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Monday, May 08, 2006

 

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS.. IT'S FRICKEN HYSTERICAL!

MAYBE WHITE MEN CAN DANCE... BUT CRUISE DEFINITELY CAN'T!


 

CRUISE HEADING FOR A MAJOR CRASH... We did it!

CONGRATS GUYS IT LOOKS LIKE WE DID IT!!

News agencies the world over are reported MI:III is doomed to be a commercial failure, solely because of Tom! Here's an example taken from the NY Times!

New 'Mission'; Opens Weaker Than Expected

LOS ANGELES, May 7 — Paramount Pictures and its leading star, Tom Cruise, failed to live up to expectations this weekend when "Mission: Impossible III" opened to weak numbers at the domestic box office despite a barrage of public appearances by Mr. Cruise to promote the film.

The poor opening followed nearly a year of public mocking of Mr. Cruise, Hollywood's most reliable star and the centerpiece of Paramount's biggest franchise, across the pop culture landscape — by Internet bloggers and late-night comedians and constantly on tabloid covers — after his public, over-the-top wooing of the actress Katie Holmes and his outspoken remarks against psychiatry and antidepressant medications last year.

Opening in 4,054 theaters, "Mission: Impossible III" had estimated ticket sales of $48 million for the weekend, according to Exhibitor Relations, almost $10 million less than the second "Mission: Impossible" movie in 2000, which opened in 385 fewer theaters and at lower ticket prices. Based on market research, the film had been expected to reach about $65 million at the box office.

Many in Hollywood had been watching expectantly to see if the negative publicity surrounding Mr. Cruise would have an effect at the box office, and this weekend — as "Mission: Impossible III" kicked off the film industry's peak summer moviegoing period — it appeared as if it had.

Paramount reported that "Mission: Impossible III" took in $118 million worldwide in 55 countries, doing well in Asia, Latin America and Britain and poorly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where there is public opposition to Mr. Cruise's championing of his religion, Scientology.

But Paramount executives said that Mr. Cruise's public image did not hurt the film. "I don't believe that is a factor in how the movie opened," said Rob Moore, Paramount's president for worldwide marketing, distribution and operations. He noted that the opening domestic figure was close to that of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" last summer, which starred Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and said the "Mission" franchise was struggling against the fact that it had been six years since the previous installment.

Others disagreed, noting that Mr. Cruise personally spearheaded the marketing campaign. He visited four countries in rapid succession ahead of the opening — going to Rome, Paris, London and Mexico City — and on Friday attended four different premieres in Manhattan alone, traveling by helicopter, fire truck, subway and boat in a promotional blitz across the city.

"I can't fault the marketing campaign; I can't fault the trailers," said Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations, which tracks the box office, adding that the film, directed by J. J. Abrams, received strong reviews. "The only X factor here is the Tom Cruise factor."

The derision of Mr. Cruise began last spring when he embarked on his relationship with Ms. Holmes just as both actors were preparing to release big-budget movies, "War of the Worlds" for Mr. Cruise and "Batman Begins" for Ms. Holmes. The news media and fans expressed skepticism at the public nature of the romance, which intensified even as the formerly private Mr. Cruise increasingly involved Scientology in his business affairs.

Since then, Mr. Cruise has evolved into a kind of cultural punch line. In "Scary Movie 4," which is still in theaters, one scene is a parody of Mr. Cruise's couch-jumping appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" last May.

Several reviews of "Mission: Impossible 3" pointed out that Mr. Cruise's public persona had become a distraction when watching him on the big screen. "It's impossible to watch 'M:I-3' without asking: Do we still, you know, like Tom Cruise?" the critic Owen Gleiberman wrote in Entertainment Weekly, while Manohla Dargis wrote in The New York Times: "It would be a stretch to say that Tom Cruise needs a hit. What this guy needs is an intervention."

In addition to being the kickoff for the summer movie season, "Mission: Impossible III" was the first major release that had been given a green light by Paramount under Brad Grey, who took over as chairman in early 2005. Mr. Grey caused a stir last year when the studio threatened to pull the plug on the movie just ahead of production unless the budget was cut and Mr. Cruise — who is also a producer of the film — cut his fee.

As a result of that stand, the budget was trimmed to $165 million from about $200 million, and Mr. Cruise agreed to take about 25 percent of the movie's gross revenue, several percentage points less than his original deal, according to a senior Paramount executive.

Paramount executives said that exit polls this weekend showed the film's audience to be mainly over 25, adding that they hoped strong word-of-mouth would help drive a younger audience to the film as the summer continued. But market research ahead of the movie's release also showed that Mr. Cruise had lost ground among an important part of his fan base, female moviegoers.

In Hollywood many were left this weekend pondering the future of star power and looking ahead to the next test case, "The Da Vinci Code," starring Tom Hanks, on May 19. As Mr. Dergarabedian put it, "It shows you the importance of the star and their public image."


Monday, May 01, 2006

 

Tom Cruise has his trash guarded!

Washington: Hollywood actor Tom Cruise is reportedly so worried about people sifting through his trash to get his personal details, that he has appointed a guard to keep security of his trash.

A source revealed that the actor not only had his Scientology bodyguard take out the trash, but also made sure that the guard remained next to it till the garbage truck came around to collect it.

"One of his Scientology bodyguards takes out his rubbish. It's funny to watch a beefy guy keeping watch over a bag of garbage until it's picked up," Contactmusic quoted the source, as telling British newspaper The Sunday Express.

Cruise who is upbeat about his recently acquired fatherhood is said to be superstitious and finicky at times.

Source: http://www.ibnlive.com/news/tom-cruise-has-a-bodyguard-to-guard-his-trash/9197-13.html


Thursday, April 27, 2006

 

CATCH TOM'S CRAZY PILLS!

 

Friday, April 14, 2006

 

PerezHilton.com: Further Proof Of Tom Cruise's INSANITY:

From PerezHilton

Tom%20Cruise_crazyjpg.jpg As if the world wasn't already soured by Tom Cruise's "I'm right and everybody else is wrong" ways, the annoyingly outspoken star drops some choice quotes in the new issue of GQ, which has him on the cover.

- Tom on sex: "Sex is about the connection. Great sex is a by-product, for me, of a great relationship, where you have communication and it's an extension of that. Where it's just...free. And that's how it should be. It's spectacular. If you're not in good communication with your partner, it sucks."

- Did you know Tom's a fucking psychic???? "Oh, I -- I looked at [Katie]. And I went, 'You're gonna tell me if you're pregnant, aren't you?' It was a moment where ... It was one of those things," he (sort of) explains. "I just picked something up. And I knew at that moment she was pregnant. 'Cuz I notice things in people."

- On their home sonogram machine "I'm a filmmaker - I need to see the rushes! At first we did it a lot. I don't know how many times, but I did not exceed FDA regulations!"

