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difficulty = no Beck
Spaceships, aliens, thetans. I'm in.
but it's no sillier than earlier stuff. In that sense it's the Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull of religions
Raiders of the lost Ark= Judaism
Temple of Doom=Hinduism
Crystal Skull= Scientology
the bliss of the eternal.
thanks, thinking about retiring from the internet now
can't be doing with beck at all.
"dishwasher frying pan the abattoir monkey bells"
whatever mate, fuck off.
but one time someone asked him about all the awful stuff going on and he pretend he had no idea what they were talking about and said something like 'i've only ever seen it be a positive influence on people'
Giovanni "don't discuss the answers" Ribisi
- Ethan Suplee
- Jason Lee
- Doug E. Fresh(!)
- Laura Prepon
Giovanni and Juliette (and Ethan, I think) were born into Scientology, at least; it's worse when they convert.
and it has completely disappeared.....
It must be the Lizard Men
Randy from My Name is Earl
When Tom Cruise walks outside his house, he doesn't pick his nose. From the minute he leaves his door to the minute he comes back home, he doesn't pick his nose. Now that's a certain way to live your life that I have no ambitions toward.
or if they just like the lifestyle and find Dianetics helpful, and see the Thetan stuff as a colourful backdrop for their way of life. Trolling more conventional religions, almost.
til you're several years deep and hundreds of thousands of pounds poorer
and by that time you've had to swallow so much guff that it's not exactly pushing the boat out
it's my understanding that they're mostly ignorant of the sci-fi bullshit as that's info only available to higher ups.
can't you just buy the sci-fi novels that the religion is based on?
That's the thing I don't get about scientology is that it's based on some fiction books from what fifty years ago.
Yeah you could say the same about the bible/koran etc but at least there's distant in years. Like if in 2000 years time people think Harry Potter or whatever was some messiah I can kind of get that cos their so far removed from the original context.
But to beleive a religion based on sci-fi books from your parents generaltion? I don't see how that works. Where the religion based on 2000AD? I am the Law, sinners etc
coz the world wasn't ready, duh
how accurately they've machine tooled a religion that panders, to and caters for, pampered, thin-skinned narcissists who are massively uncomfortable with the unearned attention and adulation of a gawping, feckless public.
Feeling blue? Not your fault, it's all the bad alien spirits ruining your perfect being.
Want to feel better? Pay us money, which you have plenty of.
Feeling introspective, bereft of purpose? Well DON'T. Psychology is the Devil. Hold these metal thingys, count to 50, and remember what a special little demi-god you really are. Pay us more money. Now you're better than all a these chumps. If you're really good, we'll give you a medal. LIKE A WAR HERO, LIKE THE ONE YOU PLAYED IN THAT FILM THAT TIME!
It's not by accident that the first thing they ask you to do is take a personality test. You'd have to be quite the self-involved, insecure wreck to think a bunch of crazy-eyed strangers with a questionnaire know what kind of person you are better than you do.