How embarrassed do you have to be about your religious beliefs that when someone simply questions what they are, you refuse to answer?
That’s what happened when Nightline‘s Martin Bashir questioned Scientology spokesperson Tommy Davis about the whole Xenu thing (at the 3:40 mark):
At least Davis has the good sense to not admit to believing such absurd things. Regardless of what he says on tape, he could have simply lied, said “No, those are not my beliefs,” and move on with it.
Now, how do we shame those people who believe in reincarnation?
Or those people who believe that Heaven or Hell are actual places?
Or those people who believe that a god created the world in a week, that Adam and Eve were actual people, or that Jesus came back to life after being killed and has any ability to cleanse us of sins now?
It’s all the same degree of delusion. The only difference is we’re more used to hearing whatever mythology is adopted by the people around us.
(via Tiny Frog)