I just finished binge watching the A&E show, Scientology and the Aftermath by Leah Remini. At first I was fascinated but soon noticed a disturbing trend that they mostly focused on what an awful person David Miscavige is but rarely mentioned the ridiculous core beliefs of Scientology. After watching the seventh episode it became disappointingly clear why they went so easy on the nonsense Scientology preaches. First, I think they didn’t want to turn off their mostly religious viewers because all religions have crazy beliefs and secondly because it turns out Leah discovered the “true religion” of Catholicism. Congratulations Leah on going from the newest cult on the block to one of the oldest. Haven’t you thought for an instant that the things you hate about Scientology have all been true about Christianity and especially Catholicism at one point or another? Instead of using it as a prop I’d encourage you to read the bible sometime to get Jesus’ thoughts on disconnection.
“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth. I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”
What’s also especially ironic is how she harped on how expensive Scientology is when I’d like her to remember tithing. Try this experiment, see how long you can attend church without tithing and you’ll find out just how welcome you are.
I’d recommend all thinking people stay away from the show “Scientology and the Aftermath” unless you want to watch a lurid feud between a celebrity and crazy religion. It’s nothing but the “Real Housewives” of religion.