I recently moved and there happens to be a church of Scientology less than half a mile from my new apartment complex. And they are advertising a “free consultation” or something along those lines.
Part of me wants to do it just for kicks to see how they operate in person (to this point I’ve only heard fantastic tales from the internet and media).
The other part of me knows that it will likely be a “high-pressure” situation to get me into their ranks and paying their fees they are notorious for, which of course I want no part of. This consideration sort of turns me off to the idea, as I don’t want to be uncomfortable. But I’m still drawn to it - it will give me a little bit more insight on them, and maybe even a good laugh. I know my resistance is strong and wouldn’t have any problems saying “no”, so perhaps braving a little bit of discomfort might be worth it for the experience. And then I can tell people about it at parties too. If I ever get invited to a party.
And here is what I said "It’d be like asking to be brainwashed. And, despite how skeptical you may think you are, after enough times through the spin and rinse cycles, you are not going to be the same person.
It destroys your personality."
There are likely quite a few happy little brainwashed Zenu zombies wandering around who thought the same as you did.
I’d much rather take a dose of heroin just to see what’d it be like and bet **I **wouldn’t be hooked with just one. :rolleyes:
I recently moved and there happens to be a high-energy, commission-only financial consulting office less than half a mile from my new apartment complex. And they are advertising a “free consultation” or something along those lines.