Sunday, January 24, 2010

As If The Haitians Haven't Suffered Enough

The Scientologists are invading. Per Newser:

Any Haitians who feel a lack of L. Ron Hubbard's teachings in their lives are in luck. A 168-seater plane chartered by the Church of Scientology left for Haiti last night carrying medics, and some 80 volunteer ministers who will assist the injured with Scientology techniques and "spiritual first aid," said a statement from the organization. The mission is apparently being funded by Scientologist John Travolta. "I have arranged for a plane to take down some volunteer ministers, supplies and medics," said the actor.

Geez. So much for all that aid cash that folks have been donating. By the time Hubbard's disciples are through, they will have had at least half of it completely blown on auditing sessions.

1 comment:

Mark of the Vineyard said...

This left me curious. Do Catholic apostolates geared towards works of mercy have an obligatory exterior evangelical component? For example, say there is a Catholic group that goes around the city at night and gives food to the homeless. Is it just about giving out food and listening (if they need some one to talk to), or is inviting those homeless to pray with you something obligatory?