Posts Tagged ‘L. Ron Hubbard’

Cult [kuhlt] – noun – an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, esp. as manifested by a body of admirers: the physical fitness cult; a religion or sect considered to be false, unorthodox, or extremist, with members often living outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader.

Often, this is the magic word reserved some of the most dastardly organizations and diabolical people to come in contact with the Body of Christ. Often, this is the word reserved for L. Ron Hubbard’s concoction, Scientology.

And for its most wide-mouthed, dimwitted focal point, Tom Cruise? He gets the booby prize for stirring the pitchers of Kool Aid. No one hearts Thetans like this dude, and according to this story by the N.Y. Daily News, he is willing to abuse the living @#$%… er, fight you for it.

A former high-ranking Scientologist official says he “documented” that church leader David Miscavige once asserted that Cruise would lend his “Top Gun” muscle to do just that. Marty Rathbun, once one of Miscavige’s most trusted lieutenants, tells us he has a witness who can corroborate his account of a bloody beating at the church’s 500-acre compound in Hemet, Calif. Furthermore, he’s brought it to the attention of Cruise’s attorney, Bert Fields.

In a previous – what appears to be prophetic – tag on the Wall, we noted Cruise was “America’s favorite couch-jumpin’, no-Prozac-takin’, psychiatrist-hatin’, vertically-challenged havin’ basket case, Tom Cruise, is now the “Godfather” of Scientology.”

Guess what? If you got something to say about this whacked-out humanistic drivel, all five-foot-nothing of Maverick will spike a volleyball down your gullet (that is, if poor guy can find a net low enough).

Apparently, for those dolts who have forgotten their way across the “Bridge to Total Freedom” (and their credit card), the kooks in the Hollywood Hills have something called “The Hole,” a prison of sorts in the national headquarters. And it’s there where Cruise learned to act the part of his movie, “Valkyrie.”

Miscavige said that Tom … had vowed to come to the Hole and personally ‘beat the living [bleep]’ out of Yager, Leserve and Mithoff [three insubordinate officials who are a skosh too lenient about folk thinking L. Ron Hubbard was a tool] if the managers failed to do so themselves.

Well, that’s one way to witness. Demented and sad, but it’ll do.

It amazes me the mind-melding these D-bags in Hollywood undergo to be so blindly devoted to a man who simply wanted to make a quick buck [note picture]. Hubbard writes a book to bash modern psychology and then, he gets an epiphany.

“If I make this a non-profit organization, I may get a tax break on these simpletons who buy my book. Brilliant!” And so, Scientology was born and Hubbard gets rich.

The guy has been dead a few years, but that doesn’t stop his drivel playing the tunes of the Pied Piper. And evidently, Tom Cruise blows it the hardest. And it’s not like Scientology is some “offer folk can’t refuse.” This is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme on crack.

The only truth you get out of Scientology is the truth you put into it. If you want to see what you end up worshiping, that would be that collagen-filled, botox-riddled muttonhead staring back at you in the mirror. And just because your mirror is gold-encrusted and bedazzled and I got mine from Wal-Mart doesn’t mean the image is any worse than you.

We are all flawed humans in need of a Savior. We are all twisted people in need of divine truth. We are all damned for hell in need of Jesus.

So, whether it takes an isolated biblical verse or someone draping his MMA gloves, one day we will all accept one religion or another. Which one is totally up to you, but anything called “The Hole” is definitely a place I know I won’t find my religion.

However, when I heard about Tom and his panache for a Napoleon syndrome, I thought of another verse:

There are people in this world who go about demanding to be killed. You must have noticed them. They quarrel in gambling games. They jump out of their automobiles in a rage. They humiliate and bully people whose capabilities they do not know. These are people who wander through the world shouting, kill me. And there’s always someone ready to oblige to them. (Vito Corleone, “The Godfather”)

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Although Hollywood darlings like Tom Cruise and John Travolta have much clout, money and enough nuts in their shop to make a mechanic envious, it seems they can’t shove Wikipedia around.

According to the Los Angeles Times, although Wikipedia is edited by John Q. Public, they have clamped down the “bridge to total freedom” to the purveyors of public knowledge known as the Church of Scientology.

Look! It's "Attack of the Beautiful People"

Look! It's "Attack of the Beautiful People"

It seems the gaggle of Thetans who while on course to take over the planet and find their alien God wants to edit the Internet Encyclopedia to have a “pro-Scientology” stance. You know, as if there wasn’t enough persuasive mudslinging out there on the Web.

So, come on… let’s put a hand over our hearts and bring up the Constitution. In 3…2…1…

The decision made last week has generated an outcry among some bloggers who worry that Wikipedia, the eighth-most-popular site on the Web, is stifling free speech. But the process is routine. Wikipedia may pride itself as a beacon of online egalitarianism, but it bans hundreds of users each day.

