You may have noticed on this blog that I have a rather low opinion of Scientology and it’s founder L Ron Hubbard. I’m writing this as an introduction to a series of posts I added to the alt.religion.scientology, Usenet group, which I felt I would like to post here too. On the whole they appear very much as they appeared on that group. I however am eternal tinkerer and will spell check things I might have missed, and clarify things, expand or contract sections where I think it helps.
Broadly speaking the theme of these posts is to tackle different points of view to answer the question: What is Scientology? No one of the answers I come to is on its own correct, but as a whole I think they describe my view of Scientology quite well.