Scientology: So much effort and heartache, for such little effect - 2019-09-10
Does it ever strike you, the way it does us from time to time, the sheer amount of effort that Scientology puts into its various initiatives that are forever chipping away at the margins?
This example we have for you today, sent in by Phil Jones, is so apt. There's the Writers of the Future contest itself, which we've been writing about for years, and which must cost Scientology a boatload of money in an effort to keep L. Ron Hubbard's name associated with the pulp fiction he cranked out mostly before WW2.
Each spring, the contest names its big winners in a lavish ceremony that includes lots of genuflecting to Hubbard. We've marveled at the expensive sets, the tuxedos, and the wild interpretive dances of recent galas.