“Asked to explain these “abusive practices,” Remini takes a deep breath, then lays out some foundational principles. “Scientology policy dictates that children are grown men and women in little bodies. They believe a 7-year-old girl should not shudder at being passionately kissed. That’s in Dianetics,” she says, referencing L. Ron Hubbard’s 1950 book that establishes core tenets.”
Leah Remini was a Scientologist for 34 years. She knows that Scientologists do not believe in pedophilia. But she has flipped from fervent Scientologist to fervent Anti-Scientologist, and so she is willing to tell herself, and everyone else, the most destructive lies about who she was and what she believed and what she stood for when she was a Scientologist. It’s the groupthink of Anti-Scientology, and apparently she is very drunk on its kool-aide.
Here’s a good explanation of what Intellectual honesty means:
“Intellectually honest” means you make arguments you think are true, as opposed to making the arguments you are “supposed” to make or avoiding arguments that you think are true but you aren’t “supposed” to make.”
I have found that you can be loyal to your friends, and you can be loyal to the truth, but in the highly partisan environment of Scientology & Anti-Scientology watching, you are not allowed be loyal to both.
And so I recorded my thoughts on the treatment I am observing Aaaron Smith-Levin getting from his Anti-Scientologist friends for simply saying that no one believed in pedophilia when they were a Scientologist. You would think this would be a fairly non-controversial statement simply because anyone with any experience as a Scientologist would know it to be true.
But the anti-Scientologista WANT scientologists to be pedophiles so bad that they are pounding anyone who disagrees with this fact into submission. Aaron Smith Levin is receiving that pounding right now.
Here are my thoughts on that.