Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Second Coming: Tom Cruise

According to The Sun, Tom Cruise has been told that he is Scientology's modern-day Christ:
The Mission: Impossible star has been told he has been “chosen” to spread the word of his faith throughout the world.

And leader David Miscavige believes that in future, Cruise, 44, will be worshipped like Jesus for his work to raise awareness of the religion.

A source close to the actor, who has risen to one of the church’s top levels, said: “Tom has been told he is Scientology’s Christ-like figure.
Religon News Blog.

UPDATE: It occurred to me tonight that, if this story is true, the Christening, for lack of a better term, of Cruise betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of the role of Christ. Per Christian understanding, Christ not only spread the Gospel, but also sacrificed himself, in body, so that the rest of us could live (eternally). There doesn't seem to be anything in the Cruise as Christ story line suggesting that Cruise will be dying to save us.

1 comment:

Toddy said...

I will see anything with Tom Cruise in it. Especially now.