5 Reasons It's Always Impossible To Take On Scientology - 2015-04-01

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F29.png 5 Reasons It's Always Impossible To Take On Scientology April 1, 2015, David C. Bell, Cracked

Thanks to HBO's continual insistence on killing it in any given genre, the documentary Going Clear shocked the world last weekend with the revelation that an alien-worshiping religious group founded by a tax-evading sci-fi writer wasn't so great after all. Yes, Scientology sure is America's scary uncle, right down to the fact that it refuses to leave no matter how many court orders get sent.

So how is it that a group almost universally accepted as a grifting cult could still be able to operate legally? The reasons are more diabolically genius than you think, even if you watched the documentary -- because while the Church of Scientology is just regular ol' crazy when it comes to most things, it is crazy like a fox when it comes to legal matters.

  1. 5. They Achieved Tax-Exempt Status by Bombarding the IRS
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