Scientology is taking to the airwaves (sort of) tonight. It’s interesting times.
They put out a press release that resulted in this story in THR:
This story highlights just a few of their problems.
- They have nobody willing to talk to the media, and apparently these days, nobody willing to respond in any way. Not the recipe for success in this field.
- Every story that mentions scientology tv is going to mention Going Clear and The Aftermath — that favor will not be returned. Scientology TV is a novelty that will be forgotten fast.
- A quick scan of the comments on this story exemplifies the derision and contempt the general public has for scientology.
- The so-called “deep bench” of celebrities is going to be another Achilles heel — “why aren’t they appearing in any of the programming”? It’s the ONLY thing the public might tune in for — to see Tom Cruise or John Travolta make idiots of themselves. And if all they can muster is Bodhi Elfman, Kirstie Alley and Jim Meskiman it’s going to highlight even more that the influence of scientology is in free-fall declline
What the story doesn’t highlight, but is nevertheless true is one horrible fact for scientology. The ratings for TV shows and networks can be tracked. This is the death sentence for scientology PR. They hide behind their OWN bullshit statistics that nobody else has access to and those are what they feed to their bubble-dwellers. Their true impact on the world is now going to be out in the open.
I suspect anyone who has been unfortunate enough to take a tour of a scientology FART Div 6 will have seen everything there is to see on the new Scientology TV channel. And certainly nothing you cannot find on scientology.org already. The grand promises of “reaching the billions” are Fool’s Gold. They are already “reaching the billions” on their website and that makes no impact on their slide into oblivion.
Ask yourself how often YOU tune in to Mormon TV or Joe Osteen’s station?
But, as with everything in scientology, they are enlisting the bubble-dwellers to try to puff up their numbers:
Well, I WAS curious, so I went to their Twitter page.
Oh dear, already blocked before they got started.
Wonder how many others they have blocked before even launching?
These are the “masters of communication”?
More TV News
Tony Ortega noted this morning that there is a Vanity Fair Confidential episode about Shelly Miscavige airing tonight at 8pm on the ID network (exactly the same time scientology TV is launching).
The Underground Bunker story has a pretty detailed history of the Shelly saga, but it omits one interesting element that I detailed in a blog post Shelly Miscavige Guarded by Armed PI’s in Feb 2014. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the secret world of scientology.
I bet there are more people tonight watching the Shelly Miscavige episode on the ID Network than there are watching whatever the 8pm programming is on scientology TV.
Thank you to all who came out to support downtown Clearwater on Saturday night. So many wonderful people. So much support. It truly was an amazing experience.
Thanks also to the Aftermath contributors who were able to attend: Christie, Aaron Smith-Levin, Mary and David Kahn, Marc and Claire Headley, Nathan Rich, Tara Reile and Len Zinberg. What an incredible bunch of people bonded together by a shared experience and desire to make things better.
Susan Kline says
Watched about 10 minutes of scientology tv and had to shut it off because I felt like I was being brainwashed. Is there some kind of subliminal messaging running behind all the happy smiling faces? I can’t imagine what listening to years of this stuff does to people.
The new Scientology channel came up on a Baseball chat board. “For those of you wishing to improve your life try Scientology. New Scientology channel on Direct TV 320 to learn about its benefits.”
This was from a regular poster and not just a drive-by spam post. Thanks to Aftermath and visiting Here and the Bunker. My response.
” . . . but when you advocate for Scientology you are actually trying to HURT people. Scientology is a destructive cult that’s #1 priority is taking people’s money. They promise you’ll attain “super powers” (read snake oil). Then they abuse members, making them disconnect from anyone who says anything negative about $cientology. $cientology has abused too many for far too long. What kind of “church” spends millions on detectives to follow around former members? People who have been through it and gotten out call what happens a “mind-f___”.
PS . . . please get out before it’s too late for you. If you want help go to “theaftermathfoundation” (add a dot org).
Hopefully this will discourage anyone actually looking into $cientology for real help. Any suggestions, should it come up again?
