What Scientology is telling its members: Things have never been better! - 2017-01-16
A big thanks to reader Rasha for tipping us to the new issue of International Scientology News. This is a large-format publication that we always enjoy seeing. It's one of the magazines that Scientology puts out trying to convince its members that the organization is doing better than it ever has.
For the most part, it's a print version of the same address that Scientology leader David Miscavige gave at the New Year's event, whose audio we were leaked and posted on New Year's eve. And, like the New Year's event, for the outsider it's just so much hard-to-believe propaganda about how Scientology's various initiatives are saving the planet.
But the pages that we found most interesting were the ones that were simply slick ads. This is Scientology advertising to Scientologists, who are completely familiar with all of these products and initiatives. Put yourself in David Miscavige's place — how do you create enthusiasm for going 'Clear,' for example, the intermediate goal of Scientology and something every church member has heard about a million times already?