I am still a firm believer that one of the main reasons why $cientology
has succeded at deceiving so many people, so much and for so long, is because it is beyond the reality of most people that such a level of utter
dishonesty and fanaticism can actually exist.
Yes, Gladiator you are right--& you know how important it is that a "thetan" be right!
But seriously, LRH took things so over the top that nobody can see the train wreck in full view until it is way too late.
I think that behind the scenes criminal activity keeps authorities at bay & prevents a full blown investigation from taking place.
In other words, people are either being paid or intimidated to be quiet.
The usual Scientology trademarks. (Not owned exclusively by RTC however).
Witness the Lisa McPherson case. There is no reason on earth that criminal charges were not brought against the church except that SOMEBODY (those who performed the 2nd autopsy as a "favor"???) got paid and/or blackmailed into co-operation.
As we all know, the organization is criminal & has been from the beginning. LRH was a criminal from the beginning & a criminal when he died in his Bluebird motorhome. Poor sucker.
As you said, how low--really low--the church is willing to sink in order to get what it wants is incomprehensible to most ordinary citizens.
I hope that some law enforcement agency will at last get the balls to stand up to them & bring a legal case against them. At least it will be a red flag for anyone thinking of getting involved with the church.
Perhaps a few lives could be spared.