Koppel: I'd like to begin, Mr. Miscavige, with, I guess, the kind of broad question that perhaps folks at home may be asking themselves right now. But let me be the guinea pig for a moment. See if you can explain to me why I would want to be a Scientologist.
"For a Scientologist, the final test of any knowledge he has gained is, 'did the data and the use of it in life actually improve conditions or didn't it?'"
What's interesting to me is that both of the leaders of Scientology, when they make their pitch for it, appeal exclusively to meeting the perceived needs of the individual. TRUTH drops COMPLETELY out of the picture! But of course many Christians tend to do the same thing. When asked why someone should believe in Jesus, most Christians appeal immediately to meeting some felt need of someone. But what do you do when there's someone like Ted Koppel who has no felt needs? What do you say? Miscavige is clueless in his response.