On the first of October swedish television broadcasted a report concerning the front organizations of the Church of Scientology on the show “Uppdrag granskning” (Mission: investigate). Now the report has been annotated with English subtitles, and I’m happy to present it to all of you.
The Church of Scientology has as their policy to convert everyone to their faith. In addition, they explicitly motivate people to create support and public trust for the faith. This is done through different “front” organizations. In Sweden a number of municipalities have been tricked into buying their services without knowing of the ties to Scientology.
While watching the report I could not avoid noticing the similarities between Scientology and the “established” faiths, such as Christianity and Islam. Is there realy a difference between a cult and a religion?