Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Passion of the Cruise?

For a long time I have simply chuckled a little when reading the occasional news story about fringe cults like Scientology. The increasing publicity Tom Cruise has created for the Church of Scientology has simply produced more jokes, and a time or two I've even been inspired enough to write a few parodies such as "Suri with the Fringe Cult Pop."

Today isn't one of those inspirational times. According to Scientology cult leader David Miscavige, Tom Cruise is the new "Christ" of Scientology.

First of all, the irony in this statement is delicious. You see, according to secret Scientology teachings, "God, the Devil and Christ" are all characters in fictitious 3D motion pictures that were shown to the souls (or "thetans") of a bunch of aliens who now live in clusters in the bodies of humans, and "
the only reason people believe in God and Christ was because it was in the film their body thetans saw 75 million years ago." So this cult leader is comparing the most public figure of his cult with a religious figure his cult claims is a fiction born of a long-dead alien race.

(With stories like this, it's no small wonder L. Ron Hubbard failed as a science fiction writer!)

To make it even worse, Mr. Miscavige draws the comparison by pointing to the fact that Christ was "
criticised for his views" but later generations realized he was right. The problem, Mr. Miscavige, is that your cult doesn't believe Christ was right at all, and thus you are comparing Tom Cruise to a false prophet who was rightly criticized for his views because he was actually just playing off the brainwashing of a bunch of alien "body thetans."

To compare Tom Cruise to Jesus Christ is quite simply blasphemous and silly. The archaeological evidence alone supporting the Scriptural accounts of the life and work of Christ are quite extensive. Scientific support of any kind supporting the notion of billions of aliens being nuked, brainwashed, and left to inhabit the bodies of humans is simply non-existent.

Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, suffered and died, rose again, ascended to Heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father. He shall return in glory to judge all men, and His Kingdom will have no end.

Tom Cruise is just a mentally unstable actor caught up in the deceptions of a cult whose founder is still dead (and will stay dead until the day he's raised up to be judged by Christ). Tom Cruise will die the same as every other sinful man, and will one day face the King whose likeness he is presently being compared to.

I have a feeling nobody will have any trouble telling who is who.

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