From Matt Houghton (@ Digitalspy.co.uk) and as reprinted in the China Daily:
Tom Cruise has been named the new "Christ" of Scientology, according to the leaders of the religion.Abraham. Buddha. Jesus. Muhammad. Cruise?
The Mission: Impossible star has reportedly been told that he has been chosen to spread the word of his faith throughout the world.
Leader David Miscavige believes that in the future Cruise will be revered like Jesus for his work in propagating the religion.
A source told The Sun, "Tom has been told he is Scientology's Christ-like figure. Like Christ, he's been criticised for his views. But future generations will realise he was right."
Okay, I'll refrain from making anymore of my usual cynical, ironic, sarcastic comments. This is one case where I don't think I need to as it all just speaks for itself.