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Oct 7, 2015

Objectively speaking, I must acknowledge Scientology as a faith. It has sincere adherents.

However, I view Scientology as being just barely a religion. It was clearly founded with fraudulent premises. Its beliefs are internally inconsistent. Its approach as a mystery religion is clearly designed to make money and exert power.

The Church of Scientology is a repellent organization that is somewhere between a cult and a crime syndicate. And by spreading absurd ideas about psychiatry, they do real harm by causing people to not get the treatment they need while undercutting valid criticisms of psychiatry from Ssasz to Foucault.

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