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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Now Look What Scientology Did!

With all this effusive praise for Beck's music and joking around, I don't want anyone to think I've gone soft on Scientology. Scientology certainly hasn't gone soft on anyone.
In November of 2005, The Nicsperiment gleefully reported on South Park's hilarious "Trapped in the Closet" episode, which mocked Scientology's beliefs and behavior. As South Park regularly mocks every religion or belief system (including my own), nothing seemed out of the ordinary about this. Well, it must have seemed out of the ordinary to Scientology because their public response was fairly extreme, and there were even rumors that Tom Cruise himself attempted to have the episode pulled from re-airing. Now we know Scientology reacted even more ridiculously and dangerously than previously believed.
According to news reports, Scientology heavily investigated South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone in an attempt to discredit them. This investigation process reportedly entails: "...an escalating gradient of techniques beginning with quiet investigation and moving up to infiltration, identification of and use of influential friends and contacts of [Parker and Stone], loud investigation, threats, attempts to harm [them] financially, intense propaganda to discredit, and ultimately, if all else fails, utter destruction of the [humorists] through overt harassment."
Man, Scientology doesn't sound like a dangerous cult at all.

5 comments:

laurenthevampireslayer said...

utter destruction, eh?

tub resurfacing bronx said...

I guess South Park series should be taken in a lighter mood.They are just spreading laughter and if someone feels hurt or embarrassed , they should understand that ts only for fun.

Nicholas said...

Yeah, not only that, but they make fun of EVERYBODY. Even Agnostics got it all episode last week, and no one ever bothers them.

gutter cleaning in nj said...

I don't agree with utter destruction.With so much negative happening all around us i guess such comedy programs should be supported.I object to making fun of religious beliefs, apart from it i am in full support for other comedy stuff.We should take it positively as it relieves stress from our minds.

Nicholas said...

Wait, are plumbers from the Bronx and Jersey spamming my blog? What is going on?