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Scientology’s continuing plans for its Super Bowl ad, and more Sunday Funnies

Hubbard_CouchLast week, we had a breaking story on Sunday and our weekly Funnies got shorted. So this week we’re making up for it with a cornucopia of goodness.

Our loyal tipsters have forwarded us many examples of Scientology’s wacky fundraising fliers. But first, we have an e-mail that went out this week about the church’s latest TV ad, “Spiritual Technology,” which ran during the Super Bowl. (Once again, Scientology saved money by running the ad only in certain cities rather than nationally.)

The church will continue running it during the Sochi Winter Olympics, and during the Academy Awards….

Date: Sat, 08 Feb 2014
From: Flag OT Committee

To: Flag OT Committee
Subject: IAS Ads and Your Contributions

Dear all,

We strategically placed this ad during 2 recent major events – the Golden Globes, and the Super Bowl. It is also being played during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic games, and the upcoming Academy Awards in March. Watch the ad again and know that any current contribution, big or small, will help us continue to reach millions with our message.

The video below is bringing to millions an announcement of truth that L. Ron Hubbard first described on 15 January 1954 in Phoenix, the birthplace of the Scientology religion.

“For the time since I first made a Theta Clear*, I have been, with some reluctance, out beyond any realm of the scientific known. And now that I have myself cleared half a hundred, and auditors I have trained, many times that, I must face the fact that we have reached that merger point where science and religion meet, and we must now cease to pretend to deal with material goals alone.” – L. Ron Hubbard, 15 January 1954, Phoenix, Arizona

Today, that merger point of science and religion has been brought to a level of technical perfection with 100% integrity and adherence to the works of L. Ron Hubbard in the Golden Age of Tech Phase II.

Thank you for all your support,

Emmett and the IAS team.

Did you pick up on the humblebrag there at the end? “We’ve finally made Hubbard’s words true,” is how that reads to us. And, um, sacrilege.

And now that Scientology has figured out how to marry science and religion, how about joining the Sea Org in order to save the planet?


Oh joy, more pamphlets being handed out in Manhattan…


Come as your favorite romantic character? Huh?


More construction plans in Los Angeles…


We are in love with the name Cyndie Fish-Fry…


Just what Silicon Valley needs: More pirates…


When Scientology talks about “courage,” it is talking about your courage to write them a check…


Here’s a photo opportunity…


We’re really intrigued to see that Margee McCormick is the woman in an iconic photo of Hubbard in the 1950s, and that she’s still a member! Wow….


Scientologists can levitate once their wallets are empty…


Austin cried for 24 hours after the GAT II event in Clearwater…


We can never get enough of the Scotland newsletters…


Thanks again to our great tipsters. Keep those fliers coming in!


Chris Shelton, part two

Another strong interview about Ideal Orgs with former Sea Org member Chris Shelton, as told to Karen de la Carriere, J. Swift, and Angry Gay Pope.



Posted by Tony Ortega on February 9, 2014 at 07:00

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