Let he who is without dumb beliefs be the first to laugh at Xenu

Watched HBO’s Going Clear last night. A powerful and infuriating documentary.

But here’s the thing: At several points in the movie, we shift from being told about the horrors of the organization’s practices to the silliness of many of its beliefs. Particularly the scene where Paul Haggis learns about Xenu and the interstellar DC-8s. I mean, it’s crazy…

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Political ethicist. Writer. Podcaster. Free Market Buddhist.

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Aaron Ross Powell

Aaron Ross Powell

Political ethicist. Writer. Podcaster. Free Market Buddhist.

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