1. “Marty Rathbun Is Scientology’s Public Enemy No. 1. And He’s Okay with That.” The ex-member of the Church and Going Clear subject talks about the enemies who ambush him and encouraging people to speak out about Scientology’s abuses.
“Scientology is such an effective bubble and such an effective defense mechanism set up in everybody’s minds that I found that is really not effective. I think really everybody I have dealt with, and I have dealt with hundreds of people since I left, would say they left because the abuses that they saw or participated in—the effect of that outweighed the benefits. That’s really the bottom line in the final analysis. In terms of the common experience, there is one… and it’s that there is so much put into creating this bubble with this whole disconnect policy and the suppressive persons and all that, that by design you are completely alone. When you go out, nobody shares your experience. In the last five or six years, my atonement has sort of been to contribute a lot to making it safe for people to talk, and connecting people together so they can share their experience. That’s the first step I think of helping them decompress and reintegrate.”