- On Brangelina's impending (and competing) arrival: "Playdates! I've gotta give him a ring. I'm really happy for them. I am really happy for them. He's a good guy, Brad."

- On explaining the history of psychiatry to Matt Lauer: "I thought I was pretty restrained. I've been pissed off about things, believe me. I thought it was a terrific interview. I wasn't pissed; I just was intense on wanting to communicate."

- On Katie's cravings: "She loves cupcakes, okay? I mean, the girl loves cupcakes."

- On questions about the galactic overlord Xenu, a central figure in his religion: "You say this stuff to me and it's insulting. That's why I'm not even going to dignify what you're saying. There's always a lot of misinformation out there. I'm doing pretty good. Look at the things that have helped me in my life. You hear this other stuff - come on, it's crap!"

- On his assertion that he's not crazy: "I taught her how to ride a dirt bike in an hour and a half. She'd never done it before. She got her scuba license -- and the kids scuba dive so we all went down scuba diving in Mexico and swimming with the whales. Sometimes people freak out when they see the stuff I do. But it's like, 'Look, this is who I am,' and people who know me know I'm very safe about it. I'm not crazy!"

Yeah, right. Sure thing, buddy!


Monday, April 10, 2006

 

'Interview with Glen Stollery of ScienTOMogy.info"

The news website "Wikinews" (cousin to the brilliant Wikipedia) has just published an interview with yours truly (why thank you), asking why I have "targetted Tom Cruise and $cientology"... they also gave the cult the opportunity to repond. Check it out, here:

Interview with Glen Stollery of ScienTOMogy.info

Also, if you haven't already seen the ScienTOMogy section in Wikipedia, check that out here too! Enjoy! Glen

Sunday, April 09, 2006

 

Hey MJ called his kid blanket... maybe theirs will be "Pillow"?

No doubt, something very odd about all this??

Friday, April 07, 2006

 

Is Katie Holmes really pregnant?

Ok, Katie. The gig is up. Has anyone ever seen a past-due, pregnant woman look like this? She has a thin face, thin arms, and walks upright, as if she's carrying a lightweight pillow. Here is a picture of Katie Holmes, who is expecting her baby with fiancé Tom Cruise "any minute," shopping at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills yesterday. In addition to the her suspiciously energetic shopping spree, does anyone else think her bulge is suspiciously odd? Also,how long has Katie been pregnant anyway? At this rate, she'll be delivering a kindegartener soon.

Media sources who have been watching her shop, visit Yahoo, and go to a recent sporting event, commented on how easily Katie moves around, and hops into vehicles. Women in their 9th month do not move like this, nor do they wear regular tight jeans. Her 'pregnant' stomach is too high!

Some gossip blogs speculate that Tom & Katie have already had the baby, while others guess that the couple is really adopting a baby.

The entire Tom and Katie relationship from the start has been baffling. Rushed courtship, over the top proclamations to love, and now a baby to be born a la' Scientology style?

That baby had better pop his little head out tomorrow, or I'm not buying it! The gig is up Katie!

Source: http://www.gambling911.com/040506daily.html


Tuesday, April 04, 2006

 

Thetanland

A reader brought this to my attention from CityRag check it out! For those who thought the wierdness of Neverland may be gone forever, today on Howard Stern, Mike Walker of the National Enquirer reported that the Church of Scientology is looking at purchasing Neverland and making it a retreat for Scientologists! You gotta take the source with a grain of salt, but wouldn’t that be wonderfully bizarre and provide years of hilarious imagery to come?!...

Thetanland2_1

One more shot of Tom Cruise ruling Neverland below...

Thetanland


Friday, March 24, 2006

 

WATCH SOUTH PARK "THE RETURN OF CHEF" AT SCIENTOMOGY.INFO NOW!

South Park "The Return of Chef" available at scienTOMogy.info!

Watch it for FREE RIGHT NOW!


Sunday, March 19, 2006

 

TOM TRY'S TO SHUT US DOWN!!!

Hey guys!
Many of you have emailed in stating that our vids have stopped working - some of you even went so far as to find out why and were told by the company hosting the videos for us (YouTube) that they were "removed at the request of the owner"
Well, that's a bunch of baloney. No doubt, just like Viacom and screaming "It wasn't Tom that make us pull South Park Trapped in the Closet it was because of respect for Mr. Hayes" (YEAH RIGHT!), the vids on ScienTOMogy were NOT pulled at my request. I received no notice, warning, or communication of any kind from YouTube (kinda rude after pulling 3 million new viewers to their site!) nor are they even replying to requests as to what happened.
But, coincidently this happened the SAME DAY Viacom pulled South Park **reportedly** due to Cruise's pressure to drop all promotion of MI3 if they didn't. Occam's Razor points straight to Cruise sabotage here as well.
BUT NEVER FEAR! I immediately moved some of the more popular vids onto a backup (like the South Park episode of course!) and all the movies will be back online within a couple of days. We're moving to http://www.dailymotion.com - which as luck would have it has a FAR superior service... the vids will be faster, sharper and even better available for download as well as online live streaming. Check out our progress at http://www.dailymotion.com/scientomogy/ as we add more and more PLUS a whole heap of new videos too.
Thanks for your support guys... and let Tom know he can't control everything and BOYCOTT MI:3! (www.boycottmi3.com)
Glen
http://www.scienTOMogy.info - Just days away from once again having More Tom Cruise than HBO!

Friday, March 17, 2006

 

Cruise Shuts Down 'South Park'?(!!)

Tom Cruise reportedly forced network Comedy Central to cancel the repeat of a South Park episode about Scientology by threatening to boycott publicity events for Mission: Impossible 3, according to media reports.

The star is alleged to have pressurized Hollywood executives at Paramount Pictures which are owned by Viacom--as is Comedy Central.

South Park episode "Trapped In The Closet" thrilled fans when it aired in November, by poking fun at both Cruise and his controversial beliefs system. But, despite being scheduled to rerun on Wednesday night, it was mysteriously pulled at the last minute.

However, Cruise's spokesman denies the star threatened executives: "He never said any such thing about Mission: Impossible 3."

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone issued an statement to Daily Variety saying,

"So, Scientology, you may have won this battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun!
Temporarily anozinizing (corr) our episode will not stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies.
Curses and drat! You have obstructed us now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu."

The statement is signed "Trey Parker and Matt Stone, servants to the dark lord Xenu".

http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/3484993

Article Copyright World Entertainment News Network All Rights Reserved.

BUT YOU CAN STILL SEE THE EPISODE HERE!
http://www.scienTOMogy.info/south-park.htm

Sunday, March 05, 2006

 

And the loser is? Tom Cruise

The A-list actor whose blockbuster hits, including last year's "War of the Worlds," won the Razzie award on Saturday for "most tiresome tabloid target."

