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Scientology Spokesman Tommy Davis Storms Out of ABC Interview

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Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis did not have a good weekend. In addition to getting a letter from director Paul Haggis renouncing the cult for gay bashing, ABC's Martin Bashir was mean to him in an interview, asking him questions like "Do you believe that a galactic emperor called Xenu brought his people to earth 75 million years ago and buried them in volcanoes?"

Bashir's line of questioning eventually caused Davis to have a hissyfit, rip off his microphone, and storm out on camera.

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  1. Derrick

    an argument can be made that such advances were made in spite of religion and not thanks to

    michelangelo's cistine chapel is controversial in that the cloudy billowing robe esque outline is that of a human brain. Michelangelo was subversily equating god to the machinations of human brains. He wanted the money....also wanted to save his hide from the fire and yet still put in a tons of anti religious stuff under the guise of religion.

    God outlined in what appears to be a human brain! BRILLIANT!!!!! and many of the demons painted with faces of bishops, popes, and saints. LOL Michelangelo was no true believer but rather a subversive artist.

    Posted by: jimmyboy | Oct 26, 2009 11:42:48 AM


  2. Ah but Derrick, The Sistine Chapel ceiling and sublime David could ONLY have been done by religion. They were the only ones that could afford it!

    Posted by: bading | Oct 26, 2009 11:45:49 AM


  3. Oh, I give up. I'll be waving down at you heathens as I ascend in that sweet chariot to the great hereafter...a golden chariot driven by an angel built like Reggie Bush. Farewell....

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Oct 26, 2009 12:09:24 PM


  4. http://dlisted.com/node/34523#comments

    Paul Haggis who won an Oscar for "Crash" quit the clut.

    You know Miss Cruise is throwing a shit fit about this.

    Posted by: Tralfaz | Oct 26, 2009 12:15:32 PM


  5. Oh great. By forcing us to read the story of Xenu, or even be aware of it, we will now get pneumonia! Thanks, a lot Andy! And since the story of Xenu is only available to Scientologists who spend vast sums of money, we now owe the church a ton of money! Thanks again, Andy! I just paid my credit cards off for the 12/21/12 end of the world thing and now I have to go into debt to pay the Scientologists. Arghhhhh!

    Posted by: Beef and Fur | Oct 26, 2009 12:29:58 PM


  6. The only thing dumber than a Scientologist is a member of another religion like Christianity making fun of them.

    Pot, meet kettle.

    Posted by: Eshto | Oct 26, 2009 1:25:40 PM


  7. You want to know the real difference between Scientology and the mainstream religions? When was the last time someone was murdered by a Roman Catholic for protesting its practices? A few centuries ago, I'd say. You can leave Christianity, Judaism, or Islam in this country without fearing for your life if you protest your ex-church's practices too loudly. None of those beliefs insist their scriptures are under copyright.

    It's not religion-bashing to come down on Scientology. It's calling out a mind-control racket.

    Posted by: Blue Raven | Oct 26, 2009 1:59:24 PM


  8. I think this video just shows how these types of people avoid all legitimate questions. I mean, if you are proud of your religion, you should have no problem addressing that question with a simple yes/no answer. That interviewee is a complete tool.

    Posted by: PMWOKC | Oct 26, 2009 2:02:01 PM


  9. It's all a crock of sh*t but Scientology seems to be one of the most 'out there' and punishing cults... though LDS are pretty close behind! Actually when one thinks about it, most all of the cults have levels of punishment for not following all the man-made controlling rules that they are cowed by....

    Logic and Science wins the day for me!

    Posted by: CKNJ | Oct 26, 2009 2:02:42 PM


  10. Whether its 'kooky Scientology' or the cult of 'Zombie Jesus' or whatever cosmic contrivance, the thing that really bothers me is that we're subsidizing all this crap because these organizations are tax-exempt, and thus have expensive holdings & properties for which they pay no taxes, but receive city & state services at our collective expense. Pretty sucky, eh?

    Posted by: Dimitraki | Oct 26, 2009 2:23:55 PM


  11. Nanoo Nanoo

    Posted by: Mork from Orc | Oct 26, 2009 3:10:10 PM


  12. Scientology is just a cult just like the Mormons.

    Posted by: FunMe | Oct 26, 2009 4:22:31 PM


  13. Crazy...all organized religion is crazy...I can't remember who said it...but its my favorite concept: Religious debate seems to all be about who has a better secret invisible friend.

    Posted by: Rob in LA | Oct 26, 2009 5:20:22 PM


  14. all I am saying is the church of scientology, compared to other Cristian sects, is the only group to

    -copyright their sacred texts to prevent their spread
    -organize the largest infiltration of US government in history (see Operation Snow White)

    yes, there are many Christian sects whose fundamental beliefs are just as bizarre as scientology. There are also a lot of Christians that are logical rational people and put their religious beliefs into context of the world they experience around them to come to a workable compromise. Please do not smear them along with scientologists, all of who can rot in hell for all I care (I'm a soon to be psychiatrist)

    Posted by: Matt | Oct 26, 2009 7:29:18 PM


  15. You know how they say, "You don't have to agree with my opinion, but you DO have to respect it..."

    Well, seriously. WTF? I have to respect something that is nonsense to begin with? That's my definition of all religion.

    Posted by: Drew | Oct 26, 2009 8:15:20 PM


  16. Nation of Islam believe a giant 'Mothership' is circling the Earth and white people are the result of an evil experiment by a mad scientist gone bad.

    Posted by: John in Boston | Oct 26, 2009 9:32:35 PM


  17. No one who is religious is truly rational and logical because religions require magical thinking...and magical thinking is neither rational nor logical.

    And anyone who's had a "vision" was, psychiatrically speaking, hallucinating.

    What causes hallucinations? Drugs, withdrawal from drugs, brain injuries and tumors, seizures, and schizophrenia. That's about it.

    So whether you're Abraham, Saul/Paul, Moses, Joseph Smith, or L. Ron Hubbard, there's something else a-goin' on in there.

    Posted by: sean in dallas | Oct 26, 2009 11:56:47 PM


  18. Did anyone else notice Tom Cruise checking out the firemen at 1:16? Plus, his over-enthusiastic hand slaps scream "I'm straight!!!! REALLY!" Ha. He's gay.

    Posted by: Phil | Oct 27, 2009 4:48:16 AM


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