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It's unfortunate that most Scientologists will simply tune out any criticism of their Church, as Larry Wright predicted in his perceptive New Yorker article. The reaction of this person is typical: "they are attacking my Church."
I say this is unfortunate because the movement to reform the corrupt leadership of the Church of Scientology should come from the rank and file Scientologists, much as the reform of the Catholic Church came from lay Catholics, in the wake of the priest abuse scandals. This sort of popular reformation simply will not happen in Scientology as they willfully blind themselves to any negative information about their Church. They don't look, and they will not see it, and thus they actually enable and perpetuate the abuse - in essence, tolerating the destruction of their own Church from within. Reform of the Church of Scientology can only come from outside pressure.
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