Posted by Jason Lee at 1cust116.tnt1.red-bank.nj.da.uu.net on March 31, 2001 at 03:19:56:
In Reply to: What's the appeal of Scientology for actors? posted by Ezekial24 on March 31, 2001 at 02:49:43:
I'm usually very cool about talking openly about my personal beliefs,
etc...but, no offense, I think you may have gone a bit too far here.
Again, I'm always open, but to tell me to take whatever path I wish to
take safely is a warning that I do not need. I'm not in any way
questioning your intentions, I'm merely saying it's not needed. I
started studying Scientology years before I became an actor.
Scientology isn't just a "Hollywood religion", it's worldwide, and not
just for actors. I don't feel that actors are being pulled into it because
they are actors. People find Scientology, and if it works for them,
great, but if not, fine. It's for each person to decide what is real or right
for them, and what is not. This is the case with every religion, belief,
etc.... Now, as for Lisa McPherson, I personally don't know what
happened with that, as I'm sure you don't either. We read about
things and hear about things all the time, but what is real or actual
truth cannot always be discovered or known through the media, etc...
You know how that goes. If you really look at it, we live in a pretty
fucked up world, so for people to have religion that actually works for
them is a pretty cool thing. I do appreciate your interest and
understand that your intentions were not at all bad, or malicious.
BRODIE IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )
It seems like every actor that gets remotely famous gets into
Scientology, I really don't understand it. Sure if you chose a
religion/belief because you feel it is right for you after investigation
then kudos, yet it seems like a secret society is going on ("hold it
sir/maam, you made 3 films? yep ok your in, read Diantetics & here's
your E-meter") in Hollywood.
: I can respect other's beliefs, but from what I've seen Scientology can
be dangerous (Lisa McPherson - see link, and on a lesser degree
Tom & Nicole).
: This message is for Jason Lee only, whatever path you chose
Jason just do it safely dude, and if after clicking on the link below you
feel comfortable being a Scientologist then kudos to you, but at least
read Lisa's unfortunate story and see if it in any way compares to your
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