Friday, 18 January 2008

Scientology = Creepy.

A few days ago someone released a clip of Tom Cruise talking about Scientology on YouTube - soon after it was pulled - presumably by Scientology - for reasons which become obvious when you see it. Copies have been saved here and here.

L. Ron Hubbard - Bare-Faced Messiah
Not only is it seriously weird, it's also seriously nasty; the "SPs" Cruise speaks about crushing and "making history" are "Suppressive Persons" - which is Hubbard-speak for you & me. And everyone we love.


This picture of Hubbard is from the on-line edition of Russel Miller's definitive biography of the fraud: Bare-Faced Messiah It's now out of print, but thanks to Chris Owen the work has been kept accessible here.

On the bright side, isn't it sort of cheering to be reminded that there's nastier religions out there than Matthianism/Sydney Evangelicalism?

9 comments:

Brian R said...

Perhaps more dangerous is the confirmation in today's Herald of the influence the Exclusive Brethren had on John Howard. Another of the many reasons to be glad he is gone.

susan s. said...
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Lapinbizarre said...

Have you seen the photograph that's been popping up at assorted sites this past couple of weeks, pretty obviously a publicity shot - though it might, I suppose, be a movie still - and therefore, reasonable to assume, circulating with Scientology blessing, of Cruise standing at a lectern with a large gold cross on the front of it. Scientology, of course, has sod-all to do with Christianity, but might this be an attempt to give the impression that it is just another facet of main-line religion?

http://celebslam.buzznet.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/tom-cruise-scientology-podium.jpg

Doorman-Priest said...

But if you are a BBC reporter you know how to deal with these people. Just scream. Awsome. Also available on Utube

Wormwood's Doxy said...

Alcibiades, darling---you MUST put up a new post, if only to move that creepy picture down-screen. It gives me the willies every time I check in here... ;-)

Have you got a new baby yet? Good wishes and prayers for you and yours.

Rowan The Dog said...

I don't know from Scientology but Tom Cruise is definitely weird.

Lapinbizarre said...

And this from a woman who has Artemisia Gentileschi's "Jael" in her sidebar!

Wormwood's Doxy said...

You want to make something of it, LB?

Lapinbizarre said...

No.