I’d suggest being a bit less confrontational and sensational, which among other things actually tends to be more effective.
A fair, but pointed and revealing, question would be to ask him first if he’s an FSM and getting the commissions Scientology offers on signing people up for services costing hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars – if so, he should be revealing that and might even be required by the terms of the board to do so (it could constitute paid compensation, if not commercial solicitation).
That could segue into pointing out to readers that Scientology gets very expensive very quickly, but is not forthcoming about that (among other things, like the contracts you have to sign). Their track record of ruining people financially, and the Garcias’ lawsuit, would be relevant at that point. That might well be enough to say, and you could finish off by providing links to critical information, including books and media.
OK. I had to google FSM in a scientology context, because the only place my brain went was https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster
The whole start up Scientology TV show is LIES..LIES
I watched the start up Scientology Tv, thank you Mike an lea
Can’t get access to COS TV……Well, it’s because you are naughty S.P.’s
For the REST of Us…..here goes!
COS TV for those approved & qualified to view it….
First Guest….Galactic Lord
Doug Parent says
No one from management will appear in interviews to discuss the many accounts of former members or address any allegations yet here they are with their own channel that is essentially just a one way stuck communication flow. For “having the correct technology” I’d expect something more than a complete “not-is” (ignore) of the matters brought to light by the Aftermath series. The general public comments on line seem to regard this tact as a raised middle finger among other things. Another blown opportunity. Tick Tok.
Hey Mike, between you and me, didn’t you just want to clock that little asshole Miscavige from time to time?
I know I would have.
Don’t answer, please. The little thug would use it against you somehow.
With ALL their money, with ALL their billions they have no one – NO ONE – not one single teeny weeny itsy bitsy terminal in the cult or paid by the cult to promote their cult TV – not one trained person who can confront doing what are the requisite promotional actions in this day and age to make their programs successful – NO ONE ready, willing and/or able to even TALK to the MEDIA about it…OMG!
And THIS is the organization dispensing the tech that is “Mankind’s Only Hope”.
Without which, may I add, we will purportedly descend into “Another Dark Age”.
That’s how important it is. Yet they have nothing to say about it to anybody. No preaching except to the choir! Promotional actions ARE, shall we say, rather OUT?
From this is nott hard to conclude what it is that REALLY scares the cult! (Hint: its not another Dark Age).
Uh uh. Dark Age be damned! We ain’t talkin’ to nobody about nothin’. Unless we consider you SAFE.
And of course, we ARE the communication EXPERTS.
LOL + FACEPALM.
Once again, people, this shit can not be made up.
I’m still processing this. Because these brainwashed, braindead still ins will think its entirely normal and correct that David Miscavige is not ALL over the news, ALL over every media outlet like white on rice, promoting what the cult is telling them AND WHAT THEY ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE will be THE solution to “planetary clearing”. See, the sheeple will never question this. It will make total sense to them that their cherch is not promoting this to the wogs, all the 8 billion of them who need to be cleared….OMG, I have to take a walk.
Old Surfer Dude says
I’ll go with you, Aquamarine. I don’t want to be lonely.
Doug Parent says
Good post Aqua. Couldn’t agree more. Hubbard’s general disdain for any organization other than Scientology, ….mad dog press, IRS criminals, the stupid “medico’s”, etc etc and of course the evil whole track Pysch bad guys (give me a break) didn’t do much for Scientology PR. Another advice of Hubbard’s (ignore the media) applied to their own direct detriment. There are times I wonder if following Hubbard isn’t worse than what Miscavige has been doing on his own. Combined they seem to be an effective pair at destroying the very thing they were/are trying to save.
A great shot across the bows of $camology Television –
Old Surfer Dude says
Everyone should click on. There’s a lot of info.
Ronn S. says
What Mike said. This TV biz erection will fizzle quicker than Miscavige after a bottle of Scotch.
I searched Google Play for Scientology and at 7 :57pm est there were a whopping 5000 downloads of their TV app. On the same first page were links to Leah’s “Troublemaker” and Janet’s “Inside Scientology” books, amongst many others.
