Reading Leah Remini’s memoir of life as a member of the Church of Scientology is interesting but tough. For one thing the language is vulgar, and occasionally she uses the Lord’s Name – and unlike the exposé of Scientology produced by A&E, which featured her and other ex-members, cannot be bleeped. Tom of excatholic4christ has posted a helpful review of this, and as always he focuses on the Gospel of grace. Go here to read this: Final thoughts on “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath”.
A few words about L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the “church” that enslaved Leah for many years: Hubbard was a science fiction writer. Perhaps, using the same gifts of invention, he came up with his “religion”, for it seems like an experiment in mind control, and mind control is a topic explored in classic works of sci fi. It’s as if he wanted to bring speculative fiction to life and see how far it would go. I could be very wrong and be ascribing a wrong motive to him, however, it’s difficult to see false teachers in a kind light. He was an inventor of evil, a godless method of trying to remake humanity in order to save the world.
Leah Remini left Scientology, and is exposing its evils, but has returned to the faith of her grandmother, the Roman Catholic faith. I’m grateful I got to know what happened to her and others through this book but honestly don’t know if I can stand to finish it. Please pray for her and others trapped in false religions!
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.