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Lawrence Wright on Bill Maher tonight Mar 6 - HBO

Discussion in 'Movies, Plays, and Documentaries about Scientology' started by Techless, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Techless

    Techless Patron Meritorious

    Just shooting this up as thought it odd that it hasn't been mentioned already.

    apologize if it has...

    Happy Friday all!
  2. Techless

    Techless Patron Meritorious

    Should've blerped this up too:

    excerpt from article:

    "Lawrence Wright—armed with his investigative talents, years of archival research, and more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—uncovered the inner workings of the cult of Scientology. He researched founder L. Ron Hubbard, the highly imaginative but mentally troubled science-fiction writer..."


  3. Udarnik

    Udarnik Gold Meritorious Patron

    An SAT analogy problem:

    L. Ron Hubbard is to mentally troubled as having your penis "degloved" to correct Peyronie's disease is to mild discomfort.

    (This is what I'm talking about. Don't click the link. Just don't. You were warned. Don't say you weren't.)
  4. elwood

    elwood Patron with Honors

    Son of a bitch!!!
  5. Mimsey Borogrove

    Mimsey Borogrove Crusader

    The Bill Maher interview was interesting, his pronouncing theetans - ehh. But he was knowledgeable on Scientology - and he makes no bones about it needing to be shut down. I thought Bill's question about the cosmology of scientology - it's origin - went awry when Lawrence went off on the kookie Xenu story, rather than the duller - we're all infinite spiritual beings business, which perhaps was a better move on his part - who but a scio would know the difference? Of course, that lead Bill to bring up the point that most religions make no bones about their basis, and tell you upfront, but nooo, Scientology leads you up the path to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars before you find it out.

    V Good interview all in all. It should be on youtube soon.

  6. HappyGirl

    HappyGirl Gold Meritorious Patron

    I searched my TV for this but couldn't find it. It must be on a channel I don't get. I was hoping someone would put up a link to it.

    Thank you!
  7. Techless

    Techless Patron Meritorious

    It's on HBO, now again actually, and will be throughout the week as usual repeats of the show. Sorry, I don't think there are 'links' to TV/cable channels, other
    than the channels own websites.

    Rest assured, it'll be on YToob soon....
  8. Techless

    Techless Patron Meritorious

    I'm not sure why Larry got mixed up on the DC8 thing? He said DC5s...

    What? Now I'm all F-ed up, I had first class seats on the DC8, now maybe, I'm not so sure...?!?!

    Also not sure about the "false" pictures of Jesus Christ....75 million years ago. (on some OTIII versions out there)

    Maybe I did EP after all- ah shit, I just as-ised the refrigerator - gotta go
  9. Techless

    Techless Patron Meritorious

    Ah geez, if you As-is the left side of your brain, does that mean your whole Right side will disappear?

    It's too late and I'm wide friggin awake-

    I'll try and refrain from here
  10. Mimsey Borogrove

    Mimsey Borogrove Crusader

    There's a TED video of some shrink who had a seizure on one half of her brain. The logical side was gone. When she had the stroke, she saw the need to call 911 but couldn't figure out how to dial the phone. I wish I had a link to it - it's a fascinating lecture.


  11. If you go to Tony Ortega's website, go into the major article, and then below that he has the HBO Bill Mahr interview.

  12. imSPecial

    imSPecial Patron with Honors

    :surrender: please excuse the sidetrack. since you brought this up mimsey...just wanted to mention neurologist oliver sacks' book the man who mistook his wife for a hat. full of short case studies like the one you mention. fascinating stuff, if you're interested in that kind of thing. i am. hemispatial neglect syndrome is bizarrely tragic, too.
  13. imSPecial

    imSPecial Patron with Honors

    great interview. bill maher, meh, you like him or you don't but lawrence wright is great at delivering his message.