So I downloaded the app on a new Google phone and it did not work, even at 8:30pm, tried to open 2 seconds of someone then the white page “Scientology TV has stopped” Would you like to reopen… Ok, same thing. Wait, same thing. So finally Google says, Scientology keep stopping, would you like to close it? lol, sure.
Complete fail on their rollout “app”.
Mike Rinder says
Yes, I hd a similar experience. Apparently they ultimately abandoned their player and started running it through YouTube. It was a big flunk.
So I’ve made a drinking game out of the shows…on the human rights show I drank every time they put up a BS stat. I’m inventing a new one for the next show but already pretty shlammered. ?
BOLO-Be On Look Out says
I have noticed a lot of information going around about the COS TV. Ben Shapiro just posted the Daily Wire story. I forwarded it to two private groups. The result was a lot of negative response. It was good to see how widespread the negative feelings regarding scientology has evolved. I admit I was a bit surprised to see how quick and deep the backlash was against the COS. People are paying attention.
NN Grad says
How they can even promote a TV Channel without any interview?, thats really insane and so OSA Int
But most insane is to download the holly app without a serious inspection about permissions, please do your homework.
As developers they can track from your smartphone all your phone calls and numbers, messages, camera, files, contacts, internet history, exact position in the earth, use your internet plan for bitcoin minning all that you ever imagine and……… Your Bank Account, it is possible because you trust plenty from an app developed by the most ethical group of the planet without any notice.
Please be carefull because you are going to be tracked.
Also interesting is the fact that you can see in Apple Store and Google Play how many downloads had an specific app.
Maybe they could get something between 50 to 100K, but the number of downloads will not reflex the ammount of péople that really use it on a daily basis, even those number are lower in comparison to 10 million followers that the church claim.
¿What about the Kool Aids that cancel their cable tv services as a way to protest against the suppresive A&E program chart?, they are going to get back the service.
It will be interesting to see all isues about rating stats
Finally, i supposed that COB will order every Scio in the world to choose Direct TV as the theta TV enviroment but just to watch Scientology.TV the whole day and to not turn off your deco even in the night or while not at home to get the best audience numbers possible.
The other good thing is that Direct TV have rated the channel as infomercials, they are serious people namming the things exactly as what they are with no any related misemotion.
I cant not wait to get the live sunday morning service from LA Org at home max comfort fully naked while having a beer following the sesion commands.
Hey wait a sec – TV is OK now? Hubbard ordered TV’s confiscated in all Sea Org bunks in the 80’s. Proverbial straw that broke the Sea Orgers’ backs – and created a massive wave of them blowing out the exit doors.
Always with the irony, this Scientology. Miscavige is now ordering TV’s go back – or else. Let the exodus begin!
Great seeing old and new faces on Sat at AF Party. Spot on about real world tracking numbers, Mike. Exposure to the real # of active members left will make sense to everyone trying to figure out what’s wrong if everything’s so fine. I never dreamed Miscavige would open this up to the public. Everything he has done for the last several decades has been piling up the bricks on his isolation wall higher and thicker.
Sci TV is going to remove a key brick that will bring the whole thing down – like that Jumanji pile I knocked over on Saturday – LOL. I have to assume the whales have demanded this. Good. They have kept the facade supported with their wealth for far too long. It would be too poetic if they are the ones that will Jericho the last barrier to reality.
The Aftermath Foundation couldn’t have surfaced at a more hallmark moment.
It feels like maybe at some deep psychological level, David Miscavige keeps firing all these foot bullets because he wants to fail, or he knows his true identity is naked to the world so he wants to speed up his demise.
Sometimes criminals subconsciously want to be caught, so maybe Miscavige would breathe a sigh of relief on the day the FBI raids scientology and leads him away in handcuffs. Maybe Miscavige can feed some dirt on guys like Tom Cruise who has benefited from slave labor, and maybe Cruise can be handcuffed too.
If only . . . . From your lips, to Xenu’s ears . . . .
