Remini: Methinks Thou Doth Protest Too Much

(A variation on a line from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”)

 It’s no mortal sin for a longtime member of a group to decide to move on. But when that person is kicked out and goes on to become a frothing-at-the-mouth critic of the group, our “methinks thou doth protest too much” alarms should go off, as we instinctively suspect something is amiss. So if you’ve ever watched Ms. Leah Remini’s hate-fest, anti-Scientology TV show and your alarm didn’t go off, maybe it’s time to check the batteries!

William Shakespeare
A painting of William Shakespeare, in whose play “Hamlet” an overly protesting character is charged with being insincere. (Image by John Taylor)

Remini and her band of not-so-merry men would have us believe their mission is to save the unwashed masses (who watch obscure cable TV channels) from Scientology. But how could that be, when she and her pals know full well that the overwhelming majority of Scientologists will tell you that discovering Scientology ranks right up there with other great life moments, like the birth of their children, or some monumental life win?

After 50+ years of experience with the subject, I know firsthand what a powerful, positive impact applying the spiritual technology of Scientology can have on one’s life. It can mean the difference between living a long, happy and prosperous life and dying at the end of a miserable one without having ever really lived, or it could mean the difference between living a good life and a great one.

Following the money, one might conclude that Ms. Remini is being used by special interests who, for their own less-than-noble reasons, fear the relentless growth of Scientology. That may well be true, but nonetheless the woman’s behavior is reprehensible and can only be explained by recognizing that there is such a thing as raw, unreasoning evil in this world. Is this an extreme view? Ask any longtime Scientologist what they think of somebody who would deny others the benefits and gains they’ve personally experienced since embracing the subject.

My challenge to readers of this blog who have never personally looked into Scientology is simple: park whatever negative things you’ve been led to believe and spend a few hours here. Think for yourself. And trust your “thou-dost-protest-too-much” alarm when it goes off.

Jim Kalergis
Jim is a Los Angeles based screenwriter specializing in edit/rewrite work. In previous careers, Jim was a disk jockey, developed educational materials for industry, and managed a number of broadcast TV studio operations. His free time activities include ham radio and contributing to web-based discussion groups on a wide range of subjects.