My Thetan Was Tingling

…so I knew TomKat were up to something! Turns out they were hanging out at a soccer game, trying to absorb the Beckham clan into their kooky cult.


Mommy, I don’t like the aliens!

Come on, Posh—get it together. Keep those kids away from the Scientological shenanigans!


Mmm. Hot.

In other Scientology news, John Travolta has evidently reached the “auditing level” where he’s got to make a public spectacle of himself by proselytizing in interviews about the dangers of psychiatric drugs. (How is he so far behind Tom? Wasn’t John a Scientologist first? I would say he must be a slow learner, but Scientology is supposed to help with that. It cured Tom’s dyslexia, after all. Wev.)

JOHN Travolta blames Virginia Tech, Columbine and all the other tragic school shootings not on the psychos who committed the heinous acts – but on psychiatric drugs. “I still think that if you analyze most of the school shootings, it is not gun control. It is [psychotropic] drugs at the bottom of it,” Travolta told W. But the “Hairspray” film star won’t be jumping on couches over the issue or attacking Matt Lauer as his fellow Scientologist, Tom Cruise, did last year: “I don’t disagree with anything Tom says. How would I have presented it? Maybe differently than how he did, but it doesn’t matter.”

All right then.

Imagining for a moment that he’s right, and psychiatric drugs are “at the bottom” of school shootings, surely that’s not mutually exclusive with gun control, anyway. One might say that, irrespective of what’s “at the bottom” of school shootings, the guns are invariably “at the top.”

[Thanks, Michael K, for the TomKat pix.]

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21 responses to “My Thetan Was Tingling

  1. My favorite Scientology rumor is that Hubbard started the whole thing on a bet between him and Heinlein. It makes a lot more sense than the official story.

    It’s a cult, but a very well-funded cult with armies of half-starved lawyers. So people treat it as though it weren’t.

  2. Melissa McEwan

    It’s a cult, but a very well-funded cult with armies of half-starved lawyers.

    And its own fleet of ships. IIRC, Scientology would have the second largest navy in the world.

  3. It’ll be interesting to see (if somehow I’m still alive) if Scientology is as accepted in 50 years as Mormonism is now. I think it’s pretty clear that the only thing that makes one religion seem more respectable than any other is distance from the founders.

    On a side note, any idea why I keep getting 500 server errors when I click a link on the site today? It comes up when I refresh, but I’m having to do it every time.

  4. ::shudder:: Scientology is not simply a cult. It’s much worse. A word of warning: do not watch the above video if you are easily disturbed or are home alone. I lost three nights worth of sleep watching this thing with Prime last year. It’s truly frightening.

    There’s also a sequel, if you can stand it.

  5. Melissa McEwan

    On a side note, any idea why I keep getting 500 server errors when I click a link on the site today? It comes up when I refresh, but I’m having to do it every time.

    We’re having a very high traffic day today, which I think has something to do with it. Our host is looking into it as we speak. Sorry about that.

  6. We’re having a very high traffic day today, which I think has something to do with it. Our host is looking into it as we speak. Sorry about that.

    No problem. I just figured I’d point it out in case y’all didn’t know about it.

  7. Angry Irish Bitch

    “We’re having a very high traffic day today, which I think has something to do with it. Our host is looking into it as we speak. Sorry about that.”

    Oh Shit! See .. this is what happens when you mess with the Scientology folks! ;P

  8. We’re having a very high traffic day today, which I think has something to do with it. Our host is looking into it as we speak. Sorry about that.

    Pray, ponder the pernicious perils of popularity! 😀

  9. Posh is pretty much on the record as saying she’s never let Becks join any cult that makes you give them that much money.
    For once, I have to applaud her naked greed.
    And Travolta is pretty revolting. When you consider the stories about his oldest kid being autistic and he and his wife refusing to do anything to assist him.

  10. Ivory Bill Woodpecker

    “The Tingling Thetans” would be a great name for a rock band. 🙂

  11. Winchell

    “The Tingling Thetans” would be a great name for a rock band. ahahahahahahaha. indeed.
    But those half-starved lawyers would be in full attack mode while they were still a poor garage band.

  12. bernarda

    Scientology is no more a “cult” than the Mafia is a cult.

    It exists for one primary reason: to separate suckers from their money by any means possible. That it uses fascist group-think and mind-control techniques is just the strategy they use. They also use physical intimidation, just like the Mafia.

    I wonder why law enforcement doesn’t go after them in the same way it goes after organized crime.

  13. amish451

    “I wonder why law-enforcement doesn’t go after them ….”

    Evidently Hollywood Stars are sacrosanct…..or perhaps they just offer bigger buyoffs ….

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  15. Ginger Yellow

    The thought of Beckham as a scientologist is for some reason hilarious. I doubt they’d bother though, except for the cash. He’s no use as a proselytiser – have you heard him talk?

  16. DBK

    I’ve been reading about the dangers of Scientology for years and it seems to me that it is exactly as miserable, stupid, full of ridiculous superstition, and dangerous as every other religion in the world. The video, which I watched, demonstrates the dangers of believing in a magical world where magical creatures control what happens and you have to do magical things to make your life happy.

  17. oddjob

    How is he so far behind Tom?

    Maybe he’s too laid back and fun loving.

  18. oddjob

    (Or maybe the way his career tanked during the 1980’s had something to do with it. He wouldn’t have been as useful to the cause as he is now.)

  19. Melissa McEwan

    He’s no use as a proselytiser – have you heard him talk?

    Aww, poor Becks!

    He’s never struck me as dumb as much as shy, to be honest.

  20. Ginger Yellow

    Well, yes. Since when have shy people made good missionaries?

  21. Moll

    It really bothers me when people either try to laugh off Scientology as just kooky, or claim that it should fall under the same protections as other religions. The CoS robs people of their money and destroys lives and families – that’s their business. Yes, organized religions take some of their members’ money and some of them have beliefs so entrenched that they eventually destroy families, but the impetus for that sort of destruction from organized religion comes from individuals or particular churches. The CoS is not comparable and it’s a real tragedy that our government has decided to cower in fear of the CoS lawyers and grant them tax-exempt status. This is not an organization to be taken lightly, and the more you inform yourself of their practices the more you’ll understand the differences between a cult and a religion, despite both engaging in magical thinking. In fact, most Scientologists don’t really focus on the Xenu/magical thinking aspect, but rather on the “tech”, which many people find attractive because it wraps itself in the guise of reason (auditing is really nothing more than plain old therapy, but with a machine). Keep your family and friends away from these guys.

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