Merlin, I'm sure you will have a lot more to say about this than myself, but Tom Cruise has apparently gone off the Scientologic deep end.
I'm sure everyone has heard about his comments about Brooke Shields' problem with post partum depression. Merlin blogged about it. So last week Cruise went on the Today Show to talk about his new movie and his brainwashing... I mean, engagement to Katie Holmes.
Like the good interviewer that Lauer is, he asked Cruise about his comments about Brooke Shields and Cruise absolutely flipped out. To quote the article I've linked in the title of this post, "The high school dropout launched into a diatribe about mental illness" and called psychiatry a pseudoscience.
I will say this, Tom Cruise makes some great movies and for the most part he seems like a really nice dude and most everyone always says that he's one of the nicest people in Hollywood. But if you don't have a high school diploma there are certain subjects that I feel should be off limits for you to talk about.
Anything to do with the study of the mind and/or treatment of mental illnesses are two of these things. In fact, they might be at the top of the list.
We have to realize that something is up with him. He just went nuts on probably the second biggest name in morning television in Matt Lauer and he was jumping around on Oprah's couch like a monkey just two weeks ago.
This is coming from a man who in involved with a "religion", and I use that term loosely, that teaches its followers that aliens crashed to the earth 75 million years ago and they are having some sort of adverse influence on our lives. There is also something about a monster trapped under a volcano or that's where the aliens are or something. I never really sorted that part out. But the alien part is enough for me to throw it in the "cult" category.
Matt Lauer kept his cool throughout the entire interview and it made Cruise look like a total fool. Lauer even started laying out obvious trap statements and questions and Cruise just fell right into them without hesitation. Everyone could see what Lauer was doing, even Cruise, but he didn't care.
Check out www.xenu.net. It is an anti-Scientology website, but it gives you more information into the cult itself than it seems Scientology will give to its followers.
What Tom Cruise is unknowingly doing right now, it seems, is he has started the process of bringing himself an Scientology down. The crazier he acts, the more people are going to look into why he's acting this way and chances are Scientology will be the reason most people attribute this to.