Scientology - how do people fall for this crap?

I'm seeing Scientology ads all over youtube and the rest of interwebs.

How do people buy into this garbage?

Good question, OP.

The same could be said of any religion Phone Post 3.0

Same reason people fall for any other religion.  Ignorance, stupidity, indoctrination, brainwashing, along with a need to feel like they belong to something and are part of a group.  

Look at how many bought into Christianity. This should not be surprising. Phone Post 3.0

People need to be part of a pack, it's natural.

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Scientology is not a religion, it's a massive tax-shelter for Hollywood.

I just got a cease and desist, I guess I was mistaken.

Scientology is, in fact, a legitimate religion, and I cannot apologize enough.

Dos Huevos Gigante - I just got a cease and desist, I guess I was mistaken.

Scientology is, in fact, a legitimate religion, and I cannot apologize enough.

apology accepted.

GenErick - 
Dos Huevos Gigante - I just got a cease and desist, I guess I was mistaken.

Scientology is, in fact, a legitimate religion, and I cannot apologize enough.

apology accepted.

That's Sweet of you.

Dos Huevos Gigante - Scientology is not a religion, it's a massive tax-shelter for Hollywood.

oh yeah? well what your secrets buddy? HUH? I KNOW YOU'VE GOT SOME

....................???????????

Tiresias - 


It seems like they have some kind of therapy system that apparently can work for people if they buy into it.



We tend to be very all-or-nothing when we approach things like this, but that is almost always too simplistic an approach. It leaves you totally baffled at how crazy everyone else is, when their behavior is perfectly explainable.



And to be honest, most of you could be very easily led to buy into almost any belief system if the right circumstances presented themselves. Certainly not angryinch though, who runs the same program in all conditions. lol



Sure, I could be very easily led to buy into any religious belief system, like christianity for example.  You do know that I am an ordained minister,right?

I'm no fan of Scientology, but I do think it would be amazing to feel what it's like to have no ridges.

Cue our local Scientology defender RNavieux or something Phone Post 3.0

kindofawesome - The same could be said of any religion Phone Post 3.0
This.

Speaking of, I heard there is a documentary coming out about Scientology that is supposed to be pretty damning. Phone Post 3.0

Nitecrawler - 
kindofawesome - The same could be said of any religion Phone Post 3.0
This.

Speaking of, I heard there is a documentary coming out about Scientology that is supposed to be pretty damning. Phone Post 3.0


'Going Clear' I think, its by HBO.

I'm seeing a lot of SP's here. Time to call Mr. Miscavige.

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Nitecrawler - 
kindofawesome - The same could be said of any religion Phone Post 3.0
This.

Speaking of, I heard there is a documentary coming out about Scientology that is supposed to be pretty damning. Phone Post 3.0


'Going Clear' I think, its by HBO.
Did it come out yet?

I gotta check it out. Phone Post 3.0