According to the New York Post, Remini was subjected to "years of 'interrogations' and 'thought modifications'" after she questioned Scientology leader David Miscavige. A source told the Post that the church questioned Remini's family and "blacklisted" her before she quit. http://www.huffingto...ref=mostpopular
After reading that, I came across this article below..
Leaving Scientology..A guide to help people who are wanting to leave... There is so much in there telling them who they can talk to etc... Below, is just one of the instructions listed, the page has lots more, which can be read at the bottom of this post ...
How to leave
These sections are written by an ex-Scientologist.
If you've come to the decision that Scientology is not for you, and you're wondering how to get out, we're here to help. Many people who realize that they may have some serious doubts about Scientology doctrines and policies don't know where to go from there. Here are some pointers that ex-Scientologists have found helpful:
1. Remember that you're not a criminal. Although people who leave are painted as downtone, downstat, or worse, SPs, always remember that "what's true for you is true for you".
You may be called a traitor, coward, liar, or criminal. You may be told that you have CI, or that you need to get your O/Ws off. You may be told that your petty complaints are not as important as saving the Universe. You may be told that "leaving is not the correct action", and that the correct action is to "take responsibility" for the situation and handle the church's problems from the inside.
Your ethics are YOUR ETHICS. You are the only one that gets to decide whether you are "out-ethics" or not.
Well, we're here to tell you that a desire to leave does not mean you have overts. It does not mean you're a traitor or a criminal. It does not mean you're a coward.
What it means is that you are choosing your own way, and keeping your integrity in. And that is a brave, brave thing to do.
Then there is a guide telling you what to do, followed by stories of people who left.....Moves on to - People who can help.... To read more go here - > http://leavescientol...blogspot.co.uk/
The reason why I am posting this, is because I never knew that some religions can be hard to leave.
I left Christianity, and no one bothered me, I wasn't thrown any questions from my fellow Christians at home ( well apart from my mother nagging me ) nor was I blacklisted, integrated or any trouble towards me.. I was FREE to leave in peace...My friends at home didn't care... So when I read things like this, about Scientology, I think WOW that's just crazy biscuits.. I have a programme / documentary called - Scientologists at war..recorded on my Sky planner, I must watch this to see what's going on with this religion...
My question is - Are there any other religions that would be hard to leave, or perhaps one that would make life uneasy and hard for ex members?
Edited by Beckys_Mom, 12 July 2013 - 11:04 PM.