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Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

24 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

uncovering the hidden world of scientology

"inside scientology" is a very hard to put down book. the writer has done an amazing job researching this questianable organization for over many years interviewing many former members of the church of scientology and how this group has a control over its members and ...
"inside scientology" is a very hard to put down book. the writer has done an amazing job researching this questianable organization for over many years interviewing many former members of the church of scientology and how this group has a control over its members and how they use certain abusive tactics to pursue individuels and media out lets who questian their motives and practices and money. great gift for a friend or family member.

posted by storms1 on June 20, 2011

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3 out of 84 people found this review helpful.

how. dare. you.

Scientology is NOT some secretive religion. the fact that someone even wrote a book about it SHOWS that its NOT IN ANY WAY secretive. WHY CAN'T PEOPLE JUST LET OTHERS BELIEVE WHAT THEY BELIEVE??? this book is insulting to even look at.It actually insults me. I don't go...
Scientology is NOT some secretive religion. the fact that someone even wrote a book about it SHOWS that its NOT IN ANY WAY secretive. WHY CAN'T PEOPLE JUST LET OTHERS BELIEVE WHAT THEY BELIEVE??? this book is insulting to even look at.It actually insults me. I don't go around telling Christians that God isn't real, why should I (or YOU for that matter) go around telling Scientologists that what they believe isn't true?

posted by 5543203 on August 2, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2011

    how. dare. you.

    Scientology is NOT some secretive religion. the fact that someone even wrote a book about it SHOWS that its NOT IN ANY WAY secretive. WHY CAN'T PEOPLE JUST LET OTHERS BELIEVE WHAT THEY BELIEVE??? this book is insulting to even look at.It actually insults me. I don't go around telling Christians that God isn't real, why should I (or YOU for that matter) go around telling Scientologists that what they believe isn't true?

    3 out of 84 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    Not worth it

    If "Inside Scientology" is characterized as a definitive study of this religion, it should really be characterized as study of Scientology's detractors. This of course is commercial journalism with the objective of selling books. Nothing wrong with making a buck but Ms. Reitman takes the posture of a journalistic white knight in the service of pure truth. Of course truth is not usually that simple and often it doesn't make for a compelling read. Daily life can be pretty bland. From my experience as a long-time Scientologist, I have to say that I'm more familiar with smart, well-intentioned people who work hard at both gaining a better understanding of their spiritual natural and helping improve conditions for others in many and varied ways. But that's a dull story in comparison to a secretive cult with some undisclosed agenda. These are the days of tabloid journalism and "news" often being the process of jumping from one celebrity scandal to another. All I can say is there is another Scientology story from the inside that isn't told in this book.

    2 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2015

    Gotta love it when the scientologists like that crazy one below

    Gotta love it when the scientologists like that crazy one below posting in all caps try to defend their cult. Oh silly clams when will they learn? ;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Yall need sum jesus.

    Yep yep yep.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    It wasn't what I thought

    Got this thinking I'd get some good insight but didn't. Oh well it was free.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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