The Razzies, which parody self-congratulatory Hollywood award shows such as the Oscars by roasting the worst of Tinseltown, this year added the "most tiresome" category to salute "the celebs we're ALL sick and tired of."

Cruise won the award for his "antics with fiancée Katie Holmes." Cruise professed his love for the actress in an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" last May where he jumped up and down on a sofa like a man possessed.

Cruise's behaviour spawned a slang phrase "jump the couch," meaning a defining moment when you know someone has gone off the deep end, providing endless material for late-night comedians.

Cruise then proposed to Holmes in June at the Eiffel Tower in Paris and announced their engagement the next day at a news conference, prompting speculation it was all a publicity stunt to promote their summer films -- "War of the Worlds" for Cruise and "Batman Begins" for Holmes.

Cruise, a member of the Church of Scientology which eschews psychiatry, almost beat himself out for the award. He was also nominated for his attack on psychiatry and anti-depressant drugs made in an interview on NBC's "Today" show last June.

On the program, he said "psychiatry is a pseudoscience," and said actress Brooke Shields should have used vitamins rather than anti-depressants to battle postpartum depression.

Full article here

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) By Mark Egan

 


Monday, February 20, 2006

 

Latest update from Defamer.com!

 Fark Cruised?

READ MORE: Tom Cruise, brad grey, paramount, top

According to BoingBoing, Fark’s Drew Curtis received a particularly hostile e-mail in response to a Fark comment thread about yesterday’s Life & Style Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes break-up story (which was, of course, immediately denied by Team Cruise). Curtis noted that the sender’s IP address belongs to Paramount Studios, leading him to hypothesize that the anonymous, grammatically innovative e-mailer was Cruise himself. The e-mail:

I can’t believe that people actually read and or believe this bull shit that is posted on fark.com. This is the first time I have been to fark.com and definatly the last. Considering I am witness to a lot of shit that goes on in hollywood, its hard to post some complete bull shit rumor say about tom cruise and katie holmes breaking up when they are sitting in front of you acting completely normal and sane. You guys must have small penis’s since you have to make up shit for people to notice you. Hate to be with you in bed. Dumb shits! You may think I am, at least Im getting rich off being honest and not lieing to everyone in the fucking world.

We’d love to believe that Cruise spends his downtime lost in vanity Google session and firing off unhinged missives about the health of his relationship [Ed.note: Tom: call us!], but we have a hard time picturing the Scientology Information Officers letting him anywhere near a computer, for fear the rest of his life would be consumed by a crusade to wipe out the unchecked negativity of the internets. And with so many people on the Paramount lot (where his production company is housed) whose jobs are dependent on Cruise’s career, the message really could’ve come from anyone. So as long as we’re taking guesses as to the angry writer with the disabled spell-checker, we might as well finger a far more likely suspect: Paramount Emperor Brad Grey. It all makes sense now, doesn’t it?


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

 

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes - it's over!

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes - it's over!

Life & Style has learned exclusively that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have agreed to call off their wedding - and, ultimately, to split.

Multiple insiders confirmed the story to Life & Style, with one longtime friend of Tom's saying: "Their relationship is basically over." Another friend adds: "They both agreed that the marriage wouldn't work and they wanted to end it before they learned to hate each other."

The insiders say that Tom, 43, and Katie, 27, plan to keep up the charade of a romance until after their baby's birth this spring. In the meantime, the couple will live in his Beverly Hills home - though sleeping in separate bedrooms - through the summer. Then, presumably, they'll announce a separation - but Tom plans to buy Katie a home nearby so he can visit his child whenever he wishes.

"They'll share custody," says the friend, who claims the couple are drawing up a legal document to provide for Katie's and the baby's financial well-being for life. "Tom will set up Katie and the baby," adds the pal.

http://www.perezhilton.com/topics/tomkat/tomkat_split_20060214.php

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Another rumor??? Bet we'll hear within the hour!


Monday, February 13, 2006

 

Tom Cruise & Kanye West: Mission Ridiculous

What else can Tom Cruise do to make a fool of himself?  Well, he could climb a rope up to the balcony of a crowded club to see some rapper rap. Yes, it's true.  Tom Cruise reportedly climbed a rope from the floor of Hollywood's Avalon club up to a balcony, where he then proceeded to watch Kanye West perform on Monday night, according to KP International.

As if his couch-jumping antics on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" or his Scientology tirade against Matt Lauer weren't enough.  Here is a man with a reputation of being a loon, so naturally, he was invited to attend a pre-Grammy party hosted by "Rolling Stone" magazine and Verizon, where he doesn't disappoint.

It's been recently confirmed, according to published reports, that Grammy-winning rapster Kanye West has agreed to record his version of the "Mission: Impossible" theme for the third film of the series.  The new release is due to arrive in theatres in May. "We wanted to take this installment of "Mission" to the next level," Cruise is quoted as saying.  "And Kanye's music definitely added to accomplishing that goal."

Still doesn't explain the monkey business.  What the heck was that rope doing there in the first place?"

http://www.postchronicle.com/news/entertainment/tittletattle/article_2126358.shtml
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Well I took a look at the club's website and yep it's official - Tom's still a fricken nutbar! Look!!


Sunday, February 12, 2006

 

New Scientology website defends legitimate critics....

For years a contraversial website that makes outrageous statements about anyone that openly criticizes $cientology by writing pages of the apparent "laws and contraversial - actions" that they may have (or most likely haven't been) involved... Activities that took place over twenty years ago are even mentioned in an attempt to "dead agent" them. Although the site makes no reference to being owned by them there's someting odd going on! Now a site fights back: www.religiousfreedomwatch.info has real stories and real links to prominant critics... don't call for anymore of the cult's crap! Check it out... I'm even there!! ;)

Sunday, February 05, 2006

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS SCIENTOLOGY ANYWAY???

A lot of people have emailed me asking exactly what Scientology is. Well, here's the best explanation I've seen... read on:

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" Reader's Digest reprint, May 1980, p.1

Hubbard then went onto create the "Church" of Scientology...
The following is an extract from a text by ex-Scientologist Roland Rashleigh-Berry. Roland wrote:
"This is my personal opinion. I grant permission to anyone to reproduce this material. This description has been tailored to people who have never been Scientologists and seek a simple and short explanation as to what it is and why it is surrounded by controversy." 
This extract is taken from the web's #1 Scientology info site: www.xenu.net

In a Nutshell

The Church of Scientology is a vicious and dangerous cult that masquerades as a religion. Its purpose is to make money. It practices a variety of mind-control techniques on people lured into its midst to gain control over their money and their lives. Its aim is to take from them every penny that they have and can ever borrow and to also enslave them to further its wicked ends.

It was started in the 1950s by a science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard in fulfilment to his declared aim to start a religion to make money. It is an offshoot to a method of psychotherapy he concocted from various sources which he named "Dianetics". Dianetics is a form of regression therapy. It was then further expanded to appear more like a religion in order to enjoy tax benefits. He called it "Scientology".

