The Atlantic | Regarding an advertisement from the Church of Scientology that appeared on TheAtlantic.com on January 14

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We screwed up. It shouldn’t have taken a wave of constructive criticism — but it has — to alert us that we’ve made a mistake, possibly several mistakes. We now realize that as we explored new forms of digital advertising, we failed to update the policies that must govern the decisions we make along the way. It’s safe to say that we are thinking a lot more about these policies after running this ad than we did beforehand. In the meantime, we have decided to withdraw the ad until we figure all of this out. We remain committed to and enthusiastic about innovation in digital advertising, but acknowledge—sheepishly—that we got ahead of ourselves. We are sorry, and we’re working very hard to put things right.

‘If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past. If you lie, it becomes a part of your future.’

Another epic fail by Scientology Inc. Chairman David Miscavige. By trying to push his propaganda and lies on the public at large that the dwindling group of Scientology cult members so eagerly swallow up Miscavige and his Loyal Officers have managed to draw the ire and ridicule of most of the English reading world.

Whatever money you spent on The Atlantic ad has bought you an avalanche of bad publicity. The dollar amount of media impressions that this worldwide debacle is worth is inestimable.

I can’t see how David Miscavige is not an agent provocateur.

Carry on, Miscavige. You are your own worst enemy.

Or maybe not. What are you actual intentions, Miscavige?

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There’s an old theory in public relations that “all news is good news”. Perhaps that is true if you are a Hollywood starlet, but it’s not true in the case of religion or philosophy because they require establishing TRUST as a prerequisite to acceptance of the message.

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I have no malice or hate for anyone. I do want The Truth Revealed to the world about the slavery, human trafficking and other human rights violations of a vicious International Corporation. Stop #humantrafficking Stop Disconnection and Fair Game

One response to “The Atlantic | Regarding an advertisement from the Church of Scientology that appeared on TheAtlantic.com on January 14”

  1. Howard Roark says :

    David Miscavige – Supreme Leader of the Sea Organization

    Joseph Goebbels – Nazi Propaganda Minister

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