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Assuming you have a way to make a living, work will fill up a major portion of your time. If you don’t – if, say, because of leaving Scientology, you lost your job because you were working for a Scientologist, that’s a different story – which we’ll go into another time.
It’s hard to replace the vital sense of purpose you have, when you’re convinced you’re saving the world, as you are when you’re in Scientology. At the beginning of every Scientology course is a policy you have to read, called “Keeping Scientology Working.” It tells you that Scientology is mankind’s only hope. And it delivers that message over and over, every time you take another course.
They just keep repeating it until you believe it. As a consequence, many people – once they get out – feel a sense of loss, when they no longer have something to do that’s as important as saving the world. They’ve lost their purpose in life.
Losing one’s religion can be a serious thing....