Sunday Funnies: Scientology finally starts making its members superheroes! - 2014-07-06
We hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend as we turn to our Sunday tradition of sharing with you some of the Scientology fliers and mailers our excellent tipsters have forwarded to us.
If you've been with us for a while, you know that most of these church communications are focused on fundraising. And if anything, the desperation for money has only gotten ramped up higher and higher. Members are implored to come down to events that are made to look as fun as possible, when really attendees are "regged" intensely — pressured, in other words, to give large sums even if they've given plenty already.
Former members have told us what kept them in the church so long, despite the intense fundraising, was the ultimate promise that someday they would attain superhuman powers. This is, after all, the goal of Scientology, to attain "OT" abilities and become able to manipulate the MEST universe (matter, energy, space, time) as just a spirit, a "Thetan" in L. Ron Hubbard's parlance.