It’s no secret that Tom Cruise is a devout Scientologist. But unlike many members of other faiths, Tom Cruise seems to “live” Scientology to an extent that raises eyebrows around the world. According to Andrew Morton, author of Tom Cruise: The Unauthorized Biography, Scientology has all but taken over Tom Cruise’s life “with its officials allegedly selecting many of the staff” at Cruise’s Hollywood mansion.
Critics claim that Scientology is nothing more than a cult, but Tom Cruise says that “it is privilege to call yourself a Scientologist and it is something that you have to earn” and that a Scientologist “has the ability to create new and better realities and improve conditions.”
Tom Cruise became interested in Scientology in 1986 when his then wife, Mimi Rogers (a Scientologist) gave him some literature on the religion. Today, Tom Cruise is the second most powerful member of the religion (according to Morton’s book), having been appointed second in command of the Church of Scientology by its leader David Miscavige. The book also claims that Tom Cruise is consulted on “every aspect of planning and policy.”
Tom Cruise has been extremely outspoken about the Church of Scientology and his dedication to the faith. In fact, a Tom Cruise Scientology video was released and posted on several websites in which he discusses his feelings about Scientology in great detail. The video has seen some very turbulent times, however. It was removed from YouTube, Defamer, and Radar. Don’t worry; the Tom Cruise Scientology video is currently available for viewing at Gawker.com, which states that it has no intention of removing the video that has been deleted from many other websites.
Other Tom Cruise Scientology videos such as indoctrination videos were previously posted on sites such as Google Video and also on Gawker.com, but they were removed as well by whoever originally posted them. The current Tom Cruise Scientology video, hosted by Gawker.com and originally posted on YouTube, is roughly 9 ½ minutes long. During the lengthy video, Tom Cruise discusses Scientology, and his strong views on the religion and life as the theme song from Mission Impossible plays in the background. Here are just a few quotes from the video:
“We are the authorities on getting people off drugs.”
“We are the authorities on the mind.”
“We are the authorities on improving conditions.”
“We can rehabilitate criminals.”
“I don’t care if someone thinks it’s hard or easy . . . you’re either helping, contributing everything you can or you’re not.”
“I’m carrying my load .. and as much as I’m carrying, I still feel like I have to do more, alright .. it’s still a thing of let’s go . . .”
“Being a Scientologist . . . when you drive past an accident, it’s not like anyone else . . . as you drive past, you know you have to do something about it because you know you are the only one that can really help.”
“Dammit .. there’s nothing better than going out there and fighting the fight and suddenly you see poofff – things are better.”
“That’s what drives me . . . is that I know that we have the opportunity, and uh, to really help for the first time . . . effectively change people’s lives.”
“. . . I have to do something about it . . . you know you can sit here and wish that it was different, then you look at and go ok, alright, and then there’s that moment where you go, (laughs) you know, I have to do something don’t I .. yep I really have to do it because I can’t live with myself if I don’t . . . and its, that really is it.”
To view the Tom Cruise Scientology video, visit Gawker.com. You can also follow this link to go directly to the video. At the time this article was published, the video was still available for viewing.
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