This is my first post here, well the first time that I realized that the world wasn't what I believed it was, was when I had an assignment for my college history of religion class and we needed to go visit 5 different places. Me and my friend went to the Church of Scientology in Hollywood. We assumed they were going to give us some flyers and nothing else. Well, we asked at the front desk for information (the people were way too cheery, like a painfully too cheery) so they were going to set up a mini tour of the place. And first they were going to show us a video. Which I thought was odd, the man took us to this viewing room, it was just the two of us in this mini theatre. He closed the door turned off the lights. Their film began, we and my friend were not really paying attention we just needed to get this over and turn in our assignment. I really don't remember much of the film because I didnt care for it (i believe in god, I was raised catholic, did all that baptism, communion, confirmation) it was just research. It was a strange film, dealing with like space a kinda futuristic things. What freaked me and my friend out and made us leave that place, not waiting for the film to finish, was that in the video the narrator said if you don't have the same beliefs (the same as the scientologists) it would be better if you took a shotgun and shot yourself in the head. We freaked out and ran as fast as we could from there, the man went after us, we got a flyer to prove we were there but left the facility immediately. Me and my friend went to a Buddhist park after to calm ourselves down. I swore to never go there ever again, it felt so wrong in there. Even though their rooms had huge windows that let in light, it felt dark in there. I dont think I fully understood it back then but knew it wasnt right. All those scientologist stars, they are fully brainwashed.