Rubert Murdoch has a lot of Thetans perturbed with him. That’s because the founder and chairman of News Corp., which owns Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, among other media properties, tweeted Sunday that there is “(s)omething creepy, maybe even evil, about these people.”
Murdoch was referring to adherents of Scientology, like actor Tom Cruise, who prefer to think of themselves as “Thetans” – a term coined by L. Ron Hubbard, the cult’s founder – rather than “people.”
Murdoch followed up his original tweet with another reporting that his twitter account had been bombarded with “hundreds of attacks” from Thetans. That confirms to me that the media mogul is right about Scientologists.
There is, indeed, something creepy about them. And some of them may not only be creepy, but downright evil.
What particularly troubles me about Scientology is that it refers to itself as the “Church,” blasphemously placing itself on the same level as the true Church, which was established by Jesus Christ.
Scientology is no authentic “religion.” It is the product of Hubbard’s imaginings, which drew upon his experience as a science fiction writer, as well as his dabbling in psychotherapy, which led to his creation of a self-help system he called “Dianetics.”
The creepy part of Scientology is its teaching that we are all, everyone, descendents of Thetans brought to Earth 75 million years ago by Xenu, the tyrant ruler of the “Galactic Confederacy.”
Xenu supposedly brought billions of our ancestors here in spacecraft (which resembled Douglas DC-8 airliners). The spacecraft were stacked around volcanoes into which hydrogen bombs were exploded. Thetans clustered together, stuck to the bodies of the living and supposedly continue to do so to this day.
This is the belief to which such celebrity Scientologists as Cruise, John Travolta, Lisa Marie Presley and Leahy Remini adhere. It sounds similar to me to the twisted beliefs of the Heaven’s Gate “religion” in San Diego, 39 members of which committed suicide – they preferred to think of it as “shedding their containers” – back in 1997.
The Scripture warns that “many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.” L. Ron Hubbard was such a false prophet. And the Godless “religion” he created truly has deceived many.