Scientology is a confused concoction of crackpot, dangerously applied psychotherapy, oversimplified, idiotic and inapplicable rules and ideas and science-fiction drivel that is presented to its members (at the "advanced" levels) as profound spiritual truth.

The Harm it Does to a Person

The results of applying their crackpot psychotherapy (called "auditing") is to weaken the mind. The mind goes from a rational state to an irrational one as the delusional contents of the subconscious mind are brought to the surface and are assumed to be valid. It also makes a person more susceptible to suggestion since it submerges the critical thinking faculties of the mind into a partial subconscious state. It results in a permanent light hypnotic trance and so from thenceforth that person can be more easily controlled. The person will, to a much greater extent, believe and do whatever they are told. And of course this is used to the full in persuading them to hand over further money and dedicating themselves further to the cult.

The results of applying their oversimplified and inapplicable rules in life is to lose the ability to think rationally and logically. A person loses the ability to think for themselves and so they lose the ability to challenge incorrect ideas. This makes them easier to control. It also isolates and alienates the person from society so that they withdraw from normal society and into their "Scientology" society. This further increases their susceptibility to the influence of their group. They end up being afraid of society, believing all society to be controlled by a group of drug companies, psychiatrists and financiers all of whom report to more remote masters. In other words they are in a state of mass paranoia. They therefore avoid reading newspapers and the like since they fear it will disturb their safe Scientology world. It is a downward spiral into madness.

The science fiction content of Scientology is revealed to them after they have reached the state they call "Clear", meaning freed from the aberrations of the mind. However, perhaps "brainwashed" would be a more applicable word to describe the mental state of someone who has survived the near entire delusional contents of their subconscious mind brought to the surface and presented to them as "truth". 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.

The "Ethics" Trap

On the surface the Church of Scientology seems reasonable. The insane content of it is only revealed to a person when the early stuff has done its work and made them more susceptible. After a short while a person "believes" that Scientology is doing them good. They are then persuaded to help their new-found group further by donating money and/or working for the organisation for almost no money. Many people do exactly that.

"Ethics" is used to good effect to trap a person. A person’s natural tendency to do good is worked upon. Yes - they want to be more ethical, but what is ethical? This is where a clever trick is pulled! "Ethics" is redefined by Scientology in such a way that to be ethical is to be a better Scientologist and obey the "church". Young people, not yet made cynical through the machinations of life and politics, are very keen to contribute to the world and to be ethical. So the "ethics" trick works easily into persuading them to join the "church". Many of them join an elite group called the "Sea Org" where they become brainwashed slaves. There they work a hundred hour week for almost no pay. There they are subject to every cruel whim of their masters. It is a living hell that they endure because of the conditioning they have received and this now perverted sense of ethics that they have accepted. The "Sea Org" is the ultimate in brainwashed slavery. They are expected to work harder and harder to achieve ever higher targets of production. If they fail to meet their targets there are various penalties. One of them is to be put onto a diet of beans and rice and to miss sleep. Another is to be sentenced to a period on the RPF (Rehabilitation Project Force). This is the equivalent to "hard labour". Such is the extent of their brainwashing that they actually write "success stories" when they complete their sentences.

Brainwashing Bites Back

There is no doubt at all that L. Ron Hubbard incorporated brainwashing techniques into Scientology to put people under his control. He even wrote a "brainwashing manual" which is still in existence today. However there was a cruel twist in his scheme. He fell victim of it himself. In creating his devoted slaves, the Sea Org, he created an audience that believed every word he said. Now L. Ron Hubbard had an over-active imagination plus delusions of grandeur. The negative feedback he would obtain by being part of normal society was replaced by the positive feedback from his devoted followers. Through this his imagination got the better of him and combined with his delusions of grandeur, his thinking became increasingly bizarre which, on acceptance, led on to more bizarre thinking and the idea that he and Scientology had the job of saving the entire universe He wanted to take over the world in order to further Scientology’s aims to save the universe and so branches of Scientology were set up to try to influence governments and gain positions where they could influence to world to a high degree. So what started out as a mass confidence trick backed up with brainwashing became a monstrous and insane organisation with fantastic, fanatical ideals. Because of this change, the Church of Scientology survived the death of their founder. It is like a runaway monster machine that tramples on society and peoples lives that is very difficult to stop.

Stop the Monster

The whole machinery called the "Church of Scientology" needs to be jammed somehow so that more people do not get sucked in and the people already in it have a chance to get out. We must not forget the people already in this "church". Although they are the ones perpetrating this crime they are also the victims. They need our help as well.

And here we come to the "War on the Internet".

The War on the Internet

The "War on the Internet" is the war between the Church of Scientology and Internet users who copy their documents and post them on the Internet.

The people who are copying their material and webbing it are using the huge accessibility of the world-wide web to get information out to people to warn them of the insanity and danger of this cult. They are doing it for the public good. The hope is that if they can get this information out to the public and make it broadly known then people will be forewarned and will not join the cult. If they can starve the cult of new members in this way then the whole organisation may collapse and then the existing members can be helped to return to society. But of course the people within the cult believe only their own founders interpretation of things so they use every means they can to stop this. Usually the method they use is harassment through lengthy and expensive legal processes. Sometimes it is physical harassment. Sometimes worse!

The people who post and host the copyrighted and confidential works of Scientology are risking themselves to help warn the public about the dangers of Scientology. They have a strong sense of public duty and care for their fellow men. They are breaking copyright laws it is true but they are acting out of conscience and out of high human ideals. As they get broken down by legal or physical harassment more rise to take their place.

I hope this short piece of mine is a befitting and deserving introduction to these people, the "Warriors of the Internet".


Monday, January 30, 2006

 

Exclusive Tom Cruise bans South Park in UK special edition!!

Just something we threw together as a tribute to the whiny gnome with no sense of humor having the South Park episode banned in the UK Think you'll like it! ;) http://www.scienTOMogy.info/tcspecial.htm

 

Tom Cruise front-runner for worst acting award

Jan 30, 2006 — LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tom Cruise may have survived a Martian attack in last year's remake of "War of the Worlds," but he has failed to elude Hollywood's movie police.

The actor was among the contenders announced on Monday for the annual Razzie Awards, which "honor" the worst achievements in film.

Cruise will compete for the year's worst actor award with Will Ferrell ("Bewitched," "Kicking & Screaming"), Jamie Kennedy ("Son of the Mask"), Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ("Doom") and Rob Schneider ("Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo").

The nominees were announced by The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, a tongue-in-cheek organization that claims more than 700 voting members.

Foundation head John Wilson said in an interview he did not think Cruise's portrayal of a working-class man in "War of the Worlds" was particularly credible.

