Friday, February 18, 2011


On this day in 1954, the first Church of Scientology was established in Los Angeles by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard. So, what is Scientology? It's complicated. According to Wikipedia, Scientology maintains that "people are immortal spiritual beings who have forgotten their true nature." This is somehow involved with "extraterrestrial civilizations and alien interventions in Earthly events" that Hubbard collectively described as "space opera." What does all of that mean? I haven't the foggiest. Anyway, well-known Scientologists are John Travolta, Juliette Lewis, Kirstie Alley, Catherine Bell, Tom Cruise and Lisa Marie Presley. Hey, whatever floats your boat. But I guess this validates the idea that God - even among Scientologists - works in strange and mysterious ways.

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