Thursday, June 02, 2005

What's Behind Tom Cruise's Religion? A Hard Look at Scientology

In Time magazine's cover story, "The Cult of Greed," published on May 6, 1991, the Scientology organization was described with these words: "The Church of Scientology started by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard to 'clear' people of unhappiness, portrays itself as a religion. In reality, the church is a hugely profitable global racket that survives by intimidating members and cities in Mafia-like manner...Scientology is quite likely the most ruthless, the most classically terroristic, the most litigious, and the most lucrative cult the country has ever seen."

With Tom Cruise and several of his Hollywood pals engaged in a new publicity push for Scientology, I thought it valuable to point out to Vital Signs Blog readers one of the most thorough sites on the web dealing with the facts about this weird cult. It is run by Watchman Fellowship, a group dedicated to helping Christians effectively deal with the various false religions that fly around us.

Clicking on the title of this post will take you to one of their best articles on Scientology but you can also see all of their articles on Scientology listed here and the main page which can take you to any one of a number of sections.