Tom Cruise Can Raise the Dead! ...And More Scientology Sunday Funnies - 2013-02-10
Add this to the list of amazing things actor Tom Cruise can do with his Scientology superpowers: he can revive the dead!
We'd heard about this 1972 lecture by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard — it's one of the more notorious ones and has been referred to numerous times both before and since the Internet came along and made Scientology's secrets more accessible — but this is the first time we've actually heard the lecture itself. In it, Hubbard describes how a Scientology auditor (counselor) can convince a soul — or thetan, in Scientology parlance — to return to its body after a car accident or a drowning. (If the auditor is quick enough and assertive, that is. Hubbard bemoans that in one case he couldn't get close enough to a drowned Negro to help him in time.)
Enjoy this four-minute excerpt we found on the web and follow along with the transcript we've provided below.