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June 25, 2009

Scientologists launch new TV ads

They're back! Seems like its been awhile since Scientology hit the airwaves with a big push to find new members, and certainly not with ads as memorable (or ubiquitous) as the classic volcano-spewing Dianetics commercials from the 1980s. But behold, last night on CNN's Anderson Cooper, viewers saw a new ad offering ... The Truth. With voiceover seemingly lifted from Morpheus enticing Neo to take the red pill in "The Matrix," the ... um, "organization" has a trio of new spots out this month.  

Here's all three of the new ads (the first is the strongest) followed by the classic 1980s ad. And just in case watching those makes you tempted to take a free personality test at the Celebrity Centre, there's a parody ad at the bottom. Hail Xenu!

The classic 1980s ad...

And here's a parody ad from last year ...


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