Exactly. Everyone likes to point at Tom Cruise but that is just because he is the funniest one on the lists. But then he has always been over-excited and childish. People used to think it was cute but now they dont and they try to blame scientology for it.
But the rest of the lists at the hate-sites that track scientology? The ones they dont like to mention here? Movie and TV stars of course like Seinfield, Kristie Allen, Jennifer Aspen, Will Smith, Christopher Reeve (Superman), Anne Archer, Emelio Estevez, Laura Prepon (Donna on thats 70's show). Also musicians such as Edgar Winters, Julia Migenes, Mark Isham, Nicky Hopkins, Chick Corea, Beck. And CEOs like Sky Dayton the founder and Chairman of the Board of EarthLink, Doug Dohring the ex-owner of Neopets, James Packer now the 2nd richest man in Australia. Not to mention award winning directors, and scientists with major patents, or even congressmen.
Now consider 2 possibilities. The things you see posted here about aliens and brainwashing has worked on all of these people and millions of others in 162 countries. Or they actually are smart and have had some experience that the "I heard" crowd here hasnt had. (sometimes the posts I see here makes me giggle about who is actually being brainwashed).
Edited: Most of the reasons people list here for it being crazy I can totally agree with. That would be crazy if I thought it was part of scientology.
Edited again: Most of the scientology centers I know of are near colleges and military bases (I took some of their courses while I was in the military). Most of the people I met were college students, faculty, or military. Not exactly rich, or celebs, or stupid.
Im an ex-scientologist. 99% of what I see posted about it here is crap IMHO