Old Surfer Dude says
I think Xenu has a pretty powerful hatred of dwarf. I’m pretty sure he’d like to slap the shit out the little pecker head.
Meryl Weiner says
Pecker head?!?!?!?! I love it!
If even ONE person has suffered because of Tom Cruise’s personal choices in his disgusting lifestyle, then, well, Karma is a bitch. And he thought Nicole and Katie were bitches.
Doug Parent says
“It feels like maybe at some deep psychological level, David Miscavige keeps firing all these foot bullets because he wants to fail, or he knows his true identity is naked to the world so he wants to speed up his demise.” ……..I’ve wondered the same. I do not think it’s too far a stretch to assume Miscavige has an end game in mind. He may have turned into a sociopath along the way but he’s demonstrated guile and determination. Clearly he has no real regard for Hubbard and is running his own agenda, much the same as Trump has no real regard for this country or it’s traditions. So many people have given so much of their lives and assets toward the idea of Scientology gaining a foothold in this society, only to see all that squandered by a man who clearly has no real concern or personal interest. The stat graphs don’t lie and Miscavige know’s the real story. If he cared about Scientology he would have resigned a long time ago. He would have put the goals of Scientology ahead of his own. Clearly the cult as lost most of it’s membership and that seems to suit David Miscavige just fine. Why the remaining Scientologist’s refuse to recognize his level of treason is fascinating in itself. One day this will make one hell of a movie.
…but the app references live streaming and “full episodes of your favorite shows”.
Favourite shows? Hmmm. I take it that means old reruns of Welcome Back Kotter, Cheers and…erm…Dharma & Greg… Early seasons of The Simpsons must be pretty cheap now…
Surely not the out 2D/1.1 “perversions” portrayed in The Walking Dead or Orange Is The New Black?
I assume King of Queens won’t be showing.
Could be costly if a celeb blows…it’s going to leave a lot of holes in the schedule.
Assuming no one would dare advertise on this channel, they’re going to have to find other ways to fund this…oh…of course…silly me.
Perhaps they mean some of the riveting private in-session videos of which they have hundreds of hours available -? Apple Box Boy has no problem airing the religious confessional formulary content of his followers – he’s had no problem using this to safeguard/further his own goals so far….
Make that Two Full Apple Boxes Boy. 😀
Old Surfer Dude says
Yes, sir, Mr. Peter, sir! I’m on it!
This station will be made to be watched by still-in bubble dwellers (it will be added to session rudiments just to make sure: “Have you be keeping up with the new Church station?” – if not, pull O/Ws & MWH’s), under-the-radar folks made to watch it (or else – because the out-ethics ethics officer will check!) and then any others that happen upon it at 2am – just for shits and giggles. Only. This endeavor will not bring any new people in. Tiny Fists is not smart enough to do actual programming for a television station – particularly when the subject matter is so hated, feared and just plain wished into the cornfield.
Oh, it will definitely add fodder, jokes and miles of material for all exes (I really can’t wait for some of the comments to come from this wildly brilliant bunch on this website alone) – still, this is ONLY being done by Apple Box Boy to hit up any whales that are still ensnared for more $$$$ – and, so he can say he owns a television station because he assuredly thinks his is a big deal.
At least he’ll get some experience in the area so that maybe Beelzebub will let him program the station in Hell when he gets there, which I hope is very, very soon.
…….”particularly when the subject matter is so hated, feared and just plain wished into the cornfield.”
Love the Twighlight Zone reference, WWAW.
They blocked you? I thought they’d have an auto re-route to the International Justice Chief channel.
John McMaster says
You mean morbidly obese Mike Ellis? When the IJC himself is PTS, you know which side of the goldenrod line contains the sane people.
Old Surfer Dude says
I saw Mike Ellis on a bike once. I guess there making bikes stronger nowadays. I was sure that bike would collapse under his weight.
Mike Ellis reminds me of a line from an episode of The Goon Show: Mike Ellis (instead of Neddie Seagoon) gets on a “talk your weight machine”, it clangs, groans, wheezes, bangs and rattles and the voice says, “Get ‘im orff.”
