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CruiseSmiths.jpgThere has been speculation in the last year or two that Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, have become involved with Scientology via his friendship with Tom Cruise. Smith denied those rumors last year, saying that his deceased grandmother, a devout Baptist, would “get up out of her casket” if he became a Scientologist. But now those questions have resurfaced with Smith’s latest interview with Men’s Vogue . In the interview, Smith claims that he sees little difference between the Bible and Scientology, or in fact, little difference between Scientology and any other religion.

In the Vogue interview, Smith claims that he has looked at Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism in addition to Scientology,and that his conclusion is that ” no one is saying anything different.”
Smith also says he believes that “ninety-eight percent of the principles [in Scientology] are identical to the principles of the Bible.”
I am not sure if such a lack of spiritual insight or critical thinking comes from Smith spending too much time in alternate universes in all of his sci-fi /action flicks, but I am pretty sure most knowledgeable Christians, Hindus and Muslims would stand together in agreement that their respective religions have about as much of a connection with the true nature of Scientology as Smith’s “Fresh Prince” sitcom had with the Emmys.

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