J. Swift wrote:
This is funny on so many levels.
First, "Dianetics Racing" is a one car "racing team" that will compete in the Dodge Weekly Series at Irwindale Raceway in Calfornia. This is not a big racing team. It is one car at one raceway.
It is also not the first time that this has been tried - infact DM seems to have a love affair with this form of PR. There was a Dianetics car in the INdy 500 back in the 80's - driven by, IIRC Roberto Guerro. Alas the car did not finish the race.
There was another brush with Nascar in the 90's.
There was also one in the Le Mans series (again, going from memory here) so this not the unusual thing it appears to be.
Second, DM and Scientologists just don't get that Scientology's reputation is permanently shot to hell. Scientology has zero credibility except for that which it invents for itself in its own PR or creates by its continuous series of footbullets. A Dianetics NASCAR won't help at all, especially one with the Dianetics volcano on the hood. The car is guaranteed to be seen as a joke.
aint that the truth! While one is in the SO or in Scientology you buy in completely to the idea that really, no really, underneath it all, the public think "Ron" is just marvellous and that Scientology is a great religion. Sometimes you run into the odd nutter of course, the sort of person who tells you that it is a crock - but hey, they are just type 3 or suppressive. But I think every Scientoogist knows, deep back where they cannot say it, that Scientology is viewed as a complete and utter piece of dangerous dreck. Which is why most of them spend a lot of time lying about it.