Scientology is deliciously evil, a diabolical conspiracy restrained by its own contradictions.
Their essential problem is how they treat former members.
With all its grandiose promises (mostly the opposite of the truth), members don't care anymore about the parts of Scientology that might actually work. Members just want miracles now.
The things that do work may be controversial in new ways. Some people actually want
to join the Borg Collective.
Just because it's mostly nonsense doesn't mean it isn't clever.
There's been some discussion about how Scientology will eventually respond to the torrent of criticism it has been enduring for years.http://www.mikerindersblog.org/scientologys-end-game/
Here's what I predict will happen:
Sometime in the twenties Scientology will finally reform itself, announcing an all-new way of doing things.
A cutting-edge, open source, science-based research movement.
Some degree of order will be maintained through compartmentalization and multiple democratic sub-groups; a divide and rule strategy.
This will be an excuse to generate tons of new bureaucratic procedures, the thing they do best.
It will be a total change from how things are now, as outlined briefly on Infogalactic:https://infogalactic.com/info/The_Bridge_to_Total_Freedom