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January 27, 2007

You're Kidding, Right?

Damn my Republican party. Grow a pair, would you?

Now I hear that that asshat Tom Cruise met with Cheney's Chief of Staff to discuss...treatment of Scientologists in Germany.

How pointless. How stupid. How asinine!

No wonder I avoid the phone when the Republicans call begging for money.

Grow a spine, GOP!

(But then, as a Republican, I'm no better because I'm getting ticked off over this, giving Tom Cruise time he doesn't deserve. DAMMIT!!)

MORE ON THIS: From Deadline Hollywood; I have to agree that after we Republicans slam the Dems for being ga-ga over Hollywood....and with troops moving into Iraq....

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Posted by Groovyvic at 08:40 AM | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)
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No, not "pointless" nor "stupid."

Scientology may not be your cup of tea (based on who knows what tabloid story, anyway), but it is a bonafide American Religion, with millions of followers worldwide.

In Germany, the government goes against its own constitution, tapping the phones of Scientology organizations, blacklisting Scientologists from job opportunities, etc.

Did you know that they called for a formal boycott of Mission Impossible just because Tom Cruise is a Scientologist?

Did you know that Microsoft had to re-launch Windows in Germany just because they didn't want DiskKeeper, an application bundled with MS products, just because the owner of DiskKeeper happens to be a Scientologist?

Did you know that Chic Corea was not allowed to perform in Germany because of his religious beliefs?

Did you know that Scientologist kids get beat up, that our Church windows get broken, and the police looks the other way?

IT IS A REAL ISSUE. Maybe you don't give a rat's butt. But the issue is there. I was in Germany and I saw it with my own eyes.

Greg
Scientologist and proud of it
http://www.liveandgrow.org

Posted by: Greg at January 27, 2007 09:36 AM

Forgive me, Greg, but Scientology is not my "cup of tea." How can I take seriously a religion where the man who is held in a Christ-like position (which to me is blasphemy) is making it look like a farce?

Face it, Tom Cruise didn't do your religion any favors.

As for the discrimination, yes, that's wrong, but you do realize that Christians have been picked on for centuries, don't you? My goodness, Christianity is made a mockery of all the time.

And why would anything the US government said make any difference in Germany anyway? I thought the Germans hated America?

I do apologize, though, if what I said offended you in any way (and wonder how the heck you found my little crap blog in the first place). But, like I said, I have a hard time with Scientology puts Tom Cruise up as its public face. I have never liked that man in the first place because I think he's a crap actor who's claim to fame is dancing around in his tightie whities.

Posted by: GroovyVic at January 27, 2007 12:03 PM

The problems with the Cruise/Libby meeting are many, but essentially, it boils down to Libby claiming that he had no time to focus on Plamegate because of the war on terror. Yet he had the time to meet with Hollywood stars about their religion and how it affects people in . . . Germany?

I would understand better if this was a problem occurring in America, but damn, we seem to give enough money, aid, armed forces, and whatnot to other countries, and they don't appreciate it. Most internationals hate America for butting in, so wtf do we need to be joining the international Scientology bandwagon for?

Posted by: agent bedhead at January 28, 2007 09:45 AM

L. Ron Hubbard--what a joke!

Posted by: linda at January 28, 2007 05:12 PM

"Did you know that Scientologist kids get beat up..." heh, heh I can just see all the toughs with baggy pants and hoodies saying "hey! let's go beat up some Scientology kids!"

Nanny G. worked for a Scientology family on Sundays while she worked for us weekdays. They were posivitely loaded with money. They ordered huge dinners from Boston Market every Sunday, most of what got thrown away. The kids were spoiled - the 4 year old still wore diapers, used a bottle and a pacifier. None of them went to school. For special occasions, each child had their own personal nanny hired. Nanny G. gave up the job even though admittedly, it paid well. She herself came from relative wealth and comfort (in Colombia) and she said she'd never seen such spoiled, careless people in her entire life. Of course, that family could be any idle rich family in the U.S.

Posted by: junebee at January 30, 2007 12:55 PM

Oh, and Florida won't soon forget the young Scientologist who died because they wouldn't let her seek medical treatment. That was several years ago. When I first moved to FL, I had a friend who narrowly escaped from Scientology's clutches. He had to stage a rescue since Scientology kept very tight watch on him. Sadly, Clearwater, FL is the headquarters of it all, so as if we don't have enough with hurricanes and red tide, we also have the scourge of Scientology.

Posted by: junebee at January 30, 2007 12:58 PM