Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Why does Scientology value celebrities over normal people?

I have wondered why they purposely recruit celebrities over average people. They have the Celebrity Centre in California where they wait on them hand and foot. Why are they so much better than the average person?

21 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    It is really expensive to go through all the levels in Scientology. I guess they would be interested in the celebs because they have that money to spend, plus, people might become interested in Scientology if they hear that a celeb they like is of that belief.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Money and recruiting power. The amount of cash they can derive from one celebrity is far greater than they can get from anybody else, for about the same recruiting cost, and once the Celeb is 'in', they can use the celebrity itself, or just the fact the celebrity is in the cult, as a recruitment tool. They are already well-established around Hollywood, so there is no need to branch out.

    And don't let anybody tell you that it is not true - what other religion has its own 'celebrity center'.

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  • 3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, like everyone above, $ is an issue, not everyone can afford the $200,000.

    However it is also the idea of arguement from athority. People often times look to celebrites they respect for view points on things they do not know much about (religion, politics) and therefore people will be more likely to choose/respect it if the right celebrities follow it. In reality, mostcelebrities are just as dumb as the everyday person and are not authorities on either subject matter.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think they recruit celebrities more because they think they are better...

    I think that the organization recognizes what a publicity steal it is when they have celebrities out there preaching "their" word. It's almost like a mainstream bandwagon thing... like the whole Madonna Kabbalah mania.

    The thing I hate about these pseudo-fanatic religions is the heavy promotion to me really makes it seem... less believable.

    But who am I to talk as I watch the Gospel Music Channel.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    They are a cash and marketing, er, cashcow. Scientology is enormous in America because it is the land of materialism and celebrity. Scientology uses cash and celebrity to make more cash and buy more lawyers.

  • 1 decade ago

    Money and That they are in the public eye so people supposedly look up to them, they apparently have a bigger influence over people

  • waggy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Celebrities = Money + notority - therefore that is so much more effective then your average Jo!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Celebrities are people like anyone else.

    It is just that since many celebs choose

    to follow other celebs, then they think that

    this is something worth doing.

  • Pr to get people to join plus they get alot of their funding from celeb's! And the celeberitys love all that worship!

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