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06.26.2007
The German government is refusing to let the Tom Cruise film VALKYRIE shoot in its country because of the actor’s strong affiliation the Church of Scientology. I would hate to draw a comparison to another German instance of intolerance because they can’t even be measured on the same scale, but we’re all thinking it, right? They think, like most skeptics, that Scientology isn’t a religion at all, that it’s just a façade for making money. But is this really a reason to prohibit the filming of a major motion picture that would end up boosting their economy? And what about little Leni Fraulein, who’s had a Tom Cruise poster in her room since she was four years old, and finally, when she’s on the brink of catching a real-life glimpse of her idol, the German government goes ahead and snatches it away. I feel bad for Cruise. The guy gets so much slack for his beliefs and all he wants to do is make movies. Tsk, tsk.

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Extra Tidbit: Descendants of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, Cruise's character, disapprove of his casting for fear that he'll use the role to spread his Scientology beliefs. Really?!?!??
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4:20AM on 06/28/2007

BS

Tom Cruise and Scientology tend to irritate me, but this is still utterly retarded. Let the guy film his movies, they're usually decent at least. If you don't want to hear him be cooky, just change the channel when he's interviewing.
Tom Cruise and Scientology tend to irritate me, but this is still utterly retarded. Let the guy film his movies, they're usually decent at least. If you don't want to hear him be cooky, just change the channel when he's interviewing.
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4:20AM on 06/28/2007

BS

Tom Cruise and Scientology tend to irritate me, but this is still utterly retarded. Let the guy film his movies, they're usually decent at least. If you don't want to hear him be cooky, just change the channel when he's interviewing.
Tom Cruise and Scientology tend to irritate me, but this is still utterly retarded. Let the guy film his movies, they're usually decent at least. If you don't want to hear him be cooky, just change the channel when he's interviewing.
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4:20AM on 06/28/2007

BS

Tom Cruise and Scientology tend to irritate me, but this is still utterly retarded. Let the guy film his movies, they're usually decent at least. If you don't want to hear him be cooky, just change the channel when he's interviewing.
Tom Cruise and Scientology tend to irritate me, but this is still utterly retarded. Let the guy film his movies, they're usually decent at least. If you don't want to hear him be cooky, just change the channel when he's interviewing.
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10:53AM on 06/27/2007

What the fuck?

Preventing someone from making a movie based on their beliefs isn't a good thing, even if you disagree with their belief.

Pretty sad.
Preventing someone from making a movie based on their beliefs isn't a good thing, even if you disagree with their belief.

Pretty sad.
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8:09AM on 06/27/2007

Funny as

Funny as fuck
"Germany, like every other country we had to demolish to make it accept democracy..."
First of all, the UK gave the US its democracy.. Now if only someone could make the United States of America accept democracy!
Funny as fuck
"Germany, like every other country we had to demolish to make it accept democracy..."
First of all, the UK gave the US its democracy.. Now if only someone could make the United States of America accept democracy!
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1:37AM on 06/27/2007
This will be the day Jewish people actually remember Germany for the great thing they did. It "almost" makes me forget about the Holo-whachamacallit.

Germany: 1 Tom Cruise: -5 (Because it a uphill battle when your into Scientology.)
This will be the day Jewish people actually remember Germany for the great thing they did. It "almost" makes me forget about the Holo-whachamacallit.

Germany: 1 Tom Cruise: -5 (Because it a uphill battle when your into Scientology.)
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9:49PM on 06/26/2007
Great Job Germany. Just say no to Tom Cruise and that crazy cult. Because that is what it is. It's a cult.
Great Job Germany. Just say no to Tom Cruise and that crazy cult. Because that is what it is. It's a cult.
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9:02PM on 06/26/2007

Greatl, Wonderful, Exciting News

Tom Cruise is a brainwashed tool. I've said this many times and will say it again any roll Cruise has played could been made better by a number of actors. He is not necessarily talentless just very very replaceable in everything he does. I felt this way before crazy Tommy even came to fruition.

About Scientology......do some research on the "religion" and then get back with me about it not being a crazy cult that tears people's lives apart. There are organizations set up by
Tom Cruise is a brainwashed tool. I've said this many times and will say it again any roll Cruise has played could been made better by a number of actors. He is not necessarily talentless just very very replaceable in everything he does. I felt this way before crazy Tommy even came to fruition.

About Scientology......do some research on the "religion" and then get back with me about it not being a crazy cult that tears people's lives apart. There are organizations set up by ex-scientologists to help people rip themselves out of this cult. If you need entire organizations to help you get out of a "religion" something is wrong. Trust me, look it up! Especially the "fair game" policy. Ha, RELIGION, that's a joke.
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2:46PM on 06/26/2007
Ben, do you really think there are Tom Cruise fans in Germany? The german government did the right thing. Tom Cruise would use every movie he is in to spread his religious views.
Ben, do you really think there are Tom Cruise fans in Germany? The german government did the right thing. Tom Cruise would use every movie he is in to spread his religious views.
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2:15PM on 06/26/2007
So it's not okay to let one of the biggest stars in the world film a movie in the setting in which the story takes place, boosting the image of said country despite preconceived negative notions about it based on its history, but it's okay for Uwe Boll to come to Ameica to make shitty movies and mock 9/11? For shame, Germany. It's not even like Tom Cruise promotes the hell out of Scientology... when you think about it, it's mostly the press interrogating him about it and him just answering
So it's not okay to let one of the biggest stars in the world film a movie in the setting in which the story takes place, boosting the image of said country despite preconceived negative notions about it based on its history, but it's okay for Uwe Boll to come to Ameica to make shitty movies and mock 9/11? For shame, Germany. It's not even like Tom Cruise promotes the hell out of Scientology... when you think about it, it's mostly the press interrogating him about it and him just answering their questions. Jeez, now China is making Germany look bad because they were cool with him filming "M:I:3" there.
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2:14PM on 06/26/2007

Well done

I could care less if Germany refuses Tom to shoot a movie in their country. A bunch of people below said he gets shit for his beliefs and seperates his religious/personal life from work. While he doesnt do movies based on his personal life, the man does almost no interview without him freaking out about some aspect of it. Need we discuss couch-jumping or matt lauer hating (I dont even like Matt Lauer or the today show).

