Creative Destruction

March 21, 2006

Gotta love a good cult

Filed under: Content-lite — Adam Gurri @ 2:38 pm

Ok, this is up to its eyeballs in anonymous sources, but at the very least, the bit about Hayes still recovering from a stroke is true.  And this interview from after the episode had already aired collaborates much of the story, I think.

People are speculating that Isaac Hayes didn’t quit South Park, but that the Church of Scientology quit for him and issued statements under his name.  Who knows how true that is, but judging by how creepy these guys can be, I don’t think anyone would have a hard time believing it.

Got to wonder what the appeal of a religion you have to pay for is.  Honestly.  It’s one thing to persuade people and then ask for voluntary donations, but making it mandatory just seems…well, it’s bizarre that anyone would trust their motives.

But I guess people will believe anything, if they’re bored enough and have enough money to burn.

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1 Comment »

  1. > Got to wonder what the appeal of a religion you have to pay for is.

    They’re also a lot more lawyered up than you’d expect a church to be. Back in the early days of the dot-com boom, a friend of mine started a fairly successful free, web-based e-mail service. He ran afoul of the scientologists simply because some clients used his servers to send private e-mails that were critical of scientology.

    It was bullshit, of course, but my friend lacked the legal and financial resources to stand up to them in court, so he started censoring emails. His company didn’t last long after that.

    Comment by bazzer — March 21, 2006 @ 3:05 pm | Reply


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