In our fall season, we continue to explore, along with our cinefile friends and follower groups, the nature of persuasion in our midst.
Our September movie investigates Scientology, a religious organization that has persuaded numbers of people to apply their rules, principles, creeds, and codes using a method called "Dianetics."
Applying the ideas in Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health (Hubbard, 2007), Scientologists believe that a person can achieve a new state of mind called “Clear.”
According to the Scientology website,
thousands upon thousands of people have achieved the state of Clear, a living tribute to the workability of L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries.
"Clears" are self-confident, happy and generally successful in both careers and interpersonal relationships.
Will you be persuaded to join?
Gibney, A. [Director]. (2015). Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief [Motion Picture].
Hubbard, L. R. (2007). Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Bridge Publications.
Wright, L. (2013). Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief. New York: Vintage Books.
How are we to think about Scientology, a religious group that has suffered much criticism, yet appears to be expanding its presence around the world?
At Movies on My Mind, we will educate ourselves in advance of watching this film.
Knowing pros and cons of Scientology helps us understand more about the film makers' intentions and perspectives as we watch it.
Will the movie persuade you to study more about Scientology?
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