Mike Rinder says
A Goon Show reference! Woohoo…
Ellis must be getting a different “ration” (Sea Org lingo for meals) and the portions a lot more generous than those served to the non-exec SO.
yep, just one of many many differences. I lost count of how many non-Scn-ists would ask (esp in the old days), “if you guys are becoming so able, why is everyone smoking like chimneys?”
Charlotte Doyen says
So I just saw the commercial for their channel. How messed up is that. You all need to stop these people some how. They have ruined enough lives.
Gus Cox says
I breathlessly await the Debut. On second thought, maybe I’ll just watch reruns of The Love Boat.
Old Surfer Dude says
It beats the Hell out of watching what the dwarf is going to put up. Hey Gus, I’ll watch The Love Boat with you.
I have DirecTV and have already seen the channel slot with its countdown currently in place. I am “curious” but in the sense that I would like to see how scientology tries to lure people in through a television channel. I don’t want to give them ratings but I continue to be fascinated with how so many normal, smart, intelligent people have fallen under their spell. I feel like the launch of this channel will give me a glimpse at how they “work”. I want to complain to DirecTV that they shouldn’t even allow such a horrible organization to purchase a channel slot, I don’t care how much money they can pay for it. Thoughts and prayers continue to be with those who are still trapped in this cult trying to break free.
Mary Kahn says
I’m curious too but only in the same way I might be curious about a train wreck.
As far as answering your question, somehow I doubt watching this station will answer that.
The church puts out pretty cheesy stuff; I imagine this will be the same.
While staying for an extended period of time at Flag, I rented a cabana at the FH so that my family could come spend a long w/e with me. There was a TV in the room in spite of the LRH references condemning TV. I turned it on and there were only a few channels and one was prominently Scn on a loop 24/7. Talk about boring and bad not to have anything else to watch. The other channel had boring something or other too so I ended up watching the Scn channel out of lack of choices.
I was also blocked immediately from following Scientology TV on Twitter and the only reason I can imagine is that I follow some exes and Tony Ortega. I don’t Tweet about Scientology and I never “bait” Kirstie Alley or other Scientologists. They must have some kind of special “blocking tech” that allows them to ban thousands of “SP” accounts at once. Of course, all one has to do to see their inane tweets is use a browser where you’re not logged into Twitter.
I am glad Shelly is getting some air time.
The toxic dwarf has had too many names dissappear from view hoping they are forgotten.
Chocolate Velvet says
I went to their twitter page yesterday, and I am also blocked. Gosh, what did I do to deserve that?
Oh right, exposing their phony “STAAD” accounts, reporting them as bots. They hate having their lies exposed. Oh well…
Old Surfer Dude says
Keep up the great work, CV! I like your style.
Question for anyone: I’m not tech-savvy, I have only 1 email account , I’m not on Twitter and I don’t follow anyone’s Twitter, so I’ve never been blocked. That said, if someone did block you wouldn’t it be just the easiest thing in the world to set up another email account? Some people have a dozen of them! Again, not sure how this works – I’m an IT dummy. Everything I know on the computer is rote and I really have to take time out and take a course!
Correct Aqua. Just setting up another account will do it.
Mike, I think they may have taken everyone who was blocked from the regular Scientology page and applied that to the @scientologytv. I was blocked from the scientology twitter a long time ago for making fun of the fake sounding “Freedom Media Ethics” and before even visiting the Scientology TV twitter page I was blocked from there too. ?
I listen to hd radio 105.1 in the Los Angeles area, there is a sub channel 2 that plays oldies,, there is rarely a dj and the commercials are really lame.. This morning I heard a Scientology add touting curiosity and a mention a channel 320..
Cat W. says
“The Underground Bunker story… omits one interesting element that I detailed in a blog post Shelly Miscavige Guarded by Armed PI’s.”
Good to re-read that, thanks. So much for no one being physically forced to stay in Scientology. I get that some people are *only* in a prison of their own minds, but others are in actual prison.