Put to be fair, it seems the acclaimed Web site has been giving the Wiki-Heisman to many more groups of social consciousness, like uh, politicians.

In 2006, Wikipedia temporarily blocked certain Capitol Hill Web addresses when it was revealed that congressional aides had been deleting references to unmet campaign promises. This year, bloggers alleged that the site blocked computers at the Justice Department for removing references to certain terrorist groups.

Just spreading around the love, I suppose, but the Church of Scientology have not been following its own “way to happiness” through stress tests because this cyber shut down has irked them quite a bit as they have been at this for quite a while, thanks to Wired.com:

The case, which began in December, centers on more than 400 articles about the ultra-secretive Church and its members. Those pages have hosted long-running, fierce edit wars that pitted organized Church of Scientology editors — using multiple accounts — against critics of Scientology who fought those changes by citing their own or one another’s self-published material. In fact, this is the fourth Wikipedia arbitration case concerning Scientology in as many years.

So, while the loonser, religious aficiandos at Dianetics, Inc. are busy trooling the Net for some fish to catch, they are also exercising their muscles to get people fired, specifically entertainment journalist on FOXNews.com, Roger Friedman.

Last August, Friedman went to Memphis for the funeral of his friend and R&B legend Isaac Hayes, who was a Scientologist. Preston was also in town for the funeral. Friedman tells us [NY Daily News] that when Preston saw him at the Peabody Hotel, Mrs. John Travolta loudly blasted him for his columns criticizing Scientology. “She called me a ‘religious bigot,’  ” Friedman recalls.

Tom Cruise and ScientologyAccording to “Mrs. Travolta” (nice), Friedman has been on a campaign the recent string of flops created by Mr. “Jerry Maguire” (note lovely demotivational poster). And, according to Friedman, Rupert Murdoch canned him under false pretenses. Naturally, Preston says he’s more than a bigot, but a liar too.

That’s nice. Looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner in the Hollywood Hills… at least those who can afford the cover charge.

Now, for a dose of rich irony for all the L. Ron Hullabaloos: Did you know in1901, Allen Upward coined “Scientology” “as a disparaging term to indicate a blind, unthinking acceptance of scientific doctrine” according to the Internet Sacred Text Archive as quoted in the preface to Forgotten Books’ recent edition of Upward’s book, The New Word: On the meaning of the word Idealist.

What’s the source? Wikipedia. Keep it classy, beautiful people.

Jumping on couches. Arguing about Zoloft. Making his betrothed vanish like a fart in the wind. Laughing because Katie Holmes face is on milk cartons. All this is a day in the life for Scientology’s Superman, Tom Cruise.

Brought to you by the Church of Scientology

Brought to you by the Church of Scientology

And now we have this bizarre claim seen on WOW News Times Online in the UK:

He [Tom Cruise] told a Spanish magazine that the teachings of Ron L Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, helped him overcome reading difficulties deriving from dyslexia.

Ain’t that sweet. But the issue is seeing how this cultish tomfoolery is based on humanism, there is absolutely no room for divine intervention… so where was the healing? Did Ronnie boy invent Hooked on Scientology Phonics? What? He sat down with you on his lap and taught you to read See Pug Run?

When I graduated from high school in 1980 I was functionally illiterate,” he said. “Nobody gave me a solution and I wanted to know why the system had failed. Finally, as an adult I learned to read perfectly through the method of (Scientology’s late founder) L. Ron Hubbard,” Cruise confesses.

This may be a little deep, but how fun would it be to give a young “Risky Business” Tom Cruise, battling with a little reading disorder and some twit hands him a page full of palindromes. You know, hand him a fictional script reading something like this in italics:

It’s 8:02 p.m., February 20, 2002 (20:02, 02/20 2002), and I see Bob on radar driving a Honda Civic. He brakes shouting, “Was it a rat I saw?” WHEW! “I shall step on no pets,” he thinks while singing Yoko Ono and whistling about a redivider. You see, he was stressed about desserts. Then someone shouted, “Yo! Banana Boy!” Bob turned, apologized and shouted an S.O.S., “Was it a car or a cat I saw?” Who cares. “Red rum sir is murder.”

Man! I read perfectly and that confused the heck out of me. Good times, Hubbard. Decipher that – words and phrases. Enjoy.

Another kind of writing on the wall... genius!

Another kind of writing on the wall... genius!

Before there was Tom “The Don” Cruise in Scientology extraterrestrial crop circles, there was Jason Beghe. The guy, probably most noted for uh… I linked his IMDB page… um… Melrose Place or Everwood (maybe?), was actually the crown prince of the mental cryptic cult nestled in the Hollywood Hills.

