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"Scientology, as its critics point out, is unlike any other Western religion in that it withholds key aspects of its central theology from all but its most exalted followers. This would be akin to the Catholic Church telling only a select number of the faithful that Jesus Christ died for their sins." (Introduction, pg. xiii).

"And, unique among modern religions, Scientology charges members for every service, book, and course offered, promising greater and greater spiritual enlightenment with every dollar spent. people don't "believe" in Scientology; they buy into it." (Introduction, pg xiv).

"The ability to spin a setback as a triumph was a quality that would define Hubbard throughout his life. He was an immensely charming young man whose stories, while sometimes dubious, were often, by virtur of his own salesmanship, utterly convincing." (Chapter 1, pg. 6).

"Scientology simultaneously reflected the postwar era's optimism and its darkest and most profound...

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