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Cruise 'is Christ' of Scientology
Sun online ^ | January 23, 2007 | EMILY SMITH

Posted on 01/23/2007 9:43:34 AM PST by null and void

TOM Cruise is the new “Christ” of Scientology, according to leaders of the cult-like religion.

The Mission: Impossible star has been told he has been “chosen” to spread the word of his faith throughout the world.

And leader David Miscavige believes that in future, Cruise, 44, will be worshipped like Jesus for his work to raise awareness of the religion.

A source close to the actor, who has risen to one of the church’s top levels, said: “Tom has been told he is Scientology’s Christ-like figure.

“Like Christ, he’s been criticised for his views. But future generations will realise he was right.”

Cruise joined the Church of Scientology in the ’80s. Leader L Ron Hubbard claimed humans bear traces of an ancient alien civilisation.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: assclown; blasphemy; cultofpersonality; deceiver; dorkbrain; fakereligion; kook; loon; nutjobreligion; scientology; spacealienssaywhat; tinfoilhat; tomcruise
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To: ArrogantBustard

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151 posted on 01/23/2007 12:01:34 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Soon to be starring in "The Last Temptation of Tom."

Who will be cast in the role of Marty Magdalene?

152 posted on 01/23/2007 12:02:03 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Leonard DiCaprio perhaps?)
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To: absolootezer0
the fact that they condensed a not bad, 2,000 page scifi novel into a 2 hour movie didn't help.

Not bad? NOT BAD??? I had heard a rumor that LRon was once a decent writer, and a contemporary of RAH, so I thought , why not? I read that thing thinking the whole time I had gotten past the worst and that it simply had to improve. Boy, was I wrong. That book made "Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers" look like "Moby Dick". Even as trashy pulp SciFi, it was bad beyond belief.

153 posted on 01/23/2007 12:02:33 PM PST by LexBaird (98% satisfaction guaranteed. There's just no pleasing some people.)
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To: null and void

"Cult-like"?

It's either a cult or it's not


154 posted on 01/23/2007 12:04:53 PM PST by hattend (Carpe Macaca)
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To: null and void

Will Becks be his St John?


155 posted on 01/23/2007 12:06:07 PM PST by aculeus
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To: null and void
I don't care how much my fellow FReepers bash Tom Cruise. I like him! He may be a wackjob about spintology but, he is one of the hardest working actors I have ever seen.

Also, he is not strung out on drugs, bashing our president in foreign countries or running around in public without his underwear on. He is generally clean cut, well mannered, and doesn't get into pissing contests with other celebrities. You guys can dump on him all you like, but I like him (even if he is weird).

156 posted on 01/23/2007 12:08:21 PM PST by Nachum
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To: E Rocc

LOL! "Dad, Tom won't come out of the closet!"


157 posted on 01/23/2007 12:09:23 PM PST by Paco
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To: null and void
......David Miscavige believes that in future, Cruise, 44, will be worshipped like Jesus......

More like Bob Dobbs I'd say.........

Click Here
Click The Pic

158 posted on 01/23/2007 12:11:42 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: meanie monster

159 posted on 01/23/2007 12:13:04 PM PST by philman_36
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To: null and void

s I posted on the other thread, I do not think Tom is asking for this and just becasue someone says it my guess is he feels uncomfortable about it.


160 posted on 01/23/2007 12:16:27 PM PST by stockpirate (John Kerry & FBI files ==> http://www.freerepublic.com/~stockpirate/)
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To: workerbee

Nice hat


161 posted on 01/23/2007 12:20:23 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: null and void

I don't even want to think about communion ... oh, what the heck, what is it, a Twinkie?


162 posted on 01/23/2007 12:20:53 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: null and void

"Tom Cruise, come out of the closet!"


163 posted on 01/23/2007 12:21:27 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (Dyslexics of the world, UNTIE!)
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To: null and void
Scientology is Mormonisms greatest nightmare..

For a hundred years the Mormons just quietly plugged along..
Just minding their own business.. then BLAM up jumps some holy Moonbatery just as weird and strange called scientology..

A Mitt Romney and Tom Cruise meeting of political minds
would be critical mass.. for a poo-poo bomb..

164 posted on 01/23/2007 12:22:29 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: stockpirate

I would hope so.


