick man cover his mustache or kidnapping a woman and shaving her head is debatable.