While there were arguably worse performances, Cruise's off-screen antics, either in support of Scientology, or in the throes of passion with new girlfriend Katie Holmes, ensured he made the grade, Wilson said.

Indeed, Cruise was nominated twice in the new category of most tiresome tabloid target, which salutes "the celebs we're all sick and tired of," Wilson said.

Cruise is already a Razzie winner, sharing the honor with Brad Pitt for worst screen couple in "Interview with the Vampire." He was also nominated for the film "Cocktail."

Actresses Jenny McCarthy and Jessica Simpson also picked up three nominations. McCarthy was cited for worst actress, worst screen couple and worst screenplay for "Dirty Love." Simpson will also vie for worst screen couple, as well as worst supporting actress as Daisy Duke in "The Dukes of Hazard."

"Son of the Mask," a sequel to the 1994 Jim Carrey hit, led the nominated films with eight mentions. Unfortunately for the producers, Carrey did not reprise his role in the new film and no one went to see it.

"Dukes of Hazzard," which did well at the box office, received seven nominations.


Monday, January 23, 2006

 

The ups and down of Katie's bump???

http://www.boomspeed.com/allhailme/012106_katiebumptimelineBG.jpg

Saturday, January 21, 2006

 

Scientomogy makes Defamer!


Friday, January 20, 2006

 

Things Turning Sour For Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes?

Wedding may not go ahead…
 
Despite big smily, touchy-feely public appearances – it seems that the seemingly perfect, all-American pairing of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise may be turning sour.

The grinning couple recently appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres showing looking loved up, but behind the scenes sources have intimated that things haven’t been plain sailing between the two.

According to OK! The Christmas period was particularly fraught for the pair; Cruise decided to stay at Katie’s parent’s house for the holidays ‘to mend fences with the family of his fiancée,’ who so far have been rather opposed to their darling daughter's choice of man.

However, a close friend told an American mag that: “Tom and Katie ended up leaving three days earlier than planned. Katie was in tears, but that’s standard when it comes to dealing with family matters and Tom.”

They continued: “My honest opinion is that the wedding is not going to happen. Neither one of them seems as enthusiastic as they once did about marriage.”

http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news?id=12582


Thursday, January 19, 2006

 

Tom Cruise has South Park episode banned in UK!

UK TV viewers will not get to see an episode of South Park which shows Nicole Kidman and fellow Scientologist John Travolta attempting to coax a fictional Tom Cruise character out of a closet, with Kidman saying: "Don't you think this has gone on long enough? It's time for you to come out of the closet. You're not fooling anyone."

Naturally, the robustly heterosexual Top Gun star took exception to this when Trapped in the Closet aired in the US. The episode also showed Stan - believed by the Cruise character to be the reincarnation of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard - having a pop at Cruise's acting abilities, and Cruise reportedly waved the legal big stick at Paramount and threatened to sue if the offending programme was ever shown again.

An insider said: "Tom is famously very litigious and will go to great lengths to protect his reputation. Tom was said not to like the episode and Paramount just didn't dare risk showing it again. It's a shame that UK audiences will never see it because it's very funny." ®

By Lester Haines
Published Thursday 19th January 2006 12:01 GMT
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/19/south_park_axed/print.html


Saturday, December 24, 2005

 

DO NOT DONATE TO SCIENTOLOGY & JOIN US IN A WORLDWIDE BOYCOTT OF MI:3!

JOIN US IN NOT DONATING TO THE CULT OF SCIENTOLOGY & BOYCOTT MI:III!

IT'S HAPPENING! Tom Cruise's recent repeated massively irresponsible and potentially life-endangering statements that those on prescribed psychiatric medication should cease using them and use "exercise and vitamins and stuff"... combined with his promotion of what most consider a cult of Scientology has horrified a huge percentage of the public. In fact, our survey results below show from almost 2,500 responses a MASSIVE 83% of you feel just like us and are prepared to Boycott Mission Impossible III.

Well some of the major anti-Scientology websites are pulling together to do just that. We feel it's time someone made a stance against "Dr. Cruise's" bullying tactics, and every dollar he earns he gives a % to Scientology. Which means every time we pay to see a Cruise movie we're funding his cult! Well not anymore. Head to www.boycottmi3.com and put your name down in a worldwide boycott of M:I:III. You'll have a clear conscience, and help send a very powerful message to Cruise that you won't be donating to his cult this year. Beside, MI:II sucked anyway!

Head to www.boycottmi3.com and BOYCOTT M:I:III!


Friday, December 23, 2005

 

Tom Cruise slammed over Scientology cure

December 15, 2005, 12:20:13
Tom Cruise Tom Cruise has been slammed by fire-fighters injured in the 9/11 attacks - for suggesting they use Scientology to heal themselves.

The actor has reportedly urged people suffering the effects of smoke inhalation from the terrorist attacks to quit using their medication and inhalers - and start drinking cooking oil.

The "purification" programme also advises people to take large doses of niacin and indulge in plenty of saunas.

The Hollywood heavyweight - a co-founder of the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project - has also supported a new Scientology clinic preaching these remedies.

However, doctors have reportedly dismissed the treatment as "quackery".

Deputy Fire Commissioner Frank Gribbon told PageSix.com: "If our doctors are prescribing medication, and they (Scientologists) are saying, 'don't take it', that's a problem for us."

He also claimed the department's deputy chief medical officer Dr David Prezant is against the treatment.

He said: "He (Prezant) is not pleased when patients are advised to disobey doctors' orders. That's where he drew the line."

Scientology devotee Tom - who is engaged to actress Katie Holmes, who is pregnant with their first baby together - has defended the purification process, claiming: "More than 500 individuals have recovered health and job fitness through this project."

http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/celebrity/77022004.htm


Monday, December 19, 2005

 

LISTEN TO THE NEW "CRAZY LITTLE GUY TOM CRUISE" - HILARIOUS!

 aclick here to hear the new song about tom!

 

We're blogging a classic blog :)

I found this blog the other day and although I've seen the Tom Cruise/Matt Lauer interview DOZENS of times (here if you missed it) the commentary of this blogger had me in hysterics. Anyway, his (Jester's) blog "Disaster Planet" is located here - read it and prepare to laugh... HE'S A REAL CHARACTER, you'll love it! G.

 

Did TomKat's foetus enjoy Scientology's purification programme?!

You know what I'm really concerned about is the Scientology purification rundown - that was the period she had skin blotches on face - no doubt because she was having to take up to 5 GRAMS (5000 mg) of niacin per day (rec. daily intake is 10mg so 500 times more!) and have numerous hot saunas whilst on a very low caloric intake. And she was pregnant.
 
Yah. That's GREAT for the baby. No wonder Tom bought the sonogram! I'd be freaking out too!


 

Katie's birthday - but Tom gets a new toy puppet!