165 posted on 01/23/2007 12:24:39 PM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
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To: muleskinner; workerbee

Just so's ya know, and speaking for myself only: I find that picture extremely offensive. It's blasphemous. (So is David Miscavidge's nonsense, which inspired it.) Yes, I know it's a political cartoon; yes, I know you're making fun of Tom Cruise. I think that defacing an icon of Christ the King is a lousy way to do that.


166 posted on 01/23/2007 12:25:36 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Just so you know, I understand the way you feel, but, Tom really suffers by that comparison. He just doesn't look the slightest bit savior like...


167 posted on 01/23/2007 12:28:01 PM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
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To: null and void

Too true ... no way Tom can fill those sandals.


168 posted on 01/23/2007 12:33:00 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: null and void

None of my business, I know, but I have wondered why/how Greta Von Sustern subscribed to the tenets of Scientology.


169 posted on 01/23/2007 12:34:59 PM PST by Carolinamom (To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible. -- President Bush)
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To: Borges

"...Cruise's homosexuality..."

Making his child with Holmes a virgin birth? Let's not go there...

Scientologists have officially jumped the shark.


170 posted on 01/23/2007 12:37:13 PM PST by WestTexasWend (NO OIL FOR APPEASERS)
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To: WestTexasWend

I don't think that Child is Cruise's.


171 posted on 01/23/2007 12:38:11 PM PST by Borges
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To: WestTexasWend
Making his child with Holmes a virgin birth? Let's not go there...

No one really knows if the turkey baster was virginal or not

172 posted on 01/23/2007 12:45:52 PM PST by NeoCaveman (just right out of the package)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Criticize if you must, but Star Ship Troopers was The Passion of Christ for crackpot religionists.

Starship Troopers? Did you mean Battlefield Earth?

173 posted on 01/23/2007 12:49:50 PM PST by nosofar
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To: nosofar

Possibility... it had something to do with John Travolta having a weird beard if I recall the plot corrctly.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.


174 posted on 01/23/2007 12:53:58 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: RubyCosmos

They keep firing you, but you keep coming back to work...

< }B^)


175 posted on 01/23/2007 1:10:32 PM PST by Erasmus (Live was I ere I saw Evil.)
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To: windcliff

Loon ping.


176 posted on 01/23/2007 1:12:52 PM PST by stylecouncilor
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To: dangus

That is, without a doubt, the worst pun I have ever heard - or rather, read... :)


177 posted on 01/23/2007 1:23:00 PM PST by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: Borges

Secret? Hell, I'm in Houston, and even I can tell he's gay.


178 posted on 01/23/2007 1:33:57 PM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: null and void
call out to from the Cross

Xenu!

179 posted on 01/23/2007 1:54:17 PM PST by lwd
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To: ArrogantBustard

I find it extremely offensive as well, in keeping with the entire topic at hand. My point in posting it was: who in their right mind....? In hindsight perhaps I shouldn't have but it seemed to underscore the grotesqueness of this subject.


180 posted on 01/23/2007 2:04:29 PM PST by workerbee (Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.)
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To: workerbee

Thanks ... I agree that the underlying claim is what's most offensive ... and as has been pointed out, the idea that Tom Cruise is even close to being in the same league as Jesus is ludicrous.


181 posted on 01/23/2007 2:08:06 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

>> Possibility... it had something to do with John Travolta having a weird beard if I recall the plot corrctly. <<

No, no, no! Tom Cruise has the wierd Beard: the little girl from Dawson's Creek. (Had you or had you not read on this very thread that "beard" is Hollywood slang for the wife of a gay?)


182 posted on 01/23/2007 2:10:35 PM PST by dangus (Pope calls Islam violent; Millions of Moslems demonstrate)
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To: stm

POOR MARVIN LOL!


183 posted on 01/23/2007 2:36:14 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: null and void

"I haven't a clue who a Scientologist would call out to from the cross"
L.Ron,Oh,L.Ron,Why have you forsaken me?


184 posted on 01/23/2007 2:41:36 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: brooklyn dave

I flirted with the organization back in 1968 for a minute.
Don't laugh folks.I also flirted with SDS and the John Birch Society along my journeys.
Anyway,Scientologists believe all your problems stem from"engrams",or negative messages you got while in mom's womb.The whole Scientology program is designed to free you from the engrams so you can attain a level of being where you can do anything you wish,including leaving your body at will.
The only thing I ended up leaving was $150 in L. Ron's coffers.


