Alex Gibney's documentary profiles eight former members of the controversial "church" and is based on Lawrence Wright's book.
This is an amazing documentary about how Scientology was formed and the many crimes that it commits. In it, the religion's founder's ex wife admits how he wanted to start his own religion. This documentary is a frank and startling look at the religion and it's negative impacts on many of it's followers. Definitely worth watching
I watched the show, but I also spent some time in the 80's at a Scientology "church." I realized then that L.Ron Hubbard's goal was to utilize the law to enhance his own fortune, but at some point he actually had a goal of doing some good for the planet...misguided in many ways, but good intentions. I have also seen firsthand the devastation that is caused when a friend was essentially excommunicated because he didn't have the money to pay for the outrageously priced books and courses and auditing. When the focus becomes BLACKMAILING HIGH PROFILE MEMBERS to ensure they support the group...things are going way wrong, and IMO that is certainly what happened to CRUISE and TRAVOLTA...they have SKELETONS that they cannot have divulged, so they continue to support a group whose only results are totally evil.
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