"I'm not a Scientologist but..." How many times have we heard this? It seems to be the norm now. Someone comes up at a raid, claims not to be a Scientologist, and then either accuse us of being bigots, or defend Scientology ("IT WORKS AND IT HELPS PEOPLE", "LET THEM BELIEVE WHAT THEY WANT", etc). Why? Why would someone deny that they are a Scientologist? It's almost like they're ashamed to admit they are one. A famous example of this is Will Smith. He has hundreds of connections to Scientology, and donates money to them, and then there's the NVLA. And yet, he adamantly denies that he is a Scientologist. Why? Maybe he isn't one, but then why would he use the tech and donate to the cult? My question is this. Why do Scientologists deny that they are Scientologists? Are they ashamed, or do they somehow think that by saying they aren't Scientologists, that makes their argument more convincing?