Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 101-150151-200201-250251 next last
To: gondramB
That's an important point - a miracle does not make a God.

There is so much each of us does on a daily basis that anyone over, say, 300 years ago would have regarded as miraculous (or witchcraft!)...

201 posted on 01/23/2007 5:24:53 PM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 198 | View Replies]

To: fanfan

Don't worry, even if comes back from the dead 10X, I'm still going to laugh at him.


202 posted on 01/23/2007 5:26:39 PM PST by AmericaUnited
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 197 | View Replies]

To: null and void
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...

Poor babies!

How do they ever survive?

203 posted on 01/23/2007 6:04:36 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 200 | View Replies]

To: null and void; gondramB
There is so much each of us does on a daily basis that anyone over, say, 300 years ago would have regarded as miraculous (or witchcraft!)...

300 years ago?

My Grandfather was amazed by the automobile, and lived to see 'aeroplanes'.

I'd love to have him here (now?) for a few hours.

:-)

204 posted on 01/23/2007 6:08:32 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 201 | View Replies]

To: fanfan
It's always a craps shoot. About two thirds of the time conception doesn't result in pregnancy. Most pregnancies are over before the mom even knows she's preggers, etc., etc., etc.

We're the lucky ones.

205 posted on 01/23/2007 6:22:01 PM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 203 | View Replies]

To: fanfan

I wanted to go back before the US style of democracy, since it enabled so much progress.

My Dad started his career as an aircraft mechanic, before jets existed. He now has parts on the Moon, and Mars, and has worked on a lot of nifty stuff we will never know about.

He's still amazed by it all.


206 posted on 01/23/2007 6:25:52 PM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 204 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Heh.


Jokes on us!

Night.

;-)


207 posted on 01/23/2007 6:27:26 PM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 205 | View Replies]

To: fanfan

It is to laugh...


208 posted on 01/23/2007 6:36:57 PM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 207 | View Replies]

To: null and void
I thought it was Stan Marsh!

Mark John Doe

209 posted on 01/23/2007 7:49:48 PM PST by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stm
That is outright blashphemy.

Gonna stone him?

210 posted on 01/23/2007 7:56:56 PM PST by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: lightman

Just when you thought the Hollywood types could not possible get any weirder...

Not sure whether to laugh or cry about this one. These people are SO messed up!


211 posted on 01/23/2007 8:03:19 PM PST by RebelBanker (May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Outstanding! Now bring me some timber and nails and we can find out for sure....


212 posted on 01/23/2007 8:06:39 PM PST by Cogadh na Sith (There's an open road from the cradle to the tomb.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Has Tom signed off on this?


213 posted on 01/23/2007 9:15:14 PM PST by RussP
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stm; EveningStar; Slings and Arrows; E Rocc
I see another episode of SouthPark coming on....

Yes, John Smith and Jane Smith had better start getting busy...

214 posted on 01/24/2007 12:02:09 AM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 87 | View Replies]

To: Allegra; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ...

Hoo boy.


215 posted on 01/24/2007 2:07:47 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Facts are a Zionist plot!" --MarkL)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 214 | View Replies]

To: fanfan
How do they ever survive?

The kids are totally traumatized.

Babies: 100 percent suffer from depression

216 posted on 01/24/2007 2:24:06 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (We must have faith For when it is all said and done, Faith manages. And the impossible is achieved)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 203 | View Replies]

To: XR7
"But this is the test - -flog him to within an inch of his life and then hang him on a cross until his lungs collapse and he is very dead (pierce his lungs with a spear so we know his lungs have filled up with water - scientifically prove he is dead beyond a shadow of a doubt..."

The real test would be that he'd have to do it willingly,solely for the benefit of everbody else (including everyone that has ever or will ever dump on him)and be praying for their forgiveness during the whole agonising episode.

oh yeah...and come back from the dead.

This article does little more than show all and sundry what a pathetic view of reality scientologists seem to embrace.

217 posted on 01/24/2007 2:58:16 AM PST by mitch5501 (typical)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: ArrogantBustard
Too true ... no way Tom can fill those sandals.

Cast off the shoes! Follow the gourd!

