well the Thugs practice ritual murder and the Assassins drug induced murder - should scientology adopt those as well?
As I see it, the parallel to Protestantism consists both in MS2's attempt to return to the original (pure) teachings of Scientology's founder and in it's apparent attempt to establish an organization that is not thoroughly autocratic, i.e., one that allows for more or less democratic governance by full members. It's most glaring shortcoming is its failure to acknowledge Hubbard's obvious faults. Scientology was not especially corrupted by David Miscavige. It was and is a totalitarian cult because that's what Hubbard created. Unlike the Reformers of the 16th and 17th centuries, the founders of MS2 face the impossible task of attempting to reconcile their purported fidelity to Hubbard's teachings to their stated desire to establish a "free" church. Whereas, the imperious Church that provoked the Reformers was in fact a perverse distortion of New Testament teachings, Scientology, manipulative, exploitive and coercive is the product of it's founder.