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Inside Scientology Finally [Payment before enlightenment]

Title: Inside Scientology Finally [Payment before enlightenment]
Date: Friday, 4 April 1986
Publisher: L.A. Weekly (California)
Authors: Ron Curran, Jennifer Pratt
Main source: link (2.8 MiB)

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Payment Before Enlightenment "Total freedom" through Scientology does not come cheap. With registered trademarks affixed to every Scientology term and title, Hubbard's religion sometimes more closely resembles K-mart than, say, Catholicism. Scientology's policy of payment before enlightenment is perhaps the leading cause of questions concerning the church's credibility as an altruistic institution. Although Ken Hoden initially dragged his feet in supplying a promised list of auditing fees because, as he put it, "when you walk into a Baptist church or any ... [Read the rest at link (2.8 MiB)]