The mental bars are much stronger than steel ones.
You bet. Sea Org members happily refer to the process of the RPF as "redemption". They believe they are freeing themselves from themselves, getting back to a pure, ethical state. They have been indoctrinated to believe that they are dramatizing evil because they have not stayed within the tiny boundaries that are created for each of them. That boundary = produce, produce, produce as ordered
and get NOTHING, ZERO in return, = SLAVERY. So, be a good slave, or go to the RPF. But like Wieber says, the chains of this special kind of slavery are invisible because they are mental chains. This is the part that Judges, Courts and Agencies apparently have a difficult time with, and it's what makes scientology so insidious.
CoS has woven these kinds of religious terms (redemption, apostate) into their vernacular as part of their ruse to make a dangerous group that's in the abuse-business, appear like a religion.
From one of my first posts here:
They say "think for yourself". Do it. The fastest way out of Scientology IS to start thinking for yourself. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25698