Former Scientologist, Paul Grosswald, has given a lecture on how the cult does their thing - and how to break it - and, wouldn't you know, the answer is The Macho Response:
"My parents went ballistic," he said.So much for being "open-minded", huh? Grosswald also told everyone what kind of people join cults:
His parents remained persistent and phoned the Church of Scientology demanding to see him. According to Grosswald, his father ultimately wound up threatening organization leader John Carmichael in Scientology jargon. 'He said, "If I don't see my son by Wednesday you're fair game."
The Church of Scientology permitted Grosswald a 45 minute outing. His parents, his aunt and his best friend, however, kept him in a car speeding along the Long Island Expressway to a hotel where exit counselors were waiting.
Those counselors put many, many questions in his head. Then they handed him the story of Xenu. As his parents recall his face whitened. The Church convinced him that reading those materials prematurely would cause death.
Back at the Church, Grosswald spilled the evening's events to Carmichael. He also told him that his father warned, 'For every person you recruit, we're going to keep ten people out.'
The Church of Scientology deemed Grosswald a security threat and threw him out."
"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.See? Being such an anti-cultist you're an asshole about it, ain't on the list. Being "close-minded" ain't on the list. Being willing to pop somebody in the mouth if they fuck with you, ain't on the list. Being about as "independent as a hog on ice", ain't on the list.
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,..."
Gullible, narcissistic pussies, looking for friends and "new experiences" - and so turned off by even the possibility of confrontation they'll let others start to make decisions for them - are all that's on the list. Oh - and then there's also the issue of timing:
"Stereotypes play less of a role in a cult catch than a recruiter striking during one of life's trying times."How kind, how compassionate, how sick can these people get? Let Grosswald tell you:
"At the point where you see body Thetans crawling on your arms, you're psychotic."Sweet. Isn't NewAge wonderful? And aren't all of you the most "open-minded" people in the world for allowing this shit to spread unimpeded, because you can't stand the idea of anyone being "judgmental"? Yea, you guys are a bunch of real pals. Society's brightest stars.
Or rather, you're a bunch of evil morons without an ounce of goodness in your hearts, nor a gram of good sense in your heads. You're cruel, criminals, and the worst kind of cowards.
You sicken me that you allow people to drive others "psychotic" right under your noses - on street corners, on T.V., in books and in movies - and you say and do NOTHING. "People can believe what they want to believe." Oh yea? Says who? You? Why? Because YOU "believe" it?
Well who the fuck are you to give away someone else's freedom?
And what kind of American takes such a position?
I'll tell you:
A pretty sorry one.
And that's exactly what y'all have become:
Some pretty piss-poor excuses for Americans. Hell, for people.
And mark my words: your chief creep is going down,...