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Scientology's Super Bowl Ad: VIDEO

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Unlike past years, there were no real gay controversies, among the Super Bowl ads. There was, however, an ad for an anti-gay cult which reminded more than a few people of a famous ad for Apple.

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  1. Yeah, try telling that to Jenna Miscavige Hill,
    author of Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
    which actually publishes tomorrow

    Posted by: Oliver | Feb 4, 2013 7:52:00 AM


  2. The most controlling 'religion' is trolling for new recruits by telling them to think for themselves? Now that's funny!

    Posted by: MikeBoston | Feb 4, 2013 8:09:32 AM


  3. Wow, both of these ads are extremely good, like an ad for my earlier complaint and generaly carrying on about conformity. Then it reads "Scientology" and...yuk, another box to climb into. Take the label off though and, like the Apple ad, it's a good message.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 4, 2013 8:09:48 AM


  4. Yes, be an individual, think for yourself, and join a cult. ROTFL!

    Posted by: Jack M | Feb 4, 2013 8:13:33 AM


  5. This should be paired with interviews of those who have escaped from the clutches of this bizarrely controlling and horrendously litigious organization.

    Posted by: Lars | Feb 4, 2013 8:16:27 AM


  6. "Not Knowledge or mysticism?", but creatures that come from outer space?

    Posted by: John Normile | Feb 4, 2013 8:46:45 AM


  7. No, it's not a good ad. It reconfirms the American blight known as "I believe it so it's true". Truth requires evidence and reason, not believing in a religion based on a bad science fiction novel.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Feb 4, 2013 9:38:23 AM


  8. lost my sh*t when they actually put Scientology after all those incredibly anti-Scientology values. Knowledge? 'YES.' Medical knowledge? 'THE ALIENS WILL HEAL US.'

    Posted by: Bryan | Feb 4, 2013 9:59:35 AM


  9. Hey who doesn't want to belong to a club that includes TommyGirl Cruises, Ravolta and Kirsties (dark) Alley?

    Posted by: M2 | Feb 4, 2013 10:11:34 AM


  10. HAIL XENU!

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Feb 4, 2013 10:23:28 AM


  11. Keep in mind that this is one of the network stations that rejected THREE different United Church of Christ ads at three different times because they were considered "controversial" for mentioning that they don't turn ANYONE away, including GLBT people. The network also claimed that they don't take religious ads even though they aired Mormon ads and Methodist ads. And to this very day they've never been held accountable.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Feb 4, 2013 11:34:20 AM


  12. If these religions can afford to pay for such expensive commercials why aren't they paying any taxes and contributing to society positively ?

    It's time to TAX ALL RELIGIONS on their income and investments.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Feb 4, 2013 3:38:06 PM


  13. Consider this, that Scientology may be in the early stages of a major planetary takeover - just like Christianity was in AD 200 or so (which at that time with highly improbable). So let's not make martyrs of them. I don't really know what they believe but we don't need anything close to "virgin birth, atonement or original sin" - the dumbest (and yet undeniably compelling) ideas to ever inhabit the human head on a global scale. Then there's Islam, dumber yet.

    So can anyone tell me what some of their basic beliefs are? I can't stand reading about it.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Feb 4, 2013 3:57:53 PM


  14. Scientology is just modern day religious B.S. Its myths no more real than the Garden of Eden and Noah's flood.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 4, 2013 8:11:16 PM


  15. UFFDA: http://www.xenu.net

    Posted by: XENU | Feb 4, 2013 8:53:19 PM


  16. gross

    Posted by: gomez | Feb 4, 2013 10:20:33 PM


  17. Commercials for a religion are weird.

    Posted by: Andy | Feb 4, 2013 11:04:21 PM


  18. Skyentologists are even crazier than Mormons, and that's quite an achievement. Oddly enough, both are rabidly homophobic, which raises the obvious question, how does Tom Cruise manage to stay out of one of the Skyentology lockups? Oh, yeah, lots and lots and lots of money.

    Posted by: Onnyjay | Feb 5, 2013 12:13:43 PM


  19. @Uffda: Don't bother reading anything about them. Just think very egregiously bad science fiction with an anti-reality overlay that the Religious Right will never reach. They are on a major downward spiral in membership - they may have fewer memebers than NOM (just kidding). You need megamoney to be of any worth to them. Too many people are tired of being bled to death and are leaving no matter the cost.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Feb 6, 2013 8:01:30 PM


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