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Nova Religio. 2015; 19249–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2015.19.2.49
Published: 01 November 2015
... consumerism is undermined by the portrayal of J. R. “Bob” Dobbs, the salesman messiah, based (partly) on L. Ron Hubbard, and the science fictions trappings of the extraterrestrial conspiracy. It is argued that humor is the key to making sense of the Church, as it integrates the bad taste, shock value, and...