Tom Cruise, Scientology Fundamentalist
Sure, it's creepy to watch the actor extol the virtues of his faith. But let's not judge all Scientologists by one extremist.
01/30/2010 03:32:56 PM
Yes...I know Tom Cruise.......he is a deeply troubled soul. He does has a Napolean Complex...which he tries to oversome daily. He often wears 2-3 inch lifts in his shoes to compensate for his 5' 6' height. Soon he will take over David's position...chaos will then evolve and many lives will be lost.....I ask all those who know me to turn away from Scientology, NOW....or risk eternal hell!!!!
01/30/2010 03:26:53 PM
URGENT....This is L. Ron Hubbard.....I am in eternal Hell....Please, please....turn away from Scientology now......ask God for forgivness before it's too late...please.....please....
10/26/2009 02:37:14 PM
scientology is the AMWAY of the theological world. It is absurd to think of it as a religion. Scientology is a pure and simple pyramid scheme. It is all about the dollars and cents.
06/24/2008 01:19:40 AM
I believe in Jesus Christ, myself.
06/24/2008 01:18:11 AM
And I, at last, got to see what all of the fuss was all about. You see, Scientology is just simply ignored here in Dallas and you just don't run into any of them. I've never ever really met a single one of them. So, I don't have to deal with that issue in my life. But, I do tend to meet a number of Jews. People tend to say that Tom doesn't speak very clearly and the impersonators, such as Miles Fisher, tend to speak in partial sentences, which is different from how Tom Cruise speaks - he speaks in complete sentences - in complete thoughts. So, I can only conclude that people must be stopping up their inner ears somehow so that they just aren't able to hear him clearly.
06/24/2008 01:11:20 AM
I remember not only watching the movie, but watching and observing her as she watched the movie. At certain points during the movie, when Jesus would say something she didn't want to hear, she was put her hands up over her ears and close her eyes, briefly until whatever she didn't want to hear had been said because it was offensive to her, but not to me. Now I just watched the Tom Cruise video just last night and at least got to view it, because when I tried to do so earlier this year, it was never really there because it had been removed.
06/24/2008 01:03:48 AM
A long time ago, when I went away to a boarding school for the learning disabled in Florida ('learning disabled' is a misnomenclature), one of my bet friends there was a Jewish girl, who I won't name here. She was one of my 3 closest friends while I was there even though she is Jewish and I'm a Christian. Instead of presenting the Gospel to her, which she never asked to hear, I found myself observing and trying to learn more about Jews and stuff from her. One evening sometime in my second year there, a van load of us students, were taken to a 2 screen movie theater in a nearby town. I forget the name of the movie the others went to, but I chose to go see a movie about Jesus Christ, and, to my surprise, my Jewish friend decided to go with me. I don't think any of the other students went to that particular movie.
05/22/2008 11:16:49 AM
(cont) Only your faith in the stories make them true for you. But they are still just stories. Call them the Sci-fi of the day. Great mythical stories that make a point but have no real backing. Hmm, sounds like LRH a little here. And no, I am not a Scientologist. I defend all faiths as having a right to exist. None better than the other. But I will defend them all whether I believe in their tenants and dogma or not. We truly do not know the "truth" until we meet our maker. And then we answer to that higher power and no other. As it should be. Here we do the best we can.
05/22/2008 11:16:17 AM
ddbru you talk about the bible being historically accurate and archaelogically accurate. Both are not true. The stories in the bible are just that. Stories. The locations existed. Cities and names of the Roman hierarcy. But there is NO historical proof of any of the "miracles" that Jesus was reported to have accomplished. There isn't any proof even that Jesus truly existed! No records beyond the Roman records that a man named Jesus was executed. But the name Jesus, just like James, John, Mary, etc was very popular at the time. So one named Jesus very well could have been executed and NOT been the "Jesus" of the bible. Many stories of the old and new testament have been seen before in Sumarian and Babylonian sanskrit texts. The stories, much like the rituals and holidays of the Christian church, were borrowed from other cultures because people knew them and they made a point. They are not necessarily "true".
