Clears and OT Levels and Xenu, Oh My!

Actor and former Scientologist Jason Beghe is the star of a new YouTube video that features him speaking out against his previous religion. We don’t have our handy Scientology lingo handbook nearby, so it’s a bit difficult to understand what he’s talking about; however, it’s fairly obvious that the guy is going to need about 100 new bodyguards to prevent a mysterious “suicide.”

Click through for the video (some language NSFW).


Apr 14, 2008 · posted by Whitney · Link · 22 Responses
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Comments (22)

No. 1 Alice says:

Whitney, make sure Cord reads this post!!!

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 4:49 pm
No. 2 jujubees says:

I think anytime there is a scientology post I think there should also be some kind of quick index to translate what the hell they are talking about.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 5:24 pm
No. 3 stopthemadness says:

i actually googled “ot” it stands for operating thetan. apparently OT VIII is the highest level one can reach.

did you hear that?

that’s the sound of me killing myself in the face.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 6:15 pm
No. 4 kat says:

Okay, is it just me or did he look & sound like Tommy Girl when he laughed around 2:30?

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 6:31 pm
No. 5 explanation says:

once you reach the level of “clear” in scientology you are supposed to have gotten rid of such petty things as migraine. An “OT8″ (=operating thetan 8 may be translated to english as “an independent, acting soul/individual, level 8″) on the other hand is a much higher level. He’s talking about OT8s having headaches. This should be impossible because they are far above “Clear”.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 6:42 pm
No. 6 Anonymous says:

I hope this isn’t the last high-profile defection we hear of.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 6:46 pm
No. 7 waterbird says:

i’m so happy stuck in my theta trap.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 7:03 pm
No. 8 Joseph says:

I think that Jason Beghe would be great in Mission Impossible 4!!! I am very impressed with the fact that he would take a stand like this!!

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 7:07 pm
No. 9 anonyperson says:

OT= Operating Thetan. Thetan supposedly means spirit. An OT 8 is a super duper powerful being that can “handle” anything and anybody (or create any reality in new agespeak). They are beyond “clear.” They are supposed to be free of all illness and unhappiness. (hahahaha)

An engram is akin to an unconscious psychological picture. Source or all illness and misfortune.

Clear is when you have no more engrams, so you have no more “reactive mind” another word for engram. Clears are happyhappyhappy people who don’t get colds and migraines.

tl: dr version. A whole lot of magical wishful thinking.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 7:11 pm
No. 10 stopthemadness says:

thanks for the explanation, y’all. saved me the trouble of having to figure it out for myself.

it all sounds very kooky to me.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 7:13 pm
No. 11 Joe says:

Educate yourself, the TRUTH is FREE at

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 7:21 pm
No. 12 goldend says:

monkey shines!!

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 7:36 pm
No. 13 anony-j says:

Brave man is brave. He just gained a crapload of new fans.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 8:18 pm
No. 14 saddy-pants says:

Shocking that it has members. Shocking. How desperate are people? And for the record, I am offended that the Church Of Scientology is advertising on Mollygood, if anyone @ MG gives a shit.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 8:43 pm
No. 15 blah says:

Why do they have to have the crazy lingo? What’s the deal with OT, engram, pre-clear, or thetan? It makes it sound as if they are thier own cult or something. Wait……

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 9:02 pm
No. 16 ann sext says:

Spectacular. Wish Jason was lit a little better. And maybe shirtless.

Can’t wait to hear more of his inside dirt and to read of the fallout over his defection and the others (I hope) who gain courage to speak out too.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 9:29 pm
No. 17 jujubees says:

If I ever memorize this shit then someone please deprogram my ass. This is some D&D talk but with a whole lot of crazy thrown in.

Posted: Apr 14, 2008 at 10:19 pm
No. 18 What is Scientology says:

More videos like this here:

Posted: Apr 15, 2008 at 5:06 am
No. 19 Anon says:

S’up Davey boy? you feelin’ the downstat?

You can keep Tommy he does our cause more good being in than out, THIS guy however, well listen up, this is how you make a promotional video…oh and good luck with having to recall all the promo and inhouse crap that Jason did the voiceovers for.

Busy week Davey boy, busy, busy.

Posted: Apr 15, 2008 at 9:02 am
No. 20 anonymousofcourse says:

Jason: he gets mad at the cult and doesn’t afraid of anything!

Pleeeeeeeease, let there be more defections from the cult Andrew Morton calls fascistic, vengeful, and authoritarian. AND IMHO he’s absolutely right.

Posted: Apr 15, 2008 at 12:37 pm
No. 21 altuser100 says:

Why do they have to have the crazy lingo? What???s the deal with OT, engram, pre-clear, or thetan? It makes it sound as if they are thier own cult or something. Wait??????

Imagine how bizarre Christian lexicon must have seemed
Holy Trinity
It’s all crazy lingo when it’s first made up by someone.

Posted: Apr 15, 2008 at 4:56 pm
No. 22 economics says:

So sad that people need religion and cults. He is weak but now he may be stronger. Barack is week to need White to BRING him to christianity. The daft polygamist women who let men rape thier children for jesus need to go to prison for 20 years. Religion is for the delusional. Spirituality without membership is where it’s at. There is no one to idealize. One must live frightened, and regulate the reality that this may well be an accident, we die, we turn to atoms, and that’s it. Yea, smoke a fat dubie on that one! Cowards! Get some balls!

Posted: Apr 15, 2008 at 5:09 pm
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