Scientology has an answer to the question: "Why do some people oppose Scientology?"
"There are certain characteristics and mental attitudes that cause a percentage of the population to oppose violently any betterment activity or group. This small percentage of the society (roughly 2 percent) cannot tolerate that Scientology is successful at improving conditions around the world. This same 2 percent is opposed to any effective self-betterment activity. The reason they so rabidly oppose Scientology is because it is doing more to help society than any other group. Those who are upset by seeing man get better are small in number compared to the millions who have embraced Scientology and its efforts to create a sane civilization and more freedom for the individual."
It seems that I am part of this "2 percent" that opposes Scientology. But is it fair to say that I "rabidly oppose Scientology is because it is doing more to help society than any other group"?
I wonder if C.S.Lewis had Scientology in mind when he was writing That Hideous Strength? I suppose not, since that book was written in 1943 and Scientology was established in 1950. Still the parallels are obvious.