The Cult of Scientology has been asynchronous with, and hostile to, Western Culture since Dianetics was released on May 9, 1950. Scientology has always been at odds with the world and has never been mainstream. And yet what Scientology so desperately craves is legitimacy and acceptance. According to the latest Scientology propaganda in social media, Scientology TV is a spectacular success. This tweet was featured today on Tony Ortega’s blog:
Who are these “key world Opinion Leaders” referenced by Scientologist von Neuhaus? He very conspicuously fails to provide names. This demands we characterize his claim as wholly unproven until he offers evidence. Moreover, von Neuhaus betrays his Scientology cult mindset when he makes the rather absurd and foolish claim that watching Scientology TV will save the life of every “being” on this planet. The fact is that it costs $500,000+ to go up Scientology’s Bridge — an amount of money that the overwhelming majority of Earth’s population will never earn or have in their entire lives.
Scientology’s Television Channel & Tax Exemption Prove Nothing
Another Scientology fallacy at work in von Neuhaus’ tweet is that having a TV channel makes any group part of society. This is not valid reasoning. Having a TV channel only proves that one has a TV channel and nothing more.
In and of itself, merely having a TV channel does not confer legitimacy upon Scientology. Likewise, Scientology has fruitlessly argued since 1993 that having IRS tax exemption proves it is a legitimate religion. But this too is a logical fallacy because other deviant cultic groups such as Westboro Baptist Church also have IRS 501(c)3 tax exemption. The People’s Temple — the church behind the Jonestown mass suicide and murder of 912 people — also had tax exemption.
Scientologist von Neuhaus’ tweet goes to what Scientologist Joy Villa told her former campaign manager Robbie Olson: The goal of Scientology TV is to “normalize” Scientologists. The problem here is that Scientologists are not normal due to their strange Xenu-based cosmology; this as evidenced by a rather bizarre tweet made on May 2, 2018 by Scientologist John Mappin concerning marijuana:
Due to his Scientology-based ignorance, Scientologist Mappin does not understand that marijuana naturally evolved as a plant. Marijuana was not, as Mappin seems to think, engineered by malign ancient alien “botanical psychiatrists” who came from the planet Farsec as L. Ron Hubbard taught.
Scientology’s space opera aside, Scientology is incapable of ever being normalized for the simple reason that the Scientology Cult is deviant, malicious, and evil. Scientology TV will not address the real questions:
- Why has Shelly Miscavige not been seen since 2007? Why has David Miscavige locked her up?
- Why does Scientology think it acceptable to use child labor in its Sea Org?
- Why does Scientology pay Sea Org members slave wages and force them to work 100+ hour work weeks?
- Why does Scientology practice Fair Game and Disconnection?
- Why are Scientologists made to sign contracts that strip them of their legal rights?
- Why is Scientology run by an unelected Dictator for Life named David Miscavige?
- Why does Scientology refuse to give refunds and repayments to all who ask as it told the IRS it did? Why did Scientology lie to the IRS about this significant matter?
- Why does Scientology protect its members that are sexual predators and child molesters?
There are many more questions that Scientology TV will not answer as it is not allowed to tell the truth about what Scientology really is and does. There is no normalizing Scientology because Scientology is abnormal.
Compounding matters is the fact that Scientology TV is operated by Scientology staff members. Per Scientology’s own policy, however, no one may ever rely upon any statements made by Scientology staff members. On this basis alone, we must accordingly reject all statements made by Scientology TV.
Scientology TV is checkmated per Scientology’s own policy:
The “Meet a Scientologist” videos on Scientology TV are also crippled by the Church of Scientology’s refusal to stand behind anything any Scientology says about the effects of Scientology auditing. Note carefully the last paragraph of this statement from Scientology’s official website:
Here then is the undisclosed basis of the Church of Scientology: The Church itself takes all of the money, promises nothing, and refuses to make any claims regarding the efficacy of Scientology. This is done to avoid lawsuits. Instead, Scientology shifts the burden for the miraculous claims made by L. Ron Hubbard onto its staff members and parishioners. However, the Church will not stand behind any of these claims.
The Church of Scientology will no more stand behind John Mappin’s ridiculous claim that ancient alien “botanical psychiatrists” genetically engineered marijuana than it will any claim that Scientology can dramatically increase one’s IQ; allow one to have happier relationships; or allow people to gain OT powers, telepathic abilities, or any other special abilities. Thus, Scientology can only ever be self-validated based upon the subjective experiences of individual Scientologists. For this reason, Scientology is not a science. Scientology is a wholly subjective experience that arises in a copyrighted space opera in which lurk botanical psychiatrists, Marcab implanters, body thetans, and of course space lord Xenu.
Scientology TV will never tell anyone any of this.
Scientology TV is therefore inherently discreditable because the Church of Scientology does not stand behind anything said on Scientology TV. Moreover, Scientology TV must withhold the actual facts about Scientology from both Scientologists and the public. Scientology TV is therefore best understood as a mediocre propaganda organ and a profligate waste of $100 million in parishioner donations.
Scientology’s many and covert deceptions, hidden as they are in the fine print of the Cult, is yet another reason why Scientology can never be normalized.