The Church of Scientology has been giving out Cease and Desist letters to sites like Gawker and YouTube for hosting a video of Tom Cruise talking about Scientology. The full video is still being hosted by Gawker here and you can still find copies of it on YouTube. In the video, Tom shows everyone why he and his favourite religion Scientology are both crazy. Here's part of the transcript:
We are the authorities in getting people off drugs. We are the authorities on the mind. We are the authorities on improving conditions. Criminals, we can rehabilitate criminals. Way to happiness, we can bring peace and unite cultures, uh, that once you know these tools and you know that they work, it’s not good enough that I’m just (doing okay?)...Only Tom can make Scientology sound crazier than it already is. Anyway, watch the video above which is a mash up of the Tom Cruise Scientology video, a scene of Days of Thunder and a Will Smith interview! It's funny. Oh wait. Should I be even posting this on my blog? Hmmm. Hopefully the Scientologists and Tom won't come and get me for this. I really don't want Tom to jump on my couch. That's scary.
It is the time now. Now is the time, okay? It is, being a Scientologist, people are turning to you, so you better know it. You better know it, and if you don’t, you know, go (sound deleted, appears to be “fucking”) learn it. (Laughs) You know? But don’t pretend you know it and, or whatever. It’s like, we’re here to help. (cut)
If you’re a Scientologist, you see life, you see things the way that they are. In all its glory, you know, all of its complexity. Uh, the more you know as a Scientologist, you don’t become overwhelmed by it. (cut)