08/09/2012 12:15 pm ET Updated Oct 09, 2012

Daily Dot | How Scientology Resembles A Broken Role-playing Game

Over the past decade, Scientology's bizarre belief systems have become a matter of public record. Given all the controversy and pop culture jokes, it can be difficult to come up with a frame of reference to understand why the controversial organization has managed to survive for so long. (L. Ron Hubbard wrote the group's cornerstone text, Dianetics, in 1950.)

Oddly enough, in several ways, the closest system Scientology approaches is that of a broken role-playing game.