anonguy666 (anonguy666) wrote in coscruise,

Welcome to "Tom Cruise and Scientology"

This Livejournal community is here for people to discuss the antics of Tom Cruise, and his increasingly public relationship with the Church of Scientology.

Is he a devoted worshipper of a fast-growing Hollywood religion...or is he, as some critics claim, proselytizing for a dangerous cult?
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June 4 2005, 00:45:53 UTC 12 years ago

Devoted, yes.

Worshipper, no. Scientologists do not worship as their beliefs do not include a personal relationship with God.

Fast-growing, no. The Church of Scientology has around 100,000 members at most (around 55,000 in the USA) and this hasn't changed for over a decade.

Hollywood, not really. While the Church makes a big deal out of its 'celebrity' followers, there aren't many of them. Cruise, Travolta, Isaac Hayes, Jenna Elfman, er.... And outside of Hollywood, no famous Scientologists at all.

Religion, depends. Scientology as a belief set is argueably a religion, but the Church of Scientology fits the normal definition of a cult quite well.

Dangerous, it depends. Type 'Scientology' into Google, follow the links and make up your own mind.
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Well, scientology celebrities include Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley, Jenna Elfman, Lisa-Marie Presley, Chick Corea, voice of Simpson among others.

Scientology has only been around for about 50 years, you have to compare that to other world religions whose been around for thousands of years.

There are bad things about scientology, and there are good things about scientology. You have to find out about that by yourself, read some book, do some courses, do some auditing, read what the critics has to say, get an opinion.

Good luck,

You are one crazy fucking jackass, Nick.
Classic Scientologist phrasing.

Lure people in by name-dropping celebs.

'You have to find out about that by yourself'
Constant emphasis on the individual; empowering those with low self-esteem and authority issues by encouraging megalomania. Because 'you choose what to believe' in Scientology; even if its utterly wrong, unethical and illogical.

Ends with classic 'salesman' punch, straight to the point.---> 'read some book (should be books, plural), do some courses, do some auditing, read what the critics has (should be have, plural) to say'
Come to the Center, become totally indebted to them and enslave yourself. (You seem to have a problem with the plural, Nick. Why is that? Is it because Scientology encourage megalomania and you think only of yourself?)

Lastly 'get an opinion.'

As long as its whatever the CO$ opinion is.