This programme wasn’t just about Scientology of course, but we did get a little discussion on the subject, with Jon Atack giving a quick overview of his experience in the cult and a short description of ‘the big secret’ i.e. Body Thetans etc.
There were several representatives from ‘NRMs’, who all denied that they manipulate members (of course). Unfortunately, we didn’t get any OSAbots, probably they have given up any attempt at public debate as they know that they have no defence against the truth and would be torn to shreds.
One thing that I had noticed before, but was reinforced by the personal accounts is how similar these groups are with regard to tactics uses – i.e. we alone know the secrets of the universe, if you don’t follow us you will suffer for all eternity, anyone who criticises us is wrong, yada, yada, yada.
For all FB devotees, there is a facebook page if you want to add your own voice to the debate: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Big-Questions/351996461495563
I thought he'd withrawn from commenting on Scientology - it's good to know that he still gets a chance to say his piece. It took a lot of guts to speak when he first did. I wish him well.