Skip to comments.'I'm passionate about life -'CRUISE 'WAR OF WORLDS'
Posted on 06/24/2005 7:49:38 AM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection
...Lauer: Katie has mentioned that she is embracing, or at least exposing herself and opening herself up to, Scientology. At this stage in your life, could you be with someone who doesn't have an interest?
Cruise: You know, Scientology is something that you don't understand. It's like, you could be a Christian and be a Scientologist, okay. Scientology is something
Lauer: So, it doesn't replace religion.
Cruise: It is a religion. Because it's dealing with the spirit. You as a spiritual being. It gives you tools you can use to apply to your life.
We asked Cruise to explain his recent comments regarding Brooke Shields. Cruise created a firestorm when he criticized Shields for revealing that she went into therapy and took antidepressants to deal with her postpartum depression. Cruise has said that, as a Scientologist, he doesn't believe in psychiatric medicine.
Cruise: I've never agreed with psychiatry, ever. Before I was a Scientologist I never agreed with psychiatry. And when I started studying the history of psychiatry, I understood more and more why I didn't believe in psychology.
And as far as the Brooke Shields thing, look, you got to understand, I really care about Brooke Shields. I think, here's a wonderful and talented woman. And I want to see her do well. And I know that psychiatry is a pseudo science.
Lauer: But Tom, if she said that this particular thing helped her feel better, whether it was the antidepressants or going to a counselor or psychiatrist, isn't that enough?
Cruise: Matt, you have to understand this. Here we are today, where I talk out against drugs and psychiatric abuses of electric shocking people, okay, against their will, of drugging children with them not knowing the effects of these drugs...
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That clinches it. He's gay.
I don't see how that proves he is gay. If he was a Christian Scientist (who don't believe in medication either) would that be different?
tha guy's lost it. he's flipped out. kinda like daffy duck going "woo woo woo!" - jess plumb loco.
What I want to know is if this version of WOTW ends with the Scientologists' aliens kicking the butt of the Martian aliens?
The guy DOES have a point about psychology, psychiatry, and the use of drugs. He is still a d*psh*t though..
"And I know that psychiatry is a pseudo science."
Scientology is a pseudo religion. Bill Clinton's change in official status does not change what it is at its core.
That is disturbingly freaky.
Yeah, but not everyone who visits a psychiatrist is on medication or has electric shock treatment. (Although studies have shown that shock treatment has helped some people)
Talk therapy is an invaluable tool in helping people.
Cruise doesn't even have a college education. Not to say that eveyone who has one is a genius, but come on, this guy has no idea what he is talking about.
"The guy DOES have a point about psychology, psychiatry, and the use of drugs. He is still a d*psh*t though.."
Couldn't agree more with your comment.
I saw the re-run of him on Oprah yesterday; he acted like a 14-year old! Pure silliness...
Such a funny little man!
Oh, but if you read the interview, he is a Leading Expert on the History of Psychology. :)
Mid life crisis, probably.
He's still a d@#chebag, IMHO.
Why doesn't this guy take his interviews, his religion and his child bride away and leave the fatigued public alone?? I am so tired of seeing his face on every news cast, it is about time to turn the TV off for a little peace and quiet. Cruise is so over...Kidman said about Cruise and his new LOVE," I was his big love four years ago, and Penolope Cruise (sp) was the love object two years ago, and now the new one!!" Well it really isn't news..is it??
He did comment about it. Nothing in particular wrong with that. But he got annoyed when Brooke Shields told him where to put his opinions.
"...It's like, you could be a Christian and be a Scientologist, okay. ..."
This is just patently not true- although they may not want the general public to know that.
"Cruise doesn't even have a college education."
Yeah, but he has his Operative Thetan card from L.Ron Hubbard U.
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