Thursday, July 10, 2008
So immediately after Nicole Kidman's baby news became public, apparently Tom Cruise called her and sent her enough flowers to fill her entire hospital room. To me that seems kind of nice except if you decide to be cynical and critical about the whole thing which is basically what I do, so lets get started.
Now, I admit that I know next to nothing about Scientology and their practices, but from what I have read, isn't Nicole Kidman considered to be an SP? In other words, isn't she a person who Tom is supposed to never talk to again, or until at least Xenu comes back and gives him a bj? I mean there must be some cutoff right?
Anyway, so Tom violated whatever rules Scientology has about that thing. I was under the impression that is the reason that her kids never get to see her either. Since they are Scientology and she left Scientology without doing what it is you are supposed to do to leave, they can't have anything to do with her.
From what I've heard and read, if someone else in the "Church" did this they would be in huge trouble and hooked up to the e-meter or be forced to watch Battlefield Earth and Far And Away on a continuous loop until they begged for someone to kill them. So, how come Tom Cruise just gets to ignore the rules? It doesn't seem right to know that people have been punished and separated from their families because they are SP, but Tom can call her, send her flowers and do so with impunity.
So, while I appreciate the gesture of sending flowers because it was not done with publicity in mind, it is offset by the fact that he did something that every other person in Scientology would be punished for and he isn't.