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Published on February 5th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

“Who” Does Tom Cruise Think He Is?

“I wish the world was a different place. I’d like to go on vacation, and go and romp and play, you know what I mean? But I can’t. Because I know. I know. I have to do something about it. You can sit here and wish it was different, but there’s that moment where you go, ‘You know, I have to do something. Don’t I?’”

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Blessed by Xenu, Tom Cruise has a special purpose.

He has been charged with the utmost sacred task – a task of such importance only the highest ranking and therefore cash-rich members of the Church of Scientology can be trusted to carry it out.

Sure, it might seem strange that an international megastar and one of Scientology’s most high-profile followers would also turn out to be one of the most important as well but our Alien overlords move in mysterious ways.

You see Tom Cruise will save us all; not with a Glock 9, not with an F-16 but with a pamphlet.

According to a snigger-some article over at Hollywood.com, the star of such movies as Minority Report, War of the Worlds and – more importantly – Days of Thunder, believes he has been charged with saving humanity from alien life forms.

Sound familiar? Not quite because for this analogy to work he’d have to be an alien right? Well, according to Scientologists we are all the vessels for celestial beings known as Thetans – a high-minded race that have forgotten who they are and thus are harming us in our day-to-day lives.

We can only be saved from this nightmare by an ‘audit’ but even then, that won’t work unless were a hundred per-cent committed to Scientology and its inevitable costs.

Which is exactly like the Doctor right? He’s an alien saving us from other aliens, as long as we’re committed and are prepared to have our souls and bank accounts audited.

Anyway this is all part of new information which come to light from Pulitzer-Prize winning writer and author of Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief, Lawrence Wright who conducted over 200 interviews with “current and former” Scientologists of various ranks within the organization in an attempt to lay bare the secretive and therefore litigious religion.

Of course, they’ve already trashed it. Calling it an: “Error-filled unsubstantiated bigoted anti-Scientology book.”

So you know it must be good.

There’s no denying it’s problematic to say that Tom Cruise believes he’s an alien fighting other aliens in a battle to save our planet like the Doctor, or that he and other members of the Church can believe what they want to believe. Far be it from us to belittle someone’s faith, regardless of how much money is involved.

The real issues are that as the organization’s most high-profile member (ask someone to name a famous Scientologist and they’ll name Cruise of John Travolta), what is his role within the Church? Is he ignorant to the accusations of abuse and involuntary confinement levelled at Scientology? Or is it willful blindness?

After all, according to Wright he doesn’t do too badly out of this bargain. The church even went so far as to hand-craft a limousine for him.

Imagine the joy in the heart of the church member given the most sacred of task, a task only a person of his rank and devotion could complete; to plane the handcrafted panelling on the passenger side door of Tom Cruise’s Limo. Sadly, we doubt it is bigger on the inside.

We’ve all been born to a special purpose. It just turns out that some people are more special than others.

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.



6 Responses to “Who” Does Tom Cruise Think He Is?

  1. avatar Christine Grit says:

    Great piece. When you realise what T. Cruise stands for, you immediately understand why John Barrowman doesn’t like being compared to him!

    • avatar Bradondo says:

      The deeper you look into the “church” of Scientology the more creepy and insane it becomes. Hubbard was one of the most cynical and ethically challenged people I’ve ever come across. Did you know he started scientology to win a bet? The bet was that he couldn’t make a profit by starting a religion! No wonder these high profile members all come across as (to put it politely) whackadoodles. You’ve got to be either extraordinarily gullible or tragically vulnerable to buy into his made-up-on-the-fly mumbo jumbo.

  2. avatar Alex says:

    Interesting article, but I don’t really see the point in running this on a Doctor Who website. The connection is tenuous, at best.

  3. avatar Starr says:

    I’m disappointed that you would run this on your site. This has nothing to do with Doctor Who.

  4. avatar Philip Bates says:

    An ‘audit’? Sounds like too much paperwork to me.


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