How the New Times can write articles about Scientology and miss the real point is beyond me. Unless the real purpose is to distort and falisfy. I am always tempted to assume that your writers are simply jealous of a writing talent that put Hubbard on the NYT best sellers list several times and garnered him acolades around the world. Ever think of mentioning that? Hubbard never had to tear people down in his writings to be a success as a writer. A point that seems to be lost on the PNT.
A world without war and without crime where man is free to rise to greater heights are the oft-stated goals of Scientology and Hubbard's research and writings. Detractors of any worthwhile purpose will always exist but to focus on them is, as I say, to miss the point.
People should read the original work, be it Dianetics , Fundamentals of Thought or some other book by Hubbard, and make up their own mind. These books are available in bookstores and libraries which evidently found it worthwhile to put them on the shelves over the past 40 years or so..
My suggestion to you is to find out for yourself, not through the pages of a newspaper or some TV show. Read a book written by Hubbard. You just might be pleasantly surprised what you discover.
@cactusrich Agreed. Start out with History of Man, and you will instantly realize how guano crazy this nonsensical "religion" is.