I left Scientology in the mid 70s, after having been a Scientologist for about 12 years, for basically one reason. During the 12 years I was there, L.R.H never once visited the org, or appeared at any of the gala events that were held there. That's it, in a nutshell. I felt he really didn't care, and it was all about making money. That's no religion, in my book.