Scientology TV debuted one year ago, and it's still unwatchable propaganda - 2019-03-12
What a buildup Scientology leader David Miscavige orchestrated last year before premiering his long-awaited television channel on DirecTV. Based on all the fundraising he'd done, and the slick nature of the programming, it was obvious that Dave was blowing a mighty chunk of change on his pet project.
And we had to hand it to him. We were really sort of impressed that he kicked off Scientology TV programming one year ago tonight by standing in front of the camera and delivering what, for him, was some well-delivered lines that made him come off as almost genuine. Frank, even.
Hello, and welcome. You've probably heard of Scientology. In fact, every six seconds, someone searches the question, 'What is Scientology?' There's a lot of talk about us, and we get it. People are curious. Well, we want to answer your questions, because frankly, whatever you have heard, if you haven't heard it from us, I can assure you we are not what you expect. So, while I could tell you Scientology is new, our approach is new, our answers are new, and that Scientology is not just something you believe in, it's something you do — well, I'm sure you would much rather just see for yourself. And that's what Scientology Network is all about. To show you inside Scientology — who we are, what Scientology is, and what Scientology can do. Scientology is a dynamic and expanding religion, and we're going to be showing you all of it. For instance, I'm standing in our spiritual headquarters, and we'll take you through all of it. Likewise, we'll take you into our churches spanning 167 countries on six continents. We'll also take you behind the scenes and into our church management, publications and dissemination facilities, humanitarian outreach centers and programs, and even into our new millenium Scientology archives. But even so, there remains the question of why so many people are Scientologists and why they're so passionate about it. In answer to that question you'll meet Scientologists from all walks of life, firefighters to factory workers, doctors to CEOs, and yes, some of the most well known artists and celebrities in the world. You'll see Scientology in practice — our values and beliefs, our technology of auditing, our E-meter, everything. Finally, we'll answer the question as to how Scientology came to be the only major religion founded in the 20th century, and that's the story of our founder, L. Ron Hubbard, a true-to-life genius, and an honest-to-God modern-day Renaissance Man. But with all that, let's be clear, we're not here to preach to you, to convince you, or to convert you. No, we simply want to show you. Because, after all, the first principle of Scientology is that it's only true if it is true for you. So take a look. And then decide for yourself. I'm David Miscavige, and this is the Scientology Network.