A 'South Park' episode from 2005 perfectly explains Scientology's unbelievable theory of how the world began
One of the biggest is Scientologists' answer to how the universe began and the secret of life. The incredible story that Scientologists believe involves a galactic overlord by the name of Xenu, a volcano, and souls that attach themselves to newborn babies.
The story may sound familiar, either for those who have studied Scientology or viewers of "South Park."
Back in 2005, the creators of the Comedy Central show told the same story in their famous episode, “Trapped in the Closet.”
Here's what Scientologists believe.
75 million years ago, there was a galactic federation of planets ruled by Lord Xenu.
"Trapped in the Closet" was written and directed by "South Park" co-creator Trey Parker, and led to the show taking a lot of heat as Comedy Central delayed its airing allegedly in fear that Tom Cruise or the church would turn to litigation against the network. (The network and Cruise's reps have denied this.)
Isaac Hayes, the voice of Chef on the show and also a Scientologist, quit the show once he learned what the episode would be about.
The Church of Scientology has not denied the stories of its beliefs, and L.Ron Hubbard even gives a narration of the tale in "Going Clear" via a past recording.
"Going Clear" airs on HBO March 29.
Here’s the full clip from the "South Park" episode.
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