degraded being - I do not know enough about the actual beliefs of Scientology except to run as far away from them.
Perhaps this will clear it up.
Mormons belief is that that a Jewish man flew to the Americas to teach the native Americans. This could be thought of as Silly. But it is harmless. Scientology believes there was a guy named Xenu, that to me is silly, but it is harmless.
Brainwashing and controlling people and having work-camps and compounds with razor wire facing inside and so on is not silly beliefs, it is evil.