Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Next Time Tom Cruise Jumps Up and Down on Oprah's Couch...

I meant to blog about South Park and Scientology, but other duties called and by the time I came back around to it, Scott McClare beat me to it (Canadians, Eh?)

Begun this Scientology War has

Apparently, Matt Stone and Trey Parker have a working knowledge of Scientology mythos and are not afraid to parody it on South Park, which by the way, I have never seen one episode. They lampooned Hubbard's sci-fi "religion" last year in an episode reminiscent of the Jeremiah Films God Makers cartoon, and when it was due for a repeat, Comedy Central ran another episode in its place. Rumors are swirling about that the nefarious underlords of the Hollywood Scientologists got to the suits at Comedy Central and strong armed them not to re-air that particular episode.

I appreciate Stone and Parker's response:

"So, Scientology, you may have won THIS battle but the million-year war for Earth has just begun!Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies . . . You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail!"

So, this summer when Tom is doing his publicity rounds for Mission Impossible 3 and he goes to jumping on Oprah's couch, or bad mouths Brooke Shields' depression, I hope one of the interviewers simply asks: "So Tom, where does this Lord Xenu guy come into play with your beliefs?" or "What exactly is a Thetan?"


Blogger centuri0n said...

Listen: if by some fluke anybody at TeamPyro or on that blogroll got on Oprah, I guarantee you that she would ask the dreaded question, "What happens to babies who die?" -- more likely in the format "You believe that babies who die go to hell, don't you?"

Scientology doesn't attract that kind of venom -- because it's a false religion. Oprah would much rather that people see Tom Cruise's views as reasonable and charming and youthful than cause them to reject them for, say, the Gospel.

BTW, I have a great answer for Oprah's question and I'm dying for her to ask me.

6:18 AM, March 22, 2006  

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