After several delays, Grand Theft Auto V was pushed back to September 17, and Rockstar arguably rubbed it in yesterday by releasing this video—an utterly bizarre Scientology parody that advertises a made-up religion called the Epsilon Program.
If there's a purpose to it all, it's that we see a few places that will be in the game, including a lighthouse and what looks to be a California mountain range. But, otherwise, this is typically broad GTA humor. (Think the Meat Stack sandwich at Burger Shots, or, better yet, the talk radio parodies from GTA IV.) Scientology is the easiest of targets.
Still, I couldn't help but laugh when the Epsilon Program laid out its "core tenets." Including...
The world is only 157 years old.
Dinosaus don't exist.
SPERM doesn't exist.
And, in the most direct nod to Scientology, the belief that those with birthmarks are descended from aliens.