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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

“If Scientology is Real, Then Something’s Fucked Up”

posted by on April 15 at 11:02 AM

A former Melrose Place actor* outs himself as a former high-level Scientologist, and comes out swinging via YouTube.

Thanks to Towleroad and dlisted. (And for a fascinating report on the hows and whys of the ongoing Scientology shit storm, go to Radar.)

* Jason Beghe. Don’t feel bad if the name doesn’t ring a bell. He played Matt’s gay lover on a few episodes of Melrose Place.

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He sounds like a raving lunatic paranoid schizophrenic. I don't even know what the hell he is talking about. It is incoherent.

Posted by wha? | April 15, 2008 11:30 AM

Scientology will do that to you. I mean, look at Tom Cruise, for example...

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 15, 2008 11:41 AM


Posted by PJ | April 15, 2008 11:46 AM

Scientology: the original MMO.
The monthly fees are exorbitant, it's a bitch of a grind and the high-level game just ain't there.

Posted by dirge | April 15, 2008 12:27 PM

Yeah, not exactly a sound, coherent argument against Scientology. Keee-razy.

Posted by Christy | April 15, 2008 12:35 PM

He's actually totally coherent, he's just using a bunch of Scientology jargon. You pretty much can't talk about Scientology without using their own made-up words for their made-up concepts, which is part of its power over people.

Posted by Zach | April 15, 2008 1:16 PM

He's not exactly incoherant, he's just using Scientology lingo. Jargon. Clique language. Read a little about the religion and you can decipher his raving.

Scientology covets the fuzzy-minded and emotionally unstable (e.g. Tom Cruise and other people with the maturity of teenagers).

And no, this is not a good argument against Scientology, but it's probably a good example of its effects.

Posted by Stolia | April 15, 2008 1:20 PM

its not incoherent if 1) you know anything about scientology and 2) you aren't a scientologist. He's a good example of the mush that becomes of your brain after those idiots get to you tho.

Posted by wbrproductions | April 15, 2008 1:50 PM

If is real, than something is fucked up.


Now I don't have to read all those books written by the athiests!

Posted by Westside forever | April 15, 2008 1:50 PM

Dirge, I love you.

Also, his point is well-made, if you can understand what he's saying. Those who are supposed to be beyond migraines (having paid enough to be "OT8) are still having migraines. And they're not supposed to have had a migraine since OT1. It doesn't work. Nice to hear it from someone who tried it.

Posted by STJA | April 15, 2008 4:28 PM

I've been lusting after this hunky little furball for years. He appears nearly naked for a brief flash in the horror flick "Monkey Shines".

Posted by MarkyMark | April 15, 2008 8:38 PM

What's a migraine?

Maybe some of us don't get them because we used to do Elron awards readings of shitty SF novels at cons and realize Scientology is a really really badly scripted SF experience ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 16, 2008 12:23 AM

Yes, I saw the Tom Cruise video, so I know about the bizarre lingo. But Tom was presumably speaking to a Scientology audience. This guy is presumably speaking to a non-Scientology audience. And he's using the lingo, like he can't in any way communicate in the "real world". So, sad, but also doesn't really give him any credibility. He's either crazy or really stupid, and there is no actual proof that Scientology did that to him - maybe before he joined the cult he had his own set of made-up words about little green men. I'm not at all defending Scientology, but I sure wish someone who was once "in" was now able to give a sound, rational explanation of the cult. It seems like it only attracts the genuinely insane. Which makes it not-so-much evil as... a club for crazy people (Tom is president).

Posted by Christy | April 16, 2008 7:00 AM

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