Thursday, June 30, 2005

Scientology is NOT compatible with Christianity...

Tom Cruise has been in the news quite a bit, and Scientology has gotten quite a bit of free press lately because of it. The church of Oprah has only been worsening this confusion. $cientology is NOT compatible with Christianity. CRI has a great breakdown as to why true Christians cannot be $cientologist and how it is misleading many people (especially celebrities in Hollywood).

5 comments:

Kevin Jones said...

Chris, thanks for the comment and the link to the CRI article. I wonder if people are more attracted to it because of people like Cruise and John Travolta, or if the fact that their involved with it causes people to write it off quicker (because they think Hollywood types are a little wacky in the first place).

Kevin
The Reluctant Puritan

mrclm said...

Personally, I think many people are attracted to it because they see these rich, beautiful, successful people doing it. Much in the say way people follow their fashion trends etc. It's the same with Madonna and her quasi-Jewish expression of faith (Kabbalah).

Big Chris

Kevin Jones said...

You're probably right. I guess I still can't believe that people are buying this stuff. Oh well, it's only by God's grace that I belong to Him...

Chris Hafner said...

Personally, I'd agree with Kevin. Travolta and Cruise do more damage to their causes every time they open their mouths and act bizarrely in the public eye.

Cruise, particularly, is viewed as more of a freak show at the moment than anything else. I can't imagine anybody watching him rant on subjects on which he is patently ignorant and wondering ... "Gee, I want to believe what *he* believes."

No doubt there are still people who fawn all over Travolta and Cruise and want to be just like them - look at the most rabid of the Michael Jackson supporters - but I would imagine their number is dwindling.

mrclm said...

All I know is I made the mistake of stopping on the Oprah show when Cruise was being introduced. If you saw the look on the people's faces (ok, the women) it was clear the influence he had over them. This was Beatlesque hysteria. So certainly Cruise pushes a lot of people away when he makes himself sound so silly, but there are others that are like a moth to light with this garbage.