Scientology Weddings: Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about the Scientology wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
11/17/2006 10:31:11 AM
For those who are interested, I recommend reading Bare-Faced Messiah: the True Story of L. Ron Hibbard by Russell Miller. Originally published in England, Scientologists succeeded for years in suppressing its publication in the USA. Quite an eye-opening novel.
11/16/2006 02:47:42 AM
The "reality" of Scientology is that its founder made millions from it, tax-free, of course.
11/15/2006 11:51:50 AM
Sci-fi authors of the 1950s were, almost to a man, misogynist and sexist in the extreme. The excerpt from the "wedding ceremony" sounds like something from "Amazing Stories" comix circa 1955. One wonders what other sci-fi authors' wedding ceremonies would look like, had they the hubris to make up their own religion: Aazimov would probably have couples paired up per the psychohistorical compatibility ratings. Ceremony to Officiated by a hologram recorded 300 years previous. In Heinlein's ceremony, everyone would be naked and the best man would have to consumate the marriage with the bride at the reception where the groom would be served ... in bowls of soup or on toast points. Stephen King's religion would probably end with the flower girl sacrificed to Hastur in the corn field behind the church, thereby ensuring both a good harvest and the assured survival of the rest of the township... for one more year (muahaha?)
11/15/2006 11:33:47 AM
"Now Tom, girls need clothes and food and tender happiness and frills, a pan, a comb, perhaps a cat. All caprice if you will, but still they need them," and to the bride: "Hear well, sweet Katie, for promise binds. Young men are free and may forget. Remind him that you may have necessities and follies, too." One word: CREEPY.
11/15/2006 07:23:43 AM
11/14/2006 11:41:13 PM
Scientology, the religion of fiction creators and actors claims to be focused on "reality". Isn't this one of those "oxymoronic" situations? I notice Scientology is using Hollywood actors to create its Apostles of Ronism. Well, the strategy worked well for another Ronnie, another giant of reality focused intelligence.
11/14/2006 07:38:25 PM
Scientologists believe that the training, before marriage, that they receive improves their communication, and gives skills in problem-solving abilities. I think I'd rather read Dr. Phil's books. Scientology's core principles=affinity, reality and communication. Christian's core principles=faith, hope and charity. Very different.