As you, and your free-thinking readers, know, Joseph Goebbels (the main apologist for the 'Nazi' fiction) said:
‘If you tell a big enough lie and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.'
The author of the 'Scientology' fiction, L.Ron Hubbard, was fully-aware of Goebbels' reality-inverting, ritualistic propaganda tactics. Indeed, Hubbard is reported as instructing his apologists to keep talking about 'Religion' and critics will have to talk about 'Religion.' Sixty years of damning evidence, proves 'The Church of Scientology' to have been the reality-inverting, ritualistic label for an occult totalitarian movement presented externally as a 'religious/self-betterment movement'. During this period, the narcissistic bosses of 'Scientology' have been allowed to create a mystifying labyrinth of (apparently independent) corporate structures pursuing lawful, and/or unlawful, enterprises in order to prevent, and/or divert, investigation and isolate themselves from liability. They have steadfastly pretended absolute moral and intellectual authority whilst reaping vast profits from various ongoing, pernicious, blame-the-victim rackets.
So why do critics keep talking about 'Religion' in respect of the 'Scientology' mob? For that matter, why do critics keep talking about 'Business' in respect of the 'Amway' mob and their many copy-cats? Self-evidently, the authors of the 'Amway/MLM' fiction have instructed their apologists to keep talking about 'Business' and critics will have to talk about 'Business'.
More than fifty years of damning evidence proves that anyone who has been deceived into giving his/her cash to any so-called 'Multilevel Marketing' company or related corporate structure (in return for effectively-unsaleable wampum, and/or publications, recordings, tickets to meetings, etc.) and persuaded others to do the same, has not been in 'business' in the traditional sense of the word. In reality, during this period, tens of millions of individuals around the world have temporarily become the de facto slaves of various gangs of racketeers who have all peddled essentially the same big lie. The wealthy bosses of these gangs have maintained the lie by shielding the outside world from the political and economic consequences of the lie. It has, thus, become vitally important for them to use all their powers to repress dissent.
I would, therefore, politely request all critics of the 'Amway' mob, and of their many copy-cats, to refrain from talking about 'Business' in respect of 'MLM' fraud (that is, unless the reality-inverting, ritualistic term, 'Business,' is accompanied by detailed qualification or heavy irony).