Friday 19 October 2018

Faithful friends, cult followers and the stars who didn't show

There was no trace of Hollywood glitz as Dublin's new Scientology Centre opened its doors, writes Donal Lynch

Celebrity Scientologist Tom Cruise. Photo: AFP/Getty
Celebrity Scientologist Tom Cruise. Photo: AFP/Getty
Donal Lynch

Donal Lynch

The rumour, spreading like wildfire up and down the Firhouse Road, was that the actual Tom Cruise had shown up at the opening of the new Scientology Centre in Dublin on Saturday afternoon.

Or, if not the Cruiser, then maybe they'd beamed down John Travolta, the public speculated.

And surely if either had waved over the barriers, the mass of gathered reporters would have politely stopped referring to Scientology as a cult, accepted they can't handle the truth, and meekly submitted their brains and wallets for evaluation.

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