218 posted on 01/24/2007 3:35:37 AM PST by Watery Tart (Monty Python's "Life of Brian" spoofed the cults.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 168 | View Replies]

To: Harmless Teddy Bear

LOL!

Thanks for the link!


219 posted on 01/24/2007 4:44:31 AM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 216 | View Replies]

To: Fiddlstix
During the late 1990s, The Church of the Subgenius folks were a lot like Freepers today. Along with the Cleveland Browns fans, they were a group that you did not want to run afoul of online.

The stuff they did to spammers that insisted on inflitrating their newsgroups was beyond hilarious.

-Eric

220 posted on 01/24/2007 5:25:42 AM PST by E Rocc (Myspace "Freepers" group moderator)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 158 | View Replies]

To: null and void; WKB; NYer; wagglebee; little jeremiah

I think I'm going to puke.


221 posted on 01/24/2007 5:31:12 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: humblegunner

We'll leave the stoning, burning, bombing, beheading, etc. to the followers of The Religion of Peace. Tom & Dave will have to answer for their blasphemy to a Higher Authority, Who will probably not be amused. I'm inclined to leave matters of final judgement in His hands.


222 posted on 01/24/2007 5:34:27 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 210 | View Replies]

To: metmom

That's fine, let him throw temper tantrums on national television and further demonstrate what a joke scientology is.


223 posted on 01/24/2007 5:37:15 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 221 | View Replies]

To: ArrogantBustard
Higher Authority, Who will probably not be amused.
If (as I suspect) Voltaire had a point, said Higher Power just might be extremely amused.

"You actually believed that" (struggle to hold straight face proves beyond even omnipotence).

-Eric

224 posted on 01/24/2007 5:39:09 AM PST by E Rocc (Myspace "Freepers" group moderator)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 222 | View Replies]

To: E Rocc
"You actually believed that" (struggle to hold straight face proves beyond even omnipotence).

Psalm 59, 7-8: Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear? But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.

225 posted on 01/24/2007 5:45:32 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 224 | View Replies]

To: metmom; tutstar; trillabodilla; GrandEagle; del4hope; duckbutt; Fiddlstix; somniferum; ...

Baptist ping


226 posted on 01/24/2007 6:44:08 AM PST by WKB (A wasted day is a day in which we have not laughed!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 221 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Sorry, Tom, you're not Christ.

I just spoke with Him this morning, and He told me so.

;-)


227 posted on 01/24/2007 7:18:24 AM PST by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Three days after Cruise dies we'll see about the whole 'Christ of Scientology' title. Until then, I'm not persuaded.


228 posted on 01/24/2007 7:20:12 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: null and void
One of my guilty pleasures is reading Hollywood news type blogs (PerezHilton; Hollywood Grind; TMZ; MollyGood). All the blogs offer readers the opportunity to comment (just like FR, but trashy). Anything that mentions TomKat (his relationship handle with the Mrs.) brings loads of (hysterically funny) comments on Scientology. The great unwashed masses have a field day with the 'thetans.' Scientology has done more to hurt his career (or public persona) than coming out of the closet ever would.

During the recent Beckomania that hit So. Cal. when Beckham signed with LA soccer, it was stated by Beckham that he 'sought the counsel of his good friend, Tom Cruise.' Wow. The backlash (online) was a scream.

229 posted on 01/24/2007 7:34:59 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NeoCaveman; Tijeras_Slim
Who will be cast in the role of Marty Magdalene?

What.

230 posted on 01/24/2007 7:46:55 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 152 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro

It was a "Last Temptation of Christ" joke with a Tom Cruise gay twist.

Of course, if I had to explain it, it probably wasn't a good joke on my part.


231 posted on 01/24/2007 7:48:25 AM PST by NeoCaveman (rats, rats, everwhere rats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 230 | View Replies]

To: ArrogantBustard

ditto


232 posted on 01/24/2007 7:49:24 AM PST by kimmie7 (Liberals embrace the sin......Christians embrace the sinner.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 68 | View Replies]

To: Tijeras_Slim
Soon to be starring in "The Last Temptation of Tom."

Or "Monty Python's Life Of Tom".

