Cruise is Scientology?s ?Christ?!
The actor has risen from just another Scientology follower, to one of the most powerful members of the Church.Updated: Jan 23, 2007 17:17 IST
The reason why Tom Cruise is so vocal about the controversial Church of Scientology is because he has reportedly told by its leaders that he is the ‘messiah’ who has been chosen to spread the religion’s message.
Cruise, who has been one of the most vocal supporters of Scientology, has risen from just another follower, to one of the most powerful members of the Church.
A source revealed that the reason Cruise was so powerful within the Church was because he has reportedly been told that he has been chosen to be the religion’s “Christ”.
"Tom has been told he is Scientology's Christ-like figure," The Sun quoted the source, as saying.
As for why Cruise has been dubbed the “Christ” of Scientology, well that’s because the leaders of the religion believe that like the founder of Christianity, though at the present moment he often draws flack for his opinions and espousing Scientology’s views, they are certain that “future generations” will see how much truth there is to what the actor says.
"Like Christ, he's been criticised for his views. But future generations will realise he was right," the source added.
The Mission Impossible star became a Scientologist after being introduced to the religion by first wife Mimi Rogers back in 1990. Since then it has been claimed that Cruise belongs to one of the highest echelons of the "Church of Scientology" known as "Operating Thetan Seven" or OT-VII.
It has also been suggested that Cruise's increasing willingness to talk openly about Scientology may be a reflection of his high standing in the Church.
First Published: Jan 23, 2007 17:17 IST