Investigative journalist Mark Ebner, from the always awesome Hollywood Interrupted, is planning to post over two hours of Tom Cruise’s videotaped Scientology sermons that have been sent to him by various sources. Calling it “the most unintentionally hilarious footage you’ve ever seen,” Ebner details a few of Cruise’s quotes from the footage (via NYDN):
We [the Scientologists] are the authorities on the mind. … We are the way to happiness.”
“Crush these guys [psychiatrists]! I’ve had it! Psychiatry doesn’t work. No mercy! None! Go to guns!” (Ebner allows that Cruise wasn’t advocating killing shrinks, but merely spouting some macho “Top Gun” talk.)
“If you are a Scientologist, you see things the way they are, in all their glory, in all their complexity. … It’s rough and tumble. It’s wild and woolly. It’s a blast.”
“When you’re a Scientologist, and you drive by an accident, you know you have to do something about it … you’re the only one who can really help.”
These tapes were made for purposes of recruitment,”…”You hear Tom railing against ‘SP’ – ‘suppressive persons.’ One speech was shot at a rally where you can hear the faithful chanting ‘LRH! LRH [church founder L. Ron Hubbard’s initials]!’ It’s very totalitarian. “We’re only showing the public – which they call ‘wogs’ – what they show their recruits, whom they call ‘raw meat.'”
I was in San Francisco once and I saw this homeless guy brush his hair with a dead bird then propose to a mailbox. But according to my notes here…uh, let’s see…yes. Yes, he has just officially dropped to #2 on the most insane things I have ever seen.
Read more about this at Hollywood Interrupted