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Old 07-06-2012, 11:57 PM   #91
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I'll echo that .

(I've been spending way too much time on other websites. I wanted to click "like" on Irvine's post .)
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:40 AM   #92
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i agree too!

what i love about contemporary religions like Mormonism and Scientology is how much they remind us about the shaky foundations of all religions. it's *all* really hokey stuff. reading ancient tablets with magic glasses is only weirder than turning water into wine because of the veil of history. a story detailing how Xenu of the Galactic Confederacy murdered his people with hydrogen bombs near volcanoes is really no more or less realistic than a petty, spiteful, jealous god creating the world in 7 days and creating a woman out of a man's rib. it serves as a good reminder to all of us to be much more humble and self-aware when making claims about the supernatural because we're all on shaky ground. let's be non-literal, and inclusive, and most of all know how little we actually know.

amirite IH?
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:26 AM   #93
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I saw a t-shirt once that said:

Cult: A small, unpopular religion.
Religion: A large, popular cult
Enjoy this cool weather, because I hear the fires of hell are much hotter
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Where'd you hear that, steved?
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Where'd you hear that, steved?
I think it's from the Borgias or one of those shows
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I think I actually enjoyed that answer. Keep up the good work
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You're right, in a way. Fox News would have hated him, called him a hippie socialist occupy wall streeter.
"The other day, I had these Jehovah's Witnesses come round to my house, and they tried to convince me that the Pope was the Devil's representative on Earth. So I told them that Jesus was the world's first communist. So they left. They were genuinely enraged."

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i agree too!

what i love about contemporary religions like Mormonism and Scientology is how much they remind us about the shaky foundations of all religions. it's *all* really hokey stuff. reading ancient tablets with magic glasses is only weirder than turning water into wine because of the veil of history. a story detailing how Xenu of the Galactic Confederacy murdered his people with hydrogen bombs near volcanoes is really no more or less realistic than a petty, spiteful, jealous god creating the world in 7 days and creating a woman out of a man's rib. it serves as a good reminder to all of us to be much more humble and self-aware when making claims about the supernatural because we're all on shaky ground. let's be non-literal, and inclusive, and most of all know how little we actually know.

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I'm reading Andrew Morton's book about Tom Cruise. All the content in it about Scientology, that is some scary ass stuff. If even half or 1/3 of it is true.

I wonder what would happen to the COS if Tom Cruise actually left, or maybe I should say tried to leave (honestly don't think he could even if he wanted to). Morton always refers to the COS as a cult in the book, and he certainly backs it up.
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i am *dying* for Katie to really spill the beans. i want to know everything.

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i am *dying* for Katie to really spill the beans. i want to know everything.

That will NEVER happen. 100% sure that's written into the prenup and divorce agreements.

I'm just about finished with the book, and now I know why Tom scaled the Burj Khalifa. Scientology gives him superhuman, godlike powers. He really believes that, according to the book. When he rescued all those people for years, changed their flat tires, etc. he literally said that only a Scientologist could do it. He said that when the COS gave him a humanitarian award for all of those good deeds.

And here I thought he did all his own stunts because he's just a daredevil with a danger addiction and/or death wish, and because he's just damn hot. Another illusion shattered. And to think I used to dream of marrying him too just like Katie. Phew. I was just a Dawson's Creek away.
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Here are a couple of blogs by ex-Scientologists, including Marty Rathbun, who was one of the upper echelons and counseled Tom Cruise. A lot of frightening information here:

Leaving Scientology

Moving On Up a Little Higher | Mark "Marty" Rathbun's Place
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That will NEVER happen. 100% sure that's written into the prenup and divorce agreements.

I'm just about finished with the book, and now I know why Tom scaled the Burj Khalifa. Scientology gives him superhuman, godlike powers. He really believes that, according to the book. When he rescued all those people for years, changed their flat tires, etc. he literally said that only a Scientologist could do it. He said that when the COS gave him a humanitarian award for all of those good deeds.

And here I thought he did all his own stunts because he's just a daredevil with a danger addiction and/or death wish, and because he's just damn hot. Another illusion shattered. And to think I used to dream of marrying him too just like Katie. Phew. I was just a Dawson's Creek away.
I wouldn't be surprised if being a Hollywood actor adds to his narcissism. Famous people are surrounded by sycophants. Also, when they succeed in something they've always wanted in a very competitive field, people's egos tend to blow up to massive proportions. Add all that to being a Scientologist, I guess you could say Tom Cruise is a wacko.

But hey, after the Oprah incident and him telling off Matt Lauer about psychiatry, shouldn't we be surprised?
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I wouldn't be surprised if being a Hollywood actor adds to his narcissism. Famous people are surrounded by sycophants. Also, when they succeed in something they've always wanted in a very competitive field, people's egos tend to blow up to massive proportions
Yes, all that too. That actually led to him being a prime candidate for COS recruitment. COS didn't make him a narcissist, it just magnified and intensified it. He has allegedly created revisionist history about his dyslexia, which was supposedly the initial attraction for him to the COS. He has claimed that he was literally a functional illiterate, which several classmates and teachers refute.

I don't know what percentage of the book is factually accurate, but Andrew Morton was able to publish it. I give him credit, I'd be afraid of the COS. I think Tom Cruise tried to sue to stop the book.
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