Scientology Inc. is a Destructive Cult. It has also been characterized as a psycho-political cult by various governments. But that's really off topic for this thread,In the article was a video that tried to define cult. I think it should be defined so that people know exactly what is meant by it.
It's bizarre to see someone going through the motions of insisting that Hubbard did not commit repeated and outrageous fraud by selling a Bridge to Operating Thetan.Hubbard started making vast "OT" claims for his "tech" in 1952. He never stopped, clarified, corrected or modified his claims. You are being disingenuous and/or are extremely ignorant of Hubbard's claims.
This is something that certain people in Scientology are expected to do, and convincingly, when encountering someone who's done "the Bridge," and expecting to be OT (in some fashion), is not OT.
It's a "handling."
It takes many forms, all of them incredibly weaselly.
Wonder if Frank Suarez was subjected to one of these "handlings."
That might have sent him into his depression.