A beautiful but aimless poet falls for a boring chemistry research assistant with hot career prospects. Their semi-mutual friends stumble and fake their way through various feats of academic prowess. Featuring such hit songs as “There Must be a Way to Read Three Books a Day,” “Can I Date on this Stipend?” and “Don’t Diss my Dissertation!”
If you’re not sure Tom Cruise is crazy, check out his interview expressing his hope to “create a new reality… with enough love, compassion, and toughness.” I miss Jesus already. (Helpful explanations of his jargon here.)
Yet Scientology is part of the larger movement of transhumanism, and they’re not even the craziest ones in the movement. Not to be confused with transsexuality, which this is not the place to discuss, transhumanists hope to incorporate advances in technology and “spirituality” to become immortal, post-human entities (and sometimes cyborgs).
I originally entitled this post “Science Fiction + religion – God = 😦 ” but changed when I realized that some might infer atheist non-cult-members, many of whose views I greatly respect, as being lumped along with self-theist psychos. I value dialog with people of other beliefs, but even I have my limits and and some point have to cry, “Dude, that’s loco!”
Worship someone, please, but not your future self.
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Tags: crazies, cults, futurism, science fiction, scientology, tom cruise, transhumanism, transhumanists
If a picture speaks a thousand words… I don’t know what this one is saying.
Have you ever googled some zany combination like “Jesus Elvis”? This is what I got.
I can’t claim to understand the whole Elvis phenomenon. Now I can claim to understand it even less.
Nearly beloved, we are bothered here today for the disjoining of this couple from the state of holey martyrmony.
If anyone has any reasons why this couple should not have been joined, speak now, but you should have spoken sooner!
[time for airing of grievances]
Do you [insert name] reject [insert name] in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, from this day forth? If so, please say: hell, yeah.
Love is patient. Love is kind. Love keeps no record of wrongs. But what’s love got to do with it?
You may now diss the bride.