It was realizing that this organization had been allowed to maintain its own secret police, prisons, and concentration camps that first got me to realize how criminal the organization really was. Not just a cult, but the most malevolent and toxic kind of cult. I think only the Roman Catholic church can compare, and even then you have to go back a century or two to get anything like the malevolence and abusiveness of the Church of Scientology. (Go back a little further, and it was even worse than CoS, but that’s why we had the Enlightenment, right? You gotta wonder sometimes, with all these people running screaming backwards into ignorance.)
I read that “report”Cat. There was no 1st hand report of Shelly being guarded by armed private security at Arrowhead.
The story makes no sense in that DM has basically unlimited S.O. ARMED security at bases for those types of matter who are loyal to him (unlike private PIs who will tell the truth under Oath). Being NON-believers they are far more likely to go to the cops.
Thanks for all you do and for the heads up about the Shelly M. doc tonight. Just set it to record.
LOL… they have 1,909 followers as of now. A very small percentage of the followers you have, Mike. What a power force they are!
Well, when 97.5% of the people on earth are blocked…:)
I have Spectrum, so I can’t see $cieno TV yet. The Clampire has a listing, but nothing has been shown yet. So I guess I’ll just watch the ID Discovery Channel and see what they have to say about Shelly Miscavige. The armed guards thing was known, but not widely known. I have to wonder what mental and physical shape she is in.
I postulate that she’s in great mental, emotional and physical shape, being separated for the past 10 years from the sociopath she married. I postulate that she’s well fed and well rested AND, last but not least, I postulate that she’s got a nice – I’ll say it in French – a nice “cher ami” to keep her company while she wipes down those titanium plates.
Not so airy fairy or far fetched if you think about it.
David Miscavige has a tiger by the tail. He put her away.. He has to keep her caged, that’s true. But he can’t starve her. If she falls ill he has to get her adequate medical treatment. She cannot be allowed to waste away and die. He’s got to keep the tiger healthy and in reasonably good health and spirits so that she STAYS PUT, keeps her mouth shut and doesn’t get him in trouble!
I hope she has a Squeeze where she is now. Maybe one of the guards. Someone she really likes, especially ‘that way”, ahem.
And I hope that every time she thinks of Lou, having usurped her place at the Dwarf’s side, with all the aggravation and unhappiness that entails, she thinks, “Whew! Better you than me, Sistah!”
I like the way you think.
Although the stated aim of ScnTV is dissemination, I think the real purpose is to lend legitimacy to the cult.
If programming only consists of front group pieces, .i.e. VM’s “in action”, Human Rights parades, CCHR and anti-drug infomercials, then that can be presented to politicians as ‘evidence’ that they are legit.
With viewership in the high zero’s, I highly doubt that the Scn channel will result in anyone getting on the Bridge or going clear, but it may blunt any governmental review of their criminal side.
Just more glossy paint on a rusty ship.
To keep the Stil Ins still in. And justification for squeezing more and money, a la “…you see, we are SO close! We are creating HUGE effects…” etc. etc. One can only assume that watching Scn TV will be another must-do from now on. Those poor dumb devils, I almost pity them. Almost.
Chris Shugart says
I am so behind this Scn TV network. Just when I thought we were running out of good material with which to mock them, the COS has magnanimously accommodated us with a new source of unintentional humor. Mel Brooks once said “The best way to fight evil is to laugh at it.” Thank You COS.
Every time I see that blue CURIOUS thing, I flash on the little Mystery Science Theater guys.
Hmmm. I’m thinking.. Curious Clips Reviews on YouTube, with Anonymous masks, a hooded Don’t Be Culty sweatshirt, and a Generic Wog pointing up at a tiny Call Home Billboard.
Doug Parent says
It’s so true. I wish they started it long ago.
“The ratings for TV shows and networks can be tracked.”
“Hey, those wog papers say Scientology tv had less than 10 viewers last night, and COB tells me there were over 9,000.
Stupid wog papers must have it all wrong. Yay for COB!”
