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Jerry Seinfeld Speaks to Rumors That He Once Practiced Scientology

Jerry Seinfeld Speaks to Rumors That He Once Practiced Scientology

Jerry Seinfeld made an appearance on Marc Maron‘s WTF podcast this week, and Marc asked him directly about the rumors that he was one a practicing Scientologist.

“Why does everyone say you were a Scientologist once?” Marc asked the famous comedian.

“I did do a course in Scientology in, like, 1975,” Jerry responded. “I found it very interesting, but I never pursued it.”

He did say he found the “emphasis on ethical behavior” fascinating, but he also didn’t like the aspect of “avoiding negative people.”

He had previously spoken about the Scientology rumors in 2008 to Parade, saying, “Believe it or not…it’s extremely intellectual and clinical in its approach to problem-solving, which really appealed to me. It was very helpful. I took a couple of courses. One of them was in communication, and I learned some things about communication that really got my act going….They have a lot of very good technology. That’s what really appealed to me about it. It’s not faith-based. It’s all technology. And I’m obsessed with technology.”

Find out which other celebrity formerly took part in the church of Scientology.

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