Doesn't the hair pulling just scream "TRUE LOVE" to you?!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

 

SCIENTOMOGY PRESENTS THE TOM CRUISE/SCIENTOLOGY COMMEMORATIVE PHOTO ALBUM

Here's a wee trip down memory lane for Cruise as we look at a wee photo album courtesy and of the LA Times Yes, be afraid. be very afraid!
All photos are hosted by the LA Times not this site, and are the copyright of their listed respective copyright holders below.

A star and his leader
Tom Cruise and David Miscavige after a brunch at Scientology’s Celebrity Centre in Hollywood about a year ago.
A Star and his... (gulp)... "leader" David Miscavige - Head of the RTC (parent company of the Church) since L Ron's death in 86.

A star and his leader
The Church of Scientology's Impact magazine published this photo showing Tom Cruise as he exchanges salutes with Scientology's ecclesiastical leader David Miscavige, who presented the movie star with the church's Freedom Medal of Valor in 2004 in Saint Hill, England.
And again. My God, Cruise is 5'7" - that would make him... what.... 5'4"?!

Medal of Valor
Scientology’s Impact magazine published these photos of church leader David Miscavige awarding Tom Cruise the Freedom Medal of Valor in England in 2004. These are a few of the photos published by the magazine in a commemorative edition, which included a 14-page spread on the ceremony and Cruise’s contribution to the church.
I bet this photo collage just warms the cockle's of the hearts of Katie's parents don't you? He looks so... so... so God Damn Proud it's actually frightening! Honestly this is some sick twisted imagery that forms nightmares. I'm actually going to be ill. Jesus... No, seriously... I can't look at this image ever again or I'll never sleep... think of something else quick!
 
Bonnie View
A closer view of “Bonnie View,” a $9.4 million mansion that ex-members say was constructed for the expected return of late church founder L. Ron Hubbard. Church officials say the mansion is simply a museum to commemorate Hubbard’s life and house most of his possessions. Hubbard, who had a fascination with all things Scottish, chose the Gilman Hot Springs property after discovering it while scouting filming locations that looked like Scotland, church officials said. Then spend $45 million rebuilding it.
Read that again; "a $9.4 million mansion that ex-members say was constructed for the expected return of late church founder L. Ron Hubbard." Ah yes, of course! Elron's return, why didn't we think of that? Maybe they think he just popped out to grab some milk and the newspaper or something, and is due back any sec for a cuppa in his new pad... HELLO! He died like 20 YEARS AGO!! Unless they mean Stan from South Park? Mind you, he's a cartoon character. Oh hell these people believe in Xenu for God's sake it could be built to house magical Scientology gnomes and fairies for all we know!

E-meter production
Ron Clifford, a church staff member at Gilman Hot Springs, assembles an “e-meter,” a machine used by Scientologists to measure spiritual clarity. The facilities churn out 10,000 e-meters every year, according to the church. The machines are sold to church members for about $5,000 each.
Okay, I only put this in to make a point. Work with me here on some math. At last I heard, Mike Rinder quoted the Church membership at ten million worldwide. (Our facts state 55,000 in the US so maybe 80,000 worldwide but we'll leave that for now). So, ten million members, all requiring auditing in each of the scientology centers, and on top of that each member is meant to own not one, but two of these personally as well at home (ya know, in case of an EMERGENCY auditing required and your darn $5,000 E-meter's broken... ya got a spare! Just like Boy Scouts these Scientologists...) Ten million members, and their production facility pumps out 10,000 per year? Is it just me or does that mean it would take a minimum of 2000 years until they'll have enough? That's the thing about making up baloney stories Rinder, someone will always catch ya on the little details... (maybe he meant 10 million thetans???)


Friday, December 16, 2005

 

Cruise defends scientology trauma cure

Tom Cruise recently attended a fundraiser for the New York City Rescue Workers Detoxification Project, and has defended his comments about rescue workers needing to come off their post-trauma medication.

Cruise has been criticised for comments made after 9/11 which indicated that firefighters and other workers that had been exposed to potentially harmful chemicals in the air should pursue natural remedies rather than accepting drugs. The project was set up to help people find other remedies.

"I started this project out of the great respect I have for the courage and service of the rescue workers. (.) When I started this project I was in position where I knew I could help. I absolutely consider it an honor and a privilege to be here to help these men and women", Cruise said.

Doctors have dismissed the suggested treatments as inadequate however, and Deputy Fire Commissioner Frank Gribbon takes exception to the scientology interference: "If our doctors are prescribing medication, and they (Scientologists) are saying, 'don't take it', that's a problem for us."

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds27345.html


 

Cruise looks to clear the air, as Cuba gets down and 'Dirty'

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
'Jerry Maguire" buddies Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. were partying just a few blocks apart Wednesday night - but they might as well have been on different planets.

You might say that Cruise was on Teegeeack, as members of his Church of Scientology sometimes refer to Earth. The "War of the Worlds" star and his fiancée, Katie Holmes, were at a Tribeca Rooftop benefit for the New York Rescue Workers Detoxification Project.

As we've told you before, that's the controversial program that treats victiams of smoke inhalation with a "purification rundown" that some doctors and FDNY officials have branded as "medically unproven."

In the past, reps for the project have played down its ties to Scientology. But there was no doubt that Cruise's party was a Church social. Pictures of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard hung near the bar, and each goody bag included one of his sacred texts.

Addressing about 150 guests who paid $6,250 a head (double that if they sat at his table), Cruise made no mention of the project's critics. Typically upbeat, he invited an NYPD officer and a U.S. Army major, both "program graduates," to testify about benefits of their treatment.

But even the most earnest Scientologist embraces the Yuletide. Holmes, clearly showing the baby the cuddling couple is expecting, rehearsed "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" with the Alex Donner Orchestra. With the help of Cruise's $50,000 gift, the evening raised $350,000. Alas, there wasn't time for Katie's carols.

Meanwhile, we ran into Gooding at a screening of his gripping new gang drama, "Dirty," hosted by producer Lee Daniels. Asked if he was headed to the Detox bash, Gooding told us, "This is the first I heard of it. Tom didn't call me. He don't call a brother no more!"

But, seriously, the Oscar winner assured us he and Cruise are still friends, and he wished him the best.

And, while Cruise and Holmes called it a night at around 11, Gooding partied on at PM in the Meatpacking District.

The actor, whose wife, Sara, recently gave birth to their third child, "was dancing, drinking Champagne and playing the drums all night," says a spy.

Perhaps it's his own "purification rundown."

http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/375267p-318877c.html


 

Tom Cruise Criticized Again For Scientology Theories Regarding Psychiatry

 Tom Cruise Criticized Again For Scientology Theories Regarding Psychiatry Cornwell: "'I'm not going to take my anti-depressants because Tom Cruise said I don't need drugs.'"

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has been criticized again for his Scientology believes regarding psychiatry, this time by the best-selling crime author Patricia Cornwell.

