The Human Face of Scientology
There are real people on both sides of the Scientology controversy.
It's possible that both viewpoints are correct.
Scientology and individual Scientologists have posted numerous web pages enumerating Scientology's successes. (Readers should be aware that some of Scientology's claims have been contradicted by the facts, while other claims have no independent evidence to support them.)
There are also many web pages detailing the many ways in which people have been hurt by Scientology. (Please note that the examples given below are just the first ones that came to hand; there are many more people who have suffered in the same ways.)
Whether you share that concern or not, please remember that everyone involved in the Scientology controversy is a human being. We are all people doing what we feel is right, or what we feel we must do. We are all deserving of one another's respect, Scientologist and critic alike.
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