thanks for the welcome
i didnt know much about scientology (cept that it was some daft pseudo religion!) but one night i was out at my regular evening out dancing and the band playing were handing out flyers, as lots of bands do....only these were different, alongside the usual band promo stuff they contained promotional material about scientology.
now i'm a reasonably liberal lady, but there is a time and a place for everything ......i would have taken offence at any religion or cult targeting potential members in this way .. just as i'm sure most churches would get pretty angry if i started to perform my preferred choice of "vernacular jazz dance" at an event of theirs.
i handed the leaflet back and told them very clearly that i didnt want their scientology rubbish foisted upon me and decided that i would no longer attend that club night when this band were playing (they play about once every 6 weeks) .....
then i started looking up scientology online and discovered that this band are often used to promote CoS ....and of course i have accessed an extraordinary amount of information both pro and anti scientology.
armed with this new information i would ideally like to produce a factual, non sensational leaflet directing anyone interested in scientology to some of the anti websites, after all people do have the right to make up their own minds but only when armed with the facts. i would like to distribute these leaflets to the exact same people that the jive aces are handing the pro scientology material to, at the same time. not a picket as such, more like offering both sides of the coin.
if anyone would like to help, either physically standing beside me, or has any ideas for a leaflet that is calm and factual without being too sensational (rational!) please do post.
i have not had any personal experience of CoS but i would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere respect for those here that have experienced CoS and decided to leave (and speak out) and those fighting to get their loved ones away from CoS.