Ah, gotta love the Census ! The ABC reports that according to 2011 Census data, a grand total of 2,163 Australians still called themselves Scientologists.
It’s probably fair to say that more people use the toilets at Southern Cross train station on any given Monday morning than there are brainwashed Scientology bots left in the country. Good on you, Australians, and good riddance. How about Scientology’s tax status in this country, by the way ? As far as I can see, Scientology over here is still allowed to hide behind the “Advancement of Religion” clause.
I am considering founding my own religion, the “Worshippers of the toilets of Southern Cross”, we will easily have more members than Scientology has in the whole of Australia on one busy bowel-moving Monday morning, and I will be writing to the Australian Tax Office stat, to collect the rich tax benefits for my advancement of religion.
Seriously, ATO, take these not even fringe lunatics off the tax exemption drip already.