Posted by roadking95th
Just sounded like a man who was passionate about his "religion." No more goofy than some I've seen from Christians, Muslims, Jews, and Atheists.
Do I believe Scientologists views? No. But I don't like to criticize others personal beliefs unless they are attacking mine.
I think this goes a little beyond being passionate and goes into the realm of being a brainwashed zealot. That kind of religious behavior has always interested me though. I never could understand how people can get so brainwashed and into something, whether it is religion, a martial art, their job, whatever. Just to clarify things here, I didn't write those comments in italics. They are copied from the sites hosting the video.
I mean, I am a man of faith, but it's a private thing to me. I also don't claim to be unique or special regarding it. Some of the stuff Tom is saying is claiming just that. I don't get it (for any religion)
As for attacking personal beliefs, the thing that also interests me about Scientology is that the "attacks" about the belief system, in many cases are secondary to their behavior.
Scientology is really secretive and gets really defensive when a neutral third party (like a news agency) tries to find out more about the organization. Why do they act like that? I mean, it's not like the Vatican is trying to dig up dirt to discredit their religion. In fact, I don't think I have ever heard or read anything from the Vatican regarding Scientology.
I watched the BBC Documentary called Scientology and Me. It was very interesting. I tried to find the Scientology rebuttal (I think it was called the BBC and Me) to see the other side, but couldn't find it.
Another thing, almost exactly what Svar said, I find it amazing that this guy claimed that Scientology was made up to make money and people still buy into it.
Most if not all religions have some sort of blood on their hands and/or skeletons in their closet. It's interesting to learn about those