This is a story I wrote in 1996 as I discovered
the existence of the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology. It describes
how I came to be involved and how I eventually quit the movement.
The story is somewhat longuish and you can find
a shorter version (though different in scope) in the
about section, and yet another
one on my personal website.
An interesting aspect of this story, in the
context of the whole web site, is that it was written when I was still
very critical of Scientology and my differences with other critics in
the newsgroup weren't yet present.