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Only Itself to Blame
Malcolm Knox
The Monthly
September, 2009

This article is available on 'The Monthly' subscription site.

In it, Malcolm Knox reports that the membership of Scientology in Australia is over-reported and is in fact quite small. However the church is very well resourced financially.

He also makes the case that their target base is taking people away from psychiatry.

Malcolm Knox investigates the secretive yet publicity-conscious world of the Church of Scientology. He undergoes personality testing, attends a Sunday service and is granted an interview with three of most senior members the Australian wing of Scientology. Knox gives us an insight into the origins, teaching principles, recruitment practices and public battles – legal and otherwise – of the church.

    “Soon a young woman named Wendy emerged with my test results. Wendy, pimpled and pregnant in a floral dress, resembled one of the wives in Big Love … Sitting me at a desk, Wendy was sympathetic towards what soon emerged as my needs.

    ‘The first thing you should know,’ she opened, ‘is that you’re not a bad person.’”

..for more, see 'The Monthly' September 2009

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