Sometimes it's difficult to explain quickly to someone what scientology is. Scientology is an extremist group dedicated to gaining power and creating a 'scientology world' through non democratic means. Scientology is an extremist group that radicalises it's members. Scientology trains it's members to effectively become willing slaves. Scientologists always lie to non- scientologists. It's what they are trained to do. Analogies: 1984 - George Orwell The Truman Show The Matrix Most comprehensive history of the cult: A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack Any other suggestions for concise descriptions of the scientology cult for the uninformed please post them in this thread.