I honestly do not get the complaint about "disconnection". Yes Scientology might practice an organized and radical version of the practice for a so called Religion but so fucking what. In many serious endeavours, many people practice a form of disconnection when one person leaves the path and there are people still on the path. When a couple breaks up, even if the spouse was close friends with the parent in laws and friends, there is usually some form of disconnection that occurs. if you are fired from a large company, you are often escorted to the door by security guards as you are no longer considered on the team and a risk to the goings on in the company. Many if not most of the families I know practice some form of casual natural human disconnection when it suits them without any outside intervention, with each family member not talking to another member or living on opposite ends of the globe so they never have to see each other. This pretending that it is the end of the world that someone chose something else over you is so much disgusting drama. Ok, so your parent of child is choosing their friends or group over you…so what!!! Get a life. If you were more important to them then whatever they were involved in they would choose you. And if those same people later regret the disconnection practice they embraced in the moment of being passionate about their church group or just reject it and leave the church, that is called MAKING A CHOICE and not choosing the practice of the church does not make the practice evil it just means whatever that church is doing is no longer a fit for you. if I was going to join the church of scientology I would do so keeping in mind that hey take this disconnection thing seriously and that one point alone would have me not choose to be involved with them. Easy peazy. People CHOOSE to embrace the radical practices of a certain setting or job or religion and the people who are on the outside are just going to have to get over it. Or not. Monks or many different orders retreat to mountains or ashrams and renunciate everything for a time….whoopdidoo. My 2 cents anyway.