Friday, May 18, 2007

What would Tom Cruise do?

Given the fairly recent rise into the media of Scientology and its attempt to garnish worldwide credibility as something beyond the absurd, I figured I'd post the recent BBC report on this movement. This documentary contains nearly unbelievable first-hand accounts of harassment by officials within the "church".

Panorama, the longest-running current affairs television program in the world, asks whether or not Scientology should be classified as a cult.

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be moved to disgust (at least I was), but I think we would do well to protect anyone considering an affiliation with this cult. Though Scientology at its core seems ridiculous. . . it was after all founded by a science-fiction author. . . it can obviously have devastating effects on families and individuals. Sorry Tom Cruise.

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