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If it’s good enough for Tom and Katie…

Posted on 2006.05.18 at 00:30
Current Mood: dorky
Current Music: Cruisin' - Smokey Robinson
I was sent this link the other day, and it’s a good one. It leads to an article from Rolling Stone that offers an in-depth description of the practices of the Church of Scientology. The reporter was given almost unprecedented access to Scientology facilities and people. It’s a fairly long article and I didn’t think I would finish reading it when I began, but it was such a weirdly fascinating story that I couldn’t stop. If you want a taste, here is one of my favorite passages from the article, concerning their beliefs on the creation of humanity:

“. . . 75 million years ago, an evil galactic warlord named Xenu controlled seventy-six planets in this corner of the galaxy, each of which was severely overpopulated. To solve this problem, Xenu rounded up 13.5 trillion beings and then flew them to Earth, where they were dumped into volcanoes around the globe and vaporized with bombs. This scattered their radioactive souls, or thetans, until they were caught in electronic traps set up around the atmosphere and “implanted” with a number of false ideas – including the concepts of God, Christ and organized religion. Scientologists later learn that many of these entities attached themselves to human beings, where they remain to this day, creating not just the root of all of our emotional and physical problems but the root of all problems of the modern world . . .”

Makes that Adam/Eve/serpent story sound pretty lame, doesn’t it? Oh yeah, here’s the link:
Rolling Stone Scientology article


meryddian at 2006-05-18 05:59 (UTC) (Link)
There's only one word for that, and my icon has it.
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