I may be going out on a limb here...but I'm in no way a Ex-Scientologist. However, I am a Ex-Jehovah Witness. All these cults and organizations share one thing in common- be a personal slave now and be happy later!
The whole message of religion (thought control) goes against my newly found values. If you want to create your own life of satisfaction, first find out what your true core values are, then reorganize them to what you really want.
For example, i found out that on the top of my core values was strength & freedom, so now I gravitate towards that. It's something that you do naturally (on an unconscious level) once you decide that you will live by your values rather than through fear like some kind of animal!