It’s Not Easy Being Scientology

At The Atlantic, Sophie Gilbert discusses how Scientology has struggled to cope with the flow of information to its congregants, leading to a sharp decline in its membership. “Scientology is trying to put a kind of mask over its membership so they don’t ever see the real stuff. But what they’re finding, and one of the reasons for the declining membership of the church, is the Internet,” said Alex Gibney, director of the new documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.  “The Internet has made information so available, and while it’s the vehicle for a lot of hate speech and viciousness, it’s also the vehicle for a tremendous amount of information that’s so easy to get. If you want to find critical stories about Scientology, it’s one click away.”

Read at The Atlantic

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