Well, this is going to be an odd one for sure......
I'm sure everyone has noticed Tom Cruise showing up promoting War of the Worlds on all the regular shows for the past week. I usually like this guys movies, but the weirdness he's been displaying in interviews has made me do a little studying on his "religion".
I've got to say that I'm in slack jawed awe over what folks will follow. And what freaked me out further was the list of celebs that follow this weirded out cult. I must post a disclaimer...this same thing happened when I studied a little on the Mormons last year; and I'm not really what you would call a devout Baptist either, so this is my opinion only...feel free to bitch at me if you wish. It won't get you anywhere...but feel free anyhow.
I started checking this out the same way I did the Mormons...with much the same results. Some of the basic views seem to make great sense. For instance, Mormons are vary family centric. That's cool in my book. Scientologists don't put much stock in the mental health profession...neither do I. Both religions have some familiar faces...not kooked out like the Jonestown gang, or Branch Davidians.
But damn, how in the hell do you even start getting anyone to believe that some freakin' space alien took a bunch of other space aliens, put them on earth, then nuked them? Oh, wait...the best part is that now their (the nuked aliens) spirits are supposed to be in my soul, causing me to look at porn on the net? Wow, well at least the perverts amongst us have someone to blame.
Ah hell...that is enough on that tangent...I had to unload after reading for 5 hours about this stuff. This little read journal seemed to be as good a place to do it as any.