Is this what it looks like when academics sell out? The hazy line between education and entertainment - 2017-03-31
If Aslan's narrowed approach to Hinduism results in negative misconceptions of the religion, the opposite is true of Aslan's portrayal of Scientology. In the episode titled "The Scientology Reformation," Aslan spends time with a tiny group of defectors from the Church of Scientology, who practice a benign version of the faith. This focus on what scientology journalist Tony Ortega calls "indie scientology" lacks engagement with the far larger, and more problematic, church—thereby flattening out the aspects of Scientology as a whole that are distinctive and compelling.