Cruise 'is Christ' of Scientology
By EMILY SMITH
USEditor, THE SUN (UK)
January 23, 2007
TOM Cruise is the new “Christ” of Scientology, according to leaders of the cult-like religion.
: Impossible star has been told he has been “chosen” to spread the word of his faith throughout the world. Mission
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
in the ’80s. Leader L Ron Hubbard claimed humans bear traces of an ancient alien civilisation. Churchof Scientology
Taking pot-shots at Scientology is too easy (as evidenced by the last line of the Sun's story) so I'm not even going to go there. I already have an opinion on Mr. Cruise (who does not believe that anyone should ever take psychiatric drugs): he is misguided at best but is probably simply a bleedin' idiot .
But Christ? Here's one reason why Tom Cruise is not like Christ:
The quote: "… Like Christ, [Cruise]’s been criticised for his views…"
I might have to consult my religious history advisor John Cowart on all the details, but I think if you take it back to the original Latin (or Aramaic) you'll discover (and everyone agrees, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Atheists, and Agnostics) Christ was CRUCIFIED for his views.
Tom Cruise: Criticized. Jesus Christ: Crucified.
So until the government tacks Maverick and his need for speed up to a tree and gets all Mel Gibson on his ass he's not the least bit like Christ.
Mr. Miscavige, you sir are an imbecile.