Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Cruise: still ranting, still irrelevant

Earth to Tom Cruise: L. Ron Hubbard was a science fiction writer. A very good one (I have Battlefield Earth on my bookcase), but a sci-fi writer; no more or less. Dianetics is sheer nonsense.

And anti-psychotic drugs do work. They've helped many people, including my late mother.

Perhaps you need another smack-down. Some other actor, besides Brooke Shields.

Any volunteers?

Or does Cruise want to destroy the secret archives in the Vatican, too?

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KC said...

Why does Tom Cruise get mocked but followers of mainstream religions get a pass? Doesn't sound any more cooky than the gibberish that flows from other devout religious adherents.

BlastFurnace said...

True ... but most mainstream religions make a point of reaching out to the community, and not make presumptions or have premonitions about who or what people are. I stress mainstream -- not the televangelists who belong in same pantheon as TCOS, in my opinion. Closed societies with the top secrets only open to those willing to spend thousands of dollars and at the point where they have no sense of themselves.

One note that sticks out for me is that Consumer Reports issued a very strong warning against the book ... in 1951.