Skip to comments.Mystery Scientology Theater (We come in peace, take us to your leader.)
Posted on 06/28/2005 1:49:45 PM PDT by quidnunc
The ominous tagline in early trailers for the alien invasion blockbuster War of the Worlds was "They're Already Here" but any learned Scientologist could have told you that long ago. As you may have heard, WOTW star Tom Cruise is a 20-year veteran of the Church of Scientology, which reportedly teaches that human beings contain clusters of "body thetans," or spirits, of aliens who died 75 million years ago in an intergalactic purge of overpopulated planets by the evil overlord Xenu. In Scientology-speak, these "BTs" adversely influence our thoughts and behavior, and must be "cleared" through "auditing," a form of confessional therapy. For Scientologists (whose Hollywood ranks now include John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, and Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson), battling creatures from space isn't just the stuff of allegorical multiplex spectacle it's nothing less than the path to self-fulfillment.
War of the Worlds (opens June 29) is hardly Cruise's Battlefield Earth, but Steven Spielberg's film does make one Scientology-friendly tweak to H.G. Wells's 1898 novel of Martian attack (the aliens' war-making infrastructure has been implanted on earth for millions of years), and it's no wonder Cruise chose the movie as his first production to benefit from an on-site Scientology tent. "The volunteer Scientology ministers were there to help the sick and injured," Cruise told Der Spiegel, like a battle-weary soldier extolling the Red Cross; no word on whether the film's agon incited sympathetic revolts of BTs among cast and crew, though we can all cross our fingers that Katie Holmes's resident aliens, unbound by earthling non-disclosure agreements, will one day pen a tell-all book.
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"Tom Cruise is a 20-year veteran of the Church of Scientology, which reportedly teaches that human beings contain clusters of "body thetans," or spirits, of aliens who died 75 million years ago in an intergalactic purge of overpopulated planets by the evil overlord Xenu."
Hey! That was MY idea!
OMG...is this crazy or what....
Methinks an exorcism is in order. Everytime I've seen clips of Cruise lately, I expect his head to do a 360.
And psychiatry is pseudo science, so don't believe it!
From the Villiage Voice... How ironic of them to be pointing out who is crazy.
Stopped clocks etc.
Let's see... they deny that mental illness exists, deny psychiatric care to the crazies who join their cult, and the only way to get to the upper levels of their hierarchy is to pay tens of thousands of dollars?
So you have poverty-stricken crazies at the lower levels of the "org" and rich crazies at the top? Sounds an awful lot like -- gulp -- the DEMOCRATS!!
LOL...these folks in this cult are 'bout as crazy as it gets...since cruise fired his handler (publicist) and sister is now his handler (publicist), she's allowing him to be himself...which is crazy tom cruise for the world to see....are we now seeing in living color the self destruction of tommy boy? ;o)
Which is spent on more and more auditing. Evenetually when the member reaches what are called the OT levels (for operating thetan) they start auditing to rid themselves of these body thetans. But there's a huge catch. You can pick up more body thetans everywheer you go. So you get into an endless cycle of clean and get polluted again. This tends to lead most of them to some major psychosis.
That looks like David Gergen!
I'm automatically suspicious of any religion that requires me to level up like a character in a video game.
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