Chicago Tribune: 'Going Clear' by Lawrence Wright

Anonycat

Crusader
Lawrence Wright's 'Going Clear' offers complex view, arguing the question of legitimacy is moot

For "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief," Lawrence Wright borrows the title of his new book directly from the terminology of Scientology. "Going clear" means to achieve a state of mental purity and clarity as a result of the "auditing" process; it represents the first plateau in a long and arduous series of steps ultimately leading, if Scientology's claims are to be believed, to spiritual enlightenment and superhuman powers.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/...111_1_scientology-lawrence-wright-ron-hubbard
 

Purple Rain

Crusader
Lawrence Wright's 'Going Clear' offers complex view, arguing the question of legitimacy is moot

For "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief," Lawrence Wright borrows the title of his new book directly from the terminology of Scientology. "Going clear" means to achieve a state of mental purity and clarity as a result of the "auditing" process; it represents the first plateau in a long and arduous series of steps ultimately leading, if Scientology's claims are to be believed, to spiritual enlightenment and superhuman powers.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/...111_1_scientology-lawrence-wright-ron-hubbard

I found it troubling and hope the book does not adopt the tone of the article. There are attributes of cults that religions don't share such as ruining people, breaking up families, espionage and running gulags. Scientology is not just another religion.
 
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