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Tom Cruise Scientology Video

What Do You Think About Tom Talking Scientology?

Over the weekend this new video of Tom Cruise talking about Scientology surfaced and started to make its way around the Internet. The pieced together interview was recently shown when the actor won the Freedom Medal of Valor Award at the International Association of Scientologists. It's about 9 minutes long (fyi, the last minute or so is the best part), and shows Tom talking very passionately about his faith and religion in a way we've never quite seen before, including some classic quotes and that laugh. The video was probably never meant to be public, but now that it's out — what do you think about hearing Tom open up about Scientology?

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KimmiAnn KimmiAnn 7 years
I may not agree with everything he says, or anything for that matter. However, everyone should be so passionate and stoked about their religion, no matter what it may be. I agree with the stars that are backing him on this one.
almostloli almostloli 8 years
i finally watched it.. LOL guess i'll stick to my religion bhahahhaa
kellylouise kellylouise 8 years
******. You've got to be kidding me. Honestly, I respect all religions, but can you honestly call this a religion? Of course the world needs changing and it's good that people want to help, but Tom Cruise sits there talking like scientologists are the only people that have come to their senses and are actually doing something about it. Being a scientologist doesn't equal being Superman. Besides, there are many people out there who have done much more and aren't creating a brainwashing cult that reminds me of the novel 1984's 'Big Brother Is Watching You' sort of thing. 'Religion' should not be creeping people out. I think Tom Cruise stands for good things, and makes good points, but he is definitely not advertising this well. This shóuldn't even be advertised. Motivating people to go out there and do good things is one thing, but it really does feel like he's joined a cult that's slowly taking over the world. And it doesn't feel safe.
phoebitz phoebitz 8 years
WOW, how incredibly egotistical to think that only scientologists can save the world. Besides, I don't see him in the Sudan to in Pakistan. What about the amazing work done by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie? And there are many other faiths and philosophies who help people. WOW.
asims asims 8 years
Watch out PopSugar...looks like the psychotologists (lol) are starting to sue sites to have the video removed...see Boing Boing: http://www.boingboing.net/2008/01/16/tom-cruises-scientol.html
cupid21479 cupid21479 8 years
don't know much about scientology....but if he's the designated spokesperson GOOD LUCK! lol....was it just me or did anyone else catch the " if you're on board then you're on board, but if you're not then....", that almost sounded threatening....lol....maybe i'm just paranoid!
NurseDeAnna NurseDeAnna 8 years
They're totally willing to help if you have the $$$. The dude is a fiction writer. It's such a joke.
wakeupandora wakeupandora 8 years
maybe he should convert brit brit
lily8206 lily8206 8 years
That was a lot of passion for a conversation that was about nothing in particular. He can't go on vacation and run and play because he "knows". What does he know? What are these 'spectators', who he has no time for, watching? Scary.
wakeupandora wakeupandora 8 years
nutbag.
witwct witwct 8 years
WTF! He is COMPLETELY gone now. Granted... the clips of video don't match to show he's making complete statements, but come on! He sounds like he thinks he's going to save the world through scientology. I mean you don't have to be a brainwashed wacko scientologist to be kind to your fellow man... it's not a new idea Tom! No wonder Katie always looks comotosed. She's married and is mother to the child of the next David Koresh! Oh Tom... where has your adorable circa Top Gun soul gone?
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
vanprooyen.. There is a BIG difference between a church passing a plate on Sunday and saying please give what you can.. And a so called "church" saying.. you cannot be a part of us until you shell out $30,000 to $80,0000 in 3 to 5 years for the "privilege" of the knowledge we are about to share with you. And if you leave us.. watch your back.. and we are keeping your money with no recourse. Oh and if your family expresses concern with your new beliefs..cut them out of your life forever. Also.. the bible is filled with many stories that are parables to teach lessons and are not necessarily to be considered literal.. which I will take over someone claiming that the reason my son or daughter has autism is because abandoned aliens have attached themselves to their soul and therefore they need cleansing rituals and vitamins and exercise to fix them and if they aren't magically healed then it is because my son or daughter is not a good enough person.. and once again for the record.. please do not label me a SP or PTS.. I do not want to die or lose my children or my job or my home.. I am not threat to you.. Heil Xenu.
