This commercial is brilliant! Or maybe scary is a better word. Watch…
The makers of this ad want you to believe that you are a thetan, an amnesiac god who’s forgotten your true nature, and that long ago, an alien ruler named Xenu brought billions of people to Earth in spacecraft, stacked them around volcanoes and detonated hydrogen bombs, killing them. Their essences remain on earth and cause us much harm. But you can be free of them… for a hefty fee.
Of course, by watching this ad, you’d never know that.
It’s part of the most recent Scientology ad campaign. And yes, the other ads are just as slick, chilling, and, um, deceptive. Perhaps it speaks to the power of the new media. When truth falters, bring on the ad campaign.