I’ve been mildly amused by the brouhaha over Tom Cruise in recent weeks. You should, if you have a few spare moments, watch the Today Show video of Matt Lauer’s interview with Cruise. Unfortunately, Matt didn’t fully call Tom out on his arrogance. IMHO, he should have said “How the hell do you know what I know or do not know about psychology, or, for that matter, that I haven’t read all the same things you’ve read”?
Regardless, I’ve heard that this new Tom Cruise is the result of him firing his old publicist and now using his sister, who’s also converted to Scientology, as his publicist. My supposition here is that he’s just, at the heart of things, a really insecure person because he had such problems learning growing up, and he cannot handle people challenging his beliefs. It also makes me think his former publicist, who only showed us the hero Tom Cruise, who saved various strangers, is a genius!
I was further amused by this article , and some of the links it refers to.
Which all leads me back to religion in general, which is, ALL THE STORIES ARE WHACKY. It does not mean that your faith is in vain, or even that you’re wrong. However, if you look objectively at any religion and its supporting stories, parables, or legends, they just don’t make any rational sense. And isn’t that the point? If things are easy to believe, they don’t really require faith, do they?
As for me, and I think I’ve said this before, I don’t know what I believe anymore, but I’m pretty sure I don’t believe I was an executed alien, but I applaud Tom’s right to believe it, as long as he lets me keep going to therapy.