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tags: What Is Scientology?, scientology, religion, cults, mind control, Thetan, silly, offbeat, beliefs, Xenu, L Ron Hubbard, television, Boston Legal, streaming video
James Spader explains Scientology in an episode of of the television program, Boston Legal.
That show is amazingly biting (and good) with its humour.
I was smiling throughout, but the “getting closer as I speak” was what sent me rolling on the floor!
Also “Christians… are they nuts?” – “Most.”
I love it when television goes to the trouble to take on Scientology. Reciting OT3 in the courtroom is a grand dig at the organization which spent decades suing over its copyright and confidentiality.* I would love to know if there was any backstory from OSA hassling the producers or the network – they usually don’t miss a single media event without bawwwwing about it.
Law and Order did a very nice job with the more veiled Systemotics in the episode “Bogeyman.”
*Further reading: Wikipedia: Scientology and the Legal System
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Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power)
– Sir Francis Bacon.
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