Smith Dismisses Scientology Rumours

WILL SMITH has brushed off reports his Hollywood pal TOM CRUISE has converted him to Scientology - because he is a student of all religion.
Smith, who was raised in a Baptist household, had his own faith questioned since striking up a friendship with Cruise - a well-known follower of Scientology.
But the I Am Legend star insists having security in his belief system has helped him become more open to others' religious practices without taking them on as his own.
When asked to clarify if he is a Scientologist, Smith tells Newsweek magazine, "No, but when people are afraid of religion they have to go back and get in touch with the Good Book. Fear of other religions means you're questioning your own understanding, and that's just not where I am."
He explains, "I love the nature of humanity's search for meaning. For me I'm certain about my relationship with the model of perfection of human life that's laid out with the life of Jesus Christ. I'm certain of that.
"I'm at home and not fearful when I sit in a mosque or a synagogue or a Buddhist temple, the same way that I'm home in the Church of Scientology. I like anywhere people are searching for the truth, and I respect their path and I'm intrigued by their path.
"I think when you are certain in and of what you believe in, you can open your mind to seeing the ways of others."


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Really Will? I presume you don't tell people, for example, that Christianity and Scientology are compatible. To do that you'd have to gloss over Hubbard's own assertion that unlike Christianity, which worships victims, Scientology worships strength. OBVIOUSLY they're NOT compatible, so that would be a lie. But this isn't really the problem anyway. The larger problem is that you keep intimating that people are aghast by Scientology because of religious intolerance. CLEARLY that's NOT the case and you'd HAVE to know that. People are up in arms over the human rights abuses and a clear policy that tries to obliterate the First Amendment Rights of critics. Destroying them utterly if possible (LRH). It's the totalitarian nature of the doctrine. Were you unaware Will, that Hubbard said the only way to control people was to lie to them? How many churches have "celebrity centers"? How many churches in the western world can you think of where members have to face mortifying escapes to leave Will? None of this made you suspicious?Do you know what "black auditing" is? GoogleAndre Tabayoyon's affidavit.You're far too bright to try to peddle the "religious intolerance" defense. You need to either talk straight to people, tho clearly Hubbard discourage it, or examine the other side more closely.
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Basically I second P-K, isn't Will's wife a Scientologist? She sure is. His kids are homes-schooled using Hubbard's Study Tech; Ya, sure, wink wink, "I'm not a Scientologist "Cause hell dude, Scientology is non-denominational." Righhht...These Celebs get the Royal Treatment and Red Carpet ride from scientology, obviously, so ask the Will more specifically; "Have u EVER gotten Scientology orDianetic Auditing or Processing??" Oh sure there are: 'Membership fees' and 'Non-member' fees for these services on all price-lists, so ya! you don't "have to be" a "member". (if your a Celeb/Big shot) But lets get real. The average Scientologist is expected to "toe-the-line" if not, they ARE in fact treated like "dirt bags". Sea-org members are treated the worst! The RPF(G-srch) is what lays ahead of any who wish to quite that crap. Hundreds of these "dirt bags" have been protesting Scientology, in MASKS for the last year. Masks! Why? And just forget about the "Non-membership" side, its not tolerated. Either your totally IN or your PTS!,(g-srch)or in a lower condition of Doubt, a derogatory state; Or even more derogatory: a WOG. In truth, its a crappy Q. Will is saying he is- no more a Scientologist then he is a Cristian, or a Buddhist or what have you. "Will, are you in a Cult?" is the ditto.And that's the case. The CofS acts like a cult, yet Hubbard questioned that Himself, asking "Cult of what? The Cult of Earth? See, its the same thing..." and went on to define what a cult is: "a cult is a closed group". (Meaning you are in something you can not leave, and acts "secretly") The evidence is out there,real and true. But for this Mr.Smith, (or is it Myth?) The actual reality appears to be other then it is. He is, jolly well, "disconnected" with reality. For him that's allowed, great, jokes on you... Average Joe Smith however is often made to 'disconnect' with his friends/family or any critic, unapproved web-site, etc. if he or they fail to "toe-the-line." See this for yourself on youtube: (Srch: 'Scientology Footbullet Man Tommy Davis')end result: He is but he isn't. It does as above but it doesn't. Its good but it isn't. It works but it doesn't. I'm right but I'm not and, You can lie but then again, you just can't.Get Will Smith in a corner and technically, as a scientologist he could say; "I am not a Scientologist, in fact I am not a body, I AM a spiritual-Being (/a Theatan). In a body. That's Black. People call me Will." "How yo doing?"
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Smith can't possibly be a student of religion if he compares scientology favourably to Christianity and other religions. His cult has plans to do away with two and a half percent of the worlds intractable population once they gain power. His cult believe they are homo-novis, or 'new man' which puts us simple homo-sapiens on the level of homo-erectus.His cult is conceptually closer to the totalitarian structure of national socialism and stalinist communism than religion.All scientologists are trained to lie.Smith can't possibly be a student of religion because he doesn't study.
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