185 posted on 01/23/2007 2:49:08 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: null and void
...need some more keywords :D
186 posted on 01/23/2007 2:49:16 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Just b/c your paranoid; Doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :^)
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To: null and void
Tom: "I'm Jesus Christ!"

First Follower: "I'm Napoleon!"

Second follower: "I'm Henry the VIII!"

Doctor to nurse: "Yeah, it's been like that ever since he got committed here..."

187 posted on 01/23/2007 2:52:17 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (I'm pretty sure the phrase life is too short doesn't exist in Islam-Dennis Miller)
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To: Owl_Eagle
Battlefield Earth was the one with John Travolta in dreadlocks. It made Plan 9 From Outer Space look like Shakespeare by comparision.
188 posted on 01/23/2007 2:55:25 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (I'm pretty sure the phrase life is too short doesn't exist in Islam-Dennis Miller)
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To: Quilla

Reminds me of the one John Travolta hit record back in 1976 with the lyrics slightly altered-
Gonna let HIM in,gonna let HIM in,oh oh
Gonna let HIM in my life


189 posted on 01/23/2007 2:55:45 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: freekitty
I read the biography of Rock Hudson's agent. In discussing some of the "outings" in a libel trial in the late 1950s, one actor, name forgotten, made a comeback with a tv show in the early 1960s, the public having forgiven him.

Well, the news wires ran what turned out to be a bogus story that he beat his dog for 15 minutes. The public did not forgive him for the false story, and the series immediately tanked, along with his career.

Cruise & Co. should be more worried about Scientology and any pets, rather than being [allegedly] gay.

And jumping on couches. At least he didn't dump lighter fluid on it...

190 posted on 01/23/2007 3:23:02 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: RebelBanker
I think Andrew Breitbart wrote a book on Hollywood. He was promoting it on the radio, and I think I heard him say that he was warned about implying anything concerning Cruise. So he said he did a global search and replace and added "the heterosexual " to all occurrences of "Tom Cruise".
191 posted on 01/23/2007 3:24:08 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: null and void
thought it was this guy:
192 posted on 01/23/2007 3:24:27 PM PST by Hildy (Words are mere bubbles of water...but deeds are drops of gold.)
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To: null and void

Didn't South Park already have as episode about this.

Scientology is so sued.


193 posted on 01/23/2007 3:25:44 PM PST by rwilson99 (95% of Al-Jazzera Viewers Agree... the world is less safe (for them) since 9/11)
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To: null and void

Hehe.. this is too funny. If he thought his career was on the rocks before just wait. I am laughing at the comments at the website that are under the article too. I see a few freepers are busy ;)


194 posted on 01/23/2007 3:44:02 PM PST by Trillian
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To: EveningStar

>>And leader David Miscavige believes that in future, Cruise, 44, will be worshipped like Jesus for his work to raise awareness of the religion.<<

Among the many problems here, Mr. Miscavige doesn't seem to under Jesus' place Christianity


195 posted on 01/23/2007 4:37:57 PM PST by gondramB (It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.)
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To: EveningStar

I thought Stan was the new "profit" of Scientology?


196 posted on 01/23/2007 4:43:52 PM PST by sully777 (You have flies in your eyes--Catch-22)
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To: AmericaUnited
As soon as Tom rises from the dead, without the help of stunt men and animation, I'll worship him. Till then, I can only LAUGH at him.

I'd be careful if I were you....I believe the Anti-Christ is supposed to pull off that particular stunt.

197 posted on 01/23/2007 4:51:19 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

>>I'd be careful if I were you....I believe the Anti-Christ is supposed to pull off that particular stunt.<<

That's an important point - a miracle does not make a God.


198 posted on 01/23/2007 4:55:14 PM PST by gondramB (It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.)
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To: Riverman94610; null and void
Anyway,Scientologists believe all your problems stem from"engrams",or negative messages you got while in mom's womb.

What about a pregnant woman in a coma, on life support?

Where are the negative messages supposed to be coming from in that case?

199 posted on 01/23/2007 5:11:08 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan
Still plenty of crap happening. Nurses talking, the machine that goes ping!, Doctors thumping the belly, next of kin blubbering (or gloating), TVs blaring, etc.

There's plenty of birth trauma and child rearing and such. But the really bad stuff conveniently all happened in past lives...

200 posted on 01/23/2007 5:22:23 PM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
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