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'That '70s Show' Actor Candidly Explains What It's Like To Be A Scientologist

Danny Masterson (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
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Just last month a damning Scientology documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, giving us a rare inside look into the secretive religion. While we've been seeing a good deal of criticism on Scientology in the news, That '70s Show actor Danny Masterson, who's been a devout Scientologist since he was young, gives a glimpse into what it's like practicing the religion and addresses the controversy surrounding it in a new interview.

Speaking to Paper magazine, the actor and DJ asks if a documentary where filmmakers interview a scant number of people hating Judaism would ever fly at Sundance in reference to the Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief doc getting screened at the film festival. He goes into his love for L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics, how Scientologists view Hubbard (not as a messiah but more as a philosopher), the annoying questions he gets asked by non-believers, that he thinks it's lame filmmaker Paul Haggis left the church over gay marriage rights because they're not against gay rights ("I mean, dude, there's a fucking ton of gay Scientologists," he says), and his hatred for psychiatry. You can read the entire interview here.

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