Skip to comments.How Tom Cruise is to Scientology what Mitt Romney is to Mormonism
Posted on 07/10/2012 2:39:24 PM PDT by Enosh
It is another point of subtle confusion that both Churchs are to their advantage, but perhaps even more to their peril bound to a famous son. And they each, to a considerable degree, take on the character of their most famous adherent. Curiously, they also risk taking on aspects of the others big name. Weird and frightening Tom and robotic Mitt seem like generic cult characters. If cult-like religions speak to each other, it may be, in an ultimate conspiracy, that the Mormon leaders, now more than ever fearful of cult backlash, called up their Scientology counterparts and begged for an immediate Cruise capitulation to Holmes and an end to the tabloid coverage of culty rituals and dogma.
Conversely, this demonstration of Cruises strict adherence to Scientologys interests might easily spread to questions about Romneys allegiance with regard to Mormonism. (In 1960, John F Kennedy had to specifically disavow his fealty to the Pope.)
Heres the thing: for a supposedly religious country, we really do feel extremely queasy about secret practices, mystical beliefs (whether involving aliens or not), and unfamiliar mumbo jumbo. It is true that, so far, Tom Cruises career has survived his eccentricities they perhaps have given his white-bread character a certain weird élan. And it is true that we are not yet talking directly about the peculiarities and cockamamie creed of Mormonism, avoiding this subject for reasons of tact and civility.
But I suspect we are thinking about it, constantly.
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The lds-org denies that Jesus is the Creator, that everything was created THROUGH Him, BY Him and FOR Him.
They deny that Jesus created even the angels out of nothing.
They do NOT teach the truth about Jesus.
Actually, we're not. Because the premise is so ridiculous, only a shill representing a political "war room" collective could come up with it.
Let me guess! They both have great hair, and a great smile?
I wouldn’t have made that connection, but I guess Michael Wolff is going to push it hard from now until election day.
Yes! Vote Obama because his religion is clearly understood by all!!!!!!
Neither do the muslims, and we have one in the WH right now.
So, what gives?
Tom Cruise has magic underware too?
Tom Cruise has magic underware too?
See for yourself
Dear GOD whatever happened to the freedom to practice your religion in our country- regardless of what anyone else thinks of it?
I don’t care much for Mitt Romney- in fact I would rather we had a better candidate who actually cares about our liberty and REAL free enterprise- but we didn’t get that person for our candidate. What we’re stuck with is Mitt Romney. I’ve thought long and hard about this guy and have concluded that absolutely NO ONE could be WORSE for our country than the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
I will vote for Romney. I won’t do it with enthusiasm or conviction or even much hope. But I’ll be damned if I’ll make a “purist” or “principled” vote for a candidate I’d prefer in THIS election when the alternative is to see if our country can endure four more years of this wicked man in the White House.
I could write-in a much more conservative candidate’s name- and I’d feel self-righteous and sanctimonious for a time. But deep down, I’d know better and I’d have to live with my choice. If I did ANYTHING to aid in Obama getting his hands on the few freedoms we have left, I couldn’t look in the mirror.
Will Romney as president make us a freer nation? Will we regain any of the liberties we’ve been robbed of this last 3 plus years? I don’t know- but I SURE as hell know we’ll lose MORE if we keep Barry there..
What Romney’s religious beliefs are all about don’t concern me much- I’ve seen plenty of religious people carry on in ways that I don’t want any part of..
I don’t know much about Mormans- but thanks to Jeremiah Wright and others I’ve learned a LOT about the religion the current president appears to believe in and I’ve seen enough.
That’s not fair. I think Mitt is insipid and occasionally odd but essentially sane. Tom is bats**t crazy.
There fixed it for you!
This article is nothing but a facetious attempt to get us to commit political suicide.
You must be one of Tom’s ex-wives.
“Dear GOD whatever happened to the freedom to practice your religion in our country- regardless of what anyone else thinks of it?”
Oh please. Who is saying that Romney or Cruise can’t practice any religion they want to?
Or is that not what you are really concerned with? Are you really concerned that their kooky religions be excluded from any criticism? If so, then sorry, that is not guaranteed by the 1st Amendment, in fact, it’s quite the opposite: our right to criticize anything, including other peoples’ religions is what is guaranteed.
I think that we all know that it CANNOT! It may not even survive these next few months, and certainly the holocaust that will ensue during a lame duck era will be one to rival the plagues of Egypt.
No, I just follow the news.
L. Ron Hubbard was a flim flam man of the 20th Century when he started Scientology. At least he didn’t remotely claim to be “Christian.” They just debunk persons of their money and souls.
Joseph Smith likewise was the 19th Century’s flim flam man. As bogus as they come. He comitted adultery with other men’s wives in the name of Christianity and by that false Christianity robbed men of their souls. I am certain the cult has picked a few pockets of the naive.
So, it is an excellent comparison. Both were flim flam artists that dabbled in “fiction” passed off as “scripture” or “scripture like” material. The similarities are creepy.
Tom Cruise and Mitt Romney are both poster boys for religious flim flam artists!
Same as Barack Hussein Obama. Spread the TRUTH about Obama's religious beliefs. He has said that Jesus is a "historic figure" but not the only way to "salvation" (if there is any anylife at all).
These "religious" men suck worse.
Both McCain and Romney fit that bill.
