Will Smith: Scientology Is Like The Bible
January 16, 2008
Yikes. Is Will Smith a Scientologist?
From the Huffington Post:
“I’ve studied Buddhism and Hinduism and I’ve studied Scientology through Tom. And nobody’s saying anything different! Look, I use the Bible to explain the ideas of God, and life, and love, and relationships, and the life of Jesus Christ to teach my children how to defend their spirit. But in all of the experiences I’ve had with Tom [Cruise] and Scientology, like, 98 percent of the principles are identical to the principles of the Bible. The Bible says, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And you know, there’s a Scientology principle: Do not create experiences for others that they cannot comfortably perceive.” Smith would rather stroll many paths to enlightenment than commit to one high road. “The Bible talks about your spirit being immortal, that you were created for existence beyond your physical body. Well, that’s no different from Scientology! I don’t think that because the word someone uses for spirit is thetan that the definition becomes any different.”
Hmm, maybe he’s not, but “98 percent of the principles are identical to the principles of the Bible”? What about their anti-psychology campaigning? Or the Fair Game Law for Suppressive Persons and the secrecy surrounding their weirder beliefs? Good grief.
But that was lat year. More recently there is the claim that he was shilling free personality tests at the wrap party for his upcoming movie Hancock.
Oh well, only time will tell. At least he hates Hitler.