edit: And most people in the religion are told these are lies used to discredit the religion. It's only after many years, and much money, that you are allowed to read the inner books. By then you're so brainwashed, you think Bush is smart.
Wouldnt that be the ultimate bitch?
Some poor schmuck spends his life and fortune persuing the highest plateau of this religion, then when they finally allow him into the inner most circle of it, they all jump out and "SURPRISE! Its all just a joke dude!"