A thread popped up on whyweprotest today that reminded me of a thread I composed a long time ago. It's strictly theoretical, based on my knowledge of social psychology, but I never got the feedback I was looking for. I've never been a member of Scientology, so I was hoping someone could confirm or refute my assumptions about how people are 'lured in', and tell me whether this information resonated with them. Here's the link. I understand it's a bit long ('tl;dr'), and that some of it is fairly dense, but I've tried to write in a way that's accessible to everyone. I am looking for serious feedback, as firsthand accounts may help me sharpen this into a coherent essay that may help to innoculate the public at large and liberate members of Scientology from the psychological stranglehold.