A Note To Scientologists

Thank you for visiting this site. I know it's probably difficult for you to encounter negative information about Scientology, and I thank you and commend you for your willingness to confront unpleasant truths. I hope you'll consider visiting my other web site, www.truthaboutscientology.com<, which is intended more for Scientologists than for non-Scientologists (the intended audience for this site). truthaboutscientology.com includes information about CoS's alterations to the tech and about finding standard tech outside of the CoS.

Here are some things I'd like you to know:

I don't hate Scientologists.
I'm genuinely fond of most of the Scientologists I've met, and - believe it or not - one of my biggest motivations for speaking out is because I don't want to see you get hurt. (You may believe you are in no danger from Scientology, and I sincerely hope that's true.) I want to make sure no one else suffers what Lisa McPherson suffered.
I don't hate Scientology, and I don't want to destroy it.
There are people practicing Scientology outside the official structure (Scientology probably refers to them as "squirrels," even if they aren't deviating from the tech in any way). These people are often called FreeZone Scientologists. As far as I can tell, they are practicing Scientology without any of its illegal or clearly harmful elements. I have no quarrel with them. I don't want to stop Scientology - I only want to stop its illegal and harmful actions.
I believe most Scientologists would want that, too, if they could confront the evidence of Scientology's unethical acts.

I hope you will take a moment to read "What Has Scientology Done To You?<", an essay I wrote in response to that very question from a Scientologist who had visited this site. I hope you will also read "Questions for Scientologists<." If you are inclined to answer those questions, I would be delighted to read your answers.

Although I don't like to generalize about any group of people, I do believe that most Scientologists are drawn to Scientology because they have good hearts and good intentions, and they want to make the world a better place while making themselves better people. I admire and respect those intentions, and if you are trying to make the world a better place, I thank you for your efforts.

Finally, please feel free to write to me at any time. You may use the address [email protected]< if the one at the left offends you.