Now that Tom Cruise is out and proud (about his Scientology!), he is giving others the strength they need to pick up that pen and write some well-considered rebuttals to the poisonous libel that is swirling around in the media:
I actually can’t get enough of the new Tom Cruise and love watching him come alive for the rest of us instead of living a sheltered life that none of us get to see…I would bet money that his attack of psychiatry and its multibillion-dollar industry is what is stirring all of this up…Maybe Tom just decided that saving humanity from this fraud was worth any amount of stone throwing. There have been a few throughout history who have had to stand up to the wrongheaded mobs of their day and try and put things right. Go, Tom, go!
Scientology recognizes the plight of man on this planet, and [Scientology founder, L.] Ron [Hubbard] sought to provide simple and workable answers to help man out of his spiral into the mud by providing a means to solve his basic problems…He gave a means to help criminals stop being criminals and most of all a technology of clearing one’s self of upsets, misemotion and problems that have always plagued man through the auditing processes.
Is he talking about taxes? These letters were written in response to Salon.com’s “Summer of Scientology” series, which is giving us the “why” for what we know already: Scientology is full of crazies. Granted, it’s easy to make fun of people (especially Scientologists) who write crank letters, so I will let the correspondents speak for themselves.