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Old 01-16-08, 06:52 AM
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For L. Ron so loved the world that he sent Tom Cruise...

The Scientology recruiting video featuring Tom Cruise that surfaced yesterday has been pulled from YouTube (repeatedly), but you can still see it at the Gawker:

http://gawker.com/5002269/the-cruise...ed-to-suppress

So, that's how Scientologists break the resolve of new recruits: constantly playing a few notes from the "Mission: Impossible" theme.
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Hey, it worked on Will Smith!
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8 minutes of Tom rambling and saying absolutely nothing of any substance.
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
8 minutes of Tom rambling and saying absolutely nothing of any substance.
Just like those support videos the WGA puts out about the strike!!
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
8 minutes of Tom rambling and saying absolutely nothing of any substance.
You can't handle the truth!
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
8 minutes of Tom rambling and saying absolutely nothing of any substance.
Sorta like in his movies.
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It's still not as scary as watching a televangelist.
I don't see why people think Scientology is any more batshit insane than any other religion whether it be Christianity, Catholicism, Muslim, etc....It all seems like people creating unprovable, illogical,financially viable systems of control upon people with little sense of rationality. But thats just like my opinion...
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You know what; if Scientologists are so great then I challenge them to help end this writer's strike already.
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On CBS' Saturday Early Show they were talking about rumors that L. Ron Hubbard secretly fathered Katie Holmes' baby.
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This all sounds like that South Park episode where the Scientology leaders talked Stan into believing that he was the second coming of L. Ron.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
It's still not as scary as watching a televangelist.
I don't see why people think Scientology is any more batshit insane than any other religion whether it be Christianity, Catholicism, Muslim, etc....It all seems like people creating unprovable, illogical,financially viable systems of control upon people with little sense of rationality. But thats just like my opinion...
QFT

Although the secretively of Scientology smacks of a cult, not a religion.
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Originally Posted by Pistol Pete
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Although the secretively of Scientology smacks of a cult, not a religion.
A cult is just a religion without a good publicist.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
[...] I don't see why people think Scientology is any more batshit insane than any other religion whether it be Christianity, Catholicism, Muslim, etc....It all seems like people creating unprovable, illogical,financially viable systems of control upon people with little sense of rationality. [...]
Plausibility isn't the whole story. While I grant that all religions are may seem equally implausible to the unbeliever, they vary a hell of a lot in terms of doctrines, attitudes, behavior, and some of them are certainly more batshit than others.

A 2,000 year-old religion that trains people to treat each other kindly deserves more respect, even from an athiest, than a 50-year-old "religion" that trains people to be belligerent and paranoid.
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the scientology tract:


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Originally Posted by Bandoman
8 minutes of Tom rambling and saying absolutely nothing of any substance.
I thought he was talking about gay butt secks the whole time.
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I couldn't make it through the whole video, but what I did watch...it almost sounds like he himself is amazed at how batshit he is.
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That video makes me want to go out and sign up!!


Please know that I'm kidding. That was 100 times worse than a Billy Mays commercial and a whole lot less effective.

What a horrible marketing tool.
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Hilarious and scary at the same time. He's off his rocker.

Great when he cracks himself up.

Is it true that when you achieve theta level 9 you get free cable?
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Originally Posted by Brent L
You know what; if Scientologists are so great then I challenge them to help end this writer's strike already.
Considering how many of them are in show business, that might not be as implausible as you think...
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I got tired of the music loop before I could finish listening to that boring, goofy and ridiculous mountain of spew.
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g/j Tom. Spoken like a true high school dropout.
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That's just fucking creepy.....
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http://www.smh.com.au/news/people/sc...419922814.html

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Cruise, shown wearing a black turtleneck sweater and speaking while the musical theme to his hit movie Mission: Impossible played in the background, said he was dedicated to changing people's lives.

"It's a privilege to call yourself a Scientologist and it's something that you have to earn," he said.

"We're the authorities on getting people off drugs. We're the authorities on the mind. We're the authorities on improving conditions," he says. "We can rehabilitate criminals. Way to happiness. We can bring peace and unite cultures."

In the video, Cruise explained what made Scientologists different from others.

"Being a Scientologist, when you drive past an accident it's not like anyone else. As you drive past you know you have to do something about it because you know you're the only one who can help," the Oscar-nominated actor said.
its a real pity that Cruise didn't have a role in the Oscar winning film CRASH
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Wow.. Is this real? Is he being serious? Just wow...
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I still don't get it... wtf is he going to 'help' everyone with ??? and also wtf about being 'on the field or out of the stadium' ? Does he mean he will 'get rid of' anyone who doesn't embrace Scientology ??

Why do we as a society put whack jobs up on the highest pedestals ?? Seriously, almost every 'great entertainer' has had some mental issues of some sort.... obviously these issues entertain us, is that what makes a great actor, singer, artist ? being crazy ??
We truly are the coliseum looking down at the gladiators to thrill us, but why the hell to we give them any kind of voice in the functioning of our society ?

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