I just watched the interview on 20/20 of Leah Remini about her experience with Scientology and her experience with leaving it.
I’d watched it before but watched it again because I first thought it might be a new interview. But when I discovered it wasn’t, I decided to just keep watching because I love that she left a cult and is being loud about their shenanigans.
She also reminds me of a friend of mine who was abused as a child and at a young age, got herself out by putting herself into the system and becoming a foster child.
This friend has always struck me as strong and determined, just as Leah does.
Their personalities are similar too. That tough, speak their mind and take no shit kind of person.
When the video was over, I read through some of the comments and saw one, which I quote below that made me want to comment back, “So you know my family?”
But I didn’t. I decided to just post it here. I don’t feel right using the person’s name, but the name of the video is, “Leah Remini EXPOSES Scientology.”
The video itself isn’t relevant to my blog really so I’m not going to post it. But the quote below is, especially if you change a few words.
“Pyramid Schemes like Scientology are designed to be addictive, because they have you invest emotionally, socially and financially, besides shaming and blaming you into traumatic acts of submission. Takes enormous courage and self determination to break free…”
Replace it with…
“[Abusive families] are designed to be addictive, because they have you invest emotionally, socially and financially, besides shaming and blaming you into traumatic acts of submission. Takes enormous courage and self determination to break free…”
and it’s exactly what it was to be a part of my family for me.