The French branch of the Church of Scientology goes on trial today, accused of organised fraud, something the Church strongly rejects.
Clearly while the case is in progress there’s only so much we can say about it, but it again has got you discussing what exactly scientology is, and whether it should be allowed to operate in your country.
So tell us your perception of Scientology, and what you ask a representative of the organisation. We’re going to invite representatives onto the programme to talk with, though no guest has been confirmed yet.
An example of the discrepancy in perceptions is this case. The Church’s lawyers have not only denied all charges but call the trial “sacreligous” . It isn’t recognised as a religion in France (they describe it as a “sect”), but it is in America.
There are many who think Scientologists are – to be frank- a bunch of bizarre fantasists, others who follow it and see no harm, and others who consider “mainstream” religion to be just as made-up so see no reason for scientology to be singled out.
So what do you perceive Scientology to be, and what would ask a represenative of the organisation? We’ll keep you posted if any representative agrees to come onto the show.