So Will and Jada Smith believe in some ‘battlestar galactica’ stuff in their religion? Well, that’s what Martin Bashir of ‘Nightline’ was trying to find out with his interview with Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis this weekend.
During the interview, Bashir asked spokesman Davis about their beliefs. “Do you believe that the Galactic Emperor called Xenu brought his people to earth 75 million years ago and buried them in volcanoes?” Davis was offended by the question and called it “Martin, I’m not going to discuss the disgusting perversions of Scientology beliefs that can be found out commonly on the Internet and be put in the position of talking about things that … talking about things that are so fundamentally offensive to Scientologists to discuss”.
Nightline interviewer Martin Bashir continued to press the issue and Davis threatened to leave the show with “I’m going to stop you, if you’re going to ask me that question again and you’re going to repeat things about volcanoes and this kind of thing and so on and so forth, I will stand up and walk out, Martin.”
Oh but Martin was persistent and continued on more time but this may have been the last straw for Tommy Davis. As Martin tried one third time to get answers to his questions this is what happens next: Scientology spokesman Davis rips off his microphone and gets up and walks off the interview.
What is so hard for these ‘scientologists’ to tell the truth about what their religion really stands for. Why did Tommy Davis get so offended. If a person is really confident about their beliefs, there should be no reason to get so upset.
So what is it really that attracts celebrities to Scientology? If people are bringing up fairytale and space adventures to find what this really means, then maybe this religion is suspect in many ways.