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Tom Discusses His Faith
Oprah: Do you feel that you come under attack unnecessarily because of your beliefs in Scientology?

Tom: I think that you look at it and you go, "Okay, I understand the interest in it." It's a minority religion. And I think that sometimes people misinterpret.


Oprah: Is there a way, then, that you can summarize and describe what Scientology is so that people can understand what it is?

Tom: ... I think the best thing is for people to read about it themselves.

Oprah: So you're not out to convert everybody else. You know, I've read that you—both you and John Travolta—had personally tried to convert me to Scientology, and I want to say, "Well, whenever they did I must have missed that meeting."


Tom: I know, I know. ... [If] someone wants to know about it, they should just go and read about it themselves. That's the best way to do it.

Oprah: Well, sitting up here, I don't know what a Scientologist believes, or is there a belief in God or a higher power?

Tom: Absolutely, I believe in God. ... There is no way you can be up here [in the Rocky Mountains] and think that there isn't a God.
FROM: Exclusive: From His Telluride Home: The Tom Cruise Interview
Published on May 29, 2008


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