Could Scientology Make You A Better Programmer?

by Noah Gift

After recently coming across the secret Tom Cruise Scientology recruitment video, I was left wondering a few things. Could Scientology make you a better programmer?

Tom claims, "We are the way to happiness. We can bring peace and unite cultures.", and "We are experts on the mind". That sounds like a good recipe for just improving just about anything. I also noticed a lot of acronyms like KSW, and SP. He sounds like a programmer, maybe that is some new programming technique like agile programming, or extreme programming.

Tom also claimed, "When you're a Scientologist, and you drive by an accident, you know you have to do something about it, because you know you're the only one who can really help... ". I wonder if they are also good at debugging bad code? I would have loved to have heard something like, "When you're a Scientologist, and you see code that isn't tested, you know you have to write tests because you are the only one who can really help"?

Anyone else interested in seeing Tom Cruise back on Oprah's couch talking about the right way to Unit Test? I suppose we can only hope....


2008-01-24 11:06:46
You seem to be confusing someone who is in deep need of deprogramming with someone who writes code ... totally different animals ; )


an SP is a 'Suppressive Person' (basically an Infidel) and KSW is short for "Keeping Scientology Working" and is treated as Holy Writ. You can see the full text here (note the Domain):

2008-02-07 10:54:46
Thats funny! I like when authors use sarcasm. So many people do not even understand it let along use it.