You’re locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what’s in the room.
This one’s an easy one for me, and I’m sure I’ll cop a lot of shit over but I DON’T CARE!!!
The thing I fear being locked in a room with is actually two people and a figurehead. These three people, honestly, scare the fucking shit out of me. Just thinking of being in a locked room with them is giving me goosebumps.
So who are these people; David Miscavige, Adolf Hitler, and the Pope(any pope in Catholic History). Two are heads of the two most dangerous Cults of the 20th and 21st Centuries and the third is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, Orator of our era.
Imagine a fraud with a couple of billion followers, a conman who is the head of the most dangerous Secret police of modern times, and someone with the oratorical skill of Hitler putting all their skills and talents behind either Catholicism or Scientology! If that thought doesn’t send shivers down your spine, check if you have a heartbeat!
First, we have a man who has the documented ability to brainwash groups of people with nothing more than the power of his voice.For god sake, he convinced an entire country, not even his country of birth, to go to war with the entire world.
Secondly, there is the only man whom, I think, would make the German Stasi blush with the crimes that he has, reputedly committed and had committed in his name and the name of his cult.
Although, to be fair, it is unkind to all cults, including the five major religions to call Scientology a cult. The original, and true meaning of the word cult is; “To worship”, nothing more, nothing less. And by that very definition all faiths are cults.
And finally, we have the officeholder of the office of the pope. The person who’s word are listened to with a rapture bordering upon worship by billions around the world. The man who has the ear of the Ten or Twenty most powerful world leaders.
Even with the wonderful decline that Scientology has suffered in the last ten years. If those three were alive at the same time in history (Hitler is dead, ya know), the world would witness the greatest religious army to ever walk the earth with a general who’s psychosis is only second hitler’s, and the blindly followed dogma of a mythically created 2000 yr old religion and you have a recipe for religious fanaticism that would make an Islamic extremist weep for joy at.
Yes; It may be an irrational fear as the scenario as written could never happen but that makes it no less valid as a fear and, as a writer, I believe that it is through the written word and the ability to make people question and to think about such issues that such a grouping of such evil could never take place.