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Book: John Stewart's EARTH. Mentions scientology

Post by Sponge » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:16 am

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Hey, I'm not sure if anybody else has bought Jon Stewart's latest 'Earth; (The Book) A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race.' But it's got a couple of lulzy Scientology references that I've noticed. One is in the section on religion.
Like many religions, The Church of Scientology was incorporated in New Jersey in 1953. Its highest-level practitioners learned that Earth's problems began when Xenu, evil ruler of the Galactic Confederacy, brought billions of humans to earth 75 millions years ago and killed them with hydrogen bombs. This information was kept hidden from non-Scientologists, as learning it before years of costly preparation could induce involuntary physical responses, including but not limited to laughter, eye-rolling, and exclamations of "Are you serious!?"
Also has a picture of an e-meter labeled:
'Through judicious use of the E-Meter Scientology auditors were able to remove countless Thetans ("dollars") from followers.'
And a picture of a mock personality test involving such questions as:
'How much money do you make?'
'Where do you keep it?'
'Do you know any celebrities?'
'Do you know any gay celebrities?'
and 'Quick -- what's your pin number?'
But for my money, the best bit is in the beginning of the book, where it discusses places to send DNA samples for future reconstitution by alien lifeforms. Those with names starting from A-L are told to send theirs+the form to the Svalbard Seed Vault, but those with M-Z names are told to ship them to no less than Trementina Base!

This is where the Church of Scientology stores the writings and lectures of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, on engraved stainless steel tablets encased in titanium capsules in a huge labyrinth of tunnels built back into a mountainside etched with an enormous design meant to mark the return point for deceased church members coming back from their intergalactic travels. The other half of the GRAs will be stored here. Hopefully the aliens will know the difference between human beings and, well, Scientologists. Accordingly, we ask applicants whose last names start with M through Z to send their forms to:

Trementina Base
37 Ultra-Secret But Totally Real Scientology Mountain Base Avenue
Trementina, NM 88349
Attention: David Miscavige, Project Administrator
In the publicity it had a satirical endorsement from L.Ron Hubbard....
A shameless scam that passes off meaningless drivel as timeless wisdom in a brazen attempt to wrest money from the vulnerable and ill-informed. Two thumbs up!
L. Ron Hubbard

Today, someone posted up a pic of the subway advert for the book....


Amazon: ... 044657922X
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (September 21, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 044657922X
ISBN-13: 978-0446579223

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Re: Book: John Stewart's EARTH. Mentions scientology

Post by mussel » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:51 am

Sig worthy :) Grabbing...
'Through judicious use of the E-Meter Scientology auditors were able to remove countless Thetans ("dollars") from followers.'
- Jon Stewart

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