Scientology’s bitch for a day

Monday afternoon in The Atlantic. They run a gushing piece on the Church of Scientology’s bizarre and, if we’re to believe first-hand accounts, frequently unhinged leader David Miscavige. What a year he’s had. What a year for the Church of Scientology too.


2012 was a milestone year for Scientology, with the religion expanding to more than 10,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, spanning 167 nations–figures that represent a growth rate 20 times that of a decade ago.

The driving force behind this unparalleled era of growth is David Miscavige, ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion. Mr. Miscavige is unrelenting in his work for millions of parishioners and the cities served by Scientology Churches. He has led a renaissance for the religion itself, while driving worldwide programs to serve communities through Church-sponsored social and humanitarian initiatives.

What follow are amazing accomplishments, and a series of spectacular photos showing Scientologists by the hundreds and thousands rejoicing in locations across the globe: Washington D.C., Tel Aviv, Hamburg. The wide-eyed kudos and congratulations pour in from The Atlantic’s readership:

That’s when The Atlantic realizes. This does not look good.

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Oh well fellas, nice try.


4 thoughts Scientology’s bitch for a day

  1. avatar Rev. Howard Furst says:


    That’s just appalling, unlike the exemplary relationship between the Furst National Church and this blog, which simply permits free dissemination of controversial yet compelling ideas without the cloud of suspicious behind-the-scenes remuneration or threats to the proprietor that undermine the credibility of lesser forums like The Atlantic.

  2. avatar Rev. Howard Furst says:


    By the way, the Furst National Church is offering an exciting tithing discount for all of 2013 for anyone who signs up before January 31. Only 8% of gross income!

  3. avatar toma says:

    The good Reverend has not locked his staff inside headquarters, beaten up his top aides or harassed any former members into considering suicide. Nor has he claimed to know first-hand of alien superbeings who fly around in Boeing 727-like space ships and tie tortured souls to volcanoes in an effort to extinguish their enemies. So he is off to a pretty good start around here.

  4. avatar Rev. Howard Furst says:


    Note to self: On the internet, absence of evidence does constitute evidence of absence. Hallelujah!

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