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Date Posted: 08:34:15 04/26/05 Tue
Author: Chris
Subject: The Tom Cruise of UBF
In reply to: PECAS 's message, "FYI: Discussion of UBF at Calvary Memorial Church Foium" on 20:17:50 04/25/05 Mon

I think everybody should read what Brian wrote in that discussion forum under the pseudonym "wordoftruth." It reveals a lot about his attitude and mindset. Unfortunately, I can only concede as true what Nick has written, that he engages in deceptive communication. It's either deceptive or insane and completely out of touch with reality. He tries to paint the picture that only 4 people, who are full of bitterness and hate and show no marks of Christianity, have issues with UBF. In the beginning, Brian sounded and behaved somewhat honest, but he got more and more extreme in his self-adopted role of an UBF apologist and propaganda man. Looks like he wants to be what Tom Cruise is for Scientology.

Apropos Tom Cruise, I just read an interview with Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg (here, in German only). Here is a translation of one interesting response that reminded me a lot of Brian:

Spiegel magazine: As you know, Mr. Cruise, Scientology is under observation by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Germany. Scientology is not regarded here in Germany as a religion, but as an exploitative cult with totalitarian tendencies.

Cruise: The observation is not so strict any more. And do you know why? Because they never found any problems. Because there never has been anything they could have found. We have won more than 50 legal proceedings in Germany. And it is not true that all Germans meet these concerns. Whenever I visit Germany, I make unbelievable experiences there. I always meet very generous and unusual people there. A minority wants to hate, okay.

Spiegel: There is a difference between hate and a critical attitude.

Cruise: For me has to do with intolerance.

It was also amazing how Mr. Spielberg uncritically agreed with and supported Mr. Cruise and his defence of the Scientology "religion" under the name of religious tolerance and freedom of opinion and belief. He even compared his (Spielberg’s) own engagement for the Shoa foundation with Mr. Cruise’s engagement for Scientology, a very bewildering comparison.

Mr. Cruise also emphasized the charitable and humanistic efforts of Scientology and claimed he could help all kinds of people with problems, he also claimed that Scientology had the only successful drug rehabilitation program in the world (Narconon). When the Spiegel magazine objected saying that Narconon is not accredited by serious physicians and is based on pseudo science, he repeated: "It is the only successful drug rehabilitation program in the world. Period."

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