Inside the Scientology catechism

Zoe Williams reveals that the L. Ron Hubbard bible does not merely require peaceful silence from women in childbirth. (I hope Katie Holmes rips out fistfuls of Tom Cruise’s chest hair and then gouges out his eyes, in lieu of screaming.) It’s also racist, and not “in an oblique way that only the over-sensitive would notice.”

Ron Hubbard’s Scientology: The Fundamentals Of Thought clearly states: “Unlike yellow and brown people, the white does not usually believe he can get attention from matter or objects. The yellow and brown believe for the most part that rocks, trees, walls, etc, can give them attention. The white saves people, prevents famine, floods, disease and revolution … the yellow and brown races are not very progressive.” And when you ask a Scientologist about this — which I did, although I couldn’t find any of the famous ones, so had to make do with an eerie, pasty lady on Tottenham Court Road — they don’t even have the grace to refute this bilge. They kind of simper at you, and say, “Well, people are a lot more spiritual in the far east.”

Try running all that by the scientology-bots next time they accost you in the Times Square subway station. As for Cruise and Holmes, Williams recommends “boycotting their cinematic endeavours and pelting them with eggs.”


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