03/07/2008 10:32:33 PM
What most fail to grasp is the 'Law of Non-Contradiction'. This law states that two opposing points of view cannot possibly both be true. Either one is true and one is false or they are both false. There are no other options. Being a Christan is based on the one truth of God through faith. As we have seen in the 'Law of Non-Contradiction', there can only be one truth from God. As Christians, we believe God has revealed Himself through the pages of Scripture in the Bible. As an educated person as well as being a devout Christian, I can certainly articulate the factual basis for my beliefs. First, the bible is historically and archaeologically accurate; secondly, there are hundreds and hundreds of instances of fulfilled prophecy in the bible; thirdly, there are the numerous miracles of Jesus, including raising people from the dead; forthly, is the resurection of Jesus Himself from the dead. The resurrection of Jesus is one of the best attested facts in ancient history.
01/22/2008 02:08:36 PM
I would rather see somebody such as Tom Cruise show enthusiasm, conviction and knowledge in what he believes than people that claim to be of a faith that they know and care nothing about.
01/22/2008 12:18:00 AM
what struck me as odd on the cruise video was that he was so vague about his beliefs, he went on and on about nothing, essentially.
01/21/2008 12:18:07 PM
I concur. IME, all religions have their extremists, Christianity most certainly included; the difference that those of the state religion are ignored or paised while those of other religions are condemned. IMO, if fault exists, it's in the silence of the followers of a religion when they don't speak out loudly as an example of the religion's body.
01/20/2008 06:44:55 PM
Millions of Americans sound the same way as Cruise does when talking about their own religion, but because they subscribe to the locally popular belief system, no one points to them as crazed or scary.
01/20/2008 10:38:25 AM
Well, the thing is, I don't know too many who would see Al-Quada or the Taliban as moderate. Those entire groups are fundy, which is the same as Scientology. This is proven by the fact that the deeper one goes, the more extreme the teachings get. I mean, nobody who blows themselves up is a "part-time" Taliban. Scientology is, like all religions, based on fairy tales, but the difference is, nobody "at the top" in Scientology is, or could be, "moderate." You MUST be an extremist to get there, and stay there. This is shown by the fact that nobody gets to be an O T without having to buy the whole SciFi package.
01/20/2008 10:25:19 AM
Tom Cruise seems to be obssess with this new form of religion. If it makes him happy, good for him, however, he seems to be be very narrow minded. Sort of; "it's my way or the high way". Just another good example of why I do not like any form of organized religion.
01/19/2008 07:04:30 PM
Ya know, it makes me mad to hear that people are judging based on religion. I know plenty of Calvinist Christians who believe that they are the only ones going to Heaven because they were "chosen" by God. They are very nice people, and nobody would ever get onto their cases because they are Christians. And that is the way it should be. Nobody should judge based on religion. Including Scientology. And I certainly don't see how this man is getting any phisical or sexual pleasure from talking about his religion. It's sad how people judge.
01/19/2008 06:49:48 PM
I am not a big fan of Scientology. At the same time, I worked for a guy who practiced it and he was just about the nicest human I ever met. I hear that they are very anti-drugs and also very into positive thinking. I can't believe that Tom Cruise is some kind of bad guy. I just think that folks are jealous of his near perfect life and are looking for any opportunity to bring him down. Every interview I ever heard about him in Hollywood said that he is just about the easiest actor to work with, very friendly and down to earth. I say leave the poor guy alone.
01/19/2008 09:59:11 AM
I watched the video, and my reaction is, "What's all the fuss about?" What's wrong with a guy who believes strongly in spreading goodness, even if he derives his "power" and inspiration from a non-mainstream set of beliefs? If our biggest problem with religions is people like Tom Cruise, we are in good shape. I don't see his form of fundamentalism as threatening people's lives, or the government or our freedom. What harm is he doing? Let him be excited; grant him his fervor. Let him contribute all the goodness to world he thinks he can.
01/18/2008 12:38:42 PM
I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and was sent to earth to be the payer of our sin debt that God demanded. I celebrate Christmas to celebrate his birth and I celebrate Resurrection Day, instead of Easter, to celebrate his resurrection from the dead on the third day after He was crucified. I celebrate in the act of communion, in taking the unleavened bread and the fruit of the grape vine, to remember our covenant with Him. The Bible says: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17.