Beck May Have Won Two Grammys But He Is Still A Scientologist

Written by | February 15, 2015 0:08 | 4 responses

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After the Grammys, Kanye was all the attraction because of his action and crazy rants, and people even questioned his mental state, but what about Beck? I stumbled on this new interview of actor Danny Masterson published by Papermag, and the connection? Masterson is a scientologist, the interview is about scientology and Beck is also a famous scientologist… I can’t stop reading when people talk about this crazy cult, and the interview is absolutely revealing how brainwashed, insane, or dumb these people are,… and I thought, is Beck thinking the same thing? Probably! To my great despair because I like his music and it’s very difficult to imagine it is coming from such an ignorant mind…

Papermag was interviewing Masterson because of the upcoming release of the HBO documentary ‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief’ (I can’t wait), which has already premiered at Sundance. But Masterson thinks the documentary ‘interviewed eight people who hate Scientology’, and he ponders ‘I wonder if Sundance would allow a documentary of, like, eight people who hate Judaism’… Is it such an unfair and stupid comparison, does he know there are entire organizations which mobilize against Scientology in order to denounce the abuse and the isolation in which members of the church are maintained? This is the purpose of this movie and to compare the participants to anti-Semitics is very idiotic. But it gets worst, he actually believes the book, which the documentary is based on, was not published in England and in Canada because ‘the libel laws are so much stricter than in the US’… Really? Has he even heard about the endless lawsuits involving Scientology? Does he know that HBO has hired 160 lawyers to make this movie, because, of course, they expect a backlash!

And then he describes scientology as a ‘college of the mind’, and ‘Dianetics’, the Ron L. Hubbard book which basically brings answers to everything, as ‘an unbelievably not-easy book to read because it was written by somebody with a much bigger vocabulary than most of us’… The whole interview is a series of inanities, talking about Hubbard’s bullshit pseudo-philosophy with a large dose of empty thoughts,‘Oh my god, I’m so thirsty. OK cool, go drink water. That’s your solution’. How can these people be so ignorant of… everything?

‘Hubbard figured a way to get rid of the reactive mind so it doesn’t affect you and it doesn’t fucking take over your life.’

‘The word Scientology means the study of knowledge. So there’s nothing else to it.’

So why is it called a religion? The answer is well-known, it was to escape the IRS. This is striking how scientologists, when they speak about their religion, never reveal anything about it, and just come up with extremely trite sentences. I am starting to believe that ‘Dianetics’ is the only book that Masterson, like many scientologists, has ever read. I bet he didn’t even read Ron Hubbard’s Wikipedia entry otherwise he would know that Hubbard was a pathological liar, a failed scientist who was flunked out of college, and basically a crook.

So does Beck agree with all these things that Masterson is talking about? Probably! We all know he is a scientologist but he has always avoided talking about it, and being in the spotlight as a celebrity scientologist. ‘If you interview Beck Hansen you will probably be monitored and may have to agree not to discuss his controversial personal life’ says this webpage ‘A guide to Beck and Scientology for journalists and fans’. Everything they say there is very damaging for the indie songwriter and the cult name was thrown at everyone’s face celebrating Beck’s victory at the Grammys… This is fair game, this is always in the back of my mind when I listen to him… but again Prince, who presented the Grammy to Beck, is a Jehovah’s witness.

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4 Responses to “Beck May Have Won Two Grammys But He Is Still A Scientologist”

  1. Anna

    With all due respect Alyson Camus, did you research even one, just one artical on say..Beck Hansen and Scientology? Clearly you did not. Had you done that, (you can google those very terms) you would find that this is something one side of his family follows, the other half are Presbyterian. He says does follow Scientology and has read some books on subject, but he makes up his own mind about it. Not at all what your article inferred. I just love when people insinuate things without one single SHRED of information to support what they are implying. I mean i simply googled two terms. His name and Scientology. Several options came up. In fact theres no “agreement” stating he cant talk about scientology. In fact he states thats usually the final thing interviewers usually ask him in interviews. So not only are your claims unfounded. But they are completely FALSE. I suppose the term “probably not” should have tipped me off. Oh and your article, or more acurrately, your post, is full of grammatical errors. You can google that too sweetie if you arent sure of what those are..you know, like you should have done with your facts? Guess anyone can post whatever these days with a cheap graphic and call it writing…sighs.

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    • Alyson

      His wife is Marissa Ribisi, a scientologist, and her brother Giovanni is a die-hard scientologist, so it’s pretty much the end of the story. Don’t use this condescending sweetie with me, I know about research! This is what Beck said in an interview:
      ‘Scientology has helped me recently. And Marissa too. A lot of people think of it as a religion, and sometimes they have trouble getting their heads around something that doesn’t involve a deity. And I think if someone is making a judgment when they don’t really have firsthand experience, it’s intolerant, which to me is kind of insidious.’

      He obviously doesn’t know what he is talking about, scientology is not like yoga.

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  2. Preston

    I realize this was written back in 2015, but I have to partially agree with Anna. This post read as an opinion piece and focused on Danny Masterson. It in no way read as a news article on Beck or in any way offered any information on him or his beliefs other than maybe 1 or 2 fluff lines. It seems like using Beck’s name was solely a clickbait tactic.

    I have been obsessively devouring all the recent scientology documentaries and have been, for obvious reasons, completely appalled by what I have learned. I knew Beck is a scientologist or at least grew up in it, and I came here hoping, mainly, to find out if he believes it or not. Instead, I learned about Danny Masterson. I understand that you say you did research, I just wish this misfiled opinion piece had highlighted more Beck related information or had been titled more accurately. Clickbait does not eqyal journalism.

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  3. James

    Listen i have the book Dianetics Does it make me a Scientologist? I think not. because i’m not. leave the guy alone whatever works for for as long as it does not hurt anyone else.

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