On Scientology and Me, Part Five: Hubbard, Mao, and Me

The 25 minute Q&A rings true! I grew up in a little-known religion. I don't practice anymore but I also don't have any ill will toward it or its followers so I don't have any shame talking about it - but I wish I could the say the same for other people. As soon as people find out you can see the change in their eyes. Five minutes ago, they liked you. Now you're a weird stranger. Either they want to bait you into bashing followers or quiz you like you're the messiah. Either way, it's exhausting. I find it off-putting enough that I think I think I suffer in social situations because I constantly try to steer any questions away from my background.

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm 0