Hello everyone I’m a new poster and I have a question. I’ve been reading through some discussions here on this forum and noticed that many of you make a distinction between scientology and the COS. And many obviously put great value on the practice of scientology itself. Here is a paradox I see. While distancing yourselves from the COS and believing you are no longer under its mind control, you at the same time acknowledge the benefits the church brought you. In other words, if it were not for the church organisation with its rigorous publicity campaigns, with books, videos, seminars etc and encouraging new converts into the organisation, then none of you would be here talking about scientology because you would have never come into contact with it. The church it seems to me, to be the vehicle for spreading the science around the globe. I’m not here to defend the church because I know how it operates and I once belonged to such an organisation with its destructive policies. But if you still recognise and keep scientology as part of your life and thinking process, then are you not indebted to the church that you reject?