brdwaystarlett brdwaystarlett 8 years
Doesn't anyone else find it odd that no other country officially recognizes Scientology as a religion? It's largely considered a cult for good reason. However, because of the Bill of Rights, it's recognition in the US goes unchallenged. I suppose that's one of the small prices we can pay for freedom: Tom Cruise's odd obsession.
castlevania castlevania 8 years
Im Jewish but Im close friends with Christians,Scientologists,even the Buddhists and those practicing Kabbalah and Mormons. I dont even hate the Muslims because the fanatical ones are different from the good non terrorist groups. This is so exaggerated.
puppyluv puppyluv 8 years
This is a free country so respect everybody's culture,religion,beliefs,values,background etc.... Valkyrie is a must see for me. If i watch Hollywood movies for people's personal life then I have no movies left to watch.
amybdk amybdk 8 years
I know that JessNess has already mentioned/quoted a portion of what I just said. I didn't mean to be redundant!
amybdk amybdk 8 years
According to the Scientology homepage FAQs, only 2% of society cannot tolerate the success of Scientology around the globe. In addition, those people are opposed to "effective self-betterment activity". (Wow... it would then appear that the majority of us Sugar readers fall into that 2%?) They also claim to be doing more than any other group to help society. It is fair to say that they put themselves in the public eye, go where help is needed - but to say that they are doing more than any other group? ... Really?! I'm not convinced. Back that figure up, please. These past few days since I saw this video I've been consumed with trying to learn more about Scientology. I have found that Scientology and the controversy surrounding it contain so many "he said" "she said" scenarios. This is not to say that I haven't begun to form my own opinion on the subject, but it certainly makes it very difficult to get to the bottom of the facts.
barbara-24 barbara-24 8 years
I must say, that L Ron Hubbard dude must be pretty damn smart to have come up with a plan to rake in a fortune by brainwashing people. Of course, that's no different from many powerful men throughout history who have used religion as a means to control the masses and gain power(I'm not bashing religion or God, ok, just the jerks who corrupt it). I just don't understand the draw of Scientology to so many celebrities. How do they actually believe this stuff? Scientology is like a black hole that just sucks 'em in (oops! there goes another one!). I don't see enlightened people, I see someone that has become a person that the everyday man cannot relate to (b/c he makes no damn sense) I mean, c'mon, compare Jesus or Ghandi to L Ron Hubbard. Who makes more sense to you? Scientology goes against the grain and turns people into 'aliens'.
Nanna-Babee Nanna-Babee 8 years
He's a brainwashed idiot. And he's raising his children to be little robots just like Katie.
red4bonez red4bonez 8 years
omg he scares me. he sounds like he smoked some pot before the interview. What is up with the laugh?? Lmao he freaks me out, I can't believe I though he was hot when I was younger he repulses me now for some reason.
sarahrae40 sarahrae40 8 years
This sounded like one huge run-on sentence, with a lot of sound effects... "I just do like I do with everything else - POW - SWOOSH - just cut right through and help because - WHEW - everyone needs us..." blah blah... what a loser.
ukgirl ukgirl 8 years
You know, I don't particularly think Scientology is any weirder than Christianity or other religions. I am an Atheist and believe in absolutely nothing at all. In my eyes - Jesus, God and all of that is merely a fairytale - a book written a long time ago which people took to be real. Those are my thoughts and I am entitled to them, the same as Christians are entitled to believe the whole thing is real. The SAME as Scientologists are entitled to believe their interpretation of things. Yes they have to pay money to the Church but so what? Other religions cost money too in some shape or form. All religions say they can help you by joining their beliefs - that's nothing new!!! "turn to God and God will help you" bla bla bla. Whatever makes him happy I say.
shalee55 shalee55 8 years
THE MAN IS AN IDIOT....
seeinpink seeinpink 8 years
I think Scientology is scary and definitely dangerous. It doesn't help that more and more celebrities are getting sucked in. I'm all for religious tolerance, but, like many others have said--this seems more like a cult than a religion.
Morticia Morticia 8 years
That he can talk and talk about absolutely NOTHING, for such a long time, says it all!
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