Can anyone explain to me why Easter, traditionally associated with rabbits, has a traditon of hiding eggs? As far as I know, rabbits don't lay eggs!
Well, nevermind! It's not that important, but it is curious just how silly people are prepared to get in the name of religion.
And it is the silly season! From Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, to the latest Gospel of Judas hype, the world is going crazy, falling over backwards to ensure that we believe in anything so long as it isn't remotely sane or rational! Conspiracy theories are always more entertaining than just plain vanilla Christianity.
Take Tom Cruise! Well, would somebody take him? Anywhere at all will do. But Scientology is crazy--fruit-loop crazy. The thought of reincarnations of Cruise, minus engrams, is too painful to contemplate.
Scientologists believe that the ultimate goal is to realize one's true nature as an immortal spirit, a thetan. The path to salvation, or enlightenment, includes achieving states of increasingly greater mental awareness--Pre-Clear, Clear, and ultimately Operating Thetan. An Operating Thetan is a spirit who can control matter, energy, space, time, thought, and life. Practitioners ("Auditors") are regarded as ministers and counselors who assist others to achieve self-enlightenment. Auditors help others to identify their prebirth, current, and past-life disturbances, which are obstacles to happiness and spiritual enlightenment.
There's a Boycott Mission Impossible 3 site on the web, I believe! Sign me up!
Who said that the resurrection was difficult to believe?