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Posted by: DojoRat ( )
Date: January 24, 2012 03:15PM

Scientology!

After Sunday's football game (I'm late, I know) I was watching American Idol (Nothing else was on) and during maybe the first commercial break there was an ad for Scientology.

I live in NYC and though we had that I'm A Mormon billboard a few months ago ('cept I didn't get to see it -- boo) I'd never seen an I'm A Mormon commercial on TV, or even on the subway. And now Scientology?

Oh, dear, is all I can really say

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: January 24, 2012 03:20PM

also, the Catholics have their 'Come Home' thingee.

ah, the Power of Mass Media.

I guess... they might think the west is their Best Bet; in the Seattle media market, they're PAST the saturation point.

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Posted by: Stray Mutt ( )
Date: January 24, 2012 03:21PM


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Posted by: elee ( )
Date: January 24, 2012 03:25PM

They're running ads in Utah about Coming Home to Catholicism.

Must be rough all over.

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Posted by: jaredsotherbrother ( )
Date: January 24, 2012 03:25PM

Scientology commercials are far from new, going back to at least 2009. I seem to remember ads for Dianetics going back much further, but can't substantiate.

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Posted by: Itzpapalotl ( )
Date: January 24, 2012 05:00PM

I saw Dianetics ads in the 80's along with BoM ads during the afternoon cartoon commercial breaks. Both cults have been running ads for a long time.

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Posted by: Stray Mutt ( )
Date: January 24, 2012 07:31PM


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Posted by: enoughenoch19 ( )
Date: January 24, 2012 07:27PM

I'll bet the Dalai Lama has NOT purchased ad time for Super Bowl Sunday........

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Posted by: presbyterian ( )
Date: January 24, 2012 11:06PM

Scientology was first. They've been doing it for years. Some people say the Mormons copied the idea from the Scilons.

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Posted by: CA girl ( )
Date: January 26, 2012 10:27AM

Oh great, Mormonism is taking ideas from Scientology now?

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Posted by: Elohim ( )
Date: January 26, 2012 10:34AM

I wish the $cientologists would come up with a "meaty" commercial of their own all about the evil galactic emperor Xenu and how he's infected us all with body thetans - yes, all of us from the planet Teegeeak.

It's their own little temple endowment...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenu

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Posted by: summer kites ( )
Date: January 25, 2012 09:00AM

I saw that Scientology commercial during the football game.
I grew up in the New York area and as a kid in the 80's I remember seeing the mormon commercials. I had no idea what a mormon was. At the end of each commercial when a kid's voice would say "From the mormons", I didn't hear it right and thought they were saying "From N'Orleans". So I thought it was a church from New Orleans.

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Posted by: brett ( )
Date: January 25, 2012 01:46PM


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