Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Bandwagon jumping

I am just going to jump on the bandwagon in a very shabby bandwagon-jumping fashion.

It is worth adding to what Em and Rosie are saying about Mr Cruise and Miss Katie Holmes.

Isn't it curious that Tom seemed quite okay until now? Well, until that Samurai movie - which I was FORCED to watch and was the most terrible film I've had the misfortune to view. Magnolia was great though, but maybe he wasn't actually being ironic.

Anyhow, to my main point. I want to know about Scientology and WHY? Isn't it sci-fi? Could this mean a cult of Dr Who being a possibility? I have being dying to see Battlefield Earth with John Travolta, but nobody seems to want to watch it with me, and I'm too embarrassed to get it out on my own.

And who told me about Tom Cruise's tool and his desire to keep it clean? Was it you Katie?

Sorry. Feeble post. No structure. No point. No pictures of Tom's tool - although who'd know anyway.


audreysan said...

hey marth! we saw 10 mins (max) of 'battlefield arse' oh sorry - Earth - on tv the other night and that was enough. had genuinely intended to try to watch more, too, but there was no way... there - does that make you wanna watch it even more??? xx audrey

Rosiemunda said...

I reckon scientology is about as spiritually enlightening as eating your own poo.

Rosiemunda said...

I think they beleive that we are only vesels for alien beings from outer- space (usually where aliens are from) and that is why tom thinks that you shouldn't pollute your body with drugs coz you're ruining it for the big alien guys. And when you die you take on your alien form and go to the big platform thinngee and the aliens take you away..

Em said...

In the late 1940s, pulp writer L. Ron Hubbard declared:

"Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion"

Hubbard later created the Church of Scientology...

On the "advanced" levels (called OT levels) above the state of "Clear" they encounter the story of Xenu. Xenu was supposed to have gathered up all the overpopulation in this sector of the galaxy, brought them to Earth and then exterminated them using hydrogen bombs. The souls of these murdered people are then supposed to infest the body of everyone. They are called "body thetans". On the advanced levels of Scientology a person "audits out" these body thetans telepathically by getting them to re-experience their being exterminated by hydrogen bombs. So people on these levels assume all their bad thoughts and faulty memories are due to these body thetans infesting every part of their body and influencing them mentally. Many Scientologists go raving mad at this point if they have not done so already.

I have stolen all this from Operation Clambake - read some of it - it's scary!!

Martha said...

What a brilliant L Ron Hubbard quote!

I just can't imagine how it is possible for people to believe all that, but then a most religions have me feeling that way.

Maybe the celebs just like hanging out together. A friend's sister goes to the big church in LA and it is chock full of celebs.

And Org, I have resisted the temptation to get Battlefield Earth out once again - tonight we'll be dining on Shaun of the Dead.

David said...

Shaun of the Dead is an absolutely brilliant film. The sort of eccentricity that makes me want to up sticks and move back to the UK.

Favourite scene: Sorting through the old records trying to decide which ones are suitable for zombie decapitation.

Lisa said...

We were discus... making fun of Tom Cruise today at work and the question was asked... WHY is he so famous? Does anyone actually like him?

Martha said...

Well Lisa, Top Gun came out when I was about 13 - and girls at that age are a bag of hormones, so I believe his rise to fame is related to nostalgia based on Top Gun.

My theory anyway.

And no, nobody likes him now.

llew said...

Top Gun sucks chunks. However, Risky Business is quite brilliant - Cruise showed initial promise in this one (and was apparently shagging the delectable Rebecca de Mornay, although that may be scuttlebut). WHo knows what happened after that.

Although I quite liked the Samurai movie - but mostly for Ken Watanabe. And Minority Report is well worth a look.

meanwhile, I have always assumed Scientology must be offering these celebs something valuable. Privacy? Sex? Drugs? I dunno what.

Check out a movie called Bowfinger - Steve Martin & Eddie Murphy, and a clebrity cult called something that sounds like "Mind Fuck".

And also check out a recent Vanity Fair article on the latest cult for celebs, the Kabbalah.

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