Dinner Party Ruined
A journalist shares the confession that he’d been interested in Scientology in the past and chases his dinner guests away.
Hollywood is rapidly becoming a Scientology town. Appreciating what a major impact movies, TV, and music have on the whole world, the church has made the place its mothership, buying up land and buildings and recruiting members from all sides of the media. They even have seats on the council here – a fact that seemed to appal and frighten our dinner guests.
I told them that quite a few of our neighbors over the years had been Scientologists and we’d never encountered a problem. They’d always been very private, no trouble at all, just quiet, respectful guys getting on with their lives. This too appalled our guests. As did the news that I’d been so impressed with the way these neighbors had conducted themselves that I had invested in a few Scientology books myself, following comments from friends saying they wished I’d be more private, quiet, respectful, and just get on with my life.
This is where the conversation stumbled. Our guests immediately rushed in to save me from myself.
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