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Super Bowl Scientology Ad Was Not What We Thought

Super Bowl Scientology ad only timed for major cities

The Super Bowl had a lot of specific ads, but the Scientology ad was not actually one of them.

According to the Business Insider, The Church of Scientology ran an ad in several major cities including New York and Los Angeles during the Super Bowl. As such, most of the nation thinks Scientology had really bought a Super Bowl ad.

An ad for the Church of Scientology appeared shortly after the Super Bowl went into halftime around 8 pm during the Super Bowl. The ad is part of the Church of Scientology’s “Knowledge” campaign, and was not a part of the Super Bowl ads.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, this came shortly after L. Ron Hubbard’s great grandson accused the Church of Scientology of “brainwashing.”

The 30-second Scientology ad began:

“To the curious. The inquisitive. The seekers of knowledge. To the ones who just wanna know. About life. About the universe. About yourself. Not cute questions. Big questions, ones that matter. To the rebels, the artists, the free thinkers and the innovators. Who care less about labels and more about truth. Who believe non-conformity is more than a bumper sticker.”

Although the Scientology ad ran during the Super Bowl, the Scientology “Knowledge” ad is over a month old and was uploaded December 18 to the official Scientology YouTube channel, posted below.

This is the second time recently that a Scientology ad has broken into the mainstream media, and this time it just happened to be timed for the Super Bowl in major cities.

In January, the Atlantic had posted sponsored content by the Church of Scientology about how the church’s leader, David Miscavige, had led it to its best year yet. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the advertisement was denounced by readers, and the Atlantic quickly removed it after the ensuing backlash.

Do you think the Church of Scientology did the right thing airing their “Knowledge” ad during the Super Bowl?

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50 Responses to “Super Bowl Scientology Ad Was Not What We Thought”

  1. Larry M. Monroe

    What is the controversy? People might be exposed to Knowledge – instead of more beer or car ads? People might be asked to think – during a football game. If this is a problem – we could use more of that type of problemo in today's society.

  2. Jim Ross Meskimen

    Of course it's appropriate. Are video games, beer and cars the only things worthy of discussion in a modern society? Or boobies selling video games, beer and cars?

  3. Larry M. Monroe

    What is the controversy? People might be exposed to Knowledge – instead of more beer or car ads? People might be asked to think – during a football game. If this is a problem – we could use more of that type of problemo in today's society.

  4. Bhanu Vikram

    Scientology ads are appropriate no matter what occasion. They are there to put life into things – the real type of "life".

  5. Josee Rondeau

    Of course it is absolutely refreshing to see an ad which shows interest in the many human souls who are watching the Superbowl. It's a mutual interest, I'd say.

  6. Gilda Russo

    It is essential that people take real decisions for their lives, this requires accurate knowledge of the information source. Scientology is a science, with testable and measurable results. It's up to each person to make the decision. Place an advertisement about Scientology always a good thing.

  7. Josh Robert Thompson

    After all, they do have a BUSINESS to promote don't they?

  8. Mike Kaplan

    There were some very cool commercials during the SB and the Scientology one was one of them.

  9. Roberto Naya

    Great ad and so true. The free thinkers will understand it! Only.. I don't know who wouldn't want others to have the freedom to think , to look and understand things.

  10. Ludwig Bouwer

    Why not? It's such a hot topic – a bit of real, first-hand information is very welcome.

  11. Roberto Naya

    Great ad !! So true . Thats the guys we want to help the free thinking crowd.

  12. Jose Luis Melendez

    That last line, "the one thing that's true is what's true for you", is redeeming. We live in a dumbed down society where people have been schooled not to think their own thoughts. A society ruined by their children being trained as soulless animals. Of course the ad has universal appeal. We need more ads like these and we need to be suspicious of deranged people who may oppose such a noble effort.

  13. Carmen Bartolo

    Dear Inquistr, Thanks for posting this video! An ad that says, "Take a look for yourself" and "Think for yourself" and "What's true, is what is true for you"–sounds good to me anytime during the Super Bowl or otherwise!

  14. Russ Gaurano

    It definitely aired in NY, just after end of the second quarter before the halftime show started! I would think everyone else would have seen it at the same time…

  15. Jonathan Paul Lloyd

    The artical does not have a point. The usual generalization. And it promotes the Church. The opinion of one little editor. Wonder what he's like? The Church Ad – Amazing! Must have been seen by millions! What can we say – people always want the truth!

  16. Jim Forte

    It is an awesome ad. I think the writers point was it was not MADE specifically for the Super Bowl, which it was not.

  17. Emily Roark

    You're questioning an ad about knowledge and whether or not it's appropriate??????
    I think it's time we had one!

  18. Kent McGregor

    It is more than appropriate, it is a refreshing shift from ads that are using our worse instincts to capture our attention. What could be wrong with asking questions that lead people to using the positive thoughts and interest?

  19. Richard Hall

    You ever get the feeling that whomever is running mainstream media is just a tad out of touch with what the current society actually wants to hear?

  20. Deb Schrock

    It was a great ad and very appropriate to run during the Super Bowl!

  21. Richard Reich

    It was a great ad and a nice break from the beer and Go Daddy commercials.

  22. Guy Zino

    Why on earth would it not be "appropriate"? What kind of a non-sequiter question is that? It was a great ad and a refereshing break from Beyonce thrusting her crotch around and watching beer and GoDaddy commercials.

  23. Dr-William Pollack

    It is an awesome ad. Let's see, Think for yourself, look for yourself, make up your own mind. What's true for you is true for you. Sounds really good to me!

  24. Dr-William Pollack

    It is an awesome ad. Let's see, Think for yourself, look for yourself, make up your own mind. What's true for you is true for you. Sounds really good to me!

  25. Judy Scheuer

    Someone is really reaching to create controversy here. Give me a break. What's wrong with it? It's an ad. Ads run on TV. During the Super Bowl. And the problem? Get a life!

  26. Karen Kettner

    I was amazed at how much sexual content in the other ads. I liked the scientology ad.

  27. Darlene Cummings Pinkerton

    I agree…Did they run it in San Diego? I didn't see it.

  28. Rosie Freihoff

    Of course! Knowledge and answers to life's questions are more important for people than beer and cookies and video games and cars and chips….. more knowledge will make a big positive change in this world!

  29. Ben Brown

    You know, it was one of the more refreshing ads during the Super Bowl. Instead of beer, cars and electronics, it was promoting using reason and making up one's mind. We need a lot more ads like that!

  30. Ben Brown

    You know, it was one of the more refreshing ads during the Super Bowl. Instead of beer, cars and electronics, it was promoting using reason and making up one's mind. We need a lot more ads like that!