Wednesday, October 31, 2007

THERE'S A LOT OF MONEY IN TAKING POOR PEOPLE'S MONEY



Some pastors in low income urban areas are teaching scientology (refuse to capitalize it) to their congregations. Why? Because the book of scientology is a self help book with cool science fiction pictures. Think “Who Moved my Cheese?” meets “Tron.” How is that different from the Bible? The pictures.

It’s great to take a lot of money from a few rich people, but it’s an even better plan to take a small amount of money from poor people—they’re fucking everywhere these days.

I bet somewhere in a fundraising boardroom in their spaceship, some scientologist captain suggested they use the old Catholic model and take a little bit of money from everybody. Assuming scientologist beat mormons to the punch and become the next Christianity, I can’t wait for the impending scientologist civil wars when factions refuse to share power. The uniforms alone will be awesome.

Oh, and yes, of course I assume the mothership is paying off these poor pastors. What would you do if your church couldn’t afford repairs in 20 years and for some reason your congregation seemed to like that damn book anyway?

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