Wednesday, March 08, 2006

A longish Rolling Stone piece on Scientology, America's most mysterious religion.
Some of their beliefs sound almost Kim Jung Il-ish in their propagandist absurdity (the "Bridge to Total Freedom"), and their combination of new-agey holistic doctrine and celebrity endorsement make it somewhat of a magnet for those who don't fit the mold for traditional religion. Then there's the alien fetishism.