January 16, 2008

What a world we live in…

Writing about web page http://youtube.com/watch?v=nSYEk0QnkGw

I've just found this video on YouTube. It makes for amusing watching, but probably not for the reasons its creators intended...

Scientology puzzles me. Setting aside for a moment the fact that it's nonsense - I mean, "setting aside for a moment any discussions on whether it's true or false" - I've always got the impression that Scientology's back story has a certain sci-fi feel to it. Now with that in mind, the fact the it was devised by a Science Fiction author is surely enough to make anyone suspicious of its validity... isn't it? And yet it actually has a decent sized following.

Maybe I can use this to my advantage...

People! I have seen the light! Much like the Pilgrims left England and settled in North America, so to did our ancestors many many millennia ago leave their home planet of Mars and settle here on Earth to start anew. And one day the descendants of those that stayed behind are going to come and reunite us and everyone will be happy and life will be wonderful*! But only if you give me lots of money*!

Are you convinced? No? Damn. Oh well, it was worth a shot...


* Not a guarantee...

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  1. I made a post about this the other day (for students only) and now I feel happy posting it for global viewing ;).

    I’ve always got the impression that Scientology’s back story has a certain sci-fi feel to it.

    Was it all the Xenu -> Volcanoes -> B-52 Spaceships rubbish that led you to that? :P

    And yet it actually has a decent sized following.

    Claims to have a decent-sized following. One of the great tricks the CoS likes to pull is trying to convince everyone that it’s more popular than it is (and therefore more legitimate). It’s in the same league as the whole “L Ron Hubbard’s books have been translated into more languages than any other!”. While technically true, it’s not because anyone’s interested in the trip, it’s because the CoS looked up the Guiness Book of Records and wanted more publicity.

    everyone will be happy and life will be wonderful

    Everyone will be a “god” on earth! L Ron’s* thetans will return to molest some more children and claim they had degrees in Nuclear Physics*. All will be as it should be!**

    *I am not suggesting in any way that L. Ron Hubbard was or was not a paedophile.
    • I am not suggesting in any way that the aforementioned fraudster lied or did not lie about a hell of a lot of things.

    17 Jan 2008, 09:08

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