So….. they block Mike Rinder. I’m Shocked, shocked I say. :))
If SciTV blocks 98% of the world, what category does that put them in??? let’s see—they can’t have media, government, academia, psychs, police, authorities…. mmmm Who is left?
I will be interested to find out how they will try to block the tracking services.
Mary Kahn says
Thanks Mike. It was great to meet Nathan, Tara and Len and so many people who support the Aftermath. The only times I have seen the church change for the better is because of whistleblowers. So, I am very grateful not only to Leah and Mike and all who made the Aftermath show possible and continue to do so, but also to so many who came before and pointed a big light on this church’s lies and abuses.
I saw the church’s billboard on the way there and another on the way back from an appointment this morning. Immediately I had my own superimposed mental image: A beautiful gated garden with a walkway right into the mouth of a vicious beast, the church’s network logo off to the side, with the big word “Curious?” and then (“Don’t Be”). I’m sure SNL and/or other shows will have their own satire related to Scientology TV. Good luck, Dave, with your new ruse. I have a feeling you’ve shot another foot bullet.
Newcomer, I’m looking forward to your note to Dave his morning. 🙂
Dave who? 🙂
Old Surfer Dude says
You know, newcomer, that little dwarf who hides under a pier.
Mary Kahn says
Doug Parent says
“The only times I have seen the church change for the better is because of whistleblowers.” YES.
History is full of examples where this is true. Hubbard cancelled disconnection (Ron’s Journal 68) in response to heat in New Zealand but re-issued it later, and don’t forget Fair Game policy. It seems to be written in Scientology’s DNA to be at odds with agencies charged with the defense and welfare of the general public. The church of Scientology seems to have something in common with those in the GOP who support the dismantling all that is good about America for a few bucks. So glad to be on the other side of the “Wall of Lies”.
Love your billboard suggestion, Mary. Brillaint and succinct.
Meryl Weiner says
Actually, when I first saw the “Are you curious?” “We thought so.” commercial, I thought that most people would answer the question “Are you curious?” with a big no!! Which brings a whole new meaning to the “We thought so?” part of the ad (which would have been more accurate if it had read “We thought not”).
Can a vampire drive a stake through its Own heart? If that Is possible, then this is Exactly and Solely what is being accomplished amidst this attempt to garner support for their Pathetic ‘cause’. And, (giggle) I applaud the effort!
“Ask yourself how often YOU tune in to Mormon TV or Joe Osteen’s station?”
Out of curiosity, I have occasionally tuned into BYU TV. Do not be surprised at potential success of it…for the simple reason that the people running the TV station are not stupid – a majority of shows are things like cooking, sports, travel, and even a SciFi show. They only have a high dose of theology on Sunday, with their Book of Mormon and various conferences.
So they are smart enough to suck people in with various unrelated-to-religion shows, then sneak in their religion, slowly and clandestinely.
Remember – PRAVDA probably got started in the same way. How about a few game shows using an e-meter? Jeopardy with an e-meter in reverse. If you answer wrong, you get a 100 volt shock. People will watch anything these days.
Gary, I hear you, but I think the more the cult puts out there,the better, because Scientology on TV is an open invitation for all its abuses to be publicly aired. I say, “Bring it on, cult! Use that SuMP for all its worth. We’re ready for you”.
Hahaha. Paying to fill an infomercial channel. They will get FAR fewer viewers than what they displaced.
Yeah but they could get Eff Pee and Marty Rathbun to do a piece on the merits of belonging! That should draw a crowd.
I forgot about Mary and his “Sinking a lot Lower” Blog.
Thinkaboutit ………………… You, Marty, the proof guy and perhaps Clive (the Rabid) could do a panel discussion on “Why We Do It”.
Follow it up next week with “Voices from the Crypt” on How we found our Eeee Terrrr Nit Teee and ‘What this means for you!”
Curious good buddy?
🙂 “Sinking a Lot Lower”
🙂 “Voices from the Crypt”
Old Surfer Dude says
Voices from the dumpster.