OC Church of Scientology Needs to Work on their Proselytizing

OC Church of Scientology Needs to Work on their Proselytizing

I read more about Scientology than normal people should, only because I'm a bit obsessed about religions, pseudo-religions, and their secrets. So when the followers of L. Ron Hubbard bought a historic SanTana building a couple of years ago, I figured they were about to launch a massive outreach effort to wean Orange Countians away from the Jesus juice and toward the Clear.

Four years later, however, the Church of Scientology of Orange County doesn't even have a functioning website (unless those pesky Anonymous protesters are back to their dirty tricks, in their ever-lasting homage to LRH). Their main proselytizers seem to be older gents who set up tables outside Norm's. And their latest effort is downright amateur.


OC Church of Scientology Needs to Work on their Proselytizing

Behold a postcard mailed this week to homes across la naranja. If it wasn't for the name, a novice would probably mistake the postcard, with itsScientology symbols, as a missing page from a rip-off of The Da Vinci Code. And "Make the Difference: Join the Team"? Does Scientology want to save people's souls, or get them ready for an Irvine corporate-yard job?

The back of the card produces further confusion:

OC Church of Scientology Needs to Work on their Proselytizing

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What's with the Vitruvian Man knock-off in the lettering? "Org" staff? As in joining a non-profit? "Clearing this planet"? Of what--brush? Mustard flowers? Oil?

I know what Scientologists are selling, and I'm not buying it--however, I sympathize with them, since their Hollywood ambassadors are bringing ridicule to them left (Cruise) and right (Travolta). So, take a suggestion from us Christians, and be a bit more upfront about what voodoo you hawk before trying outreach again. Might I suggest illustrated comics ala the greatest evangelizer of all time: Jack Chick? Would LOVE to see Xenu in the printed page...


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