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Cruise v. Christ

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It's been widely reported this weekend that Tom Cruise is the "Jesus Christ of Scientology." Indeed, church leader David Miscavige told a UK paper:

"Tom has been told he's Scientology's Christ-like figure.... Like Christ, he's been criticised for his views. But future generations will realise he was right."

Without getting ideological, not only do we doubt that Jesus ever got down in his tighty-whities to Bob Seger, we're pretty sure that Tom Cruise left the planet after dunking daddy's Porsche 928 into Lake Michigan in Risky Business.

But MSNBC's Keith Olbermann gives T.C. a shot v. J.C. in tonight's midnight movie.