Oh, I agree with you to a point there. As I've said, I've asked why they don't respond, but it's a never ending cycle. You can see a little of it in this thread, but not nearly as much as the Going Clear thread in the Movie forum. It was me against the world there. I get why people are skeptical of the religion--it's frustrating seeing people who have never ever knowingly met a Scientologist spout the same tired rhetoric and put down those that have evidence to the contrary. As I've said, every religion has problems, which is why Covert Rain's example has some truth to it. He mentions the church discourages its members to be around "suppressive" people. That's basically them suggesting members to cut ties with people that can lead them down immoral or unethical paths. They are so against criminal behavior, it's strange but interesting how much of an interest they take. Part of that is a little invasion of privacy, IMO, but a part of it is trying to avoid getting even more bad press. They're trying to avoid being associated with potential criminal behavior. I myself know someone that is being investigated by the church for excommunication because he apparently had an affair with a married woman. They make it a point to concentrate on the moral side of humanity -- whether that going to Haiti for earthquake relief or providing marriage and financial counseling. They also use strange terms like "auditing", which is basically seeing a therapist. And no, aliens are not part of the religion.