‘THAT ’70S SHOW’ STAR CLEARS UP MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SCIENTOLOGY
Former That ’70s Show star Danny Masterson is tired of people bashing his “religious philosophy” as a Scientologist. The actor discusses his faith in the new issue of Paper magazine while discussing the new documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, inspired by a book by Lawrence Wright.
Danny tells the magazine, “I heard about that documentary; the documentary where they interviewed eight people who hate Scientology. Should be pretty interesting. I wonder if Sundance would allow a documentary of, like, eight people who hate Judaism. But you know, my religion’s fair game, I guess, ’cause it’s new. There’s basically like 200 lies in the book and so therefore he couldn’t even publish that book.” He goes on to discuss why Scientology is against psychiatry saying, “You will not find a Scientologist who does not f***ing hate psychiatrists. Because their solution for mental and spiritual problems is drugs. So let’s talk about putting a Band-Aid on something that’s just going to get worse and worse and worse. Scientology handles those things, those mental problems that people have. It gets rid of them. It gets rid of them by that person doing it for themselves. That’s the solution to depression, not f***in’ Prozac and whatever other pill that makes the kid then walk into a goddamn school and kill other kids.”
- The 38-year-old concludes by saying, “I haven’t had a conversation like this about my philosophy — I don’t think ever. But I love doing it and have no problem doing it. I work, I have a family and I’m a spiritual being who likes to understand why things happen in the world and want to learn more so that I can have them not affect me adversely. So if that’s weird, then, well, you can go f*** yourself.”