Leaked Scientology Sermon Reveals Plans To Recruit Real Life 'Obi-Wan Kenobis'

While many religions take to the streets to preach their scriptures, Scientology is relatively hush hush about what it teaches.

As such, we rely on the odd leaked sermon here or there to grant us a bit more insight into the church, founded by science fiction author L. Ron Hubbard.

Luckily, Tony Ortega dedicates a lot of time and effort to uncovering the secrets of the religion through his blog, The Underground Bunker.

The latest video shared by the journalist was recorded at a secret meeting in Athens, Greece, last month. In it, 'preacher' Michael Chan reveals some of the beliefs of the religion, as well as highlighting the importance of recruiting 'Obi Wan Kenobis'.

Chan tells the audience that they each used to be gods of their own universes trillions of years ago, but as a result of boredom, they ultimately ended up trapped on earth.

He said: "Early on the track you had your own home universe and you could create anything at will you wanted to.

"But you got a little bit bored - imagine being born into a life where anything you did became true.

"You're shooting basketball a hundred foot away, nothing but net every time. You go fishing and only get big fish.

"At some point you got a little bit bored, it would be like Michael Jordan playing basketball with five-year-olds... So at some point you decide to join universe with other spiritual beings to have someone to play with."

Unfortunately, a rebellion soon followed and the gods, or 'thetans', were banished to earth, where they were imprisoned in human bodies, Chan explains.

So that's the whole, 'how did we get here?' question cleared up.

In a further grave development, the less powerful thetans are now taking over and Scientology must find powerful thetans, or 'Obi-Wan Kenobis', to redress the balance. Again, not my opinion - Chan's.

He said: "So 5,000 years ago, in the times of ancient Greece and ancient Egypt, when there were only 85 million bodies, with billions and billions of 'thetans', only the most able 'thetans' were able to get a body.

"And this is how you would have seven-year-olds in Sparta going out on their own and surviving - because everyone was very powerful at the time.

"This is how the slaves of Egypt built the pyramids. The slaves 5,000 years ago were more able than the kings today.

"So as the bodies have sex and there's more bodies, and now as we're pushing eight billion bodies, much less able 'thetans' are now getting into bodies - and now you have the mess we have now.

Chan offered some revealing insights about the Church of Scientology. Credit: PA
Chan offered some revealing insights about the Church of Scientology. Credit: PA

"This is why it's so important for our IdealOrg strategy, when we are looking for these players on our planet, now 7.7 billion people, [sic] at one or two first starts a week - [sic] we are never going to find these people.

"Because Obi-Wan Kenobi and their like is on this planet - and we must find them."

That is a lot to digest. I feel like I've just had five pints of Guinness and a bucket of porridge.

To add another big fat dollop of befuddlement to the mind-boggle meal, Mr Ortega believes Chan isn't being entirely metaphorical about the Obi-Wan Kenobi thing.

Speaking to The Sun, he said: "This video is significant because Scientologists are not supposed to talk about specifics of Scientology even to other Scientologists - it's called verbal data.

"The founder Ron L Hubbard was very smart that way because he knew that if people talked about Scientology it would just sound crazy - so people only talk about it in very vague terms.

"The only person who has been talking about these wild and crazy ideas is Michael Chan, who is the nearest thing to a preacher they have - he goes around the world, to city after city to get Scientologists amped up and ultimately give more money.

"He keeps using the example of Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars and I think he was only partially using it metaphorically - he really seems to think Obi-Wan Kenobi is out there."

If you're really serious about this Chan, he was last seen in a galaxy far, far away. Try there.

Featured Image Credit: Tony Ortega/The Underground Bunker

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