According to London Evening Standard newspaper, Cornwell, 49, the author of a popular series of crime novels featuring the fictional heroine "Dr. Kay Scarpetta", declared that Cruise's preaches about the evil of anti-depressants, could badly influence his young naïve fans.

Cornwell says, "There are misconceptions about psychology, especially when people out there like Tom Cruise say there's no evidence of chemical imbalance and psychiatric disorders."

"There's going to be some girl or boy who worships this megastar, who decides, 'I'm not going to take my anti-depressants because Tom Cruise said I don't need drugs.'"

This is not the first time for Cruise to be criticized for his Scientology believes. He openly criticized actress Brooke Shields for using the drug Paxil, an anti-depressant, which Shields claims helped her recover from post-partum depression after the birth of her daughter in 2003.

Brooke Shields slammed back the superstar, subsequently describing Cruise's comments as "irresponsible and dangerous".


Thursday, December 15, 2005

 

Scientomogy now officially recognised in Wikipedia!

Scientomogy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Scientomogy is a parody of Scientology; specifically of Tom Cruise and his involvement with it.

The concept was created by New Zealand webmaster Glen Stollery on a website called scientomogy.info in 2005. The website drew worldwide headlines when the Church of Scientology's attorneys Moxon & Kobrin contacted Stollery, claiming his parody was an infringement of their copyright, despite being a different word by one letter.

In September 2005 the Church of Scientology issued a cease and desist order to Stollery demanding he shut down the site and transfer ownership to the Church, threatening him with a $100,000 lawsuit. The Church's law firm stated that "Scientomogy" would cause a likelihood of confusion with their own, violating the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. 1125(a).

Stollery originally relented and agreed to change the domain name to passionofcruise.info however in his response made it clear: "We also have a Full Disclaimer at the top of the front page and in the website's meta-tags stating that there is no connection between ourselves and the church. Not to mention the fact that the site is completely non-commercial in nature, and does not generate a single cent of revenue nor offers any services of any kind. It is a parody site showing the recent lunacy of Tom Cruise - confusion of any kind with their site is literally impossible."[1]

After consulting lawyers in October 2005 Stollery responded once againto the church however with a far more agressive stance. Now believing the accusation to be completely frivolous Glen publicly refused challenging the Church in a public statement "I'm keeping my domain, see you in court" Ironically the threats took ScienTOMogy.info overnight from around 100 hits per day to over 14 million hits in a two week period, making the Alexa Internet list of "Top 5 fastest growing websites in the world" over the period. Glen is still waiting for the Church's response to his challenge.

Find more information on Scientomogy by searching Wikinews (news stories)

External links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientomogy

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

 

TOM CRUISE TOPS A-N-O-T-H-E-R LOSER LIST

Tom Cruise, Pat Robertson, Even Harvard Seems Clueless, on List of 10 Worst PR Gaffes in 2005

11th Annual PR Blunders List Unveiled SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A celebrity without a center, religious fundamentalism U.S. style, organized labor taking on the Marines and a not so beneficent employee benefits company, all highlight this year's list of public relations blunders compiled annually by San Francisco's Fineman PR. The list is a collection of some of the year's worst public relations gaffes. The "winners" for 2005:

1. CRUISE, OUT-OF-CONTROL

Tom Cruise's "War of the Worlds" press tour blew up on the "Today" show after he got on his Scientology soap box and lit into host Matt Lauer. Cruise's diatribe against psychiatry included criticizing Brooke Shields for the medication she received during her post-pregnancy depression. The press jumped all over Cruise, and so did Shields. In a New York Times op-ed, Shields called his remarks "a disservice to mothers everywhere." Cruise's other bizarre antics in '05, including Oprah Winfrey's sofa jumping escapade to show his love for actress Katie Holmes, also earned him public ridicule. "Sure they're in Love --- with Publicity," headlined the Boston Globe. PR Week said, "The more you jump up and down about it, the less people believe it's the real thing."

2. PAT ROBERTSON'S DIPLOMACY

Uncle Sam's relations with oil rich Venezuela worsened after televangelist Pat Robertson suggested the U.S. 'take out' its president Hugo Chavez. The rather un-Christian comments ignited fire and brimstone from the world's press and lent credibility to Chavez' contention that President Bush, somewhat of an evangelical in his own right, is out to get him. "He is that rare preacher who has invited the nation not to pray together, but to prey together," wrote Tom Teepen in the San Jose Mercury News.

3. UAW UNWELCOMES MARINES

Organized labor is having enough trouble without alienating the U.S. Marines. United Auto Workers President Ron Gettelfinger barred Marine reservists from its parking lot if they drove foreign-made cars or sport pro-Bush bumper stickers. The Marines had parked there for years because they train nearby. Gettelfinger apologized for the unpatriotic ambush after the Michigan press played the story, but the Marines said they would find alternative parking. "In trying to stiff the Marines, the union signaled that its petty political concerns trump the needs of the armed forces and the sanctity of the voting booth," wrote Daniel Howes in the Detroit News.

4. NO BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT FROM BENEFIT MANAGEMENT COMPANY

It appears that Michigan employee-benefits firm Benefit Management Administrators Inc. needs help managing its own employees. The company fired Suzette Boler for, among other things, taking too much time to say good-bye to her husband who left to fight in Iraq, according to an Associated Press story. The poorly timed pink slip fueled public outrage forcing the company to lock its doors and turn off its phones. When the company's founder responded to TV station Channel 8 in Grand Rapids, he compounded the blunder by pressing additional complaints against her to justify the firing.

5. HARVARD'S SUMMERS STORM

Publicly expressing sentiments that women are not good at math and science is not the kind of stereotyping you might expect from Harvard. So when Harvard's president, Larry Summers, said gender differences are why fewer women than men excel in those areas, the school's outraged faculty and alumni called for his ouster. According to Business Week, "his remarks about women may make it hard for Harvard to recruit top female scientists," and "harm fund-raising" for much needed reforms.

See the website for the full list


Friday, December 09, 2005

 

SUNDAY MIRROR INVESTIGATES: INSIDE TOM CRUISE CULT

-We go undercover to spend 4 weeks in the weird world of Scientology -5 hours a day in a sauna 'will purify the soul'.. at a cost of £1,100 -No sex if you're pregnant and you can't ever talk to a sick child
By Sharon Van Geuns

FIVE hours a day in a steaming sauna for three weeks at a cost of just over £1,100...and my sullied soul will be purified. At least that's what I am promised.

Welcome to religion, Scientology-style.

For one month I have been following in the footsteps of the controversial cult's most famous torchbearer - Tom Cruise - to discover just what Katie Holmes, his 26-year-old pregnant fiancee, is facing as one of the Church of Scientology's latest recruits.

I resolve to tell them I am pregnant too. Is it really true I would have to give birth in absolute silence? And what other strange rites - apart from the sauna purification programme - would I have to follow?

