Let's get a bit of perspective here ok?
I agree Scientology sounds a bit cooky and out there, but look at any Religion and there is stuff that sounds just friggin hilarious. Mary had a baby without sex? Jonah was swallowed by a whale? Noah's Ark? The garden of Eden? An omnipotent God who has always been and always will be?
Beliefs that are accepted without much criticism in a dominant Christian culture, but that could be looked upon from outside as insane.
So, call Cruise a nut if you must (by all means he might be) but let's not get too high and mighty. People believe in different things.
What I have noticed is Tom atleast has good intentions. He is trying to speak out against things he doesn't believe in (referring to medication of rittalin etc) trying to make a change for the better.
Is this an actors place to be doing that, speaking about things that are outside his field? No. But atleast he's trying to express his opinion in an effort to help others according to his opinion. Basically a Jehovah's witness for Scientologists.
So, my conclusion is Tom may be a nut, he may be brainwashing Katie, but if he was Christian and speaking about these things he would be celebrated, where as he is now being demonized.
BY no means am I supporting Scientology, let's just get that straight.