Thursday, February 17, 2011

Go Tell the Thetans

I believe in freedom of religion, but even by the standards of the wackiest cults, the "religion" of Scientology (invented by an imaginative science fiction writer who concocted a "faith"/shakedown scheme that married Norman Vincent Peale preachy self-help uplift to 1950s pulp sci-fi) is one freaky, quasi-totalitarian belief system. You can read the New Yorker's fascinating but unaccountably humourless skewering of it here.

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