Personal note: I actually read Dianetics when I was an idiot college freshman. Here's a snappy quote from its author to his flock:
"You can't be shot for what you have done, you can only be shot for what you haven't told us." --L. Ron HubbardI'm just as guilty as anyone else of seeing Tom Cruise as (at best) a somewhat silly man who landed a fluffy-headed little lovestruck girl for his bride, or (at worst) a real, certifiable weirdo with delusions of grandeur.
It's worse than that. If you read nothing else about Scientology, read this. Screw religious tolerance...these people are criminals. The German government was dead-bang on when it declared these freaks to be a cult, and its former celebrity members are now starting to make their stories known.
Xenu.net is to Scientology what ExpelledExposed.com is to Creationism. Check them both out.