Well, unsure if the spotlight still warmed his tail in the colder months, he threw out a press release and denounced the social gathering with a 501 (c) (3) hoping someone would notice.

They did, and then some.

As a result of the national coverage, Scientologists everywhere flew into a frenzy, except for Tommy Boy who got his promotion to “Head Cashew” in the fancy-schmancy nut house.

Recently, noted Other Brick in the Wall “Idol Chatter” got an interview with the Dianetic defect. And believe me, Beghe rocked the mic and did everything but make fun of L. Ron Hubbard’s mama.

“In my humble opinion, Scientology is not a religion. It’s a dangerous religious cult: a cruel, sadistic business practice. Just because the IRS gave it tax exempt status does not make it a religion. Ninety percent of ex-Scientologists–and there are millions out there–do not consider it a religion.”

Don’t you know John Travolta is fueling up his jet and planning to bomb Beghe’s house right about now? Wait, there’s more:

“All my life I’ve been a very happy guy,” he says. “Until I got into Scientology, I didn’t know what depression was. The last ten years, I was absolutely miserable.”

This is a guy who was an OT V, which is equivalent to a Cardinal in the Vatican in terms of power and stroke. Give him some levity because Beghe has 13 years of brainwash leaking out of his ears and more than a decade of angst to take out on the thugs that did more than took his money, but his sanity.

Let me tell you, anytime you phrase someone who leaving a church of his or her own volition “being gotten out,” it’s NOT A CHURCH. It may as well be the Spanish Inquisition and bind potential SPs in chains, whipping them before meals and twice before devotionals. [FYI – a “suppressive person” is someone that is blacklisted from the castle AND all those swank ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ parties on Hollywood and Highland].

Now, I have searched major news networks and other Christian publications for salvation status. No word on Beghe accepting Jesus Christ, but someone that can be that gung-ho about a MAN… imagine how excited and contagious he could be for a living God? Go get ’em Jason! Give ’em hell… literally.

That’s right, Fame-o-philes. Get ready.

America’s favorite couch-jumpin’, no-Prozac-takin’, psychiatrist-hatin’, vertically-challenged havin’ basket case, Tom Cruise, is now the “Godfather” of Scientology.

No really, as in Mafia, organized crime, cement loafers and “Leave the gun and take the cannoli.”

At least, according to this lawsuit against the sci-fi church noted in the New York Daily News.

Evidently instead of donning Spock ears and other sexy Star Trek paraphernalia, members of the “Church” of Scientology have timewarped past all reality right into the same breath of Don Corleone. Note some of the legal writ:

Tom Cruise is named in a $250 million federal lawsuit that is using the RICO statute against the Church of Scientology. Ex-Scientologist Peter Letterese, a longtime critic of the church, filed suit in Southern District Court in Florida on July 15 alleging, among other things, that members of the church harassed him after he left.

…Letterese calls the church a “crime syndicate” and wants it broken up under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization law, just as the feds have broken up Mafia families.

Nice, but not surprising. Check out this story from MSNBC for further proof of the “Administration” in the L. Ron Hubbard money-making empire.

Listen, any like-minded folk of believers that hide behind a shroud of religion IN SECRET and bully the world to keep it that way is – be definition – a CULT, not a church (MEMO to Masons, Covens and Scientology-ens).

What’s this sound like? They extrapolate money like building a bomb shelter is a necessity. They follow… er, scratch that… stalk folk that are no longer enamored with their wily ways.  They are always in spin control when interested parties do their homework, report their freakish ways and get lambasted publicly for being counterproductive sleuths on a mission to bash what they love.

Answer: A disgruntled baby-daddy from the NBA? No. CULTS. (I know, “slimy televangelists” may have been an acceptable answer as well. We can talk about that later. I’m on a roll).

If any pseudo-church tells folk one thing and denies access to know the real thing… well, do I have to draw you a map? Why does this “church” have most of Hollywood all romanced up? What’s the offer they can’t refuse? It surely ain’t Jesus and life eternal!

Whatever it is, it’s a money-fleecing farce, it’s a man-made multi-level marketing plan and it’s flawed to make anyone believe that life outside of the love of God is okie-dokee. There’s something seriously wrong in that opulent castle resting in the Hollywood Hills, and it’s not the fact a maid hasn’t been there in a while.

So, good on ya’ with the law suit. And MEMO to Tommy Boy: Maybe now it makes sense when the elders of the church heard Katie was pregnant, the card accompanying the bouquet of congratulatory flowers read:

“May your first child be a masculine child. Love, Capo Di Tutti Capi.”