Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Loonies Descend on Haiti

A "wealthy donor" paid to send a planeload of Scientology faith-healers to Haiti. These yellow-shirted volunteers are going around "helping" people by giving them magic Scientology touches.

To be fair, the plane also included 50 Haitian-American doctors, and presumably these people don't heal by means of cult nonsense handed down by a lunatic science fiction writer who believed that a galactic space tyrant created humanity by chaining energy beings to a volcano and exploding them with nuclear weapons (this being the bedrock of Scientological theology).

I'll let them explain their methods:
"We're trained as volunteer ministers, we use a process called 'assist' to follow the nervous system to reconnect the main points, to bring back communication"

"When you get a sudden shock to a part of your body the energy gets stuck, so we re-establish communication within the body by touching people through their clothes, and asking people to feel the touch."

Some doctors at the hospital are skeptical.  One US doctor, who asked not to be named, snorted: "I didn't know touching could heal gangrene."

When asked what the Scientologists are doing here, another doctor said: "I don't know."
Do you care? "Not really," she said, wheeling an unconscious patient out of the operating room to join hundreds of others in the hospital's sunny courtyard.

SMH... Scientologists in Haiti are like drunk uncles at your family reunion.  They're inebriated, yes, but as long as they stay out of the foreground, they're allowed to coexist among normal adults (in this case, trained physicians).

[Link: BoingBoing]

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1 comment:

anuavhad said...

hahaha great picture