The people clung to volcanoes and were then blasted away into those fiery depths by hydrogen bombs. After this phenomenon, the people’s souls were then renamed, “thetans” and now enter the bodies of children being born to harm them for the rest of their lives.
No, this is not the plot for the next Hollywood sci-fi movie… This is the “history” on which Scientology is based upon. If you pay thousands of dollars and vow to disassociate from anyone not sharing this belief, you too can rid yourself of these thetans and help change the world.
The HBO documentary is based upon the book written by Lawrence Wright. The documentary was well filmed and researched. It includes an abundance of cold hard facts relating to Scientology, its agenda and ability to brainwash its followers.
One analogy used to describe the religion that sticks out in my mind is following Scientology is like willingly putting on a pair of handcuffs and walking into prison. Upon watching, you too will see how so many people gave years and years of their lives to this group only to be abused, ridiculed and have their lives be sabotaged almost to the brink of destruction.
While watching, almost all questions I had in mind were eventually answered. The documentary provided a thorough investigation of the group backed by real life accounts.
What I didn’t: I can honestly say there are very few things I didn’t like about Going Clear. The one question I still have is this…
So many people devoted their everyday lives to Scientology, giving the church thousands upon thousands of dollars, but if they had that much money, where were they working? How did they have a steady income when they lived and breathed Scientology? We learn that many people worked at the Scientology facilities and could not associate with those not in the group, so how were people holding steady jobs?
Once you've watched Going Clear, check out this article that highlights some of the most memorable moments from the documentary.
To read the book Going Clear was based on, click here.
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