A High Court judge once dismissed the organisation as "corrupt, sinister and dangerous" but I arrive at their London HQ in Tottenham Court Road prepared to be open-minded.

Over the course of the next few weeks I see and hear things that leave me feeling very uncomfortable.

I learn I should be silent in the presence of a sick child - even if an ambulance needs to be called. Instead of calling for help I would have to "find a bit of paper" and write down any instructions to a passer-by.

I am also asked to pass Scientology material to a teacher friend, to get the cult's message across to schools.

And I discover at least one member of staff is sometimes paid as little as £10 a week. Like many others, my first encounter with the Church is outside one of their centres. As I make my way towards the building I am accosted in the street.

"Hi!" and suddenly a face is beaming up at me. "Want a free stress test? All you need to do is answer a few questions and we can tell you exactly what areas in your life are stressing you out the most," says the girl. "Then we can tell you how to combat them."

This is Louise. "Please sit down," she says, before I have even had a chance to answer. The "test" is set up outside the front entrance. I am asked to hold two metal handles attached to to a machine with a dial. After a series of questions, it's determined that I am "highly stressed".

"You're at the right place," says Louise. "We can restore calm and control over your life." Inside, most of the staff are young and several are from overseas. Louise, 24, is from Australia and has been working here two years.

She instantly probes me about my life. "What's the relationship like with your boyfriend? Your mother?" I feel uncomfortable, but strangely compelled to reveal some of my deepest secrets to a complete stranger.

Louise says my troubles will be eased by taking a number of courses on offer at the centre. They are designed by the cult's founder, science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, who died in 1982. He established the Church of Scientology in the 1950s after claiming to have discovered the mysterious "truth" about human existence. I am introduced to a procedure called "auditing". It's a crude form of counselling which involves sitting opposite a person, getting them to close their eyes before taking them back to a past experience.

You are supposed to take them through the experience time after time until they become "cheerful" about it.

As I am new, I am sent for a practice session. I am not expecting to find myself face-to-face with a 3ft soft toy in the form of Winnie the Pooh.

The bear sits opposite me. Behind him sits Mike, who will answer on the bear's behalf. I address the bear and read from a card of instructions. "Please locate an incident you feel comfortable facing," I say to the bear, trying hard not to laugh. "Well, there is this one time," says the bear, or rather Mike. "My pot of honey was stolen. It really upset me." "Very good," I read, from the card. "Go to the beginning of that incident and go through it and say what is happening as you go along."

"OK," says the bear. 'Well I was out walking...' And so it goes on. For half an hour. I am now apparently ready to listen and audit a "real-life" person.

Louise calls me the next day and asks me to come in. At the centre I meet Ajay, who has big problems. With no professional training I talk to him about his strict Hindu background, and how he is struggling to accept that his virgin girlfriend dated men before him. I can't voice an opinion. Afterwards Ajay says he feels better for talking about it, but nothing has really been resolved. Edith, who had been supervising us, dismisses his concerns by telling him he simply needs more "auditing".

Ajay and I had paid a fee of £34 for starting the beginner's auditing course. If we want more auditing we will have to pay around £15 a session. Next in the programme is "Purification" - the sauna treatment. To reverse the spiritual and mental effects of drug use, you are encouraged to sit in a hot sauna for up to five hours a day for up to 21 days.

This will apparently rid the body of toxins and focus the mind. It will cost £965 - but the books and vitamins needed on top come to an extra £150. Later I discover that no scientific evidence exists to prove the sauna treatment works.

I ask for information regarding pregnancy. I am introduced to Sarah, a senior course administrator at the centre and a mother of five.

She tells me some very odd things. "The main thing to do when you're pregnant is to learn to keep silent if you hurt yourself. Anything you say can be registered in the baby's mind and may affect it later in life." She also tells me to avoid sex during pregnancy. "You might put stress on the baby or squash it and thereby cause an engram (negative experience in their memory)." Scientologists believe birth should be done in silence. I ask Sarah how she dealt with the pain.

"Not easy," she admits, "but it will save a lot of auditing in the future for the child." I ask about the belief that parents should not make a noise in the presence of an injured child.

Scientologists believe that anything a child or person hears during a painful experience will come back to haunt them later in life. How, I wonder, will Katie Holmes cope with not being able to whisper comforting words to her child when he or she is sick?

I mention a teacher friend of mine. Immediately a woman asks me whether I am able to get any Scientology literature to my friend, so she can take it into her school. I say I don't feel comfortable with this.

But by the end of the third week at the centre it is easy to see why Scientology is popular. I found a whole new set of friends who seemed to really care about me. If I am late or miss a session they call me. When my car window is smashed by vandals I get three phone calls within a couple of hours asking how I am.

I decide to take up an invite to the Church of Scientology's UK headquarters in East Grinstead, West Sussex. To my amazement, I find myself among 5,000 cheering and chanting followers in a sumptuously-decorated marquee.

I am even more amazed to see Tom Cruise himself has flown in, bringing a bemused-looking Katie with him. Another two celebrity Scientologists, John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston, are there too, but I can't get anywhere near any of them because they are in the VIP section.

Next day, back at the centre, I'm offered a personality test - the results suggest I am "very unbalanced". I'm also told I am irresponsible, depressed, and highly critical. Louise suggests I take one of their "Personal Values and Integrity" courses - at a cost of £48. Over a coffee Louise confides that as a staff member she gets benefits, including free "auditing" and training. To my dismay, she says sometimes she earns as little as £10 a week.

It is clear that Louise and her colleagues (who work at the lower ends of the organisation) are on a bonus-style scheme. If they bring in a lot of people like me, and sell a lot of courses and books, they earn more money.

Louise believes in "the cause". Unfortunately for her, I don't. I have found the whole experience very disturbing and this was where I parted company with Scientology.

Katie Holmes might have bagged one of the most eligible men in the Church but I don't envy her one tiny bit.


Thursday, December 08, 2005

 

Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes Baby At Risk For Avian Flu - DR

Dec 8, 2005

Tom Cruise and pregnant fiance Katie Holmes seem to be ignoring the panic that has swept over China regarding the deadly avian flu epidemic during their stay in Shanghai.

The 43-year-old actor is filming the third instalment of the Mission: Impossible movie series and wants Katie, 26, by his side.

Cruise and Holmes have not appeared concerned that the country has had to destroy 20 million fowl this year to stem the plague that has so far killed 68 people in Asia.

According to medical expert Dr. Erika Schwartz, who, according to The National Enquirer, has not treated Katie but has followed her pregnancy, saying: "It's not wise for Katie to take such risks. Tom has to be there for work, but she does not. She is risking the health of her unborn baby as well as her own."

by Mitch Marconi http://www.postchronicle.com/news/entertainment/article_2121731.shtml


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