Scientologist teen willing to KILL for Scientology?

This is a video of a teen Scientologist who is angrily frustrated by the way Scientology is viewed by most of society, questions what gives another person the right to talk negatively about his “religion” (answer: the same thing that gives us the right to criticize any other belief we find to be silly – free speech), says that he doesn’t watch TV because it is against his religion (this, here, is a powerful consequence of thorough brainwashing: to teach people to actively avoid conflicting views), and said that after a frustrating run-in with some local Hispanics who had spoken negatively of Scientology (to which he claims to have¬†responded by kicking one of them in the groin and running) he thought to himself “in the future, I’m going to make it so that Scientologists don’t get shit – I’M GONNA FUCKIN KILL ANYONE WHO TALKS SHIT ABOUT MY FUCKIN RELIGION.”

Well. Lucky for all of us nobody is talking shit about his religion. Just his cult.

That he also said that he would like to stick his e-meter up the asses of the anti-Scientology media suggests that this might’ve been a joke. If so, the guy is good at keeping an angry face. If not, well, it just makes him look all the more ridiculous. I would hope, though, that he was at least exaggerating how far he would go to silence criticism and mockery of his cult. Ordinarily, I would make the snap assumption that this was almost definitely an exaggeration. But given his claims to having kicked a critic in the groin (and also making denegrating race-related remarks about the critic), that he thinks it would be best if everyone were a Scientologist, and his general fervor, I still figure that this was an exaggeration, but the degree of doubt is not quite so miniscule as it would have otherwise been.

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15 Responses to “Scientologist teen willing to KILL for Scientology?”
  1. Booclay says:

    That doesn’t even seem real.

    “When something real is so absurd that you are convinced that it’s nothing more than a fake then you know, for a fact, that there is a serious disconnect from reality.” – Me

  2. L. Ron Brown says:

    Boo: Yes, it may very well be a fake. But at the same time, if there is anything that attending to religious zealots as you and I have will teach you, it’s that sometimes people can believe, say and do things that are so crazy that you would have great difficulty accepting their legitimacy – real as they may be.

    And it’s absolutely true that if this person is a Scientologist, then he is living in a society that is quite hostile and disrespectful toward his “religion”, and he is a part of a “religion” that – like some other religious groups – demonizes contradictory views and strongly discourages accessing them.

    But again, yes, this may well be a fake.

  3. … sometimes people can believe, say and do things that are so crazy that you would have great difficulty accepting their legitimacy – real as they may be.

    It’s so frequently the case that there’s even a term for it: Poe’s Law.

    No matter how bizzare, outrageous, or just plain idiotic a parody of a Fundamentalist may seem, there will always be someone who cannot tell that it is a parody, having seen similar REAL ideas from real religious/political Fundamentalists.

  4. blitz43 says:

    I thought this video was entertaining and was very clever. With the content the young teen used in the video, I found it very impressive he could come up with this as well as keep a straight face. I agree he did look like a idiot but c’mon the video is probably fake and he didn’t mean to make it to harm anyone.

    Blitz Smith

  5. Jason says:

    This is clearly a work of either comedy or satire. There is no way anyone would do this.

  6. Sean John says:

    looking at this boys egged shaped head, clearly he is a jewish boy with a girl friend that he only calls a friend

  7. geodude says:

    HAHHAHAA… wow
    who took the time to write this huge ass article just for jeremiah?
    jeremiah is a fucking chrisitan….

    haha dumbasses! this was all for a school project about discrimination….
    you guys are really stupid….
    take stuff too far a tad bit, dont u think?

    wow… HAHAHAHAH

  8. freedom80 says:

    I found that this video portrayed by this confused child is quite hillarious but at the same time offensive. He definetly is amusing and I feel is entertaining from the beginning to end. He is talented in the way that he can keep a straight face throughtout all of the jokes he made. He looks like a fag though with his shaved head.

  9. L. Ron Brown says:

    All: I don’t blame you all for thinking I’m naive for suspecting that this could be real – though, as I’ve said, I acknowledge that very real possibility that it is just a well-done fakery. However, given how much attention I’ve paid to religious fundamentalists of the Christian and Islamic stripes, and how much attention I’ve paid over recent months to Scientologists who are often mindblowingly brainwashed, for this to have been real would no longer shock me at all. The existence of religion itself shows that people can believe passionately in things for which there is no evidence. The existence of religious fundamentalists shows that some people can believe so passionately in these ludicrous ideas that they would be willing to engage in drastic behaviours in ordinance of their beliefs.

  10. Just to back up Ron:

    Never understimate the human ability to believe and do incredibly stupid things.

    That was the point I was trying to make. It’s always hard to tell if a parody of a fundamentalist is actually a parody, because you can be pretty sure that someone, somewhere, could say exactly the same thing and be serious about it.

    I’ll admit that this kid is pretty laughable – but there’s a serious undercurrent here that I’d urge everyone here not to ignore.

  11. L. Ron Brown says:

    With regard to morality, many people treat many others with – one could argue – too little respect. But when it comes to reason and intellectual honesty, many people are given too much credit. Upon considering it, though, it seems that these two domains of an area of overlap: self/in-group interest. People will often put their and their kin’s desires well above those of others and out-groups. And often the core elements that lead people to hold political or religious positions that they cannot effectively argue for is self/in-group interest. e.g., they don’t want to have to go through the anguish and life reconstruction of abandoning a foundational belief; or they don’t want to rock their community boat by seriously questioning the foundational beliefs; perhaps they want to hold economically conservative views because they don’t want to give up any of their money/power; etc etc etc…. This is a core reason why a number of philosophical traditions have discourage attachment – it can promote dishonesty, selfishness, etc.

  12. john says:

    whos geodude? Whats ur name?

  13. Xander Legere says:

    I think back to the ‘made for Scientology’ Tom Cruise video where he whims that ‘one day in the future, there hopefully wont be suppressive persons, but they don’t come up… to me.’

    thats the jist of it, and of course he doesn’t go on to list how he’s so far removed from reality, that he really couldn’t be bothered by so called SP’s.

  14. timmy smith says:

    I know its been said before by many people but this video does look quite fake. It seems scripted and planed out, he’s reaction to them looking at the computer screen seems an obviousness enough example.

  15. blitz43 says:

    timmy smith is a fag

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