Scientology may be a religion based on definition (a very vague
I could care less if Germany refuses Tom to shoot a movie in their country. A bunch of people below said he gets shit for his beliefs and seperates his religious/personal life from work. While he doesnt do movies based on his personal life, the man does almost no interview without him freaking out about some aspect of it. Need we discuss couch-jumping or matt lauer hating (I dont even like Matt Lauer or the today show).

Scientology may be a religion based on definition (a very vague definition) but it should hardly be counted. After doing some brief study of it, there is much to be questioned and critiqued. This is saying something when you are looking at a fact-less religion. (not a fan of any religion, but Scientology takes the cake). So when he stops doing interviews calling other people ignorant (haha ironic) and stupid, then maybe he will be allowed to make this movie.
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12:33PM on 06/26/2007
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That's absolutely f*cking hilarious! Oh, man, that just made my day ...
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That's absolutely f*cking hilarious! Oh, man, that just made my day ...
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10:32AM on 06/26/2007
Germany, like every other country we had to demolish to make it accept democracy, has the God-given right to tell crazy Tom Cruise and his nutty goofball, there's a little man in a volcanic pit now give me my money so you can meet him religion to go straight to hell if it damn well wants to. Good for Germany. And just look at this picture. This guy is NOT playing Hitler!? Come on! Grow some cahones you little runt.
Germany, like every other country we had to demolish to make it accept democracy, has the God-given right to tell crazy Tom Cruise and his nutty goofball, there's a little man in a volcanic pit now give me my money so you can meet him religion to go straight to hell if it damn well wants to. Good for Germany. And just look at this picture. This guy is NOT playing Hitler!? Come on! Grow some cahones you little runt.
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10:07AM on 06/26/2007

I believe in the universe.

Oh for God's sake....Let the man believe in whatever he wants. He's Tom fucking Cruise!!! So he won't go to a shrink in Germany. Big fucking deal.
Their loss!
Oh for God's sake....Let the man believe in whatever he wants. He's Tom fucking Cruise!!! So he won't go to a shrink in Germany. Big fucking deal.
Their loss!
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6:57AM on 06/26/2007

bleh

I agree that Germany is missing out on such an opportunity to have a big studio budget film be shot in their country. Yes, I agree fully that it would mean that they walk away with bank if they allowed Cruise to shoot. But, it is so sad that they are refusing to allow Cruise and production to shoot a film because of his beliefs. It's not as if he is going to their country to convert people into his religion. He's not some Jehovah's Witness knocking at your door spouting L. Ron Hubbard's
I agree that Germany is missing out on such an opportunity to have a big studio budget film be shot in their country. Yes, I agree fully that it would mean that they walk away with bank if they allowed Cruise to shoot. But, it is so sad that they are refusing to allow Cruise and production to shoot a film because of his beliefs. It's not as if he is going to their country to convert people into his religion. He's not some Jehovah's Witness knocking at your door spouting L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics in your face. The guy is just filming a movie. He's boosting some money into your country as well as employing the locals. What more do you want? If they are worried about how other countries portray their history, culture, and it's peoples, they shouldn't talk! I live in Germany and when I watch German television, they depict other country's and it's peoples in a stereotypical manner as well. So, it's ok for them to make fun of other people but they won't allow someone like Cruise to portray a historical figure in their history. Makes no sense. It is to my knowledge that any where you go in the world, the people will always have some assumption of what other people and their cultures are like. They will always have some sort of accuracy and inaccuracies to their interpretations. But, you don't see anyone making a big stink of it. This world can be politically incorrect when it tries so hard to be politically correct.
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5:45AM on 06/26/2007

Red for story, green for Ben

WOW...*claps hands* I'm impressed, Ben! There are so few people out there who agree that how celebrities like Tom Cruise live THEIR lives is entirely THEIR deal. Separating life from work - I'm quite impressed!

And yako, Scientology is only "wrong" in people's opinions, not in fact. I wouldn't know what kinds of things they do, because I kiiiiind of, um, don't "practice" it, and thus would know the kinds of details that you do which justify your statement about it having "wrong sides."
WOW...*claps hands* I'm impressed, Ben! There are so few people out there who agree that how celebrities like Tom Cruise live THEIR lives is entirely THEIR deal. Separating life from work - I'm quite impressed!

And yako, Scientology is only "wrong" in people's opinions, not in fact. I wouldn't know what kinds of things they do, because I kiiiiind of, um, don't "practice" it, and thus would know the kinds of details that you do which justify your statement about it having "wrong sides." I'm sure you're much more in the know, however, so good for you.

TOM CRUISE RULES!!
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4:45AM on 06/26/2007

What?!

C'mon Ben, you write like you belong to Scientology yourself. Everybody (well, educated) knows that Scientology has really wrong sides. In fact, I'd rather compare Scientology to Nazis than the other way around!
C'mon Ben, you write like you belong to Scientology yourself. Everybody (well, educated) knows that Scientology has really wrong sides. In fact, I'd rather compare Scientology to Nazis than the other way around!
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