Somehow, Tom Cruise managed to make Scientology even weirder - 2008-01-17

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F0.png Somehow, Tom Cruise managed to make Scientology even weirder January 17, 2008, Jonathan Kay, Blog, National Post

But perhaps the weirdest part of it all is that Hubbard himself -- a paranoid megalomaniac and sci-fi writer who cobbled the roots of Scientology together out of eastern mythology, utopian futurism, and his own eccentric phobias and schoolboy's love of campy sci-fi neologisms -- was able to attract followers despite being quite plain about the mercantile side. A quote of his from a 1980 Reader's Digest article sums it up: "If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion."


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