Jehovah's Witnesses in Scientology's 'Mecca': Is this the Armageddon we were promised? - 2019-03-31
We want to thank regular reader Jeb Burton for taking the photo you see here during his adventures yesterday in downtown Clearwater. He snapped this outside the infamous "Scientology Starbucks" at the corner of Fort Harrison Boulevard and Cleveland Street, the crossroads at the very center of Scientology's "spiritual Mecca," the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida.
This is actually a public Starbucks sitting on a public intersection, but it's smack dab in the heart of the Flag Land Base, surrounded by some of the most important buildings in the Scientology world. Scientology watchers know that they can see uniformed Sea Org workers passing by or in buses at this location all day, and some of them do stop in for a cup of coffee. (But how they can afford a $4 cup of java when they're making about 40 cents an hour is a bit of a mystery.)
Could there be any less promising place to set up a literature stand and offer people the good news about Jehovah? One of the most important things about Jehovah's Witnesses is that they are convinced of the idea that Armageddon is imminent. But we figured the ultimate battle of good and evil prophesied in the Bible would have some more fireworks than a showdown between JWs and Scientology Sea Org workers in the dead downtown of Clearwater, Florida. On the other hand, perhaps that is maybe the best ever comment on both of these groups, who knows?