Jason Horvatic describes himself:
Arts undergrad and creator of philosophicalesque stuff; raised in that thing called Scientology.
I wrote my first book—an experiential overview of Scientology’s not-often-talked-about basic philosophy—a while ago. You can read about my continuing interest in postscientology philosophy here or see my youtube.
Watch this video to see his request:
Here’s the comment I left for him:
There absolutely should be space for intellectual discussions of Scientology and minority religions. But the majority of people in this space are over-emotional anticult activists who must weaponize their over-simplicities to recruit others into their emotionally manipulative moral panic.
You also get a lot of Christians and Atheists and Jews – Ideologues – who view minority religions (“cults”) through their own religious and ideological lenses.
There are a lot of people who are out to beat up other people who believe differently than they do. “Cults” are presently an area they can be as sociopathic as they want without any kind of social cost. They used to hang out beating up on minority races with impunity, but that’s been shut off to them.
So now it’s religious minorities, or “cults”.
I know exactly what you are talking about “going to bed with youtube comments in your mind, and waking up with them still playing”. The same thing happened to me.
You have entered the war of “Cults vs AntiCults”.
So chin up. Grow a tougher skin. You are just going to have to.
You have entered the fray.
Fight like hell!