July 2, 2012
I am grateful for Marsha . ( Regional manager) Marsha works so hard. She’s always a professional and I enjoy her as a friend. We are going to the spa before the San Antonio anniversary!
OK TOMKATE. Yes Katie Holmes filed for divorce. Tom Cruise has been married 3 times. His first wife Mimi Rodgers said that they divorced because there was no intimacy. ( nice word for they never had sex) The guy is gay and he is so immersed in this Scientology stuff that Katie Holmes had to break away from him. Supposedly there is a support network in scientolgy that helps gay men turn straight. Obviously it didnt work for John Travolta and I doubt it will work for Tom Cruise. These guys are already big stars, why not just come out?
These are my personal opinions . I catogorize Scientology in the aame category as Mormonism.
The Church of Scientology is one of the most controversial new religious movements to have arisen in the 20th century. It has often been described as a cult that financially defrauds and abuses its members, charging exorbitant fees for its spiritual services. The Church of Scientology has consistently used litigation against such critics, and its aggressiveness in pursuing its foes has been condemned as harassment.Further controversy has focused on Scientology’s belief that souls (“thetans”) reincarnate and have lived on other planets before living on Earth, and that some of the related teachings are not revealed to practitioners until they have paid thousands of dollars to the Church of Scientology.
The founding of Mormon:
Smith said he found the plates on September 22, 1823 at a hill near his home in Manchester, New York after an angel directed him to a buried stone box. Smith said the angel at first prevented him from taking the plates, but instructed him to return to the same location in a year. In September, 1827, on his fourth annual attempt to retrieve the plates, Smith returned home with a heavy object wrapped in a frock, which he then put in a box. Though he allowed others to heft the box, he said that the angel had forbidden him to show the plates to anyone until they had been translated from their original “reformed Egyptian” language. Smith dictated a translation using a seer stone in the bottom of a hat, which he placed over his face to view the words written within the stone. Smith published the translation in 1830 as the Book of Mormon.
Really. One religion was started by a science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard. You have to pay the church to be enlightened . And since you really are an alien from another planet your payment helps you to become closer to your true roots.
Joseph Smith the founder of the Mormon religion. Claims to have translated religious plates by using a stone placed on his head. Come on people. I mean really?
I wont even get into Mitt Romney.
The other side. If believing that paying a church to find your alien self makes you happy! So be it! Good for you. And if believing that some guy could read rocks , dictate rules that guide you ( men can take many wives) and that Mormonism is the only true form of Christianinty helps you sleep at night. Good for you.