Between Tom Cruise and South Park, Scientology has become one of the strangest and most controversial religions in the world today – well, apart from the Pastafarianism.
Last month (December 2018), in a two-hour talk in Greece intended for local believers, Scientology motivational speaker Michael Chan took the opportunity to reveal the ins-and-outs of the highly-criticised religion.
Chan begins: “So, early on the track you had your own universe. And when you had your own universe you could create anything at will you wanted to.
“But you got a little bored, so at some point you decide to join a universe with other spiritual beings – someone to play with.”
Chan claims we have been “brainwashed” into forgetting about the perfect lives we once enjoyed outside of this universe.
From here, he maintains that a rebellion ensued and Scientologists were banished down to earth, where the “less powerful” among them is apparently taking over, thanks to our rapidly growing population.
Now, Scientology are looking for the powerful thetans (believers) who can make the world a better place.
The Ideal Org Project is an initiative set up to find these powerful thetans, which Chan likens to Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Speaking of the project, Chan said: “We need orgs [groups of Scientologists] producing hundreds of first starts, and thousands of first starts, a week.
“Because Obi-Wan Kenobi and their like is on this planet – and we must find them.”
On the other hand, Scientology expert Tony Ortega claims Chan has been telling believers a “space opera” – even though Scientologists aren’t supposed to spread “verbal data” about the religion by talking about it at all.
Speaking of Chan, Ortega said: “He keeps using the example of Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars and I think he was only partially using it metaphorically – he really seems to think Obi-Wan Kenobi is out there.
“And that’s why it’s so fascinating because I tell people this ‘space opera’ stuff and the Scientologists all deny it – but they can’t deny this, this is their guy onstage talking openly about these ideas.”
So there you have it – Star Wars might be in the cards after all.