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Tom Cruise As Your Psychiatrist Is Like Hello Kitty As Your Super Bowl Coach

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Scientology's Hollywood Boulevard anti-psychiatry museum

Forget psychiatry! Do as Scientology says, and combat schizophrenia with vitamins! You might stab your mother 77 times, but at least you won't be contributing to an ancient alien civilization's plot to drug and enslave humanity!

On March 13, 2003, Jeremy Perkins, a 28 year old untreated schizophrenic, stabbed his mother Elli 77 times. She bled to death on her bedroom floor. Jeremy is currently being held at Rochester Psychiatric Center, having been found not responsible for Elli's murder by reason of mental disease or defect.

Perkins, his mother and father, his sister, and her husband are all members of the Church of Scientology, a group that believes modern psychiatric medicine derives from an ancient alien civilization's plot to drug and enslave humanity. Scientologists like Tom Cruise vehemently and publicly oppose the pharmacological treatment of mental illness. Unfortunately, Scientology's own brand of therapy, called "auditing", is worthless.

Elli Perkins was a senior auditor (counselor) at the Church of Scientology of Buffalo, New York. Her son-in-law, Jeff Carlson, is the Executive Director of that church. Jeremy himself had taken Scientology courses there, and was even flown out to Los Angeles to join Scientology's paramilitary Sea Organization, although he was promptly sent back home due to his mental problems.

After consulting a Scientologist osteopath, Dr. Conrad Maulfair, Elli was treating Jeremy with vitamins, which he disliked. Within hours of Elli's murder, which occurred on L. Ron Hubbard's birthday, the Church of Scientology initiated a crash cover-up to hide its connections to the case. Jeremy's family has since "disconnected" from him, per Scientology policy. This web site reveals Scientology's true role in the death of Elli Perkins and the destruction of Jeremy's life.

Hmmm. Maybe it's people who believe in Scientology who are a little...not quite right in the head? On the other hand, maybe they're just dumb.

Just a thought: If you think the practices of Scientology are creepy and awful, maybe you shouldn't contribute to a big draw for them -- Their Celebrity Center -- by viewing movies and TV shows starring prominent actor Scientologists?

Posted by aalkon at March 21, 2006 5:14 AM

Comments

I doubt that a boycott of Scientology actors would do much to undermine Scientology itself - but if anyone can show me credible evidence to the contrary, I'll be first to sign up.

Besides, I want to support the South Park producers for their Scientology episode (and humorous reaction when Comedy Central pulled the rerun), even though they did employ Scientologist Isaac Hayes until he quit with a hypocritical excuse (saying he didn't like their skewering of religion - which he didn't have a problem with until it was HIS religion). http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-isaachayesleavingsouthpark,0,7327949.story?coll=zap-news-headlines

But what I would like to do is start a campaign to get the IRS to reverse its decision that Scientology qualifies as a "religion" (a position they were essentially blackmailed into). Or at the very least, get them to rescind the unique Scientologist privilege of being able to deduct their "religious courses" as a charitable contribution - a perk provided to no other religion.

Posted by: Melissa at March 22, 2006 3:19 PM

Hello Kitty is my co-pilot.

Posted by: Lena at March 22, 2006 3:53 PM

Lena writes:

Hello Kitty is my co-pilot.

God WAS my co-pilot, but we crashed in the mountains, so I had to eat him.

Posted by: Patrick at March 23, 2006 3:56 AM

Melissa writes:

I doubt that a boycott of Scientology actors would do much to undermine Scientology itself - but if anyone can show me credible evidence to the contrary, I'll be first to sign up.

My sister and I are boycotting Tom Cruise. Not directly because of his religion, but because he's a pompous, self-righteous asshole. Specifically for his attacks on Brooke Shields for taking Paxil for her post-partum depression. Cruise, next time, if there is a next time, mind your own damned business. When YOU have the children, and YOU have post-partum depression, THEN you can decide how YOU'RE going to deal with post-partum depression. And if vitamin therapy and exercise work for you, by all means, praise the method to the skies! Encourage others to follow it. But you will NEVER have the right to make the decision for someone else.

Fortunately for him, he got rid of his dumbass sister as his publicist, and found someone better able to keep him on a leash, and keep him from making an idiot of himself. (A full-time job right there.)

Posted by: Patrick at March 23, 2006 4:04 AM

Funniest thing I heard about the South Park brouhaha is that Viacom should have taken Cruise up on his threat, given how well his publicity tour for War of the Worlds worked. Between jumping on Oprah's couch and arguing with Matt Lauer about who was more knowledgable about medicine, he got us all focusing on the movie, didn't he?

Posted by: Melissa at March 23, 2006 12:27 PM

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