233 posted on 01/24/2007 7:51:11 AM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: KarlInOhio
I'll turn Cruise in to the local mental health department for thirty pieces of silver. Kissing him on the cheek will cost a lot more.

With Cruise's ego, the cheek is not where he expects to be kissed.

234 posted on 01/24/2007 7:52:55 AM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: null and void

Well, he makes bread out of whine, so he is Scientology's Christ for a host of reasons.


235 posted on 01/24/2007 7:56:03 AM PST by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger
WOW! I didn't know he was gay!?!?!?.............

It's one of those obscure things you might not have ever heard about, like the fact that John Kerry was in Vietnam.

236 posted on 01/24/2007 7:57:44 AM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: null and void
Like Christ, he's been criticised for his views.

So everybody on FR is Christ, then?

237 posted on 01/24/2007 7:59:12 AM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: steve-b

LOL!


238 posted on 01/24/2007 7:59:15 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 236 | View Replies]

To: martin_fierro; NeoCaveman; Tijeras_Slim
Who will be cast in the role of Marty Magdalene?

What.

Sounds like we have a volunteer...

239 posted on 01/24/2007 8:01:22 AM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 230 | View Replies]

To: null and void; absolootezer0
You might want to check out these two hilarious reviews of this cinematic masterpiece.
240 posted on 01/24/2007 8:03:18 AM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 115 | View Replies]

To: metmom
Did anyone notice what a great speller this writer is according to our very own FR spell checker, that is?.

criticised realise civilisation.
241 posted on 01/24/2007 8:29:22 AM PST by WKB (A wasted day is a day in which we have not laughed!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 221 | View Replies]

To: steve-b

Wow. I couldn't get through the review. Maybe I should buy a used copy of the DVD for those rare nights when I just can't get to sleep?


242 posted on 01/24/2007 8:35:30 AM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 240 | View Replies]

To: Froufrou

You have got to be s******* me ping.


243 posted on 01/24/2007 8:54:40 AM PST by JamesP81 (If you have to ask permission from Uncle Sam, then it's not a right)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WKB

British English.


244 posted on 01/24/2007 8:55:31 AM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 241 | View Replies]

To: null and void

British English.


Better than "sight reading" I guess.


245 posted on 01/24/2007 8:58:01 AM PST by WKB (A wasted day is a day in which we have not laughed!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 244 | View Replies]

To: JamesP81; null and void

At first, I thought this was about a Christian cruise liner I heard about!!!

I'm no fan of Cruise's antics of late, but I'd never have guessed him to be the antiChrist! <:o(


246 posted on 01/24/2007 9:10:22 AM PST by Froufrou
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 243 | View Replies]

To: Froufrou
The AntiChrist is supposed to be seductive...
247 posted on 01/24/2007 9:21:55 AM PST by null and void (<----- Shocked and odd...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 246 | View Replies]

To: fanfan

Look,I KNOW theres no logic to it!LOL.
Hubbard wasa decent sci-fi writer but his"church"sucked.
I got recruited in 1968 by a girl I thought I "loved"
Hormones sure makes young folks do some foolish things.


248 posted on 01/24/2007 11:51:53 AM PST by Riverman94610
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 199 | View Replies]

To: steve-b
Handsome Young Rebel Scriptwriter: "I don’t know, this all seems so cliché. Maybe the lead should have the hots for the bad village chick instead of the good one."
Bearded Elder Scriptwriter: "We dare not deviate from the ancient sacred screenplay the gods left for our forefathers! If we do, the Sky Demon will devour our gross profit participation!!"

I would pay to see that movie.

249 posted on 01/24/2007 12:44:12 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (We must have faith For when it is all said and done, Faith manages. And the impossible is achieved)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 240 | View Replies]

To: null and void
Wow. I couldn't get through the review.

As the review author puts it:

The novel Battlefield Earth runs about 1,200 pages long. Hubbard might not have written well, but he wrote exceedingly long. And yes, I comprehend the irony of me, of all people, saying that.

250 posted on 01/25/2007 7:09:05 AM PST by steve-b (It's hard to be religious when certain people don't get struck by lightning.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 242 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 101-150151-200201-250251 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson