Thomas C. Padgett's letter to Harpers


NarCONon is Scientology!

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Thomas C. Padgett's letter to Harpers
4 Nov 2003

To the Editor:

Dear Sirs,

This is a brief letter to express my profound gratitude for your recent article re: Scientology.

I was in this sect for a period 9 years from 1978 to 1987. My experiences since leaving have been horrific. See:

When I was originally recruited into the cult, they had made promises of procedures for curing my dyslexia along with other assorted claims, which in the end only turned out to be faux magic with a hefty price tag.

My own issues aside, the creation of a release clause by the group to be signed by unsuspecting adherents is most disturbing. If the rights for standard medical treatment and traditional mental health care are removed from ordinary citizens via this underhanded method of avoiding future lawsuits, lives can and will be lost. Your magazine showed a great deal of courage in exposing this activity, and will most likely saves lives. For that, you are to be commended.

I would urge your staff writers to continue to keep digging on more scientology related dangers through interviewing former members like myself and others, contacting experts in the fields of cults, sects, and religion from all aspects of medical science, psychology, sociology, and theology. Most importantly, there is an endless wealth of resources and information at your fingertips on the internet.

Dianetics, scientology's so called bible, claims to be "The Modern Science of Mental Health." For me, and so many others, it turned out to be a modern tragedy instead.

Again my deep appreciation.


Thomas C. Padgett
P.O. Box 414
South Orleans, MA 02662


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