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An Open Letter to Tom Cruise

Dear Tom Cruise,

Recently I have been troubled by your remarks on mental health. This includes, but is not limited to the disparaging comments towards Brooke Shields and Matt Lauer. As somebody who has suffered from bipolar disorder for many years, I can say in absolute confidence that my medication helps me. And yes, I have taken vitamins and practiced yoga, neither of which has worked. Thankfully, I am no longer looking over my shoulder or hearing random voices, and I have both psychology and psychiatry to thank for that.

I do not condemn your viewpoint wholeheartedly, Tom. After all, Ritalin and Adderall are prescribed way to often and ADD is overly diagnosed. I will grant you this. However, the tone of your beliefs are way out of line, especially since you will never experience postpartum depression.

As appealing as Scientology may be from an outsider looking in, more people need to know the truth about what your people stand for. You are a bunch of cult members who follow the teachings of a compulsive liar, and while you sleep, the layman Scientologists are being tortured and brainwashed like concentration camp prisoners. Dianetics is more of a pseudoscience that psychiatry and it merely borrows aspects of psychology and scratches the surface of mankind’s problems. One more thing I will grant you is that the multimedia on the Dianetics website is amazing. But you will just have to excuse me if the theory of extraterrestrials possessing our souls is hard to swallow. Plus, I also know that if I have a tumor, I should have it checked out by a doctor and not submit to a cockamamie personality test.

Please do not be offended by my skepticism, Mr. Cruise. I respect your “religion” even though the thought of an alien named Xenu dropping an H-bomb on our planet makes me chuckle just a little bit. But keep in mind that the ideas of retrieving divine knowledge from a stone, a burning bush, and a man claiming to be the son of God also brings me to laughter. You have crossed a fine line with your fallacious arguments and self-righteousness. In summary, you are dangerous to those afflicted by mental illness and I am simply grateful to live a stable life. It’s just too bad that I can’t be more complementary of L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology, Dianetics, or “Battlefield Earth”.

Jack Freedman, on behalf of 20% of America

CC: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Lisa Marie Presley, Isaac Hayes, Juliette Lewis, Giovanni Ribisi, Kelly Preston, Jenna Elfman, Jason Lee, and Greta Van Susteren.



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