First for an introduction to Scientology you should watch this South Park. While you do keep in mind that everything they say in it is almost exactly true (besides the level advancing off of just reading the E-meter, I think there are a whole bunch of other tests they do as well).
Scared yet? Well you should be, or maybe relived since it seems that most people find this stuff to be a little to Sci-Fi for their tastes in religion.
Next watch, Special Assignment report on Scientology:
My favorite quotes are:
"... a cult implies secrecy right? Were open from 10 in the morning to 9.30 at night... it's not very secret."
Oh zing! Also McDonald's "Secret Sauce" isn't secret because they are open from 8 am to 11 pm.
"The Dunnings willingly gave up their retirement fund ...and signed up their daughter for a billion year contract."
I can't help but laughing at that. *A Billion* year contract. What kind of retirement plan comes with that?
It's like the Daily Show, but I think it was trying to be a serious report.
O'Reilly presents a pretty even case here:
I don't think that anyone will say that some of the programs that they put on are good, such as Narconon, but there is way more to the religion than these beneficial programs.
To get more information about Scientology you can visit these web sites:
Pro-Scientology: The Chruch of Scientology's Website
Pro-Sanity: Operation Clambake - The Inner Secrets Of Scientology