Brothers take a leap of faith in Scientology

For the Ong brothers, practising Scientology mainly involves listening to Hubbard's lectures or studying writings on Scientology at home.
For the Ong brothers, practising Scientology mainly involves listening to Hubbard's lectures or studying writings on Scientology at home.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - In 1978, a Singapore couple flew to the United States in a panic. Their son, then aged 24, had embraced what he said is a new religion: Scientology.

Their concern was not without grounds. Media reports had cast Scientology as among a wave of cults that brainwashed and abused converts in the US and Western Europe.

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