“How Tom Cruise is to Scientology what Mitt Romney is to Mormonism...... and Barack Hussein Obama is to Islam.”
I disagree. Mr. Obama is a terrible person with bad liberal/marxist ways (too numerous to list) and should NEVER be POTUS. And he does “coddle” Islamists. However, although I do not think he is a real Christian, I am certain he is NOT a dedicated Muslim. At worst he leans Muslim. IF he were as dedicated a Muslim as Cruise is a Scientologist and Romney is a Mormon...it would be more apparent.
No one should support Obama. However, not solely because of his possible Islamic beliefs. Romney is a clear cut Mormon Cultist. IF you want Salt Lake City to have control over the White House...then vote for Romney....he will be fulfilling a dream of the flim flamer Joseph Smith. Smith planned to run for POTUS.
I also wonder if these same Soros funder “Christian” leaders will sign a letter to the press on Romney’s behalf...
Censoring Questions about Obama’s Religion
Gulag Bound ^ | August 27, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
In a major liberal initiative to curtail discussion of President Obamas religious identity, over 70 Christian leaders and denominational heads have signed a letter saying that questions about the religious philosophy of the President of the United States should be ignored and suppressed by the major media.
The letter demands that the media offer no further support or airtime to those who misrepresent and call into question the Presidents Christian faith.
He not only planned to run for President, he did so.
He was killed during the middle of the campaign.
There should be equal outrage about Mormonists attaining the highest offices of the land, not just one guy.
The media plays off of Mormon cult talk to wipe up hysteria only when Romney’s name is discussed.
Harry Reid’s Mormonism was never a concern of the Pravda Media.
Barack Obama’s pretend-Christianity was never a concern of the Pravda Media.
There are plenty of reasons to not support Romney for President. Mormonism is low on the scale, especially considering there is a red diaper doper baby raised in an anti-American household and under the wing of a black bigot who had his own fake Christian cult.
“I mustve missed all of the anti-Harry Reid threads opposing him as leader of the Senate because of his Mormonism. No one in the media gave a damn about that liberal Mormon who’s in line of ascendancy for the presidency.”
Presidential line of succession:
1 Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (D)
2 Speaker of the House John Boehner (R)
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Daniel Inouye (D)
4 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
5 Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (I)
6 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (D)
7 Attorney General Eric Holder (D)
8 Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (D)
9 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (D)
10 Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank (D)
11 Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis (D)
12 Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (D)
13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan (D)
14 Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (R)
15 Secretary of Energy Steven Chu (D)
16 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan (D)
17 Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki*
18 Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (D)
*Eric Shinseki, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, has no known party affiliation.
president pro tem, is the second-highest-ranking official of the United States Senate.
Harry Reed is nowhere in the line of succession, that position is filled by Daniel Inouye.
I stand corrected. I recall when a Democrat KKK kleagle (recruiter) was 3rd in line and the press was quiet.
Daniel Inouye Succeeds Robert Byrd As Senate President Pro-Tempore, Third In Line Of Presidential Succession
The Huffington Post Nick Wing First Posted: 06/28/10 05:35 PM
Shouldn't you be out giving campaign speeches for Obama.
So did my uncle, during her one semester in law school...
You must be the only person at FR that trusts anything they hear from the MSM.
Nahhh..I don't mind the criticism. Healthy criticism seems a hallmark of a strong society.
I just was overdue for a rant- I'm fed up with those who would vote against Romney because he's a Morman. That's all.
I hear tell that Kennedy guy was a papist!
I’m fed up with those who would vote against Romney because he’s a Morman
There are those of us who were fed up with those who would vote against Newt because he’s a repentant Christian...
Did I see any “fed up” posts from you about that ???
“There are plenty of reasons to not support Romney for President.”
Your statement is not true! There are plenty of reasons to support Romney.
What is true, however, is that there are plenty of reasons to not support Obama!
“Shouldn’t you be out giving campaign speeches for Obama.”
Should’nt you be out on a “Mission Trip” for the Mormon’s?
Of course no one should vote for Obama. No conservative should ever vote for him, his record of wrong is so long to be written in one short message. However, Romney’s record isn’t any better. They are BOTH bad. There is NO lesser of two evils here. Neighter should receive conservative support.
Okay, first of all we, the American people, cannot elect our representatives based on religion. Our ancestors left religious persecution behind.
We cannot allow our country to be ruled by the religious belief held by our representatives otherwise we’ll become a country like Iran or the likes who are ruled by their religious leaders and not themselves.
As we did with Kennedy we do with all others coming after him, we make sure “his” allegiance is with the Constitution. This will become extremely important should more Muslims be elected to office.
If you don’t vote for Romney, and Obama wins, you WILL find out what BAD really means!
Get off your butt and campaign for/donate to every conservative House and Senate candidate you can find and help us defeat Obama and the LIEberals.
A conservative majority in the House and Senate can force President Romney’s hand in our direction - towards more FReedom and Liberty.
A LIEberal win in 2012 means the end of America!
The LIEberals will, literally, wipe FRom the face of the earth the ONLY great country the world has ever known.
I choose not to live in or bequeath to my heirs and countrymen a Socialist Democrat police state.
If you sit this one out, you will contribute to the demise of America as “the last best hope of man on earth.”
With third party candidates getting >5% of the vote, it'd be tossing a pebble into a chasm.
Romney (or whoever is the GOP nominee this season) will get my vote.
Getting “<5%” not greater than...