The blogosphere is abuzz with the suggestion that Organic Liaison - the diet plan of Kirstie Alley, who is also a well known Scientologist - is a "Scientologist front." Arguments include everything from the number of Scientologists involved with Organic Liaison to the fact that the product was discussed on Oprah Winfrey, who "has devoted a massive amount of time to Alley or Scientologists like Cruise and Travolta." (Folks, she's a talk show host. She devotes a lot of time to a lot of people.)
My question is: does it matter? If it works, then it works. If it doesn't, then it doesn't, irregardless of whether Scientology is involved.
"But Scientology is quackery," critics will shout. Again, how is it relevant here? Are you seriously implying that once someone joins Scientology, they can never have are intelligent thought ever again? It's sort of like implying that Creationists are never able to cook, or understand math, or anything else.
Many have also suggested that her diet is taking a lot of cues from Scientology's Purification Rundown, which is about cleansing, rather than weight loss. Again, if Alley's diet helps with weight, why does it matter what it might also resemble?
If you're considering diet products, forget Scientology and just evaluate the products. Let Alley's diet plan succeed or fail on its own merits rather than turning every facet of this woman's life into a Scientology debate.